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2015 Movies Faves and Stats

Movies

I watched 54 movies, that’s down 12 from last year!!!

I wrote 2 Book vs. Movie posts (The Fault in Our Stars and The Hound of the Baskervilles), wrote a few Friday film talks and continued my 5 word movie reviews asking for your participation. Please consider adding your thoughts to these reviews since they count towards money for charity, maybe even yours!

2015 was my most watched movie year with 15, followed closely by 2014 with 13.

The oldest movie I watched was The Hound of the Baskervilles, 1939

Favorite animated film was Cars, 2006

Best sequel was Creed, 2015

Cutest couple- Hazel and Augustus in The Fault in Our Stars

Favorite movie poster-Mockingjay Part 2 Poster.jpg

Hated-Snowpiercer. Violent and pointless.  I hear they are going to make a tv show based on it.  One I will not be watching 🙂

Most watched actor-supporting actor Vincent D’Onofrio with 4 movies (Run All Night, The Judge, Jurassic World, Escape Plan)

Most watched actress-Julianne Moore with 3 movies (Still Alice, Non-Stop, Hunger Games:Mockingjay, part 2)

My 5 favorite movies this year

1.Begin Again film poster 2014.jpgBegin Again. This was everything a great indie should be. Charming and romantic with a kick-ass soundtrack. Jason and I actually used an idea from this movie for our wedding anniversary this year.

2.PK Theatrical Poster.jpgpk. Jason and I are not familiar with Bollywood movies but this one was playing at our local theater and we decided to check it out.  It is so goofy and bizarre that it charmed us from beginning to end. It was also a packed theater and I hope to see more as our theater plays them.

3.Spy2015 TeaserPoster.jpgSpy. I loved Melissa McCarthy’s lead comedic role.  She was hilariously supported by the rest of the cast and I laughed.  And then I laughed some more.

4. The Imitation Game poster.jpgImitation Game. A great historical film about mathematicians trying to break the Germans enigma code.  Yes, I wasn’t too excited about the premise but the movie was very well done.

5. Selma poster.jpgSelma. I liked this movie about MLK Jr.’s fight for equality.  Not afraid to show him at his weakest or most calculating, I was fascinated by this portrayal of a man who fought for justice.

So what was your favorite movie this year?

 

December 30, 2015 - Posted by | movies |

13 Comments »

  1. I saw Spy and Imitation Game. I thought Imitation Game was terrific but didn’t love Spy – I wanted more comedy.

    Comment by BermudaOnion | December 30, 2015 | Reply

    • Ah, Spy, I was surprised looking back over my movies this year that that was the one comedy that stood out to me. Well, pk is a comedy too, but different.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | January 9, 2016 | Reply

  2. I wish I kept better track of my movie viewing – I try but it just isn’t as organized (or committed!) as my books tracking. I enjoyed Mad Max Fury Road and …. I can’t remember any others. 😦

    Comment by Care | December 30, 2015 | Reply

    • (in fact… as I sit here still thinking… I can list off all the movies I WISH I had seen before remembering any I did. crazy)

      Comment by Care | December 30, 2015 | Reply

      • I’m glad I started my 5 word movie reviews of month. It doesn’t take long if I add them as I watch. I would never remember them otherwise!

        Comment by stacybuckeye | January 9, 2016

  3. I thought Imitation Game was really, really good. I’ve always been fascinated with the whole code-breaking Bletchley Park thing. We don’t see as many movies as we used to, but we usually really like the ones we do see.

    Comment by Kay | December 30, 2015 | Reply

    • Jason couldn’t believe it made my favorite list!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | January 10, 2016 | Reply

  4. I don’t even remember seeing your review of Begin Again. I have to look for that one!

    Comment by rhapsodyinbooks | December 30, 2015 | Reply

  5. I didn’t see many movies this year. We finally saw Inside Out this Christmas–and have seen it again since then. It’s become a favorite. 🙂

    Comment by Literary Feline | December 30, 2015 | Reply

    • Still haven’t seen that one – we need to!

      Comment by stacybuckeye | January 10, 2016 | Reply

  6. I didn’t see too many movies this year, I think binge watching a few TV series took up viewing time. Heard really good things about The Imitation Game, hope to watch it soon. I think my favourite movie this year was The Dressmaker.

    Comment by Teddyree | December 30, 2015 | Reply

    • I’ve not heard of that one – I’ll have to look for it.

      Comment by stacybuckeye | January 10, 2016 | Reply


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