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2016 Movie Countdown: Bottom of the Barrel (#44-40)

Welcome, one and all, to the new and revised 2016 Movie Countdown. For those who didn’t see my recent update post click here for the full details of this change. Basically, the original format I started this series on was hard to maintain in a timely fashion. That’s why I decided to change things up, so I can complete the countdown just a bit easier. Hopefully, this new format will also be more easily digestible to you guys, too, so you won’t have to keep up with 44 separate posts.

As you can see, I’ve restarted the countdown back to #44 to demonstrate how future installments will go. For those joining us for the first time, this series is an annual tradition where I rank every film I saw in the previous year from least favorite to favorite. It’s not a best and worst list per se. It’s just my personal favorite films of 2016. This year I will be discussing 44 movies (see the full list here) across 5 posts separated by categories: The Bottom of the Barrel, The Mediocre, The Good, The Great, and finally the Top 10. Continue reading 2016 Movie Countdown: Bottom of the Barrel (#44-40)

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2016 Movie Countdown: The 5th Wave (#45)

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I didn’t know it then, but that was the last normal day of my life.

The 5th Wave is a young adult sci-fi film based on the novel of the same name by Rick Yancey.

A city-sized space ship comes down to Earth in order to take over the planet. The aliens, referred to as “The Others”, decide to wipe out the human race in five phases or “Waves”. The First Wave took out all of the Earth’s technology. The Second Wave is a series of natural disasters. The Third Wave is a massive plague. By the time the Fourth Wave hits, the Others have disguised themselves as humans and are now walking among mankind. A young girl named Cassie becomes separated from her little brother right around the time her mother died of the plague and her father had been murdered amidst the Fourth Wave. Cassie sets out to be reunited with her brother while also trying to fight off the upcoming Fifth Wave. Continue reading 2016 Movie Countdown: The 5th Wave (#45)