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Ranking the Animated Movies
2023 was an amazing year for films of all genres but there were also an impressive amount of animated movies. Now I am a defender of animation forever. Mostly because the Academy and some of the general public seem to think that animation is inherently for children and not respected appropriately as an artform. That said, I love animated movies so they are getting their own article. We are ranking the animated movies of 2023 from worst to best. Like with a lot of lists I’ve made, I don’t think any of these movies were bad; we are just going from less good to great.
Super Mario Bros. The Movie
One of the biggest film releases this year was The Super Mario Brothers movie. It's one we never got around to seeing but as Oscar season approaches it is time for me to catch up. It is the highest grossing film based on a video game and one of 2023’s highest performing movies grossing over a billion dollars globally. That said we should all know by now that the general public is usually wrong in matters of film critique so that really means nothing to me. So here we go with my review of The Super Mario Brothers movie.
On the list of movies to finish before the end of the year we have Nimona. Now when this film was first released on Netflix I have only heard great things about it. And as films released on streaming services are eligible for Oscars we are covering all of our bases. So in addition to the review, is Nimona a contender for an Oscar or two?
My favorite thing about being active on social media is seeing which shows and movies become internet trends and trying to decipher why. Well the latest movie getting buzz on TikTok is May December recently released on Netflix. Though it is not a movie that I would normally be interested in watching, streaming service movies are eligible for Oscars so I must do my due diligence. So here we are, my review of Netflix’s May December.
Hotel For The Holidays
In doing my best to cover just as many Christmas movies as possible, and as many movies released in 2023 as possible, we are now reviewing Prime Videos' other original movie, Hotel for the Holidays. Again I am drawn to these movies because of actresses that I like. Cheryl Blossom from Riverdale is the star of this prime video original. So here we go with our Hotel for the Holidays review.
Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes
The first Hunger Games resurgence started when the first trailer for Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes was released. The second is now as the movie has opened. The problem with both is it brings forth the people that have the media literacy of bread. So I will reiterate once again, nearly no art exists for entertainment. Most art has a message, ALL dystopian art is commentary and you are supposed to understand the themes it's spoon feeding to you. If you are the part of the fanbase asking for more games, you are the problem and you need to get that worked out with a licensed healthcare professional. That said, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes was a wonderful and terrifying look at what power can do to people, the choices between right and wrong and what people will do to survive.
Well Disney’s latest movie, Wish, has been released and I have thoughts. Now if you’ve read any of my other Disney related content then you already know that I judge the quality of a Disney movie almost entirely based on the music. We will get to that. Overall I think Disney had the perfect story, cast and emotion to celebrate 100 years of hope, dreams and magic. I think they took that perfection and drowned it in a sea of AI generated music.
Ranking Superhero Movies
Many movies were watched this year, even among one of the biggest strikes in entertainment industry history. That said not all of them did well at the box office. We know by now that box office numbers mean absolutely nothing to me and they are no indication of quality. We also know that I am the indication of quality for superhero movies so here we go we are ranking the superhero movies of 2023 from worst to best.
We have given you all of the best Christmas movies to watch on every streaming service. But of course there are constantly new holiday movies to watch. Amazon Prime came out with 2 new Christmas movies this year. We are reviewing the first one, Ex-Mas. Now the first thing that drew me to this movie (besides it being a Christmas movie) is the fact that Leighton Meester is in it and I love her.
Los Angeles Comic Con is back this year and they have some BIG heavy hitters. We’ve got 4 different guests that we would consider headliners. Now as I am only going on Saturday that means that I will (hopefully) be spending most of the day in the press pit for the mainstage panels. But there are a few smaller panels that I plan on seeing. So here is my top to bottom schedule for Saturday.
Ruby Gillman Teenage Kraken
The minute I saw the trailer for this movie I knew that I wanted to see it. It seemed cute and I firmly believe that coming of age stories for young women are few and far between and I was eager to see another one. I know that this film didn’t get much attention at the box office but I don’t think that had anything to do with actual film quality at all.
Ranking the Gilmore Girls Boyfriends
One of the biggest points of debate on the internet and amongst Gilmore Girls fans is who is the best boyfriend? People put themselves into different camps based on who they like the best for each character. So here is my official ranking for each Gilmore Girl. We are talking only about Lorelei and Rory here, Lane and Paris is a whole different discussion.