2016 gave us a bunch of mediocre films, and a handful of great films. While I don’t think it’s necessarily fair to compare the two, TV knocked Film out of the park in 2016. With that being said, there really are a few films that I truly loved from this past year. Continue reading
I did something different in 2016 – I decided to keep track of everything I watched.
Why? Who knows.
Since January 1st, 2016, I wrote down every movie, episode of television, and live event I watched in the Notes app on my iPhone.
If my count is correct, I watched 80 movies and 317 episodes of TV in 2016.
2016 hasn’t been that great.
I could go on and on about Donald Trump, or Orlando, or Brexit to explain why, but I think most people get it.
Pop culture has become more than something I like. It’s becoming, more and more, something I find comfort in.
And luckily, pop culture hasn’t disappointed this year. In fact, so far, things have been pretty good, especially on the TV front. Continue reading
Hundreds of movies came out in 2015. As of February 24th, 2016, I’ve seen 41 of them. And I liked a lot of them. Below is my ranking of all 41 of those films:
Another year has come and gone, and what a year it’s been, blah, blah, blah.
Okay, I’m going to skip all the formalities and just get to it.
The following was my favorite pop culture stuff from the year 2015. Continue reading
If I controlled this year’s Oscars, the ballot would look quite different than it already looks. What follows is who I would nominate, as well as who I would pick to win the big prize (winners are in bold). Continue reading
I know, I know. It’s February. Don’t Top 10 Lists belong in December? I guess you could make that argument, but the fact of the matter is that I didn’t get to see a lot of 2014 movies until January or February. And, with the Oscars this Sunday, I’d say that the 2014 movie season isn’t officially over until then. So, this is the perfect time to finally release my Top 10 list for 2014. But, instead of making it a Top 10 list, I’m going to rank ALL the movies I saw this past year from worse to best. So, without further ado, HERE WE GO! Continue reading
The Oscar season has taken the form of a lot of different narratives so far this year. First, Foxcatcher was supposed to win everything and Channing Tatum and Steve Carrell were both going to be nominated for Best Actor. Then Boyhood was released and shut everyone up. Then Birdman. And then Selma came out of nowhere with a ton of momentum. And then Unbroken and Into the Woods were dropped on Christmas, and left many unimpressed. And then American Sniper took its sweet time being released, and will probably suffer because of it. Continue reading
Personally, 2014 has been a crazy year. The quick version of the story is that I graduated college, moved and started my first real world job. 2014 has also been a crazy year for pop culture. 2014 produced a lot of good things, and below you’ll find a list of my favorite of those good things. Continue reading
Remember when you first heard that Fargo was being turned into a miniseries? Remember thinking, “why?” Remember when you watched it and realized, “you know what, this is pretty good.” Well, you weren’t alone. Fargo went on to win Best Miniseries on Monday night’s Emmys, and now, as the television industry does (or any industry for that matter) when things go right, everyone is trying to catch up. This last week has brought news that TV shows based on Minority Report and Shutter Island are in development, which only means one thing–television series inspired by films are now a trend. Continue reading