Showing posts with label favorites. Show all posts
Showing posts with label favorites. Show all posts

Friday, July 8, 2016

Favorite Movies of 2016 (So Far!)

It's hard to believe half of the year is gone! A lot of great movies hit the theaters with a bang leaving an impression on fans and critics alike. Not to mention raking in the dough. With so many great films that have come out this year and many more to come, who will lead the box office for 2016?

I just couldn't help thinking about hitting the half-way mark and what were knock-out favorites of the these first sixth months. Looking back my picks, they include Critic Approved, Box Office Smash/Disaster, or well-loved by all. 

Which movies have been the most memorable, action-packed, heartwarming, and entertaining so far for you? It's tough to predict but what movies for the rest of the year will be definite crowd-pleasers, but Suicide Squad seems like a definite Yes? Yes.

What were your faves for 2016 so far? Feel free to share below!

Brooklyn

A young Irish girl Eilis immigrates to the United States, and her heart is divided between a new home of Brooklyn and her old roots. My heart goes out to this movie so much. Saorise's performance and the eye-popping gorgeous direction makes this one of my all-time favorites, not just 2016.

Yes, this came out sometime last year just in time for Oscar season (but I saw it in January, soooo), and it was definitely worth it's weight in gold. The movie garnered three nominations, including Best Director, Best Picture, and Best Actress. After award show season hype has wavered, there are certain movies whose Oscar bait becomes pretty obvious while others will just remain classics well into the future. Brooklyn is definitely the latter.

Captain America: Civil War

I couldn't stop raving about this one, and neither could critics and movie goers. A huge fork crashes smack down into Roger and the Avengers's road when Tony Stark and the United Nations want to enforce an accords which controls their missions.

Talk about the movie of the summer before the summer even officially kicked off. The Russo Brothers carries Captain America's final individual installment over the finishing line with a bang; an action-packed, feels-heavy bang. It's hard to even watch the first two Captain America movies without wanting to dive right into the third one again and again.

How To Be Single

Replacing the usual romantic comedy where two love-sick characters force themselves into finding true love because of Plot, How To Be Single attempts to do the opposite but doesn't succeed. Alice takes a break from her long-term relationship to try to find out who she is on her own. It's admirable (???) but she ends up taking ill-advice from other single people trying not to be single or mastering a life without romantic attachments, and the whole thing ends up being a mess.

LIKE A BIG HOT MESS, mostly because the movie doesn't click until the very end. That being said, I really like the cast and some of it is pretty funny. Surely, if the script was more polished, it could've been a bigger success and I could recommend this one more....but it's become one of those movies that I am regularly in the mood to watch and don't really know why.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Love. Adventure. Kick-Ass heroines. Maybe the world is over it's zombie-obsession, but the updated twist of Jane Austen's classic novel is so much fun!! Elizabeth Bennett and Mr Darcy ward off their own pride and prejudice as the undead dominate the world.

 If there was one movie I wished didn't bomb at the box office and with critics this year, it's definitely Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. There was so much room for another installment and I can't imagine how the story would've awesomely moved forward. Myself, and some fans, will just have to enjoy this one on it's own. AND PRAY FOR A SEQUEL.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Best and Favorite Films of 2015

Favorite Films of 2015
2015 will be over tomorrow night, and blimey - it was an interesting and fun year! Even though I didn't make it to the theaters as much as I wanted to, my watch count managed to get up to a decent forty-one! I'd love to see if I can beat this total next year.

Thist list of Best and Favorite Films of 2015 is a hodge-podge of categories. It's really a mix of people, characters and movies that I fell in love with over the year. Some movies from the past few years were new to me, so they've been included alongside movies released this year too.

You might noticed that 'Worst' movies hasn't been mentioned yet. I'm considering put those in a separate list since this list is long enough.

There's not a lot of spoilers throughout this post except for the category Favorite Hero (Crimson Peak) and Best Supporting Actress (The Hateful Eight). Read at your own risk!

I hope you enjoy my personal picks of favorites and best of 2015! Hope you have a cinematastic 2016!

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Best and Worst Television Show 2015

Television in 2015 was filled with brilliant and not-so-great moments. I'm truly surprised by how many fandoms I was apart of since I didn't consider myself that much of a tv hog. Categories & winners for the absolute worst, personal favorites, and best from the series I watched have been compiled below. There are plenty of spoilers ahead for the following shows: Doctor Who, Once Upon A Time, The X-Files, Scandal, The Strain, The Walking Dead - to say the least. Please proceed with caution, and I hope you enjoy!

Friday, November 27, 2015

5 Favorite FRIENDS Thanksgiving Episodes

Halloween has its horror movie marathons. Christmas has it's A Christmas Story 24-hour takeover on TBS. And, Thanksgiving has to be all about Friends.

Perhaps the best moments of the gangs' dysfunctional friendships and mishaps came out around the holidays, just like all of us normal folk. One of my favorite ways to get into the holiday spirit is to watch their awkward and funny Thanksgiving episodes full of sisterly quarrels, secrets coming out of the closet, and the Gellar competition out in full swing. Hope you enjoy this post, the one with the Friends Thanksgiving Episodes! Which ones are your favorites? Feel free to share in the comments!

The One With Rachel's Other Sister
The holidays are a great time to start questioning your mortality - at least for the Greene and Gellar families. Rachel's older sister Amy (Christian Applegate) finds out she is not Emma's godmother and won't selfishly inherit her baby if something dire happens to Rachel and Ross.  Her discovery unleashes a can of worms of who is mature enough to raise Emma. Their conversation is really kinda dark for the holidays, but the epic showdown between Amy and Rachel is worth it, as well as Chadler momentarily showing he's the mature one of the group. Meanwhile Phoebe helps Joey cover his arse at work after realizing he missed appearing on the Days of Our Lives float at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. (Of course, if anything happened to Chandler, Ross doesn't get Joey.)

Favorite Quote: "Yeah, like Ross and Rachel are so responsible. Emma is the product of a bottle of Merlot and a five year old condom." - Monica

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The One Where Ross Got High
Ross and Monica's parents join the gang for Thanksgiving. Chandler tries to win over their approval when Monica reveals they never really liked him. All seems to be lost when the Gellar skeletons start coming out of the closet, like the time Ross got high and blamed it on Chandler - among other things. Really, Chandler's life was pretty messed up as a child but what did he marry into?

Meanwhile Joey just wants to goooo because he could be spending the night with his roommate Janine and her hot dancer friends. Phoebe can't figure out if she has a crush on Monica's dad or Jaqcues Cousteau. And, poor Rachel wants to contribute to Monica's big feast by cooking a trifle, but unfortunately, it comes out tasting like FEET - one of the series most awesome bloopers.

Favorite Quote: "What is with everyone today? It's Thanksgiving, not truth day!" Ross

The One With The Football
Ross and Monica's competitive streak come out to drag the whole gang into an old-fashioned game of football. Chandler and Joey fighting over a hot girl stranger from Neverland Netherlands takes the cake but we also have Ross and Monica's old grudges, Phoebe kicking ass at football with her flashing, and Rachel going really long. Of course, it's all for the Gellar Cup.

Favorite Quote:
Monica: Losers walk.
Ross: losers talk.
Chandler: No, no actually, losers rhyme.

The One Where Underdog Gets Away
Everyone's plans for Thanksgiving go awry. Joey finally scores a major advertising campaign for Syphillis (which makes his family alienated from him). Rachel can't go skiing with her family. Monica and Ross' parents are away for the holidays, so Monica takes on the role of Mom. Preparing a big feast for everyone, of course, she's gotta make four kinds of potatoes. Then, Underdog (the balloon, not the cartoon) snaps off its tether. The gang goes to watch the huge Macys balloon fly over the city, effectively getting locked out of the apartment.

Favorite Quote: 
Chandler: I know this isn't the kind of Thanksgiving that all of you all planned, but for me, this has been really great, you know, I think because it didn't involve divorce or projectile vomiting. Anyway, I was just thinking, I mean, if you'd gone to Vail, and if you guys'd been with your family, if you didn't have syphilis and stuff, we wouldn't be all together, you know? So I guess what I'm trying to say is that I'm very thankful that all of your Thanksgivings sucked.
All: That's so sweet.
Ross: And hey, here's to a lousy Christmas.
Rachel: And a crappy New Year.

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The One With The Rumor
Perhaps my favorite FRIENDS episode of all time, but definitely my favorite Thanksgiving one. Brad Pitt guest stars as an old high school friend Will, who lost a ton of weight and apparently HATED Rachel (Jennifer Aniston, you know 'cause when this episode came out they were married, and playing that they hated each other, and it was all so very epic then..and even now) when they were teenagers 'cause she was not so nice. But not only did he have problems with Rachel, so did Ross, or so he claimed. The duo managed to get back at her with a small rumor, which of course unleashes more secrets and rumors. Meanwhile, Joey tries to finish a whole turkey on his own with the aid of maternity pants, and as usual, Phoebe, sits back and enjoys the insanity and Pitts' hotness.

Favorite Quote: 
Will: Look at her holding those yams. Those are our two worst enemies, Ross - Rachel Green and complex carbohydrates.

Monday, February 23, 2015

2015 Red Carpet Looks + Moments

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The red carpet season has come and gone, my friends. There were plenty of great moments these past two months (and well into 2014 too). Instead of just going for the usual award show season fan fare, I've sprinkled moments from movie premieres, Met Gala, and the film award show season. Hope you enjoy my favorite red carpet looks, photographs, instagrams, and all that jazz.