It’s Oscar season again and I’m wildly unprepared to make these selections. Seriously, I’ve seen hardly any of these movies. None of them really interest me all that much. But I made it through college by mostly guessing so I have no doubts it’ll work here. Besides I went 14/18 on my picks last year. So obviously if you are betting in Vegas, bet on my picks. And share the money please.
Very few movies leave me speechless. This one did.
Patriots Day is the story of the bombing of the Boston Marathon in 2013. It follows several people involved in the bombing and the extensive manhunt that followed.
It’s been a while since I’ve been able to do a Top 10 list, but I’m doing 3 today as we look back at 2016, and ahead to 2017. I figured I’d start it off with the worst movies of the year, at least that I saw. I don’t particularly enjoy spending money to hate myself for two hours, so I don’t always see ones that I’ve heard are awful. Still managed to see some bad ones though. As always with these lists, keep in mind original ratings don’t matter a whole lot. Some of these movies I even reviewed somewhat positively. You can find those reviews by clicking on the titles below.
After The Force Awakens and this, they could make Star Wars movies every year for the rest of my life and I’ll be in the theater opening weekend for all of them.
For those that don’t know, Rogue One is the first standalone, non-trilogy Star Wars movie. This is very important to know going in. This is NOT Episode 8. So if you go in expecting to see the further adventures of Rey, Finn, and the Skywalkers, you’ll be disappointed. However you will not be disappointed if you go in expecting a great depiction of how the plans to the Death Star were acquired prior to the original Star Wars movie.
Well I’m finally all caught up. And honestly I’m a little disappointed.
I’m not going to bother summarizing the whole season am just going to jump right into my thoughts. First, some things I liked. I’ll start with those last 2 episodes because they’re great. The whole season culminates with those and it’s very enjoyable. There are some awesome battle scenes and some great plot twists. In fact, the whole season had a few decent twists and turns. For the most part, I enjoyed being back along for the journey of our characters.
This weekend marks one whole year since I created this website and started spewing my nonsense opinions about movies. It started as an idea somebody planted in my head and took a life of its own after that. At first it was just something my friends and family could enjoy. If they wanted to know what I thought of a movie, I could just point them here. But it has grown more than I could have imagined. Continue reading “One Year Anniversary of Jordan’s Movie Guide: Thank You All”
A few days ago, I was nominated for a Liebster Award for the second time. If you don’t know, the award is basically a way to spread the love to other blogs and get them recognized. Big shoutout to Diego from Lazy Sunday Movies for the nomination. His site is great and you should all check it out and give him a follow. Due to the fact I’m a busy guy, especially these few weeks, and since I did a full post when I was nominated the first time (check that out here).
This week is the Spring Break of my senior year of college. So obviously I’m headed to some tropical beach where I can enjoy the sun and some adult beverages. Just kidding, I can’t afford that. Instead, I just have a bunch of free time on my hands. So, I am going to use some of that time to catch up on some classic movies that I should have already seen, but for one reason or another haven’t. The following is a list of movies I want to try and watch. Chances are I won’t get to all of them, especially since I have a couple “monster” movies to watch for the Top 10 list this week. I may do full reviews for one or two of them but will update this list with at least ratings for each one I watch. So keep checking back to see what I think of these “classics”. Continue reading “Spring Break Watchlist”
When I first started Jordan’s Movie Guide, I had no idea it would become as big as it has. I thought it would just be an outlet for me to talk movies with family and friends. But it has grown way beyond that and I now have readers and followers from all over the world. Because of this, I have ditched the overly simple theme and given the site a bit of a facelift just in time for the New Year.
The look of the site has changed as I have tried to make it look a bit more professional and streamlined. You can find the categories of all my posts at the top of the page (dropdown menu on mobile devices). If you click on those, you can check out all of my posts for those particular categories. Gone are the days of the blurry picture of DVDs with “Jordan’s Movie Guide” superimposed over it that I threw together to use as a logo. I now have an awesome new logo courtesy of antonclevela97 over at fiverr.com. He does simple logo designs for super cheap, so if you are in need of that sort of thing, check him out.
Those are the major changes to the site. Take a look around and explore the new stuff. Any feedback or comments about the new look, positive or negative, will be greatly appreciated. As always, thank all of you so much for reading and following the site. I look forward to continuing to write and entertain you all in 2016. If you haven’t already follow us on twitter @jordansguide.
I hope you all have a Happy New Year!
Today I woke up to some unexpected news. My site got nominated for a Liebster Award. Don’t know what that is? Yeah, I didn’t either. So I’ll explain. The award is intended to help connect people to newer and up-and-coming blogs. Each person who is nominated is supposed to nominate other blogs they think deserve recognition. Basically what this says is my site is amazing and people love it and everyone should follow it (kidding…. sort of). In all seriousness, it’s pretty cool for people I don’t even know to have found my site and enjoy what I do. I like sharing all of my movie-related thoughts with you guys and it’s nice to know you are enjoying it. I thought when I started this it would just be something friends and family would look at. It’s grown bigger than I could have imagined and I have followers from all over the world. Thanks to all of you.
I’d like to give a special shoutout to my nominator, Steph, who has a pretty cool movie related blog where she talks about trailers and posters among other things. Definitely check it out (link).
Back to the award itself, I (and anyone I nominate) am supposed to complete the following steps: