2016 has been a monster of a year, what with the election and all (it’s gonna be a LONG four years; also fuck Trump and the Trump police if they try to get me), and of course with movies. For every gem that came out, there were also mixed bags at best and some REALLY bad movies at worst. I’ve yet to finish reviewing movies from 2016 that I’ve seen, there’s still some 2016 movies I’ve yet to see and would like to (and also dreading to see but you know me, I’m kind of a sadomasochist when it comes to this stuff) and to make my top best and worst movies of 2016, but I thought I’d try to get this out of the way in the meantime. So far as I’ve seen, 2017 doesn’t seem to be too bad for movies, and I’m looking forward to more. Now I will admit, I’ve already seen some movies that came out this year (The Lego Batman Movie, Split, Get Out, and John Wick: Chapter Two) so I won’t include them in the list, but I will say that they are definitely awesome and innovative in their own right, and hopefully there will be more awesomeness to come, though there will also be some crap movies coming out too. Also this is just my opinion, so if you have different ideas of movies to look forward to or dreading to see, that’s fine. So here we go:
So yeah, I’m gonna make this a thing like with my Legends of Tomorrow character lists. Honestly, thinking about both of those shows, they are in a way similar to each other, though they do use different methods of storytelling, different formats on which to do them (i.e. YJ is animated and LOT is live-action), and yet they kinda have different yet similar premises to each other, in which both shows are about a wide variety of characters from DC Comics and team up together and go on missions together, difference between em is that YJ is about, as the title suggests, the young characters, while LOT has heroes and villains teaming up together. With both of these shows having these elements, it allows them to incorporate a lot of characters, concepts, and ideas to be put into them, no matter how unlikely or difficult it is, and manages to pull it off well. That being said, there’s still plenty of characters that can be put into the show, regardless of whether they be members of the Team, supporting characters, or antagonists. Here we go: Read More
2015 was a mixed bag of a year for movies, but while there were some bad ones, there were also a bunch of good ones. Now, this list includes movies that I’ve reviewed that came out in 2015, and while I haven’t seen every 2015 film, such as Carol, The Danish Girl, Steve Jobs, Spotlight, Sicario, and others, I did see a lot of notable ones, so many in fact that it was pretty hard to keep the list down to ten movies. Granted, there are some movies paired together on this list, mostly because I couldn’t help but feel certain similarities or how they explore similar ideas in different ways. I apologize that this list came in so late, as well as the reviews for the films themselves, but I’ve finally caught up and can continue on with 2016 films I’ve seen. Read More
I didn’t see a lot of bad movies in 2015. That would be a good thing, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t see any bad movies AT ALL. I only saw three movies that I consider to be the worst of 2015, and since I only saw three, I’ve humorously dubbed them the “Trinity of Sinfully Bad Movies of 2015”. The ones that made me feel unpleasant, angry, frustrated, annoyed, or even straight up flip the bird at the movie screen. One of these movies is only bad in a “so bad it’s good” way, but still bad, while the others are just unnecessary, stupid, and just, well, BAD (the all-caps means that they are real pieces of shit). Now, this is just my opinion, as I’m sure there were other bad movies or even worse ones than the ones on this list. Here we go: Read More
With the Arrowverse shows getting renewed for more seasons, and the upcoming Flash/Supergirl crossover, it seems that DC is doing an okay job so far of managing their live-action multiverse. Legends of Tomorrow is still DC’s premiere team-up show, meaning that ANY characters now can be incorporated into it, regardless of which show they first appear in, universe they inhabit, or even what network it’s on (that is depending on if there’ll ever be a crossover between Gotham and the other DC shows, which I imagine probably won’t happen for a while). However, there are some characters and/or ideas shown in the Arrowverse before that have left me wondering if they’ll ever be seen or explored again, and I think LOT could be a good way to bring them back. Read More
Since I mentioned John Constantine in my last list, and since it was rumored/announced he would be in the second season of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, it kinda got me thinking that maybe the team would be fighting against a more supernatural and/or magic-based threat, not to mention considering that if Matt Ryan reprises his role from Constantine, season 2 of LOT could also continue some of the plot threads left dangling by that show. With that in mind, this could open up opportunities for the supernatural and/or magic-based characters to be adapted for that. While there is that Dark Universe movie, based on the Justice League Dark comics, that may or may not happen that would feature those types of characters, and granted, there are some characters here on this list that aren’t like that, I thought they’d still make a nice fit for the show if they ever appear. Plus it doesn’t throw away the concept of a team consisting of these types of characters, be it just them or being added to the current team on LOT. I don’t know what could happen in season 2 if this pans out, if Rip recruits them or something entirely different happens, but it’s a possibility. Read More
Let’s face it, the Arrowverse (which may or may not include Supergirl since it’s created by the same people) is already well in place as DC’s premiere live-action universe right now. Yeah, there’s the Extended Universe (seriously, who came up with that name?), the Gothamverse (so far not connected to anything…for now) and while not every shared universe has to copy the Marvel method step-by-step and release 2-3 movies every year, with multiple shows on different networks connected to it no less, DC certainly is taking their time, and the slate of upcoming movies is both promising and cautious. But the Arrowverse has had buildup, character growth and development, and storylines maintained throughout all the shows that take place in it, because that’s the beauty of TV dealing with long-running stories instead of things being condensed in a movie consisting of two hours or more. But then again, that doesn’t mean there can’t be both or that they can’t crossover, as Disney/Marvel has proven so far (Fox’s iron grip on X-Men notwithstanding too…for now).
The Justice League movie (or movies, rather) is happening, but not for a while. In the meantime, there’s already a premiere live-action team show in place for the Arrowverse, and that’s Legends of Tomorrow. Read More