OCTOBER MOVIE RANKINGS:
Compared to the Summer months and even last month, October has seemed to lack in a high number of reviews. I was able to get in a marathon this month, but the tally isn’t how I wanted it to be. I hope to get more reviews posted next month, but it is all about time. Either way, I had a good time this month. I got to relive “Back to the Future,” see some festive films for Halloween, and even saw some great releases. Read on to find out who won:
#10- “It Follows”
60%= Burnt Popcorn
Pros: Original, good acting for a horror, some great directing shots, good special effects, and can be eerie at times.
Cons: The ending is trash, the film’s premise is disgusting, turns to nonsense towards the end, and the soundtrack is obnoxious.
64%= Burnt Popcorn
Pros: Some characters were funny, some scenes are enjoyable, good special effects, and okay acting.
Cons: Stale jokes for the most part, full of nonsense, hollow characters, and thrown together story.
#8- “Z for Zachariah”
69%= Burnt Popcorn
Pros: Fantastic acting, interesting concept, some good scenes, and promising story.
Cons: Too afraid to make drastic choices, confusing character development, terrible ending, and contains plot holes.
#7- “Hocus Pocus”
74%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: Likable, has heart behind it, can be entertaining, and good acting overall.
Cons: There are many things to nitpick, there are plot holes, and some of the kid acting could be better.
#6- “Cop Car”
77%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: Coen-brothers influenced, interesting story, great cinematography, solid acting for the most part, great attention to detail, and awesome third act scene.
Cons: Slow in the beginning, some random minor cons having to do with logic, and the ending loses momentum of the plot.
#5- “Back to the Future Part III”
87%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: Interesting and new take on the franchise, great acting, good special effects, great make up and costuming, enjoyable, fun, good western, and great conclusion.
Cons: Rehashes the same jokes of previous films, can be nitpicked in terms of time travel and goofs, and can get slow.
#4- “Pineapple Express”
88%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: Hilarious, great acting, fun action, and memorable scenes.
Cons: Mortality doesn’t seem to apply to this film and there isn’t much to the plot.
#3- “The Others”
89%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: Thrilling, well-written and constructed, fantastic performances, ends in a great twist, and interesting.
Cons: Can be slow and the story can revert or circle around the same style of plot arcs several times (like confirming or denying ghosts).
#2- “Back to the Future Part II”
91%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: Great follow-up, interesting story and take on 2015, fun, great acting, enjoyable, awesome makeup, and has a seamless tie-in with the original film.
Cons: Can be nitpicked and certain jokes are rehashed.
#2- “Little Boy”
91%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: Fantastic theme, fun and heart-warming story, great forties setting, great acting, characters to connect to (especially their relationships), and great cinematography.
Cons: Can be slow-paced.
91%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: Beautiful cinematography, terrific special effects, great acting, thought-provoking, greatly written, and awesome theme.
Cons: Sluggish and is different than what was promoted.
#1- “Bridge of Spies”
95%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: Brilliant directing, beautiful cinematography, amazing acting, great time period, and fascinating story.
Cons: Can be sluggish.
Juicy Hall of Fame Inductee– “Back to the Future”
99%= Juicy Popcorn
Pros: Original, fun characters, fantastic acting, amazing makeup and costuming, great music and time period, classic, and extremely entertaining.
Cons: Some things can be nitpicked in terms of time travel.
And so it is done. “Bridge of Spies” is October 2015’s Movie of the Month and will go on to face “The Truman Show,” “Rocky,” “It’s Kind of a Funny Story,” “Rocky Balboa,” “Whiplash” (2014), “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Inside Out,” “Ex Machina,” “Mission: Impossible- Rogue Nation,” “Mad Max: Fury Road,” and the last two months’ Movie of the Months in January 2016 to decide who will be the third movie to rule them all on my site!