Top tens are not my favorite sort of lists really. It’s all a matter of bias and I always feel something is being left out. Even if the writer does a honorable mentions section. For my best of 2016 I decided to try and show my thought process / bias in this Tournament of Champions. Give everyone a chance to really get mad at me.
In the process I pitted some films against each other who otherwise should never be. I have to pause, consider details, and in the end go with the movie that brought me the most joy and or moments of thought.
For example Rogue One beating out The VVitch. Two movies I thoroughly enjoyed for very different reasons. The VVitch being such a visceral film I had a long hesitation but Star Wars wins when Star Wars is done right.
That left Hell Or High Water against The Handmaiden. Two power house films about love, loss, entrapment, desperation, and good old fashioned capers. It’s weird to think about these films being so similar, in such drastically different settings, culturally and locality. But there they were, two desperate women fighting with two desperate men.
In the end I had to go with Hell Or High Water because of my own current cultural desperation. Hell or High Water shows me the world in which Trump became president and it humbles my liberal feminist heart a little. Just a little. Not too much. #dembabyblueeyes
So my cultural bias chooses Hell Or High Water as the best film of 2016.
I generally dislike lists, and I can never seem to keep track of what I’ve watched in a year, but here we are.
2016 was perhaps the worst year in moviegoing for me…because I didn’t really see all that many films. The only reason I can present this dumb list to you is because I HAD to watch films for the podcast in order to talk about them.
Turns out, I watched JUST enough to come up with a (in my opinion) barely passable TOP TEN list. I’m sure a few of the movies listed will surprise you, but a majority of them won’t if you’ve listened to us ramble about movies all year. There’s also a television show on this list in the honorable mentions because – like I said – I’m not a huge fan of lists.
In order to write as little as possible for this post, I’ve resorted to using gifs from one of my favorite films – GALAXY QUEST. Turns out, you can use GALAXY QUEST gifs for pretty much anything in life. That said, let’s get crack-a-lackin’ on my TOP 10 MOVIES IN 2016 THAT THIS SILLY PODCAST MADE ME WATCH!
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The hype machine is an unavoidable beast. No matter how much you want to ignore it, it’s always there, lurking in the corners of your internet browser. Cruising by on buses as you sit at a red light. Plastered on the side of buildings! Everywhere you look… movies.
Being the the host of a movie podcast, I feed right into this situation. I love talking movies, and I get really excited about them.The problem is, sometimes, I think we all get a little too fired up. We end up launching mediocre films into the stratosphere. On the flip side, we are so worked up about some of these movies, we totally ignore others. In this vein I present to you, the top five over and underrated films of 2016!
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Hey everyone! Ryan here, emerging from the Comic Corner to bring you 2016’s TOP 7 LEAST-WORST COMIC BOOK MOVIES.
To keep it from being any longer, I only included the live action theatrical releases, so no mention of Batman: The Killing Joke on this list. They were easy to rank at the top, but the rest were engaged in a nosedive race to the bottom.
I gave it my best shot anyway, enjoy!
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