The /Film team has spent the first week of 2016 saying goodbye to 2015 in the best way possible – by assembling our personal top 10 films of the year lists. Each of these lists represents one writer’s specific viewpoint, celebrating the movies that matter the most to them. These lists are, by their very nature, deeply personal.
But what would a year-end list representing the entire site as a whole look like? Could we take these personal lists and merge them into one uber-list that reflects our combined tastes?
That’s what we set out to discover. Blood was spilled. Tears were shed. Numbers were crunched. But we did it. This is the official, mathematically proven /Film Top 15 Films of 2015.
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Posted on Friday, January 8th, 2016 by Angie Han
Jason Sudeikis got his start on Saturday Night Live, and he still does his fair share of goofy comedies — he’ll be voicing one of the angry birds in Angry Birds, for example. But recently, he’s also started to emerge as a viable romcom leading man. He did excellent work opposite Alison Brie in last year’s Sleeping With Other People, and now he’s following it up with the indie dramedy Tumbledown.
His leading lady here is Rebecca Hall, the still-grieving widow of a musician. When Sudeikis’ Andrew, a pop culture scholar, arrives to conduct some research on her late husband, she treats him with hostility at first, but… well, if you’ve ever seen a romcom before, you can probably guess where this is going. Watch the Tumbledown trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 by Angie Han
One of the many sins committed by 2013’s Gangster Squad (pictured above) was the way it totally squandered the pairing of Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. The stars had just lit up the screen together in 2011’s Crazy, Stupid, Love., but none of the crackling chemistry they demonstrated in that movie carried over to Ruben Fleischer’s tedious crime drama.
They’ll get another chance to shine together in 2016, though. Gosling and Stone have re-teamed for La La Land, a contemporary yet old-fashioned musical from Whiplash director Damien Chazelle. And if the first image from the film is any indication, they’ve definitely got their romantic mojo back. Get your La La Land first look after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, December 21st, 2015 by Angie Han
Over a decade after we last saw her, Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) will return next year in Bridget Jones’s Baby. And in typical Bridget form, she finds herself in another romantic quandary: she’s pregnant, and not entirely sure who the father is. Her on-again, off-again beau Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) is still in the picture, but so is a charming billionaire named Mark Qwant (Patrick Dempsey).
It’s a tough situation to be in, but it’s hard to feel too bad for Bridget. Not every single gal gets the opportunity to choose between Pride & Prejudice‘s Mr. Darcy and Grey’s Anatomy‘s McDreamy, after all. In fact, the love triangle looks downright cuddly in the first images from the sequel. Get your Bridget Jones Baby first look after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, December 7th, 2015 by Jacob Hall
It’s December, so you know that means: movie lists, and lots of ’em. As the final weeks of 2015 trickle by, the /Film team will be adding their voices to the chorus as we unveil our own personal top 10 lists recounting our favorite films from the past 365 days. No best of the year list is universal and no best of the year list is right, but every best of the year list is an opportunity for someone to share what they love with their fellow film fans, to summarize what has moved and excited them, and to give everyone a time capsule containing a snapshot of the great medium as it stands right now.
However, film critic David Ehrlich treats his annual list as an event. He never creates just a top 10, but a top 25. In video form. And edited with panache and passion. For those of us who love lists and video mash-ups and arguing about which films should outrank each other, his end-of-the-year videos are always a treat.
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We will probably never get a Family Matters reunion, although if the Full House sequel/spin-off tv series Fuller House does big numbers, you never know. So for now, the closest thing we’ll get to a Family Matters reunion is the Lifetime television movie Flight Before Christmas that premieres this weekend.
The made-for-tv movie features Reginald VelJohnson (best known as Carl Winslow on Family Matters or Sgt. Al Powell in the early Die Hard films) and his former television wife Jo Marie Payton (who played Harriette Winslow). As you may have guessed from the title of the movie, the story follows a woman (played by Mayim Bialik of The Big Bang Theory an) who gets dumped by her boyfriend right before the holidays and meets a guy (Ryan McPartlin of Chuck) on a flight home for Christmas. Watch the Flight Before Christmas trailer now embedded after the jump.
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Posted on Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 by Angie Han
Dakota Johnson basically owned Valentine’s Day weekend this year, and those inevitable Fifty Shades of Grey sequels mean she’s got Valentine’s Day 2017 and 2018 locked in as well. But for Valentine’s Day 2016, she’s going to try to dominate the box office without the aid of whips and chains.
How to Be Single stars Johnson as newly single gal Alice, who is trying to navigate the New York City dating scene with some help from her much savvier pal played by Rebel Wilson. Alison Brie, Leslie Mann, Jake Lacy, Damon Wayans Jr., Anders Holm also star. Watch the How to Be Single trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, November 12th, 2015 by Angie Han
Universal Pictures has tied up a director for the next two Fifty Shades movies. James Foley, who was offered the job of directing Fifty Shades Darker back in August, is now confirmed to shoot both that film and its sequel, Fifty Shades Freed. Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan will return as kinky lovers Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey. Get the latest on the Fifty Shades sequels after the jump. Read More »
Robert Zemeckis is coming off of one of the rare bombs in his career. The Walk, which cost a reported $35 million, has made under $40 million worldwide. The director of Back to the Future, Forrest Gump, Cast Away, and Who Framed Roger Rabbit? hasn’t made too many financial duds in his career, but The Walk is now amongst them. Zemeckis is quickly moving forward, though, as his next project, a WWII romantic thriller, begins principal photography soon for release in 2016.
Learn more about the project after the jump.
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