Time to look back over the films that have come to our screens in the last 12 months and which takes top spot.
It’s been a while since films have been discussed on this ol’ blog, but as it’s the end of the year, it seems apt to delve into the somewhat small number of films that I did get to see at the cinema this year. I will admit right now that the list is considerably smaller than the previous year, but as music has taken over as the main focus of the site then I can also admit I have slacked in other entertainment environments. This list may be small, but there have been some total crackers from 2017 to still celebrate. (Based on UK release dates)
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A section of my favourite releases from the year of 2016.
Top 16 Films of 2016
Nearing the end of 2016, it’s about time to reflect on the releases of this year. Thanks to Cineworld Unlimited, I’ve managed to get to my local cinema a vast amount of times this year, so I’ve got a lot to choose from. As it was 2016, I’ve gone with a selection of 16 films that have topped my cinema year. This is just my opinions here; all views are my own and are selected through the UK cinema release dates.
An excellent, action-packed adventure for the Avengers and some Superhero friends in one of the biggest Marvel endeavours of the year and latest Captain America instalment, Civil War.
After the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron, the future of the group is under scrutiny from media and political standpoints. Due to the consequences of previous actions and the collateral damage caused to humanity, a new governing body takes control of the team; A rift between Captain America (Chris Evans) himself and the industrial billionaire, Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) begins to erupt; sides are taken through the whole team, as well as a little help from some outsiders.
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First Published with Starskify – 13th December 2016
Moana is the daughter of the chief of her tribe, and next in line for the title. The sea is her true calling. Ever since she was a small child, she has been drawn to the great blue. Her grandmother teaches her the ancient truths of her ancestors and their travels across the ocean. Against the wishes of her father, Moana strives to follow their footsteps.She sets on a vast adventure to find the mighty demigod Maui, thus righting the wrongs he made against the island Goddess Te Fiti.
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The intense game of Truth or Dare is highlighted in the 2016 action feature ‘Nerve’. This discussion revolves around the morals and reality of the concept.
Written and published with Creators.co – 11th November 2016
In the age of technology, our society is exposed to many new and radical notions that may have once seemed unthinkable to exist in the real world. 2016 saw the release of teenage action feature Nerve, of which graced our cinema screens to depict an extreme, online game of truth or dare. Situated in a world virtually identical to our own, the film displays similarities, yet still holds an utmost far-fetched notion concerning the world of social media and online way of life. The question lies to whether or not these notions could in fact be plausible in our current society or if it’s just too drastic even for our world.
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The latest Disney adaptation of the story of a young man cub living the wild life in ‘The Jungle Book’
Review initially published with Starskify – 28th April 2016
The only life young man-cub Mowgli knows is life in the jungle. Growing up in a wolf pack family, all he knows is the way of the wild. But when the fierce tiger Shere Khan sends threats towards the youngster, he’s left with no choice but to run. Guided by Bagheera, his life-long panther protector, Mowgli travels across the jungle with intentions to return to where he belongs. Through turmoil and troubles, he soon finds the true meaning of friendship, family and where he truly belongs.
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