Well the Oscars have come and gone and I’m still bitter Arrival wasn’t named best picture. But the good news is the summer movie season is fast approaching. In fact, apparently it starts in March now with Logan this week and King Kong next week. If only actual summer started in March…
It’s Oscar season again and I’m wildly unprepared to make these selections. Seriously, I’ve seen hardly any of these movies. None of them really interest me all that much. But I made it through college by mostly guessing so I have no doubts it’ll work here. Besides I went 14/18 on my picks last year. So obviously if you are betting in Vegas, bet on my picks. And share the money please.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a movie so completely average. Not good, not terrible. Just exists. Kind of like this blog.
Jack Reacher Never Go Back is the sequel to the underrated Jack Reacher. This time Reacher must work to unravel a conspiracy and save a fellow solider from being framed. Or something like that. It’s kind of hard to follow to be honest.
Mel Gibson may be crazy, but he directs a fantastic true story account in this one.
Hacksaw Ridge is the true story of Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield), an army medic who saved many lives during the Battle of Okinawa despite refusing to pick up a weapon.
Whoops. Saw this like a week ago and forgot to review it. But here we go, a little late.
Well it’s January, and it’s an M. Night Shyamalan movie. So this was just a recipe for disaster… right? Right??
Split follows 3 teenage girls who are abducted by a man, played by James McAvoy, who suffers dissociative identity disorder. He has 23 different personalities that all play a role in his life and in his actions, with a very dangerous 24th personality coming to light.
Very few movies leave me speechless. This one did.
Patriots Day is the story of the bombing of the Boston Marathon in 2013. It follows several people involved in the bombing and the extensive manhunt that followed.
Well after looking back at the best and the worst of 2016, it’s time to look ahead at the movies I am most anticipating in 2017. I must note that I’m notoriously bad at this apparently since only 4 of the movies on last year’s list made my top 10 list at the end of the year. 3 of them actually made the top 10 worst list. Here’s to better luck this year. Most of these are blockbusters due to the fact those are the movies we tend to know about further in advance. Spoiler alert: Fifty Shades of whatever comes next in that awful series is not anywhere on here.
Well, another year is in the books. So before 2017 gets into full swing, lets look back at the best movies of 2016, in my opinion of course. Before we get started, make sure to check out this list’s opposite, the Top 10 Worst Movies of 2016. Keep in mind, as always with lists like this, my original review and rating is only part of what goes into where each movie places. The movie’s overall quality, entertainment value, how it holds up after more thought, its impact on me, and its rewatchability are all factors. I also haven’t seen every movie that came out, unfortunately. But you can check out my reviews for each movie I did see on this list by clicking on the title. Before we got to the Top 10, here are some honorable mentions that just missed the list:
It’s been a while since I’ve been able to do a Top 10 list, but I’m doing 3 today as we look back at 2016, and ahead to 2017. I figured I’d start it off with the worst movies of the year, at least that I saw. I don’t particularly enjoy spending money to hate myself for two hours, so I don’t always see ones that I’ve heard are awful. Still managed to see some bad ones though. As always with these lists, keep in mind original ratings don’t matter a whole lot. Some of these movies I even reviewed somewhat positively. You can find those reviews by clicking on the titles below.