Favorite Albums of 2016: #8

8. Carly Rae Jepsen – E•MO•TION: Side B
My love for all things E•MO•TION continues. Last year’s awesome pop album would have definitely made my top 3 last year had I just given the chance at the time. Then suddenly Carly says, “Oh, hey! I have more from those sessions!” and I’m all like, “No way they you have more quality tracks after the 14 pop gems you gave us before,” and she’s all like, “Bitch, please. BAM!” Well, Imaginary Carly was right. Eight more delicious, catchy-as-all-get-out tracks that continue her criminally overlooked bubble-gum concoction.

Favorite songs: “The One,” “Fever,” “Cry”

Listen on Spotify or Apple Music.

OSR: Star Trek Beyond

One-Sentence Review: Star Trek Beyond

Far more fun than expected for a poorly-marketed albeit entertaining Star Trek entry.

Rating: Full-Price Ticket (8/10)

Rating System: Needs IMAX 3D Glasses (10), Full-Price Ticket (9-8), Matinee Ticket (7-6), Wait for Digital (5-4), Late-Night Cable Fodder (3-2), I’ve Made Better Films With My Ass Camera (1)

OSR: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

One Sentence Review: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Not sure I saw the same film as 2/3 of the critics out there because this — while overly long — was pretty damn entertaining.

Rating: Matinee Ticket (7/10)

Rating System: Needs IMAX 3D Glasses (10), Full-Price Ticket (9-8), Matinee Ticket (7-6), Wait for Digital (5-4), Late-Night Cable Fodder (3-2), I’ve Made Better Films With My Ass Camera (1)

OSR: Deadpool

One Sentence Review: Deadpool

I shot my load at the Juice Newton opening, rolled over, and slept through the rest of the film, soooooo who wants to go see it again?

Rating: Full-Price Ticket (9/10)

Rating System: Needs IMAX 3D Glasses (10), Full-Price Ticket (9-8), Matinee (7-6), Wait for Digital (5-4), Late-Night Cable Fodder (3-2), I’ve Made Better Films With My Ass Camera (1)

OSR: Hail, Caesar

One Sentence Review: Hail, Caesar

This light fare from the Coen brothers is a disjointed, purposeless romp which still manages to entertain.

Rating: Wait for Digital (5/10)

Rating System: Needs IMAX 3D Glasses (10), Full-Price Ticket (9-8), Matinee (7-6), Wait for Digital (5-4), Late-Night Cable Fodder (3-2), I’ve Made Better Films With My Ass Camera (1)