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#1 Ryan Sz

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Posted 29 December 2017 - 09:49 PM

Since it's the end of the year I thought I would find out what everyone's favorite and least favorite films of the year are. For the list, they should be limited to films that were released this year, not ones that you might have seen this year but were released earlier, though that can get mixed up at times as IMDB posts the release year of a film as its production year rather than when it was actually released.

Here's my bottom 15:

1. Kuso
2. WTF!
3. Dirty Dancing (remake)
4. Underworld: Blood Wars
5. Power Rangers
6. Red Christmas
7. Bad Frank
8. XXX: the Return of Xander Cage
9. Jackals
10. Life
11. The Vault
12. Geostorm
13. Live By Night
14. The Hitman's Bodyguard
15. The Bad Batch

Top 15:

1. The Disaster Artist
2. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
3. Logan
4. Get Out
5. It
6. The Shape of Water
7. Logan Lucky
8. Wonder Woman
9. John Wick Chapter 2
10. Thor: Ragnarok
11. Spider-Man: Homecoming
12. Baby Driver
13. Split
14. Wind River
15. Shot Caller/Brawl in Cell Block 99 (Tie)
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Posted 30 December 2017 - 04:33 AM

I didn't get to see so many new releases this year, given babysitter costs etc.

But of those that I saw, "The Big Sick" and "Coco" were movies that I liked quite a lot.
"Logan" and "Guardians of the Galaxy 2", I didn't care for as much.

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 07:13 AM

This year was a bit harder for me as I didn't see as many movies as I had last year when I did the Doug Loves Movies Challenge, so the last five of my bottom fifteen really aren't unwatchable films, but they were still really bad. Kuso was a disgusting and unwatchable nightmare.
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Posted 30 December 2017 - 07:48 AM

This topic has me thinking if we'd like to do our own pseudo awards show. We've discussed a lot of movies and performances that probably won't get recognized by the Oscars. I thought it might be fun to do that here with people whose opinions I enjoy hearing. We wouldn't have to do it for all the awards. Maybe just the big five or something.

If people are interested, here's how I think it could work. Just rank your top 5 or 10 from each category in order. #1 would be worth 10 points, #2 would be worth 9 points and so on. The one with the most points wins. People could PM me with their lists then I could post the results.

I'm not quite ready to do a top movies list yet. There are still about a half dozen that haven't been released near me or I haven't made time before today that I suspect might make my top 10-20. Here's my bottom 10 though.

1. mother!
2. King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword
3. Bitter Harvest
4. Baywatch
5. The Babysitter
6. The Mummy
7. The Book Of Henry
8. Wonder Wheel
9. The Great Wall
10. Fist Fight

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 11:11 AM

Well, it looks like I’ve only seen 21 movies released in 2017 so I guess I’ll just list them all in order from worst to best.

21) The Great Wall
20) The Mummy
19) King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
18) xxx: Return of Xander Cage
17) Smurfs: The Lost Village
16) Alien: Covenant
15) Underworld: Blood Wars
14) The Boss Baby
13) Logan
12) Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
11) Beauty and the Beast
10) Wonder Woman
9) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2
8) Kong: Skull Island
7) Lego Batman Movie
6) Power Rangers
5) The Big Sick
4) Spider-man: Homecoming
3) Captain Underpants
2) Get Out
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Posted 30 December 2017 - 11:53 AM

View PostCameron H., on 30 December 2017 - 11:11 AM, said:

Well, it looks like I’ve only seen 21 movies released in 2017 so I guess I’ll just list them all in order from worst to best.


Are we not counting Netflix movies?

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 12:17 PM

Oh, shit! You’re right, Tom! How could I forget The Christmas Prince and Christmas Inheritance? I just looked up 2017 movies on Wikipedia. I guess they didn’t include Netflix/Amazon releases.

I may have to reevaluate...
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Posted 30 December 2017 - 12:33 PM

View PostCameron H., on 30 December 2017 - 11:11 AM, said:

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Did just realize that my two true honorable mentions for the year are Kong and Better Watch Out, which if you haven't seen is a great twist on the precocious kid getting the best of unwanted guests in his house, backed by an amazing trailer campaign that revealed NOTHING of the true premise of the film.
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Posted 30 December 2017 - 02:49 PM

View PostCameron H., on 30 December 2017 - 11:11 AM, said:

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I'm glad you pushed this movie so hard. I wouldn't have seen it otherwise and it's not a terrible movie. While that doesn't sound like praise, I hate hate hated the trailer so much. So, even kind of, sort of liking it is a big step up from what I expected to think about the movie.

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 04:48 PM

TOP

1. Get Out
2. Wonder Woman
3. Lady Bird
4. Mudbound
5. The Big Sick
6. The Disaster Artist
7. Thor: Ragnarok
8. Okja
9. Jim & Andy
10. Logan

BOTTOM (from worst to least worst)

1. A Christmas Prince
2. Death Note
3. Amityville: The Awakening
4. The Babysitter

And that's actually where I have to stop because I don't actively try and watch something in theaters I know I'm gonna hate. I would much rather spend the money on other good films. So I can't say I hated anything else I saw this year, or even disliked in any way. Yes that includes Geostorm. I had a fuckin blast seeing it and I regret nothing lol.
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Posted 30 December 2017 - 05:14 PM

This time of year is always really hard for me because a lot of the awards movies don't normally come out here until February/March-ish. So there are movies that I really want to see like Three Billboards, Lady Bird, Big Sick, etc that I just don't get to see within the calendar year. That said bottom is pretty easy to do.

1. The Babysitter
2. Baywatch
3. Death Note
4. The Mummy
5. C.H.I.P.s

Dishonorable mentions go to Alien: Covenant which is a terrible movie but technically well done so I don't know if I can put it the top 5, and King Arthur which I just saw and need more time to absorb.
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Posted 30 December 2017 - 08:24 PM

View Posttaylor anne photo, on 30 December 2017 - 04:48 PM, said:

TOP

1. Get Out
2. Wonder Woman
3. Lady Bird
4. Mudbound
5. The Big Sick
6. The Disaster Artist
7. Thor: Ragnarok
8. Okja
9. Jim & Andy
10. Logan

BOTTOM (from worst to least worst)

1. A Christmas Prince
2. Death Note
3. Amityville: The Awakening
4. The Babysitter

And that's actually where I have to stop because I don't actively try and watch something in theaters I know I'm gonna hate. I would much rather spend the money on other good films. So I can't say I hated anything else I saw this year, or even disliked in any way. Yes that includes Geostorm. I had a fuckin blast seeing it and I regret nothing lol.

I don't try to see things I would hate, I just end up hating them after. I was hoping Power Rangers would be good and then just left the theater furious, and Geostorm was amazingly awesome shit and I knew it would be, but in terms of the movies I saw this year it falls near the back end of the spectrum. Then there's things I feel will be utter shit like CHIPS or Baywatch and I just don't even bother, so they won't make my list since I didn't see them.
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Posted 31 December 2017 - 04:42 AM

I think watching Wonder Woman -- which people love -- was when the realization dawned on me that I'll probably never like superhero/comic book movies. At least not at this stage in my life. I didn't like the Avengers or Logan either, so that just about writes off three of the most highly regarded comic book features of the last five years.

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 06:35 AM

Oh Honorable Mention (but I still don't think it quite cracks the list) for I Don't Feel At Home in this World Anymore cause I just saw it and it was GREAT!
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Posted 31 December 2017 - 07:08 AM

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Oh Honorable Mention (but I still don't think it quite cracks the list) for I Don't Feel At Home in this World Anymore cause I just saw it and it was GREAT!

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 08:45 AM

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Did just realize that my two true honorable mentions for the year are Kong and Better Watch Out, which if you haven't seen is a great twist on the precocious kid getting the best of unwanted guests in his house, backed by an amazing trailer campaign that revealed NOTHING of the true premise of the film.

I saw BWO at a fest last year (when it was titled Safe Neighborhood), and I was really mad when the trailers came out because I thought it gave everything away
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Oh Honorable Mention (but I still don't think it quite cracks the list) for I Don't Feel At Home in this World Anymore cause I just saw it and it was GREAT!

Elijah's rat-tail alone is enough reason to love that movie. I saw it the day it came out because Macon Blair (the director) is an Austin local, and his collaborations with Jeremy Saulnier (Green Room, Blue Ruin, Murderparty) are pretty much universally adored by the film crowd here. Melanie Lynskey is so good in that movie, and Elijah Wood is a lot funnier than I've ever seen him.

It's hard for me to rank things because I find it an almost impossible task to compare a movie like It Comes at Night with one like The Big Sick. So, here's a non-ordered list of my 20 favorite movies from the year:

Lady Bird
Five Fingers for Marseilles (a really rad South African western that still hasn't gotten major distribution)
The Big Sick
Get Out
I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Coco
The Disaster Artist
Thoroughbreds
Ingrid Goes West
The Fate of the Furious
It Comes at Night
The Shape of Water
I, Tonya
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Brigsby Bear
Tour de Pharmacy
A Ghost Story
The Square
Blade Runner 2049

Honorable Mention: Good Time - a movie I didn't totally love, but that has a career best performance from Robert Pattinson, who this year has shown himself to be FAR more talented than anyone has ever given him credit for.

ETA: My least favorites of the year:

The Mummy
Bright
The Book of Henry
The Circle
Beatriz at Dinner
Life
Ghost in the Shell
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Posted 31 December 2017 - 12:11 PM

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Lady Bird
Five Fingers for Marseilles (a really rad South African western that still hasn't gotten major distribution)
The Big Sick
Get Out
I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Coco
The Disaster Artist
Thoroughbreds
Ingrid Goes West
The Fate of the Furious
It Comes at Night
The Shape of Water
I, Tonya
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Brigsby Bear
Tour de Pharmacy
A Ghost Story
The Square
Blade Runner 2049

Honorable Mention: Good Time - a movie I didn't totally love, but that has a career best performance from Robert Pattinson, who this year has shown himself to be FAR more talented than anyone has ever given him credit for.


I'm glad someone mentioned It Comes At Night. That's definitely one of my favorites I saw this year too.
I was anxious and on the edge of my seat the whole movie. The trailers for it were misleading, and I wasn't sure I was going to see in theaters. But my sister and I ended up seeing randomly and we're so glad we did.

I don't know that I can rank them either, but my favorites for 2017 are:

Blade Runner 2049
It Comes at Night
Get Out
The Big Sick
LadyBird
The Disaster Artist (I'd say these 6 were probably my top favorites and the ones below rank somewhere lower)
Star Wars The Last Jedi
Coco
Logan
Good Time-- I agree with Fister, Pattinson was great
Beach Rats- I thought the main actor Harris Dickinson was really great.

There's still a few from this year I want to check out and hopefully will be able to soon.. like I wanted to see The Shape of Water, I Tonya, Brigsby Bear and Thoroughbreds

And I watched a lot of not so great movies this year but most weren't from this year. Idk I'd say the one from 2017 that I really did not like was, Mother! That one also had a very deceiving trailer. But the other 2 I wasn't totally sure about from the trailers--like Get Out and It Comes At Night-- I ended up loving. But Mother! did not sit well with me at all.

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 01:49 PM

It Comes at Night is definitely one od the more divisive of my faves from this year. A LOT of my friends hated it, and I think it was largely because of the way the trailer sold the film. But, having seen Krisha, I had quite different expectations.

(Full disclosure: I have a couple of friends that worked on both of those movies, so I might be impartial. But then again, they also worked on a movie I straight up hated last year. I just don't talk to them about that one...)
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Posted 31 December 2017 - 02:14 PM

I still have a few movies I haven't seen but don't know when I'll get to them. So, just know I haven't had the opportunity to see Call Me By Your Name, I Tonya, Brawl In Cell Block 99, The Post, My Happy Family, City Of Ghosts, etc. Not that I'm expecting them all to be in my top 20-30, but they all look damn good.

This is such a ridiculously good year for movies. Right now, I've seen 129 from this year and there are more I want to see. Not just feel compelled to because good reviews or expected Oscar nominations or whatever. And it's such a big step forward for women and people of color in movies this year (with so much more work in the future, of course). Movies directed by women and people of color didn't just do well with critics but people paid a lot of money to see Wonder Woman and Get Out and Beauty And The Beast and it feels good to see that happen for once.

I'm listing this is no particular order because I get really anxious about ranking things.

Get Out
The Fate Of The Furious
The Work
Baby Driver
Dunkirk
The Big Sick
Good Time
The Disaster Artist
Lady Bird
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (above here is probably my actual top 10 though)
Blade Runner 2049
Detroit
Lego Batman
Logan
Brigsby Bear
Columbus
Wind River
The Florida Project
Beach Rats
Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982-1992
Lovesong

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 02:14 PM

I saw that It Comes at Night was on Amazon, but was hesitant to watch it due to the 2.5 rating.