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Ranking the Movies I’ve Seen So Far This Year

It’s been a busy movie year. I’ve seen a bunch of movies, some that have been legitimately enjoyable while there have been a few stumbles along the way. Considering that I have seen so many movies this year I thought it best to do a ranking now of the films I’ve seen (so far.) Enjoy!

16. In the Heights

In the Heights (2021) - IMDb

If you had told me In the Heights was going to be my least favorite film of the year so far I would’ve been baffled but it is. This movie irked me on a level I can’t fully explain but there’s one major flaw; John M. Chu directed this movie like a Broadway play, not a movie!

The constant singing was out of place and took away from the enjoyment of the overall story. It was too loud, too chaotic, there were too many distractions disrupting the singing numbers, and because the movie was poorly constructed from the get-go, I didn’t like any of the characters.

When that movie ended I realized that I had seen one of the worst musicals I had ever seen and that’s unfortunate.

15. The Little Things

The Little Things' movie review, Denzel Washington thriller - Los Angeles  Times

I wasn’t expecting this movie to be good but I wasn’t expecting it to be as bad as it was either. I love a good whodunnit movie but this film just didn’t cut it. And its conclusion was infuriating!

14. The Suicide Squad

The Suicide Squad' Isn't a Typical Superhero Movie - The Atlantic

There are people who will say this is one of the best comic book movies they’ve seen. I beg to differ. The Suicide Squad is a ridiculously violent, boring island adventure with a bunch of unlikable characters and maybe two standouts. And yeah the villain was actually intimidating…for two seconds. Then he was killed in such a ridiculous fashion that I was left just staring at the screen like, “Really.”

But I’m glad there were people who liked it.

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‘Jungle Cruise’ Is the Ride of the Summer!

There’s something about experiencing the greatness of Disney. It’s a feeling that permeates your very soul to the core and leaves you utterly filled with joy. That is the feeling Jungle Cruise gave me yesterday.

A few weeks ago I was one of those people who told myself that I would watch Jungle Cruise when it arrived on Disney+ for free. Then we went to see Snake Eyes. Suddenly, after somewhat enjoying the film that garnered a 38% Rotten score from critics, I thought to myself, “Oh what the heck. I might as well see Jungle Cruise too.”

When the first reactions spilled online and they painted a picture of fun, summertime movie watching I began to get excited about watching the film. Especially when I began to remember that every Emily Blunt movie I’ve watched has been an enjoyable experience.

So yesterday I went to my local Regal IMAX theater with my family and for two hours I was sucked into Disney World essentially. Jungle Cruise is no masterpiece in originality but it manages to infuse the best parts of other classic summer films–Pirates of the Caribbean, The Mummy, Indiana Jones–to become something that, in its own right, is something special.

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Disney Releases Three New Trailers for Three Exciting New Films Next Year

Disney is taking over. Yes, I mean it, literally. They are taking over the cinema, tv channels, everything seems to be under Disney these days. Disney consumes much of our expectations when it comes to films we want to see in the movie theaters everywhere, from the animated children’s films to the neverending Marvel movies, Disney is dominating our yearly entertainment.

In the past week, Disney has revealed three new trailers ahead of Maleficent: Mistress of Evil for three of the company’s films arriving next year: Dolittle starring our very own Robert Downey Jr., Onward starring Chris Pratt and Tom Holland, and Jungle Cruise starring Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt. Here are the trailers.

Dolittle

This was a complete surprise that popped up on Sunday as Disney unveiled a new live-action film to obsess over; Dolittle. Robert Downey Jr. sheds away his Iron Man suit to become a new hero and it’s very clear from the trailer, it’s going to be pretty darn good if I say so myself.

This is a must-watch for families this January.

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