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Top Ten Films of 2015

Top Ten Films 2015

I cannot believe 2015 is coming to an end. It has been the most busy year for my blog yet, and I’m really excited to reveal my top ten films of 2015, some of which really surprised me, and others that somehow were better than expected.

Originally, a couple of films looked missing on this list. This year’s list originally only featured 2015 films that were released in Denmark in 2015, and therefore films like the following 2015 films were not considered for the list: Tom McCarthy’s Spotlight, Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, A. G. Iñarritu’s The Revenant, Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs, Todd Haynes’ Carol, and Lenny Abrahamson’s Room.

However, I reconsidered their status after having seen the films above. Spotlight, Brooklyn, and Steve Jobs have pushed The Gift, The Martian, and Beasts of No Nation off the top ten list. I also recently watched Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Lobster, and as a result it has dethroned both The Martian and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation as the single honorable mention.

One of the things one usually gets hung up on is the idea that the highest rated movie is a critic’s favorite film. I’m not saying it isn’t ever, but that’s not always the case. These films aren’t necessarily ranked on their IJR-score, the top ten is a ranking of my favorite films of the year. (more…)

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Box Office Predictions – Weekend of September 18, 2015

Box Office Prediction

It’s been a tough and slow few weeks of box office, but this should all change now. Americans are seeing the first movie of the Oscar season – Black Mass. But the Johnny Depp-led crime flick isn’t a certain weekend winner, as the Maze Runner-franchise reveals its second installment. (more…)

Box Office Predictions – Weekend of September 11, 2015

Box Office Prediction

The Christian drama, War Room, somehow won last weekend – but that should be its only win. This week M. Night Shyamalan’s Blumhouse-film, The Visit, debuts – but is this low-budget Shyamalan-film capable of taking a weekend win? (more…)

Box Office Predictions – Weekend of September 4, 2015

Box Office Prediction

Straight Outta Compton got its third win in a row. Meanwhile the Christian drama War Room came out of nowhere to take the 2nd spot on last weekend’s top five. Now, can Robert Redford’s A Walk In The Woods challenge for a top five spot, or is it knocked out by last week’s new entries? (more…)

Box Office Predictions – Weekend of August 28, 2015

Box Office Prediction

The following is a new weekly post on I’m Jeffrey Rex, wherein Jeffrey predicts the coming weekend numbers at the box office for North America.

Straight Outta Compton should get another easy box office win, thus getting its third weekend win in a row. The only notable new entries this weekend are No Escape and We Are Your Friends, and neither of those films look that great. Looks like another post-summer low box office weekend. (more…)

REVIEW: Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)

Paramount Pictures poster for ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’

The following is a spoiler-free review of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, directed by Christopher McQuarrie.

In Rogue Nation, the IMF is dissolved and Ethan Hunt is being hunted by the CIA. Hunt’s mission is to prove the existence of the Syndicate, and his mission leads him to an undercover MI6-agent that he teams up with. That is the basic premise of the fifth installment in the Mission: Impossible-franchise. (more…)

Box Office Predictions – Weekend of August 21, 2015

Box Office 2015

The following is a new weekly post on I’m Jeffrey Rex, wherein Jeffrey predicts the coming weekend numbers at the box office for North America.

Summer is coming to an end, and with it comes the end of great summer films. Last weekend Straight Outta Compton had an incredibly strong first outing for a music biopic. Meanwhile, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. had a disastrous opening weekend. This weekend Straight Outta Compton should take home another win, but will The Man From U.N.C.L.E. even be in the top five? (more…)