Wednesday, January 13, 2016

2016 Movie List

*6*  Awesome
5  Loved it
4  Liked it a lot
3  Liked it
2  It was okay
1  Nope

So Far in 2016 

62 Movies on the BIG SCREEN
1 Movie on the tiny screen
2015 - 37 movies
2014 - 46 movies
2013 - 48 movies
2012 - 37 movies
2011 - 54 movies

Why Him?  (4.5) Crass and a real hoot
Rules Don't Apply (4) Unsettling Hollywood Biopic
missing one - Century Gateway
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (4) HarryPotterish/Rowling Fantasy
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (4.5) Clever fantasy/time-travel
Moonlight (4.5) "Life" in three parts....
Keeping Up With the Joneses (3.5) Fun and funny, too
Arrival (5.5) A scifi wowzer film
Jane Got a Gun (4.5) Good western, strong leads
Doctor Strange (5) Special effects are AMAZING
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (4.5) Really well done
The Magnificent 7 (4)  The old west...lots of gunfights, as expected, but entertaining story
Bridget Jones's Baby (4) Much better than expected and very funny
Inferno (3) Confusing and disjointed
Masterminds (3.5) Stupidly hilarious
The Dressmaker (3) HATED it and loved it....
Denial (4) learned much about the British Judicial system
Mechanic:  Resurrection (3.5) Very entertaining once you get past the shoot-em-up stuff
Florence Foster Jenkins (4.5) A farce....based on a true story....
The Accountant (5.5) Brilliant, intertwining story with Ben Affleck and Ann Kendrick - one of my favorites so far this year.
Queen of Katwe (4.5) True story of a chess prodigy in contemporary Uganda
Bad Moms (3) funny - could have been funnier
Cafe Society (4) Woody Allen set in the 1930s
The Hollars
Captain America: Civil War (4) Super Heroes at their best!
Snowden
Nerve
Star Trek Beyond (2) 80% boring 20% fun
War Dogs (4.5) "troubling" real-world stuff
Sully (5.5) Tribute to an "everyday hero"
Hell or High Water (6) One of the best in a long time...high cudos for acting and story
Secret Life of Pets (2.5) Pretty disappointing...but the kids liked it
Jason Bourne (3) All car chases and macho
Anthropoid (4) Learned a bit about Czecholslovakia during Hitler's reign
Nine Lives (3.5) Great fun, and a family movie to boot
Captain Fantastic (5.5) Wonderful...thought-provoking, funny AND sad
Ice Age (1) Tristan liked it...a little....
Hunt for the Wildepeople (5) Delightful - a great family film from New Zealand
Finding Dory (3.5) Saw it twice - and didn't mind....
Central Intelligence (3.5) Know it's stupid going in, and not disappointed - fun
Friends and Lovers (3)
Me Before You (1.5) Nicholas-Sparks-like tear jerker
Criminal (4) fun-to-watch thriller with a happy ending
Deadpool (4) Crass, funny, and violent
Dough (4) Jewish baker in London
A Hologram for the King (5) another Tom Hanks winner
The Hateful Eight (4) Bloody and gory and funny
Risen (4) Great historical fiction set in 33 AD
Midnight Special
Hello, My Name is Doris (3) Left me incredibly depressed
ET
London Has Fallen (3.5) Ridiculous and violent...but entertaining
10 Cloverfield Lane (2) Not particularly "thriller" or "smart" IMHO
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (5) really interesting and fun to watch
Triple 9 - (4) Gritty and bloody, but mesmerizing
Eddie the Eagle (5) A true event feel-good story
The Lady in the Van (6) Maggie Smith's most marvelous movie!
Burnt (4)  Bradley Cooper playing a chef....
Grandma (4) Lily Tomlin and lots to think about...
Mustang (5) In Turkish with subtitles, five incredible actresses playing sisters
The Intern (4.5) Delightful, about friendship between different aged people
Brooklyn (5.5) An almost-perfect movie
Star Wars Episode 7:  The Force Awakens (4.5) Great story, wonderful actors

WOW Movies of 2016
The Arrival (5.5)
The Accountant (5.5)
Sully (5.5)
Hell or High Water (6)
Captain Fantastic (5.5)
The Lady in the Van  (6)
Brooklyn (5.5)

REALLY GOOD Movies of 2016 (4.5 & 5)
Why Him?  (4.5) Crass and a real hoot
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (4.5)
Moonlight (4.5) "Life" in three parts....
Jane Got a Gun (4.5)
Doctor Strange (5) Special effects are AMAZINGFlorence Foster Jenkins (4.5)
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (4.5)
Queen of Katwe (4.5)
War Dogs (4.5)
Hunt for the Wildepeople
A Hologram for the King (5) 
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (5)
Eddie the Eagle (5)
The Intern (4.5)
Mustang (5)
Star Wars Episode 7:  The Force Awakens (4.5)

Good/Fun Movies of 2016 (3, 3.5, and 4)
Rules Don't Apply (4)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (4)
Bridget Jones's Baby (4)
Keeping Up With the Joneses (3.5)
The Magnificent 7 (4)
Inferno (3)
Masterminds (3.5)
The Dressmaker (3)
Denial (4)
Mechanic:  Resurrection (3.5)
Captain America: Civil War (4)
Bad Moms (3)
Cafe Society (4)
Jason Bourne (3)
Anthropoid (4)
Nine Lives (3.5)
Finding Dory (3.5) ..
Central Intelligence (3.5)
Friends and Lovers (3)
Deadpool (4)
Dough  (4)
Hello, My Name is Doris (3)
Criminal (4)
The Hateful Eight (4)
Risen (4)
London Has Fallen (3.5)
Triple 9  (4)
Burnt (4)
Grandma (4)

Not-so-great Movies of 2016 (Mediocre & Just Plain DIDN'T LIKE)
Star Trek Beyond (2)
10 Cloverfield Lane (2)
Ice Age (1)


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