I watched 41 movies. That’s way down from 54 last year, probably due to our new 30 Day challenges.
I wrote 2 Book vs. Movie posts (The Blind Side, Still Alice), reviewed 1 of my 100 favorite movies (#29 Serendipity), tried to get a few movie features going but failed due to lack of time and effort, 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!
January was the month I saw the most movies with 7.
2016 was my most watched movie year with 13.
Sadly, Hope Floats (1998) was the oldest movie I watched. I love old movies so I expect this to change next year.
Favorite animated movie – Mr. Peabody and Sherman, 2014
Cutest Couple – Sandra Bullock and Harry Connick Jr. in Hope Floats.
I usually list the movie I hated the most, but this year there were 2 movies I hated and they were BOTH Nicholas Sparks movies. Message in a Bottle and the worst of the worst, The Best of Me.
I always list my most watched actress and this year it was a 5 way tie with 2 movies a piece-Rachel McAdams (Spotlight, Doctor Strange), Sandra Bullock (Minions, Hope Floats), Scarlett Johanssen (Chef, Captain America Civil War), Tilda Swinton (Trainwreck, Doctor Strange), Lake Bell (No Strings Attached, The Secret Life of Pets)
My most watched actor was a 3 way tie with 3 movies a piece – Tom Hardy (Mad Max Fury Road, Child 44, Revenant), Jeremey Renner (Captain America Civil War, The Arrival, Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunters), Kevin Hart (Get Hard, Secret Life of Pets, Central Intelligence)
Every year I list my 5 favorite movies of the year, but this year I’m adding a category with just one movie in it. I can’t call it a favorite because it devastated me, but it was the best movie I saw this year.
Best movie I saw this year
Manchester by the Sea, 2016. See it.
My 5 faves of the year
1.Spotlight, 2015. Worthy Oscar winner.
2.The Big Short, 2015. It’ll make you mad all over again.
3.Chef, 2014. Foodies unite!
4.The Nice Guys, 2016. It surprises me as much as it surprises you to find this here, but I loved these two and the 70’s vibe.
5.Captain Fantastic, 2016. Viggo rarely makes a movie that I don’t love.
So tell me, what was your favorite movie this year?