My Top 10 Movies of 2015

There’s only a few days left of this year so I thought I’d go over my favorite films of this year. 2015 was a year full of blockbuster hits, however not all of them made my list (**cough**Jurassic World**cough**)…

10. Spy

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Spy was one of those movies that you don’t expect to be anything more than a silly comedy used to pass a couple of hours. However it turned out to be brutally entertaining and Melissa McCartney restored my faith in her after that awful Identity Thief film from last year. Great writing and humor, and Jason Statham really stole the show for me.

9. Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

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Tom Cruise doin Tom Cruise. The dude is always pushing his limits and this MI went farther than ever. Lots of fun action, interesting story, and complex characters made this film almost as good as MI3 (which in my opinion was highly underrated).

8. Trainwreck

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Amy Schumer won over just about everyone this year. Trainwreck was a smart comedy about a woman struggling to grow up and Schumer is positively hilarious and unbelievably lovable in this raunchy flick.

7. Ant-Man

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I’ll be the first to admit I had very far from high hopes for Ant-Man. However, Marvel proved they can create a fun and enjoyable film from even the lamest sounding superheroes. Quips, quips, and more quips, except this time we have Paul Rudd so expect 10 times more quipping.

6. Avengers: Age of Ultron

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Speaking of the Gods of quippers: The fucking Avengers! (sorry Steve, I’ll try to watch my language). Fun movie, made a gazillion bucks, of course this film was gonna make the list.

5. Kingsman: The Secret Service

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Two Words: Colin Firth. A refreshing take on the spy genre, that has enough humor and wit to make up for James Bond’s lack there of.

4. The Martian

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Matt Damon finally gets his chance to play a real Astronaut who is not a super dick (I’m talking to you Interstellar). The Martian was emotional and Damon proved once again that he is one of the best actors in Hollywood.

3. Mad Max: Fury Road

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Based on its visual effects alone, Mad Max is highly considered one of the best films of the year. Miller took forever to finish this film but the final product was totally worth it. Charlize Theron slays all and while Tom Hardy only says about three full words throughout the film, his grunts are Oscar-worthy…lol just kidding about that last part, but Hardy is cool nonetheless.

2. Ex-Machina

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This movie gave me absolute chills. It was artfully filmed and provided an eery look towards the future of AI technology. It also provided us with one of the biggest young breakout stars of the year: Alicia Vikander. The Swedish beauty is already set to star in a number of huge films to come and has been nominated for two Golden Globes (most likely an Oscar too) for her outstanding work.

1. STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

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Come on did you expect anything else?? I feel like this was a pretty obvious choice, given its the biggest film in the last decade. If not for just the sentimental factor alone, the Force Awakens brought back the universe we all know and love (from the original trilogy anyway). I think we are all just grateful we no longer have to watch Hayden Christensen struggle to act anymore, and for that we thank you JJ.

Ant-Man Review

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So let me just say I have absolute faith in Marvel. Last year I was so happily surprised with how amazing Guardians of the Galaxy turned out to be but Ant-Man truly solidified my faith. MARVEL CAN DO NO WRONG. Ant-Man was simply fANtastic. It is a well-balanced film and Paul Rudd is the perfect guy for this role. There was plenty of humor and cool action sequences and a really great supporting cast (T.I. surprisingly). Falcon made an awesome cameo in one of the highlights of the film: a hilarious fight scene with Ant-Man when he tries to rob the new Avenger’s facility.

Ant-Man is consistently entertaining throughout and even made me think ants are cute. While I felt we didn’t see enough of the awesome looking villain Yellow-Jacket, at least we got a sneak peek of Wasp in the mid-credit scene.

Verdict: 8/10 I seriously recommend this film, its great fun (and for any Marvel fans theres a bunch of cool easter eggs to look out for). Oh and as usual make sure you stick around for a sneak peek at next year’s Civil War! You won’t regret it!

Avengers: Age of Ultron Review

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I can’t believe I had to wait a whole week to see this movie but like finals and shit…so what are you gonna do. Just as like a thing, **SPOILER ALERT**

It’s hard to really compare Age of Ultron to the first Avengers because they are so different and in this case we didn’t need to spend half the movie setting up character relationships so that was a plus. Overall this movie was awesome, I’ve been waiting forever to see it and was dying of excitement when I saw the first trailer. However I did have a few issues with it so lemme just make you a Pros and Cons list:

Pros:

-VISION!!! I was about to pee myself waiting for Vision to finally be revealed and it was awesome and he was awesome.

-The Avengers actually made an effort to save innocent bystanders from all the destruction they caused

-Great action sequences, especially the final battle

-Awesome writing by Joss Whedon (i mean who doesn’t love Buffy, the guy’s a genius)

-The Hulkbuster

-Mid credit scene with Thanos & the Infinity Gauntlet

-Did Hulk shoot himself into space? Cuz that’d be awesome

Cons:

-Ultron was more sarcastic and jokey than menacing

-Too much background on Hawkeye and Romanoff (they’re supporting members for a reason, I don’t care that Hawkeye has a bunch of kids and lives on a farm when he’s not shooting people with arrows)

-Too much Jeremy Renner in general

-Not enough Cap/Thor

-Romancey scenes with Black Widow/Bruce Banner

-Where the fuck was Black Panther? They were even in Wakanda and everything

-Kind of glossed over the whole A.I. thing in the beginning

-Too many one-liners (especially by War Machine. Go away Don Cheadle, you were not relevant to the story)

Overall I’d give the movie an 8 out of 10, it was extremely entertaining and fun. However I have to say I am way more excited to see Captain America: Civil War next year because its basically gonna be an Avengers movie but like with way more awesome characters added in, e.g. Black Panther, Spiderman, & Winter Soldier. (only downside is no Thor or Hulk.)

Keep em coming MARVEL!!

Marvel’s Phase 3 Lineup Revealed!

So today Marvel unveiled their phase three lineup for what movies are to come in the next six years. This is super exciting for me as a total comic nerd, DC comics unveiled their movie lineup over a week ago, but I don’t really give a shit about DC, and Marvel’s is way more awesome.

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Here’s what’s queued up:

Avengers: Age of Ultron in 2015

Ant-Man in 2015

Captain America: Civil War in 2016

Doctor Strange in 2016

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 in 2017

Thor: Ragnarok in 2017

Black Panther in 2017

Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 in 2018

Captain Marvel in 2018

Inhumans in 2018

Avengers: Infinity War Part 2 in 2019

I’m super (pun intended) excited for Captain Marvel, since we will finally have our first female superhero lead, Ms. Marvel! The last Avengers will be split into two films, so hopefully we will get to see some of the other members of the Avengers including the big battle with Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet. Inhumans, which is about an advanced race of badass super-people, is particularly of interest to me, it makes sense that they would have their own movie since in the comics the Inhumans were involved in the Infinity events when Thanos attacks their planet. So we might end up getting more of them in the final Avengers installment, and who knows, maybe some sequels will be in store for them in Marvel’s phase four. Keep them coming Marvel!