7 items from 2016
When reflecting on 2016 in film, there are some things that we'd like to honour that don't fit our conventional lists.
With that, we offer you the Cineplex 2016 Hit List, where we capture "the best of the rest", that being the weird, awesome or just downright hilarious things in movies that need to be mentioned somewhere.
2016 was a great year for film, and so we can't let these little details go unrecognized, or in some cases, be let off the hook. Check out the list below and remember some of those great moments with us!
- Adriana Floridia
There have been a handful of “body switching” narratives that Hollywood has played around with over the years--Freaky Friday, The Hot Chick, Vice Versa, and the list goes on. These films always seem to fall under the atrocious--guilty pleasure category and don’t generally make that “Marvel” money. Despite the trend, Japanese director Makoto Shinkai, has taken his anime switching-places film, Your Name, and propelled it to become the second highest grossing Japanese title of all time! In fact, his picture is now in the running to be crowned the Best Animated Feature at the Oscars.
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Ethan Falk)
With this dazzling body-swap romance, Makoto Shinkai confirms his reputation as Japan’s new animation king
“I feel like I’m always searching for someone…” Ever since the animation legend Hayao Miyazaki announced (perhaps prematurely) that 2013’s The Wind Rises was to be his final feature, fans have been searching for a successor to his artistic throne. Last week, Miyazaki revealed that 2019 may in fact see the completion of a full-length version of his short-film project, Boro the Caterpillar. But in the interim, an heir apparent has emerged in the shape of Makoto Shinkai, whose breathtaking body-swap romance Your Name has dominated the Japanese box office for months.
Revisiting themes of longing and separation that became his signature in films such as 5 Centimeters Per Second (2007) and The Garden of Words (2013), Shinkai’s fifth feature has confirmed the writer-director as a major talent, duly dubbed “the new Miyazaki”. Yet this rip-roaring, »
- Mark Kermode, Observer film critic
The hot chick who went viral for hiding a deuce in her purse while on a first date ... is about to make a real stink in the candy market. Makela scored a deal with trendy candy confectioner It'sugar -- known for dropping novelty sweets like Dingle Bearies ... aka chocolate covered gummy bears. Makela's repping its new poop-inspired collection -- perfect since she's kinda found her niche since her horrific poop story went viral. Other items »
- TMZ Staff
The hot chick who clogged a toilet with poop during a date and put it in her purse has attracted suitors like flies on s***. Makela from Canada went massively viral this week after tweeting about her disastrous date ... she was at his house, went to the bathroom but his toilet wouldn't flush, so she scooped the toilet and deposited her handiwork in her clutch. The date is now history, but turns out it's a thing for lots of guys. »
- TMZ Staff
Rachel McAdams would like to thank Rob Schneider for helping her launch her career in Hollywood. When she moved to Los Angles, she auditioned to play Nancy Drew in a TV pilot, but didn't get the job. However, being devastated over losing the pilot helped her land her first American movie, The Hot Chick. "It allowed me to be really relaxed," McAdams, 37, tells People in an exclusive video. Having to switch bodies with Schneider made The Hot Chick "one of the hardest jobs I've had to date," she says. McAdams has come a long way from The Hot Chick. At this year's Academy Awards, »
- Chancellor Agard and Mary Green
Rachel McAdams earned the first Oscar nomination of her career last week for her role as a Boston Globe reporter in director Tom McCarthy’s journalism drama, Spotlight. The 37-year-old actress has had an interesting career, flirting with bonafide movie star status but never quite reaching the heights of box office draws such as Scarlett Johansson.
Still, her resume is littered with collaborations with big-name stars and respected directors. Often seen as a rom-com or love story drama star, looking back at McAdams roster of films shows that the actress has had a much more diverse career then the public perception would imply.
Now, dead-center in a best supporting actress race with no clear front runner, in which Kate Winslet has won the Golden Globe for Steve Jobs while Swedish breakout Alicia Vikander took home the Critics’ Choice Award for The Danish Girl, McAdams may »
- Patrick Shanley
7 items from 2016
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