December 24, 2015 at 12:12 pm #203838
Worst: Fantastic Four
Best: Star Wars Episode 7December 24, 2015 at 5:27 pm #203840
My picks for Best/Worst Movie moments of 2015
Worst: Tie- Han Solo getting pathectically gutted by his own son with that stupid look on his face! Guess South Park was right, you really must take a crap when you die, that’s what it looked like on Han Solo’s face anyway. It was so heartless, and cheap considering the fact it’s a complete rip-off of Obi-wan’s death from the very 1st Star Wars movie. That, and the already infamous “I love dogs, I’ve always loved dogs” line from Jupiter Ascending.
Best: Hard to pick any scene from Mad Max, they were all so great, so I’m going to go with the instant-classic Church fight scene from Kingsman: The Secret Service. Go Colin Firth!December 24, 2015 at 8:37 pm #203841
best church scene in kingsman
worst final act of fantastic fourDecember 25, 2015 at 3:31 am #203842
Top 10 Best
- The dance in Ex Machina
- Pillow talk with John Cena in Trainwreck
- Jason Statham’s monologue in Spy
- “My wife can’t sing anymore” in Youth
- Black cop bullies NWA in Straight Outta Compton
- The walk in The Walk
- The border crossing in Sicario
- The “apology” in The Gift
- BB-8 thumbs-up in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
- “Take her to the moon for me, okay?” from Inside Out
Top 10 Worst:
- We can do it in the asshole? from Kingsman: The Secret Service
- Scott Lang ruins a nice moment between Hank Pym and his daughter then realises it out loud and tries to be edgy in Ant-Man.
- Forced divorce crying scene from Jurassic World
- Gerald McRaney walks through Will Smith’s room in Focus (after the twist this scene is insultingly dumb)
- Running in high heels from Jurassic World
- “Come with me if you wanna live” forced into new context: Terminator Genisys
- Amy breaks up with John Cena in Trainwreck
- Christoph Waltz constantly pats himself on the back for being a great villain when he’s not in Spectre
- Battle of the Death Star for the third time from Star Wars: The Force Awakens
- Weird wrap up every plot point while John Cusack sits in bed in Love & Mercy.
Please note that this does not reflect my actual favourite films. I thoroughly enjoyed Love and Mercy and Star Wars, and I did not care for Trainwreck and thought Youth was ok.December 25, 2015 at 11:08 am #203843
Best: Flamethrower guitar guy from Mad Max: Fury Road
Worst: The wasting of Judy Greer’s talent
Both: Eddie Redmayne’s performance in Jupiter AscendingDecember 25, 2015 at 11:12 am #203844
Best: Adonis’s first professional fight in Creed, Donald Glover’s “demonstration” in The Martian, the ending of Tangerine, reversing the film in Dope
Worst: Robert De Niro has a boner in The Intern, the ending of Dope, anachronisms about Tupac in Straight Outta ComptonDecember 25, 2015 at 11:47 am #203845
Rose Byrne’s hotel room tantrum in Spy
Ava tests Caleb in Ex Machina
Emory Cohen’s entire performance in Brooklyn
Church shootout in Kingsman: The Secret Service
Final dance number in Trainwreck
Riley finally lets out the tears in Inside Out
Furiosa goes “Remember me?!” to Immortan Joe in Mad Max: Fury Road
Wasting of Matthias Schonaerts’ talent in The Danish Girl
Eddie Redmayne’s entire performance in Jupiter Ascending
The stretched-out climax in Crimson Peak
The scene in Spectre where Daniel Craig really comes on to Monica BellucciDecember 25, 2015 at 12:21 pm #203846
Argument between Steve Jobs and John Sculley in Steve Jobs
Caleb finds out the truth about Nathan in Ex-Machina.
Eilis first huge crying scene in Brooklyn.
Benicio Del Toro entire hypnotic performance in Sicario
Mike Rezendes freaks out against Robby in Spotlight
Disappointing ending in Creed just for the sake of a sequel.
Any scene with Tom Hardy in The Revenant, what a waste of talent.
Rey newbie Jedi powers defeating Kylo Ren’s dark force stuff right on the first fight in Star Wars. What? no need Jedi training for her?December 25, 2015 at 2:22 pm #203847
That final dance and Rampling’s final hand movement in 45 Years.December 25, 2015 at 8:43 pm #203848
Can’t decide between…
Ma’s (Brie Larson) Media Interview in Room
Rayna’s (Rose Byrne) Hair in Spy
Steven’s (Jon Cena) theatre bitch fight and Steven’s sex talk in Trainwreck
Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) running in heels throughout Jurassic World
The after the conclusion conclusions (what felt like 40 endings…a la LOTR:ROTK) – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
Every scene featuring Balem Abrasax (Eddie Redmayne) in Jupiter Ascending.December 25, 2015 at 9:12 pm #203849
I will probably edit this after I see the final couple of films left to see in 2015 (specifically The Revenant’s bear mauling scene. Cannot wait to see that on the big screen.)
Creed – the one-shot fight scene. Holy hell did that come out of nowhere, and damn was it invigorating.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens – when the Starkiller Base used its weapon to destroy the five planets. The beautifully haunting score, the reactions of the protagonists and the people about to die, and that breathtaking shot of Kylo Ren looking on with an actually effective lens flare in the distance added up to make one of the most emotionally powerful scenes I’ve seen in recent memory.
Room – Jack’s escape. It worked on so many levels. We got to escape the confines of the claustrophobic room. We got to see through Jack’s eyes as he discovered the world for the first time, fear and all. Plus, it was a terrifyingly suspenseful scene.
Spy – Jason Statham’s monologue. Easily the funniest scene of the year.
Steve Jobs – Jobs’ and Scully’s fight in the second act. The score (best of the year), the editing, and most of all the performances here are all ASTOUNDING.
Ex Machina – not as in love with the dance scene as everyone here, so I’ll go with the tragic ending – specifically Ava’s look as she leaves Caleb to die, slamming helplessly against the door.
Carol – the ending. Unlike Ex Machina, Haynes knew exactly when to cut to black here. (I absolutely loved Ex Machina, but come on, Garland should have cut to black when Ava left. The rest was extraneous, as the audience could have filled in the blanks and it just slowed the momentum and impact of the ending so much.)
Inside Out – do I even need to say it? Please don’t make me… Okay, fine. When Bing-Bong died.
Beasts of No Nation – tie between the battle scene and the protagonist’s monologue at the end, both of which were completely devastating. Beasts is the most underrated movie of the year (yeah, I know it’s high in the prediction center, but has anyone talked about it in a single thread? Have you seen it on a top ten list?)
Bridge of Spies – the opening scene. Mark Rylance deserves the Oscar if he wins it. The whole scene managed intense, thrilling storytelling without any dialogue. Spielberg may not be the best director ever, but he is easily the most consistently great.
Love & Mercy – so hard to pick here, because the whole movie hit me so much harder than I thought it would. I think I’m going to have to pick in the very beginning, when Brian Wilson leaves the note in the car that says “Lonely, scared, frightened.” Heartbreaking, subtle, believable.
Kingsman: The Secret Service – the church fight scene. Instant classic.
The Danish Girl – Redmayne (blanking on the character’s name) kissing a man for the first time as his wife watches, dumbstruck. Great acting and such a powerful moment.
The Martian – when Whatley did surgery on himself. It was hard to pick here, as the ending was what made me (figuratively) stand up and cheer, but the fact that someone in my audience (literally) fainted and had to be taken to the side with flashlights speaks volumes about how the scene was acted and presented. Or that person was just a wimp. One or the other.
Spotlight – when Brian D’Arcy James finds out that one of the priests lives right down the street from him. It made the already amazing film so much more personal. (Ruffalo’s and Keaton’s head-to-head was a close second, though.)
Steve Jobs – the less than subtle ending. Seemed rushed and out of character to the rest of the beautifully constructed film.
Sicario – showing that cop’s family life. I know what they were trying to accomplish. I know that they were humanizing the man, trying to give him a name and a life so that you recognize that everyone that is killed has a family and motivations and wants and fears. But I saw it coming from a mile a way. There’s a difference between making murder emotionally important and being obvious and preachy, taking time away from an already overlong film.
Spy – 50 Cent’s whole role.
Ted 2 – stealing Tom Brady’s sperm. Was there really a time – years ago, mind you – when I found Seth Macfarlane hilarious?
Brooklyn – the seasickness scene. I know I’m probably in the minority here, and I know what Hornby was trying to accomplish, but I saw the film as this sweet, charming little romance, then suddenly its sympathetic heroine started shitting in a bucket in the first twenty minutes. Disgusting.
Joy – Joy getting sucked into the soap opera during her nightmare. As annoying and cringe-worthy as Russell thought he was metaphorical and mature.
The Peanuts Movie – any time Snoopy fought the Red Baron. God, every other aspect of this movie was perfection, why on Earth did they ruin it with that garbage? (Okay, I know, it’s a kid’s movie… but still.)
Kingsman: The Secret Service – anal sex scene. Don’t even have to explain this one.
Spectre – the… torture scene? Does anyone know what the hell Blofeld was doing there? Anyway, the horrible, cheesy scene where he spat out his entire life’s story to Bond only to have Bond escape seconds later and explode the entire vicinity for action reasons.
Jurassic World – the divorce scene that “gave the kids depth” and then was never mentioned again or elaborated upon.
The Good Dinosaur – the tripping on berries scene. No excuse, especially for Pixar, to sneak drug references into a kids’ movie. Pixar’s second worst film, easily.
Vacation – hmm, what was the worst part of this movie? Was it the mom going to back to her college sorority and failing at that obstacle course? Was it Thor’s penis? Was it the dad giving his son a rim-job? I think I’m going to have to go with the family swimming in shit on this one. God, what an awful movie.
Fantastic Four – holy hell, the entire third act.December 26, 2015 at 10:41 am #203850
ex machina : the dance sequence
the lobster : the lonely guys dancing alone
marguerite : catherine frot singing (just terrible !!!) but so funny !
love : the cumshot scene
macbeth : marion cotillard’s acting in the whole movie
bridge of spies : rudolf abel’s fake wife try to manipulate tom hanks
still life : eddie marsan’s death
love : the scene with the transgenre prostitute
the lobster : when rachel weisz become blindDecember 26, 2015 at 1:44 pm #203851
Rampling’s hand at the end of 45 Years and any scene at Mad Max, especially the one when Furiosa discovers the fate of her tribe.
SPOILER ALERT FOR STAR WARS:
the moment when Rey took the lightsaber.
the high heels running in Jurassic World.December 26, 2015 at 2:19 pm #203852
My Top 5 Movie Moments of 2015
Ending piano scene of “Phoenix”
Bing Bong’s departure in “Inside Out”
Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart’s rehearsal scenes in “Clouds of Sils Maria”
Alicia Vikander leaves the compound in “Ex Machina”
Classroom scene / older woman chasing in “It Follows”