Ryan’s 2015 Movie Rankings

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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!

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Counterpoint Review: The New Peanuts Movie Is As Bad As Peanuts

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Hold tight, this is going to hurt.

By now you already know that The Peanuts Movie is in theaters.  You may have seen it, probably with children (either your own or surrounded by them).  Maybe you’ve even read Jenny’s review of the film filled with, at rough count, eighty bajillion frame grabs from the movie.  I’m here to set the record straight about The Peanuts Movie and Peanuts in general.

Ready?  Good.

Peanuts sucks.  More after the break, if you need it.

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Spectre Number One At The Box Office. Still No Madame Xanadu Film.

I have to admit, I’m shocked that a 2nd or 3rd tier hero like The Spectre even has a major motion picture, let alone one that would make the top of the box office.  Tom would be a better one to talk all things Spectre since I’ve really never read much about him, but Tom is on double secret probation for his Russian box office report last week.

[Editor’s note: JIMMY!!!!]

What?  That Russian report was…you’re not talking about that are you…why are you looking at me like that…I didn’t…wait…Spectre…not The Spectre.  Whoops!  Anyway, let’s see how the new Bond film, not the second film in the new DC Cinematic Universe did after the break.

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Review: The New Peanuts Movie Is Simply Delightful

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No matter if you’re 5 or 55, you’ve probably been affected by Peanuts cartoon artist,  Charles Schulz. Peanuts made its first appearance on October 2, 1950, in seven newspapers. The weekly Sunday-page debuted on January 6, 1952 and ran for 50 years!

Since that time we’ve grown to love Peanuts classics like It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, A Charlie Brown Christmas, as well as a number of other films starring Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, Sally, Franklin, and the rest of the Peanuts gang. And as of November 6, 2015 the Schulz legacy continues with its debut of the new Peanuts Movie. And what a delightful and wonderful movie it is.

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Trailer Time: The Peanuts Movie

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Who doesn’t love Charlie Brown?  Besides the universe he lives in?  Fans concerned that an updated animated movie of Charles Schulz’s classic comic strip would be given the modern update of all things Smurfish by adding gross-out humor and pop culture references that forget what made the original property fun to begin with.

So, fans were probably happy to see the trailers for the November release are sticking to the spirit of the original concept.  See the trailer after the cut.

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