What 2015 Movie Could Surpass Mad Max on My Top Movies List?


In his mini-review of Mad Max: Fury Road, Ryan accurately says that Mad Max is the best movie of the year. That is true. It sits way atop my list for the year so far. He then says only Episode 7 has a chance to pass it up. Go home, Ryan. You’re drunk. Here are some flicks who can go past even the awesomeness that was Max.
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Good Performances in Bad Superhero Movies

It would have been a bad movie, but Cage would have been amazing!

Today we celebrate the roses that grew out of a steaming pile of horse manure. It’s easy to bask in the accolades of a strong performance in an epic superhero flick. Chris Reeve got us all started with his turn in Superman. Ledger was all-time in the brilliant Dark Knight. RDJ was amazing in the transformative Iron Man. But what about the people who rise to the occasion in a real stinker? Let’s give them their moment in the sun!

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Why The Oscars Suck: Best Picture Nominations

This may have something to do with today’s column. Or it doesn’t. Only you can decide.

Dear Oscars,

You suck for so many reasons it’s hard to pick just one. You are a self-congratulatory, over-hyped, out-of-touch celebration of how you don’t understand your audience. You pile heaps of affection onto movies that most of your audience didn’t see and couldn’t care about. You are bland, boring, predictable, boring, elitist, and boring. But I’ve been told I can only focus on a single area of your suckitude so I picked why you suck on your biggest award: Best Picture. Continue reading Why The Oscars Suck: Best Picture Nominations

Weekly Box Office Report: Man Were Watson and Ryan Wrong!


Yikes!  I was gabbing with Ryan this week about box office projections (yes…this is what we talk about in real life) and we both scoffed at the lofty box office projections of American Sniper.  I thought maybe….maybe, the film could hit the upside of matching Sole Survivor’s $120M.  I honestly thought it would finish its run with $80-90M unless it won Best Picture.  Ryan even took the Under on that call.  Well, I was right about the $90M number….if I predicted that for OPENING WEEKEND!

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Gabbing Geek Analysis: 2015 Oscar Nominations


Oh…my…God!  The Oscars are my Superbowl so the day the nominations are announced is like the Conference Championship Games.  I also enjoy the Superbowl because, living in Texas, it is a state law that you must love football.  It’s anyone’s year but more and more it is looking like the Patriots are going to…wait a minute.  I was talking about the Oscar nominations.  Sorry.  I get distracted sometimes!  Ooohhhh… SQUIRREL!

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And the Oscar Nominees Are…



The nominees are in so to quote the Joker from Heath Ledger’s Oscar winning performance in the Dark Knight, “And here…we…GO!

This year the Academy nominated only 8 films for Best Picture.  A very interesting group of films.  It looks to be between Birdman and Boyhood, but don’t sleep on Sniper making it a race.

  • American Sniper
  • Birdman
  • Boyhood
  • Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Imitation Game
  • Selma
  • Theory of Everything
  • Whiplash

First thoughts:  No Lego Movie in Best Animated Feature!?!?  No Life Itself in Best Documentary!?!?  Thought Steve Carrell would miss out on Best Actor but he bumped his way to the front of the line!  My worst movie of 145 films got a Best Foreign Film nomination as expected.

Expect more in depth commentary on who will win, who SHOULD Win, and any surprises or snubs along the way!


Every Movie Ryan Saw In 2014 Ranked

Because what’s the point of having a giant, geeky list of all 64 movies I saw in 2014 if I’m not going to share it with my fellow geeks?  I’ve already listed my ten favorite movies of the year.  And I got some great therapy by blasting what I considered the ten worst movies of the year.

Now here is the full list of all 64 movies I saw in 2014 ranked by awesomeness.  Plus you get to look at movie posters!  Full list after the break.

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Gabbing Geek Weekend Box Office Report

Thank Goodness!

Debuting in the box office wasteland that is January?  A film so bad Ryan contemplated filing charges in his review?  Facing a competitive NFL Playoff Weekend?

Despite all these things that should have killed it, Taken 3 hit big this weekend.

May God have mercy on all of us.

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Watson’s Top 145 Movies of 2014!

This week, I unveiled my Top 20 and bottom 20 movies.  What about the other 105 flicks that made up the crazy list?  For your browsing amusement, here is the ENTIRE list of 2014 movies viewed by Gabbing Geek film fan extraordinaire.  Enjoy!

The best films of the year deserve much greater examination.  For a full review of each film #1-10, check out my list.

“Hello, Jenny. If you had been in the 1950s, I wouldn’t have been chemically castrated because you could have changed me!”

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Harry Knowles Top Ten Films of 2014


We at Gabbing Geek love what fellow Austin geek Harry Knowles brings to the fandom!  Even his minor musings are Must Read Material because he knows things before the break.  Hell.  Before they happen.

Most of his top ten will appear somewhere in my top 25, but while we count them down this week check out Harry’s list over at Ain’t It Cool.