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2016’s films ranked

24 March 2017 10:26 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

This ranking includes only new theatrical releases viewed for the awards year of 2016 (for eligibility for the Academy Awards and the Ofcs and Awfj awards); some films released in the UK without Us releases (and so ineligible for those awards this year) may also be included, for my own bookkeeping purposes. Links go to my review. Numbers after each entry are Date First Viewed/NYC Release Date/London Release Date; year is 2016 unless otherwise noted.

01.03.17: This ranking is not quite final; I will continue to add films and links to reviews through the awards season that ends with the Oscars ceremony on February 26th for a little while longer still.

worth paying multiplex prices for

[5 stars]

Arrival (10.10/11.11/11.10)

La La Land (10.07/12.09/01.13.17)

A Monster Calls (10.06/12.23/01.01.17)

The Lobster (07.16.15/05.13/10.16.15)

Zootropolis (aka Zootopia) (02.22/03.04/03.25)

A Bigger Splash (10.08.15/05.04/02.12)

Miss Sloane (11.20/11.25/05.12.17)

London Road (06.03.15/09.09/06.12.15)

The Girl with All the Gifts (07.26/02.24.17/09.23)

I, Daniel Blake (10.22/12.23/10.21)

Hidden Figures (12.14/12.25/02.17.17)

A United Kingdom (10.05/02.10.17/11.25)

Eye in the Sky »

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Get Out movie review: yes all white people

16 March 2017 2:17 PM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

MaryAnn’s quick take… Shattering and deep-down bone-chilling. A viciously unsettling nightmare of race and privilege that carves out a much-needed paradigm shift for genre film. I’m “biast” (pro): I’m desperate for more diverse storytelling

I’m “biast” (con): not generally impressed by horror movies

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

I am shattered by this movie. I am horrified by it… and not in the way that horror movies are typically intended to horrify us: this one is deliberately carving out whole new realms of horror onscreen, realms that have always existed for some people in the real world while others of us have been blind to them, but realms that none of us have ever seen onscreen like this before. Get Out is paradigm-shifting stuff, not just for movies, for “mere” entertainment, but maybe even for our culture. Get Out could »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Get Out Has a Darker Alternate Ending Says Director

5 March 2017 1:24 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Universal's horror-thriller Get Out has become somewhat of a cultural phenomenon, making headlines for scoring a 100% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes in its opening weekend, while easily taking the top spot at the box office. After dropping just 21% this weekend, Get Out has taken in over $75 million domestically, from just a $4.5 million budget. During a new interview, writer-director Jordan Peele reveals that he almost put in an alternate ending that was even more dark than the original ending. There will be Spoilers below if you haven't seen Get Out yet, so read on at your own risk.

Jordan Peele appeared on Buzzfeed's Another Round podcast, where he discussed the inspiration for making Get Out. The writer-director revealed that the notion of a "post-racial America" that surfaced during the Obama administration helped inspire this story about an interracial couple. Here's what the filmmaker had to say below.

"In the beginning, when »

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Will ‘Get Out’ Make Blumhouse the Pixar of Horror Filmmakers?

26 February 2017 1:12 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Get Out,” the low-budget horror hit that dominated the weekend box office, proves that it pays to be fiscally prudent and creatively risky. The story of a black man who finds himself preyed upon by liberal white suburbanites is a “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?” for our racially polarized time. It’s a film that uses scares as social commentary.

Writer and director Jordan Peele, previously best known for his work on Comedy Central’s “Key & Peele,” never expected a studio to greenlight his project. At a time of #blacklivesmatter and Trump, that kind of subversion just seemed too hot to handle.

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Peele said that when he told producers that he had a cool pitch, he would always add, “The caveat is: No one will make this movie.’” Most studios would greet any non-superhero related proposal these days with a hard pass, »

- Brent Lang

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Watch Behind-the-Scenes Footage from Get Out

25 February 2017 10:40 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Jordan Peele's directorial debut, Get Out, is currently making a huge cinematic splash in theaters, and if you're interested in learning more about the making of the renowned horror movie, you can go behind-the-scenes on the set in official B-roll footage from the film.

"In Universal PicturesGet Out, a speculative thriller from Blumhouse (producers of The Visit, Insidious series and The Gift) and the mind of Jordan Peele, when a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, he becomes ensnared in a more sinister real reason for the invitation.

Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya, Sicario) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams, Girls), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy (Catherine Keener, Captain Phillips) and Dean (Bradley Whitford, The Cabin in the Woods).

At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts »

- Derek Anderson

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Tensions Rise on the Roadside in Get Out Clip

23 February 2017 12:56 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Beginning tonight, moviegoers can see Jordan Peele's anticipated directorial debut, Get Out, and to help hold fans over just a bit longer, a clip from the film teases a tense roadside encounter.

"In Universal PicturesGet Out, a speculative thriller from Blumhouse (producers of The Visit, Insidious series and The Gift) and the mind of Jordan Peele, when a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, he becomes ensnared in a more sinister real reason for the invitation.

Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya, Sicario) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams, Girls), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy (Catherine Keener, Captain Phillips) and Dean (Bradley Whitford, The Cabin in the Woods).

At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, »

- Derek Anderson

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Get Out Producer Jason Blum on Jordan Peele’s Directorial Debut

23 February 2017 8:00 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

There are few producers who have had the overwhelming success of Jason Blum and his Blumhouse Productions from their early days turning Oren Peli’s low-budget Paranormal Activity into a hugely profitable franchise, followed by the equally successful Insidious and The Purge movies. Jason Blum also has an Oscar nomination notched onto his career belt for his involvement in getting Damien Chazelle’s Oscar-nominated Whiplash made, and Blumhouse were involved with bringing Jem and the Holograms to movie theaters. (Sorry, but I actually kind of liked it, even though it bombed… big time.)

Jordan Peele’s directorial debut Get Out will be the third time Blumhouse has worked with an actor making their transition into directing, as Jason Blum handled the same duties on Joel Edgerton’s The Gift and Leigh Whannell’s Insidious: Chapter 3 a few years back.

Get Out is a very different movie in which Daniel Kaluuya »

- Edward Douglas

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Jordan Peele Discusses the “Stepford Zone” of Get Out in New Video

22 February 2017 2:35 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Ahead of the theatrical release of Get Out later this week, writer/director Jordan Peele discusses the film's Stepford Wives-esque environment and what he set out to achieve with the movie in a new behind-the-scenes featurette.

"In Universal PicturesGet Out, a speculative thriller from Blumhouse (producers of The Visit, Insidious series and The Gift) and the mind of Jordan Peele, when a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, he becomes ensnared in a more sinister real reason for the invitation.

Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya, Sicario) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams, Girls), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy (Catherine Keener, Captain Phillips) and Dean (Bradley Whitford, The Cabin in the Woods).

At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, »

- Derek Anderson

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Horror Highlights: Get Out-Inspired Music Video, Atomica, Us And Them, Feral, Schlitzie: One Of Us

22 February 2017 7:56 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Rome Fortune's new music video inspired by Jordan Peele's Get Out tops today's Horror Highlights, and we also have details on the campaign to make Schlitzie: One of Us and trailers for Atomica, Us and Them, and Feral.

Get Out Music Video: "Watch artist Rome Fortune’s music video inspired by the film.

In Universal PicturesGet Out, a speculative thriller from Blumhouse (producers of The Visit, Insidious series and The Gift) and the mind of Jordan Peele, when a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend’s family estate, he becomes ensnared in a more sinister real reason for the invitation.

Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya, Sicario) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams, Girls), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy (Catherine Keener, Captain Phillips) and Dean (Bradley Whitford, The Cabin in the Woods).

At first, Chris reads »

- Derek Anderson

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Movie News: 'The Purge 4' on Its Way; Did 'The Batman' New Director Talks Break Down?

21 February 2017 | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

The Purge 4: The fourth installment of the Purge series is on its way. James DeMonaco, who wrote and directed the first three installments, including The Purge: Election Year (above), will write the screenplay but will not direct. Combined, the low-budget movies have earned more than $300 million at the box office worldwide. The next, not yet titled installment is set for release on Independence Day weekend in 2018. [Variety]   The Batman: Recently, we heard that Matt Reeves (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, above) was in early talks to direct The Batman, a solo movie set to star Ben Affleck. But now comes word that negotiations have broken down, though the possibility remains that talks might resume "when heads cool." In the meantime, Warner Bros. is...

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News Briefs: 'The Purge 4' on Its Way

19 February 2017 8:00 PM, PST | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

The Purge 4: The fourth installment of the Purge series is on its way. James DeMonaco, who wrote and directed the first three installments, including The Purge: Election Year (above), will write the screenplay but will not direct. Combined, the low-budget movies have earned more than $300 million at the box office worldwide. The next, not-yet-titled installment is set for release on Independence Day weekend in 2018. [Variety]   The Batman: Recently, we heard that Matt Reeves...

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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 50 Pairs of Passes to ‘Get Out’ From Jordan Peele

19 February 2017 2:28 PM, PST | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 50 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the new horror film “Get Out” from the mind of Jordan Peele!

Get Out,” which opens on Feb. 24, 2017 and is rated “R,” stars Jordan Peele, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener, Lakeith Stanfield, Daniel Kaluuya, Bradley Whitford, Erika Alexander, Betty Gabriel, Lyle Brocato and Marcus Henderson from writer and director Jordan Peele and Blumhouse Productions horror producer Jason Blum (“The Visit,” “Insidious” series and “The Gift”). Note: You must be 17+ to win and attend this “R”-rated screening.

To win your free passes to “Get Out” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! Completing »

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‘The Purge 4’ Gets a Summer 2018 Release Date, But Needs a New Director

19 February 2017 1:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Even though last year’s The Purge: Election Year wrapped up the series pretty nicely withe a political victory being the first step into having The Purge abolished and the New Founding Fathers of America put in their place, it still left the window open for chaos to return to the streets when those in support […]

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- Ethan Anderton

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The Purge 4 confirmed, gets July 4th 2018 release date

18 February 2017 10:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

All crime will once again be legal for 12 hours, as Deadline reports that a fourth installment in the Purge franchise is happening and Universal, Blumhouse and Platinum Dunes have already added it to their release schedule.

The Purge 4 (which is currently known as the untitled Next Purge Chapter) has received a fitting July 4th, 2018 release date. For Americans, they’ll be able to celebrate Independence Day by watching people murder each other onscreen in the name of freedom.

Franchise creator James DeMonaco won’t be returning to direct, but he will, in fact, be on scripting duties again; reportedly, he’ll work with producers in finding a person to helm the next chapter.

Now that a fourth entry in the Purge series is definitely on its way, like a bevy of horror franchises from Friday the 13th to Saw, there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight, »

- Justin Cook

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The Purge 4 confirmed for next summer

17 February 2017 4:17 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Feb 20, 2017

Action horror series The Purge is set to continue in the summer of 2018 - though it needs a new director...

After a two year break between the really rather good The Purge: Anarchy and 2016’s The Purge: Election Year, a similar gap will follow before we get The Purge 4. It had been suggested that the franchise would be moving to television, but it seems that Blumhouse Productions and Platinum Dunes fancied another cinema outing.

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There’s going to be a new director for the first time though, with James DeMonaco – who’s penned and helmed the three films to date – choosing to write the script for this one only. The identity of The Purge 4’s director hasn’t yet been revealed. We can »

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The Purge 4 Confirmed, Set For Release In July 2018

17 February 2017 2:42 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

What would horror films be without endless sequels? The Purge franchise is among the most profitable in the genre today, so you better believe that there’s a fourth installment. That’s right, Universal has now confirmed that The Purge 4 will hit theaters on July 4, 2018. Prepare yourself accordingly. It’s coming.

Details are slim regarding the third sequel, which follows last year’s The Purge: Election Year, but it’s been revealed that James DeMonaco, who wrote and directed the first three films, is slated to pen the newest installment. However, he’ll step away from the director’s chair this time around, instead helping the producers to find a suitable replacement.

It’s unclear why exactly DeMonaco decided to step out for this one, but it’s possible that the man said his peace with the other films and he’s now ready to move on to bigger and better things. »

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Purge 4 Gets a Summer 2018 Release Date

17 February 2017 2:39 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

If a movie is successful, it will very often get a sequel, assuming there is a way to logically make that happen. In the case of horror movies, they will often get as many sequels as the studio can manage to pump out until it simply isn't profitable anymore. That being the case, Universal is moving ahead with The Purge 4 and has given the movie a release date. It looks like we'll be returning to the world of The Purge on the 4th of July next year.

Per a report from Deadline, Universal, Blumhouse and Platinum Dunes have made it official and given The Purge 4 a Wednesday, July 4, 2018, release date. That falls right in line with the strategy that was employed with the previous movie in the franchise The Purge: Election Year, which came out last year on July 1. That worked out very well for the studio, since »

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Newswire: The Purge 4 is coming next summer, if we’re still around to watch it

17 February 2017 1:30 PM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Another installment in The Purge film series was already inevitable, thanks to the box-office success of, and increasing critical affection for, the first three films in the series. (The A.V. Club’s Ryan Vlastelica even stumped for last summer’s The Purge: Election Year as an unlikely, but worthy, Oscar contender.) But now that we basically live inside of these movies—Exhibit A: Donald Trump lifting his re-election slogan straight from the tagline for Election Year—a fourth Purge feels more relevant than ever. We just have to avoid nuclear winter long enough to see it.

Deadline says that the details for the fourth Purge movie—which was first proposed in September but was given an official green light today—are ”under wraps.” But considering the ending of Election Year, and the interview series creator James DeMonaco gave to CinemaBlend last fall, this is presumably a prequel to the »

- Katie Rife

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New 'Purge' Movie Gets Summer 2018 Release Date

17 February 2017 1:19 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Get ready for more purging.

Despite seeming to end the story with The Purge: Election Year, Universal and producers Blumhouse and Platinum Dunes have set in development a new installment.

The studio has set a date of July 4, 2018, for the untitled next Purge chapter, which brings back franchise creator James DeMonaco, though not as a director.

DeMonaco is writing the script and will work closely with the producers to choose a new director for the project.

Blumhouse ProductionsJason Blum, Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form, and DeMonaco’s longtime production partner, Sebastien K. Lemercier »

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Fourth ‘Purge’ Movie Gets Release Date

17 February 2017 1:08 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Universal Pictures and Blumhouse have announced that the next untitled film in the “Purge” series will open on Independence Day weekend 2018.

James DeMonaco, who helmed the previous two films, will return as writer. Blumhouse ProductionsJason Blum, Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form, and DeMonaco’s longtime production partner, Sebastien K. Lemercier will produce.

Plot details are unknown at this time as DeMonaco will work closely with the team to find a new director. Previous installments were set in the near future where the government, in order to bring down crime, created one day a year where all crime was legal including murder and labeled the event, “The Purge.”

The Purge: Election Year” starring Frank Grillo and Elizabeth Mitchell, became the highest grossing film in the series last summer, bringing in $118 million worldwide. It is unknown if previous cast members will return to the series.

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- Justin Kroll

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