A lot of movies come out each year. Some people see, some don’t get seen. Some deserve their acclaim, some deserve the hatred. By process of elimination, these lists are able to be made every year. So what I’m doing over these next three days is listing what I think are the most Overrated, Underrated and Underseen films of 2014.
We’re starting with the Overrated ones, since I feel it’s best to get the negativity out of the way first, and then we can just celebrate everything. The idea behind this list in particular is — I feel like certain films every year are, for lack of a better word, overrated. This is NOT saying they’re not good movies. And this is NOT saying that overrated has anything to do with my opinion on them. It’s a case by case basis, and certainly some of them are influenced by whether or not I think they’re good movies. I’ll do my best to explain that for each one.
The general idea here is that these are all movies that I feel — people are just overrating them in some way. It could mean a movie that was very promising at the beginning of the year that got hyped up as a big release that turned out to not be that great. It could mean a movie that made a lot of money that’s actually a piece of shit that I can’t understand why people went to go see it. It could mean an indie darling that everyone’s all up on because it’s the trendy thing to do that I don’t think is really that amazing. And mostly it’s just for films that I think are just pretty good that, for some reason, everyone else thinks are fucking incredible. This is my time to vent about all of these things.
Here are my choices for most Overrated Films of 2014: (more…)
The nominations for the 72nd Golden Globe Awards have been announced.
Not even gonna waste time on an intro. Let’s see what they’ve got:
Best Picture – Drama
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything (more…)