Wednesday, January 06, 2016

My 30 Most Anticipated Movies of 2016

Captain America: Civil War is my most anticipated film of 2016, followed by Rogue One, Batman v Superman, Passengers, Doctor Strange and Story of Your Life.

My 30 most anticipated movies of 2016 are listed below in release date order. You can find a bigger list of movies releasing in 2016 on the RPF here.

Half of the movies in my list are not based on existing big franchises. They are marked with an asterisk and they are either stories from an original screenplay or based on a book.

Click on the release dates to view the trailers/info clips.

1. Hail, Caesar! *

February 5

2. Deadpool

 February 12

3. The Witch *

 February 26

4. Zootopia *

March 4

5. The Lobster *

 March 11

6. Midnight Special *

 March 18

7. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

 March 25

8. Demolition *

 April 8

9. The Jungle Book

April 15


10. Green Room *

 April 15

11. Everybody Wants Some *

April 15

12. Zeroville *

 (Date TBD)

13. Captain America: Civil War

May 6

14. The Nice Guys *

May 20

15. X-Men: Apocalypse

 May 27

16. Warcraft

 June 10

17. Finding Dory

 June 17

18. Independence Day: Resurgence

 June 24

19. The BFG

 July 1

20. Star Trek Beyond

 July 22

21. Bourne 5

 July 22

22. Suicide Squad

 August 5

23. Neon Demon *

 (Date TBD)

24. Story of Your Life *

 (Date TBD)

25. The Girl on the Train *

 October 7

26. Doctor Strange

 November 4

27. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

 November 18

28. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

December 16

29. Passengers *

 December 21

30. Silence *

 (Date TBD)

Friday, January 01, 2016

My Top Favourite Movies of 2015

I saw 45 movies of 2015 and 13 of them were in the theater. My list of movies seen in 2015 is largely incomplete as I have yet to see The Hateful Eight, The Revenant, Bridge of Spies, Spotlight, Creed and several others which I missed out on.

Mad Max: Fury Road is my #1 favourite movie of 2015. The movie exceeded my expectations. The plot is simple and straightforward, but the characters are memorable while the action has set a new benchmark for modern day filmmaking along with its exceptional practical effects and stunts. Also I love the soundtrack by Tom Holkenborg (Junkie XL), especially the track Brothers In Arms (Bikers chase sequence at canyon). The music kinda makes me want to go and exercise. (And I don't really exercise anymore).

My top favourite movies of this year are as follows. 

1. Mad Max: Fury Road
2. Inside Out
3. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
4. Ant-Man
5. The Martian

Honorable Mention (release date order): Kingsman: The Secret Service, Ex Machina, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Mistress America, Sicario, Victoria, The Peanuts Movie.

Here is another great mash-up video featuring scenes from 2015 movies by YouTube user Sleepy Skunk.

And here is a nice quote by Guillermo del Toro about favourite movies.

As a refresher here are 60 movies from 2015 in release date order. And I am giving away some Blu-rays for RPF members for listing their favourite movies of 2015. Click here for details.

Jupiter Ascending
Kingsman: The Secret Service
What We Do in the Shadows
It Follows
Furious 7
Ex Machina
Clouds of Sils Maria
The Age of Adaline
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Mad Max: Fury Road
Jurassic World
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Inside Out
Terminator Genisys
Magic Mike XXL
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Fantastic Four
The Diary of a Teenage Girl
Straight Outta Compton
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Mistress America
The Visit
Goodnight Mommy
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials
Black Mass
The Martian
The Walk
Crimson Peak
Bridge of Spies
Jaws 19
Steve Jobs
The Peanuts Movie
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2
The Good Dinosaur
The Danish Girl
In the Heart of the Sea
The Big Short
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Son of Saul
The Hateful Eight
The Revenant