Silver Screen Favorites of 2015 | Of Princes and Yellow Creatures
Each year one of the things I look forward to with great anticipation is putting together my list of “favorites” from the year. Today, my topic of choice just happens to be favorite films and the new television shows I either discovered in 2015 or were new shows for the year.
In looking back I was surprised by how many entertaining films did appear at the box office. There weren’t a lot that “blew me away” (keeping in mind I have yet to see several blockbusters – lots of which showed up under my tree, and period dramas I was interested in see) akin to films that are truly great, but nonetheless, I’m a simple girl who is easy to please when it comes to a trip to the movies. The artsy movie scene, which usually has more to them aren’t my cup of tea. This is why the blockbusters are most often my brand of happy.
TV writers on the other hand, well, they did impress me this year. True there may be only one show that I consistently gushed over this is really no different from every new TV season. There’s always something that seems above and beyond “better” than the rest of the new shows. Fortunately the one I most enjoyed this year involved brilliant web-tangling and a pair of leads who enjoyed vibrant chemistry.
Without further preamble, let’s begin looking back at 2015’s favorite in cinema – on the small and big screen!
FILMS (From A-Z)
Hands down, the best MCU film to date.
I found this Indie film really interesting. It’s not the traditional romance and yet for the genre, it was never boring not to mention its an Indie film that had Story and plot and character. Plus, it helps that Chris Evans co-stars and directs.
Seeing this one make the list is a given. And if the little girl in me were honest, this would probably be my most favorite of the year.
I know this film was treated badly. On one hand I can understand this because there are some far out prompts, but on the other, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t thoroughly entertained. This is just a “favorites” list after all. Not an academy award “best” in cinema who’s who.
If you’re reading through this list, and at this point going, “really… you added THAT to the list?” what can I say: these were fun. I opt for entertainment over artsy films – which usually, I’m sorry make absolutely no sense. Hence this is why we’ll forge ahead with the inclusion of fluffy blockbusters (and my pride at excluding The Longest Ride, a film that usually would have made the cut because well, it wasn’t my favorite Sparks adaptation).
Seriously there was NO WAY I wouldn't add this one. Because, look at those faces!
Those of you looking for something different in their rom-coms might want to try this one. It's not for everyone (it's a typical British comedy), but I quite liked it. Plus, it has 11's companion, Amy (Karen Gillan).
TV SHOWS (From A-Z)
Just started this one this fall and it's too cute! It's my go-to "happy place" show.
Forged ahead with this one and the following show (A Place to Call Home) thanks to my work on Silver Petticoat. I had been curious about both, but something held me back. The Hour is crazy good. Warning: the taunt writing and brilliant storytelling makes it addicting.
This could sort of be described as the Australian version of Downton Abbey only it's set in the 40s if I'm not mistaken. I'm not really very far into this one, but so far, I'm liking it quite a lot.
Think Alias if you've been curious about this one. Overall, I do think I'm enjoy this show's progression more.
Another show starring Nikita's Maggie Q, who is really a great actress. She is comfortable in both roles which is a plus.
If you're still here, thank you for sticking with this rambling post. I know, it got long! I'll try and make "part two" (favorite books) shorter.
Let me know your favorites of 2015. I'd love to chat them up.