Well, here we are on the verge of Summer Blockbuster season. It always seems to sneak up on me.
Here’s my list for 2017. Enjoy.
This Blockbuster season looks pretty darned good to my eye. Stephen King has two film adaptations of his books this summer, that’s awesome, but I’m really looking forward to It in September.
As always I’ll have to pick and choose which films to see because I can’t catch them all in theaters. Here’s my short list.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, Alien: Covenant, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Wonder Woman, Cars 3, Atomic Blonde, and It.
See you at the movies! Remember to get popcorn with extra butter and an extra large soda!
Past Must See Lists, plus 2009 from my original weblog.
There are a few things to point out about this years list. It’s a bit long, I started from mid-April (which is a bit short of May, the “traditional” blockbuster season), it runs through September, and all the trailers links are pointed at my new favorite site for watching movie trailers; Trailer Town.
While I’d love to see all of these at theaters, I know I won’t. This is the shorter list I really hope to catch in theaters; Captain America: Civil War, Central Intelligence, Warcraft, Finding Dory, Ghostbusters, Star Trek Beyond, and Suicide Squad.
Prior years 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009.
Man, this kind of snuck up on me. Time to put together my Summer Movie Must See List.
Unlike last years list, this one is short. The mini list for me includes: Avengers: Age of Ultron, Maggie, Mad Max: Fury Road, Jurassic World, Terminator Genisys, Southpaw, Pan.
Prior years 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009.
UPDATED 05/15/2015: Added The Stranger.
UPDATED 05/18/2015: Added Dark Was the Night.
It’s time to put together my annual Summer Blockbuster movie list. Here it is, enjoy.
I thought this year was going to be a boring year for moves. Guess I was wrong.
The mini list for me includes: Godzilla, Edge of Tomorrow, Hercules, and Guardians of the Galaxy.
Prior years 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009.
After you see a movie do you ever wanted to know what happened the characters the day after, or maybe years later?
We caught the end of You’ve Got Mail tonight. I thought it would be wonderful to bring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan back together to create a 15-minute film using this line from the film as its inspiration.
“And the only thing we’d fight about would be which video to rent on a Saturday night.”
Of course you can guess the scene. An older Joe and Kathleen Fox cuddled on the couch, Netflix clearly visible on the television, and a civilized “argument” over the merits of his movie choice verses hers. It would, of course, end with Kathleen’s movie choice playing and the two of them sharing a bowl of popcorn. A short 15 minute glimpse into a life lived happily ever after.
I know these will probably never happen because there’s no money to be made, but they sure would be extremely cool.
My brother, Jay, mentioned a few movies he thinks of as Christmas Movies; Christmas Vacation, Die Hard, and he gives honorable mention to Elf. Not a bad list. Believe it or not, I’ve never seen Christmas Vacation. Die Hard and Elf are great films, regardless of the season.
Here’s the list of movies we watch, I may miss a few, but here goes.
Of course we don’t watch A Christmas Story until Christmas Eve when TBS does 24 Hours of A Christmas Story. I watch it a few times while I’m wrapping presents for my wife late into Christmas Eve, because, you know, there’s nothing like waiting until the last minute to wrap your wife’s gifts, right?
UPDATE: 12/24 – Here’s a list that’s a bit on the dark side, I thought I’d add these while I was updating the list above.
Hunter Walk: “But why? Instead of driving people like me away from the theater, why not just segregate us into environments which meet our needs. I’d love to watch Pacific Rim in a theater with a bit more light, wifi, electricity outlets and a second screen experience. Don’t tell me I’d miss major plot points while scrolling on my ipad – it’s a movie about robots vs monsters. I can follow along just fine.”
I love movies. I have since I was a boy. I remember seeing 2001: A Space Odyssey with my parents and thinking “why are these monkey’s freaking out over that black thing.” I was into it even though I was a little boy. The theater was dark and quiet. It was awesome. My parents were on either side of me, but I was alone, immersed in the film.
That’s the experience I love.
The experience you’re talking about is definitely not something I’d ever choose to participate in. It’s just not my thing.
But, and there’s always a but, I would be fine with a theater setting aside one, or two, screens for just such an experience as long as they don’t allow it to bleed into the other screens. Having a strict no talking, no text messaging, no annoying, policy in the others would be fantastic.
My wife and I love to visit a theater that caters to adults. They have two screens set aside for people over 21. They serve wine and beer and the theater seats are larger and more comfortable than a “normal” theater seat. I love it. It was clearly built for the kind of movie going experience I appreciate.
Hunter’s idea doesn’t appeal to me. I want to escape for a couple hours and enjoy a movie.
That’s right, blockbuster season is upon us, which means it’s time for my list of must see movies.
Here are my lists from prior years: 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009.
Of the films on this list the movies I’d most like to see are Oblivion, Iron Man 3, Star Trek Into Darkness, Man of Steel, Despicable Me 2, and World War Z.. It’s too hard to pick just one.
This summer seems kind of lean after last years crop of great action films. It’s going to be really tough to beat The Avengers.
D.J. Pangburn: “The joy of experiencing that first episode of The Walking Dead was to see Rick experience a surreal, post-apocalyptic landscape; to feel in an almost sublime way the melancholy horror of it all.That feeling, which was the greatest strength of The Walking Dead for me, is now gone; jettisoned for budget reasons more than likely. But let’s say that budget is only part of the story. If Glen Mazzara and Robert Kirkman believe this is dynamic, visionary television, then they are woefully mistaken.”
I love this series. I haven’t missed an episode but it is beginning to feel a bit repetitive. I loved Season 2, on the farm. It was the calm before the storm. Now it’s definitely stuck in a loop, but hey, what should we expect? There are zombies everywhere! How can the writers make it more interesting? Well, they introduced another tribe into the mix and made Rick go off the deep end.
Hey, can someone kill off The Governor already? I’m getting pretty sick and tired of that guy.