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Passengers (2016)
24 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

I have no idea why Passengers didn't appeal to critics. I thought it was a pretty good movie.

Of course, with the limited number of actors in Passengers, it's success weighed heavily on the talents of Lawrence and Pratt. They didn't even have great chemistry but were able to make it work. It could have been a little shorter, but at just under two hours, the story keeps chugging along. It isn't a deep story, but the twist comes fast and is massive.

You could skip Passengers in theaters, but the effects are good and the actors will keep you interested enough that if you do go out, you'll enjoy it. Either way I'd say it's worth seeing.

Nocturnal Animals
38 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Nocturnal Animals is an incredible thriller type movie. I'm not sure I've ever seen a movie what was so monotone that creates as much fear, anger, anxiety, or hatred as this film did. The uptempo scenes wreaked havoc on the senses.

Amy Adams almost seems out of place, but forges ahead and creates a character that portrays what Nocturnal Animals needed to succeed. Don't put Jake Gyllenhaal in a film and expect me not to go see it. I think he's easily in the top 3 actors of our generation, and I've seen a number of movies just because Michael Shannon is in them as well. I honestly didn't even know Aaron Johnson-Taylor was in the movie until the credits started rolling. He was great also.Director Tom Ford really hit the jackpot with this cast.

Not everyone is going to appreciate Nocturnal Animals, but this is going to be one of my favorite movies of the year. I'd say people have got to see this.

Office Christmas Party
40 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

I have no idea why critics AND fans didn't like Office Christmas Party. I enjoyed everything about this film. The actors were all great. The idea was simple, the jokes kept coming, and they were hilarious. Everyone from Aniston to McKinnon, from Miller to Bateman. They were all great. Olivia Munn even. She doesn't do anything I don't like.

There are just a couple of parts in the movie that have some lag, but it's to move the story along. It was so poorly reviewed that I would hesitate to recommend Office Christmas Party to anyone. It's going to end up in my collection and will probably join Bad Santa as an annual watch for me.

Bad Santa 2
Bad Santa 2 (2016)
53 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

OK, so Bad Santa 2 isn't the best sequel they could have come up with, but it wasn't bad. Billy Bob and company did help carry the movie through, but there were some genuine laugh out loud moments. Sometimes it was raunchy, sometimes they were downright disgusting... and I loved it.

How Brett Kelly was able to bring back Thurman, I'll never know. But I'm glad he was. Tony Cox was great and Christina Hendricks fit right in with the group. Kathy Bates didn't seem to fit, but she gave it her all. There didn't seem to be enough drunk-doing-dumb-shit moments and it was almost like they gave Willie too much of a conscience. The oven scene at the beginning killed me. I chuckled through the whole movie every time I thought of it.

If you're a fan of Bad Santa, see the second. If you haven't seen the first, rent it and watch it before going to the second. You don't need to, but it's a classic (in my book) and shame on you for not watching it sooner. I think it would make the viewer appreciate Bad Santa 2 more.

Arrival (2016)
59 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Arrival was amazing. Its monotone style and superb twist brought me back to the early M. Night Shyamalan movies. Arrival gave you just enough to know something was up through the whole movie, but didn't let you know exactly what it was.

Adams and Renner are great, although I didn't see Adams being as good as she was in this type of movie, and Forest Whitaker is great in just everything he touches (I haven't forgotten Battlefield Earth). Denis Villenueve is a good director but he's never been done anything like this.

Arrival is a must see. It's an involved movie so make sure you pee before it starts.