So, this blog was supposed to be my resolution for 2016, but that didn’t happen so I will try again for 2017. In the meantime, fell four short of 2015’s number to 57. But I also found it NOT to be a stellar movie year overall. There were a few I would have like to see, but the timing just didn’t work (Sully, BFG) but also more than a handful that I was expecting to enjoy much more than I did, and more than a few that I wish I could have my 90+ minutes of life back (Hail, Caesar! SUCKED). And if anyone could explain Arrival to me, I would appreciate it, because it was like the first 45 minutes of 2001: A Space Odyssey when your’e thinking “WTF is going on here?” …. and that was the whole film.
Vintage Note: Seeing Labyrinth (TWICE even!!) and Never Ending Story on the big screen was great, but seeing Phantasm (the movie that started my love of good horror flicks) for the first time on the big screen since I was 14 was WICKED!!!
Favorite Film: Hands down, Deadpool. I can watch it from any point that I catch it at now on cable, and it both cracks me up and amazes me every time for how “in your FACE, Hollywood” it is. This is the movie that you get to make when the studio is the one begging. The opening credits were LITERALLY just the beginning. Oh yeah … Ryan Reynolds …. nuff said.
Close Second: Rogue One. Quite possibly the best one in the whole series. Loved it.
Worst besides Hail, Caesar!: Tarzan. There are times when a GORGEOUS shirtless man can save a movie. This is NOT one of them. Not even on mute.
The 2016 List:
|Norm of the North||C-|
|Eddie the Eagle||A-|
|Whiskey Tango Foxtrot||C-|
|10 Cloverfiled Lane||C-|
|Batman vs Superman||B|
|Everybody Wants Some||A-|
|My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2||B+|
|The Huntsman: Winter’s War||C-|
|Hello, My Name is Doris||C-|
|The Jungle Book||B+|
|The Nice Guys||A-|
|Alice Through the Looking Glass||C-|
|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows||B|
|Now You See Me 2||B|
|Independence Day: Resurgence||B|
|The Legend of Tarzan||D|
|Secret Life of Pets||A+|
|Star Trek: Beyond||A|
|Miss Peregrin’s Home for Peculiar Children||A+|
|Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them||A|
|Manchester By The Sea||C|
|Office Christmas Party||B+|
|La La Land||B-|
|Edge of Seventeen||B+|