Movie Power Rankings: ‘Fast & Furious 7’ races past ‘Veronica Mars’ and superheroes

After a brief break for the holidays, Movie Power Rankings is back, and more powerful than ever. This week, “Fast & Furious 7” is back on top after Universal, director James Wan and writer Chris Morgan have revealed that they’ve figured out a way to feature the late Paul Walker in the seventh installment. His character of Brian O’Conner will effectively be retired from the gang in “Fast 7,” but Vin Diesel and the others will be able to continue the lucrative franchise. Let’s hope that Walker is given an appropriate and memorable send-off in the film. 

As for the rest of this week’s list…      

January 10, 2014

1. “Fast & Furious 7”
Fans will get to say goodbye to Brian O’Conner. 

2. “Veronica Mars”
The first trailer for the belated movie spin-off of the millennial cult show is out. Now you can see where your money went.
3. “Amazing Spider-Man 2”
An action-packed New Year’s Eve teaser shows more of Jamie Foxx as Electro, plus blink-and-you’ll-miss-’em appearances by Rhino (Paul Giamatti) and Green Goblin (Dane DeHaan). 
4. “Guardians of the Galaxy”
Meet the Guardians in the newest photo from Marvel’s crazy-looking upcoming space superhero movie.
5. “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Martin Scorsese’s controversial black comedy led this year’s WGA nominees, alongside “Lone Survivor,” “Dallas Buyers Club” and others. 
6. “Inside Llewyn Davis”
The Coens Brothers’ acclaimed folk music drama won key awards from the NFSC, while Jennifer Lawrence and James Franco were among the honored performers. 
7. “Frozen” 
The animated Disney film was a holiday hit, and will cross the magical $300 million this week.
8. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”
New images from the Marvel sequel reveal a closer look at Cap’s new suit and his platonic pal Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson).
9. “Exodus”
Take a look at Christian Bale as Moses in the upcoming biblical epic from director Ridley Scott (“Gladiator,” “Prometheus”). We would follow him anywhere. 
10. “The Raid 2”
The sequel to the bone-crunching hit is adding car chases and subway fights to its arsenal, as seen in this operatic new trailer.

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