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The 10 Best Movies of 2015 So Far

The 10 Best Movies of 2015 So Far
July is here, so it seems a fitting time to take stock of where we are and what we’ve seen, and run down my picks for the 10 best movies released in 2015 so far. I’ve seen 61 new movies this year, and while I always enjoy my time in theaters, it still means I’ve... Read more »

15 Recent Movies You Probably Haven't Seen But Should (2014 Edition)

15 Recent Movies You Probably Haven't Seen But Should (2014 Edition)
Every January, moviegoers are faced with underwhelming choices.  You’re either playing catch-up with all the Oscar bait, or you’re stuck seeing movies like Tak3n or The Wedding Ringer or The Boy Next Door.  Yikes. Never fear though.  As we’ve done for the past two years, Hammervision is here again to whisk you away from the... Read more »

Hammervision's Bottom 5 Movies of 2014

Hammervision's Bottom 5 Movies of 2014
Having just knocked out my Top 10 of the year and waxed poetic about what a great movie year it was, now it’s time to take out the claws, sharpen ‘em, and dig in. Most of you are smart enough to avoid the stinkers.  Word of mouth and sites like Rotten Tomatoes help weed out... Read more »
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Hammervision's Top 10 Movies of 2014

Hammervision's Top 10 Movies of 2014
Every year, people complain that there are no good movies. Or that last year was better. But, I thought 2014 was an unqualified success. Our big-budget tentpoles had real depth, and earned some of the best critical notices of the year (Apes, Guardians, Godzilla).  A handful of scrappy indies (Boyhood, Birdman) really helped push the medium... Read more »

Hammervision's 10 Worst Movies of 2013

Hammervision's 10 Worst Movies of 2013
Last night, I posted my picks for the 10 best movies of the year.  You can read it here.  But, what the movie gods giveth, they also taketh away.  I could be talking about brain cells, time, money, and more.  Say goodbye to all of those things if you willingly choose to see any of... Read more »

Hammervision's 10 Best Movies of 2013

Hammervision's 10 Best Movies of 2013
One year.  180 movies.  Thanks for the memories, 2013.  This is always a crazy time for me.  As the year ends, I find myself going on one movie bender after another – this past weekend, I hit up 5 movies in 24 hours – in an attempt to see everything of note before making my... Read more »
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Best Tweets from the Season Premiere of Breaking Bad

Best Tweets from the Season Premiere of Breaking Bad
Lots of people had lots of things to say about Breaking Bad last night on Twitter. Really, hardly anyone was talking about anything else. Once in a while a True Blood nod would sneak in there, but that’s about it. Folks were chatting about what was happening in the episode, how they needed to get... Read more »

Mid-Year Movie Report Card: 10 Best and 5 Worst

Mid-Year Movie Report Card: 10 Best and 5 Worst
We’re halfway through 2013, and having seen 102 new movies so far, now seemed as good a time as any to take stock of what this year has had to offer audiences.  There have been huge blockbusters (Iron Man 3, with nearly $1.2 billion worldwide), surprise hits (Now You See Me), and big flops (Jack... Read more »

The 16 Best Zombies of All Time

The 16 Best Zombies of All Time
“They’re Coming to Get You, Barbara . . . .”  Zombies are as popular now as they’ve ever been.  From TV’s The Walking Dead, which concluded its third season earlier this year, to February’s surprise hit Warm Bodies to the release of Brad Pitt’s latest blockbuster-wannabe World War Z on Friday, it seems you can’t go... Read more »
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Best Rock and Roll Songs for Kids

Best Rock and Roll Songs for Kids
My kids have had me listening to the soundtrack to The Muppets for the past…er…million weeks or so (at least that’s how it feels). They’ve especially taken a shine to “We Built This City” by Jefferson Starship. Of course they have. My daughter has picked up on the whole “Rock and Roll” thing and now... Read more »