Posts in category "Movie Lists"

Family Movie Night: A Tradition Begins

Family Movie Night: A Tradition Begins
Don’t get me wrong.  Babies are great.  They’re cute and sweet, and it’s an amazing thing to watch them grow and develop.  But, they suck at watching movies. There are several perks of having kids grow up.  They play by themselves.  You can have discussions with them.  They have longer attention spans.  And, there are... 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 »

60 Awesome Halloween Costume Ideas From This Year's Movies (2014)

Teddy (Zac Efron) & Pete (Dave Franco) in NEIGHBORS. Pick your own Robert DeNiro-themed costume.  Just don't mistake him for Al Pacino.  What you'll need: mohawk cap, Jinxie cat, knowledge of DeNiro movies.
Another year, another Halloween.  But, what to wear to that kick-ass costume party?  Everyone else will be wearing Anna and Elsa, so you’ve got to think outside the box.  Why not look to the movies for inspiration?  This year’s crop offers a ton of halloween costume ideas, all of them timely and semi-unique. Some more... Read more »

Delayed Gratification: Which Movie Sequels Are Worth the Wait?

Delayed Gratification: Which Movie Sequels Are Worth the Wait?
This Friday, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For hits theaters as the last big “hurrah” of summer 2014.  I say “hurrah” with a heap of sarcasm, however, because it feels like ages since the first Sin City came out.  It’s almost an idea past its prime.  Oh sure, I was as big a fan... Read more »
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10 celebrities who'd write a better lifestyle blog than Blake Lively

10 celebrities who'd write a better lifestyle blog than Blake Lively
Blake Lively is starting a lifestyle brand, because, well, I don’t know why. To teach us how to share one pair of pants with your friends of varying sizes and having them look good on all of you? To share her secrets of acting without facial expression? Emma Fraser has come up with a fabulous... Read more »

What Are Your Movie and TV Dealbreakers?

What Are Your Movie and TV Dealbreakers?
Last week, Vince Mancini over at Uproxx wrote a piece about movie “dealbreakers” – those films that you use to gauge your compatibility with others in relationships or friendships.  It came in the wake of a story about a woman who divorced her husband because he didn’t like Frozen. That seems like a questionable move... Read more »

Neighbors and Other Movie Title Doppelgangers

Neighbors and Other Movie Title Doppelgangers
Neighbors pits Seth Rogen and Zac Efron against each other in a suburban battle between family man and frat jock.  It opened on Friday and made $51 million this weekend.  Not too shabby for a movie that only cost $18 million to make.  Look for a “Hammering Out…” review shortly.  But, if you heard the... Read more »
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21 Non-Romantic Love Stories for Valentine's Day...and Beyond

Sisters: In Frozen, Anna and Elsa discover that the love of family trumps all. Bonus: Adorable snowman!
Valentine’s Day.  Barf. On and around February 14, there’s so much focus on romantic love that all the other kinds of love get pushed to the side. Well, no more! On Parks & Rec, Leslie Knope loves to celebrate her lady friends on February 13 (Galentine’s Day). Let’s follow her lead. Today we celebrate all... Read more »