Top 10 Movies of 2015
This was such a good movie. The subject matter is something I have never encountered before. The actors played all of the parts beautifully and is worth a watch. Not for the squeamish because of the violence. Worth watching because the story is amazing.
The Subject matter tackled by this movie is intriguing to start with. This movie investigates the Catholic Church and some of the sexual abuse scandals that has been brought against them. It handles this beautifully and the way this film brought the story of how the Spotlight team investigated and got this information out is amazing. I can't say enough about the cast and again is worth a watch if you are interested in this type of thing.
8) Straight Outta Compton
This is a great biopic. I don't think I would have enjoyed it as much if this movie didn't make you invest in the characters as much as it did. It's amazing that some of the cast are related to the people they are depicting and it makes you wonder how they felt portraying there real life blood relatives. If you are interested in the way NWA started out this movie is worth watching. They started something bigger than they were and how they reacted to this new found fame is amazing.
7) The Martian
Who would have thought another movie about bringing Matt Damon home from somewhere could be this good. Ridley Scott brings another space movie alive again and we should thank him for it. This movie will grab you and make YOU want to bring Damon home as well. Do yourself a favor and check it out if you can
6) The Visit
This movie is a return to form for M. Night Shaymalan. It felt like he knew this could have been his last movie and he went full throttle. It felt like he needed a movie with another twist that started his career. The found footage way of filming of this movie works as well. Well done M. Night!
5) Star Wars 7
Star Wars 7 was everything I wanted it to be. It had humor, great characters, and a fantastic story. Abrams did his best to make it as crowd pleasing as possible and it works out tremendously. This is something that could have backfired but it did not. This one will not be placed in the same category as Episodes 1-3. Thank goodness.
4) Mad Max: Fury Road
I had to do a project on a dystopian film for a class I was taking this semester. I chose Mad Max because it was something familiar that I had seen recently and could remember being good. After watching Fury Road I could remember why. This movie brought out everything you could want in a Mad Max film, amazing chase scenes, action, and a little bit of a love story. I would recommend seeing this on a big tv with the volume turned up.
3) It Follows
Another horror movie makes the list this year and what a great one it is. I remember watching the trailer for this movie while I was alone in the house when it first came out. I was unable to do anything by myself until Mags came home. I don't think a movie trailer has done that to me before and I'm thankful it did. I love films that go bump in the night. These are the films Mags won't watch. I can promise you Mags won't be watching this anytime soon but you should.
2) Inside Out
I didn't think I would say the 2nd movie and most emotional movie on my list would be about emotions but it is. I loved this movie and it's been a long time since a Pixar movie has made me cry (Up anyone?). This was a fantastic view into a pre-teen's mind as well as some of the best fleshed out characters I have seen. I loved the message this film left the viewer with and that's it's ok to feel emotions, they might not make sense but emotions are good.
and finally my number one movie of the year is......
1) The End of the Tour
I want to make it very clear that I love David Foster Wallace. There is something about him that I have always latched on. He seems perfectly human in the best way possible. Able to articulate what I am thinking at all moments of the day. When I found out about this movie and who was playing each character I was very nervous. I didn't think the guy from "The Muppets" could portray DFW like the way I built him up in my mind. I was wrong thankfully. This movie is well acted and the story is amazing. This was the first movie that when I left the theater I got back up and bought another ticket to see it again right after I saw it. Mags hasn't seen it yet and I'm banking on you haven't either. When you get a chance you should totally see it. This movie is worth your time.
The Worst Movies I Saw In 2015
I wanted this movie to be good. From the looks of the trailer it had tremendous potential. The potential didn't last and that's how you will feel about your time if you try to watch this movie.
I'm not afraid to admit I enjoyed "The Fault in Our Stars." It was a pretty ok movie and I didn't feel like I was wasting my time when I watched it. This movie was a waste of time. I went with Mags and I told jokes through the whole thing. The Girl's eyebrows are worth watching tho. Check them out!
This movie had potential. A darker fantastic 4. I was looking forward to see what the director of "Chronicle" had to offer. He didn't offer anything to write home about.
The first one was great. They had no idea what they were doing with the second one.
Don't take the time to meet Stuart, Kevin, and Bob. They were great in "Despicable Me 1 and 2." Not so much in "Minions." Mags and I saw this in an empty theater and I played on my phone the whole time.
Movies that Didn't Make the List but Deserve Watching
- Mission Imposible: Rogue Nation
- The Gift
- Mockingjay Part 2
- Steve Jobs
- Black Mass
- The Intern
- The Kingsman
- Furious 7
- The Avengers: Age of Ultron
Movies I Still Need To See
- The Remanent
- The Hateful 8