Yes, we’re already three weeks into 2016 but I finally managed to put together my movie rankings for 2015. Because life. I only managed to see 51 films this year, a paltry sum compared to Watson when he isn’t even trying. And eight of those were on a plane to or from China, making the theater total even lower. Definitely a busy year, but overall a great one for movies. Head after the jump to see how I ranked all 51!
GabbingGeek.com was only a few weeks old when I wrote about my bold predictions for 2015 movies. Now that we know the rankings for the year, it’s time to judge those bold predictions. Jump after the break to find out why I hate Jurassic World even more.
You’re James Wan. You just directed the fifth highest grossing movie of all time in Furious 7. What do you do next? Predictably you reboot a twenty year old tv show that is probably incredibly painful to watch now because Tom Kelly and nostalgia.
If you are still interested, The Hollywood Reporter, uh, reports that a new series is in the works at CBS. It will focus on a new 20-something year old new hotness MacG and not a broken down Richard Dean Anderson version. Wan will executive produce and direct the pilot.
Everything old is new again. What’s next, a Jem movie? Ah…another A-Team reboot? Geez…
We here at Gabbing Geek LOVE box office reports. Ok….JUST me and Ryan. Everyone else seems to hate them. We’ve talked a lot about it the last few weeks, so let’s look at the winners and losers of this year’s box office as we wait for the Martian to officially kick off the Fall movie season.
Ryan and I are big fans of the Fast and the Furious franchise. Well, except for the putrid Tokyo Drift excursion. And part two was a bit of a stinker as well. But parts 1 and 4 through 7 really hit it out of the ballpark!
But we can still have a sense of humor and laugh at even the things we love. And nobody does a better job of pointing out the obvious issues in things we enjoy than Honest Trailers. After the cut, see their take on Furious 7. (Note: Contains massive spoilers for Furious 7. But you’ve probably seen it since it’s made a bajillion dollars.)
In a January article by Gabbing Geek’s own Ryan Garcia, he predicted the 2015 Top Ten Grossing films (domestic). Rule of thumb says that to crack the top ten, a film will need to surpass $200M+. Some of Ryan’s picks were right. Some were wrong. Where will we wind up and what could spoil Ryan’s top ten list?
After, well, a lot of negotiating, Warner Brothers has found a director for their Aquaman movie.
The movie, set to star Jason Momoa, a man who knows a thing or two about Atlantis since he used to be a cast member on Stargate Atlantis, as well as how to be a badass since his character nearly died of an infection on Game of Thrones, as well as being romantically linked for quite some time to a former Huxtable…wait, this article is about the Aquaman director. I’ll stick that name after the cut, with some speculation from me.
2015 is not going to break records at the box office. 2015 is going to utterly demolish box office records on the heels of two mega-performers and a market that is ready to have some fun in the movie theater again. Especially after this downer of an Oscar season. But what ten movies am I boldly predicting will be the top in the 2015 box office? Before we get to the top ten, let’s see what nine films will miss the cut.