Daniel's Critical Corner

January 15, 2017

Daniel’s Critical Corner: The Best of 2016

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Float Like A Butterfly, Sing Like A Bee.

Hello Everyone !
~ Welcome to Daniel’s Critical Corner ~
Prepare Your Acceptance Speeches !  It’s Time For:
The Best of 2016

Well folks, today is your lucky day !  In the midst of several award shows,
here comes my thrilling take on 2016’s cinematic offerings.  It was indeed
one heck of a crazy year, but visiting the movie theaters was a great way
to beat the heat (and escape election woes).

 We will never forget the epic battle between Jill Stein and Gary Johnson !!!
Then there were those other two that kept making the news.  Ryan Lochte
and Michael Phelps.  Ha-ha !

Alright, here are ten of my favorite flicks (in no particular order) !!!

The Best of 2016:

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Florence Foster Jenkins

*Hits all of the right notes (and plenty of wrong ones).
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Doctor Strange

*Khaaaaaaan !  Whoops…  I mean Straaaaaaange !

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Count Dracula, Eat Your Heart Out !!!

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Love & Friendship

*Also known as “The Real Housewives of London”.

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Queen of Katwe

*A true champion !

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Kubo and the Two Strings

*Two much fun !

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We Made It To The Monkee’s Reunion Tour !

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Manchester by the Sea

*Brings about an ocean of tears.

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Hell or High Water

*One helluva thrill ride !

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The Finest Hours

*Nautical heroics amid waves of adventure.

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The Finest Hours (Disney) 2016

You Threw The Necklace Overboard ?

For The Fifth Time, This Ain’t The Titanic !

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La La Land

*Is landing plenty of awards !

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Moana

*Rock-solid entertainment.

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 And now, here are some very honorable mentions !

The Terrific 25:

~ Loving
The BFG ~
~ The Jungle Book
Hacksaw Ridge ~
~ Captain America: Civil War
Star Trek Beyond ~
~ Moonlight
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ~
~ Zootopia
Miles Ahead ~
~ Bridget Jones’s Baby
Lion ~
~ Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
Lights Out ~
~ Deadpool
Nerve ~
~ Ghostbusters: Answer the Call
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them ~
~ Pete’s Dragon
Hidden Figures ~
~ Ouija: Origin of Evil
The Secret Life of Pets ~
~ Deepwater Horizon
Finding Dory ~
~ Hail, Caesar!

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^ Listed above are many of last year’s most notable films !

Now, let’s take a quick (and disapproving) look at these stinkers

Dishonorable Mentions:

Inferno

*Lukewarm entertainment.
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Ben-Hur

*Ben there, done that.
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Shut In

*You will want to shut it off !
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Ha-ha ! Thanks for visiting Daniel’s Critical Corner !
Have a great 2017, and I’ll see you back here soon !!!

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This post is dedicated to:

~ Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds ~

Always in our hearts.

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December 5, 2016

Coming Soon: “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”

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Coming Soon: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

 Get ready for another round of spaced-out fun !!!

Here is the new “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” teaser trailer:

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Prepare to dust off your cassette players !!!

In theaters May 2017

Marvel Studios
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

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November 18, 2016

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”: Featurette

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Coming Soon:  Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

It’s almost time to go rogue !!!

Check out this enlightening new featurette:

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May the Force be with you !

In theaters 12/16/16

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Lucasfilm

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October 31, 2016

Halloween Favorites: Volume X

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These Films Are Hair-Raising !

Hello Everyone !
Welcome to my parlor…
Time to feast your eyes upon:
Halloween Favorites: Volume X

In the darkness, shadowy figures make their way through town.  If a wary
soul pays close attention, whispers can be heard just above the ominous
autumn winds.  Some lurk just beyond graveyard gates, whilst some hide
behind misshapen trees.

Soon, bloodshot eyes will be focusing on your humble abode.  You might
want to bolt the door, lock the windows, and pull the drapes !  Otherwise,
trick-or-treaters and their frazzled parents will probably notice that you’re
watching “Keeping Up With the Kardashians”.  Egads !  How can you save
face?

Fear not.  Just plan on checking out some of the following movies.  When
possible, view them in HD (Horrific Demise).  Muah-ha-ha !!!

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Pillow of Death

*Frightening Fluff.

He Knows You’re Alone

*Because you forgot to wear deodorant !

Lights Out

*The electric bill is way too high.

The Last Exorcism

*I doubt it.

The Grudge

*Let it go already !

Young Frankenstein

*Never gets old.

Ouija: Origin of Evil

*A terrifying board meeting.

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Be Honest.  Does This Make My Eye Look Big?

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Cujo

*Who let the dogs out?

The Lost Boys

*Should have asked for directions !

Ginger Snaps

*And hums (while listening to music on her radio).

Frozen Ghost

*Chilling.

Them!

*A favorite ant comes to visit

Blair Witch

*No relation to Linda.

Don’t Breathe

*Someone farted.

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Look !  It’s Another Political Billboard Ad !!!

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The Nightmare Before Christmas

*Also known as Election Day !

Dark Water

*Wasn’t that a song by the Doobie Brothers?

The Devil’s Rejects

*Prada knockoffs.

I Am Legend

*Sounds like someone has a big ego.

Drag Me to Hell

*Just don’t drag me to see “Hello Dolly”.

Curtains

*Scarlett O’Hara looks great in ’em.

Boo!  A Madea Halloween

*Scares up plenty of laughs.

Final Destination

*We’ve reached the end !

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  Have a happily haunted Halloween !!!

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October 13, 2016

Coming Soon: “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”

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Coming soon to a galaxy near you:

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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^ Official Trailer #2

Time to reach for the stars !!!

 In theaters 12/16/16 

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Lucasfilm

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September 30, 2016

In Theaters: “Queen of Katwe”

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In Theaters: Queen of Katwe

Walt Disney Pictures’ latest movie is a triumphant winner !!!

“Queen of Katwe” 

It ranks as one of the best pictures of 2016 in my book.

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Powerful.  Memorable.  A cinematic champion !

The true story of chess player Phiona Mutesi !!!

Starring Madina Nalwanga and Lupita Nyong’o

In theaters now !!!

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September 15, 2016

Coming Soon: “Moana”

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Coming Soon: Moana

This looks like Rock-solid entertainment !

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Featuring the voice talents of Auli’i Cravalho and Dwayne Johnson !

Making a splash in theaters 11/23/16

Walt Disney Animation Studios

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September 6, 2016

Coming Soon: “The Wild Life”

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Coming Soon: The Wild Life

Here’s a trailer to be wild about:

“Animal Island”

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It looks like fuzzy fun for the whole family !!!

In theaters 09/09/16

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June 9, 2016

“Finding Dory”: Speak Like a Whale Day !!!

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Finding Dory: Speak Like a Whale Day

Helllloooo !!!

Pixar Animation, The Walt Disney Studios, and Disney Parks
are declaring Saturday, June 11th, 2016 to be “Speak Like a
Whale Day” !!!

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Let’s all have a whale of a good time !!!

Finding Dory is in theaters 06/17/16

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May 11, 2016

Coming Soon: “Alice Through the Looking Glass”

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Coming Soon: Alice Through the Looking Glass

I tip my hat to this wonderful little video treat !!!

“The Mad Hatter Surprise”

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Ha-ha !  A fun time with Johnny Depp !!!

“Alice Through the Looking Glass”

In theaters 05/27/16

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

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