Top Ten Films of 2016

So I know I said I wasn’t gonna do this shit. And I know I was totally going to finish Movie Madness brackets, but then something happened, and it’s pretty simple to be honest. I started writing the post for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them vs Assassin’s Creed and I hit a wall with it. Because, to be honest, I don’t really give a shit about Fantastic Beasts. It wasn’t like Suicide Squad where I was super pissed off about how shitty it was, and it wasn’t like Gods of Egypt which is literally one of the worst films I’ve ever watched half of before walking out. It was just… fine. And it’s impossible to be passionate about fine. So here’s a top ten list, mostly made up of films not in the Movie Madness brackets, because that’s just sort of the way these things go, isn’t it? And yes, I’m aware it’s halfway through February.

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Movie Madness 2016 begins!

Top ten lists, right? They’re a bit dull, a bit overplayed, and if we’re honest, they save all the fun for one big push at the end of the year. I’ve been trying to figure out for a little while now how I can talk about things like movies and games throughout the year, without resorting to just writing a quick review of everything I watch or play. Especially in the case of movies, since working at a cinema, I get an opportunity to watch a lot of them. So, I’ve come up with something I want to try out throughout this year. I call it Movie Madness.

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My Ten Favourite Films of 2015

Alright, back to blogging after a long absence, which I will probably explain fairly soon in a separate post, but until then I can’t resist the urge to arbitrarily organise things in an ordered list. So, here we go, first of three this month, starting with films of 2015.

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2014: Potential Top Ten Video Games

Okay, my last two list posts have proved pretty popular, so I thought I’d have a bit of fun gearing up for the next lot in 12 months’ time. This is something I’ve wanted to do for the last couple of years, but I never thought of doing it online.

Basically, the idea was that just before the start of the new year, I’d take a look at the Wikipedia pages for the upcoming year in film and game releases, make a potential top ten list based on my impressions so far, and then hide the file away for comparison after twelve months. The only problem is, every time I’ve tried it, I’ve lost the original file. But doing this online means I can’t do that, and it means you all get to do the comparing with me in a year’s time. It also means I have to think harder to justify why each game gets its position on the list, rather than putting them on there haphazardly and hoping for the best. So, without further ado, my potential top ten games of 2014!

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