Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Ranking of Movies Seen During Summer 2016

Usually I would list my ten favorite summer movies of any particular year. However, since I had only watched ten new releases during the summer of 2016. Due to the limited number, I decided to rank the films that I saw: 


1. "Suicide Squad" - David Ayer wrote and directed this very entertaining adaptation of the DC Comics series about a group of anti-heroes and villains forced by the government to battle a supernatural sorceress bent upon world conquest.

2. "The Nice Guys" - Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling starred in this comedy mystery about an enforcer and private detective in 1977 Los Angeles investigating the connection between a missing girl, the porn industry and the automobile industry. Shane Black directed.

3. "Ghostbusters" - Paul Feig wrote and directed this funny reboot of Ivan Reitman's 1980s supernatural comedy about ghost chasers in New York City. Melissa McCarthy, Kristin Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon starred.

4. "Love & Friendship" - Kate Beckinsale starred in this adaptation of Jane Austen's 1794 novel, "Lady Susan", about a wry and calculating widow who pursues wealthy husbands for both herself and her daughter. Whit Stillman wrote and directed the movie.

5. "X-Men: Apocalypse" - Bryan Singer directed this ninth X-MEN movie about the band of mutants trying to stop a re-awakened mutant from Ancient Egypt from conquering the world in the 1980s. James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender starred.

6. "Now You See Me 2" - Jon M. Chu directed this sequel to the 2013 hit film in which the magicians known as "the Four Horsemen", who are forced by a tech genius to pull off an almost impossible heist. Mark Ruffalo, Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco and Lizzy Caplan starred.

7. "Star Trek Beyond" - Justin Lin directed this third entry in the rebooted STAR TREK movie franchise in which the U.S.S. Enterprise crew deal with a ruthless enemy with a grudge against the Federation. Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto starred. 

8. "Captain America: Civil War" - Chris Evans starred as Steve Rogers aka Captain America in the Marvel film in which political interference in the superheroes' activities causes a rift between the Avengers. Anthony and Joe Russo directed.

9. "Jason Bourne" - Matt Damon, Julia Stiles and Paul Greengrass re-teamed for this fifth installment of the BOURNEmovie franchise in which the former amnesiac CIA assassin is drawn out of hiding when fellow fugitive Nicky Parsons discovers a secret from his past. Alicia Vikander and Tommy Lee Jones co-starred.

10. "Independence Day: Resurgence" - Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich reunited to produce this sequel to the 1996 blockbuster in which a group of Humans deal with a second invasion from the same aliens that tried to invade Earth twenty years ago. Directed by Emmerich; Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman and Liam Hemsworth starred.

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