2016 Movie Ratings

2016 Total: 40

Manchester By the Sea – 12/31/2016 – Theater – Very well acted, just a slice-of-life type of film. Worth the watch. This movie also reminds me that I should watch more Michelle Williams movies.
3.5 popcorn rating

Passengers – 12/24/2016 – Theater – This didn’t get overall great reviews, but I was able to enjoy myself, despite one of my not-so-favorite actresses being in it.
3 popcorn rating

Rogue One – 12/18/2016 – Theater – Teehee, Forest Whitaker is funny. But not in the supposed-to-be funny way. But overall, yes, I definitely enjoyed me some space opera (as Ross likes to call these).
3.5 popcorn rating

La La Land – 12/16/2016 – Theater – I am a sucker for musicals. I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. It’s definitely one I will watch again. The singing and dancing…well, it’s what you’d expect from non-signers and dancers, but still endearing. Dare I say this is my favorite movie of the year?
4 popcorn rating

Moana – 11/26/2016 – Theater – I had no desire to see this movie after seeing the trailer. I don’t think the trailer makers did this movie justice. But I did enjoy it!
3 popcorn rating

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – 11/19/2016 – Theater – NO, the lack of popcorn rating doesn’t mean I didn’t like the film. I just have to see it again to be able to properly view and rate it. I was sitting in the front row of the theater for a 3D showing. My gut says I’ll give this a 3, maybe 3.5 if I’m in a good mood. I saw enough to know it’s nothing like the originals.
0 popcorn rating

A Street Cat Named Bob – 11/18/2016 – Theater – Okay, okay…does this really deserve 4 popcorns? YES! But with a caveat. I am a complete and total cat lover and a complete and total fan of Bob and James and their entire series of books! Would the average moviegoer give this 4 popcorns? Probably not. But this film knows who it’s audience is and it delivers. Meow!
4 popcorn rating

Arrival – 11/13/2016 – Theater – A movie that I will watch again because I’m sure I missed something. Oh yeah, and Amy Adams can do no wrong.
4 popcorn rating

Doctor Strange – 11/6/2016 – Theater – Who doesn’t like Benedict Cumberbatch?
3 popcorn rating

Inferno – 10/29/2016 – Theater – Yikes! Tom Hanks, this was not good. I’m not sure how anyone who enjoyed this book would like this movie. Don’t see it. You have been warned!
1 popcorn rating

The Accountant – 10/21/2016 – Theater – This movie got bad (critic) reviews, but I didn’t think it was that bad. I enjoyed it and that’s that!
3 popcorn rating

The Girl on the Train – 10/9/2016 – Theater – Was this horrible? No. Was it good. No. It was what it was. Emily Blunt is one of my favorite actresses, so I will pretty much see her in anything. And at least this movie proves she’s a good actress. And who else thinks that Haley Bennett looks a lot like Jennifer Lawrence?
2 popcorn rating

The Magnificent Seven (2016) – 9/24/2016 – Theater – Entertaining enough for me. I haven’t seen the original, so I don’t have anything to compare it to.
2.5 popcorn rating

Kubo and the Two Strings – 9/11/2016 – Theater – Pretty good! I’ll admit that I didn’t really have any interest in seeing this movie and only went because Ross wanted to see it. But I wasn’t disappointed.
3 popcorn rating

Sully – 9/9/2016 – Theater – I’ll see Tom Hanks in anything. Anything. This was a pretty straightforward movie. It felt like the “issue” of the move was forced (did Sully do something wrong), but hey, they had to make a movie so they focused on that, I guess.
3 popcorn rating

Hell or High Water – 9/2/2016 – Theater – Loved the dialogue back and forth between both duos in this movie. The brothers and the sheriffs. “Only a**holes drink Mr. Pibb.” It’s funny because it’s true.
3 popcorn rating

Suicide Squad – 8/7/2016 – Theater – Eesh. We got what we expected.
2 popcorn rating

Jason Bourne – 7/30/2016 – Theater – Ross didn’t like this movie very much, but I thought it was decent enough. Obviously nowhere near the first Bourne movie, but this one at least entertained me.
2.5 popcorn rating

Star Trek Beyond – 7/24/2016 – Theater – Here I sit 2 1/2 months later finally adding the recent movies I’ve seen to this list, and I can’t really remember this movie. I guess that’s not a good sign. I don’t remember hating it. So there’s that.
2.5 popcorn rating

Ghostbusters (2016) – 7/16/2016 – Theater – I liked this movie. So there.
3 popcorn rating

The Secret Life of Pets – 7/9/2016 – Theater – I so wanted to like this movie. But I so didn’t find it that great. I’d say it’s a true kids movie, through and through.
2 popcorn rating

Independence Day: Resurgence – 7/2/2016 – Theater – I’m not sure why they made another movie, but I guess because people like me would see it. I’m sorry.
2 popcorn rating

Finding Dory – 6/20/2016 – Theater – Wow, this should’ve been much better! Sorry, but nope. Just nope.
2 popcorn rating

Now You See Me 2 – 6/12/2016 – Theater – A forgettable movie, but I didn’t hate it. Magic is fun…am I right?
2.5 popcorn rating

X-Men: Apocalypse – 5/30/2016 – Theater – I know the critics were tough on this movie, but I didn’t read any reviews, so I’m not sure what they were saying. Perhaps it had something to do with whether or not if followed the source material? I obviously didn’t care enough to find out. I didn’t find anything offensively wrong with this movie, but I also wouldn’t jump to watch it again. I feel that it served its purpose, being that I “escaped” for 2+ hours and ate some popcorn.
2.5 popcorn rating

The Nice Guys – 5/22/2016 – Theater – Thoroughly enjoyable, just what I want in a movie! Ryan Gosling doesn’t do comedy often, but he sure has a talent for it. And that Russell Crowe, what he does to his body for a roll role. A great buddy comedy. So, take a buddy and go see it!
3.5 popcorn rating

Money Monster – 5/14/2016 – Theater – I had heard going into this one that it wasn’t that good and that it falls flat – that there’s nothing blatantly wrong with it, but that it never takes off. I guess I could see that, but I didn’t think it was that bad. I enjoyed it overall. Ross said it felt a bit dated, like more of a 90s movie.
3 popcorn rating

Captain America: Civil War – 5/8/2016 – Theater – I have to admit that I don’t look forward to most Marvel movies anymore. But of all the Avengers-related movies, the Captain America ones are my favorites. And this one didn’t disappoint. Every time Black Panther came on screen though, I felt compelled to turn to the hubby and say “Meow!” (No really, I did that.)
3.5 popcorn rating

Keanu – 4/29/2016 – Theater – Was I wanting more kitten in this movie? Of course. Did I still get a good giggle at times? Yes!
3 popcorn rating

Midnight Special – 4/8/2016 – Theater – I was hoping for a bit more, but I still liked it. It’s probably not everyone’s cup o’ tea, though.
3 popcorn rating

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – 3/27/2016 – Theater – Okay, I get the bad reviews, but I still thought it was an enjoyable movie.
3 popcorn rating

10 Cloverfield Lane – 3/11/2016 – Theater – Eh, this was an entertaining enough movie, but nothing that great. Definitely not everyone’s cup of tea! And pretty random at the end.
2.5 popcorn rating

Zootopia – 3/4/2016 – Theater – What a fun movie for both adult and child alike!
4 popcorn rating

Triple 9 – 2/26/2016 – Theater – This was a decent cop movie (not about decent cops, but a decent movie about not so decent cops – got it?). I’m not really sure what the point or message of the movie was. Does that make it not a good movie? Well, I enjoyed it anyway. Chock-full of lots of good actors and acting.
3 popcorn rating

Deadpool – 2/20/2016 – Theater – Funny, but certainly not for everyone. If you go in knowing it’s rated R, you should be fine.
3 popcorn rating

Hail, Caesar! – 2/5/2016 – Theater – Yikes, this was not a good movie! People actually left the theater, which I don’t see very often. Heard another couple fell asleep. I guess the Coen bothers are just really hit and miss now. The trailer made this movie look so good. So, kudos to the trailer maker!
1.5 popcorn rating

Room – 1/22/2016 – Theater – What an amazing, unique, touching, gripping, terrifyingly haunting – yet uplifting – movie. It won’t win Best Picture at the Oscars, but it certainly deserves its nomination. The acting is superb and little Jacob Tremblay should have been nominated like his co-star Brie Larson. I hope she wins.
4.5 popcorn rating

Brooklyn – 1/16/2016 – Theater – Just an overall beautiful movie. Saoirse Ronan never disappoints!
3.5 popcorn rating

The Revenant – 1/8/2016 – Theater – I can appreciate that this is a good movie, which is why I’m giving it 3.5 popcorns. But it’s not my type of movie. It did hold my interest from start to finish. And of course DiCaprio deserves all the accolades he’s getting. And Hardy — good in everything!
3.5 popcorn rating

Creed – 1/2/2016 – Theater – I enjoyed this movie from start to finish. Michael B. Jordan is great — and believable in this role. And Stallone deserves the kudos that he’s getting for this role.
3.5 popcorn rating

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