Best/Worst Movies of 2017

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Postby hunterjax on Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:20 pm

Besides what's already been mentioned, also excited for WW and Ghost in the Shell.
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Postby 35mmpaul on Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:27 pm

Yeah Ghost in the Shell is looking really cool. I'm excited.
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Postby Cinlabyrinth on Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:29 pm

Apes!
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Postby mattkardish on Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:31 pm

Cinlabyrinth wrote:Apes!


great summer movie
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Postby matowest on Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:40 pm

This is your 2017 movies right here:
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Postby deancc on Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:58 am

Was just perusing a decent list of upcoming films here:
http://lwlies.com/articles/50-films-to- ... 17-part-1/
http://lwlies.com/articles/50-films-to- ... 17-part-2/

Personally, I'm keen for these (mostly just based on the directors involved)...
Star Wars: Episode VIII (Rian Johnson)
The Shape of Water (Guillermo del Toro)
Blade Runner 2049 (Denis Villeneuve)
Dunkirk (Christopher Nolan)
Mother (Darren Aronofsky)
Wonderstruck (Todd Haynes)
Happy End (Michael Haneke)
Alien: Covenant (Ridley Scott)
Annihilation (Alex Garland)
The Favourite (Yorgos Lanthimos)
Mute (Duncan Jones)
Weightless (Terence Malick)
Song to Song (Terence Malick)
A Quiet Passion (Terence Davies)

And some that still haven't hit Australia yet...
Silence
Moonlight
Manchester by the Sea
Toni Erdmann
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Postby FlapJack on Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:33 am

First of all, another year here 10 year self's head would explode with a year with I don't know ... new Star Wars, King Kong, Justice League, Spiderman, Wonder Woman, Wolverine, Alien(s), Blade Runner, King Arthur ... even Transformers, etch etc. But damn if every single week isn't marked by new popcorn film based on an existing property/franchise ... like seriously, every week. I know ... DUH.

I'm looking forward to Free Fire, whatever the knew GdT thing is, and Baby Driver as well. Surprisingly March is full of stuff I'm interest in (Logan, Kong, Free Fire, GitS, Beauty n Beast, Life, Belko Experiment).

Thanks for posting the more balanced list of films coming out, with more including ones with the directors you listed. I was having trouble finding something like that.
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Postby pjsteelerfan on Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:00 pm

Besides a lot of those mentioned, looking forward to seeing what Taika Waititi does with Thor Ragnarok.
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Postby duckyhoward on Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:23 am

Lots of good films to look forward to in 2017.

I will make an early call and say that Arsenal will be up there (or down there) as one of the worst for 2017. Very ordinary. Cusack and Cage just dial in yet more ordinary efforts. Neither have done a good movie for a while now. https://letterboxd.com/film/arsenal-2017/
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Postby dweebofthedead on Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:25 am

duckyhoward wrote:Lots of good films to look forward to in 2017.

I will make an early call and say that Arsenal will be up there (or down there) as one of the worst for 2017. Very ordinary. Cusack and Cage just dial in yet more ordinary efforts. Neither have done a good movie for a while now. https://letterboxd.com/film/arsenal-2017/


I'm excited as drymount for Arsenal since it's a sequel to Deadfall.

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Postby RottenAtom on Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:40 pm

Going on Houston Matters today to talk Oscars/new releases. February release info I compiled:

2/3

The Comedian
Director- Taylor Hackford (Ray, Blood In Blood Out)
Starring- Robert De Niro, Leslie Mann, Danny DeVito, Edie Falco, Charles Grodin, Harvey Keitel

An aging comic icon tries to reinvent himself but the audience only wants to know him as a former television character he once played.

The Space Between Us
Director- Peter Chelsom (Serendipity, Shall We Dance)
Starring- Asa Butterfield, Britt Robertson, Gary Oldman, Carla Gugino

The first boy to be born on Mars turns 16 and visits Earth for the first time. Like The Martian for a younger set. Fun, but not technically or narratively sound.

2/10

The Lego Batman Movie
Director- Chris McKay (directorial debut, animation co-director on The Lego Movie)
Starring- Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, and Ralph Fiennes

The Caped Crusader gets the Lego treatment. Perfect character to send up.

John Wick: Chapter Two
Director: Chad Stahelski (John Wick)
Starring- Keanu Reeves, Ruby Rose, John Leguizamo, Ian McShane, Common

The legendary hit man is forced back out of retirement.

The Red Turtle
Director: Michael Dudok de Wit

Studio Ghibli teamed up with Wild Bunch and Dutch-British animator Michael Dudok de Wit. The animated film features no dialogue and it's about a man who is shipwrecked and encounters a big red turtle. It has a slow pace and is contemplative. Not for everyone.

2/17

Fist Fight
Director- Richie Keen
Starring- Ice Cube, Charlie Day, Tracy Morgan, Christina Hendricks

After one of them is fired because of the other, two teachers are set to knuckle up after school in this upcoming comedy.

A Cure For Wellness
Director- Gore Verbinski (The Ring, Pirates of the Caribbean)
Starring- Dane DeHaan, Mia Goth, Jason Isaacs

A psychological horror thriller about an ambitious young executive who is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from a mysterious 'wellness center' in the Swiss Alps. Things aren't what they seem.

Patient Zero
Director- Stefan Ruzowitzky (The Counterfeiters)
Starring- Matt Smith, Natalie Dormer, Clive Standen, Stanle Tucci

Upcoming American-British fantasy-horror thriller that takes places after an outbreak turns most human beings into a highly intelligent new species.

The Great Wall
Director- Zhang Yimou (Hero, House of Flying Daggers)
Starring- Matt Damon, Jing Tian, Wellem Dafoe, Pedro Pascal, Andy Lau

Epic historical fiction action-adventure monster film starring Matt Damon from the director of Hero and House of Flying Daggers.

2/24

Tulip Fever
Director- Justin Chadwick
Starring- Alicia Vikander, Cara Delevingne, Christoph Waltz, Dane DeHaan

Set against the backdrop of the 17th-century Tulip Wars, a married noblewoman has an affair with an artist. They gamble their future on the risky tulip market.

Rock Dog
Director- Ash Brannon (co-director Toy Story 2)
Starring- Luke Wilson, Eddie Izzard, J.K. Simmons, Lewis Black, Sam Elliott

Chinese-American 3D computer-animated comedy film follows a young Tibetan Mastiff who leaves the village in the mountains to become a rock musician in the big city, when a radio falls from the sky.

Get Out
Director- Jordan Peele
Starring- Daniel Kaluuya, Catherine Keener, Allison Williams, Bradely Whitford

Horror film from one half of Key and Peele with a satirical premise.

Collide
Director- Eran Creevy
Starring Nicholas Hoult, Felicity Jones, Anthony Hopkins, Ben Kingsley

American-German action film. To Pay for his girlfriend's medical emergency while abroad, a man hatches a scheme to pull off a drug heist for an eccentric gangster played by Anthony Hopkins.

Steaming on Netflix

2/7- Michael Bolton's Big Sexy Valentine's Day Special

2/10- Abstract: The Art of Design is a documentary series with a focus on modern art with in-depth looks into computer design and modern contemporary design with some of the world's most prolific designers.

2/10- David Brent: Life on the Road finds Ricky Gervais reprising his role as David Brent from The Office in a movie that features him on the road with his new band.

2/24- I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore is a film that Netflix picked up at the Sundance Film Festival starring Melanie Lynskey and Elijah Wood as neighbors who are tracking down thieves in the neighborhood. Directed by Macon Blair (actor in Blue Ruin and Green Room).
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Postby brettlv5506 on Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:59 pm

Looking forward to
Your Name (new Shinkai)
Lady Macbeth
Nocturama (was on last year's list, maybe it'll find distribution this year)
The Untamed (Same as Nocturama)
Happy End (new Haneke)
Mother (new Aronofsky)
Mute (new Duncan Jones)
Under the Silver Lake (From dude that did It Follows)
The untitled PTA film
Bladerunner
Luxembourg (dude that did The Tribe)
Vox Lux (director of Childhood of a Leader)
Annihilation (Alex Garland of Ex Machina fame)
Killing of a Sacred Deer (New Lanthimos aka The Lobster, Dogtooth, etc)
The Snowman (Guy that did Let the Right One In)
I'll give Dunkirk a chance too
Endless Poetry (new Jodorowsky)
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Postby deancc on Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:09 am

RottenAtom wrote:Going on Houston Matters today to talk Oscars/new releases. February release info I compiled:

The Red Turtle
Director: Michael Dudok de Wit

Studio Ghibli teamed up with Wild Bunch and Dutch-British animator Michael Dudok de Wit. The animated film features no dialogue and it's about a man who is shipwrecked and encounters a big red turtle. It has a slow pace and is contemplative. Not for everyone.

The Red Turtle is really beautiful. Great ending. I took my 7 year old daughter and thought she might be bored because it's so slow, but she loved it.

Speaking of Michael Dudok de Wit, have you seen his older short film, Father and Daughter? Very touching. Only 8 minutes.



brettlv5506 wrote:Looking forward to
Your Name (new Shinkai)

I liked the first half. A cool concept and some really interesting things coming out of it, even though super cheesy. I thought the later half was pretty weak. If I were a a 15 year old Japanese girl, I'm sure I would have liked it more.
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Postby deancc on Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:39 am

A good, more extensive list of 2017 upcomers:
https://thefilmstage.com/features/our-1 ... s-of-2017/

Added a bunch of new titles to my personal watchlist:
Star Wars: Episode VIII (Rian Johnson)
The Shape of Water (Guillermo del Toro)
Blade Runner 2049 (Denis Villeneuve)
Dunkirk (Christopher Nolan)
Mother (Darren Aronofsky)
Wonderstruck (Todd Haynes)
Happy End (Michael Haneke)
Alien: Covenant (Ridley Scott)
Annihilation (Alex Garland)
The Killing of a Sacred Deer (Yorgos Lanthimos)
Mute (Duncan Jones)
Song to Song (Terence Malick)
A Quiet Passion (Terence Davies)
Roma (Alfonso Cuarón)
Mary and the Witch’s Flower (Hiromasa Yonebayashi)
Under the Silver Lake (David Robert Mitchell)
The Beguiled (Sofia Coppola)
Baby Driver (Edgar Wright)
Last Flag Flying (Richard Linklater)
Logan Lucky (Steven Soderbergh)
Untitled Paul Thomas Anderson film
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Postby FlapJack on Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:57 am

Logan, Lucky, and Logan Lucky coming out this year ... each sound interesting in different ways.
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