The Best Films of 2014 (#5-1)

Screen Shot 2015-01-11 at 9.20.42 PMNow, the moment you’ve all been waiting for. No doubt you’ve spent the last day pacing around your living quarters, waiting for this post to arrive. At last, I can reveal my top five films of 2014. If you want to see 25 more movies I liked last year, be sure to click hereherehere, and then here. Thank you all for reading. Let’s get this over with. Continue reading

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The 2014 Halftime Report

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As hard as it is to believe, we now find ourselves six months into another year. Of course, we should use this time to reflect. Not on our lives, of course. Who cares about that? We should instead turn our attention to the various movies that have been released so far in 2014, and this has probably been the best January-to-June stretch we’ve seen in several years. Normally when I do a mid-year post, I have trouble coming up with five movies that I really liked. This time around, I quite easily came up with a list of 10 movies I really, really liked, and the even greater miracle is just how strong Hollywood has been so far this year. We didn’t get our first genuine stinker of the summer movie season until a certain Michael Bay arrived last week to muck things up. 2014 is off to a rousing start, and we still have six months ahead that are full of new movies from Paul Thomas Anderson, Ridley Scott, David Fincher, Christopher Nolan and more. Continue reading

Viewing Diary: 04/17/2014

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Hello, and welcome to The Screen Addict! This is my new blog that will cover the same basic topics as my previous site CinemaSlants, but in a slightly different way. As you may or may not know, my last blog was very much focused on individual reviews. This will not be the case with The Screen Addict, which will be a better fit with my new schedule. (Though I may still do an individual review if I see something early.) This site will feature occasional essays and reactions to news in the entertainment/media world, as well as weekly viewing diaries, which I hope to put up every Monday. Most viewing diaries will only have a few items, but for this first post I thought it’d be a good idea to cover a lot of the things I’ve seen in the past couple weeks. Continue reading