Movies I Saw in 2016

As with the previous two iterations, this is in reverse chronological.1

The tl;dr version is pretty short this year:
Arrival.2
La La Land.3
Honorable mention? “The Nice Guys”.

Honestly not the greatest year…4

(Hit up the footnotes for my brief thoughts on each)

The full list:

La La Land5
Rogue One6
Allied7
Edge of Seventeen8
Doctor Strange9
Arrival1011
Inferno12
Keeping Up With The Joneses13
Jack Reacher 214
The Accountant15
Deepwater Horizon16
The Girl On The Train17
Sully18
Kubo and the Two Strings
War Dogs19
Sausage Party20
Bad Moms21
Star Trek Beyond22
Jason Bourne23
Suicide Squad24
Ghostbusters (2016)
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates25
The Shallows26
Finding Dory27
Neon Demon28
Warcraft29
Independence Day: Resurgence30
The Lobster31
X-men: Apocalypse32
The Nice Guys33
Money Monster
Neighbors 234
Captain America: Civil War35
The Jungle Book
Everybody Wants Some36
Batman vs Superblegh37
The Huntsman: Winter’s War38
Greenroom39
Midnight Special
Criminal40
10 Cloverfield Lane41
London Has Fallen42
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot43
Where To Invade Next44
Ip Man 345
Deadpool46
Hail Caesar47
The 5th Wave48
13 Hours49
The Big Short50
The Revenant51

  1. This time, listing new releases only.↩︎
  2. for the thinker↩︎
  3. for the artsy sentimentalist↩︎
  4. …in movies. I’m talking about movies. … What were you thinking of…?↩︎
  5. I now want a sign that reads: “Seb’s.”↩︎
  6. I approve of Felicity J.↩︎
  7. Sandstorms will never be the same.↩︎
  8. Okay so the part of me that was charmed by “Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl” also enjoyed this one. Or maybe it’s just because an Asian dude played the hero. ::shrug::↩︎
  9. Okay, this was good but really, do we expect any less from Marvel? I distinctly remember thinking to myself about 5 minutes into the movie, “Why can’t DC think up anything half this good?”↩︎
  10. I maintain: Everybody ought to see this movie. Everybody.↩︎
  11. I wish they would have made this a series on Netflix. Two hours of film hardly did this one justice.↩︎
  12. I approve of Felicity J.↩︎
  13. PSA: This movie has nothing to do with Felicity Jones.↩︎
  14. I’m secretly hoping that J.K.’s “Cormoran Strike” novels get turned into movies, and that Tom Cruise stars in them. It’ll never happen, with his height and lack of English accent… but I’m still hoping.↩︎
  15. Did you like John Wick? I suspect Ben Affleck did…↩︎
  16. Super powerful. Gave me a similar degree of feels as “Lone Survivor”↩︎
  17. Entertaining but disjointed↩︎
  18. Typical Tom Hanks↩︎
  19. Typical Jonah Hill. Or is it typical Miles Teller…↩︎
  20. There is nothing typical about this movie↩︎
  21. Yeah, I watched it.↩︎
  22. The motorcycle bit felt odd…↩︎
  23. Sorry, but this sucked. The Jeremy Renner one was better, IMO.↩︎
  24. Just don’t DC.↩︎
  25. I feel like this was a free showing…↩︎
  26. More than just Blake Lively in a bikini. Oh and Galveston looks nothing like that…↩︎
  27. Get your feels-shields up for this one.↩︎
  28. Weird. Hope you’re not eating anything towards the end.↩︎
  29. If you told me that this was the fourth “Hobbit” movie, I would not have been any less confused.↩︎
  30. Be skeptical of any movie that makes it its namesake of the holiday on which it releases.↩︎
  31. Artsy charm↩︎
  32. How did this one end up so bad after the first two of the trilogy?!? It felt like such a waste.↩︎
  33. I really enjoyed this one.↩︎
  34. Chloe G. M. did better than par on this one.↩︎
  35. Basically “Avengers 2.6”↩︎
  36. Apparently Lea Thompson — the mom in Back to the Future — has a daughter that also acts.↩︎
  37. Would you believe me if I told you this was autocorrect? Well I’m not fixing it either way. They should’ve just called the movie “Martha!”↩︎
  38. It was free screening. Jessica C though…↩︎
  39. The shots of Oregon were cool.↩︎
  40. I actually don’t remember if this was good or bad. I didn’t even remember that Gal Gadot was in it until I checked just now!↩︎
  41. Unbelievable 11th hour plot twist.↩︎
  42. If they make a third, it should go straight to XBox↩︎
  43. Tina Fey’s finest hour, it is not.↩︎
  44. Another one that I’d classify in the “everybody should watch this” category. Worth watching.↩︎
  45. Not as good as the second… definitely not as good as the first↩︎
  46. They did well considering the budget.↩︎
  47. George Clooney’s finest hour, this is not.↩︎
  48. I kinda feel bad for Chloe Moretz. I’m pulling for her but she can’t seem to hit a good movie…↩︎
  49. I don’t know what this one scored on Rotten Tomatoes… but if I had to guess, I would guess somewhere in the 50’s or 60’s. And I would say that’s about right.↩︎
  50. Selena Gomez and Margot Robbie for ‘best supporting actress’!↩︎
  51. The first Leo movie that I thought even deserved an Oscar nomination↩︎