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Top ten movies of 2015

I haven't even see 10 movies from the 50's so here's a much easier blog to write.

10. Cobain: Montage of Heck

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Kurt's story told in a unique manner, one he would have surely preferred over the more frequent sensationalist films and books that have come out since his death. Up close and personal, you get a feeling of who he really was and not just what he did.

Best part: The art/animation sequences

9. Avengers: Age of Ultron

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Yes, yes, okay whatever, I liked it you don't have to agree.

Best part: The uncut version of the cave scene. Whedon felt this should be guillotined so we could spend more time on the farm, I bet he now wishes he cut that "Natasha = monster" scene instead.

8. Crimson Peak

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Not quite the masterpiece I was expecting but then I my expectations were fairly unrealistic. Unfortunately not as successful as expected at the box office thereby Bluebearding my hopes for a large-scale gothic horror renaissance, though Universal persists with their Universal Monster Cinematic Universe (I did not intend on typing the word "Universe" that often) so hope still remains for the future of pipe-organ film scores.

Best part: Set design, naturally.

7. Bone Tomahawk

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I was expecting (and maybe half wanting) a pure ultraviolent exploitation piece from this Kurt Russell - plus a bunch of other actors I like - Western but I was quite surprised. Beautifully shot and awesomely performed (especially Richard Jenkins, he's such loveable old coot here) this might be classiest film I ever seen where someone gets their vocal chord graphically cut out their throat. Might be.

Best part: Scalping scen... Uggghhhh WTF?!

6. The Gift

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Congratualtions Joel Edgerton, I have officially bumped you up from "Dude In Movies I Don't Watch" to "A National Treasure". :)

Best part: Jason Bateman playing against-type.

5. Ex Machina

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Why, in movies, do we always create artificial intelligence that is more intelligent than us? Sounds like that's just asking for trouble. Cyborg better look at least as good as Ava.

Best part: Red light = tension!

4. Jurassic World

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Any movie that can make cynical old me feel like dino-loving 6 year old me again gets an instant spot in this list. It's the climax, it's all about the climax.

On another note: why would anyone actually care what shoes she was wearing...?

Best part: Obviously Paddock 9 opening

3. Mad Max: Fury Road

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It's so awesome when a movie I want to succeed actually does better I ever even imagined it could. One question though, what's with Furiosa's accent? Where the hell did she even get that accent?

Best part: The Doof is who I want to be...

2. Inside Out

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If I actually gave a jizz about any dumbass award ceremonies I'd say this would be the most logical winner of Best Picture. It's good to know Pixar's best days may not be behind them after all, surely the next Cars will be the last, right?

Best part: The fact it gave me the feels over a character who wasn't even real!

1. It Follows

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It would seem the sex = death in a horror movie trope is alive and well, not to mention the growing-up-sucks genre (I love that genre), I liked this one so much I watched it twice in a row - and I never do that.

Best part: That opening scene and how you have no idea WTF is going but realize later on how cool it was in retrospect.

Honourable Mentions:

  • The Final Girls
  • Bridge of Spies
  • The Good Dinosaur
  • The Revenant
  • The Martian
  • Cinderella (yes, really)
  • Straight Outta Compton
  • Run All Night
  • Big Eyes