Movies I saw in 2015

This is a follow-up to last year’s list.

With a list this long1 I could lie and tell you I remember everything about every one of these fine films2 — but then I’d be lying. And lying is for losers.3

Hopefully complete,4 in roughly reverse chronological order:

The 2015 list5

The Hateful Eight
Star Wars VII6
In The Heart Of The Sea
Spotlight7
Creed
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
Spectre
The Last Witch Hunter8
Bridge of Spies
Crimson Peak
Sicario
Everest
Pawn Sacrifice
The Martian
Black Mass
Spectre
No Escape
American Ultra
The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Straight Outta Compton
Fantastic Four9
Ricki and the Flash
Mission: Impossible – Rouge Nation10
Minions
Southpaw
Paper Towns
Ant-Man
Terminator Genisys
Me Earl and the Dying Girl
Ted 2
Inside Out
Terminator 211
Jurassic World
Spy
Aloha
San Andreas
The Connection (the new one…)
The French Connection (the old one…)12
Escape From New York (1981)
Goonies13
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Age of Adaline
Tomorrowland
Pitch Perfect 214
Akira15
The Water Diviner
Monkey Kingdom
Ex Machina
True Story
Drive16
Furious 7
Wayne’s World (Quote-along)
Red Army
Insurgent
Run All Night
It Follows
Tokyo Ravens
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Chappie
Star Trek (2009)
Focus
The Last – Naruto The Movie
Moulin Rouge (Sing-Along)
McFarland, USA
Kingsman: The Secret Service
Seventh Son
Jupiter Ascending
Project Almanac
Hard Eight (1996)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Quote-along)
Blade Runner: The Final Cut17
Paddington
Mortdecai
Blackhat
American Sniper
Inherent Vice
Taken 3
Into the Woods


Movies I did NOT see18 that I am still curious about:
The Intern
Cop Car
Burnt

Happy New Year, all!

  1. and the “accommodations” and afforded by Alamo Drafthouse↩︎
  2. no, they were not all “fine”↩︎
  3. So if you ask me, “Hey, how was [insert name of movie]?”… don’t be too befuddled if I can’t tell you.↩︎
  4. and it is totally possible that I left a couple off of this list – if you saw a movie with me outside of Alamo and notice it missing, I’ll give you a bounty↩︎
  5. unlike last year, this list is NOT limited to movies released during 2015. Also unlike last year, I am not listing my faves — there was one individual who took wayyyyy too much exception to one of my picks from last year and got a little too nasty about it with me when s/he watched it and disliked it. Not like taste in movies is supposed to be subjective or anything…↩︎
  6. Alamo scored us Top Brass members free tix and trinkets for this one — the ultimate reward — which led some to curiosity about how one actually reaches Top Brass status — the raison d’être for this list, perhaps↩︎
  7. This one went quietly, but might be the most powerful movie I saw this year. You have to be in the right mood to watch it, however. Here’s the IMDB link.↩︎
  8. I’ll say it: I have a man-crush on Vin Diesel.↩︎
  9. My vote for worst movie of the year. 80 minutes of “deleted scenes”, it felt like.↩︎
  10. I may also have a man-crush on Tom Cruise — at least as an actor.↩︎
  11. Master Pancake… slightly disappointing if you’re curious↩︎
  12. this was a free showing for Victory folks↩︎
  13. Master Pancake… this one was good↩︎
  14. perhaps worth watching just for the Green Bay Packers scene↩︎
  15. Again, not a new release…↩︎
  16. Yet again, not a new release↩︎
  17. Another Victory perk↩︎
  18. Yes I know, somehow there are movies that I did NOT see.↩︎