The Reel 2016: Best Of

2016

Yes, I know. Nearly everyone has already completed, posted, and fought over their year-end lists. And I’m sure many people would like to forget 2016 as soon as possible.

But, because society loves lists, and I don’t feel like writing a real post, I’ve decided to share my favorite films of 2016 – and there were some great ones!

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Captain America: Civil War – Whose Side Are You On?

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You’re welcome, Marvel.

As of the time this post went live, Captain America: Civil War had garnered the 5th best domestic opening ever, surpassed $200 million at the domestic box office, and posted over $700 million in worldwide ticket sales. Having seen the film twice on opening weekend, I feel confident in taking partial credit for the overwhelming success the film has already experienced, not to mention the millions the film is sure to reap as a result of my review. Just make the resulting thank you card and accompanying reward out to ‘Cash,’ Marvel.

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Ant-Man: Is It Too Late To Change The Name?

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What is this, a movie for ants?

Of all the size jokes I could have made – and many have been made since the film’s release – this seemed most apropos.

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Movie Tag Line Makeover

No, this is not a review. Today I decided to have some frivolous fun and try to come up with new tag lines for a variety of films. Most of my proposed lines are original, but some are bits of dialogue that I think could have been used quite nicely. (The line in quotation marks next to the title is the tag line that was actually used.)

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