The Supernaughts’ Best and Worst of Movies and TV of 2015! The Supernaughts’ Best and Worst of Movies and TV of 2015!
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Various Supernaughts- contributors and one guest writer have gathered to crown their Best and Worst of TV and movies of 2015. Here it is, the list of all lists. I hope it inspires you to agree or disagree in the comments our our choices may serve as recommendation or warning.

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Zissou’s Best of 2015

10. Mad Max: Fury Road
Nearly everyone I told I wanted to see Mad Max: Fury Road gave me a bewildered stare and considered how they might need to kill this ill-informed imposter posing as me. It takes a very special action movie to get me to enjoy looking at the screen. Luckily, a few did come out this year. Mad Max and American Ultra were both excellent movies and, if not for Max’s crazy level of ambition, either could easily have made it onto this list. Mad Max is visually stunning, fun, and relentlessly energetic without ever succumbing to lazy plot points. A great movie I’d love to rewatch sometime soon.

9. While We’re Young
Here you go. Here’s your damn Baumbach choice with hipsters galore, a Vivaldi soundtrack, and an elaborate homage to Crimes and Misdemeanors. I was always going to like this one. While I imagine a lot of people find Baumbach easy to write off as hipster-ish, I’d argue this whole movie is an analysis of hipsterism and why that appeals to people of varying generations. It’s funny, it’s poignant, and it’s really sleekly made. Baumbach and his Frances Ha DP Sam Levy have hit a really sweet visual stride with his current trio of movies that I’m excited to see more of. The one downside here is the lack of Greta Gerwig, who adds that special something to counter-balance Baumbach’s wavering misanthropy. More on that later.

While We're Young

While We’re Young

 

8.Room
Room is an important movie, I think. It probably didn’t make any money and won’t be widely televised or remembered, but I see it as a necessary reaction to a culture obsessed with crime procedurals. Due to circumstances beyond my control, I find myself forced to sit through many hours of Criminal Minds and, while the average person seems able to watch grisly murder, rape, and torture for 40 minutes and then want to jump into the next episode, I’m often sitting back with a disgusted look trying to reconcile what I’m seeing in this stupid and formulaic show. It doesn’t care about the victims any more than the viewers do, but that’s what I always get stuck on. Room is all about the victims of the sort of crime you’d see on these popular CBS shows, only it’s about the humanity of a woman kidnapped and trapped in a shed, raped regularly and trying to raise a child resulting from it. 7 years after her kidnapping, both she and her 5 year old child are re-entered into society and I could not be happier to be put in the position to empathize with this other end of the procedural equation. A haunting and beautiful movie that’s tough but worth it. Oh, but bring a few boxes of tissues.

7. What We Do in the Shadows
Welcome the latest classic vampire movie that deserves to go straight to the canon. It can’t be a large list, so I promise that means something. Jemaine Clement and Taika Watiti have assembled a spectacularly silly laugh-out-loud mockumentary here about centuries-old vampires out of touch with the times, just trying to get by. I know this is a bad way of putting it, but it feels like the realistic future of vampires in contrast with the cool future depicted in the bookends of Interview with a Vampire. Maybe these were the suave Tom Cruises and Brad Pitts at one point, but now they just think they are. Part Christopher Guest, part ZAZ, What We Do in the Shadows is a hilarious gem that’s equally funny upon repeat viewings.

6. Irrational Man
I don’t know what Woody Allen movie you all saw this year, but Irrational Man was great! Woody’s best since, I don’t know, Scoop? Oh yeah, no one likes that one either. Beautifully washing the horrible taste left in my mouth from 2014’s Magic in the Moonlight, Irrational Man completes Allen’s existential murder trilogy (following Crimes and Misdemeanors and the unnecessary Crimes and Misdemeanors knock-off Match Point) rejuvenated with energy I haven’t seen from him in a long while. Set almost entirely to the jovial drum beats of live Ramsey Lewis recordings, Irrational Man is both humorous and interestingly timely in a sea of superhero movies. Allen’s latest Dostoevsky- riff is all about the logistics of acknowledging the injustices of our system and deciding to remedy them outside of society’s rules. Can you take morality into your own hands even when it all seems like you should? This isn’t Raskolnikov killing for money or Judah killing to save his family’s noble idea of him, it’s a philosophy professor wanting to make a stranger’s life better. And did I mention you get to listen to Ramsey Lewis the whole time, too?

5. It Follows
This one seems somewhat polarizing. It may not be all out soil-yourself terrifying, but I think it captures the looming sense of dread better than any other movie in a long while. I think the anxiety of the movie is easily relatable for anyone who has that something that they just can’t get off their mind ever. Here it’s personified through a sexually transmitted demon that plods towards you until it gets you, then moves down the list to find the next person. Setting this in the world of horny, innocent (of the world) teenagers imbues a particularly effective set of conflicts and bad decisions to get the most out of our monster and our characters. Maika Monroe excels as the lead who really gets thrown through the ringer. Fantastic cinematography, direction, and score, It Follows is a great horror movie–the kind that’s hard to come by and a hard act to follow. I’ll see myself out.

It Follows

It Follows

 

4. The Revenant
Meet the contemporary take on the frontiersman mythology. There’s not much to say here that hasn’t already been said. Out of this world, beautiful, impossible cinematography meets nuanced revenge story with flawless acting and an emotional core that won’t let up until it finally allows itself to reach its fun conclusion. Spectacular movie.

3. Ex Machina
Oscar Isaac as a brilliant, possibly sociopathic billionaire looking for someone to perform a Turing Test on one of his creations? You probably won’t find a better pitch than that among 2015 releases. And the movie doesn’t disappoint–creating a fun, claustrophobic thriller that dances the line of moral ambiguity better than any other movie that year. Excellent, tense, and fun, Garland should’ve stepped into the director’s chair years ago.

2. Digging for Fire
This is the first Joe Swanberg movie I’ve seen in theaters. It played in my neck of the woods for one showing. Then it was gone. Luckily I happened to be at it, because this is Swanberg’s most realized and creatively successful film. Here Swanberg is able to take his improvisational style and marry it with just the right combination of themes, actors, and pace to create something that feels real instead of experimental. On WTF last year, Swanberg stated that this was his attempt to do an Altmanesque sprawling LA movie with the visual style of Spielberg. This may be our Swanberg epic—a beautifully intimate comedy about marriage with great performances across the board.

1. Mistress America
Surprise! Baumbach is great, but Baumbach and Gerwig together make something incredibly special. Frances Ha is one of my favorite movies, so there’s a lot to live up to here, and the duo is clearly up for the challenge. A hilarious comedy in the vain of Howard Hawks or Whit Stillman, Mistress America is by far Baumbach’s funniest movie, with breathless pacing and an underlying poignancy second only to Frances. Like Digging for Fire, this barely played in Omaha at all, but I was able to catch it twice before it was taken for good. There was no other 2015 movie more rewatchable or delightful if you ask me.

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The Great But Nearly Unwatchable: Beasts of No Nation, The Look of Silence

Honorable Mentions: American Ultra, Don Verdean, Far from the Madding Crowd, Best of Enemies


ZISSOU is the host of and mastermind behind the “Vegetable Lasagna” podcast, every Tuesday here on The Supernaughts.

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Detective Dee reviews movies and sometimes TV-series. He likes to indulge in the Asian cinema, exploitation flicks and the horror genre but is no stranger to Blockbuster culture either. He writes whatever he wants, but always aims to entertain.

  • Magnificent Breadford

    Greta.

  • Magnificent Breadford

    Haha oh Chappie.

  • Magnificent Breadford

    Chappie makes me think Blomkamp had some sort of weird experience with joint custody as a child.

  • Magnificent Breadford

    “For as long as I can remember, I always wanted half of my custody to be entrusted to gangsters.”

  • Dee

    As a kid, I wanted to grow up among pirates.

  • Magnificent Breadford

    Privateer Dee

  • Demagog Dog

    Now that I’ve seen The Revenant, it would probably knock Ant Man off my list…

  • Demagog Dog

    Oh shit…I totally forgot about Deathgasm too! Such a great, great movie…thanks for the reminder Nick

  • Demagog Dog

    The Deathgasm screening I went to gave out free death metal mix tapes! Too bad I don’t own a cassette player anymore… (p)

  • Deceased

    The kids are into tapes these days. Cassette and VHS.

  • Deceased

    Can’t get to the next page fast enough.

  • Dee

    Avengers surely took a nosedive in terms of popularity.

  • Deceased

    Interesting choices Nick. I want to see Turbo Kid (never heard of it), Deathgasm (never heard it explained so simply and appealing) and Maggie (haven’t got around to it).

  • Deceased

    Stalks. Can’t believe that you watched Jem. Also totally wrong about Jessica Jones. It was great.

  • Magnificent Breadford

    *opens mouth waiting for comeback to come out*

  • Deceased

    No need to see Room now that we got The Little Golden Books version.

  • Stalkeye

    Yes Dece, I have actually seen Jem and was so bored, to an extent of fast forwarding through parts of the film :P. Jessica Jones was also- as Johnny Rotten would often say; “Boring, boring, boring”! It did not live up to my expectations and underplayed Luke Cage. However, Purple man was the best thing about this series. Jezz a series based on Hellcat or Valkyrie would have been much better.
    I was a huge fan of the Defenders comics back in the day so I have a good idea of what would work for the aforementioned suggestions.

  • Deceased

    The Best of The Best of lists goes to Scott Colbert for brevity. Congratulations.

  • Ex-Machina seems to be the one that almost everybody has on their lists.

  • Deceased

    I want to see that.

  • I want you to see it.

  • Deceased

    I stopped reading at “I want you”

  • Magnificent Breadford
  • Deceased

    I take it you along with the rest of the world did not pay to see it? Don’t blame you there.

  • Deceased

    I think it speaks more of my capacity to read.

  • Magnificent Breadford

    I didn’t really have anything interesting to say anyway. I thought we were supposed to justify ourselves.

  • Deceased

    Don’t be silly.

  • Demagog Dog

    With good reason! It was #1 for me until Mad Max came out…even then it was a toss-up for me…

  • Deceased

    It’s very good and Dee was wise to start with yours. It’s warm and inviting and really sets a nice tone, so it doesn’t sting as badly when Dee opens up your chest and shits on your Star Wars loving heart.

  • Demagog Dog

    lol

  • Demagog Dog

    Dude, Deathgasm is one of the best horror/comedies I’ve ever seen, honestly. Kicking myself I left it off my list…

  • ..

  • Deceased

    Can’t wait.

  • Demagog Dog

    A double feature with Shaun of the Dead sounds like the perfect evening (Deathgasm is much more brutal though)

  • Demagog Dog

    I can’t even defend it, and that says a lot…

  • Mad Max is mediocre at best. I am dumbfounded that some of these SuperNots are praising Miller for rehashing the plot points from MadMax 1-3 in Fury Road , but bashing Abrams for doing it with Star Wars. And that people don´t get why it was IMPORTANT to do so in the case of SW after the prequels . Liker Nick said man, It was BORING. There were two guys sitting next to me when i watched it and the first thing the one guy said to the other when FR was FINALLY over : ” I fell asleep for awhile there ” ……

  • Demagog Dog

    Agree to disagree, I guess…

  • as long as you agree;)

  • Deceased

    Do not disagree with this.

  • That one scene in Mad Max when they are stuck in the mud ( mud ?? was it raining in the desert ? ) and that other vehicle is coming at them at 120 miles pr hour for what seems to be a solid 5 min. Without ever getting near them…..

    I couldn’t find a scene on youtube, but this just about covers it.

  • Maggie was such a let down for me.

  • Stalkeye

    Well, I did pay to see GI Joe Retaliation and nearly everyone hates that Movie. The premise of Jem was strayed a bit too much from the cartoons series it was based from. But had it been handled with more care, it would have been good. Same goes for most of Hasbro’s live action films.

  • Deceased

    Visionaries in 2018.

  • Stalkeye

    If done right, fuck yes! I prefer Inhumanoids first.

  • Stalkeye

    Cap Civil War will revive the franchise as with Infinity War.
    Mark my words!

  • Stalkeye

    BOTH MM and TFA were letdowns. How’s that? XD

  • about half right I would say 😉

  • Deceased

    YAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSS!!!!!

  • Stalkeye

    TFA actually had potential for greatness but it needed serious tweaks and picking the best tings from the SW franchise was not enough to convince me that this movie was all that. But hey, to each his/her own. Maybe the sequel will fare much better.

  • Whoops, I thought the picks would be combined or something, haha. Guess I should have written a little something for each.

  • Dee

    kids, read my mails properly…

  • Toruk_Makto

    I haven’t laughed so hard at an SNL skit in years!

  • I_am_better

    Just saw it. it’s really great

  • I_am_better

    Special kudos for Stalkeye for watching “Jem and the holograms”

  • READ!??!??!?

  • Dee

    yeah I think to rehash the plot in SW was not important. and especially not in that detail

  • Deceased

    The ultimate sacrifice.

  • I_am_better

    He should get a Supernaughts Purple Heart or something

  • I’m not saying its flawless, but they HAD to go back to basics for this one. To get the jaded fans back. And the way they handled Luke and Leia was great, because this was the movie that set up Rey , Finn and Poe as the future of the franchise ( in that order. Rey is the main character going forward )

    Ford was featured as heavily as he was because Solo´s run was ending in this one.

    I expect episode 8 to be this trilogies EMPIRE STRIKES BACK . Thats the movie where they can really cut loose . But that is only possible due to how TFA was handled .

    Its not like Im oblivious to the the trench run, death star, desert planet etc “rehash “, its just that I understand why that was SOOOOOOOOOO IMPORTANT to do with ep 7. After the prequels it was the right thing to do.

    This is the BEST StarWars movie since Empire. FACT ( sue me Creepy ! )

    AND CHEWBACCA defeated Kylo Ren !!!! That crossbow hit would have killed an ordinary man. The surprise should be that Kylo Ren was able to stand upright after that, not that Rey was able to go toe to toe with him. And that scene is the best in the movie for me. When the sabre shoots past Kylo and goes to Rey. I swear to Morlock I almost teared up at that point . That Was The Force Awakening People !!!!!

  • Deceased

    I like this guy.

  • Toruk_Makto

    I’ve shifted from mentioning the rehash elements because one really doesn’t need them to bury the fetid piece of garbage that is TFA.

    -The dialogue
    -The plot

    They are so unfathomably atrocious that I can’t even bring myself to rate it a ‘fair’ movie. It is a bad movie. At the most you can say that it doesn’t look like a student film. That’s about as much as I can give it.

    While working I threw on the latest Transformers movie with Markie Mark and I considered it. That was a better movie….and that movie is awful.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    So, no one put The Force Awakens in their worst of the year list, eh? Bah.

    And thumbs up to Nick Nightly for daring to place Mad Max in his “worst” list. I don’t necessarily agree it was one of the year’s worst, but it surely qualifies as one of the most overrated movies of recent times, particularly for knowledgeable fans of the series. It deserves to be knocked down a peg or two.

    Also, what’s all this talk about The Martian being a return to form? I’ve seen that claim made several times, yet remain convinced the only reason that mediocrity received as much praise as it did was because Scott’s previous movies had been so terrible. In comparison, The Martian appeared much better than it actually was. It’s a forgettable movie, one that was well made but didn’t take the theme of scientific problem solving as far as it should have and lacked tension. Matt Damon looked like he was having a whale of time on Mars and never once appeared to be in jeopardy. Anyway, I’m sure that Scott has learned nothing from its positive reception and that we’ll have to suffer several more of his missteps in the years to come.

    Bah, humbug.

  • Dee

    I agree. It’s bad on many levels. It’s not above an average blockbuster like Jurassic World.

  • Dee

    I guess you are not through the list, i put TFA in my worst of.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    It’s especially funny because the movie version was already a border-line skit. Good thing that rat-face seems to know it.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Let’s hope so.

    Russos > Whedon

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    I only skimmed through it. I’ll look again.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    It was “important” to shamelessly rehash ANH’s plot points?

    Yeah…no.

  • At least the good jokes in this were deliberate.

  • With very good reason. It’s brilliant. One of the most intelligent film of the decade.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    “Why arsshyou holding out that stupid lightsssshaber to me, you silly tart? *Burp* If you wershhh going to sh-shhow up on my island uninvited, yer could have brought a bottle o’ Jim Beam with yer!”

  • Toruk_Makto

    It really isn’t. It doesn’t really have any outs either.

    If you remove the Star Wars title from it you’re left with a movie that just isn’t very interesting. A bumbling oaf and a super chick join a resistance against some space baddies and a villain who turns out be kinda lame. Apparently he had powers too but wasn’t a match for the super chick…who seemed to be able to do just about anything she wanted to. Which is fine..we’ve seen super chicks before.

    That puts it at fair fantasy….then we add all crappy plot devices and deus ex machina and that drops it down to crappy fantasy.

    For instance, I saw another not-so-great fantasy movie called The last Witch Hunter with Vin Diesel. Not very good. But the powers and magic displayed were actually more interesting than anything in the space movie with the super chick and her dorky sidekick. Plus It’s plot was consistent and the story adhered to the rules laid down by the film…which puts it ahead of the space movie.

    I mean, let’s face it…it’s 2015. People with fancy weapons and telepathic, telekinetic abilities aren’t exactly unique these days. You need to up your game and actually make what’s happening on screen interesting (and it needs to make sense). When your characters are doing things just because the script needs them to that’s lamesauce. I mean, really, you’re super chick did a professor X on somebody and then she moved a little metal object with her mind….wow! Magneto moved a stadium. I saw a movie the other day where some Lucy chick transformed space and time with her mind. What else do you got? Two teenagers wildly swinging laser swords at each other?…not gonna cut it.

    But then someone says…yeah…but the space movie is a Star Wars movie! Well..now you really screwed the pooch. Because now we can add the breaking of
    in-universe rules
    + a host of plot issues
    + bad dialogue

    and now the movie has dipped into the negatives. You were better off without it having the Star Wars moniker. At least that way we didn’t know how bad you were really screwing up.

    Here I am rambling and I have a deadline to meet tomorrow morning… Screw you JJ!

  • Joseph K. Adams

    Wow. I’ve been on other channels. I have only seen two of these – guess I can use it as a ‘must see’ list.

  • Toruk_Makto

    Exactly. Actual funny dialogue. Not unintentionally funny dialogue.

  • Toruk_Makto

    It’s funny cause it’s true.
    My respect for Driver has shot up immensely, I think he see’s the future and wants to ensure he isn’t buried when the inevitable shit comes falling back from the fan.

  • Dee

    Don’t hold back! What is it?

  • KilliK

    well said. 2015 is one of the most mediocre, overrated cinematic years in recent memory. man, do you imagine if Fury Road or the Martian end up getting the first best picture oscar given to a scifi movie? it will be a blasphemy to the true scifi masterpieces.

  • KilliK

    that final scene was so cringe-worthy. i almost felt sorry for Mark.

  • KilliK

    “it was IMPORTANT to do so in the case of SW after the prequels”

    this is by far be the most ridiculous fallacy, I kept hearing from the apologists. enjoy your recycled fast food, kids, you deserve it.

  • Great stuff. Thanks!

  • Kylo Ronin

    Here’s a criticism from me that’s not veiled………………….you could have written more! 🙂

  • Kylo Ronin

    Well, Zissou sold me on Digging for Fire. And I think I almost shed a tear reading his take on Mad Max.

  • Kylo Ronin

    Yay, Dog contributed!

  • Kylo Ronin

    Fuckin’ A, Better, fuckin’ A.

  • Dee

    Thanks for reading!

  • Dee

    What a waste of good suffering!

  • Kylo Ronin

    Sicario was the best cosmic horror story adapted to the big screen. Right on, Dee.

  • Dee

    Cosmic horror? Interesting way to see it.

  • Kylo Ronin

    Well, there’s nothing Lovecraftian about it, yeah, but it captures the essence and tone of those stories extremely well. A sense of something really horrifying under the veil of mundane life.

  • Dee

    Yeah I could see a Lovecraft movie in that style. Also the way the landscapes are filmed.

  • Mr Nick Nightly

    I’m dying to see “Don Verdean.”

  • Dee

    You should have told that the director a few months ago, maybe you would have gotten a free advance screening #toosoon?

  • I_am_better

    The worst dialogue of the year:

    “Goddamn time-traveling robots covering up their goddamn tracks…”
    – whatever that J.K. Simmons’ character was called, Terminator: Genisys

    “Cuck-koo…”
    – Blofeld, Spectre

  • Dee

    Don’t forget this year also has the 2nd most memorable bad quote in movie history that involves the word “bees”.

  • I_am_better

    That too. But it’s Royalty, mang…
    XD

  • Dee

    Gelee royal maybe…

  • I_am_better

    Royal with cheese.

  • CoolHandJuke

    This season of South park was far from some of the best TV of the year. One unfunny joke stretched to the point of who gives a fuck. Rick and Morty, while not as good as season 1, was miles better. Thank God there’s new Venture Brothers soon…

  • CoolHandJuke

    That Asian chick-bot had weird boobs…

  • KilliK

    which one?

  • Dee

    “Bees are genetically designed to recognize royalty” from Jupiter Ascending.

  • KilliK

    jesus.

  • Mr Nick Nightly

    It was so bad it killed him!

  • ponyboy_360

    One of THE BEST films of 2015.
    That I haven’t seen mentioned anywhere.
    “The Gift”.
    Written, directed & acted.
    By the great character actor.
    Joel Edgerton.
    Films of his I own.
    “Animal Kingdom”
    “The Rover”
    “Zero Dark Thirty”
    EASILY Jason Bateman’s BEST role to date…..such a GREAT character, that’s all I’ll say.
    Rebecca Hall is fantastic.
    The film rests on her, & she knocks it out of the park.
    I love “one location” films.
    This is now one of my favourite films I’ve seen in years.
    “One location” or not.
    The story & writing is tight.
    THE best film, or even documentary, I’ve ever seen that involves bullying.
    That’s all I’ll say.
    Edward Grau, fantastic cinematography.
    Long silent takes.
    Of the films he’s shot, I own.
    “The Gift”
    “A Single Shot”
    “Buried”
    “A Single Man”
    “It Follows” is definitely one of my TOP films of 2015.
    But, “The Gift” builds dread, tension & a sense of, What The Fuck!
    In such a realistic way.
    From the first shot to the last shot.
    “It Follows”, which was masterfully directed
    Had a “supernatural” element to it……which I loved.
    “The Gift”, is straight up reality.
    It’s a film where you’re trying to put all the pieces together.
    We’re all film fans here.
    & 99% of us, think we can predict the outcome of most films before they end.
    Not this film…..(for me & my girlfriend).
    & it punched us in the face.
    I HIGHLY recommend this
    $5 million independent film, which ended up making around $44 million.
    A highly informative commentary track on the blu.
    Let’s you know what it takes to make an independent film.
    With limited time & money.
    I only know that Stalks & his wife have watched this independent gem.
    I’ll just say that they loved it.
    I cannot say anything more about their enthusiasm for this film.
    As I don’t want to spoil a single thing!
    CONTRIBUTORS:
    I’ll just post what I agree with & what films are on my list.
    ZISS: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10.
    ASI: Best Of…..
    “Sicario”
    “Ex Machina”
    “The Martian”
    “THE REVENANT”
    “”The Hateful 8”
    “MM: Fury Road”
    & “The Big Short”.
    DOG: Best Of….1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 & 10. (Finally ordered “Bone Tomahawk”, you were SO right!).
    SCOTT: THANK YOU for including.
    “Goodnight Mommy”!!!!!!
    Owner.
    Beautifully shot.
    So, so good!
    PUCK: TV…..”Better Call Saul”.
    IAB: From Top To Bottom.
    “Ex Machina”
    “Kingsman”
    “MM: FR”
    “It Follows”
    “Sicario”
    “The Hateful 8”
    “THE REVENANT”.
    NICK: From Top To Bottom.
    “Turbo Kid”
    “THE REVENANT”
    “Deathgasm”
    STALKS:
    “The Hateful 8”
    “Ant-Man” 3-D
    “The Martian”
    “Kingsman”
    “THE REVENANT”
    DEE: The Best…
    “Sicario”
    “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.”
    “Ex Machina”
    A fun read!
    I loved the opinions & taste in film,
    from all contributors.
    Great job.
    Again.
    “The Gift”.
    Peace Out.

  • Bop

    Stalks. Thanks for taking one for the team. When I saw the utter horror trailer of Jem I thought::” I ain’t touching that shit even with a 30-foot pole.”

  • Bop

    Kudos and a big Dutch whipcream cake.

  • Bop

    He should.

  • Stalkeye

    (;’

  • Stalkeye

    Well Bop, you know that old saying of how “Curiosity kills the Cat”? XD

  • Stalkeye

    So much for the Whacko siblings’ career.

  • Stalkeye

    I would say that the first season of True Detective was cosmic, Sicario, I don’t think so.

  • Stalkeye

    “This is the BEST StarWars movie since Empire. FACT”
    Even better than ANH? Dem’s fighting words, Mister!! (0:<

  • Dee

    Thanks a lot, pb! “The Gift” has been on my list for a while, it’s right up my alley. It’s a shame I haven’t seen “goodnight Mommy” yet, especially as an Austrian…

  • Kylo Ronin

    Hence why I said tonally. And on the big screen.

  • Stalkeye

    Oh, I know.

  • Kylo Ronin

    And I don’t subscribe to Dog’s theory.

  • Stalkeye

    Thanks! Hope all is good with you and Ponyboy!
    Deuces!

  • Stalkeye

    The ending of TD was very Starlin-esque. Loved it!

  • Sicario fucking rules!!!
    And Ex Machina is a gift to SF.

  • Even they realised their career making big blockbuster movies is over.

  • True Detective season 1: Cosmic in a phisolophical sense, i think, not in-story itself.

  • Sicario IS a horror film.

  • I didn’t included a certain movie because i want to left it out for a future review. At the time i hadn’t made my opinion of it clear for suspense sake, but it’s obvious everybody knows what i think of that movie by now. Still, i’ll explainbebtter why i haven’t included, and it’s not because i have good things to say about. In a way, it’s an ever worst insult not being included in that list.

  • Yeah, i also got a new found respect for Driver thanks to this sketch.
    I’d say he doesn’t do a bad job in the movie. It’s just what he had to work with wasn’t… ideal!

  • well, I mean since empire was released. I don´t put TFA ahead of ANH.

  • I_am_better

    The Gift actually got released DTV here today. Thanks for the tip.

  • Mr Nick Nightly

    But satisfaction brought it back!

  • Dennis O’Keefe

    Only a misanthropic punk like you could possibly say that about The Martian.

  • Mr Nick Nightly

    Rather than there being a monster, it felt as if the “monster” was always watching.

  • “This is the BEST StarWars movie since Empire. FACT””

    Somehow that sounds like damning with faint praise.

  • King Arthur?? Is that you? Is this me?

  • And by monster we could say our darkest impulses.

  • shamelessly ? Idk. Worked for George Miller though.

  • Don´t go see the next Star Wars films. You will be disappointed.

  • apologists ? The haters of the film are the minority. The film need no apologists. But at least now you know to save your money when episode 8 comes out. You would all be pretty foolish to go see that one now.

  • bunch of slack jawed trekkies in here

    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/9fq4Ne4CbcU/maxresdefault.jpg

  • KilliK

    I think you need to look in the dictionary what an apologist means.

  • Turd Has Escaped The Gravy

    Hmmm…what could that movie be, I wonder? 😉

    I’m looking forward to reading your assessment of it.

  • ErnestRister

    I’m starting to think I’m the only person who saw LOVE AND MERCY last year…

  • Dane Young

    Fargo, the 2nd season, was the greatest 10 hour movie ever made. I’m sorry, I know it’s on TV, but it pieces together like a very long movie. Take out the narrative flourish of Martin Freeman’s narrarator in episode 8 and you have the perfect film.

  • I loved that narration piece, it was such a funny strange meta call back to the first season.

  • It’s a movie that’s like another movie, very much so.

  • Mr Nick Nightly

    I’ve been wanting to see this. I was never a Beach Boys fan, but I eat up nearly anything music related.

  • I don´t thinks so.

  • ErnestRister

    It’s complicated. Music is a part of it, but it’s more about this sweet guy that everyone wanted a piece of….his money, his talent, his fame, even leading to a fiction that he was mentally ill to continue controlling him. He won God’s Talent Lottery and the flukeworms came crawling. His dad was apparently cut from the same cloth as Walt’s old man. There’s a sudden shot of Wilson’s dad slapping him across the face when he’s a child and I damn near jumped out of my seat in rage.

  • KilliK

    you think wrong.

  • KilliK

    cant wait for your review, mate.

  • ponyboy_360

    I hope I didn’t hype “The Gift”
    too much.
    I love independent film & Edgerton totally gained my respect as a director & writer.
    I highly recommend this film.
    Hope you enjoy it, when you get the chance.
    “Goodnight Mommy” I think you will love.
    Severin Fiala & Veronika Franz.
    Are two female writer/directors that I now have on my film radar.
    I’ll watch whatever they do next.
    Much like Ana Lily Amirpour.
    The female writer/director of one of my favourite films of last year.
    “A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night”.

  • ponyboy_360

    Thanks Stalks.
    He’s getting stronger & stronger everyday.
    Appreciate that man.
    Peace.

  • ponyboy_360

    Totally agree.

  • Dee

    oh yeah her next movie sounds intriguing!

  • ponyboy_360

    Awesome!
    We have similar taste in film.
    I’m so confident that you’ll dig this film.
    Watch it more than once, if possible.
    You’ll pick up a lot more the second viewing!
    Enjoy man!
    Cheers.

  • ponyboy_360

    It sounds so out of the box.
    I can’t wait!
    She has a visual style that I immediately loved.
    After watching “AGWHAAN”.

  • Mr Nick Nightly

    Yeah man, Brian Wilson was a fascinating artist. I read “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” years ago, and that book has it’s own very interesting story surrounding it!

  • Was he the one who freaked out when he watched Seconds and spend almost twenty years without watching a movie until ET?

  • Bop

    Peace, man. Great to read it is going well with Ponyboy.

  • Bop

    More horror than a JJ movie?

  • Bop

    If they didn’t fuck up the last episode of Detective S1 it would have been my number 2 TV show of all time.

    BTW, did you see the trailer of Banshee season 4? Can’t fucking wait.

  • ponyboy_360

    Thanks Bop.
    Appreciate the comment.
    Peace bud.

  • ErnestRister

    Not in the movie. But watch the movie…that guy couldn’t scratch his ass without someone controlling him. It’s sad. Brilliant man, slapped around and abused and controlled…I cannot believe none of you have seen it, and it’s being completely ignored in awards season.

  • Sagamanus

    I’m not sure I can comment on this as it’s about Zissou, other than making a comment about commenting or not commenting because of the Zissou factor.

  • Dee

    did you notice that there are other pages following?

  • Dee

    Wasn’t on my radar, to be honest.

  • Sagamanus

    No Dee I did not. I heard Dog also complain about the font size there. That really has to be fixed as my next article is over 200 pages.

  • Sagamanus

    I don’t know if Tomorrowland is among the worst, but it’s a disappointment as it doesn’t so much turn out to be a retro-futuristic film a la The Jetsons, as much as it as the worldview of its writer.

  • Sagamanus

    Also while I didn’t like Crimson Peak I wouldn’t put it on a worst of list. It was more plain than anything. There are bad films and there are indifferent to films. That is the latter. Nothing to really hate in it at all in my opinion.

  • Sagamanus

    I should probably see Maggie.

  • Sagamanus

    Dee I don’t think you should have dropped TD after 4 epi’s, it starts moving faster later. Nevertheless it’s only 10 epi’s long. Yeah that seems to be a decisive series for a lot of people.

  • Dee

    The characters were crap, I don’t care what happened to them.

  • Stalkeye

    I thought that shit would’ve came out already since January is almost over. What’s with the hold up meng?

  • ErnestRister

    Not on anybody’s radar. I’m probably making too big a deal out of it. Don’t buy it, but check it out someday.

  • Stalkeye

    Ok, I thought you dismissed the excellent ANH! Yes TFAis better than the prequels except for ROTS in my opinion, but there was something missing…
    oh, I get it.a better story without relying on the tropes that made the first trilogy so damn good!

  • ErnestRister

    Wise statement…but I hated hated hated Identity and had to will myself to stay in my seat like I was having dental surgery, and some people love that movie. Might be the same thing with Crimson Peak. I’ll have to check out Crimson Peak, my wife is a huge Bronte fan, so, it seems right up her alley.

  • Its coming. I think ep 8 is gonna be BALLS OUT.

  • Sagamanus

    Has a good looking ghost in it.

  • Stalkeye

    Now THAT, I’m looking forward to!

  • ErnestRister

    Casper?

  • ErnestRister

    I think Tomorrowland is about college. Specifically, CAL-ARTS up in Valencia. Seriously.

  • Stalkeye

  • Dee

    The story was also crap. I also never had the feeling the characters were moving in the real world or any kind of world. That kind of atmosphere is a must for Noir. You need a rich background.

  • Dee

    It’s just very nondescript.

  • Dee

    Which one? The ghost at the end was rather cringe-worthy…

  • Dee

    It was just characters walking through loosely connected setups. There was no feeling that the world out of the frame had its own life.

  • Stalkeye

    I had to suffer for my art.

  • Stalkeye

    Well, at least I’m happy that my old Friend Christy is finally getting some recognition. Jem could’ve been much better that what was thrown on the screen. Why cant these HW dumbasses make a solid Hasbro Movie other than the animated stuff??

  • Stalkeye

    Now you’re talking!!!!!!

  • Stalkeye

    We both should after watching 13 hours of Jessica Jones. BUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAH!

  • Stalkeye

    My Wife and I loved this skit from the other night.

  • Bop

    Yeah.

  • Toruk_Makto

    It;s pretty bad when an SNL skit about a movie is actually better than the movie. Hell, he was better. I’d watch a movie with thisKylo in a second!

  • Bop

    They moved it to April. Don’t know why.

  • Stalkeye

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

  • Stalkeye

    Adam killed in that skit and it made up for my disappointment of Kylo Ren’s portrayal in TFA.

  • Stalkeye

    Because it was marketed as a “Zombie horror”, I was left disappointed.
    However, its a decent allegory of coping with loss or more like if your daughter caught a certain fatal STD. Ahnuld delivers a more humanistic performance instead of the tin machine we all know him for.

  • No, man, not that horrific.

  • FACT!!!!!

    I agree with all of that. (Yes, I know I’m responding to a post from a month ago)