Thursday, September 14, 2017

2017 Movie List -- The Top 125 So Far

THE STANDOUTS (17) - This should go without saying, but these are all must-sees.

The Big Sick ****
Call Me by Your Name ****
Patti Cake$ ***1/2
Logan ***1/2
War for the Planet of the Apes ***1/2
The Disaster Artist ***
I, Tonya ***
The Killing of a Sacred Deer ***
The Florida Project ***
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri ***
Shot Caller ***
Girls Trip ***
Get Out ***
The Ardennes ***
Ingrid Goes West ***
Dunkirk ***
Beach Rats ***


THE GOOD (31) - These represent quality filmmaking all-around.

The Shape of Water ***
Lady Bird ***
Molly's Game ***
Wind River ***
Disgraced (Showtime) ***
John Wick: Chapter 2 ***
Bodied ***
Brawl in Cell Block 99 ***
Oklahoma City ***
Crown Heights ***
Aftermath ***
Logan Lucky ***
Alien: Covenant ***
Spider-Man: Homecoming ***
Wonder Woman ***
The Survivalist ***
Killing Ground ***
The Trip to Spain ***
The Beguiled ***
The Girl With All the Gifts ***
Chuck ***
Tramps ***
Nobody Speak: Trials of a Free Press ***
Icarus ***
Mean Dreams ***
Tilt ***
Win It All **1/2
Handsome: A Netflix Murder Mystery **1/2
Burning Sands **1/2
Downrange **1/2
Casting JonBenet **1/2

THE GOOD... BUT SHOULD'VE BEEN BETTERS (23) - Why weren't these good movies better? I don't really know. But they should've been. Hence, the name of this section.

Baby Driver ***
Good Time ***
The Wall ***
Life ***
The Wizard of Lies (HBO) ***
Lady Macbeth ***
Brigsby Bear ***
The Lost City of Z ***
Hostiles ***
Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer ***
Battle of the Sexes ***
Okja **1/2
Roman J. Israel, Esq. **1/2
Atomic Blonde **1/2
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 **1/2
Ghost In the Shell **1/2
Hounds of Love **1/2
T2: Trainspotting **1/2
Wilson **1/2
Landline **1/2
I Love You, Daddy **1/2
Table 19 **1/2
Beatriz at Dinner **

THE GUILTY PLEASURES (16) - These are movies that I shouldn't like but I do, for one reason or another. I only feel ashamed because the Internet tells me I'm supposed to.

What Happened to Monday? ***
Rough Night ***
Sleepless **1/2
Vincent N Roxxy **1/2
Snatched **1/2
Baywatch **1/2
Fist Fight **1/2
The House **1/2
CHiPS **1/2
All Nighter **1/2
Wolves **1/2
Shimmer Lake **1/2
5-25-77 **1/2
Vengeance: A Love Story **1/2
Stray Bullets **1/2
Sandy Wexler **

THE UNDERWHELMING DISAPPOINTMENTS (25) - Chalk it up to expectations but these movies just didn't cut it for me.

It **1/2
Valerian **1/2
It Comes at Night **1/2
Sand Castle **1/2
Suburbicon **
Kong: Skull Island **
The Fate of the Furious **
Personal Shopper **
A Ghost Story **
Unforgettable **
Detour **
War on Everyone **
Death Note **
Mindhorn **
Downsizing **
Small Crimes **
I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore **
Let Me Make You a Martyr **
Take Me **
The Assignment **
The Void **
Transformers: The Last Knight *1/2
Nerdland *1/2
Rupture *1/2
Stratton *1/2

THE BAD (13) - For better or worse, I just don't know what these movies were thinking.


Detroit *1/2
Nocturama *1/2
mother! *1/2
The Bad Batch *1/2
War Machine *1/2
The Mummy *
The Dinner *
The Circle *
Mine *
XX *
Girlfriend's Day *
The Bye Bye Man 1/2*
The Endless 1/2*

IN PROGRESS (4) - I started watching these but I never quite finished. Make of that what you will.

The Hitman's Bodyguard (45 minutes)
Mom and Dad (45 minutes)
Little Evil (45 minutes)
Fifty Shades Darker (20 minutes)

EMBARGOED (0) - Silence is golden... for now.

OOPS, I MISSED (68): 3 Generations, 47 Meters Down, Abattoir, All Eyez on Me, American Anarchist, Band Aid, Beauty and the Beast, Before I Fall, Berlin Syndrome, The Book of Henry, Burden, Buster's Mal Heart, Captain Underpants, Cars 3, Catfight, Churchill, Collide, A Cure for Wellness, The Dark Tower, Dean, Deidra and Laney Rob a Train, Despicable Me 3, A Dog's Purpose, Donald Cried, The Drowning, The Emoji Movie, The Exception, Everything Everything, Folk Hero and Funny Guy, Gifted, Going in Style, Graduation, The Great Wall, The Hero, How to Be a Latin Lover, I Am Heath Ledger, I Do... Until I Don't, The Institute, Kidnap, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, The Last Word, Lavender, The LEGO Batman Movie, Long Strange Trip, The Lovers, Lovesong, Lowriders, The Lure, Man Down, Megan Leavey, The Most Hated Woman in America, My Cousin Rachel, My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Power Rangers, A Quiet Passion, Rings, The Salesman, The Shack, Song to Song, The Space Between Us, Their Finest, The Ticket, Trespass Against Us, A United Kingdom, The Vault, Wakefield, You Get Me

COMING SOON (14): American Made, Blade Runner 2049, Brad's Status, Darkest Hour, Jigsaw, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House, Midnighters, Mudbound, Only the Brave, The Snowman, Stronger, Super Dark Times, Una

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The InSneider's Annual Last-Minute Oscar Nomination Predictions

It has become an annual tradition here at The InSneider, so this should sound familiar: T-minus 4 hours, yada yada yada. It's now or never, baby! I'd better get these on the record, pronto! 

I haven't played The Alternate Game the last few years so I decided against it again this year, despite the temptation with such a wide-open Best Picture field. There are 3-5 acting slots that are really tough to call this year and yet the trickiest question remains, as always, not which films will be nominated for Best Picture, but how many?

Thanks to all the bloggers I've enjoyed reading this awards season, including but certainly not limited to: Scott Feinberg, Kris Tapley, Jeff Wells, Kyle Buchanan, Gregory Ellwood, Anne Thompson, David Poland, Tom O'Neil, Pete Hammond and Peter Bart. I'd call this a work-in-progress but fortunately, we've run out of time and these will have to do. Good luck to all the contenders! And now, on to Phase Two...

BEST PICTURE
1. La La Land
2. Moonlight
3. Manchester by the Sea
4. Arrival
5. Hidden Figures
6. Hell or High Water
7. Lion
8. Fences
9. O.J.: Made in America

BEST DIRECTOR
1. Damien Chazelle, La La Land
2. Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
3. Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
4. Denis Villeneuve, Arrival
5. David Mackenzie, Hell or High Water

BEST ACTOR
1. Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
2. Denzel Washington, Fences
3. Ryan Gosling, La La Land
4. Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
5. Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge

BEST ACTRESS
1. Emma Stone, La La Land
2. Natalie Portman, Jackie
3. Amy Adams, Arrival
4. Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins
5. Taraji P. Henson, Hidden Figures

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
1. Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
2. Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
3. Dev Patel, Lion
4. Kevin Costner, Hidden Figures
5. Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
1. Viola Davis, Fences
2. Naomie Harris, Moonlight
3. Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea
4. Nicole Kidman, Lion
5. Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
1. Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
2. Damien Chazelle, La La Land
3. Taylor Sheridan, Hell or High Water
4. Jared Bush & Phil Johnston, Zootopia
5. Matt Ross, Captain Fantastic

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY 
1. Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
2. Eric Heisserer, Arrival
3. Luke Davies, Lion
4. Allison Schroeder & Ted Melfi, Hidden Figures
5. August Wilson, Fences

Saturday, December 31, 2016

2016 MOVIE LIST -- The Top 200 So Far

THE STANDOUTS (19) - This should go without saying, but these are all must-sees.

O.J.: Made in America (ESPN) ****
Manchester By the Sea ***1/2
La La Land ***1/2
Patriots Day ***1/2
The Invitation ***1/2
Lion ***1/2
Sully ***1/2
A Monster Calls ***1/2
Weiner ***1/2
Deepwater Horizon ***1/2
Allied ***
Bleed for This ***
Jackie ***
The Jungle Book ***
Everybody Wants Some!! *** 

Sing Street ***  

Hunt for the Wilderpeople ***
Pete's Dragon ***
Goat ***


THE GOOD (59) - These represent quality filmmaking all-around.

20th Century Women ***
Arrival ***
Silence ***
Hacksaw Ridge ***
Kicks ***
The Meddler ***
Eddie the Eagle *** 

The Infiltrator ***
Captain Fantastic ***
Miss Sloane ***
Nocturnal Animals ***
Snowden ***
Cash Only ***
Raw ***
The Eyes of My Mother ***
Next Time I'll Aim for the Heart ***
Gold ***
Fences ***
Other People ***
Sausage Party ***
Don't Breathe ***
Hidden Figures ***
War Dogs ***
Serial Killer 1 *** 

13 Hours ***
The Accountant ***
The Wave *** 

Hello, My Name Is Doris ***
Miss Stevens ***
Sleight ***
Moana ***
Zootopia ***
Too Late ***
Midnight Special ***
Doctor Strange ***
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping ***
The 4th ***
Amanda Knox ***

Under the Shadow ***
Krisha ***
Colossal ***
In a Valley of Violence ***
Don't Think Twice ***
The Trust ***
Transpecos ***
Tower ***
The Hollars ***
The Clan ***
Department Q: The Absent One ***
Department Q: A Conspiracy of Faith ***
Department Q: The Keeper of Lost Causes ***
Jane Got a Gun ***
And Then There Were None (BBC) ***
Captain America: Civil War ***
The Phenom ***
Sing **1/2
Finding Dory **1/2
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot **1/2
Me Him Her **1/2

THE GOOD... BUT SHOULD'VE BEEN BETTERS (26) - Why weren't these good movies better? I don't really know. But they should've been. Hence, the name of this section.

The Founder ***
Moonlight ***
Hell or High Water ***
The Comedian ***
The Birth of a Nation ***
Elle **1/2  

Loving **1/2
10 Cloverfield Lane ***
The Nice Guys **1/2
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children **1/2
The Finest Hours **1/2
Money Monster **1/2
Hands of Stone **1/2
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising **1/2
Deadpool **1/2
Keanu **1/2 

Triple 9 **1/2
The Hollow Point **1/2
All the Way (HBO) **1/2
Confirmation (HBO) **1/2
Operation Avalanche **1/2
Always Shine **1/2
Band of Robbers **1/2
Wild **1/2
Hello, Destroyer **1/2
The Witness **1/2

THE GUILTY PLEASURES (29) - These are movies that I shouldn't like but I do, for one reason or another. I only feel ashamed because the Internet tells me I'm supposed to.

The Belko Experiment ***
Pet ***
13 Cameras ***
Headshot ***
The Magnificent Seven ***
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates **1/2
Criminal **1/2
The Shallows **1/2
Emelie **1/2
Intruders **1/2
Central Intelligence **1/2
Blood Father **1/2
The Autopsy of Jane Doe **1/2
Hush **1/2
Why Him? **1/2
Office Christmas Party **1/2
The Take **1/2
The Good Neighbor **1/2
Dog Eat Dog **
I.T. **
Holidays **
Search Party **
The Preppie Connection **
The Do-Over **
31 **
Nerve **
London Has Fallen **
Term Life **
I Am Wrath **

THE UNDERWHELMING DISAPPOINTMENTS (48) - Chalk it up to expectations but these movies just didn't cut it for me.

Split **1/2
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story **1/2
Live by Night **1/2
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back **1/2
The Girl on the Train **1/2
American Pastoral **1/2
American Honey **1/2
The Edge of Seventeen **1/2
The Wailing **1/2

A Bigger Splash **1/2
Christine **1/2
Tickled **1/2

Where to Invade Next **1/2
Race **1/2
The Purge: Election Year **1/2
Hail, Caesar! **
Passengers **
Rules Don't Apply **
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk **
The Light Between Oceans **
Mascots **

Joshy **
Ghostbusters **
The Boss **
Bad Santa 2 **
Masterminds **
Bad Moms **
Star Trek Beyond ** 

The Neon Demon **
Blair Witch **
White Girl**
Carnage Park **
Message From the King **
Lights Out **
Solace **
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows **
The Secret Life of Pets ** 

Frank and Lola **
Mr. Church **
The Fits **
Paterson *1/2
The BFG *1/2
The Brothers Grimsby *1/2
Ride Along 2 *1/2
Now You See Me: The Second Act *1/2
How to Be Single *1/2
Marauders *1/2
Get a Job *1/2

THE BAD (19) - For better or worse, I just don't know what these movies were thinking.

Inferno *1/2
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice *1/2
Dirty Grandpa *1/2
Free Fire *1/2
The Conjuring 2 *1/2
Jason Bourne *1/2
X-Men: Apocalypse *1/2
Suicide Squad *1/2
Batman: The Killing Joke *1/2
Yoga Hosers *1/2
Trash Fire *1/2
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies *
Independence Day: Resurgence *
Dark Night * 

Zoolander 2 *
Kindergarten Cop 2 *  

The Boy *
Flight 7500 *
Punk's Dead: SLC Punk 2 *

IN PROGRESS (6) - I started watching these but I never quite finished. Make of that what you will.

The Lobster (50 minutes)
Swiss Army Man (40 minutes)
Barry (30 minutes)
The Adderall Diaries (30 minutes)
The Handmaiden (20 minutes)
The Greasy Strangler (20 minutes)

OOPS, I MISSED (116): The 5th Wave, 13th, Anesthesia, Anthropoid, Assassin's Creed, The Automatic Hate, Backgammon, Being Charlie, Ben-Hur, Blue Jay, Burn Country, Cafe Society, Careful What You Wish For, Cell, Certain Women, The Choice, Clown, The Club, Collateral Beauty, Colonia, Coming Through the Rye, Creative Control, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny, Demon, Denial, Dheepan, The Disappointments Room, Disorder, Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words, Edge of Winter, Elstree 1976, Elvis and Nixon, Embrace of the Serpent, Equals, Equity, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Fifty Shades of Black, First Girl I Loved, Five Nights in Maine, Flock of Dudes, Florence Foster Jenkins, The Forest, Free State of Jones, The Fundamentals of Caring, Genius, Ghost Team, Gleason, Gods of Egypt, Good Kids, Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee, Holy Hell, I Am Not Your Negro, I Daniel Blake, Imperium, Incarnate, Indignation, Into the Forest, Julieta, Keeping Up With the Joneses, Kevin Hart: What Now?, King Cobra, Knight of Cups, Kubo and the Two Strings, Lamb, The Land, The Legend of Tarzan, Les Cowboys, Life Animated, Little Men, Louder Than Bombs, Love and Friendship, The Lovers and the Despot, The Love Witch, Maggie's Plan, The Man Who Knew Infinity, The Major, Man Down, Max Rose, Me Before You, Michael Moore in Trumpland, Miles Ahead, Monster Hunt, Moonwalkers, Morgan, Morris From America, Neruda, Oasis: Supersonic, The Other Side of the Door, Our Kind of Traitor, Pee-wee's Big Holiday, Pele: Birth of a Legend, A Perfect Day, Queen of Katwe, Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made, Regression, Remember, Risen, Satanic, Seoul Searching, Shovel Buddies, Shut In, The Siege of Jadotville, Southside With You, Sugar Mountain, Tale of Tales, Toni Erdmann, Touched With Fire, Traders, Trolls, Tumbledown, Viral, Voyage of Time, Warcraft, Wiener-Dog

COMING SOON: 2017 Movie List

Thursday, January 14, 2016

TheInSneider's Annual Last-Minute Oscar Nominations

This should sound familiar: T-minus 4 hours, so I'd better get these on the record quick! I haven't played The Alternate Game the last few years so I decided against it again this year despite the temptation with such a wide-open field. There are some categories that are really tough to call this year so I did offer some elementary analysis, though the trickiest question remains not which films will be nominated, but rather, how many. Thanks to all the bloggers I've enjoyed reading this awards season, including but certainly not limited to: Steve Pond, Scott Feinberg, Jeff Wells, Kris Tapley, Sasha Stone, Anne Thompson, Pete Hammond and the fine folks at The Playlist. I'd call this a work-in-progress but fortunately, we've run out of time and these will have to do. Good luck to all the contenders! And now, on to Phase Two...

BEST PICTURE
1. Spotlight
2. The Big Short
3. The Martian
4. The Revenant
5. Mad Max: Fury Road
6. Carol
7. Bridge of Spies
8. Straight Outta Compton
9. Brooklyn

BEST DIRECTOR
1. Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu, The Revenant
2. Ridley Scott, The Martian
3. Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
4. Adam McKay, The Big Short
5. George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road

BEST ACTOR
1. Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
2. Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl
3. Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
4. Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
5. Matt Damon, The Martian

BEST ACTRESS
1. Brie Larson, Room
2. Cate Blanchett, Carol
3. Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
4. Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
5. Jennifer Lawrence, Joy

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
1. Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
2. Sylvester Stallone, Creed
3. Christian Bale, The Big Short
4. Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation
5. Jacob Tremblay, Room

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
1. Rooney Mara, Carol
2. Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs
3. Helen Mirren, Trumbo
4. Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
5. Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
1. Spotlight
2. The Hateful Eight
3. Inside Out
4. Ex Machina
5. Bridge of Spies

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY 
1. The Big Short
2. Steve Jobs
3. Room
4. Carol
5. Brooklyn

Thursday, December 31, 2015

2015 MOVIE LIST -- The Top 200 So Far

THE STANDOUTS (20) - This should go without saying, but these are all must-sees.

Spotlight ****
Wild Tales **** 
Straight Outta Compton ***1/2 
Sicario ***1/2 
The Revenant ***1/2
Demolition ***1/2 
Room ***1/2  
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl ***1/2
The End of the Tour ***1/2
The Stanford Prison Experiment ***
The Martian ***
The Walk ***
Steve Jobs ***
Creed *** 
Joy *** 
Inside Out ***  
The Tribe ***
Bridge of Spies ***
Son of Saul ***
Thought Crimes: The Case of the Cannibal Cop (HBO) ***  

THE GOOD (48) - These represent quality filmmaking all-around.

Everest ***
Love and Mercy ***
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation ***
Mad Max: Fury Road ***
Ex Machina *** 
McFarland, USA ***
The Gift ***
Cop Car *** 
The Visit ***
The Connection *** 
Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck (HBO) *** 
Cartel Land ***  
The Seven Five *** 
Infinitely Polar Bear ***
Tangerine ***
Diary of a Teenage Girl *** 
Trainwreck ***  
Spy ***
Ant-Man ***
Kingsman: The Secret Service ***
Green Room ***   
The Night Before *** 
The Bronze ***
The 33 ***
The Benefactor ***
Grandma *** 
Truth *** 
Victoria ***  
Dope *** 
What We Do In the Shadows *** 
Son of a Gun ***  
Faults ***
Creep *** 
Hyena *** 
Maggie *** 
Vacation ***   
Manson Family Vacation ***
Life in Color *** 
Goodnight Mommy **1/2
Shelter **1/2
Two Step **1/2 
James White **1/2
Sleeping With Other People **1/2
Digging for Fire **1/2
Cut Bank **1/2 
An Honest Liar **1/2
Bloodsucking Bastards **1/2
Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon **1/2

THE GOOD... BUT SHOULD'VE BEEN BETTERS (32) - Why weren't these good movies better? I don't really know. But they should've been. Hence, the name of this section.

The Hateful Eight ***
Chappie *** 
Going Clear (HBO) *** 
Beasts of No Nation ***
Concussion *** 
Black Mass **1/2
Pawn Sacrifice **1/2
Southpaw **1/2
Star Wars: The Force Awakens **1/2  
Black Sea **1/2 
The Overnight **1/2
Minions **1/2
Trumbo **1/2
Eye in the Sky **1/2
Desierto **1/2
Hungry Hearts **1/2
Carol **1/2 
The Witch **1/2
Focus **1/2 
Irrational Man **1/2
Results **1/2
Buzzard **1/2  
Fort Tilden **1/2 
Road Hard **1/2
The Peanuts Movie **1/2
Goosebumps **1/2
Kill Your Friends **1/2  
Veteran **1/2 
Finders Keepers **1/2
Misery Loves Comedy **1/2
Being Evel **1/2
Cronies **1/2

THE GUILTY PLEASURES (38) - These are movies that I shouldn't like but I do, for one reason or another. I only feel ashamed because the Internet tells me I'm supposed to.

Hardcore ***
Run All Night ***
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. ***
Furious 7 ***
No Escape ***
Daddy's Home ***
Entourage ***
The Boy Next Door ***
The Green Inferno ***
Roar ***
Everly **1/2
The Intern **1/2
Poltergeist **1/2
The Devil's Candy **1/2
Unfriended **1/2 
Staten Island Summer **1/2
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse **1/2  
American Ultra **1/2  
Magic Mike XXL **1/2
Ted 2 **1/2
Krampus **1/2 
Get Hard **1/2 
The Wedding Ringer **1/2 
Burying the Ex **1/2
Sisters **1/2
Terminator Genisys **  
San Andreas **   
Taken 3 **
Hitman: Agent 47 **
Fifty Shades of Grey **
Hidden ** 
Balls Out **
American Heist **
The Final Girls **
Final Girl **
Beyond the Reach ** 
Turbo Kid **
The Human Centipede 3: Final Sequence **

THE UNDERWHELMING DISAPPOINTMENTS (42) - Chalk it up to expectations but these movies just didn't cut it for me.

The Big Short **1/2
Anomalisa **1/2
Legend **1/2 
Our Brand is Crisis **1/2
I Smile Back **1/2
The Secret In Their Eyes **1/2 
Mississippi Grind **1/2
Z for Zachariah **1/2
Knock Knock ** 
Spectre **
Tiger House **
By the Sea ** 
Point Break **  
The Wolfpack ** 
Bone Tomahawk ** 
The Danish Girl ** 
Experimenter **
In the Heart of the Sea ** 
Ricki and the Flash ** 
Pixels ** 
We Are Your Friends **
Manglehorn **  
The Program ** 
Mr. Holmes ** 
Macbeth **   
Strangerland **
Mistress America ** 
I Am Michael **
Take Me to the River **
The Family Fang **
Project Almanac ** 
Tomorrowland ** 
Avengers: Age of Ultron ** 
Unfinished Business **
Pitch Perfect 2 ** 
The Girl in the Photographs **
The Mind's Eye **
Baskin **
Southbound **
The Gallows ** 
Martyrs **
The Lazarus Effect **

THE BAD (20) - For better or worse, I just don't know what these movies were thinking.

Rock the Kasbah *1/2  
Crimson Peak *1/2
Blackhat *1/2 
Lost River *1/2
True Story *1/2
Child 44 *1/2
The Gunman *1/2
Fantastic Four *1/2 
Hot Tub Time Machine 2 *1/2
High-Rise * 
Mojave * 
Dark Places *
The Hallow * 
Kristy *  
The Loft *
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 *
Kidnapping Mr. Heineken * 
The Nightmare *
Preservation *
Hellions *

NOTABLE MOVIES I MISSED IN 2015 THAT ARE COMING SOON, I SWEAR (34): 45 Years, Alleluia, Aloha, Appropriate Behavior, The Assassin, Best of Enemies, Brooklyn, Burnt, Chi-Raq, Cinderella, The D Train, The Duke of Burgundy, Eden, Escobar: Paradise Lost, The Falling, Felt, Freeheld, Girlhood, The Good Dinosaur, Heaven Knows What, I'll See You in My Dreams, Kumiko the Treasure Hunter, Meadowland, Mommy, Mustang, Nasty Baby, Phoenix, Slow West, Soaked in Bleach, Spring, Suffragette, Time Out of Mind, White God, Youth