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Looking back: 2015 and movies
Posted by: sekker
Date: April 10, 2021 04:58PM
Remember those? Yeah, me neither. But I happened to check out the history books, and 2015 was really a good year for cinema. Creed, The Revenant, The Big Short, Spotlight, even Steve Jobs by Aaron Sorkin.

And at least 10 movies that made a ton of money:
10 The Martian
9. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay part 2
8. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
7. Inside Out
6. Spectre
5. Minions
4. Avengers: Age of Ultron
3. Furious 7
2. Jurassic World
1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens

I realize I missed a few due to that being a busy year, likely watching Ultron tonight.

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Re: Looking back: 2015 and movies
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: April 10, 2021 07:59PM
2015. Seems like a whole different world now.

Seems like a whole different world now.
  • 10. The Martian
    Saw it. Decent enough sci fi movie to spend a couple of hours with. Wouldn’t make any of my lists though.
  • 9. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay part 2
    Never seen any of these.
  • 8. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
    Love the whole series. No exception here. Bourne with a skosh lighter touch.
  • 7. Inside Out
    Great movie. Not a new classic, but all kinds of fun and very rewatchable.
  • 6. Spectre
    I’m a sucker for a Bond movie. I eat all of these up with a spoon.
  • 5. Minions
    These always give me a chuckle, but as with the rest, this one is not all that memorable.
  • . Avengers: Age of Ultron
    MCU. Picked up my first comic somewhere around 1964-65. The Marvel movies in particular just about always leave me in awe. This. This is what I saw in my mind’s eye. Each one’s practically a love letter to seven year old me.
  • 3. Furious 7
    Never seen any of these.
  • 2. Jurassic World
    Meh. A grade of C- at best. The fleeting glimpses I remember are not good
  • 1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
    To be honest, I think I’m close to Star Wars saturation. I still see the movies with a decent amount of anticipation, but there’s also a degree of pure habit to it also. They’re well done enough, I enjoy the ride, but there’s no ‘Let’s go again!’ once it’s over.
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Re: Looking back: 2015 and movies
Posted by: srf1957
Date: April 10, 2021 08:22PM
the only one of those I saw . Was Minions and that was direct tv at my parents .
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Re: Looking back: 2015 and movies
Posted by: freeradical
Date: April 10, 2021 08:49PM
I only watched The Martian. It was entertaining, but I'm sure I'll never watch it again.

Some of the others I've never even heard of.

I grew up watching Mission Impossible on TV. You'll never get me to watch a Tom Cruise MI movie.
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Re: Looking back: 2015 and movies
Posted by: jdc
Date: April 10, 2021 10:06PM
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freeradical
I grew up watching Mission Impossible on TV. You'll never get me to watch a Tom Cruise MI movie.

Bummer, they are entertaining.





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Re: Looking back: 2015 and movies
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: April 11, 2021 12:55AM
I've got Interstellar on the shelf waiting to be viewed, and I only bring it up because I recall a big debate here between that and The Martian.
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Re: Looking back: 2015 and movies
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: April 11, 2021 07:27AM
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freeradical
You'll never get me to watch a Tom Cruise MI movie.

But he's such a cute little fella..
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Re: Looking back: 2015 and movies
Posted by: sekker
Date: April 11, 2021 08:24AM
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mrbigstuff
I've got Interstellar on the shelf waiting to be viewed, and I only bring it up because I recall a big debate here between that and The Martian.

I forgot, that was 2015 too? Interstellar was a fine SciFi flick. I liked the reality engineering aspect of The Martian (no new technology was needed for the latter, the former has several 'trust me, this technology will be invented eventually' moments).



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Re: Looking back: 2015 and movies
Posted by: Cary
Date: April 11, 2021 09:37AM
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freeradical
I grew up watching Mission Impossible on TV. You'll never get me to watch a Tom Cruise MI movie.

I grew up watching the TV show, also. (They seem to have cornered the market on Grumman panel trucks back then.)

I'm not a huge Tom Cruise fan in general, but I love these movies. He's excellent in them, and I'm amazed at the stunts that he does in them. The supporting crew is good, too.

Give them a try. They are a lot of fun.
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Re: Looking back: 2015 and movies
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: April 11, 2021 09:39AM
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sekker
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mrbigstuff
I've got Interstellar on the shelf waiting to be viewed, and I only bring it up because I recall a big debate here between that and The Martian.

I forgot, that was 2015 too? Interstellar was a fine SciFi flick. I liked the reality engineering aspect of The Martian (no new technology was needed for the latter, the former has several 'trust me, this technology will be invented eventually' moments).

Looks like 2014, but end of year.
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