2016 Mid-Year List

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by OhTheWater, Jun 20, 2016.

  1. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

    What's been everyone's favorite films/shows for the first half of the year? I'm treating this as a way for me to catch up. Haven't seen all too much.

    Everybody Wants Some has been my favorite film

    I'm about halfway through Horace and Pete but it blows everything else I've seen out of the water
     
  2. Serh

    @TiredOfSeth Prestigious

    When you finish H&P, it's gonna blow YOU out of the water
     
  3. Serh

    @TiredOfSeth Prestigious

    Top 5 movies, in rough order:

    Captain America: Civil War
    Zootopia
    Green Room
    The Nice Guys
    Everybody Wants Some!!
     
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  5. iCarly Rae Jepsen Jun 20, 2016
    (Last edited: Jun 20, 2016)
    iCarly Rae Jepsen

    never cursed your name Prestigious

    some other good ones in no particular order
    Hail Ceasar
    A Bigger Splash
    Midnight Special

    for shows Idiotsitter is the only show I can think of that premiered in 2016, Lady Dynamite too,
    and my Crazy-Ex Girlfriend started in 2015 but this is the first season
     
  6. Serh

    @TiredOfSeth Prestigious

    TV:

    Horace & Pete
    Better Call Saul
    Baskets
    Jane The Virgin
    Love, I guess?

    a lot more I need to see, particularly The Path and People vs. OJ
     
  7. cwhit

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    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is my favorite thing this year.
    other than the few episodes of steven universe that aired this year
     
  8. ChaseTx

    Hail seitan Prestigious

    Here's my current rankings.

    There's a lot I need to see still, obviously. I see mostly horror and kids movies

    1. The Invitation
    2. The Witch
    3. 10 Cloverfield Lane
    4. Hush
    5. The Conjuring 2
    6. The Jungle Book
    7. Finding Dory
    8. Captain America: Civil War
    9. Batman v Superman
    10. Deadpool
    11. They Look Like People
    12. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny
    13. Pride + Prejudice + Zombies
    14. The Boy
    15. Baskin
    16. Hardcore Henry
    17. X-men: Apocalypse
    18. Southbound
     
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  9. ChaseTx

    Hail seitan Prestigious

    For TV the only things I've been watching are Casual, The Mindy Project, I finished 11.22.63, and I'm catching up on iZombie, Brooklyn 99, and Daredevil.

    Bo Burnham is the only stand-up I've watched
     
  10. SpyKi

    This Charming Man Supporter

    TV:
    1. Kiznaiver
    2. Erased
    3. Vikings
    4. Game of Thrones
    5. Broad City
    6. My Hero Academia
    7. Girls
    8. Daredevil
    9. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
    10. Greys Anatomy

    Film
    1. Creed
    2. Deadpool
    3. Captain America: Civil War
    4. Zootopia
    5. Batman v Superman

    I haven't seen many films this year, lol. I do love my first 4 though.
     
  11. Serh

    @TiredOfSeth Prestigious

    Was Creed not released in the UK until 2016?
     
  12. heartbeatsbrain

    Regular

    Film (edited to remove Anomalisa, it was a top contender for #1 but came out in 2015):
    1. Civil War
    2. Deadpool
    3. The Lobster

    (still some moves I need to see that I expect to be in the tops)

    TV:
    1. Game of Thrones
    2. Preacher
    3. Daredevil

    (i don't watch a lot of tv)
     
  13. SpyKi

    This Charming Man Supporter

    It was in January. The wait was painful.
     
  14. Serh

    @TiredOfSeth Prestigious

    I see
     
  15. WordsfromaSong

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    just realized the only movies I've seen this year are Deadpool, Batman v Superman, and Civil War. This needs to change immediately
     
  16. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

    maybe I'll watch Deadpool tonight.

    The Pistol Shrimps documentary was great
     
  17. tucah

    yep! yep! yep! Prestigious

    I feel like I haven't seen enough movies yet this year for a proper ranking but I did like:

    Midnight Special
    Popstar
    Civil War
    Deadpool
    Everybody Wants Some!!

    TV:

    The Americans is the best show on TV

    Game of Thrones
    Broad City
    Veep
    Silicon Valley
    Love

    were also great, as far as things whose seasons started this year (so none of the fall shows that continued into the Spring)
     
  18. Morrissey

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    Mountains May Depart, Cemetery of Splendour, and Right Now, Wrong Then will probably remain very high in the top ten films of the year at the end of 2016. Asian cinema is at a creative high point right now.
     
  19. brandon_260

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    Not kept up with film anywhere near recent years, but my top 10 are:

    Right Now, Wrong Then
    Knight of Cups
    Mountains May Depart
    Green Room
    Everybody Wants Some!!
    Sunset Song
    Cemetery of Splendour
    In the Shadow of Women
    Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
    Dheepan

    The Lobster was in there prior to making this list, but I have cooled on it significantly in the two months since my second viewing. Midnight Special, Love and Friendship, and High Rise are all good but also missing a certain something that usually elevates the works of those directors for me. Hail, Caesar! has been my big disappointment in terms of films I was highly anticipating, but I've decided my reaction was based more on external stress at the time than the film itself. Hardcore Henry is far and away the worst thing I've seen this year.
     
  20. Night Channels

    No Fly Zone

    Green Room
    Popstar
    The Witch
    Midnight Special
    The Invitation
    10 Cloverfield Lane
     
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  21. TJ Wells Jul 5, 2016
    (Last edited: Jul 5, 2016)
    TJ Wells

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    Haven't seen The Witch or Midnight Special yet:

    10 Cloverfield Lane (Dan Trachtenberg)
    A Bigger Splash (Luca Guadagnino)
    Everybody Wants Some!! (Richard Linklater)
    Eye in the Sky (Gavin Hood)
    The Fits (Anna Rose Holmer)
    Green Room (Jeremy Saulnier)
    Love & Friendship (Whit Stillman)
    Maggie's Plan (Rebecca Miller)
    The Shallows (Jaume Collet-Serra)
    The Wailing (Hong-Jin Na)
     
  22. domotime2

    It's an Albany Expression Prestigious

    haven't even come close in seeing enough movies this year. a tonnnnnn i still need to see...thus far just a lot of horror movies for me.

    1. Hateful Eight
    2. Conjuring 2
    3. The Witch
    4. Independence Day 2.1
    5. 10 Cloverfield Lane
    6. Green Room
    7. Everybody Wants Some
    8. Zootopia
    9. The Revenant
    10. London Has Fallen
    11. Approaching the Unknown