movies 2016

My thoughts on movies watched in 2016 thus far.

Title Stars (X/4) Comments
Ghostbusters 2 The actors were great, story never happened.
Deadpool 4 Loved it for what it is. Opening credits set the tone for what came next.
Central Intelligence 2 Formulaic, But Kevin Hart is fun!
Bad Moms 3 Loved the story and the fighting. Ended as one would expect :(
Sausage Fest 3.5 What an interesting story and awesome cast.
Zootopia 3 Sloths were amazing. Excellent story and nice to delve into a new world.
Jason Bourne 2 It had to be a movie of previously deleted scenes. Story sucked.
The Nice Guys 3 Great story. Not a Russell Crowe fan usually, but enjoyed the performance. Quirky story and I loved it.
Everybody Wants Some!! 1.5 Story never materialized. Scenes, decor, and people looked like they were from the 70s.
Whisky Tango Foxtrot 3 Liked the story and people more than I thought I would. The ambition of Tiny’s character is inspiring.
Keanu 3 Funny and awesome jokes. Glad Keanu was found.
Zoolander 2 2.5 It was close to being as funny and quirky as the first one. Enjoyed it nonetheless.
Spectre 2 Great locations, shooting in every single scene. Bad guy wasn’t as cool as Christoph Waltz’s other characters. Felt like he wasn’t allowed to do his thing.
Carol 3 I really liked the story and acting. Felt so sad for Carol. Loved the cinematography, especially after learning the subtle way in which the scenes were shot.
Crimson Peak 3 Ebertfest 2016 - Overly long movie. Wasn’t meant to be scary visually, but was so mentally.
Grandma 3.5 Ebertfest 2016 - What an interesting story and actors. Don’t usually love this kind of movie, but the whole premise of messed up lives coming together in a time of need rocks.
Northfork 3 Ebertfest 2016 - Loved the scenery and movie premise. Most of the thoughts and story of the movie were visual over oral.
The Third Man 3 Ebertfest 2016 - Seen the movie at least three times, but still stands up well given it’s a classic.
Disturbing the Peace 4 Ebertfest 2016 - Amazing insights into the struggles between Israel and Palestine from the view of both sides. Sadly learned many new things from the movie over any information previously read.
L’Inhumaine 3 Ebertfest 2016 - Alloy Orchestra is amazing as always. Really thought the movie went well with their style. Wow was the movie long.
Eve’s Bayou 3 Ebertfest 2016 - Movie still stands up today. Good acting, but tough to watch at certain points.
Force of Destiny 3.5 Ebertfest 2016 - Sad story of one’s fight against cancer and being vulnerable.
Radical Grace 4 Ebertfest 2016 - Amazing documentary about nun’s and their role, and strong limitations, in the Catholic church. In this day and age, why would an organization dampen all of the awesome works done day-to-day by nuns.
Love and Mercy 3 Ebertfest 2016 - Wow was it great and sad about one’s influence over another is just amazing. It highlights the importance of someone looking out for you.
Star Trek Beyond 2.5 My least favorite of the reboots thus far. I’m not loving the super-dark turn of the stories. Maybe its going to take a bit of time to accept that. Start Trek was always in it’s own nitch of darkness on its own terms. Now it’s following the other franchies out there. Destroying the Enterprise is not something I enjoy to begin with. The motorcycle scenes while rescuing the crew was awfully cheap. Literally thousands of crew members died, but at the end all of the main cast, none died, had a great cheery birthday party. Bring JJ back.
Dr Strange 2.5 Visuals were amazing, but didn’t love the plot. Could they have misused Rachael McAdam’s character anymore. Along with the villain - what was the point of even bothering given how little importance he was given.
13 hours tbd Farfar’s top 10+
babushkas of chernobyl tbd top 10
the accountant tbd top 10
hell or high water tbd top 10
life of pets 3 cool
edge of 17 tbd top 10
elvis and nixon tbd top 10
hacksaw ridge tbd top 10
hateful eight 3 wasnt as cool as i wanted it to be.
jack reacher tbd guess i have to see it
jane got a gun tbd top 10
kubo tbd anime
the lobster tbd top 10
midnight special tbd top 10
mstk mothstra 4 rifftrax
room tbd top 10
sing street tbd top 10
star wars 4 come on.
Sully tbd top 20
Bridge of Spies tbd not sure on the year

Published by Greg Less on in movies using 776 words for a 4 minute read.