Saturday, December 31, 2016

2016 MOVIE LIST -- The Top 200 So Far

THE STANDOUTS (19) - This should go without saying, but these are all must-sees.

O.J.: Made in America (ESPN) ****
Manchester By the Sea ***1/2
La La Land ***1/2
Patriots Day ***1/2
The Invitation ***1/2
Lion ***1/2
Sully ***1/2
A Monster Calls ***1/2
Weiner ***1/2
Deepwater Horizon ***1/2
Allied ***
Bleed for This ***
Jackie ***
The Jungle Book ***
Everybody Wants Some!! *** 

Sing Street ***  

Hunt for the Wilderpeople ***
Pete's Dragon ***
Goat ***

THE GOOD (59) - These represent quality filmmaking all-around.

20th Century Women ***
Arrival ***
Silence ***
Hacksaw Ridge ***
Kicks ***
The Meddler ***
Eddie the Eagle *** 

The Infiltrator ***
Captain Fantastic ***
Miss Sloane ***
Nocturnal Animals ***
Snowden ***
Cash Only ***
Raw ***
The Eyes of My Mother ***
Next Time I'll Aim for the Heart ***
Gold ***
Fences ***
Other People ***
Sausage Party ***
Don't Breathe ***
Hidden Figures ***
War Dogs ***
Serial Killer 1 *** 

13 Hours ***
The Accountant ***
The Wave *** 

Hello, My Name Is Doris ***
Miss Stevens ***
Sleight ***
Moana ***
Zootopia ***
Too Late ***
Midnight Special ***
Doctor Strange ***
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping ***
The 4th ***
Amanda Knox ***

Under the Shadow ***
Krisha ***
Colossal ***
In a Valley of Violence ***
Don't Think Twice ***
The Trust ***
Transpecos ***
Tower ***
The Hollars ***
The Clan ***
Department Q: The Absent One ***
Department Q: A Conspiracy of Faith ***
Department Q: The Keeper of Lost Causes ***
Jane Got a Gun ***
And Then There Were None (BBC) ***
Captain America: Civil War ***
The Phenom ***
Sing **1/2
Finding Dory **1/2
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot **1/2
Me Him Her **1/2

THE GOOD... BUT SHOULD'VE BEEN BETTERS (26) - Why weren't these good movies better? I don't really know. But they should've been. Hence, the name of this section.

The Founder ***
Moonlight ***
Hell or High Water ***
The Comedian ***
The Birth of a Nation ***
Elle **1/2  

Loving **1/2
10 Cloverfield Lane ***
The Nice Guys **1/2
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children **1/2
The Finest Hours **1/2
Money Monster **1/2
Hands of Stone **1/2
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising **1/2
Deadpool **1/2
Keanu **1/2 

Triple 9 **1/2
The Hollow Point **1/2
All the Way (HBO) **1/2
Confirmation (HBO) **1/2
Operation Avalanche **1/2
Always Shine **1/2
Band of Robbers **1/2
Wild **1/2
Hello, Destroyer **1/2
The Witness **1/2

THE GUILTY PLEASURES (29) - These are movies that I shouldn't like but I do, for one reason or another. I only feel ashamed because the Internet tells me I'm supposed to.

The Belko Experiment ***
Pet ***
13 Cameras ***
Headshot ***
The Magnificent Seven ***
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates **1/2
Criminal **1/2
The Shallows **1/2
Emelie **1/2
Intruders **1/2
Central Intelligence **1/2
Blood Father **1/2
The Autopsy of Jane Doe **1/2
Hush **1/2
Why Him? **1/2
Office Christmas Party **1/2
The Take **1/2
The Good Neighbor **1/2
Dog Eat Dog **
I.T. **
Holidays **
Search Party **
The Preppie Connection **
The Do-Over **
31 **
Nerve **
London Has Fallen **
Term Life **
I Am Wrath **

THE UNDERWHELMING DISAPPOINTMENTS (48) - Chalk it up to expectations but these movies just didn't cut it for me.

Split **1/2
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story **1/2
Live by Night **1/2
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back **1/2
The Girl on the Train **1/2
American Pastoral **1/2
American Honey **1/2
The Edge of Seventeen **1/2
The Wailing **1/2

A Bigger Splash **1/2
Christine **1/2
Tickled **1/2

Where to Invade Next **1/2
Race **1/2
The Purge: Election Year **1/2
Hail, Caesar! **
Passengers **
Rules Don't Apply **
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk **
The Light Between Oceans **
Mascots **

Joshy **
Ghostbusters **
The Boss **
Bad Santa 2 **
Masterminds **
Bad Moms **
Star Trek Beyond ** 

The Neon Demon **
Blair Witch **
White Girl**
Carnage Park **
Message From the King **
Lights Out **
Solace **
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows **
The Secret Life of Pets ** 

Frank and Lola **
Mr. Church **
The Fits **
Paterson *1/2
The BFG *1/2
The Brothers Grimsby *1/2
Ride Along 2 *1/2
Now You See Me: The Second Act *1/2
How to Be Single *1/2
Marauders *1/2
Get a Job *1/2

THE BAD (19) - For better or worse, I just don't know what these movies were thinking.

Inferno *1/2
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice *1/2
Dirty Grandpa *1/2
Free Fire *1/2
The Conjuring 2 *1/2
Jason Bourne *1/2
X-Men: Apocalypse *1/2
Suicide Squad *1/2
Batman: The Killing Joke *1/2
Yoga Hosers *1/2
Trash Fire *1/2
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies *
Independence Day: Resurgence *
Dark Night * 

Zoolander 2 *
Kindergarten Cop 2 *  

The Boy *
Flight 7500 *
Punk's Dead: SLC Punk 2 *

IN PROGRESS (6) - I started watching these but I never quite finished. Make of that what you will.

The Lobster (50 minutes)
Swiss Army Man (40 minutes)
Barry (30 minutes)
The Adderall Diaries (30 minutes)
The Handmaiden (20 minutes)
The Greasy Strangler (20 minutes)

OOPS, I MISSED (116): The 5th Wave, 13th, Anesthesia, Anthropoid, Assassin's Creed, The Automatic Hate, Backgammon, Being Charlie, Ben-Hur, Blue Jay, Burn Country, Cafe Society, Careful What You Wish For, Cell, Certain Women, The Choice, Clown, The Club, Collateral Beauty, Colonia, Coming Through the Rye, Creative Control, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny, Demon, Denial, Dheepan, The Disappointments Room, Disorder, Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words, Edge of Winter, Elstree 1976, Elvis and Nixon, Embrace of the Serpent, Equals, Equity, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Fifty Shades of Black, First Girl I Loved, Five Nights in Maine, Flock of Dudes, Florence Foster Jenkins, The Forest, Free State of Jones, The Fundamentals of Caring, Genius, Ghost Team, Gleason, Gods of Egypt, Good Kids, Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee, Holy Hell, I Am Not Your Negro, I Daniel Blake, Imperium, Incarnate, Indignation, Into the Forest, Julieta, Keeping Up With the Joneses, Kevin Hart: What Now?, King Cobra, Knight of Cups, Kubo and the Two Strings, Lamb, The Land, The Legend of Tarzan, Les Cowboys, Life Animated, Little Men, Louder Than Bombs, Love and Friendship, The Lovers and the Despot, The Love Witch, Maggie's Plan, The Man Who Knew Infinity, The Major, Man Down, Max Rose, Me Before You, Michael Moore in Trumpland, Miles Ahead, Monster Hunt, Moonwalkers, Morgan, Morris From America, Neruda, Oasis: Supersonic, The Other Side of the Door, Our Kind of Traitor, Pee-wee's Big Holiday, Pele: Birth of a Legend, A Perfect Day, Queen of Katwe, Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made, Regression, Remember, Risen, Satanic, Seoul Searching, Shovel Buddies, Shut In, The Siege of Jadotville, Southside With You, Sugar Mountain, Tale of Tales, Toni Erdmann, Touched With Fire, Traders, Trolls, Tumbledown, Viral, Voyage of Time, Warcraft, Wiener-Dog

COMING SOON: 2017 Movie List

Thursday, January 14, 2016

TheInSneider's Annual Last-Minute Oscar Nominations

This should sound familiar: T-minus 4 hours, so I'd better get these on the record quick! I haven't played The Alternate Game the last few years so I decided against it again this year despite the temptation with such a wide-open field. There are some categories that are really tough to call this year so I did offer some elementary analysis, though the trickiest question remains not which films will be nominated, but rather, how many. Thanks to all the bloggers I've enjoyed reading this awards season, including but certainly not limited to: Steve Pond, Scott Feinberg, Jeff Wells, Kris Tapley, Sasha Stone, Anne Thompson, Pete Hammond and the fine folks at The Playlist. I'd call this a work-in-progress but fortunately, we've run out of time and these will have to do. Good luck to all the contenders! And now, on to Phase Two...

1. Spotlight
2. The Big Short
3. The Martian
4. The Revenant
5. Mad Max: Fury Road
6. Carol
7. Bridge of Spies
8. Straight Outta Compton
9. Brooklyn

1. Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu, The Revenant
2. Ridley Scott, The Martian
3. Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
4. Adam McKay, The Big Short
5. George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road

1. Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
2. Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl
3. Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
4. Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
5. Matt Damon, The Martian

1. Brie Larson, Room
2. Cate Blanchett, Carol
3. Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
4. Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
5. Jennifer Lawrence, Joy

1. Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
2. Sylvester Stallone, Creed
3. Christian Bale, The Big Short
4. Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation
5. Jacob Tremblay, Room

1. Rooney Mara, Carol
2. Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs
3. Helen Mirren, Trumbo
4. Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
5. Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina

1. Spotlight
2. The Hateful Eight
3. Inside Out
4. Ex Machina
5. Bridge of Spies

1. The Big Short
2. Steve Jobs
3. Room
4. Carol
5. Brooklyn

Thursday, December 31, 2015

2015 MOVIE LIST -- The Top 200 So Far

THE STANDOUTS (20) - This should go without saying, but these are all must-sees.

Spotlight ****
Wild Tales **** 
Straight Outta Compton ***1/2 
Sicario ***1/2 
The Revenant ***1/2
Demolition ***1/2 
Room ***1/2  
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl ***1/2
The End of the Tour ***1/2
The Stanford Prison Experiment ***
The Martian ***
The Walk ***
Steve Jobs ***
Creed *** 
Joy *** 
Inside Out ***  
The Tribe ***
Bridge of Spies ***
Son of Saul ***
Thought Crimes: The Case of the Cannibal Cop (HBO) ***  

THE GOOD (48) - These represent quality filmmaking all-around.

Everest ***
Love and Mercy ***
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation ***
Mad Max: Fury Road ***
Ex Machina *** 
McFarland, USA ***
The Gift ***
Cop Car *** 
The Visit ***
The Connection *** 
Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck (HBO) *** 
Cartel Land ***  
The Seven Five *** 
Infinitely Polar Bear ***
Tangerine ***
Diary of a Teenage Girl *** 
Trainwreck ***  
Spy ***
Ant-Man ***
Kingsman: The Secret Service ***
Green Room ***   
The Night Before *** 
The Bronze ***
The 33 ***
The Benefactor ***
Grandma *** 
Truth *** 
Victoria ***  
Dope *** 
What We Do In the Shadows *** 
Son of a Gun ***  
Faults ***
Creep *** 
Hyena *** 
Maggie *** 
Vacation ***   
Manson Family Vacation ***
Life in Color *** 
Goodnight Mommy **1/2
Shelter **1/2
Two Step **1/2 
James White **1/2
Sleeping With Other People **1/2
Digging for Fire **1/2
Cut Bank **1/2 
An Honest Liar **1/2
Bloodsucking Bastards **1/2
Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon **1/2

THE GOOD... BUT SHOULD'VE BEEN BETTERS (32) - Why weren't these good movies better? I don't really know. But they should've been. Hence, the name of this section.

The Hateful Eight ***
Chappie *** 
Going Clear (HBO) *** 
Beasts of No Nation ***
Concussion *** 
Black Mass **1/2
Pawn Sacrifice **1/2
Southpaw **1/2
Star Wars: The Force Awakens **1/2  
Black Sea **1/2 
The Overnight **1/2
Minions **1/2
Trumbo **1/2
Eye in the Sky **1/2
Desierto **1/2
Hungry Hearts **1/2
Carol **1/2 
The Witch **1/2
Focus **1/2 
Irrational Man **1/2
Results **1/2
Buzzard **1/2  
Fort Tilden **1/2 
Road Hard **1/2
The Peanuts Movie **1/2
Goosebumps **1/2
Kill Your Friends **1/2  
Veteran **1/2 
Finders Keepers **1/2
Misery Loves Comedy **1/2
Being Evel **1/2
Cronies **1/2

THE GUILTY PLEASURES (38) - These are movies that I shouldn't like but I do, for one reason or another. I only feel ashamed because the Internet tells me I'm supposed to.

Hardcore ***
Run All Night ***
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. ***
Furious 7 ***
No Escape ***
Daddy's Home ***
Entourage ***
The Boy Next Door ***
The Green Inferno ***
Roar ***
Everly **1/2
The Intern **1/2
Poltergeist **1/2
The Devil's Candy **1/2
Unfriended **1/2 
Staten Island Summer **1/2
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse **1/2  
American Ultra **1/2  
Magic Mike XXL **1/2
Ted 2 **1/2
Krampus **1/2 
Get Hard **1/2 
The Wedding Ringer **1/2 
Burying the Ex **1/2
Sisters **1/2
Terminator Genisys **  
San Andreas **   
Taken 3 **
Hitman: Agent 47 **
Fifty Shades of Grey **
Hidden ** 
Balls Out **
American Heist **
The Final Girls **
Final Girl **
Beyond the Reach ** 
Turbo Kid **
The Human Centipede 3: Final Sequence **

THE UNDERWHELMING DISAPPOINTMENTS (42) - Chalk it up to expectations but these movies just didn't cut it for me.

The Big Short **1/2
Anomalisa **1/2
Legend **1/2 
Our Brand is Crisis **1/2
I Smile Back **1/2
The Secret In Their Eyes **1/2 
Mississippi Grind **1/2
Z for Zachariah **1/2
Knock Knock ** 
Spectre **
Tiger House **
By the Sea ** 
Point Break **  
The Wolfpack ** 
Bone Tomahawk ** 
The Danish Girl ** 
Experimenter **
In the Heart of the Sea ** 
Ricki and the Flash ** 
Pixels ** 
We Are Your Friends **
Manglehorn **  
The Program ** 
Mr. Holmes ** 
Macbeth **   
Strangerland **
Mistress America ** 
I Am Michael **
Take Me to the River **
The Family Fang **
Project Almanac ** 
Tomorrowland ** 
Avengers: Age of Ultron ** 
Unfinished Business **
Pitch Perfect 2 ** 
The Girl in the Photographs **
The Mind's Eye **
Baskin **
Southbound **
The Gallows ** 
Martyrs **
The Lazarus Effect **

THE BAD (20) - For better or worse, I just don't know what these movies were thinking.

Rock the Kasbah *1/2  
Crimson Peak *1/2
Blackhat *1/2 
Lost River *1/2
True Story *1/2
Child 44 *1/2
The Gunman *1/2
Fantastic Four *1/2 
Hot Tub Time Machine 2 *1/2
High-Rise * 
Mojave * 
Dark Places *
The Hallow * 
Kristy *  
The Loft *
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 *
Kidnapping Mr. Heineken * 
The Nightmare *
Preservation *
Hellions *

NOTABLE MOVIES I MISSED IN 2015 THAT ARE COMING SOON, I SWEAR (34): 45 Years, Alleluia, Aloha, Appropriate Behavior, The Assassin, Best of Enemies, Brooklyn, Burnt, Chi-Raq, Cinderella, The D Train, The Duke of Burgundy, Eden, Escobar: Paradise Lost, The Falling, Felt, Freeheld, Girlhood, The Good Dinosaur, Heaven Knows What, I'll See You in My Dreams, Kumiko the Treasure Hunter, Meadowland, Mommy, Mustang, Nasty Baby, Phoenix, Slow West, Soaked in Bleach, Spring, Suffragette, Time Out of Mind, White God, Youth

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jeff Sneider, Nikki Finke Team on Hollywood Website/Podcast The FinSneider

Somewhere in California (April 1, 2015) ­- Veteran entertainment reporters Jeff Sneider and Nikki Finke proudly announced today that they are teaming with "Shark Tank" star Mark Cuban to launch The FinSneider, a new multimedia venture that will include a breaking news website and a unique podcast featuring sharp analysis from two of Hollywood’s loudest mouths.

“People think my relationship with Nikki is this black-and-white thing, but it’s really fifty shades of grey. I'm thrilled to partner with her and I look forward to our verbal sparring sessions as we match wits on the podcast, even if she’s going to connect via Skype,” Sneider said over a plain, well-done hamburger and his third Shirley Temple.

“I toldja! Jeff Sneider wasn't my first choice, or even my twelfth, but he's like a fungus -- he just kind of grows on you,” Finke said from an undisclosed location inside a volcano while stroking her rare white cat Mrs. Bigglesworth like a Bond villain. "He made me an offer I couldn't refuse, and believe me, I tried."

"We're two big personalities, so obviously negotiations were intense, but once Nikki agreed to let me  scoop her on the announcement and put myself first in this press release, I knew it was meant to be," said Sneider. "There was just one catch: she said I'd need to find her a new billionaire to finance the site, and I only knew one way to do that now that I unfriended Robert Durst on Facebook -- 'Shark Tank.'"

With Finke’s blessing, Sneider pitched the idea for The FinSneider on an upcoming episode of ABC's hit reality series, which is expected to air this summer. The ink-stained duo secured a modest financial commitment from Hollywood impresario Cuban in exchange for a minority stake in The FinSneider.

"I wasn’t surprised when Mr. Wonderful bowed out first because Nikki mentioned something about a bad date they had in the ‘80s. From the start, we went in hoping Mark would make an offer because he has Hollywood ties and he thinks outside the box, so we knew he’d understand our shared vision," explained Sneider.

On the show, Cuban described the chance to invest in The FinSneider as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that outranked winning a NBA championship and selling to Yahoo! for $5.7 billion.

"Imagine Nikki as Demi Moore in 'Ghost' and me as Patrick Swayze, which should be easy given our strong jaw lines. The FinSneider is like a slab of raw clay on a pottery wheel, and we’ve been slowly shaping it together," said Sneider while trying to keep a straight face.

"I would dispute that characterization," added Finke. "The podcast will simply allow me to engage my 260,000 Twitter followers, who I affectionately refer to as Finkies, in a meaningful conversation without ever having to leave the comfort of my home. Ever."

The first guest on The FinSneider podcast will be Bret Easton Ellis, who was eager to help Finke launch the new endeavor, noting that he wrote “American Psycho” as an homage to the feared blogger. "I want to make sure the ratings for her first episode won't be less than zero," said the provocative bestselling author.

Sneider brings experience hosting a must-listen podcast thanks to “Meet the Movie Press,” a show he has repeatedly tried and failed to persuade Finke to do. “I remember inviting her on a few times and she said, ‘You want me to talk about Marvel shit for an hour? I don’t do geek.’ Things just developed from there based on a mutual disdain for authority and a shared love of Milano cookies,” recalled Sneider.

Finke is the founder and editor-in-chief emeritus of Deadline Hollywood who served as the inspiration for an unaired HBO pilot starring Diane Keaton, while Sneider is a small-fry film writer who has been fired from Variety twice and spends his days complaining about exclusives on Twitter.

Finke has written for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Associated Press, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, New York Observer, Premiere, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Esquire and Los Angeles magazine. Sneider has written for none of those places.

Peter Parker is expected to serve as The FinSneider's official photographer, and additional details regarding the venture will be revealed on Wednesday at 12 p.m. PDT.

Nikki Finke will be available for (phone) interviews upon request. For media inquiries, please contact Entourage PR's Shauna Roberts at 481-516-2342.

Friday, December 19, 2014

2014 MOVIE LIST -- The Top 166 So Far

THE STANDOUTS (17) - This should go without saying, but these are all must-sees.

Nightcrawler ****
Life Itself ****
Foxcatcher ***1/2
Whiplash ***1/2
Gone Girl ***1/2
Selma ***1/2
The Normal Heart (HBO) ***1/2
The Raid 2 ***1/2
The Guest ***1/2
Cheap Thrills ***1/2
A Most Violent Year ***
Top Five ***
The Skeleton Twins ***
St. Vincent ***
Neighbors ***
22 Jump Street ***
The Interview ***

THE GOOD (42) - These represent quality filmmaking all-around.

Boyhood ***
Birdman ***
Locke ***
Citizenfour ***
Starred Up ***
'71 ***
The Drop ***
Wild ***
The Theory of Everything ***
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes ***
99 Homes ***
Noah ***
Laggies ***
Wish I Was Here ***
What If ***
Welcome to Me ***
Men Women and Children ***
The Imitation Game ***
The Fault In Our Stars ***
Afflicted ***
Bad Words ***
Mistaken For Strangers ***
Night Moves ***
They Came Together ***
The Sacrament ***
Blue Ruin ***

Chef ***
Hellion ***
Two Night Stand ***
Exodus: Gods and Kings ***
Killers ***
Land Ho! ***
The Keeping Room ***
Kill the Messenger ***
Small Time ***
Coldwater ***
The Dog ***
Olive Kitteridge (HBO) ***
Little England ***
Cake **1/2
Sex Tape **1/2
Under the Electric Sky **1/2
Beneath **1/2

THE GOOD... BUT SHOULD'VE BEEN BETTERS (36) - Why weren't these good movies better? I don't really know. But they should've been. Hence, the name of this section.

Blood Ties ***
Snowpiercer ***
The Grand Budapest Hotel ***
Guardians of the Galaxy ***
Unbroken ***
Leviathan ***
The Rover ***
Big Bad Wolves ***
Get On Up **1/2
Edge of Tomorrow **1/2
The Gambler **1/2
American Sniper **1/2
Fury **1/2
Big Eyes **1/2
The Homesman **1/2
Maps to the Stars **1/2
Let's Be Cops **1/2
It Follows **1/2
Starry Eyes **1/2
Calvary **1/2
Captain America: The Winter Soldier **1/2
The Trip to Italy **1/2
Tales From the Grim Sleeper **1/2
Love Is Strange **1/2
The Babadook **1/2
Still Alice **1/2
Bad Turn Worse **1/2
Draft Day **1/2
Non-Stop **1/2
This Is Where I Leave You **1/2
Cold Comes the Night **1/2

Beside Still Waters **1/2
Life of Crime **1/2
Jamesy Boy **
Adult Beginners **
Ping Pong Summer **

THE GUILTY PLEASURES (17) - These are movies that I shouldn't like but I do, for one reason or another. I only feel ashamed because the Internet tells me I'm supposed to.

Tusk ***
John Wick ***
The Equalizer ***
Big Game ***
The Town That Dreaded Sundown ***
The Captive **1/2
Premature **1/2
Jersey Boys **1/2
Mall **1/2
V/H/S: Viral **1/2
Kid Cannabis **1/2
Need For Speed **
Ride Along **
The Purge: Anarchy **
Mockingbird **
Dumb and Dumber To **
The Cobbler **

THE UNDERWHELMING DISAPPOINTMENTS (44) - Chalk it up to expectations but these movies just didn't cut it for me.

Under the Skin **1/2
Inherent Vice **1/2
Dear White People **1/2
While We're Young **1/2
Good Kill **1/2
Begin Again (fka Can a Song Save Your Life?) **1/2
Lucy **1/2
Godzilla **1/2
Dom Hemingway **1/2
RoboCop **1/2
Filth **1/2
The Signal **1/2
A Million Ways to Die in the West **
A Walk Among the Tombstones **
A Most Wanted Man **
The Monuments Men **
Obvious Child **
X-Men: Days of Future Past **
Happy Christmas **
White Bird in a Blizzard **
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For **
Into the Storm **
The Judge **
Honeymoon **
Cold in July **
Felony **
No Good Deed **
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles **
Listen Up Philip **
Are You Here **
Breathe In **
Horrible Bosses 2 *1/2
Magic in the Moonlight *1/2
Life After Beth *1/2
Tammy *1/2
Deliver Us From Evil *1/2
Cub *1/2
Coherence *1/2
Sabotage *1/2
Cooties *1/2

13 Sins *1/2
The Voices *1/2
Grand Piano *1/2
Enemy *

THE BAD (10) - For better or worse, I just don't know what these movies were thinking.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1*
Stretch *
Oculus *
Jamie Marks Is Dead *
The Double *
Into the Woods *
Dracula Untold *
Transformers: Age of Extinction *
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 *
Transcendence *

IN PROGRESS (4) - I've started watching these but I'm not quite done yet.

The Humbling (30 minutes)Veronica Mars (75 minutes)
Whitey (90 minutes)
Young Ones (40 minutes)


Blackhat (Embargoed)

OOPS, I MISSED (115): 3 Days to Kill, 300: Rise of an Empire, ABCs of Death 2, About Last Night, Addicted, Adult World, Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day, All Is By My Side, Annabelle, Annie, Appropriate Behavior, Art of the Steal, As Above So Below, The Bag Man, Belle, Beneath the Harvest Sky, Bethlehem, Better Living Through Chemistry, Beyond the Lights, Blended, The Boxtrolls, Brick Mansions, The Canal, Cesar Chavez, Comet, Date and Switch, Decoding Annie Parker, Devil's Due, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, Divergent, Endless Love, Exists, The Expendables 3, The Face of Love, Fading Gigolo, A Field in England, The Final Member, Frank, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, Gloria, God's Pocket, The Good Lie, A Good Marriage, The Green Prince, Happy Valley, Hector and the Search for Happiness, Hercules, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Horns, The Houses October Built, How to Train Your Dragon 2, The Hundred-Foot Journey, Ida, The Immigrant, Infinitely Polar Bear, I, Frankenstein, In Secret, I Origins, It Felt Like Love, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Jessabelle, Jimmy P, Joe, Knights of Badassdom, The Lego Movie, Life Partners, The Lunchbox, Maladies, Maleficent, Manakamana, The Maze Runner, McCanick, Million Dollar Arm, Miss Meadows, Mr. Turner, Muppets Most Wanted, The November Man, Nymphomaniac Vol. I and Vol. II, Omar, One Chance, Only Lovers Left Alive, Open Grave, Open Windows, The Other Woman, The Overnighters, Palo Alto, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, Pompeii, The Pretty One, The Prey, Pride, The Pyramid, The Quiet Ones, The Railway Man, Rob the Mob, Rosewater, Rudderless, Stand Clear of the Closing Doors, Stonehearst AsylumThat Awkward Moment, Third Person, Tracks, The Two Faces of January, U Want Me 2 Kill Him?, Walk of Shame, We Are the Best!, Wetlands, What We Do in the Shadows, When the Game Stands Tall, Wild Tales, Winter Sleep, Winter's Tale, Zero Motivation, The Zero Theorem

COMING SOON (6): The Mule, Black or White, The Sleepwalker, Mommy, Fort Bliss, She's Funny That Way