Top Ten Films of the Year

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2015 has been an interesting year for film.  It feels like every second week we have been handed another huge blockbuster, set to make more money than God.  While some have been great just as many have failed.  Even more importantly, independent cinema continues to show it is just as good as the big budget stuff, with great films coming from all manner of sources.  With that in mind, here are my top ten films of the year.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

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When Disney purchased the rights to Star Wars there was, well, a shitload of emotion.  From those loudly proclaiming Star Wars was crap anyway to fans who were terrified that the big mouse was going to ruin the films that they held so dear.  In among all that chaos, one thing became certain.  It was back and was in the process of setting up a film universe to rival Marvel’s current behemoth (another Disney franchise).

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Star Wars Battlefront Beta

I’ve never really gotten along with online first person shooters.  For one thing, being someone who is not actually that good at video games, I tend to spend more time dying than anything else.  While the hook of levelling up that made Call of Duty what it is, has never gotten its claws into me.  However, I do love Star Wars and therefore I was more than willing to forget me misgivings and download the Star Wars Battlefront Beta when it became available last week.

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The Shape of Cinema

2015 is shaping up to be the year of the blockbuster.  From Star Wars to Avengers right back round to Fast & Furious 7, cinema is set up to be big, brash and a whole lot of fun.  Yet some people aren’t on board with this.  Some people think that cinema is become homogenized, that super hero movies and Michael Bay now dominate the big screen and because of it we are losing all those special little films that not everyone sees, but those who do never forget.

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2015 Predictions

So we are now over a week into 2015 and the year is setting itself up, whether good or bad, to at least be interesting.  In the past I have done musical predictions, which I will continue to do this year, but I have decided to mix them up with film and maybe even a couple of gaming ones.

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