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Movies You've Watched 2017
Posted: Posted January 1st by Orion Nebula

It's time for a new thread to bring in the new year!

2016 thread:
http://www.gtx0.com/view.php?post=100458
Lots to look forward to in 2017 - Blade Runner 2049, T2 Trainspotting, John Wick 2, Dunkirk, Alien: Covenant, The Dark Tower, Pirates of the Caribbean, Kong: Skull Island, Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Logan, Thor: Ragnarok, and of course Star Wars Episode 8.

I saw Allied today. Thought it was a tone deaf movie with awful dialogue and two of the blandest spy characters I've ever seen put to screen. The ending was pretty dumb too. Wholly forgettable.

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Spider-man, Thor Ragnarok, Kong Skull Island, and - somehow - Alien Covenant are the ones I'm really looking forward to.

Posted January 1st by Jet Presto
Jet Presto

They finally made a dark tower movie? Awesome!

Posted January 1st by Xhin
Xhin
 

It's in the making^ I think Idris Alba is the main character, correct me if I'm wrong. Steven King's It is also in the making.


I didn't watch any movies in 2017 yet. lol

Posted January 3rd by ShadowFox08
ShadowFox08

The Man from Nowhere (2010)

I liked it a lot.

Posted January 3rd by Chain Chomp
Chain Chomp

Netflix keeps recommending that movie to me and I keep thinking it's one of those ones that I feel like isn't going to be good. Glad to hear you enjoyed it. Might watch it whenever I have time for movies at home again.


I forgot to mention that I'm very interested in GET OUT.

Posted January 3rd by Jet Presto
Jet Presto

I'm no film buff -in fact, you may as well call me a film layman- but I thought it had a decent enough story and was a good mixture of action/drama/thriller.

Posted January 3rd by Chain Chomp
Chain Chomp

So I watched LA LA LAND today.

I really enjoyed it, but I'm not sure how good I ultimately thought it was. It felt more like a love letter to jazz than to classic Hollywood musicals. At some point, it felt like they even forgot they were making a musical. The music is also really, really good, but for the movie musical numbers don't exactly stick out. I remember the jazz more than the lyrical songs.

Really well done though. Emily Stone and Ryan Gosling were both excellent, and I couldn't tell at all how much Gosling knew of playing piano - if he learned a bit and faked it, or if he actually learned jazz piano like that (the way Miles Teller learned a good amount of drumming for Whiplash).

I also appreciate the ending, but that too felt to fly a little in the face of the notion of making a love letter to musical movies. But I suppose that's the point - it's all a fantasy. (Ok, I just talked myself into liking it more.) It did get kind of weird for a bit there at the end.



Posted January 3rd by Jet Presto
Jet Presto

I watched Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, the newer version on blu ray. I enjoyed it and it got me hyped for the game. Sephiroth was bad ass.

Posted January 3rd by Castrael
Castrael

the man from nowhere is good.


finishing up deepwater horizon. great film.

Posted January 15th by S.O.H.
S.O.H.
 

I watched STEEL (1997). It's really bad, but I think it was the right kind of bad to enjoy with friends.

Posted January 15th by Jet Presto
Jet Presto

10 cloverfield lane.

Surprised how much I enjoyed it. Some one give the creepy man an Oscar.

Posted January 16th by S.O.H.
S.O.H.
 

Finished fantastic beasts and where to find them. I enjoyed it.

There were somethings I didnt enjoy. And some stuff that added a lot to the established HP Universe.

interesting to see that through and through Gridelwald was a far more powerful and dangerous wizard than Voldemort.

Posted January 16th by S.O.H.
S.O.H.
 

Lion was fantastic, not ashamed to admit I got pretty emotional by the end of it. Dev Patel is such a talent, and that Sunny Pawar (who plays the younger Saroo) was a revelation. Would definitely go back and see it again.

Should be seeing Moonlight next week, really looking forward to it!

Posted January 25th by Orion Nebula
Orion Nebula
 

Ah man, I wasn't really into Lion. Thought it was just one of those cheesy films for elderly white folks. (I didn't think it was bad, just nothing special.)

I do like Dev Patel a lot though. He's usually pretty great.

Posted January 26th by Jet Presto
Jet Presto

Caught an early screening of T2: Trainspotting last night, the follow-up to one of my all-time favourite films. Fucking loved it, over the moon that it actually managed to live up to the original. All the throwbacks to Trainspotting never felt pandering either, it just all worked so well. Editing was on point.

Posted February 17th by Orion Nebula
Orion Nebula
 

Nausicaa of The Valley of The Wind. It's an oldie but goodie, Definitely one of Miyazaki's better works. For all the technical failures it certainly nails down his mastery, I think because it was a project he thought about many years in the making. I honestly believes it deserves to be ranked higher than Mononoke for the purpose that the characters are much better and much more likable, again, despite the obvious shortcomings in being his first animated film struggling to keep up with the ambition. Watching this on a 4K HDR TV and Blu Ray is AWESOME.

Posted February 18th by mariomguy
mariomguy
What up, 1-up

Caught an early screening of T2: Trainspotting last night, the follow-up to one of my all-time favourite films. Fucking loved it, over the moon that it actually managed to live up to the original. All the throwbacks to Trainspotting never felt pandering either, it just all worked so well. Editing was on point.



I was really excited when they released the trailer back in...November, December? Glad to hear it's worth the hype, for I one who was afraid of pandering throwbacks.

Posted February 18th by Chain Chomp
Chain Chomp

Danny Boyle said they only used about a minute's worth of "old footage", but it's sprinkled across the movie to great effect.

Posted February 18th by Orion Nebula
Orion Nebula
 

10 cloverfield lane.


That was my favorite movie of last year. Great suspense.

I'm not big into movies these days but I am really looking forward to the new Pirates of the Caribbean. Even though this is the 5th one, they have been so spaced out that I don't feel like they're milking the series. I feel like the series gets hate from critics for doing the same thing over and over, but I love the characters in Jack Sparrow and maybe ever more so Hector Barbossa.

Edited February 18th by Vandy
Vandy

Finished Watching Dory. Good movie. Nowhere as good as the first one but It had me laughing a few times.

Going to watch Allied tonight.

I am hoping to watch Split, John Wick 2, get out, Power Rangers and Logan within the next few weeks. Dont think Ill be able to though.

Posted March 4th by S.O.H.
S.O.H.
 

I honestly believes it deserves to be ranked higher than Mononoke for the purpose that the characters are much better and much more likable, again


Hmm. In the sense that Nausicaa is a bit more personable and likable than Ashitaka, yeah. I'm not so sure I'd say that's the case with the rest of the cast of characters, though. But I also think Princess Mononoke is a lot more complex and layered, with a bit more depth, which is why it gets a bit more love (my general stance is I enjoy Nausicaa more, but think Mononoke is a better all around film and a more impressive technical display of artistry overall, which makes sense given how much later it came).

Glad to hear he's coming out of retirement for one more film. I really liked The Wind Rises, but I know a lot of people were disappointed with that as a final note for him to go out on.

Posted March 5th by Jet Presto
Jet Presto

saw John wick 2. Good movie. the end shoot out scene really annoyed me though. glass mazes hurt my head it seems.

Posted March 21st by S.O.H.
S.O.H.
 

watching moonlight tonight. Heard good things.



Posted March 23rd by S.O.H.
S.O.H.
 

Saw the power rangers. Surprisingly good. A combination of the breakfast club, chronicle and Pacific rim.

Posted March 24th by So.o.h.
So.o.h.
 

Just finished Split. Holy shit what a good movie.

Posted April 1st by S.O.H.
S.O.H.
 

Kong island was alright.

Posted April 13th by S.O.H.
S.O.H.
 

last one was beauty and the beast in theaters. Loved every moment of it!

Then I was a late bloomer on Fantastic Beasts and Where to find them but it was so good! can't wait for the next 4!

Posted April 21st by Katniss_girl_on_fire
Katniss_girl_on_fire
 

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 was a lot of fun, even if it tried a little too hard. Felt like Ego was one of the MCU's better villains - in large part due to the sheer presence of Kurt Russell (and his delightful performance), allowing the time to flesh him out as a character, and have him interact intimately with Quill and the guardians - but his ultimate goal still seemed kind of unclear. The Gamora and Nebula subplot felt tacked on and distracting, and they milked baby Groot for all it was worth too. The whole "Drack lol's and states the obvious" sort of wore thin early on as well.

It almost seemed like what Gunn and co. ultimately got out of the success of the first movie was that they needed to ramp up the humour to 11 at every possible chance. But a large part of it sadly felt forced.

Still, I'd put it up there as one of my favourite Marvel movies. I do enjoy the cosmic adventure and "dirty dozen" vibe of the Guardians compared to the Earth superheroes, and while the humour was hit and miss in Vol. 2, I still appreciated the wonderful bursts of colour, the absurdity, and absolute weirdness of the galaxy that it takes place in.

There were like 6 mid-credits scenes as well. One of them teased a new hero or whatever, but I legit have no idea who that even was.

Posted April 24th by Orion Nebula
Orion Nebula
 

I watched Batman v Superman yesterday and it sucked ass.

Not going to bother watching the directors cut. So many of the subplots and scenes were superfluous in the first place; I'm not interested in seeing how Snyder tries to justify them with even more boring shit stacked on top of it.

Posted April 24th by nullfather
nullfather

Oh yeah. Forgot Guardians 2 was coming out soon. (Or, has for you blokes down under.)

I still don't really like the way Drax is characterized in the films. He's occasionally funny to me, but I just think it's annoying that everyone has to be comedic relief.

That said, I am really excited for Thor: Ragnarok.



Yeah, Batman v. Superman was an incoherent mess of a film for so many reasons that had nothing to do with edited out scenes. Sure, maybe some scenes were better uncut, but that doesn't fix the bulk of the issue that I had: which was that primarily, Superman has no real characterization, Lex Luthor is a horribly erratic villain (and not in a good way), and there's just little compelling motivation for anyone doing anything beyond the opening sequence for Batman.

Posted April 24th by Jet Presto
Jet Presto

That said, I am really excited for Thor: Ragnarok.


I am more excited for this movie than I am for guardians 2 or spider man. which is saying a lot since I hated the first 2.

I saw Get out. It was alright. Unsetteling as fuck though.

I also saw Fate of the Furious. Surprisingly enjoyed it. Never been a fan of the series but this one is the best from the ones Ive seen.

Edited April 25th by S.O.H.
S.O.H.
 

Superman has no real characterization, Lex Luthor is a horribly erratic villain (and not in a good way), and there's just little compelling motivation for anyone doing anything beyond the opening sequence for Batman.


The blatant mischaracterization was the obvious biggest failure for my enjoyment.

Superman: some guy with superpowers.
Batman: rich psychotic liftbro acting out slasher villain power fantasies.
Lex Luthor: socially retarded raving lunatic.

There wasn't a single moment where Superman or Batman said something that made me say "fuck yes, that's what being a superhero is about". There wasn't a single moment where Lex Luthor said something that made me mentally stumble over his intellect or determination.

Also, who the fuck is Wonder Woman in the context of this movie? She's some foreign chick for the first two-thirds and then she is revealed to have superpowers before having any kind of character definition so she can help Superman and Batman fight Doomsday.

And Doomsday is a rampaging monster of mass destruction that's stronger than Superman by himself, created by Lex Luthor to solve the problem of...a superhuman who tries to help people and defend humanity?

And Batman (the greatest detective in the world) can't figure out Lex Luthor's simple plan, or even steal a thing from some goons without murdering the shit out of like 20 of them?

And Superman is too stupid to just fly out of Batman's reach and tell Batman what's going on when Luthor kidnaps his mother, circumventing the entire premise of the movie?

And a next-generation super-bullet created by Lexcorp out of some super-hard metal that doesn't deform and looks like an AP round doesn't fully penetrate a 1-inch-thick journal, conveniently allowing Lois Lane to retrieve it to serve a subplot that is superfluous for multiple reasons?

This movie was shit.

Posted April 25th by nullfather
nullfather

You forgot that all it took to change Batman's mind was that he and Superman both have mothers with the same name. Gotta love taking one of the most coincidental trivia facts in comics history and hinging a critical plot development on it... (And by that, I mean, no, it's terrible.)

Thing is, Lex Luthor didn't need to be in the movie at all. They actually do a decent job setting up Batman's motivation for hating Superman at the beginning. They easily could have just worked that angle, focused more on why Superman would hate Batman, and if you absolutely must throw Wonder Woman in the film, maybe have her be the neutral third party that figures things out and gets them to stop fighting each other.

The problem too is that they tried to smash together The Dark Knight Returns with The Death of Superman, in my opinion two of the most dramatically overrated stories in the history of superhero comics. (I don't think either is "bad," but I don't think either is great. Why did they blow their load on the Death of Superman TWO MOVIES IN AND WITH NO REASON TO GIVE A SHIT ABOUT SUPERMAN???)

But yeah, it was mildly cool seeing Wonder Woman on the big screen for the first time, but she's literally only in the film to open a folder with teaser trailers for The Flash, Cyborg, and Aquaman movies.



which is saying a lot since I hated the first 2.


I enjoyed them just fine for what they are, but they're not particularly great by any stretch. It's mostly just certain individual aspects that are pretty good. Overall, the first two Thor movies leave a lot to be desired.

I think the thing about Thor: Ragnarok is that Marvel seems to finally be embracing some of the weirdness. That it doesn't take place on Earth at all will go a looooong way to making it better. It doesn't hurt that they hired Taika Waititi, who is one of the best directors working today - even if few know who he is.



Posted April 25th by Jet Presto
Jet Presto

I don't know who he is surprisingly.

Posted April 25th by S.O.H.
S.O.H.
 

Not really surprising. He's a New Zealand director who made some awesome smaller flicks. Boy, Eagle v. Shark, What We Do In the Shadows (my favorite), and Hunt for the Wilderpeople (which is also great, and a close second). Nothing super major in the States. But they're great. Some of them are on Netflix, I believe.

Posted April 25th by Jet Presto
Jet Presto

I'll add them to the list

Posted April 25th by S.O.H.
S.O.H.
 

So I watched Suicide Squad. It was...pretty dang awful. I think it's without doubt a worse film than Batman v. Superman, but I actually found it less frustrating to watch. I think it's because there were stretches of the latter that I liked and thought were interesting. So you'd get ten minutes here, a few minutes there, and I'd think, "Oh, ok. This is neat. This is the movie I want to watch!" And then it just abandoned it. Whereas Suicide Squad is just bad from beginning to end, and there's almost nothing redeeming about it. So even though it was worse, I had no reason to take any interest in any of it, which made it easier to tolerate (since I would just start double screening.) Everything is super forced, and half the budget must have been spent on music licensing (it's like they saw Guardians of the Galaxy and were like, "OH! People like dated soundtracks??? Got it!")

(That said, I actually really liked the look of the Enchantress before her brother helped her or whatever.)



I also just re-watched Clue for the first time since childhood. Man, so good! Easily the best game-related movie ever made.

Posted April 30th by Jet Presto
Jet Presto

Yeah I wish enchantress had stayed as the weird psycho demonic dirty witch. Instead we got that ballerina new vita repulsa looking chick.

Posted April 30th by S.O.H.
S.O.H.
 

Just watched Wonder WOman. What a fantastic super hero film. DC really knocked it out of the park for once. If you would have told me Wonder Woman would be the saving grace for DC films I would have told you to get out. But dam what a great film best super hero film Ive seen since Civil war. I think I might watch it again.

Posted June 4th by S.O.H.
S.O.H.
 

Dunkirk may just be Nolan's best work yet. It's weirdly minimalist on the largest scale, and the narrative structure (three intercut stories; told over the course of a week, a day, and an hour) is superbly woven together, making for compulsive viewing. Hoyte van Hoytema's cinematography has never been more impressive, and Hans Zimmer - who I often find to be quite hit and miss - produced a heart-hamming adrenaline rush that kept me on the edge of my seat.

Watch in IMAX, if you can. The thrilling sound design and IMAX cameras make for one hell of a spectacle.

Posted July 19th by Orion Nebula
Orion Nebula
 

Fuuuuck.

I've been to the movies 8 times in the last three weeks, but I've only watched three films.

I'm obsessed with BABY DRIVER. Probably don't really need to get into here. I'm obsessed with Edgar Wright in general, so. Yeah. Was never going to be anything less than smitten by this.

I'm obsessed with THE BIG SICK. Kumail Nanjiani's heartfelt, honest, touching film detailing the true events in which he and his girlfriend's (now wife), Emily Gordon, early stages of relationship, in which he was dealing with a Pakistani family that forbid him being involved with a white woman (tradition dictated he must marry a Pakistani woman), and then she had an infection on her lung and had to be put in a medically induced coma. It's really funny and touching. It reminds me a lot of, like, 50/50. Pretty similar vain. Funnier. Laughed a lot. This was also one I was never going to be anything less than in love with, as I've been a huge fan of Kumail's comedy career, and I was a big fan of the Indoor Kids for years (the podcast he and Emily did together).

And I loved THE LITTLE HOURS. It's a sort of absurd take on the Decameron, in which Aubrey Plaza, Alison Brie, and Kate Micucci play unwieldy nuns while Molly Shannon oversees them. It's also got Dave Franco, John C. Reilly, Fred Armisan, Nick Offerman, and Paul Reiser.



And I forgot DUNKIRK comes out this weekend. Really looking forward to it.

It's funny. I feel like I really like Nolan movies, but he always has to do something weird and abstract at the end. He's almost like a good version of M. Night Shyamalan, right? Like, every one of his films outside Batman stuff, no matter how "grounded" it is, has some weird quasi-meta turn by the third act. Is DUNKIRK pretty much straight forward?

Posted July 19th by Jet Presto
Jet Presto

Yeah I got like 5 movies I need to watch when I get back home. Hopefully I catch baby driver when it's still in theaters.

Posted July 20th by S.o.h.
S.o.h.
 

Is DUNKIRK pretty much straight forward?


Structurally it's very Nolan-esque, and it throws a couple red herrings your way (along with some revelatory moments as the stories intertwine), but otherwise the plot is twist-free.

Posted July 21st by Orion Nebula
Orion Nebula
 

Think I'm gonna go see it in the Tinsletown version of IMAX tonight. I feel like there's no chance I love it as much as I loved Baby Driver, The Big Sick, and The Little Hours, but I'm feeling good about making it four good movies in a row.

Posted July 21st by Jet Presto
Jet Presto

I saw Spiderman yesterday. It was good. Enjoyed it more than doctor strange and guardians of the Galaxy 2. Over all though I still prefer the original two movies. Loved Michelle though .

Posted July 22nd by S.o.h.
S.o.h.
 

I keep forgetting there's a new Spider-man. Should probably see that at some point...


Watched DUNKIRK tonight. It's kind of...the perfect example of what I find frustrating about Christopher Nolan. I have liked all of his films and thought they were all good, and even borderline great. But he just has to always do soooooomething that I find problematic. Here, there is so much I love about Dunkirk. The limited dialogue. The epic shots within beautiful cinematography. The perfect execution of frustration and dread among the soldiers/sailors. The effects. Fuckin' Hans Zimmer's score, which I agree with people saying it's among his best work.

But I genuinely don't understand why he presents it in non-linear time? There's a stretch of about half an hour that cuts back and forth from scene A in the day to scene B at night back to scene A in the day back to scene B at night. It gets disorienting and confusing, but in a way that didn't feel connected to anything thematically. I didn't feel like it added to the confusion amount the troops, because it felt so removed and disconnected from that. I don't think this movie would be any worse if it were presented and structured in a linear fashion split into three separate stories. I dunno. Just didn't feel like it added anything, and just made it confusing and was a way to make it "seem different."

Posted July 22nd by Jet Presto
Jet Presto

I will say this though I don't think Spiderman or doctor strange are enough to carry the next generation of the avengers. But hey I could be wrong.

Posted July 22nd by S.o.h.
S.o.h.
 

I don't think Marvel is banking on Doctor Strange as much as they are banking on Benedict Cumberbatch, ya know? I would have thought you were crazy 10 years ago if you told me you were planning on having Iron Man be the lynch pin in the universe's success. Robert Downey Jr. has largely carried that, though. Probably the main reason Marvel has generally been really careful to get good casting.

Posted July 22nd by Jet Presto
Jet Presto

I don't see the batch of cumber carrying it. Guy has no charisma in. But maybe I'm wrong

Posted July 22nd by S.o.h.
S.o.h.
 

Why would he have to carry anything? It's not like Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, the Guardians, etc etc, are going anywhere. Literally all of them will be together in one movie in 2018 and 2019.

Plus, people LOVED Doctor Strange's movie. I'm not a huge Cumberbatch fan but whether it's the script or directing or whatever, Marvel knows how to put out a product that people will eat right up.

Edited July 22nd by Dice
Dice
 

Because those guys won't be coming back after infinity war 2. That's what the main marvel executive has said. And even RDJ has said he wants to hang up his suit in the near future.

Edited July 22nd by S.o.h.
S.o.h.
 

And even RDJ has said he wants to hang up his suit in the near future.


Eh, that doesn't surprise me. The dude has probably banked enough money from these movies to last 8 lifetimes.

Posted July 22nd by Dice
Dice
 

Disney is probably powerful enough that they don't need a major celebrity to carry the universe anymore. They definitely did at the beginning, but maybe not so much now.

The question is what happens when these actors start retiring. Do they relaunch things? Do they just recast? What happens if you get an actor who brings something different to the Iron Man role than Robert Downey Jr. did? Will fans respond? I think part of the plan was to push Benedict Cumberbatch into the picture so he's around when Downey Jr. exits. No matter our individual feelings on Cumberbatch, he has a pretty big and loyal following. It doesn't quite match what Downey Jr. got after Iron Man, but it's closer than anyone else they have on the Disney payroll.

Posted July 22nd by Jet Presto
Jet Presto

Dunkirk was neat. I agree with the whole jumping around as it caught me off guard at first I did find it hard to hear the dialog at times but I've been told Nolan does that a lot in his moves.

Posted July 29th by S.o.h.
S.o.h.
 

Atop the Fourth Wall the movie and Fantastic Beasts. I don't watch a lot of movies. I've been meaning to watch Logan

Posted August 8th by -Riku-
-Riku-
 

I think they will relaunch eventually. I think they will just bring in other heros and make them more popular for they can take up the mantle. The only two new avengers that they introduce who interest me is ant man and black panther .

Posted August 10th by S.O.H.
S.O.H.
 

Saw the new Spider-Man twice, once alone and once with a friend who wanted to see it. Don't usually fuck with Marvel shit but it was good. Tom Holland is probably objectively the best Peter Parker and is closest to what the character should be. Dunkirk was good but won't have the rewatchability as Inception, Memento, Batman etc.

The best new movie I've seen in the past 3 years is Manchester by the Sea. So heartwrenching... probably the most realistic depiction of death and grieving that I've seen on film.

Posted August 29th by MarvaIo
MarvaIo
 

I saw IT tonight. A good film that I feel has been over hyped. I was expecting something a lot more scarier.

I think the design for pennywise is stupid and tries too hard to be edgy curries clown was a lot more unsettling and creepy because he looked like an ordinary clown.



Edited September 10th by S.o.h.
S.o.h.
 

I've been hearing good things about IT. I still haven't seen it/IT. (Ooooooof. Sorry.)

Haven't been watching theatrically released films lately. Was supposed to see Good Time with some friends, but had to bail. Want to see Ingrid Goes West, but doubtful I'll make it to a theater once Baby Driver comes out on blu-ray in a couple days...

Posted September 10th by Jet Presto
Jet Presto

After sleeping on it....I like IT a little bit more. I wouldn't rewatch it at a theater but I would watch it over pizza and beers with friends

Posted September 10th by S.o.hm
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