Posts in category ""Best Of" Lists"

The 10 Best Moments from the 2017 Oscars

The 10 Best Moments from the 2017 Oscars
It was a long show. A lot went down. And, for those who tuned out or went to bed early, you missed a doozy of an ending. Now that we’ve all had time to reflect on last night’s ceremony, here are my picks for the 10 best moments from the 2017 Oscars: *** Enjoy this... Read more »

Bottom 10 Movies of 2016

Bottom 10 Movies of 2016
When you’re a movie freak like me, you go see everything. Even if you know it’s going to be bad. Well, okay – maybe not EVERYTHING. There are some I skipped based on past experience, like Mother’s Day (Garry Marshall-directed star-studded holiday romcoms are never good) and Assassin’s Creed (videogame adaptation – ditto). And, as... Read more »

Top 10 Movies of 2016

Top 10 Movies of 2016
This is one of my favorite posts to do every year. Dorky as it may be, I keep a running tab of all the movies I see each year, ranked in order from best to worst. This helps me remember what I’ve seen, but also put each movie in context with others that were released. So... Read more »
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16 Movies You Probably Haven't Seen But Should (2015 Edition)

16 Movies You Probably Haven't Seen But Should (2015 Edition)
Now that we’re in January and you’ve already seen Star Wars a bazillion times, the movie schedule slows down a little.  Oh sure, there’s still all those Oscar hopefuls to catch-up with, but when it comes to new releases in theaters, you’re stuck with dreck like The Forest or Ride Along 2.  What’s a discerning... Read more »

The Top 10 Movies of 2015

The Top 10 Movies of 2015
This year, there was a seemingly endless supply of entertainment options that you could watch around the clock on screens big and small, where each week saw the release of new and interesting comedies, dramas, documentaries, Oscar and/or Razzie bait, and the sheer volume of product threatened to completely overtake our lives if we bothered... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »