2016 Total: 40
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.
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?
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!
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.
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!
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!
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Suicide Squad – 8/7/2016 – Theater – Eesh. We got what we expected.
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.
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.
Ghostbusters (2016) – 7/16/2016 – Theater – I liked this movie. So there.
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.
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.
Finding Dory – 6/20/2016 – Theater – Wow, this should’ve been much better! Sorry, but nope. Just nope.
Now You See Me 2 – 6/12/2016 – Theater – A forgettable movie, but I didn’t hate it. Magic is fun…am I right?
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.
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!
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.
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.)
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!
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.
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.
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.
Zootopia – 3/4/2016 – Theater – What a fun movie for both adult and child alike!
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.
Deadpool – 2/20/2016 – Theater – Funny, but certainly not for everyone. If you go in knowing it’s rated R, you should be fine.
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!
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.
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!