20 Movies I Missed from 2015

20 Movies I Missed from 2015

Today I am going to look at the 20 most successful film is the box office that I failed to see in 2015. These are not in the order I would have wanted to see them and I am sure I will catch up with these in 2016 unless I say I will miss them and number 20 is the film that made the most money from the Box Office Mojo website. This post is to explain why these films didn’t make any of my awards too.

20) Cinderellacinderella

This is one that I will be catching up on in 2016.

19) Spectrespectre

I didn’t watch this one because I want to go back and see all the Bond films from Dr No till this one but as I haven’t seen any new Bond movies since Die Another Day I will need to see how the Daniel Craig Bond comes about before seeing the last one.

18) Pitch Perfect 2pit perfect 2

This is one I liked the original but now I want to see the sequel which somehow I just missed.

17) Hotel Transylvania 2hotel

This isn’t something I really want to see but once it makes television I will get around to it.

16) Fifty Shades of Grey50 shgades

This might be missed, but you never know.

15) The SpongeBob Movie Sponge Out of Waterspongbob

I have No plans to see this one SpongeBob doesn’t appeal to me at all.

14) Straight Outta Comptonstraight

I will be catching up with this one but I am not the biggest fan of the style of music being used.

13) The Peanuts Moviepeanuts

Snoopy and Charlie Brown are not the biggest animation to me but I will watch once it comes to television.

12) Trainwrecktrainwreck

I personally don’t find Amy Schumer funny in one bit this will most likely be one I will never watch.

11) Creedcreed

This is one I have missed because I am not up to date with the Rocky films and I am getting through them all first.

10) Get Hardget hard

As you can tell by now comedy isn’t my favourite genre and this hasn’t appealed to me but I will see in the end.

9) Goosebumpsgooss

I don’t know how I missed this one, I loved them as a kid and wanted to see this one.

8) Paddingtonpaddington

I will be watching once it makes television but am not desperate to watch.

7) The Internintern

A comedy I would have actually liked to have seen because I do think this could have been one of the better ones.

6) Paul Blart Mall Cop 2paul

Yes this did make $70 million, I don’t know how but I will watch, mostly likely drunk.

5) Bridge of Spiesbridge of spies

This is one I should have watch simple as that.

4) War Roomwarroom

This is one I never really ever learnt much about but will watch it to learn about it.

3) Magic Mike XXLmagic

You know I won’t be seeing this one.

2) The Wedding Ringerwedding

I will catch up with this one but I am not looking too much to it.

1)     Black Massblack mass

 

A style of film I am not looking forward to seeing but will get to around to seeing.

Open Letter 2015 Year Ending

Dear Readers,

I am ending the year with an open letter to everyone who has come across my site. I want to thank everyone who has read, liked and commented on any on my posts because this year I have managed to get over the 100,000 views. I have met some wonderful film fans that have opened up the world of a film conversation I just don’t get in my everyday life, which means a lot to me.thankkk

I would also like to thank everyone who took part in Opinion Battles and I am delighted that it is growing next year as it gives film fans from all over the world to voice their opinions on different films giving us all a chance to have an added conversation.opinion battles

Back at the end of July I wrote a thank you post as I reached my 1500 post, in that post I set a few goals, one of which was to appear on a Podcast. I managed to achieve this by appearing on The LambCast as well as on The Vern’s Film Pastures, I am also going to be returning to both on them early in 2016. I do still have the desire to try and start my own podcast with my main two ideas being a basic chat on what we have been watching or Opinion Battles the podcast where we can get into a real debate about films.

I would like to thank all the publicist that have sent me screeners that have continued to show that lower budget films really are giving us brilliant films that need to be watched by all the fans of the genre.thanks

I would like to thank Movie Rob for pushing me to try films outside my comfort zone with the weekly challenge.rob challenge

Finally, I would like to thank everyone who has supported me through the years and I wish to continue making this site bigger and better.

2016 Goals

·         Turn Opinion Battles into a podcast

·         Continue to meet and chat with movie fans from all over the world.

·         Start making more video reviews

·         Continue to improve my writing style

·         Interview the stars/directors of the movies I am seeing

Thank You For Reading

Darrenme

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Shockwave Darkside (2014)

shckwaveDirector: Jay Weisman

Writer: Jay Weisman (Screenplay)

Starring: Mei Melancon, Bill Sage, Sonequa Martin-Green, Rich Ceraulo, Alexander Cendese

 

Plot: It is the last, great war. Out of the wreckage of a troop transport, five soldiers on the way to battle find themselves stranded on the dark side of the moon. Cut off and behind enemy lines, they start a dangerous journey through snipers and minefields back to their home territory. As their numbers dwindle and nerves fray, they make an amazing discovery about the moon that just might save their lives.

 

There may be spoilers the rest of the review

 

Verdict: Tries to Hard

 

Story: Shockwave Darkside starts when five soldiers in the middle of a war for water in space The Machine (Melancon), Dalton (Sage), Private Lang (Martin-Green), Corporal Kim (Ceraulo) and Private Schorr (Cendese) who get shot down behind enemy lines where they must use their experience to beat the enemy.

As the survivors travel across the surface they find themselves having to come up against the enemies who are tracking them down and with a rookie on their team it looks like the four others will have to deal with the reality of war for the simplest of resources water.

Shockwave Darkside ends up being a film that just has too much moral questions going on with an overall plain and unfinished storyline. We get the traditional war idea fighting over limited resources which works but just going against an enemy we never really meet doesn’t help. We have way too much shot from inside the helmet which doesn’t give us much because it all feels really old style. The costumes for the soldiers is painfully low budget and almost comical.

 

Actor Review

 

Mei Melancon: The Machine is the strict leader of the unit, she won’t let anyone fall out of line to make sure she and her team make it back alive. She knows how dangerous the enemy is too. Mei does well but in the end almost gets made look very average.

Bill Sage: Dalton is the second in command who has been involved in this war since before it started, the most experienced in battle against the enemy that takes no prisoners. Bill doesn’t do too much in this determined solider role.

Sonequa Martin-Green: Private Lang is one of Machine’s trusted soldiers even with her limited experience she tries to help the rookies but with little effect. Sonequa doesn’t get into this role enough.

Rich Ceraulo: Corporal Kim is the religious member of the team believing in what he does to get through the war. Rich is average like the rest in this role.

Support Cast: Shockwave Darkside has only a few small part set of supporting cast that don’t do much.

Director Review: Jay WeismanJay doesn’t seem to give us a full story only the opening to something big.

 

Action: Shockwave Darkside has average action with most things happen off camera.

Sci-Fi: Shockwave Darkside puts our characters in space which is all that is needed.

Settings: Shockwave Darkside uses the settings really well to show how isolated the characters are.
Special Effects
: Shockwave Darkside doesn’t have the best special effects.

Suggestion: Shockwave Darkside is one to wait for the next chapter to watch in one go. (Save)

 

Best Part: It is a good builder.

Worst Part: Not enough to build.

 

Believability: No

Chances of Tears: No

Chances of Sequel: Yes

Post Credits Scene: No

 

Oscar Chances: No

Runtime: 1 Hour 27 Minutes

 

Overall: Good builder but lacks enough to pull us in

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Top 10 Anticipated Movies of 2016

I like to start the year looking at the top 10 films I am looking forward to each year and after last year I have come to turns looking forward to films usually makes them bad, I had the awful Minions and below average Jupiter Ascending, Tomorrowland, Avengers Age of Ultron and Terminator Genesys, not to mention that two of the films hadn’t come out by the time I wrote this. So this year I am going to try again but this time I am not including Batman V Superman or Captain American Civil War.

10. X-Men: Apocalypsexmen

I will always be more of a fan of the X-Men franchise when it comes to the comic book films, I will not be watching any trailers for this one as I want to go in blind to it.

9. Now You See Me 2now you see me 2

I did enjoy the first time outing for this crime heist magic thriller and I am looking forward to what they bring us this time around.

8. The Forestforrest

I love learning about paranormal stories and this is one that is very curious about the forest in Japan.

7. Central Intelligencecentral intillgence

The Rock and Kevin Hart in a comedy this will be the perfect buddy cop film of the year.

6. Pride and Prejudice and Zombiespride

The title is what is winning me over here, I don’t care if this film is terrible I will be watching this one.

5. Passengers

While we only know the plot we do get an interesting one at that, as we follow a lone traveller on an interstellar transport that gets awoken early and is destine to grow old and die alone where he opens the door to second passenger.

4. Snowdensnwden

Looking it the life of one of the most infamous people in current history is one that has got me very intrigued.

3. Suicide Squadsuicide squad

While I am not interested in following the heroes, the villains on the other hand are what is interesting me a lot and this all-star cast could pull of the best comic book film of the year.

2. Deadpooldeadpool

When the original Deadpool character got messed up so much in X-Men Origins Wolverine we ended up getting this one that is going to be the adult comic book film everyone wants.

1.       Independence Day: Resurgenceresrugence

 

When I first heard about this film I was not interested, then I saw the trailer and this is my first choice for a film to watch this year.

 

Honourable Mentions

·         London Has Fallen

·         Finding Dory

·         The Finest Hours

·         Star Trek Beyond

·         Ice Age Collision Course

·         John Wick 2

·         The BFG

·         Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

·         Cell

·         Gifted

·         Resident Evil The Final Chapter (I swear this film will come out in the end)

You know I should have done a top 20 but what films are you looking forward to seeing next year.

2015 Watched List Part 48

Over the past year I have seen an incredible amount of films and I have decided to share with you all which ones I have seen in what order. I am going to be doing these in groups of ten, where I will pick my favourite of the bunch and the worst of the bunch.

 

So without further ramblings here we go 481 – 490:

 

1.      Big Ass Spider! big as Pure action comedy fun about a Big Ass Spider what more can you want?

2.      The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 hunger games Finally it is over and I have no idea what the point was.

3.      The Laughing Mask mask A new serial killer born into the horror genre.

4.      Exam exam Tension thriller in a single location that keeps you guessing from start to finish.

5.      Rogue rogue Killer crocodile, well that is it really in this thriller.

6.      The French Connection french Classic crime film that will forever be one of the best ever made.

7.      The French Connection II french Good conclusion to the classic saga.

8.      Racing Extinction race Important documentary about changing how we live now.

9.      Live-Evil live Horror with a unique style mashing up Planet Terror and The Fog.

10.  Amadeus amadeus Brilliant Biographical film about one of the most iconic men in music.

 

The Best – Big Ass Spider! big asI just loved how fun it was, might not be the best film but the one I will watch again first.

 

The Worst – The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2hunger games