Saturday, December 31, 2022

The best and worst movies at the box office for New Year's Eve 2022

For my final retrospective of 2022, I'm posting a bonus follow-up to Beyond The Trailer and WatchMojo look at the top movies and TV shows of 2022 instead of this year's version of WatchMojo rewound YouTube again, Google's Year in Search, and top memes for New Year's Eve.* Watch as Grace Randolph of Beyond The Trailer presents 2022 Box Office BREAKDOWN - Avatar 2, Top Gun Maverick, Marvel MCU, Warner Bros Discovery.

Top Ten 2022 Movies today! Beyond The Trailer's box office breakdown for 2022! Domestic and worldwide! Disney, Warner Bros Discovery, Universal!
Top Ten Movies 2022 today, at the box office! Beyond The Trailer host Grace Randolph's breakdown and review of 2022 movies at the box office, including Disney, Warner Bros Discovery, Universal, Sony and Paramount! Where Avatar The Way of Water, Top Gun Maverick, Jurassic World Dominion, Doctor Strange 2, Black Panther Wakanda Forever, Thor Love & Thunder, Black Adam and more stood on the domestic and worldwide top ten lists! Beyond The Trailer host Grace Randolph gives you an inside look at the weekend box office with an industry perspective! Be sure to make Beyond The Trailer your first stop for movie and entertainment news here on YouTube today!
I begin my reaction by recycling part of my response to The highest grossing speculative fiction films of 2018.
All but one of the top ten by domestic box office as of the end of last year are speculative fiction films of one sort or other except "Mission Impossible: Fallout." Even that one is a genre film (action), so it would be one I would vote on at this year's Saturn Awards.
All of this is true of this year's top ten, except that the action film is "Top Gun: Maverick," also a Tom Cruise movie. Hmm. Despite the pandemic, which has accelerated a lot of changes already in progress, Americans' taste in movies has remained the same.

Two of 2022's top ten at the box office also appear in Grace's Top Ten WORST Movies of 2022, which the preview image more properly calls the "Top Ten 2022 Career Killers."

Top Ten Worst Movies of 2022 today! Beyond The Trailer's top picks from Hollywood! After breakdown of trailers, how'd full movies rank? Box Office!
Top Ten Worst Movies of 2022 today! Beyond The Trailer host Grace Randolph gives a review of the WORST Movies of 2022 at the box office including a breakdown as to why each one made the cut! Find out where Don't Worry Darling, Thor Love & Thunder, Babylon, Strange World, Black Adam, Amsterdam, Lightyear, Morbius and Fantastic Beasts Secrets of Dumbledore land on this list! And share your own worst movies of 2022 now that you've seen some full movies and not just the trailers! Be sure to make Beyond The Trailer your first stop for movie and entertainment news here on YouTube today!
My wife and I watched four of these, "Don't Worry Darling," "Thor Love & Thunder," "Morbius," and "Fantastic Beasts: Secrets of Dumbledore." As Grace said, "Don't Worry Darling" was actually good if flawed. It delivered even more science fiction content than the retrofuturistic trailer and posters promised. The problem, as Grace pointed out, was in the paradoxically behind-the-scenes yet very public drama involving the cast and director. That poisoned the film. Too bad. I found "Thor Love & Thunder" fun but a little too silly. Conversely, "Morbius" took itself way too seriously. Its creators shot and acted it as a dramatic character study, not a comic book movie. That wasn't what the audience wanted, except to laugh at it. Finally, neither my wife nor I liked "Fantastic Beasts: Secrets of Dumbledore." My wife said it was cruel and I agree.

WatchMojo uploaded its own Top 10 Biggest Box Office Bombs of 2022. Watch to see which movies made its list and how it's different from Grace's.

Another year, another bunch of box office dumpster fires! For this list, we’ll be looking at 2022 films that got significant theatrical releases and failed to recoup their production budgets through box office alone. Our countdown includes "Amsterdam", "Bros", "Morbius" and more!
"The Northman" stands out on this list while not being on Grace's. It may have been a disappointment at the box office, but it apparently made its money on streaming. Also, it probably didn't ruin any careers, so it didn't meet that criterion.

By the way, I expect to see a lot of these movies nominated at the Razzies, especially "Morbius" and "Bros," the former because Jared Leto already has the Razzies electorate's attention and the latter because there is nothing unfunnier than a bad comedy.

Since it's New Year's Eve, I'm sharing a drink recipe from Common Man Cocktails, How To Make The Champagne Cocktail / New Years Eve (NYE).

We're going to show you how to make a proper Champagne Cocktail for New Years Eve this year, it's tasty, it's bubbly, it's gonna be a winner.
The champagne cocktail is a classic design with a bit of history, a bit of class and a bit of an easy build. You can make it in a variety of ways, with different garnishes like Wild Hibiscus flowers, different bitters like Angostura or citrus bitters, or with different champagnes (or the addition of brandy/cognac).
New Years just isn't right without a champagne cocktail so try the original "Champagne Cocktail" and see what you think.
The guys behind the bar are having a little too much fun, but that's appropriate for New Year's Eve. They made this the most fun Common Man Cocktails video I've ever watched.

That does it for 2022. Stay tuned for this year's version of My favorite bands in the 2022 Rose Parade for New Year's Day. May 2023 be better than 2022, although I'm not holding my breath. See you next year!

*WatchMojo didn't create its own rewind this year and YouTube said it will never create another rewind, so I just lost enthusiasm for the idea. Instead, I'm recycling an old concept for National Science Fiction Day a couple days early. I have something else planned for that day.

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