Hello, and welcome to my first half of the year movie roundup, where I will give my thoughts on the movies that I both liked and disliked so far in the first half of the year.
My favorite franchise this year is Avengers: Age Of Ultron. Josh Whedon hit a home run with this witty, colorful tale about Tony Stark and his gang of slaves.
I was really looking forward to the line “people need to know that the shaking is not over” ever since I saw the trailer for San Andreas. In the context of the full film, it didn’t disappoint. The shaking was, in fact, not over, both on screen and in my body as I quaked with delight.
“The earth will literally crack open and you will feel it on the East Coast,” also from San Andreas. How did the writers of my favorite line drop the ball so bad?
I have to give it up to the stunning visuals in Furious 7. All the human characters looked incredibly realistic. For a second, I thought I was actually looking at real human people.
Biggest Box Office
Going by the numbers, the biggest box office so far this year was Jurassic World. In my opinion, however, you just can't top the box office of Pitch Perfect 2. Way to go, Pitch Perfect 2.
I’m something of an expert in pulling down strange wool. My hottest lady is Jada Pinkett Smith in Magic Mike XXL. If it's good enough for Will Smith, it's good enough for me. None of you can judge.
Favorite Episode of Bob's Burgers
The one where the children ran away. That was really funny.
Chris Kyle from American Sniper. Unlike other movie characters, I know Chris Kyle in real life, and he is a good guy. That’s more than I can say for Ted 2, who has never repaid the money I lent to him.
There have been many animated films so far this year, but the most animated one has to be Inside Out. I don't think you can argue that Aloha or Tomorrowland were more animated, but I will keep an open mind.
I wanted to break this up because years are long. Things get forgotten. Remember last year’s Academy Awards when Grand Budapest Hotel won a bunch of awards, and you were like, “wait, didn’t that come out last year?” No, it came out earlier in the year. Crazy.