Movies I Watched in 2015by Raxivace | created - 02 Jun 2015 | updated - 30 Dec 2015 | Public
This is a list of every movie I watched in 2015, that was new to me. Rewatches are not included in this list. "List Order" is the order I watched these films in. Beware of unmarked spoilers.
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PG-13 | 144 min | Adventure, Fantasy
Bilbo and company are forced to engage in a war against an array of combatants and keep the Lonely Mountain from falling into the hands of a rising darkness.
Votes: 442,424 | Gross: $255.12M
A decent enough conclusion to the trilogy. Not much more to say about it.
2. Orson Welles: The Paris Interview (1960 TV Movie)
53 min | Documentary
A vintage interview captures the artist reflecting on Citizen Kane and expounding on directing, acting and writing and his desire to bestow a valuable legacy upon his profession. The scene ... See full summary »
3. Tusk (2014)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror
A brash and arrogant podcaster gets more than he bargained for when he travels to Canada to interview a mysterious recluse... who has a rather disturbing fondness for walruses.
Votes: 41,368 | Gross: $1.82M
"So I watched Tusk today for some reason. It is a weirdass film. Kevin Smith...made a body horror movie. The thing is though, he made a body horror film starring Kevin Smith characters, so tonally this thing is all over the place. Michael Parks kidnaps Justin Long and turns him into a *beep* up walrus...thing.
Johnny Depp is in this film for some reason too, playing what is essentially a less compelling Quebecian version of Christoph Waltz' performance from Django Unchained. It's very odd, and his section of the movie kind of feels like Smith poorly aping Tarantino.
In fact in general I have no idea what Smith is doing as a director here. There's a scene where Genesis Rodriguez (Who's utterly gorgeous btw and her time in her underwear is the highlight of the film) is talking into the camera about how she hates that Justin Long is cheating on her, and how she's thankful that who she is talking to is there for her. We see a hand reach down and rub her face as we find out this is a POV shot. We see a similar shot a few minutes later, as the identity of the guy isn't yet revealed. It turns out later on that the guy is literally the only other male character we've seen that already knew not only Justin Long, but also the only other male character that already knew Genesis as well.
Why hide his identity for several minutes? Who else would it possibly be? Why even reveal, and not just leave the relationship between the two characters as subtext?
This film is obviously an attempt by Smith to move away from Jay and Silent Bob type stuff, but it doesn't work because Smith himself isn't away from that. That's why when characters reference Ernest Hemingway and The Rime of the Ancient Mariner of all things it comes as a bit disingenuous.
I appreciate the effort Smith is making here, but he's so far behind his contemporaries from the 90's independent boom. I won't say this movie was a waste of time for me, and the bizarre walrus suit was neat, but it could have been more. The ending is also dumb. 5/10."
"Last thing I'll say about Tusk is that it is the kind of experimentation that Smith really should have been trying back in the 90's. There's ideas he's clearly trying to explore here (Long-as-Walrus is contrasted against a YouTube kid that injured himself imitating a stunt out of Kill Bill, only later to commit suicide), but the tone is just all over the place.
I'm not sure Smith gets how to reference things in a subtle way. There's another scene where a character does the "shade a pad of paper to find what was written on a torn off sheet" thing, and a character says "It's just like The Big Lebowski!". Depp responds with a line like "Funny you mention it, because I learned that trick from that film!". Why? Why is this dialogue here? At least when Clerks referenced Star Wars, there was sort of a point being made about how changing your perspective can change how you look at things."
35 min | Animation, Short, Action
Goku and his family and friends encounter Vegeta's brother, and a threat from Vegeta's past shows up and causes trouble.
Pretty solid revival of the Dragon Ball franchise that would eventually lead to Battle of Gods. I liked all of the Gotenks shenanigans, and it's interesting how this and BoG kept setting up Frieza's eventual return.
5. Doragon bôru: Sûpâ saiyajin zetsumetsu keikaku (2010 Video)
30 min | Animation, Short, Action
Dr. Lychee may be the last of the Tuffle people, a race that was completely wiped some time ago by the Saiyans. He now plans to take revenge on the remaining Saiyans, Goku, Vegeta, Trunks, ... See full summary »
8. The Judge (2014)
R | 141 min | Crime, Drama
Big-city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family.
Votes: 164,599 | Gross: $47.12M
I liked this. I thought it did a wonderful job capturing the existential hell that is growing up in Indiana.
The Magical World of Disney (1954–1991)
The Disneyland Story
Unrated | 60 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
In this, the pilot episode for the long-running anthology series, Walt Disney presents a preview for both his upcoming park called Disneyland and several episodes of the show to come. Then ... See full summary »
10. Three Outlaw Samurai (1964)
Not Rated | 94 min | Action, Drama
When poor peasants kidnap a magistrate's daughter to coerce him into reducing taxes, a wandering ronin and two renegades from the magistrate's guard take up the fight for them.
11. Inherent Vice (2014)
R | 148 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
In 1970, drug-fueled Los Angeles private investigator Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend.
Votes: 84,511 | Gross: $8.11M
12. The Imitation Game (2014)
PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller
During World War II, the English mathematical genius Alan Turing tries to crack the German Enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.
Votes: 627,692 | Gross: $91.13M
R | 119 min | Comedy, Drama
A washed-up superhero actor attempts to revive his fading career by writing, directing, and starring in a Broadway production.
Votes: 525,851 | Gross: $42.34M
14. 'Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty' - Making of the Hollywood Game (2002 Video)
60 min | Documentary
In-depth documentary that details all aspects of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (2001), the astounding "Hollywood game" by 'Hideo Kojima'.
15. Mobile Suit Gundam AGE (2011– )
TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
A colonized space had finally achieved peace, until a mysterious enemy, the UE, enters the scene and attacks colonies and other targets. Our main protagonist is from a destroyed colony, ... See full summary »
16. Selma (2014)
PG-13 | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History
A chronicle of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.
Votes: 78,382 | Gross: $52.08M
17. How to Ride a Horse (1950)
8 min | Family, Animation, Comedy
That master of all activities, Goofy, shows us the basics of riding a horse, from selecting the proper clothes, to mounting, the basic gaits, jumping, and walking the horse back to the ... See full summary »
18. The Reluctant Dragon (I) (1941)
Approved | 74 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
Humorist Robert Benchley learns about the animation process at Walt Disney Studios while trying to find the great man himself to pitch him the idea of making a cartoon about a shy dragon.
Votes: 2,157 | Gross: $0.87M
20. On Ice (1935)
8 min | Family, Comedy, Animation
Mickey shows off his ice-skating skills to Minnie; Goofy does some unconventional ice fishing; Donald straps skates to Pluto and laughs at his attempts to skate. Donald gets strapped to a ... See full summary »
21. Chip an' Dale (1947)
Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
Donald needs a log for his fire. Unfortunately, the one he picks is occupied by a couple of chipmunks and their stash of acorns. When he cuts it down, Chip and Dale fall out, but their ... See full summary »
23. Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier (1955)
Approved | 93 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
American frontiersman Davy Crockett fights in the Creek Indian War, is elected to the U.S. Congress and fights for Texas at the Alamo.
24. The Idiot (1951)
Not Rated | 166 min | Drama, Romance
A Japanese veteran, driven partially mad from the war, travels to the snowy island of Kameda where he soon enters a love triangle with his best friend and a disgraced woman.
27. Richard III (1955)
Not Rated | 161 min | Biography, Drama, History
Shakespeare's powerful tale of the wicked deformed King and his conquests, both on the battlefield and in the boudoir.
29. Spaceship Earth (1982)
20 min | Short
A dark ride in EPCOT that takes you through the amazing story of human communication. From the prehistoric times and the development of language to present day and future technology this ... See full summary »
30. Richard III (1995)
R | 110 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, War
The classic Shakespearean play about a murderously scheming King staged in an alternative fascist England setting.
Votes: 12,955 | Gross: $2.60M
32. Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound (1993)
TV-PG | 50 min | Animation, Action, Fantasy
Bojack is a demon who was freed from prison when King Kai's planet was destroyed. Now, without his father Goku by his side, can Gohan save the Earth?
33. Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon (1995)
TV-PG | 52 min | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi
A mysterious being named Hoy arrives on Earth and asks the Z Warriors to use the dragon balls to help him release Tapion. Tapion, an ancient warrior imprisoned in a music box, and Hoy needs... See full summary »
34. American Sniper (2014)
R | 133 min | Action, Biography, Drama
Navy S.E.A.L. sniper Chris Kyle's pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind.
Votes: 405,763 | Gross: $350.13M
36. Band of Outsiders (1964)
Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Two crooks with a fondness for old Hollywood B-movies convince a languages student to help them commit a robbery.
Votes: 20,348 | Gross: $0.04M
39. The Librarian: Quest for the Spear (2004 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A bookworm becomes the librarian. Same night a magical spear gets stolen and he's off to get some real life experience around the globe on his quest for the spear - starting with being thrown off a plane over Amazonas by his cute helper.
40. The Artist (I) (2011)
PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An egomaniacal film star develops a relationship with a young dancer against the backdrop of Hollywood's silent era.
Votes: 218,323 | Gross: $44.67M
42. The Librarian III: The Curse of the Judas Chalice (2008 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Losing his girlfriend because he was at an auction dramatically getting the magical philosopher's stone instead of a date, he needs a vacation - New Orleans but finds himself busy saving Earth from the curse of the Judas chalice/vampires.
43. Whiplash (2014)
R | 106 min | Drama, Music
A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student's potential.
Votes: 627,734 | Gross: $13.09M
45. The Equalizer (2014)
R | 132 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A man believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and has dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when he meets a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her.
Votes: 306,098 | Gross: $101.53M
47. New York Stories (1989)
PG | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance