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!
It’s been almost two years since Paul Walker died in a car accident and while the Fast and the Furious franchise has moved on, Walker’s teenage daughter still has some fight left over the incident. Meadow Rain Walker, Walker’s daughter, is suing Porsche over the luxury sports car not including an electronic stability system that could have prevented the crash as well as using weak building materials that led to the seatbelt and and fuel lines breaking when the car crashed.
While lawsuits like this can typically be a tactic to negotiate settlements and insurance policies, it’s also true that Porsche’s parent company, Volkswagen, has some current problems over their cars breaking the rules. While those emission issues are much larger it could play into a narrative that makes this lawsuit go the distance. Just like the entire Fast and the Furious franchise, we’ll just have to wait and see.
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?
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.
Disclaimer: I’m a fan of the entire Fast and the Furious series. Every single one. Even Tokyo Drift. This may seem odd since I’m not a car guy nor am I into racing in any way, but in terms of mindless entertainment it’s hard to beat this franchise. It took me far too long to see the seventh installment, but now that I have I’m prepared to give you seven reasons why this movie is beyond awesome. You can see them all after the break.
What happens when Jenny is on special assignment, leaving just Watson and Ryan to record Episode 22?That’s right—WE’RE GEEKING OUT ON BOX OFFICE NUMBERS!This episode, Box Office Bombshells, starts with our GNOW (Geekiest News of the Week) on the record-breaking performance of American Sniper.We both review the movie and couldn’t be farther apart in terms of ratings.