Thursday, April 27, 2017

2017 Movie List -- The Top 47 So Far

THE STANDOUTS (3) - This should go without saying, but these are all must-sees.

Patti Cake$ ***1/2
Logan ***1/2
Get Out ***

THE GOOD (9) - These represent quality filmmaking all-around.

Disgraced (Showtime) ***
John Wick: Chapter 2 ***
Oklahoma City ***
Aftermath ***
The Girl With All the Gifts ***
Mean Dreams ***
Tilt ***
Win It All **1/2
Burning Sands **1/2

THE GOOD... BUT SHOULD'VE BEEN BETTERS (9) - Why weren't these good movies better? I don't really know. But they should've been. Hence, the name of this section.

Life ***
The Lost City of Z ***
Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer ***
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 **1/2
Ghost In the Shell **1/2
Hounds of Love **1/2
T2: Trainspotting **1/2
Wilson **1/2
Table 19 **1/2

THE GUILTY PLEASURES (8) - These are movies that I shouldn't like but I do, for one reason or another. I only feel ashamed because the Internet tells me I'm supposed to.

Sleepless **1/2
Fist Fight **1/2
CHiPS **1/2
All Nighter **1/2
Wolves **1/2
Vengeance: A Love Story **1/2
Stray Bullets **1/2
Sandy Wexler **

THE UNDERWHELMING DISAPPOINTMENTS (12) - Chalk it up to expectations but these movies just didn't cut it for me.

Sand Castle **1/2
Kong: Skull Island **
The Fate of the Furious **
Personal Shopper **
Unforgettable **
Detour **
War on Everyone **
I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore **
The Assignment **
The Void **
Rupture *1/2
Stratton *1/2

THE BAD (6) - For better or worse, I just don't know what these movies were thinking.

The Dinner *
Mine *
XX *
Girlfriend's Day *
The Bye Bye Man 1/2*
The Endless 1/2*

IN PROGRESS (2) - I started watching these but I never quite finished. Make of that what you will.

The Hitman's Bodyguard (45 minutes)
Fifty Shades Darker (20 minutes)

EMBARGOED (0) - Silence is golden... for now.

OOPS, I MISSED (34): Abattoir, American Anarchist, Beauty and the Beast, Before I Fall, Buster's Mal Heart, Catfight, Collide, A Cure for Wellness, A Dog's Purpose, Donald Cried, Gifted, Going in Style, Graduation, The Great Wall, How to Be a Latin Lover, The Institute, The Last Word, Lavender, The LEGO Batman Movie, Lovesong, The Lure, Man Down, My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea, Power Rangers, A Quiet Passion, Rings, The Salesman, The Shack, Song to Song, The Space Between Us, Their Finest, The Ticket, Trespass Against Us, A United Kingdom

COMING SOON (10): Alien: Covenant, The Ardennes, Baywatch, Chuck, The Circle, Folk Hero and Funny Guy, I Am Heath Ledger, The Lovers, Snatched, The Wall