Friday, August 12, 2016

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The next stop in our journey is the top grossing film of 2013, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.  The second installment of the Young Adult novel adaptation by Suzanne Collins.  While number one when you take in it's full gross of $424M, if you just consider the grosses collected in 2013 it would fall to #2 (Frozen would also fall off for the same reason) and Iron Man 3 would take the slot since the total would only be $390M.  Fire would also top the charts for the first two weeks of it's November 22nd release.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Ocean's Eleven

Let's take a little side trip back in time a ways, and talk about Ocean's Eleven.  This movie wasn't on top for a year, but did managed to top the charts for a week back in 2001.  It did however make a respectable showing back then with it's $183M granting it the #8 spot on the yearly chart.  So let us set our way back machine to December 7th and tall a roll of the dice.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

American Sniper

We continue our journey with the top grossing movie of 2014, American Sniper.  The military story of the current "most deadly" sniper in American history.  Based on an autobiography of the same name.  Released the final Weekend of 2014 in limited release it would go on to make the bulk of it's $350M draw in 2015, and sit at #1 for three weeks after it's wide release.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The top grossing film of 2015, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  It's probably fitting that I would start this blog at a point when this would be the first movie on the list.  For those that don't know, Star Wars is a very large portion of my life.  I've tried to go beyond being a total Fanboy about anything, but Star Wars is the hardest one for me to crack.  From LEGO Sets to games, from books to comics, and from TV Shows to the original movies I've probably forgotten more about Star Wars than your average person ever knew in the first place.  But with that piece of background in place, lets get on with a review.  And in case this won't be obvious, spoilers ahead.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The Journey Begins

So I've decided to go on a journey.  I've found myself lately at odds with TV watching, and I probably watch way more YouTube than is "healthy".  I've decided to go on a Movie journey.  I'm going to watch and review the "top" movies of my lifetime.

This will go through several stages.  The first reckoning of "top" will be dollar figure.  I'll walk backwards through the years and review the top domestic grossing films of each year, starting at 2015 and working back.  Then following on  with the highest grossing movie of each week, thankfully that doesn't turn out to be 52*40 but is still up there.

The second stage will be top ranked movies.  A divisive measurement I'm sure.  I'll try and aggregate "topness" from multiple sights like IMDB and FlickChart.  This of course will only be by year, so I'll probably do the top 5 or 10 from each year.

For my sanity there should be plenty of overlap on these, so I might be done sometime in the next few years :) .  Also likely things might not work out completely linearly.  Some of it will be availability, some will be a desire to mix movies that are new to me with things I've seen before.

So why am I doing this.  As I stated above, I've gotten a bit stale on what I watch.  Second is a love for movies.  Third is the hope that this will increase my writing and expression skills, two things I'm not so good at.  I hope to get at least one review out a week, but know I'd never be done if I only kept that schedule, but at least I'll be making progress.

 So keep tuned to this Collection if this interests you.  Turn it off if ramblings about movies will bother you.  Hope both of us can enjoy this for what it is.

 (Originally Posted to G+)