Category: Movie Lists

Summer Movie Forecast 2018

Summer Movie Forecast 2018
If I’m getting a late start on this year’s Summer Movie Forecast, it’s only because the summer movie season keeps getting earlier. With the release of Avengers: Infinity War a week early – on April 26 – summer officially began in April. Soon, we’ll just have huge blockbusters all year round. Black Panther is just... Read more »

Ready Player One and All of Spielberg's Movies Ranked

Ready Player One and All of Spielberg's Movies Ranked
Ready Player One is in theaters now, and Film Twitter is deeply divided, as it is with nearly everything these days. Well, except for Paddington 2 and Black Panther. I have no interest in any of the hot takes about how it ignores Gamergate, fails to adequately portray The Iron Giant, or relies too heavily... Read more »

Most Anticipated Movies of 2018

Most Anticipated Movies of 2018
Now that we’re a few weeks into the new year, and, with the release of The Post and Phantom Thread, can finally put 2017 in our rear view mirror, it’s time to look ahead to the most anticipated movies of 2018! To help out with this post (heck, it was actually his idea to do... Read more »
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The Year in Review: Movie Superlatives of 2017

The Year in Review: Movie Superlatives of 2017
Yesterday, I posted my Top 10 movies of the year, and today we’re covering everything else. From the best moments to the worst movies, the underrated to the overrated, and everything in between. These are the movie superlatives of 2017: BEST TWIST: The final reveal in Split. I’ve never been more giddy leaving a theater.... Read more »

John's Top 10 Movies of 2017

John's Top 10 Movies of 2017
This is one of my favorite posts to do every year because, well, it provides some sort of justification for seeing so many movies. It is the final payoff, however little it might be, for all those long hours spent in a movie theater when I should be sleeping. I keep a running list of... Read more »

The Best Kids' Movies --2017

The Best Kids' Movies --2017
Our kids have seen most of the young people movies released this year (and some they probably shouldn’t have seen–hello, Jumanji!) This morning I asked them for their superlatives. Best Movie of 2017: Hammergirl (age 7): A Dog’s Purpose. Because it has a doggie in it and it goes to many different jobs when it... Read more »
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15 Awesome Halloween Costume Ideas From This Year's Movies (2017)

15 Awesome Halloween Costume Ideas From This Year's Movies (2017)
Halloween is only 10 days away now. If you’ve put off deciding on your costume until the last minute, Hammervision is here to help. Here are 15 awesome Halloween costume ideas from this year’s movies that will surely please the movie and pop culture-literate folks at your party, trick ‘r treat outing, or workplace function. Some are more... Read more »

Summer Movie Scorecard 2017

Summer Movie Scorecard 2017
With Labor Day right around the corner, and nothing save for a 40th anniversary re-issue of Close Encounters of the Third Kind worth seeing in theaters, I think it’s safe to say that the summer movie season is officially over. What to make of this summer? Well, it was one dominated by one good-to-great superhero... Read more »

Summer Movie Forecast 2017

Summer Movie Forecast 2017
Though I’ve done this post every year for the last 7 years, this may be the first year where the concept of a summer movie no longer means what it once did. When Beauty and the Beast opens to $175M in March and then goes on to make $500M, or when The Fate of the... Read more »
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20 Recent Movies You Probably Haven't Seen But Should (2017 Edition)

20 Recent Movies You Probably Haven't Seen But Should (2017 Edition)
With Oscar season behind us, we can finally look ahead to 2017’s promising new releases. Many won’t be able to get themselves to a theater as often as they’d like, so if you’re stuck at home biding your time, here are a few of last year’s most enjoyable, criminally underseen films. Notice I said underseen,... Read more »