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POLL RESULTS: What’s the Best Film of 2014’s First Half?

The KT Community has spoken and downed out what would have been my two choices with a deciding mutant majority.  The community has anointed X-Men Days of Future Past the best film of the first half of 2014.  This was really only ever a two-horse race, though every film received some votes, Captain America The Winter Soldier was the only other film in the same zip code as Bryan Singer’s x-epic.  Rounding out the top 5 were: The LEGO Movie, Edge of Tomorrow and The Grand Budapest Hotel.

I liked X-Men DOFP, but I thought it was way too short for the amount of story it was trying to cram into its running time.  If you felt the fame, you’ll be happy to know that Bryan Singer (already hard at work on X-Men: Apocalypse) says that there will be a director’s cut of the film.  THAT is the film I really want to see, but we had a record turnout for this vote and Days of Future Past is the Community’s Best Film of 2014’s First Half.  Look for a new poll in the next week where we will settle more issues of global importance.
Captain America The Winter Soldier, Captain America, Steve Rogers, Chris Evans

REMINDER: What’s the Best Film of 2014’s First Half? VOTE!

This week is the last week to vote in this month’s poll where we’re deciding what the KT Community’s pick for the best film of 2014’s first half was.  It’s a shame Dawn of the Planet of the Apes didn’t come out 11 days earlier or it could have made this an even more interesting race.  As it is, though, all the films up for consideration have received votes and voting during the last week has shaken up many a poll.  You can vote on the homepage at https://justkillingti.me.

POLL: What’s the Best Film of 2014’s First Half?

Hard though it may be to belive, today 2014 is half over.  This has been, through the first two months of the summer movie season, a year with two perfect films, a handful of good films, and mostly disappointing films.  A lot of times film years can be extremely mediocre and then turn it on with a fantastic fall.  Two years ago we had a year that was just this bad through the summer, but we hit September and every week we had something fantastic through the end of the year.  Looking at the release schedule going forward, I want to believe that’s possible….but I’m not seeing it on paper.  Out of the films we have had, though, which has been your favorite?  I’ve compiled this list through a combination of box office stats and Rotten Tomato ratings so blame RT or America if your movie didn’t make the list.  You can vote here or on the homepage at https://justkillingti.me.  We’ll let this stand for two or three weeks and see which film won 2014’s first half.

Russell Crowe’s Latest 10 Movies vs. Greatest 10 Movies

Latest vs. Greatest looks at directors, actors, actresses, screenwriters and composers to assess the state of their career as it stands.  We’ll look back at the latest 10 movies the artist has done, rate them and then average them out to see where they stand today.  We’ll also rank their 10 greatest movies and give them the same treatment to compare what they have been doing to their very best work.  (A quick side-note: if an artist is/has been a regular on a TV show we’ll also grade the seasons individually; artists need 10 projects to qualify).

Russell Crowe, Noah

Roughly ten years ago, if you wanted a prestige actor to anchor your film, you really could do no better than Russell Crowe.  Ten years later, Crowe seems to have lost all passion for acting, mostly sleepwalking woodenly through a series of mediocre films.  It’s not something that you can put your finger on and trace as easily as Johnny Depp’s descent into addictive twitchiness, but the decline is just as steep.  Crowe just seems to have lost the passion to act.  I saw a little of that fire back in Noah and it made me think that possibly the right project could turn things around, but then I watched Winter’s Tale last night and so I’m really trying hard not to let that color my entire article. Continue reading Russell Crowe’s Latest 10 Movies vs. Greatest 10 Movies

Movie Review: Noah (2014) *SPOILERS*


I feel odd putting “SPOILERS” on a Noah review, because if you’re surprised by the fact that there’s a global flood than there’s a very catchy Sunday School song you missed out on in your childhood.  I can’t say that I went into Noah (which I saw Thursday) with any real excitement.  I was more curious to see what a $200 million Arnofsky film looks like.  Kind of disappointingly…it looks like everyone else’s Continue reading Movie Review: Noah (2014) *SPOILERS*