With all the films tanking at the box office this summer, I felt like exploring some of my favorite summer releases that I might have to call “guilty pleasures”, because they aren’t typically regarded as ‘great’ movies. I tried to pick one from each summer from the last twenty years. Here’s a very damning list that I probably shouldn’t share with anyone, but I’m gonna post it. And yeah, I loved Rough Night, and I liked Baywatch. That’s why this list exists. 2016- Ghosbusters Technically, critics loved this. It got a 73% on Rotten Tomatoes. And it made 128M domestically, … Continue reading Summer’s Best Guilty Pleasures
In honor of Beauty and the Beast, I stole this from Screen Junkies. Hey, at least I’m honest about it. I wanted to do this mainly because I didn’t always agree with their list, and they left some princesses off … Continue reading Every Disney Princess (And Then Some) Ranked!
It’s my fourth anniversary of MacTheMovieguy.com, and I wanted to do something cool. I figured, why not take a look back at some previous years. So, I’m taking a look at 1997, and then later I’ll be taking a look … Continue reading 1997 Revisited
I wanted to start getting some more comments going on my site, and I haven’t been getting a lot of questions messaged to me, so I had to steal an AMA from someone to get this started. Two of my … Continue reading Stolen AMA- The First One
The Razzies of course announced their nominations also, and I don’t always agree with them. I think they target the big films, and they miss out on smaller films that are just terrible. Like, as you’ll see below, I saw … Continue reading Worst Of 2016: My Complete Picks
Here it is. My top 10 list of the year and I believe I’m getting it in before the Oscar nominations are announced. 10) Hidden Figures It just works on every level for me. It’s a feel good movie, based … Continue reading Best Of 2016: My Top 30 Favorite Films (10-1)
In continuation, here are my next 10 films on my Top 30 list. This list is different from how I graded films, though I can say that everything on my list got at least a B+. When compiling this list … Continue reading Best Of 2016: My Top 30 Favorite Films (20-11)
Alright, so this was a good year for films. I honestly couldn’t compile a smaller list of films I liked or loved. I settled on 30, because I felt like I got to name most of the films I liked this year that way. This list is different from how I graded films, though I can say that everything on my list got at least a B+. When compiling this list I thought about how much I personally enjoyed the film. Will I watch it again? Will I buy it on DVD or Bluray? Did I recommend it to anyone? Have I already seen it multiple times? A lot of films I grade higher because of one or two great performances, and not because the film is good. Those films end up often not making this list.
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The Best Actors Of 2016 are…
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Here are my pics for Best Actress of 2016.
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Here are my 10 picks for Best Supporting Actor of 2016:
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Here are my picks for the top 10 Best Supporting Actress performances of 2016.
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I’m about to start releasing my top 10 performances lists, but there are some performances this year that are outside that list. I figured, I’d list them here. Of course, this might give you an idea of what my top 10’s are, since these performances are going to be missing from those lists. I’ve left off performances I was able to already recognize in another category, like comedy, or young actor. These are all performances, for the most part, that at one time or another were on my top 10 list, but got moved off as I saw more films.
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I always have a goal for myself to complete my Best Of lists before the Oscar nominations. Those come out Tuesday morning, and I still need to release my picks for Supporting Actress, Supporting Actor, Actress, Actor, and my Top 30 films of 2016. I’ve seen 125 films released in 2016. It’s not my best year, but in the effort of full disclosure, here are some major films I missed, and therefore cannot end up on any of my lists. I only picked films that I’m actually sad I missed, or intended on seeing, not films like Max Steel or When The Bough Breaks that I intentionally avoided. Since I’m doing a top 30, I compiled a shame list of 30. I’m ashamed of most of these.
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For me, when I pick my directors, I think of many different factors. Was the film made better because the director was attached to it? Does the director have a unique voice and/or perspective? How well shot and edited was the film? Did it have a lot of pacing issues? Was the work original and groundbreaking, or just more of the same. Could literally anyone have replicated their work? These are the 10 directors I felt did the best directing job of 2016, plus five more for “Breakthrough In Directing”, which means they either had directed their first feature, or nearly their first.
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