Here's my bottom 5:
5. The Divergent Series: Allegiant
4. Dirty Grandpa
2. Ben-Hur (2016)
1. Gods of Egypt
My Worst Top 10:
10. Don't Breathe
9. Now You See Me 2
8. Wild (2016)
7. Sadako vs Kayako
4. The Apple of my Eye
2. Cabin Fever
1. Independence Day: Resurgence
Someone else who has seen High Rise!
Was it ever released on the big screen anywhere?
I'd hope that someone who had read the book had gotten more out of it. Otherwise it felt like an attempt to do those weird-to-be-weird late-60's/early-70's British movies.
I saw it as well, except I saw it in a theater. Landmark Lagoon Cinema in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I was in an audience of only 5 or 6 people though. No exposure to the book before I saw the movie and I really liked it. I don't think that a huge theatrical release would have helped it get more exposure since it felt like a very niche film.
Hey Brad, when should we expect your top 10 best of video?
My worst of 2016 only is five movies.
5. In-Lawfully Yours - A Christian movie that you guys should have seen from Regent University that I got to be a part of the making of (I'm listed in the credits as one of the grips). It's the most awkward comedy I've ever seen in my life, but crazy entertaining to watch with friends.
4. X-Men Apocalypse - I was shocked by the figurative and literal disaster I was watching on-screen. The worst X-Men movie I've seen, but an absolute blast to experience.
3. Batman v Superman - Need I say more? An absolute mess of mediocrity. Not fun at all.
2. Assassin's Creed - I'm fine that you (Brad) enjoyed this since you saw so many worse movies, but me as an Assassin's Creed fan, I was insulted by how soulless this movie was.
1. Lamb - You've never even heard of this movie, but the only way I can describe it is like watching an actual child being abducted by a horrible sociopath of a man. I now understand what you felt like when you saw A Serbian Film, because I felt like I was watching something illegal when viewing this. To not get you mixed up with other movies of the same title, this is the Ross Partridge and Oona Laurence movie. One of the worst things I ever sat through.
My jaw remained dropped for nearly the entire running time of Lamb.
The description said it was about an "intergenerational friendship." No, Marty McFly and Doc Brown is an intergenerational friendship. Hailee Steinfeld and Woody Harrelson's "Edge of Seventeen" characters had an intergenerational friendship (by the end, anyway). THIS movie had grooming, plain and simple. Creepy, creepy grooming and manipulation that leaves the girl psychologically destroyed by the end of the film.
Poor Oona Laurence. At least she got to do Pete's Dragon afterwards.
I feel like you guys should get something similar to frequent flyer miles for movie-goers. This site alone could probably keep a private, one or two screened theater running all year.
"You would if you could, but you can't."
Never have I agreed with Dave more.
My worst 10:
1. Independence Day: Resurgence
2. Sausage Party
3. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
5. The Good Dinosaur
6. Space Cop (and we know RLM can do better)
7. Thomas & Friends: The Great Race
8. Skjærgården (norwegian low budget horror)
9. Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV (couldn't get into it at all)
10. Suicide Squad
My bottom ten is mostly VOD/DTV shit I saw early in the year when I was trying to build up my 2016 film resume early on. To wit:
8. Planet of the Sharks
6. 21 Days Under the Sky
3. The Break-In
1. Hitler's Folly
Santa Fe Trail (1940) by Michael Curtiz Starring Errol Flynn and Ronald Reagan. Bascially says:"Look guys the south is not THAT evil". Though technically its events predate the war, and it´s been a while since I´ve seen it, but I remember it being very apologetic for the antiabolitionists
I just wanna say how much I enjoy these videos and thank you guys for another year of fun. This website provides much needed laughs and entertainment, especially in the winter when there's nothing to do but watch videos. And also with the negative cultural and political climate right now.
It sucks that people leave shitty comments, so I wanted to leave a nice one and let you all know how appreciated you are. Everyone brings something different to Midnight Screenings and makes me laugh. As a longtime fan, the addition of Allison/Lupa made me so happy. ( I just miss Ryan; always enjoy when he pops up.) Can't wait for another year! Thanks guys. :)
Hey guys, I think Dave is right about there not being a movie where the South is presented, during the civil war, as the hero's of the film. The only one that comes to mind for me is Birth of a Nation, and that was made in 1915 by a Confederate sympathizer.
The worst thing about the shitty propaganda pieces like Hillary's America is that it doesn't even make its bullshit point as effectively as it could. The movie's only agenda is to convince you that it's actually Democrats who are the racists, despite everything that's happened in the past 50 years. And yet it doesn't once bring up a Democratic president putting Asian Americans in internment camps. That's a shit ton more relevant and recent than Andrew Jackson.
Silly you, Asians aren't a race worth trying to convert to the conservative cause. The demographic's too small, educated, and non-Christian.
And they were Japanese/Japanese-American, not Asian-American. But that's just me nitpicking a legitimate point.
Buster Keaton's "The General" portrayed the South as the protagonists.
Points to Dave for the Gray Iron Man joke!
I agree with Dave about the Lobster. If I was young and wanted to seem fairly bright I could probably persuade myself it was good, but even then I don't think I would actually watch it more than once. As it stands, I found the performance dull and the visual style a bit like an over extended short. It's the sort dinner party art movie that people who don't really like movies or art say is a good movie. I'm just past the point where even in polite company I care if anyone thinks I have no taste and would rather watch London Has Fallen.
Oh......well then Dave can get you a copy of "I'm Not Ashamed" (so I hear)
Brad & Dave Whacked!
About your comments on "Captain America: Civil War" actually Don Cheddle did wear Gray, in the War machine armor.......Which is kind of Ironic if you think about it.
I agree about Lobster. This movie reminded me of the ones use to pick out on the indie shelf at Blockbuster in my 20's. Watching this movie, however, I was just bored.
How could anyone say anything terrible about Sarah? She is a delight.
Damn skippy she is!
This year was actually really quite good for movies, but my worst seven are:
7) Suicide Squad
6) Nocturnal Animals
4) Batman v Superman/The 5th Wave
2) Gods of Egypt
1) Collateral Beauty
I can see it now. Confederate Irving & Slaver Brian. Finally, together, united, heroes in a movie. Make. It. So. Then throw in Fat Grandma in there too. I dunno how, she's old, she was probably there.
I'll have to watch later, but...did Dave really say there weren't any pro-Southern Civil War movies?
Winner of 10 Academy Awards, highest grossing film of all time (adjusted for inflation)? Almost single-handedly solidified the romantic image of the antebellum South?
I'm kinda having a hard time in coming up with movies where they AREN'T the protagonists. There's Glory, and Gettysburg was about 50/50 split, and then...
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Yoga Hosers made your Wurst list? also the word you're looking for is enabling.
That's just fascinating that the reason Brad walked out of Hillary's America was not just that it was insulting and insufferable to sit through, but because in a divided year like 2016, it was possible that people have been hurt by others because of this movie. I just find that particularly noble of Brad to not want to be in the middle of something hateful like that. It's almost similar to his review of A Serbian Film where he didn't want to watch it because of the shockingly horrendous and flat out illegal crap that was happening in it.
Goof's Not Dead 2 is the best film of 2018.
Boo hoo hoo! T-T Hillary's America made me feel sooooo bad about being a Democrat! Even though I should not give a fuck about slander if I know what's true about me. Oh well, I guess maturity is just something you can switch on and off.
Except they never said it made them feel bad about being Democrats or anything like that...
I didn't like the Conjuring 2. The accents were too Mary, the interiors were too big for the house and too grotty. plus the ghost was too Insidious part Nix and the period songs were either too early or too late for the setting., Also there's a much better show about the Enfield haunting with Timothy Spall,
Worst movies of 2016 according to Just Sum Guy (aka Me). Note: I’m sticking to big-screen releases. So High Rise will not be seen on this list. Though that movie sucked too. Probably should note that there's a lot of poplar "Worst Of 2016" movies that I have not seen:
- Batman vs. Superman. Great cast ruined by really dark lighting, not very good writing, a bad villain (and I blame the writer and director more than Jesse Eisenberg (who was given a big pile of not much good to work with, and even had a scene or two I liked) FWIW) and hampered even more by Warner Brothers’ $#!+ty editing to get the movie shorter just to get that ONE MORE SHOWING A DAY PER SCREEN(!).
- Masterminds. OMG, SMDH, WTF, and probably several other sayings that I can’t think of. This was terrible on so many levels. Jason Sudekis was a delight but the rest of the cast and crew of this motion picture really should be arrested for some sort of crime.
- Jason Bourne. This thing gave me motion sickness! Seriously, someone either get Paul Greengrass out of the Bourne director’s chair or at least make him use a steadicam.
- X-Men: Apocalypse. After a fantastic Days Of Future Past this was more like X-Men: Yawn. Magneto’s inclusion here was so forced. And If I’m noticing how forced something is you can take that to the freakin’ bank! Oh, and if you can catch the Quicksilver scene from this movie please do. That was fun.
- While I found Suicide Squad entertaining enough, I'd still like to put Jared Leto's Joker on here for a special mention. It was bad. That said, I think he should play The Joker in EVERY DC Comics film until someone punches this nitwit, hits him up with a Hostile Work Environment lawsuit, or both for his offscreen bull$#!+tery.
Have we gotten to the point where Brad should start saying "Bradwhacked" or "Snobwhacked"?
I don't know how you'd parody Collateral Beauty, but the title I came up with:
Is just too good to let sit and do nothing.
BTW if you'd like to use this hit me up: I'm pretty cheap.
One point of umbrage I'd take with you two in this video is your assertion that you're not professional movie reviewers. You make money off of these ergo you're pros.
Now if you want to say "we're not trained/formally schooled/learned as most professional reviewers are" that's fine. If you want to say "we don't so much reviews the movies as shoot the $#!+ about the movies we see" that's fine.
Be it good or ill, you're all just as much professional reviewers as anyone else.