Okay, am I the only one who actually thought that the new Ghostbusters was an awesome summer movie? Sure, it wasn't as well made as Civil War, but it was a lot more fun as it was one of the few big movies last year that wasn't dark and depressing. Also, I'm still confused by how you found Kate Mckinnon (who was my favorite character)'s quirkiness distracting, but Eddie Redmayne's quirkiness in Fantastic Beasts likable (Don't get me wrong I liked him in that film too, but I thought he was just as quirky). Finally, I thought she had one of the most badass moments of any film last year when she took on all of those ghosts with her pistol blasters while probably one of the greatest versions of the Ghostbusters theme music was blaring like it was a superhero film.
Let me respond for Brad:
Yes, because I liked/disliked a quirky character in one movie, I MUST feel that way about quirky characters in any movie!
Eddie Redmayne felt like an actual character wherein one of his traits was simply that he was quirky and awkward. Kate McKinnon just did weird things for the sake of being weird with zero context, setup, or any other character trait for that matter. More often than not she put characters in danger only because "ha, I'm a quirk machine."
But like my clone said, I guess liking one quirky characters means that I automatically have to like ALL quirky characters, despite writing, humor or context.
Yes, and just because I loved the original film, I must be against the idea of a remake (even if it does something different with the premise)!
Am I the only one who thinks Ben Foster should be the next Wolverine?
How dare you leave out Deadpool, the year's best superhero movie!
Seriously, it's your list and I can appreciate your choices. Plus, I didn't expect Zootopia to be high on the list. I'll have to watch it again on Netflix at some point.
Here are my own 10 favorite films of 2016:
1. Captain America: Civil War
2. Hacksaw Ridge
4. Deepwater Horizon
5. Star Trek Beyond
6. Doctor Strange
7. Suicide Squad
9. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
10. Finding Dory
I'll give you mine:
10 - The Infiltrator
9 -- Allied
8 -- La La Land
7 -- The Witch
6 -- Manchester by the Sea
5 -- 10 Cloverfield Lane
4 -- The Nice Guys
3 -- Edge of 17
2 -- Hell or High Water
1 -- Arrival
We doin' this? WE DOIN' THIS?!
Here's my top 10:
Batman v Superman
...Shit, I only saw three movies. I pirated BvS, though. Didn't want to pay for a follow-up to the terrible Man of Steel movie. Good thing, too. I fucking HATED it. Deadpool was forgettable. Rogue One, unfortunately also forgettable.
2016 was just a bad year all around.
My top 10;
1)The Nice Guys
4)The Brothers Grimsby
6)I Am Not A Serial Killer
8)Tower, animated documentary about 1966 University of Texas shootings. More people should see this.
Nearly made it Blood Father.The Invitation, The Monster, The Witch and probably a few others.
I forgot The Autopsy of Jane Doe. Awesome horror movie, Really, I could make a list of good horror movies released last year that didn't include any of the big hitters,
Please do! I'm always looking for good horror movies to watch.
1. The Nice Guys
2. Captain America: Civil War
4. The VVitch
5. Doctor Strange
8. Kung Fu Panda 3
9. The Conjuring 2
10. X-Men: Apocalypse
Honorable Mentions: Lights Out, Kubo and the Two Strings, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, Suicide Squad, Ouija: Origin of Evil, Everybody Wants Some!!, Risen, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Still Want To See: The Edge of Seventeen, The Accountant, Sing Street, Nerve, War Dogs, Money Monster, The Girl on the Train, Your Name, Moana, Rogue One, 10 Cloverfield Lane
Since we're all doing this, here's my list:
1. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
2. Ghostbusters (I'm not joking, I thought it was awesome!)
3. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
4. The BFG (A film that should have been a Sarah review!)
5. Captain America Civil War (or as I call it, Avengers 3)
6. The Magnificent Seven
7. I Saw the Light (the Hank Williams biopic with Tom Hiddelston that no one else saw unfortunately)
8. Lights Out
9. Neighbors 2
10. Ouija: Origin of Evil
I forgot about Fantastic Beasts, that's another one I'd still like to see.
Brad, I was wondering if you were planning on doing a Netflix binge watch on A Series of Unfortunate Events? I really liked it and felt they were close to the books but anything is better than the Jim Carrey (as much as I love Jim Carrey) movie that they made.
Not surprised to see Hell or High Water at Number One, Brad. You and Dave had nothing but praise for that movie.
Here's my own Top 11 Favourites of 2016:
9) The Infiltrator
8) Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
6) Triple 9
5) Kubo and the Two Strings
3) Hands of Stone
2) The Nice Guys (best movie of 2016)
1) War Dogs
2016 movies I have seen that did not make the above list:
Hell or High Water
La La Land
The Neon Demon
It seems that 2016 is a year where I differ from the majority of critics. La La Land and Moonlight, the two most critically acclaimed movies of that year, I found to be well-made and well-acted. I just could not get invested in the stories of either. It's the same problem I had with Saturday Night Fever (1977); yes, that movie is objectively very good, but I could not bring myself to care about the story or the characters.
Best films of 2016 are very different from the after years. I think they are all meaningful