Best Movies of 2016

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Rouge One: Star Wars Story

It’s the best Star Wars movie, but it takes place between The Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: A New Hope.  Carrie fisher was 19 when she starred in George Lucas Star Wars.  The story was the rebel alliance makes a risky move to steal the plans for the Death Star, setting up an epic saga to follow. Carrie Fisher had just completed the next Star Wars movie now they have to reshoot and redo some scenes. It was her last film. Will they use digital CGI characters to complete it, like the one they use in Rouge One?

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Singing in the Rain (1952)

I know this movie did not come out in 2016, but it was my family favorite movie and especially mom’s favorite who passed away in February 2016. Now Debbie Reynolds passed away and so did her daughter Carrie Fisher. It’s sad to see mother and daughter gone too soon. Now there are happy together. This movie is incredible to watch, the singing and dancing, it just makes you happy and sing-a-long. I don’t know how many times I have seen it this week. It’s One of the best movies throughout the century of filmmaking. I bet my mom and Debbie Reynolds are having a good time.

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Captain America: Civil War

With many people fearing the actions of superheroes, the government decides to push for the Hero Registration Act, a law that limits a hero’s actions. This results in a division in The Avengers. Iron Man stands with this Act, claiming that their actions must be kept in check otherwise cities will continue to be destroyed, but Captain America feels that saving the world is daring enough and that they cannot rely on the government to protect the world. This escalates into an all-out war between Team Iron Man (Iron Man, Black Panther, Vision, Black Widow, War Machine, and Spider-Man) and Team Captain America (Captain America, Bucky Barnes, Falcon, Scarlet Witch, Hawkeye, and Ant Man) while a new villain emerges. Two teams in a battle. Awesome!

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Dead Pool

Did you know Deadpool won for best comedy for Critics Choice Awards? And Ryan Reynolds too for Best Actor in a Comedy? Wow. The movie was that funny. The wise-cracking superhero.  The story was a fast-talking mercenary with a morbid sense of humor is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers and a quest for revenge. And he sings Careless Whisper by George Michael, hilarious.

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The Jungle Book

Voice actors of Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Scarlett Johansson, Christopher Walken, Garry Shandling (1949 – 2016), and other great voice actors. Bring this classic tale to life, with the only human actor on set Neel Sethi.

The director Jon Favreau and his visionary of using CGI animals to life, if he had to use real animals the actors would be dead. The visual effects were incredible and it should win an Oscar for Best Visual Effects.

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The Edge of Seventeen

Everyone knows that growing up is hard, and life is no easier for high school junior Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld), who is already at peak awkwardness when her all-star older brother Darian (Blake Jenner) starts dating her best friend Krista (Haley Lu Richardson).

Hailee Steinfeld is fantastic in this movie and a fantastic performer. She’s a nominated for Golden Globe for this movie if she wins and she could be the youngest to win the Oscars.  Go girl!

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Conjuring 2: Enfield Poltergeist

This movie was the scariest to watch, based on a true story of Enfield case by Ed and Lorraine Warren, paranormal investigators, they have witnessed paranormal activity in 1977 and they have interviewed the devil. Scary. What was that noise behind you? If you watch the movie on DVD alone one night.  Your house can scare you and creep you out! Did you hear something? That’s scary!

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Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice

It’s about time they put Wonder Woman with the guys. First Batman and Superman were fighting because Superman destroyed Wayne Enterprise building because of other supermen aliens wanted to take over the earth. But they bonded together, because of their mother was Martha, one was Kent and the other Wayne. Does Superman survive?

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La La land

This movie was fantastic! Who would have known that musicals are coming back to the screen? We did have High School Musical 3(2008)? And Hairspray (2007).

The music is melodic but never simplistic; the lyrics are intelligent and intelligible; the script is funny, touching without ever resorting to sentimentality; the two leads are not only skillful but full of a kind of charm that I honestly thought had disappeared entirely from American movies: but here we have Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone just oozing it. She’s hot!

“La La Land,” the most nominated film of the evening, took home eight awards, the most of the night, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay (a tie) for Damien Chazelle, Best Cinematography for Linus Sandgren, Best Production Design for David Wasco and Sandy Reynolds-Wasco, Best Editing for Tom Cross, Best Song, and Best Score for Justin Hurwitz, for Critics Choice Awards earlier this month in December. 

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Finding Dory

The friendly but forgetful blue tang fish begins a search for her long-lost parents, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family.Ellen DeGeneres plays Dory, about a fish who has short Term memory loss and it’s hilarious. Who seek out to find her family in this undersea adventure.

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Star Wars: Rogue One

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So you going to see Star Wars: The Rouge One over this weekend, you will notice it will not have the iconic Star Wars crawl, it went straight to the movie. This is not the sequel, if you see Darth Vardar in the movie, he was dead in the last movie in Return of the Jedi (1983) and he left a son in the previous films, that we did not know about, which movie was that?

The Star Wars: Rogue One, comes in between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. It’s confusing, but one day it will sink in. It’s the timeline of the story when it happens. They should have called it Star Wars 3.1: The Rogue One.

“Rogue One” is the first of many “Star Wars Anthology” films. Unlike “The Force Awakens” and its sequels, which will directly continue the original saga, the Anthology films aim to expand the larger Star Wars universe and focus on other characters and conflicts. For example, the next Anthology movie (due May 2018) will focus on a young Han Solo. Can’t wait to see that.

So far it is getting great reviews, based on critic’s reviews some will understand and some will not understand. Other critics may suggest the dialogue is not clever nor the story. But everybody loves a big epic battle scenes. And they were epic. What do they know?

If you are a Star Wars fan, like I am, then I understand the story. Other people will be confused.

The story is when Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones), a Rebellion soldier and criminal. Who is she? It will have flashback of her childhood and her parents.  It is about to experience her biggest challenge yet when Mon Mothma (Genevieve O’Reilly) sets her out on a mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. And who does Jyn it gives it too?  With help from the Rebels, a master swordsman, and non-allied forces, Jyn will be in for something bigger than she thinks.

They will be new characters and old. Who will come back? What was C3PO as a teenager? R2D2 Beeps.

The character of Grand Moff Tarkin as played by Peter Cushing in 1977 is digitally recreated using CGI (with actor Guy Henry as body double). Peter Cushing died in 1994.

The music soundtrack is not being conducted by John Williams it is by Michael Giacchino, but it will still have the theme music.

This movie will either get Oscar nominations for technical effects, visual effects or make-up and costuming.

Overall it is a good movie, but please explain your children the history of Star Wars for they would not get confused about the story line and characters.

By the way, stay after the movie to see something special.

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Where’s Luke Skywalker?

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Ok where’s Luke? Many people believe he has joined the dark side, just like his father (like father like son) and he hasn’t been in any of the movie trailers. It’s called a teaser. So where is he?

“I’m not surprised that people care, because I feel like I’m one of those people who cares as well, it feels appropriate, given that we’re trying not to ruin the film for everyone before the film comes out” J.J. Abrams said during an interview.

In the website The Force.net people are speculating that Luke will go bad and what’s the relationship of Rey? Did Luke father a child and who’s the mom? Or Vice versa? It’s outer space in the galaxy far far away anything can happened?

Do you remember when Anakin Skywalker (Jake Lloyd), who will later father Luke Skywalker and become known as Darth Vader? He was a good child back then and he was tempted to the dark side, it’s like the presidential candidates they were good when they were young, now they turned to the dark side and you know who they are.

Anyway, let’s focus on the characters in the movie with the old and the new. Princess Leia is now General Leia. She’s the new leader. The other actors are aging graceful in the new movie, which takes place in the future of Star Wars.

Will Luke becomes Yoda? Short and green. Or a Jedi master like Obi Wan Kenobi.

 

Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens December 18 check your local movie theaters for time.

American Music Awards 2015

Jennifer Lopez hosted the show with multiple changes, luckily she did not wear Princes Lea bikini outfit from Star Wars.

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Every pop stars performed on stage; including Justin Bieber he did a fantastic performance. Who cares what he did in the past, he’s turning into pop artist musician, that’s what he wanted to be recognized. Every teenager goes to a phase, and make mistakes. He was not educated properly, but now he is. They need to be educated and learn how to respect one another.

Performers were Selena Gomez, Demi Lavota, Macklemore to Carrie Underwood and One Direction performing.

 

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Alania & Demi – They got me dizzy by walking around especially Alanis. She can’t dance !

 

 

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Demi lavato – I need confident

 

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Selena Gomez an incredible performer

 

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Megan Tranior Kissing who?

 

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Chloe Grace Mortez will star in a Live adaptation of the Little Mermaid

 

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Weekend on Fire

 

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Halie Steinfeld – Feeling excited – Love Myself !!

 

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Star Wars This was interesting to listen. Now I am doing it!!

 

And they also give out awards too. Winners were Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and the Weekend

 

Artist of the Year:

One Direction

 

New Artist of the Year:

Sam Hunt

 

Song of the Year:

Taylor Swift, “Blank Space”

 

Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist:

Ed Sheeran

 

Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist:

Ariana Grande

 

Favorite Pop/Rock Duo/Group:

One Direction

 

Favorite Country Male Artist:

Luke Bryan

 

Favorite Country Female Artist:

Carrie Underwood

 

Favorite Pop/Rock Album:

Taylor Swift, 1989

 

Favorite Country Duo/Group:

Florida Georgia Line

 

Favorite Country Album:

Florida Georgia Line, Anything Goes

 

Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist:

Nicki Minaj

 

Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album:

Nicki Minaj, The Pinkprint

 

Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist:

The Weeknd

 

Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist:

Rihanna

 

Favorite Soul/R&B Album:

The Weeknd, Beauty Behind the Madness

 

Favorite Alternative Artist:

Fall Out Boy

 

Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist:

Taylor Swift

 

Favorite Latin Artist:

Enrique Iglesias

 

Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist:

Casting Crowns

 

Favorite EDM Artist:

Calvin Harris

 

Favorite Soundtrack:

Pitch Perfect 2

 

Collaboration of the Year:

Skrillex and Diplo featuring Justin Bieber, “Where Are Ü Now”

 

 

“Professor Crumbs” Ian Abercrombie Wizards of Waverly Place dies at 77

Ian Abercrombie, a busy character actor who gained recognition as Elaine Benes’ (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) eccentric boss Mr. Pitt on NBC’s Seinfeld, died Thursday in Hollywood. He was 77.

Abercrombie seemed to be always working, appearing in scores of films, TV shows and theater productions during his 50-year-plus career in show business. The British actor made his American stage debut in 1955 in a production of Stalag 17 opposite Jason Robards, played the Wise Man in Sam Raimi’s comedy-horror film Army of Darkness (1972)

and was 800-year-old wizard Professor Crumbs on Disney Channel hit Wizards of Waverly Place.

Abercrombie also had a recurring role as Palpatine/Darth Sidious on George Lucas’ animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, did voice work on animation hit Rango this year and, just before his death, completed his work on the latest episode of the Green Lantern animated series for Cartoon Network.