2016 Movie Reviews

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Welcome to the 6th section of my Movie list! We have previously covered films from 1987-2014 in parts I , II, III, IV, and V! This segment will cover 2015-2019, the current period.

As we progress onward, the expectation is that this 5 year stretch will continue the dominance of genre cinema as Marvel, DC, and Star Wars look to assume greater control of the Box Office.

Look for the (Review) links to see my original reviews. As always, I will provide “skinnys” of all the films I saw in cinemas in each individual year.

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422: Deadpool – The feel good movie of the year. Also the best comic adaptation made to date. This version of Deadpool IS Deadpool (Review)

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423: Gods of Egypt – A bad movie, a terrible reflection of Egyptian mythology, and a waste of many talented actors. (Review)

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424: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – A good film that is not deserving of the hate being thrown at it. The best adaptation of Frank Miller’s Batman, and the John Byrne/ Dan Jurgens era Superman ever committed to screen. Not without issues though. (Review)

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425: Captain America: Civil War – The events of the previous films come together as the world decides to place the Avengers under UN oversight. This leads to a Civil War between the heroes as secrets are reveled and new heroes make their debuts! A good film that highlights many of the flaws in Bat v Sup, but was not as great as it’s predecessors. (Review)

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426: The Nice Guys – A classic “buddy cop” Gumshoe flick set in 1970’s LA with a Big Lebowski vibe. This hit so many of my buttons. A great film. (Review)

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427: X-Men: Apocalypse – One of the top 3 entries into the franchise. The critics are not on the same page as me for this one. I thought the focus on the new cast as smartly done, and Apocalypse was true to his one not 1990’s origins. Not without flaw though. (Review)

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428: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows – A faithful adaptation of the 1980’s cartoon. The Turtles were on point, Bebop and Rocksteady stole the show, and Krang himself makes his debut. Megan Fox is the only major detractor. (Review)

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429: Warcraft – Duncan Jones delivers a fairly faithful, but truncated, adaptation of Warcraft: Orcs vs Humans. The CGI was amazing, and it was very well directed. The 40 minutes of cut footage seriously compromised the end result. (Review)

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430: Ghostbusters – A surprisingly good remake of the original. It pays fan service to what came before while changing just enough to be its own thing. (Review)

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431: Star Trek Beyond – The Star Trek film I have been waiting 25 years for. The best of the NuTrek films. One of the top Trek films of all. (Review)

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432: Suicide Squad – A 7/10 film, introducing some fun elements of the DC Universe to the film series. Harley Quinn steals the show. (Review)

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433: Doctor Strange – Marvel stuns with this special effects miracle. An amazing (seriously, amazing) cast delivers one of the best Marvel films. (Review)

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434: Arrival – One of the best films of 2016. This is the sort of movie that gives me hope for the future of cinema. (Review)

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435: Fantastic Beasts and where to find them – A fun prequel for the Harry Potter series! Familiar, yet new. Great cast. (Review)

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436: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – The first non-saga film. An amazing film full of honest to God JAW DROPPING moments. Disney continues to be good stewards of the Star Wars legacy. (Review)

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426: The Nice Guys – A classic “buddy cop” Gumshoe flick set in 1970’s LA with a Big Lebowski vibe. This hit so many of my buttons. A great film. (Review)

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