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This Year’s Finest 2016: Film

Captain America Civil War different sides

Spoilers (but not many)

2016 might have witnessed a fair amount of upheaval, but one thing remained constant: Hollywood’s love of superheroes is as strong as ever. While DC sat out 2015, Marvel saw three of their properties in theaters; this year The Big Two had six combined. Next year that will edge up to seven. In addition, geek-favorite franchises Star Trek and Star Wars continued their multi-year missions through galaxies far, far away. Almost all of them raked the ticket sales (analysists were divided on whether Star Trek Beyond fell short of breaking even or turned a modest profit). Either way, neither profit margins nor quantity of films produced equal quality. 2016 was a very mixed year in terms of artistic merit, as fans could be forgiven for experiencing whiplash when trying to create a double bill for some of these movies. Some films excelled by being able to break new ground, while others entertained with well-executed tried and true formulas. Some were an utter mess (and not simply in their murky CGI sequences). It could have been worse; viewers were denied anything quite as terrible as last year’s Fantastic Four. Then again, that is placing the bar quite low.

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Banking Bad:People want to watch a movie about Bad Guys?

SuicideSquadMovieCast

They say that a hero is only as good as their villain, but what if there is no hero? What if the villain occupies their place and function in a story? Seems like that could be an interesting tale. It’s a relatively untapped narrative but one which should be like butter is to bread in comics. So before we watch the villains go wild, let’s examine the cast’s previous outings and what we want from them this go around before offering tips for others to follow… Continue reading Banking Bad:People want to watch a movie about Bad Guys?