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Media Update July – December 2017

July

Books

  • The Color of Magic

Movies

  • Despicable Me
  • Despicable Me 2
  • Despicable Me 3
  • The Incredibles
  • The Man Who Knew Too Little
  • Mean Girls
  • Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
  • The Secret World of Arrietty
  • Spider-Man
  • Spider-Man 2
  • Spider-Man 3
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • Superbad
  • Throw Momma from the Train
  • What About Bob?

TV

  • Batman: The Animated Series – 9 episodes
  • Looney Tunes Platinum Collection – 25 shorts
  • Mad About You – 15 episodes
  • The Office (UK) – 14 episodes
  • Sherlock – 12 episodes

August

Movies

  • The Fugitive
  • Get Smart
  • Guardians of the Galaxy

TV

  • Breaking Bad – 62 episodes
  • The Defenders – 8 episodes
  • Mad About You – 2 episodes
  • Sons of Anarchy – 1 episode
  • Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later – 8 episodes

September

Movies

  • Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Bad Moms
  • Batman and Harley Quinn
  • Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Billy Madison
  • The Fifth Element
  • Ghost in the Shell
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
  • Hook
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Superman vs. The Elite
  • Wonder Woman

TV

  • Batman: The Animated Series – 63 episodes
  • Mad About You – 13 episodes

Video Games

  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

October

Movies

  • Alice in Wonderland
  • The Avengers
  • Mulan
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • Thor

TV

  • Batman: The Animated Series – 31 episodes
  • Batman & Mr. Freeze: Sub Zero
  • The Big Bang Theory – 20 episodes
  • Cheers – 13 episodes
  • Mad About You – 13 episodes
  • Superman: The Animated Series – 48 episodes

November

Movies

  • Almost Heroes
  • Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
  • Baby Driver
  • The Black Cauldron
  • Clear and Present Danger
  • The Emperor’s New Groove
  • Enchanted
  • Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
  • (500) Days of Summer
  • The Hobbit
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
  • The House
  • Justice League
  • Kronk’s New Groove
  • LEGO Batman: The Movie – DC Superheroes Unite
  • The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
  • Monsters, Inc.
  • Monsters University
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • The Sword in the Stone
  • Thor: The Dark World
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • The Tigger Movie
  • The Transporter
  • Transporter 2
  • Winnie the Pooh
  • The Wizard of Oz

TV

  • Batman: The Animated Series – 6 episodes
  • Justice League – 15 episodes
  • Mad About You – 22 episodes
  • Superman: The Animated Series – 6 episodes

Video Games

  • Final Fantasy X

December

Movies

  • Atomic Blonde
  • Batman Begins
  • The Dark Knight
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • The Bourne Identity
  • The Bourne Supremacy
  • The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Jason Bourne
  • Cars 3
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
  • War for the Planet of the Apes
  • Despicable Me 3
  • Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog
  • Elf
  • Ernest Saves Christmas
  • The Little Mermaid
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol
  • Serenity
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
  • Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
  • Superman Returns
  • The Truman Show

TV

  • The Big Bang Theory – 10 episodes
  • Firefly – 14 episodes
  • Justice League – 11 episodes
  • Mad About You – 6 episodes

My favorite (and not) movies of 2017

Here follows a list of my favorite movies of 2017 (and 2016, where I just got to seeing them in 2017).  The order is as arbitrary as an arbitrary thing.

– My Favorites –

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

In 2014, I said of the first Guardians of the Galaxy:

I was really, really surprised by how much I liked this movie. I wasn’t expecting much, but man was it just great.

Based on how much I liked the first, I had high hopes for the second installment.  I took my sons and we all had a great time.  They’ve gotten into collecting themed soda cups from the theater, and this year we got some for Guardians, Spider-Man: Homecoming, and Star Wars.

As for the movie itself, the only thing I didn’t like was some of Drax’s jokes dragging on a bit much.  I liked that the story was more personal for Peter (while of course presenting some larger universal threat, but that wasn’t the focus).  The opening sequence was a blast to watch.  And along with Thor: Ragnarok, my youngest son has found some Marvel movies he doesn’t actually “hate.”

The LEGO Batman Movie

Our family went to see this on my birthday.  It’s definitely a silly take on Batman, but I just loved it so much.

Logan

I was skeptical about Logan.  I’ve more or less enjoyed all the X-Men films to date–even the less-than-stellar ones like The Last Stand and X-Men Origins: Wolverine.  I love Hugh Jackman as Wolverine (and just in general, really).  The same goes for Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier (and Jean-Luc Picard, and also just in general, really).  The worry I had going in was the R rating.  Since all of the franchise entries to date (not counting Deadpool) have been PG-13, I was leery of the movie being more violent and cussy for the sake of being violent and cussy.  It was a bit much for me in a few scenes, but I really liked it overall, and it’s one of my favorite X-Men films along with the original, X2, and Days of Future Past.  It’s also one of the few R-rated movies that I could justify to myself as owning on DVD/Blu-ray (because I’m weird about that).

Spider-Man: Homecoming

After the kind of lame (but still Spider-Man, so I am more forgiving) The Amazing Spider-Man 2, this was a welcome Spider-Man movie.  My biggest gripe with it was that Tony Stark was in it too much, and he wasn’t really in it that much.  Tom Holland made for a good Peter/Spidey, Michael Keaton was an enjoyable villain, and it was kind of nice to not really have an MJ or Harry or Gwen Stacy, but not really miss that they were missing, you know?

Thor: Ragnarok

The last two Thor movies have both been labeled as “Other movies I enjoyed,” and Ragnarok is the first to be in my favorites.  The comedic moments sometimes undercut the seriousness of a scene too much for my taste, but I really have no other complaints.  Well, I was kind of bummed Sif didn’t make an an appearance, too.  The Thor/insert character dynamics were all great: Thor/Hulk, Thor/Loki, Thor/Banner, Thor/Valkyrie.  Just a lot of fun.

Wonder Woman

Last year, I said:

Wonder Woman looks good though. Please be good, Wonder Woman!

AND IT WAS.

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

This is the last movie of 2017 that I expect to see, which is why I’m posting this in December, rather than January as per usual.  (Also, I’m pretending like I’m not a slacker for once.)  (Also, watch me have to update this in January anyway, even if it’s to say Ha! I didn’t update this in January.)

Going in, I thought the only things I knew about The Last Jedi were what I had seen in the trailer.  Afterward, I watched the trailer, didn’t recognize it, and realized that I think I had actually only seen the teaser trailer.  I had heard it was getting positive reviews, but I didn’t read any till after I saw it.  I really wanted to go in as blind as possible.  I’m glad I did, and I really liked it overall.  I have also since read that it’s quite divisive among audiences–I expect especially among fans–and I can see why.  I’ve read a few lists of why people didn’t like it.  I agree with some of their reasoning.  I still really liked it overall.  There were several times I was surprised at the narrative, and that is just awesome.  A few things were a bit off for me, and not that anyone will read this and have it matter, but (minor?) spoilers follow for the rest of this bit:

  • Space Leia was weird
  • The pacing felt off to me somehow, and I don’t usually notice that sort of thing
  • The whole casino subplot was kind of boring
  • I didn’t find the island caretakers funny at all
  • Finn didn’t die

That last thing was the biggest problem for me.  I like when characters sacrifice for the greater good, and though what Rose said about “saving what we love” is sweet, I still would have preferred Finn’s death.  Perhaps after Episode IX I’ll feel differently.  I thought everything else was good to great.  Somehow reading about The Last Jedi afterward also led me to discovering the Jar Jar is a Force User/Sith/Something theory, which (aside from the The Force Awakens bits that obviously turned out untrue) I must admit I now find very plausible, and a bit sad that, if true, any follow-through plans were apparently abandoned.  In my mind I still think that, given the events of The Last Jedi, Snoke could be Jar Jar.

– Other movies I enjoyed –

Baby Driver

I’ve liked all of the other films I’ve seen that Edgar Wright has directed–especially Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, which is one of my top five favorite movies–and I heard good things about Baby Driver.  It was pretty good, but it did get a bit dark for my taste toward the end.

Bad Moms

From 2016.  I think I watched this because my wife wanted to see it (and I do generally like the female cast members).  It wound up being really funny, although I’m pretty meh on actually seeing the sequel.

Cars 3

Originally: Somewhat sadly (since the Cars movies are my least favorite of all of Pixar’s output), this actually might be the movie that gets me to update this post in January.  I bought the Blu-ray on Thanksgiving and may get around to watching the trilogy with my kids over Christmas break.

Now: I did watch this shortly before Christmas, and it wasn’t too bad.  The Cars movies are still my least favorte of all of Pixar’s output.  And it’s still December.

Despicable Me 3

I think our family has seen all but the original Despicable Me theatrically, and this one was the same day as Spider-Man: Homecoming.  Though they aren’t my favorite movies, I laugh at them and don’t mind when my son wants to watch them over and over.

Justice League

I am so glad that I was able to put this above the “Meh” category.  It was not perfect by any means, but it was so much better than Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice that it doesn’t even matter.  I left the theater not actively disappointed, willing to watch the movie again, and maybe even buying it on Blu-ray if it’s cheap next Black Friday.  Superman was finally Superman; Batman, while a bit too fanboyish of Superman for me, was not terrible (and so much better than in Batman v Superman); Flash reminded me a lot of the Wally West Flash from the Justice League cartoons, which is great; Wonder Woman continues to be awesome, and I wasn’t bothered by either Aquaman or Cyborg.

Moana

From 2016.  Disney is still on a roll.

War for the Planet of the Apes

I liked the first two entries in the new Apes trilogy well enough, and heard that War was also good.  It was.  Andy Serkis is still awesome.  I rewatched Rise and Dawn before War, and one thing that stuck out to me was how in certain shots in Rise I could see hints of Gollum in Caesar’s face.

– Movies that made me say, “meh” –

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

My daughter loves the Pirates of the Caribbean films.  I like the first one the most, 2 and 3 are pretty good, 4 was fine I guess, but Dead Men Tell No Tales was just not my thing.

– Movies that made me say, “Why on earth did I watch this?” –

Batman and Harley Quinn

It makes me sad that a Batman movie is in this category.  For the most part, I’ve liked DC’s animated movies from the last 10 years or so.  Some are obviously far better than others (e.g. Superman vs. The Elite, Justice League: The New Frontier, Under the Red Hood, Wonder Woman), some have been kinda meh (the Green Lantern entries, some of the New 52 stuff, The Killing Joke), but this is the first one that I actively did not like.  I had heard it was bad, but come on, it couldn’t be that bad, right?  It was.

– 2016 movies I haven’t seen yet that I hope are good, or at least not terrible –

Coco

I’ve heard Coco is fantastic, but it’ll have to wait till Blu-ray for me.

Media Update January – June 2017

January

Movies

  • Castle in the Sky
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

TV

  • Jim Gaffigan: Cinco
  • Luke Cage – 13 episodes
  • Star Trek: The Animated Series – 2 episodes
  • Star Trek: Enterprise – 1 episode
  • Star Trek: Voyager – 48 episodes

February

Movies

  • Frozen
  • Groundhog Day
  • The LEGO Batman Movie
  • Pete’s Dragon

TV

  • Mad About You – 11 episodes
  • Star Trek: The Animated Series – 20 episodes
  • Star Trek: Enterprise – 35 episodes

Video Games

  • LEGO Avengers

March

Movies

  • Doctor Strange
  • Justice League: Dark
  • Moana

TV

  • Mad About You – 11 episodes
  • Star Trek: Enterprise – 6 episodes

Video Games

  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

April

Movies

  • Blazing Saddles
  • Burn After Reading
  • Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Logan
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze

TV

  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine – 13 episodes
  • Homeland – 12 episodes
  • Iron Fist – 13 episodes
  • Major Crimes – 21 episodes
  • Star Trek: Enterprise – 17 episodes

May

Movies

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • Logan
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

TV

  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – 22 episodes
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine – 10 episodes
  • The Flintstones – 2 episodes
  • Mad About You – 14 episodes
  • Star Trek: Enterprise – 28 episodes

June

Movies

  • The Big Short
  • The D Train
  • The Fundamentals of Caring
  • The LEGO Batman Movie
  • Minions
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
  • Teen Titans: The Judas Contract
  • Tropic Thunder
  • Underworld
  • Wonder Woman

TV

  • Looney Tunes Platinum Collection – 25 shorts
  • Mad About You – 11 episodes
  • Sherlock – 1 episode
  • Star Trek: Enterprise – 11 episodes
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – 13 episodes

Video Games

  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

My favorite (and not) movies of 2016

Here follows a list of my favorite movies of 2016 (and 2015, where I just got to seeing them in 2016).  You need not try and order the results; that is impossible.  Instead, only try to realize the truth: there is no order.

– My favorites –

Captain America: Civil War

I was really looking forward to Civil War.  It didn’t disappoint me on any level, really.  I saw this twice in the theater: once with my wife, and once with my oldest son for his birthday.  The standout moment was when Spider-Man exclaimed, “Holy s***!” and my son repeated it and started laughing hysterically.  I recognize that they’re not the deepest movies ever, but darn it if Marvel just isn’t killing it, generally speaking.  The casting is usually excellent, the stories are fun, and I just love the MCU.  I really wish DC could get their act together with respect to their film universe, but I guess it’s not meant to be until the next reboot.  Wonder Woman looks good though.  Please be good, Wonder Woman!

Doctor Strange

The only thing I knew about Doctor Strange going into it was what I had learned from LEGO Marvel Super Heroes and The Super Hero Squad Show, none of which I actually remembered.  I came out of it just in awe that Marvel can pull off these great movies with their lesser-known characters.  Also, I really hope that Doctor Strange and Everett Ross meet in a future MCU film, because that would be awesome.

Ghostbusters

Last year I said regarding Spy:

It doesn’t surprise me that Paul Feig, the writer and director, also wrote and/or created and/or directed some other things I found funny, such as The Heat, Bridesmaids, and Freaks and Geeks.  I’m looking forward to his version of Ghostbusters now.

I was not disappointed with his version of Ghostbusters.  I like funny women.  I found three of the four women in this movie very funny, and the other funny enough.  Also, Chris Hemsworth.  Ironically enough, the only parts of the movie I found lacking were the cameos from the original Ghostbusters.  I really appreciated that the story was not just a rehash of the original Ghostbusters.  It did its own thing, and was better for it.  I have taken to referring to Pringles as “salty parabolas,” and hope to continue doing so for the forseeable future, and then some.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Whiny Anakin Skywalker aside, I’ve never really been too disappointed by a Star Wars movie.  There’s just something magical about it that has continued to capture people for almost 40 years now.  For me, Rogue One struck an interesting balance of feeling like the original Star Wars movies while benefitting from more modern filmmaking techniques.  Aside, of course, from the really, really distracting CG Governor Tarkin and (spoiler alert) Leia.  I’m generally never one to be taken out of a movie by CG, and Tarkin is one of the only times I can remember thinking that a video game character was standing next to real people.

I also was not a fan of (spoiler alert?) Darth Vader’s appearance in the middle; it felt forced to me (the end was just fine).  Barring those two minor nitpicks, I can’t think of anything that would have made the movie better.  I was also really surprised (in a good way) that (another spoiler) everybody died at the end.  It seems like a rare occurence that a big budget movie depicts that level of sacrifice without finding some way to save the Good Guys at the last moment.  (That is one of the things I really liked about the end of the Matrix trilogy, too.)

Star Trek Beyond

Along with Captain America: Civil War, this is one of two movies I saw twice theatrically.  Considering how little I go to the theater, I suppose that’s saying something.

We are fans of Star Trek at my house.  In 2015 we watched The Next Generation as a family (my daughter now loves it more than I can describe), and I’ve watched all of the original series and Deep Space Nine.  Coincidentally, I am watching an episode of Star Trek: Voyager as I type this.  (Voyager is not my favorite.  Save for a few really good episodes, it’s been kind of hard to get through.)  I really liked 2009’s Star Trek and Star Trek Into DarknessStar Trek Beyond was just fantastic.  I saw it opening night with my wife and some friends, and then a couple of days later again with my two older children (the youngest hilariously “hates” Star Trek, finding Star Wars superior in every conceivable way).  And like the end of Rogue One, I’m glad that the villain wasn’t redeemed.  I really thought for a second that he was going to change his mind and help Kirk.

I really hope that new Star Trek movies continue to be made with this cast, and I will miss Anton Yelchin.

– Other movies I enjoyed –

007: Spectre

From 2015.  While Quantum of Solace was comparatively weak, I have really enjoyed Daniel Craig’s run as James Bond.  I really liked the opening “Day of the Dead” sequence.  I’d put this third after Casino Royale and Skyfall.

Central Intelligence

I’m not sure why I put this on my Netflix DVD queue, but I did, and I really liked Dwayne Johnson in it.  The story itself was nothing special, but his character and performance just did it for me.

Deadpool

Deadpool got great reviews, and I heard good things about it from some friends, but I was still skeptical that I would like it as much as I did.  I’m definitely looking forward to the next one.

Finding Dory

This was a worthy follow-up to Finding Nemo.  Ed O’Neill was a great casting choice for the octopus Hank.

The Good Dinosaur

From 2015.  If it’s Pixar, it’ll probably make the enjoyable list (possibly Cars 3 will this year, I don’t know; Cars is not my favorite).  The visuals were amazing, even if the story wasn’t the finest to come from the Pixar shop.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

From 2015.  I’m glad to say I liked all the Hunger Games movies.

Jason Bourne

This might have made the “Meh” category, but I couldn’t stomach putting Bourne in the same category as Batman v Superman or Suicide Squad.  The movie was serviceable enough, with nice action sequences and fights as expected from a good Bourne entry, but it wasn’t quite on par with the original trilogy.

Kung Fu Panda 3

In my opinion, Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon remain Dreamworks’ best, along with a few of the Shrek entries.  I don’t think I’d mind if they kept making them for a while.

The Martian

From 2015.  I am a Matt Damon fan, and he was great in this.

The Peanuts Movie

From 2015.  I love the Peanuts TV specials that I watched growing up (and still do, especially A Charlie Brown Christmas).  The Peanuts Movie really captured everything I love about them, with the only downside being that it often felt like a “greatest hits” compilation of what’s come before.  Not that that’s a bad thing.

Pop Star: Never Stop Never Stopping

I love me some Andy Samberg.  This movie was over the top, hilarious fun.  I cannot recommend it enough, except to people who would probably be offended by it, which group is many of the people I know.  They should probably secretly watch it, too.

Sisters

From 2015.  I love me some Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.  I think they should have played each other’s character, though.

X-Men: Apocalypse

I found this to be the weakest of the X-Men films directed by Bryan Singer, but still pretty enjoyable overall.  As with Days of Future Past, Quicksilver’s slow motion scene was a standout.  Unfortunately, Wolverine felt a little bit shoehorned in.

Zootopia

Disney continues to produce great animated films in their “main” animated line the past several years.  It’s kind of like being a kid in the ’90s again.  I find myself looking forward to each of their films and not being disappointed at their arrival, and that is a good feeling.

– Movies that made me say, “meh” –

Batman: The Killing Joke

There was much hype about this film being made, based off one of the alleged greatest Batman stories ever (which I haven’t read, and therefore have no basis for comparison).  It was DC’s first R-rated animated film.  It featured Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill as Batman and the Joker, who have been nothing short of stellar in those roles for 25 years.  The story was definitely interesting.  It just didn’t really move me, much like most of the recent DC Universe animated films (the last one I really liked at lot was Superman vs. The Elite, though the New 52 stuff hasn’t been terrible).  And seriously, Batman and Batgirl having sex on rooftop?  Weird.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Two films featuring Batman made my “meh” list in the same year.  This is huge step up from 2013 when Man of Steel stomped on my heart so very, very much. (I still shudder a little every time I see a copy of the Ender’s Game film at the store.)  The good about Batman v Superman: Superman didn’t kill anyone (I think), and Ben Affleck was overall pretty good as Batman.  The meh-to-getting-bad: Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor, finding about the Justice League members by email, and Bruce bordering on Trump-level paranoia regarding the possiblity of Superman’s threat level (“…if there is even a 1% chance that he is our enemy we have to take it as an absolute certainty!”).  The thing that broke the movie: “Save… Martha!”  Come on.

Suicide Squad

Sorry, did I say two films featuring Batman?  I guess I meant three.  Deadshot and Harley Quinn were the only characters that interested me at all, and I maintain that Deadshot was only interesting because he was played by Will Smith.  The story was pretty stupid: “Let’s get some bad guys together to save stuff.  What?  One of them already betrayed us and we have to stop her?  Shoot.”

Zoolander 2

I suppose I’ll just quote myself from last year’s thoughts on Dumb and Dumber To:

Much like the first Anchorman movie, I love the first [Zoolander], and was not as impressed by the sequel.  However, unlike the second Anchorman movie, I found little to redeem [Zoolander 2] from the halls of Meh-dom.  It was just sort of there, occasionally amusing, and ultimately forgettable.

– Movies that made me say, “Why on earth did I watch this?” –

Fantastic Four

From 2015.  Sure, the Fantastic 4 films from the previous decade were nothing to write home about, but you know what they had?  Chris Evans.  You know what the new one had?  Nothing interesting.  At all.

– 2016 movies I haven’t seen yet that I hope are good, or at least not terrible –

Moana

Pete’s Dragon

Media Update July – December 2016

July

Movies

  • Brave
  • Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
  • Galaxy Quest
  • Kung Fu Panda 3
  • Star Trek
  • Star Trek Into Darkness
  • Star Trek Beyond
  • Whisper of the Heart

TV

  • Life – 11 episodes
  • Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – 38 episodes
  • Star Trek: Voyager – 10 episodes
  • Star Trek – 1 episode

August

Movies

  • The Bourne Identity
  • The Bourne Supremacy
  • The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Chicken Little
  • Daredevil
  • Hail, Caesar!
  • Inside Out
  • The Muppets Take Manhattan
  • Robin Hood
  • Yes Man

TV

  • Life – 12 episodes
  • Star Trek: Voyager – 14 episodes
  • Transporter: The Series – 2 episodes

September

Movies

  • Captain America: Civil War
  • MacGruber
  • The Nice Guys
  • Pop Star: Never Stop Never Stopping
  • Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
  • The Whole Nine Yards

TV

  • Life – 4 episodes
  • Star Trek: Voyager – 23 episodes
  • Transporter: The Series – 6 episodes

October

Movies

  • Across the Universe
  • Bambi
  • Batman: The Killing Joke
  • A Beautiful Mind
  • Beverly Hills Ninja
  • Black Sheep
  • Cinderella
  • Cinderella III: A Twist in Time
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Ever After: A Cinderella Story
  • Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
  • Fun With Dick and Jane
  • The Great Mouse Detective
  • Happy Gilmore
  • Interstellar
  • The Iron Giant
  • A Lot Like Love
  • Mr. Deeds
  • Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist
  • The Rescuers
  • The Rescuers Down Under
  • The Rundown
  • Stardust
  • The Usual Suspects
  • Waterworld
  • The Wedding Singer
  • X-Men: Apocalypse

TV

  • Life – 5 episodes
  • Star Trek: Voyager – 5 episodes

Video Games

  • Final Fantasy VII

November

Movies

  • The Amazing Spider-Man
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  • As Good as it Gets
  • Big Fish
  • Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog
  • Fantastic 4
  • Fever Pitch
  • Finding Nemo
  • Finding Dory
  • (500) Days of Summer
  • Ghostbusters (2016)
  • Jumanji
  • Jurassic Park
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park
  • Jurassic Park III
  • Justice League vs. Teen Titans
  • Lady and the Tramp
  • Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
  • Lara Croft: Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life
  • The Mask of Zorro
  • The Legend of Zorro
  • Meet the Parents
  • Meet the Fockers
  • Muppets from Space
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • A Night at the Roxbury
  • Pinocchio
  • Pocahontas
  • Signs
  • Star Trek Beyond
  • Superman Returns
  • Tommy Boy
  • The Truman Show

Video Games

  • Final Fantasy IX

December

Movies

  • Batman Begins
  • The Dark Knight
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • Doctor Strange
  • Central Intelligence
  • Get Hard
  • Ghostbusters (2016)
  • Jason Bourne
  • The Karate Kid
  • The Kid
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • Love Actually
  • The Matrix
  • The Matrix Reloaded
  • The Matrix Revolutions
  • Pete’s Dragon
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  • The Santa Clause
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
  • Serenity
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
  • Spider-Man
  • Spider-Man 2
  • Spider-Man 3
  • Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
  • Suicide Squad

TV

  • Dana Carvey: Straight White Male, 60
  • Firefly – 14 episodes
  • Kevin Hart: I’m a Grown Little Man