The first wide-debut movie released in 2016 was The Forest. The last? The forthcoming Fences. In between, we watched superheroes, suicide squads, fantastic beasts, dirty grandpas, nice guys, pop stars, witches, Michael Shannon in everything, Patrick Stewart as a white supremacist, Blake Lively fight a giant shark, and Channing Tatum tap-dance on a table.
Maybe this year wasn’t so bad after all.
Unless you’ve been keeping track, it can be hard to remember every movie you saw in 2016. For instance, did you know Kung Fu Panda 3 came out in January? So did Deadpool, which honestly feels like it’s been in our lives for years, not months, and The Divergent Series: Allegiant. It’s true, I checked! It’s even in Clark Zhu’s impressive “Movie Trailers Mashup” for 2016. All your favorites — Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Kubo and the Two Strings, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping, Moonlight — are there, as are some lesser known titles, like this thing called Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Never heard of it.
Zhu separated the 262-movie compilation with six songs: “Beethoven Havok” by John Ottman (which can be heard in X-Men: Apocalypse), “My Sharona” by the Knack (Everybody Wants Some!!), “Something’s In My Room” and “Are We Having a Pary?” by Cliff Martinez (The Neon Demon), “Broken People” by Kerry Muzzey (Sea of Trees), and “Prologue Birth” by Paul Dinletir.
But where are the dames?