Tag: "Best Of" Lists

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 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 »

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 »
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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 »

12 Movie Scenes That Make You Bawl Like a Baby

12 Movie Scenes That Make You Bawl Like a Baby
You know what I’m talking about.  The music swells.  Your stomach clenches.  The tears start gathering around your eyes.  You try to hide the shame.  If you’re lucky, the movie switches scenes and relieves you of the sadness.  Everyone at some point in their lives has cried at a movie.  Man, woman, child.  If the... Read more »

Summer Movie Forecast 2013: 10 Smaller Flicks You Won't Want to Miss

Summer Movie Forecast 2013: 10 Smaller Flicks You Won't Want to Miss
The summer movie season is all about superheroes, sequels, and Smurfs.  For more serious-minded moviegoers, it can be a long slog.  And, while I love the anticipation and excitement that the bigger movies bring, I also look forward to some of the smaller ones.  For every Avengers, there’s a Moonrise Kingdom.  Or a Once.  Or... Read more »
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15 Movie Sequels That Make You (Almost) Hate The Original

15 Movie Sequels That Make You (Almost) Hate The Original
When a movie comes out that is universally beloved, everyone always wants a sequel.  It’s a natural human tendency.  We like something, we want more of it.  But sequels are a tricky beast.  Sure, it’s easy to knock them.  Cries of “the original was better!” are frequently heard.  The best sequels are those that take... Read more »