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What Are Your Best Films of 2017 So Far?

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Thursday, June 22, 2017 8:14 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Getting close to halfway through the year. At the end of the calendar, sometimes it is hard to recall all the great films from the early part of the year, getting overshadowed by the summer blockbusters and award season royalty.
So let's take a moment to recall and list which films have been your favorites so far this year.


So far my list is:
The Promise
Gifted
Colossal
Megan Leavey
John Wick 2
Brimstone is listed as 2016, but has a release date in 2017, so including it.
The Mummy
Baywatch (not because of greatness, but due to not much else better)


As I look at it, none of the ones I was most looking forward to have panned out. I was hoping to list 10 films, but either they have been lame so far, or I already forgot some good ones. Help remind me.



Other films mentioned in this thread:
Logan
Wonder Woman
Hidden Figures (released 2016)
Transformers 5: The Last Knight
Spiderman
Autopsy of Jane Doe
The Belko Experiment
Dark Tower
Logan Lucky
Before I Fall
Wind River
Valerian
Guardians of The Galaxy 2
Atomic Blonde
Alien: Covenant
The Last Jedi
The Big Sick
Dunkirk
Bad Batch
Baby Driver
Book of Henry
War of Planet of the Apes
Detroit
Bladerunner 2049
Gotti
Justice League
Wonder
Thor 3: Ragnarok
Una
The Shape of Water
3 Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri
Snowman
Molly's Game
Mudbound
Battle of the Sexes
Coco
It
Get Out
Kingsmen 2
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
Jumanji 3

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Friday, June 23, 2017 6:16 AM

SHINYGOODGUY


I like your list, here are my picks:

Wonder Woman
Logan

The above movies top my list as 1 and 1A, both excellently done with very minor flaws, but the best so far this year - bar none.

Hidden Figures
Colossal
John Wick 2

And that's pretty much it. Now, mind you, I have yet to see a couple of films that you have listed, but I will make it a point to see this summer and will revise my list further down the road.

Here are the ones I haven't seen:

The Promise
Gifted
Megan Leavey
Brimstone
The Mummy
Baywatch

Out of these I think I will be watching Gifted, Megan Leavey and maybe The Mummy.
As for the rest - Netflix.


SGG


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Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
Getting close to halfway through the year. At the end of the calendar, sometimes it is hard to recall all the great films from the early part of the year, getting overshadowed by the summer blockbusters and award season royalty.
So let's take a moment to recall and list which films have been your favorites so far this year.


So far my list is:
The Promise
Gifted
Colossal
Megan Leavey
John Wick 2
Brimstone is listed as 2016, but has a release date in 2017, so including it.
The Mummy
Baywatch (not because of greatness, but due to not much else better)


As I look at it, none of the ones I was most looking forward to have panned out. I was hoping to list 10 films, but either they have been lame so far, or I already forgot some good ones. Help remind me.


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Friday, June 23, 2017 5:54 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by SHINYGOODGUY:
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Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
Getting close to halfway through the year. At the end of the calendar, sometimes it is hard to recall all the great films from the early part of the year, getting overshadowed by the summer blockbusters and award season royalty.
So let's take a moment to recall and list which films have been your favorites so far this year.

So far my list is:
The Promise
Gifted
Colossal
Megan Leavey
John Wick 2
Brimstone is listed as 2016, but has a release date in 2017, so including it.
The Mummy
Baywatch (not because of greatness, but due to not much else better)

As I look at it, none of the ones I was most looking forward to have panned out. I was hoping to list 10 films, but either they have been lame so far, or I already forgot some good ones. Help remind me.

I like your list, here are my picks:

Wonder Woman
Logan

The above movies top my list as 1 and 1A, both excellently done with very minor flaws, but the best so far this year - bar none.

Hidden Figures
Colossal
John Wick 2

And that's pretty much it. Now, mind you, I have yet to see a couple of films that you have listed, but I will make it a point to see this summer and will revise my list further down the road.

Here are the ones I haven't seen:

The Promise
Gifted
Megan Leavey
Brimstone
The Mummy
Baywatch

Out of these I think I will be watching Gifted, Megan Leavey and maybe The Mummy.
As for the rest - Netflix.

SGG

I have not seen Logan.
I'd watch the first three of that list. Promise, Gifted, Megan Leavey I suggest as more rewarding than Mummy or Babewatch. Brimstone would be dependent on what type of film the viewer likes.


I was really looking forward to Wonder Woman, but had hoped to be more entertained than I was. The best thing of it is boosting Gal Gadot's star.

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Friday, June 30, 2017 5:01 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


I must list Transformers 5: The Last Knight.

I found it much better and more entertaining than Wonder Woman. T5 lived up to my expectations.

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Saturday, July 1, 2017 2:51 AM

6STRINGJOKER


I don't get Gal Gadot's name....

I think of Waiting for Godot every time I see the name. Of all the people to not pick out a stage name. But than again, maybe that is a stage name?

It's good for Google searches I guess.

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Saturday, July 1, 2017 5:09 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


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Originally posted by 6stringJoker:
I don't get Gal Gadot's name....

I think of Waiting for Godot every time I see the name. Of all the people to not pick out a stage name. But than again, maybe that is a stage name?

It's good for Google searches I guess.

Gal Gadot is reportedly her birth name.
Are you saying she should have used a stage name as contestant for her local or regional beauty pageant qualifying her for Miss Israel at age 18?
She should have used a stage name for the Miss Israel 2004 pageant at age 18?
She should have used a stage name for the Miss Universe 2004 pageant at age 19?
She should have used a stage name to enlist for her service in the Israeli Defense Force at age 20?
She should have used a stage name for her Maxim photoshoot "Women of the Israeli Army" at age 21 in 2007?
She should have used a stage name for her audition for Quantum of Solace at age 21 in 2007?
She should have used a stage name for her first acting role in 2007?
She should have changed to her married name of Versano/Varsano in 2008?
She should have un-Hebraized her surname back to Greenstein, after her parents had done the opposite?
At what point should she have started using, or switched to, a stage name, and how much of her credits would she have to leave behind when she did?
Most actors who use stage names do so to become stars, have more draw. Gal has become a star based upon her skills, talent, without resorting to tricks.

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Sunday, July 9, 2017 7:17 PM

6STRINGJOKER


Fair enough. My sister in law took a hyphenated name for similar reasons.

I'm not really judging or anything. I'm not exactly thrilled with my name either.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017 7:56 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by 6stringJoker:
Fair enough. My sister in law took a hyphenated name for similar reasons.

I'm not really judging or anything. I'm not exactly thrilled with my name either.

I was thinking you could tell us your name so we could all make fun of it.

Last night I saw Gal Gadot on Jimmy Kimmel's show. It may have been a rerun, she said she had just had her second kid 2 months before. Anyhow, Jimmy pronounced her name like "Gaul (or Gol) Guh-DOTE" and did so several times with her present, and she did not indicate this was incorrect.

I was thinking Godot was pronounced "GO-doe" by comparison.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017 9:05 PM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!



So far, Wonder Woman and Spiderman, and the latter was better ( imo ) by a fair bit, and that's no knock on Wonder Woman.


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Wednesday, July 12, 2017 7:45 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Finally got to see Autopsy of Jane Doe.

Many blurbs mentioned it the best horror film, and I cannot disagree with that.
Not enough of screen time for Ophelia Lovibond, tho.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017 11:53 PM

6STRINGJOKER


Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
Quote:

Originally posted by 6stringJoker:
Fair enough. My sister in law took a hyphenated name for similar reasons.

I'm not really judging or anything. I'm not exactly thrilled with my name either.

I was thinking you could tell us your name so we could all make fun of it.

Last night I saw Gal Gadot on Jimmy Kimmel's show. It may have been a rerun, she said she had just had her second kid 2 months before. Anyhow, Jimmy pronounced her name like "Gaul (or Gol) Guh-DOTE" and did so several times with her present, and she did not indicate this was incorrect.

I was thinking Godot was pronounced "GO-doe" by comparison.




Meehof. Jack Meehof. Looks great on a resume. My parents were real comedians.



I haven't used etymology symbols for a long time, so without looking them up I'm not exactly getting if you got Godot right. But I actually HAVE heard that name pronounced, not only by a college professor, but in the version Burgess Meredith was in http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0348334/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_134. It's definitely not pronounced the way you're saying that he was pronouncing her last name.


I don't keep up much with any current events, especially celebrity stuff. I haven't even watched a late night show in over a decade.

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Thursday, July 13, 2017 12:16 AM

SHINYGOODGUY


Yeah, you're right. She pronounces it ga-DOT (as in polka dot).


SGG


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Originally posted by 6stringJoker:
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Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
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Originally posted by 6stringJoker:
Fair enough. My sister in law took a hyphenated name for similar reasons.

I'm not really judging or anything. I'm not exactly thrilled with my name either.

I was thinking you could tell us your name so we could all make fun of it.

Last night I saw Gal Gadot on Jimmy Kimmel's show. It may have been a rerun, she said she had just had her second kid 2 months before. Anyhow, Jimmy pronounced her name like "Gaul (or Gol) Guh-DOTE" and did so several times with her present, and she did not indicate this was incorrect.

I was thinking Godot was pronounced "GO-doe" by comparison.




Meehof. Jack Meehof. Looks great on a resume. My parents were real comedians.



I haven't used etymology symbols for a long time, so without looking them up I'm not exactly getting if you got Godot right. But I actually HAVE heard that name pronounced, not only by a college professor, but in the version Burgess Meredith was in http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0348334/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_134. It's definitely not pronounced the way you're saying that he was pronouncing her last name.


I don't keep up much with any current events, especially celebrity stuff. I haven't even watched a late night show in over a decade.


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Friday, July 14, 2017 5:46 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by SHINYGOODGUY:
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Originally posted by 6stringJoker:
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Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
Quote:

Originally posted by 6stringJoker:
Fair enough. My sister in law took a hyphenated name for similar reasons.

I'm not really judging or anything. I'm not exactly thrilled with my name either.

I was thinking you could tell us your name so we could all make fun of it.

Last night I saw Gal Gadot on Jimmy Kimmel's show. It may have been a rerun, she said she had just had her second kid 2 months before. Anyhow, Jimmy pronounced her name like "Gaul (or Gol) Guh-DOTE" and did so several times with her present, and she did not indicate this was incorrect.

I was thinking Godot was pronounced "GO-doe" by comparison.

Meehof. Jack Meehof. Looks great on a resume. My parents were real comedians.


I conjured you were Mike Hunt
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I haven't used etymology symbols for a long time, so without looking them up I'm not exactly getting if you got Godot right. But I actually HAVE heard that name pronounced, not only by a college professor, but in the version Burgess Meredith was in http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0348334/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_134. It's definitely not pronounced the way you're saying that he was pronouncing her last name.

I don't keep up much with any current events, especially celebrity stuff. I haven't even watched a late night show in over a decade.

Yeah, you're right. She pronounces it ga-DOT (as in polka dot).

SGG

Yeah, the Jimmy was pronouncing like polka dot except dote instead of dot. He said it several times, standing right beside her, so I don't know why she didn't correct him while at commercial. Maybe she was just too polite.

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Monday, July 17, 2017 3:53 AM

SHINYGOODGUY


You're right, she is too polite. Remember, she is just beginning to feel the affect she's having on people worldwide. She's such a cutie and very down to earth and, about a year ago she was jumping for joy of her being cast as Wonder Woman. And now has been thrust into the crazy world of Hollywood. She has not been spoiled yet with fame going to her head (I hope she stays sweet and charming).

Yesterday a bit part player; today a mega star from doing a fantastic job as Wonder Woman (I love her accent, her charming personality and total commitment to the role). You don't get many like her. Personally, I don't think she will ever get spoiled by Hollywood.


SGG


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Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
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Originally posted by SHINYGOODGUY:
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Originally posted by 6stringJoker:
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Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
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Originally posted by 6stringJoker:
Fair enough. My sister in law took a hyphenated name for similar reasons.

I'm not really judging or anything. I'm not exactly thrilled with my name either.

I was thinking you could tell us your name so we could all make fun of it.

Last night I saw Gal Gadot on Jimmy Kimmel's show. It may have been a rerun, she said she had just had her second kid 2 months before. Anyhow, Jimmy pronounced her name like "Gaul (or Gol) Guh-DOTE" and did so several times with her present, and she did not indicate this was incorrect.

I was thinking Godot was pronounced "GO-doe" by comparison.




Meehof. Jack Meehof. Looks great on a resume. My parents were real comedians.


I conjured you were Mike Hunt
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Quote:


I haven't used etymology symbols for a long time, so without looking them up I'm not exactly getting if you got Godot right. But I actually HAVE heard that name pronounced, not only by a college professor, but in the version Burgess Meredith was in http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0348334/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_134. It's definitely not pronounced the way you're saying that he was pronouncing her last name.

I don't keep up much with any current events, especially celebrity stuff. I haven't even watched a late night show in over a decade.

Yeah, you're right. She pronounces it ga-DOT (as in polka dot).

SGG

Yeah, the Jimmy was pronouncing like polka dot except dote instead of dot. He said it several times, standing right beside her, so I don't know why she didn't correct him while at commercial. Maybe she was just too polite.


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Tuesday, July 18, 2017 1:06 AM

6STRINGJOKER


Quote:

Yeah, the Jimmy was pronouncing like polka dot except dote instead of dot. He said it several times, standing right beside her, so I don't know why she didn't correct him while at commercial. Maybe she was just too polite.


Yeah... That's just about how you pronounce Godot, just a silent T on the end, so me and Jimmy were close there.

I've never seen her perform or just off screen at all. I've only seen a few pictures here and there. Pretty girl. She's probably a just a little timid because this is all new to her now. She'll probably be more assertive now that she's becoming a name all over the world. Hopefully she doesn't let the fame get to her head.

Was that her first appearance on a big show like Kimmel? I had problems doing speeches in front of a class of around 30 in high school. Something like a late night show and I'd be like a deer in headlights.


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Tuesday, July 18, 2017 5:01 AM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by SHINYGOODGUY:
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Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
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Originally posted by SHINYGOODGUY:
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Originally posted by 6stringJoker:
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Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
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Originally posted by 6stringJoker:
Fair enough. My sister in law took a hyphenated name for similar reasons.

I'm not really judging or anything. I'm not exactly thrilled with my name either.

I was thinking you could tell us your name so we could all make fun of it.

Last night I saw Gal Gadot on Jimmy Kimmel's show. It may have been a rerun, she said she had just had her second kid 2 months before. Anyhow, Jimmy pronounced her name like "Gaul (or Gol) Guh-DOTE" and did so several times with her present, and she did not indicate this was incorrect.

I was thinking Godot was pronounced "GO-doe" by comparison.

Meehof. Jack Meehof. Looks great on a resume. My parents were real comedians.


I conjured you were Mike Hunt
Quote:

Quote:

I haven't used etymology symbols for a long time, so without looking them up I'm not exactly getting if you got Godot right. But I actually HAVE heard that name pronounced, not only by a college professor, but in the version Burgess Meredith was in http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0348334/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_134. It's definitely not pronounced the way you're saying that he was pronouncing her last name.

I don't keep up much with any current events, especially celebrity stuff. I haven't even watched a late night show in over a decade.

Yeah, you're right. She pronounces it ga-DOT (as in polka dot).

SGG

Yeah, the Jimmy was pronouncing like polka dot except dote instead of dot. He said it several times, standing right beside her, so I don't know why she didn't correct him while at commercial. Maybe she was just too polite.

You're right, she is too polite. Remember, she is just beginning to feel the affect she's having on people worldwide. She's such a cutie and very down to earth and, about a year ago she was jumping for joy of her being cast as Wonder Woman. And now has been thrust into the crazy world of Hollywood. She has not been spoiled yet with fame going to her head (I hope she stays sweet and charming).

Yesterday a bit part player; today a mega star from doing a fantastic job as Wonder Woman (I love her accent, her charming personality and total commitment to the role). You don't get many like her. Personally, I don't think she will ever get spoiled by Hollywood.

SGG

While watching her on Jimmy, I kept recalling that she did all the maid work at her hotel.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017 5:06 AM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


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Originally posted by 6stringJoker:
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Yeah, the Jimmy was pronouncing like polka dot except dote instead of dot. He said it several times, standing right beside her, so I don't know why she didn't correct him while at commercial. Maybe she was just too polite.

Yeah... That's just about how you pronounce Godot, just a silent T on the end, so me and Jimmy were close there.

I've never seen her perform or just off screen at all. I've only seen a few pictures here and there. Pretty girl. She's probably a just a little timid because this is all new to her now. She'll probably be more assertive now that she's becoming a name all over the world. Hopefully she doesn't let the fame get to her head.

Was that her first appearance on a big show like Kimmel? I had problems doing speeches in front of a class of around 30 in high school. Something like a late night show and I'd be like a deer in headlights.

She had a fairly kick butt character in Fast Furious.
I'd think that the Miss Israel and then Miss Universe contests a dozen years ago when she was 18 would have been bigger appearances than one of the lame Jimmys.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017 5:37 AM

6STRINGJOKER


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Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
She had a fairly kick butt character in Fast Furious.
I'd think that the Miss Israel and then Miss Universe contests a dozen years ago when she was 18 would have been bigger appearances than one of the lame Jimmys.



The last Fast and Furious movie I saw was the first one. lol. I hear they're pretty good. Maybe I should put them on my watch list.

Jimmy probably doesn't have a huge studio audience, but I'm sure anybody knows that it's going to be watched by millions of people too. I don't think too many people outside of Israel watch Miss Israel. I could be wrong about that.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017 8:11 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by 6stringJoker:
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Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
She had a fairly kick butt character in Fast Furious.
I'd think that the Miss Israel and then Miss Universe contests a dozen years ago when she was 18 would have been bigger appearances than one of the lame Jimmys.

The last Fast and Furious movie I saw was the first one. lol. I hear they're pretty good. Maybe I should put them on my watch list.

Jimmy probably doesn't have a huge studio audience, but I'm sure anybody knows that it's going to be watched by millions of people too. I don't think too many people outside of Israel watch Miss Israel. I could be wrong about that.

My point was that most of the people she knew at age 18 were in Israel, and they would be watching. Of all the people she knows and cares about their opinion, what percentage are still in Israel, and what percentage are in America?

The first F&F was likely the best. 2 & 3 held up OK. Tokyo Drift jumped the shark. Hard to keep track after that. Gal's first was probably her best exposition of the franchise. I mostly was drawn by Jordana.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017 8:30 PM

6STRINGJOKER


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Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
My point was that most of the people she knew at age 18 were in Israel, and they would be watching. Of all the people she knows and cares about their opinion, what percentage are still in Israel, and what percentage are in America?



I dunno. I don't have any problems talking in front of people I know and care about. It's strangers I don't like speaking in front of.


I see you deleted the second part right before I posted....

I don't watch Jimmy Kimmel or any of them. But I'm right about the millions of viewers though.

http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/weekly-ratings/late-night-ratings-jun
e-5-9-2017-jimmy-kimmel-live-rises-to-the-top
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017 5:38 AM

SHINYGOODGUY


I saw two F&F movies; the first one and 7 (the one where Paul Walker had died during filming). The first one was okay, but the 7th was very ridiculous. Only reason I went was because my date wanted to see it. I was kind of a Paul Walker fan, so I was curious how they were going to handle his death in the movie.


SGG


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Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
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Originally posted by 6stringJoker:
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Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
She had a fairly kick butt character in Fast Furious.
I'd think that the Miss Israel and then Miss Universe contests a dozen years ago when she was 18 would have been bigger appearances than one of the lame Jimmys.



The last Fast and Furious movie I saw was the first one. lol. I hear they're pretty good. Maybe I should put them on my watch list.

Jimmy probably doesn't have a huge studio audience, but I'm sure anybody knows that it's going to be watched by millions of people too. I don't think too many people outside of Israel watch Miss Israel. I could be wrong about that.

My point was that most of the people she knew at age 18 were in Israel, and they would be watching. Of all the people she knows and cares about their opinion, what percentage are still in Israel, and what percentage are in America?

The first F&F was likely the best. 2 & 3 held up OK. Tokyo Drift jumped the shark. Hard to keep track after that. Gal's first was probably her best exposition of the franchise. I mostly was drawn by Jordana.


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Wednesday, July 19, 2017 12:08 PM

6STRINGJOKER


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Originally posted by SHINYGOODGUY:
I saw two F&F movies; the first one and 7 (the one where Paul Walker had died during filming). The first one was okay, but the 7th was very ridiculous. Only reason I went was because my date wanted to see it. I was kind of a Paul Walker fan, so I was curious how they were going to handle his death in the movie.



I actually thought the first one was pretty great at the time I saw it, and I never had a thing for cars. That was a time in my life when I was still pretty big into movies. Then they made the Tokyo Drift sequel that I wasn't interested in at all and by the time they started making all sorts of crazy sequels to it with the original cast I just really wasn't watching a lot of movies anymore.

lol... now that I think about it... I might end up binge watching all of them at some point. It's practically like a TV show at this point, which is my preferred medium now.

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Sunday, August 6, 2017 7:34 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


The Belko Experiment. I finally got to see it, from Redbox.

What a wonderful cast, lots of actors you'll recognize, including Gregg Henry. Scripted and Produced by James Gunn. Plus others who have worked with our BDHs.

I have not seen Saw, but if there was a category for that type of film, I would consider Belko to be the best film I've seen in it. Fairy well crafted, lots of tension, you'll likely get squirmy, and you should enjoy it if it is your type of genre. If I had seen in cinema I might have been more disturbed without a pause button for breaks.

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Monday, August 7, 2017 1:44 AM

SHINYGOODGUY


Actually, that's a good point. They are more like high stakes TV shows like Hawaii 5-0, or Scorpion. Next they will probably shoot the cars out of the space station to save the world.


SGG


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Originally posted by 6stringJoker:
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Originally posted by SHINYGOODGUY:
I saw two F&F movies; the first one and 7 (the one where Paul Walker had died during filming). The first one was okay, but the 7th was very ridiculous. Only reason I went was because my date wanted to see it. I was kind of a Paul Walker fan, so I was curious how they were going to handle his death in the movie.



I actually thought the first one was pretty great at the time I saw it, and I never had a thing for cars. That was a time in my life when I was still pretty big into movies. Then they made the Tokyo Drift sequel that I wasn't interested in at all and by the time they started making all sorts of crazy sequels to it with the original cast I just really wasn't watching a lot of movies anymore.

lol... now that I think about it... I might end up binge watching all of them at some point. It's practically like a TV show at this point, which is my preferred medium now.


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Wednesday, August 9, 2017 2:46 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


At this point in time, I am not sure if there is another film that I liked better than Dark Tower, so far this year. I'll need to think about it before putting another ahead of it.

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Saturday, August 26, 2017 2:21 AM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


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Fair enough. My sister in law took a hyphenated name for similar reasons.

I'm not really judging or anything. I'm not exactly thrilled with my name either.

I was thinking you could tell us your name so we could all make fun of it.

Last night I saw Gal Gadot on Jimmy Kimmel's show. It may have been a rerun, she said she had just had her second kid 2 months before. Anyhow, Jimmy pronounced her name like "Gaul (or Gol) Guh-DOTE" and did so several times with her present, and she did not indicate this was incorrect.

I was thinking Godot was pronounced "GO-doe" by comparison.

Meehof. Jack Meehof. Looks great on a resume. My parents were real comedians.


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I haven't used etymology symbols for a long time, so without looking them up I'm not exactly getting if you got Godot right. But I actually HAVE heard that name pronounced, not only by a college professor, but in the version Burgess Meredith was in http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0348334/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_134. It's definitely not pronounced the way you're saying that he was pronouncing her last name.

I don't keep up much with any current events, especially celebrity stuff. I haven't even watched a late night show in over a decade.

Yeah, you're right. She pronounces it ga-DOT (as in polka dot).

SGG

Yeah, the Jimmy was pronouncing like polka dot except dote instead of dot. He said it several times, standing right beside her, so I don't know why she didn't correct him while at commercial. Maybe she was just too polite.

You're right, she is too polite. Remember, she is just beginning to feel the affect she's having on people worldwide. She's such a cutie and very down to earth and, about a year ago she was jumping for joy of her being cast as Wonder Woman. And now has been thrust into the crazy world of Hollywood. She has not been spoiled yet with fame going to her head (I hope she stays sweet and charming).

Yesterday a bit part player; today a mega star from doing a fantastic job as Wonder Woman (I love her accent, her charming personality and total commitment to the role). You don't get many like her. Personally, I don't think she will ever get spoiled by Hollywood.

SGG

While watching her on Jimmy, I kept recalling that she did all the maid work at her hotel.

now a story is out that she intentionally lost the Miss Universe contest so that she wouldn't be forced to spend a year with that title. It sorta slipped her mind that winning Miss Israel automatically submitted her for Universe.

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Saturday, August 26, 2017 2:36 AM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


I've got my current list whittled down to these 10:


The Promise
Gifted
Colossal
Megan Leavey
John Wick 2
Autopsy of Jane Doe
The Belko Experiment
Dark Tower
Valerian
GoTG 2

I have still not seen Logan yet. Nor Spidey, Bad Batch, Baby Driver, Book of Henry.

Gifted, Colossal, Dark Tower are the top 3.

I just noticed tonight that a burst of these really good films are available at RedBox now.

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017 1:19 AM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


I just watched Before I Fall which is listed as from this year.

The subject matter is sorta Groundhog Day for High School. But the film is really well put together and acted. The first third or so is a bit staid and formulaic, which is likely the intent. The second half really makes the whole film worth it.

For those not familiar with Zoey Deutch, this may be a tour de force from her. She carries the film, but the rest of the cast is also excellent.

It might be in my top 10 for 2017 so far, I'll need to think on it.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017 1:41 AM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Just saw Logan Lucky, it was a good and entertaining film.

It might be in the top 10 of the year so far for me, need to think about it.

I'm suddenly sering quite a spurt of really well made films, which seems kinda weird for the amount of movies I watch.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017 3:22 AM

SHINYGOODGUY


I might catch LL before summer's out. I saw the trailer a couple of weeks ago and thought it was fun and entertaining.

But here's my list for 2017 so far (of the movies I've gone to see in the theater):

Wonder Woman - still tops my list
Logan - damn good movie
John Wick 2
Atomic Blond
Colossal
Hidden Secrets
Baby Driver
Alien: Covenant

Out of the above, only Hidden Secrets may have an Oscar contender: Taraji P. Henson, Best Supporting Actor.
The rest were highly entertaining and well put together films; professional, slick with solid storylines and good acting. Were they without their flaws? no, but minor in comparison to the overall films.

Let's see what The Last Jedi has to offer.

SGG
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Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
Just saw Logan Lucky, it was a good and entertaining film.

It might be in the top 10 of the year so far for me, need to think about it.

I'm suddenly sering quite a spurt of really well made films, which seems kinda weird for the amount of movies I watch.


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Wednesday, August 30, 2017 3:47 AM

SHINYGOODGUY


To add to the above list of possibilities; there's always:

The Big Sick, a rom-com
Dunkirk

Special Mention:

Logan Lucky
Wind River
Spider-Man Homecoming
War of the Planet of the Apes
Detroit
GotG 2
Megan Leavey
Blade Runner 2049
Gotti
Justice League
Wonder
Thor: Ragnarok
Una


SGG

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017 5:30 AM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by SHINYGOODGUY:
I might catch LL before summer's out. I saw the trailer a couple of weeks ago and thought it was fun and entertaining.

But here's my list for 2017 so far (of the movies I've gone to see in the theater):

Wonder Woman - still tops my list
Logan - damn good movie
John Wick 2
Atomic Blond
Colossal
Hidden Secrets
Baby Driver
Alien: Covenant

Out of the above, only Hidden Secrets may have an Oscar contender: Taraji P. Henson, Best Supporting Actor.
The rest were highly entertaining and well put together films; professional, slick with solid storylines and good acting. Were they without their flaws? no, but minor in comparison to the overall films.

Let's see what The Last Jedi has to offer.

SGG
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Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
Just saw Logan Lucky, it was a good and entertaining film.

It might be in the top 10 of the year so far for me, need to think about it.

I'm suddenly sering quite a spurt of really well made films, which seems kinda weird for the amount of movies I watch.


did you mean Hidden Figures, or a different film?

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017 5:33 AM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by SHINYGOODGUY:
To add to the above list of possibilities; there's always:

The Big Sick, a rom-com
Dunkirk

Special Mention:

Logan Lucky
Wind River
Spider-Man Homecoming
War of the Planet of the Apes
Detroit
GotG 2
Megan Leavey
Blade Runner 2049
Gotti
Justice League
Wonder
Thor: Ragnarok
Una


SGG

did you see Megan Leavey?

Or have you not seen any of those?

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Thursday, August 31, 2017 4:12 AM

SHINYGOODGUY


My bad.....Hidden Figures


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Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
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Originally posted by SHINYGOODGUY:
I might catch LL before summer's out. I saw the trailer a couple of weeks ago and thought it was fun and entertaining.

But here's my list for 2017 so far (of the movies I've gone to see in the theater):

Wonder Woman - still tops my list
Logan - damn good movie
John Wick 2
Atomic Blond
Colossal
Hidden Secrets
Baby Driver
Alien: Covenant

Out of the above, only Hidden Secrets may have an Oscar contender: Taraji P. Henson, Best Supporting Actor.
The rest were highly entertaining and well put together films; professional, slick with solid storylines and good acting. Were they without their flaws? no, but minor in comparison to the overall films.

Let's see what The Last Jedi has to offer.

SGG
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Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
Just saw Logan Lucky, it was a good and entertaining film.

It might be in the top 10 of the year so far for me, need to think about it.

I'm suddenly sering quite a spurt of really well made films, which seems kinda weird for the amount of movies I watch.


did you mean Hidden Figures, or a different film?


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Thursday, August 31, 2017 4:14 AM

SHINYGOODGUY


Out of the Special Mention Group, I've seen:

GoTG 2 and Spider Man: Homecoming


SGG


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Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
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Originally posted by SHINYGOODGUY:
To add to the above list of possibilities; there's always:

The Big Sick, a rom-com
Dunkirk

Special Mention:

Logan Lucky
Wind River
Spider-Man Homecoming
War of the Planet of the Apes
Detroit
GotG 2
Megan Leavey
Blade Runner 2049
Gotti
Justice League
Wonder
Thor: Ragnarok
Una


SGG

did you see Megan Leavey?

Or have you not seen any of those?


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Thursday, August 31, 2017 7:06 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by SHINYGOODGUY:
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Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
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Originally posted by SHINYGOODGUY:
To add to the above list of possibilities; there's always:

The Big Sick, a rom-com
Dunkirk

Special Mention:

Logan Lucky
Wind River
Spider-Man Homecoming
War of the Planet of the Apes
Detroit
GotG 2
Megan Leavey
Blade Runner 2049
Gotti
Justice League
Wonder
Thor: Ragnarok
Una

SGG

did you see Megan Leavey?

Or have you not seen any of those?

Out of the Special Mention Group, I've seen:
GoTG 2 and Spider Man: Homecoming

SGG

OK. I won't put your unseen Best Films in the OP list until after you've seen them.
But you could post them in the must-see films thread, for films that haven't been seen yet.


I felt Colossal was charming enough to entertain Award hopes.

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Friday, September 1, 2017 3:06 AM

SHINYGOODGUY


Yeah, Colossal could gather some awards, I think there will be some nominations.


SGG


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Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
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Originally posted by SHINYGOODGUY:
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Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
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Originally posted by SHINYGOODGUY:
To add to the above list of possibilities; there's always:

The Big Sick, a rom-com
Dunkirk

Special Mention:

Logan Lucky
Wind River
Spider-Man Homecoming
War of the Planet of the Apes
Detroit
GotG 2
Megan Leavey
Blade Runner 2049
Gotti
Justice League
Wonder
Thor: Ragnarok
Una

SGG

did you see Megan Leavey?

Or have you not seen any of those?

Out of the Special Mention Group, I've seen:
GoTG 2 and Spider Man: Homecoming

SGG

OK. I won't put your unseen Best Films in the OP list until after you've seen them.
But you could post them in the must-see films thread, for films that haven't been seen yet.


I felt Colossal was charming enough to entertain Award hopes.


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Wednesday, September 13, 2017 11:32 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN



I can't whittle my current list down to 10 at this time, but here are my contenders now:


The Promise
Gifted
Colossal
Megan Leavey
John Wick 2
Dark Tower
Valerian
GoTG 2
Before I Fall
Logan Lucky
Wind River

I have still not seen Spidey, Bad Batch, Baby Driver, Book of Henry yet.

Gifted, Colossal, Dark Tower, Wind River are the top 4.


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Thursday, September 14, 2017 10:38 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Seems a little weird that I'm seeing a bunch of really good films at this time of year.

Kinda expected to see a few in the spring, and a flurry during summer, before fall's Award season choices. That seemed to be a pattern I've seen before. But this summer was less fruitful than hoped.

Some of the films from now could have been spread over the spring and summer.

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Friday, October 6, 2017 10:19 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
I can't whittle my current list down to 10 at this time, but here are my contenders now:


The Promise
Gifted
Colossal
Megan Leavey
John Wick 2
Dark Tower
Valerian
GoTG 2
Before I Fall
Logan Lucky
Wind River

I have still not seen Spidey, Bad Batch, Baby Driver, Book of Henry yet.

Gifted, Colossal, Dark Tower, Wind River are the top 4.

Should add Blade Runner 2049 to the top 10.

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Friday, January 5, 2018 8:55 AM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
Getting close to halfway through the year. At the end of the calendar, sometimes it is hard to recall all the great films from the early part of the year, getting overshadowed by the summer blockbusters and award season royalty.
So let's take a moment to recall and list which films have been your favorites so far this year.


So far my list is:
The Promise
Gifted
Colossal
Megan Leavey
John Wick 2
Brimstone is listed as 2016, but has a release date in 2017, so including it.
The Mummy
Baywatch (not because of greatness, but due to not much else better)


As I look at it, none of the ones I was most looking forward to have panned out. I was hoping to list 10 films, but either they have been lame so far, or I already forgot some good ones. Help remind me.



Other films mentioned in this thread:
Logan
Wonder Woman
Hidden Figures (released 2016)
Transformers 5: The Last Knight
Spiderman
Autopsy of Jane Doe
The Belko Experiment
Dark Tower
Logan Lucky
Before I Fall
Wind River

Alright, the year has ended. I expect there are some browncoats who enjoy films.
So share what you liked, hopefully about 10 selections. If you have a dozen, or only a few worthy candidates, that's fine.
Award worthy works, or just entertaining, like Bill and Ted or Ferris Bueler

I'll try to whittle down my list.
I have not yet seen Thor 3, Shape of Water, 3 Billboards, Snowman.

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Friday, January 5, 2018 10:28 AM

6IXSTRINGJACK

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I think the only three movies I watched this year were Welcome to Me, ARQ and Burn After Reading.

I thought the first two were new. Sorry man. ARQ was 2016 and Welcome to Me was 2014.



Oh, wait... I did see a new one this year!



I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5710514/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_2

First half was great. 2nd half kind of dragged.

It qualifies as the best film I've seen from 2017 by default.

Do Right, Be Right. :)

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Sunday, January 7, 2018 6:04 AM

SHINYGOODGUY


I'm going to do a little revising, maybe...

Shape of Water
3 Billboards
Colossal
Wind River
Wonder Woman
Thor 3
Molly's Game
Logan
Dunkirk
Mudbound

(I may add Darkest Hour, if I get a chance to see it Sunday).


SGG

Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
Getting close to halfway through the year. At the end of the calendar, sometimes it is hard to recall all the great films from the early part of the year, getting overshadowed by the summer blockbusters and award season royalty.
So let's take a moment to recall and list which films have been your favorites so far this year.


So far my list is:
The Promise
Gifted
Colossal
Megan Leavey
John Wick 2
Brimstone is listed as 2016, but has a release date in 2017, so including it.
The Mummy
Baywatch (not because of greatness, but due to not much else better)


As I look at it, none of the ones I was most looking forward to have panned out. I was hoping to list 10 films, but either they have been lame so far, or I already forgot some good ones. Help remind me.



Other films mentioned in this thread:
Logan
Wonder Woman
Hidden Figures (released 2016)
Transformers 5: The Last Knight
Spiderman
Autopsy of Jane Doe
The Belko Experiment
Dark Tower
Logan Lucky
Before I Fall
Wind River

Alright, the year has ended. I expect there are some browncoats who enjoy films.
So share what you liked, hopefully about 10 selections. If you have a dozen, or only a few worthy candidates, that's fine.
Award worthy works, or just entertaining, like Bill and Ted or Ferris Bueler

I'll try to whittle down my list.
I have not yet seen Thor 3, Shape of Water, 3 Billboards, Snowman.


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Sunday, January 7, 2018 11:02 AM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by SHINYGOODGUY:
Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
Getting close to halfway through the year. At the end of the calendar, sometimes it is hard to recall all the great films from the early part of the year, getting overshadowed by the summer blockbusters and award season royalty.
So let's take a moment to recall and list which films have been your favorites so far this year.


So far my list is:
The Promise
Gifted
Colossal
Megan Leavey
John Wick 2
Brimstone is listed as 2016, but has a release date in 2017, so including it.
The Mummy
Baywatch (not because of greatness, but due to not much else better)


As I look at it, none of the ones I was most looking forward to have panned out. I was hoping to list 10 films, but either they have been lame so far, or I already forgot some good ones. Help remind me.



Other films mentioned in this thread:
Logan
Wonder Woman
Hidden Figures (released 2016)
Transformers 5: The Last Knight
Spiderman
Autopsy of Jane Doe
The Belko Experiment
Dark Tower
Logan Lucky
Before I Fall
Wind River

Alright, the year has ended. I expect there are some browncoats who enjoy films.
So share what you liked, hopefully about 10 selections. If you have a dozen, or only a few worthy candidates, that's fine.
Award worthy works, or just entertaining, like Bill and Ted or Ferris Bueler

I'll try to whittle down my list.
I have not yet seen Thor 3, Shape of Water, 3 Billboards, Snowman.

I'm going to do a little revising, maybe...

Shape of Water
3 Billboards
Colossal
Wind River
Wonder Woman
Thor 3
Molly's Game
Logan
Dunkirk
Mudbound

(I may add Darkest Hour, if I get a chance to see it Sunday).

SGG

I have not seen Molly's Game, have not heard of Mudbound - but the cast looks interesting.

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Sunday, January 7, 2018 11:32 AM

GWEK


Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was my absolute, hands-down favorite movie of the year. So much fun.

Also on the list, in roughly descending order:

Guardians of the Galaxy 2
Thor: Ragnarok
Baby Driver
Battle of the Sexes
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
Kingsmen 2: The Golden Circle
Coco
It
Logan Lucky
Get Out

The Last Jedi gets honorable mention as a movie I dislike less than The Force Awakens. It has perhaps some of the best SCENES of the year, which not gelling properly as a whole.

The latter also holds true of The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger.

Although there were some other good movies, it's tough for me to call a movie the bst of the year if I have no desire to see it again in the future, even if I really enjoyed the first go-around (eg, Logan, Spider-Man: Homecoming). The movies I've listed, including The Last Jedi and The Dark Tower, are all ones that I'll see again.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018 1:56 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:

I can't whittle my current list down to 10 at this time, but here are my contenders now:


The Promise
Gifted
Colossal
Megan Leavey
John Wick 2
Dark Tower
Valerian
GoTG 2
Before I Fall
Logan Lucky
Wind River
Bladerunner 2049
Three Billboards in Ebbing, MO

I have still not seen Spidey, Baby Driver, yet.

Gifted, Colossal, Dark Tower, Wind River are the top 4.


After seeing Shape of Water and 3 Billboards, I can try to add 3B into my top ten, but not really Shape.

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018 12:02 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Gee whiz, I really should have asked earlier:

What are the best SCI-FI films of the year?
Quote:

Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
Getting close to halfway through the year. At the end of the calendar, sometimes it is hard to recall all the great films from the early part of the year, getting overshadowed by the summer blockbusters and award season royalty.
So let's take a moment to recall and list which films have been your favorites so far this year.


So far my list is:
The Promise
Gifted
Colossal
Megan Leavey
John Wick 2
Brimstone is listed as 2016, but has a release date in 2017, so including it.
The Mummy
Baywatch (not because of greatness, but due to not much else better)


As I look at it, none of the ones I was most looking forward to have panned out. I was hoping to list 10 films, but either they have been lame so far, or I already forgot some good ones. Help remind me.



Other films mentioned in this thread:
Logan
Wonder Woman
Hidden Figures (released 2016)
Transformers 5: The Last Knight
Spiderman
Autopsy of Jane Doe
The Belko Experiment
Dark Tower
Logan Lucky
Before I Fall
Wind River
Valerian
Guardians of The Galaxy 2
Atomic Blonde
Alien: Covenant
The Last Jedi
The Big Sick
Dunkirk
Bad Batch
Baby Driver
Book of Henry
War of Planet of the Apes
Detroit
Bladerunner 2049
Gotti
Justice League
Wonder
Thor 3: Ragnarok
Una
The Shape of Water
3 Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri
Snowman
Molly's Game
Mudbound
Battle of the Sexes
Coco
It
Get Out
Kingsmen 2
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
Jumanji 3

It looks like I really dropped the ball with updating the OP in the Fall. I got really busy around then. I think I have it updated now, seem to have every one included. Let me know if I missed some.

My list for best, or Top Ten Sci-Fi films of 2017:
The Dark Tower
Colossal
Bladerunner 2049
Transformers 5
Valerian
GotG2
Alien: Covenant
The Shape of Water


Dark Tower and Colossal are on their own plateau. Bladerunner and Transformers halfway to the next lower plateau. I have heard some complain about the editing of Dark Tower, but it seemed to me the transitions were in line with the overall cadence and pacing - not like an Uwe Boll work. I've only seen it 2-3 times, and at that time only had Colossal to compare caliber to.

If Logan, Wonder Woman were Sci-Fi, they would fit at the bottom.
I have not seen Thor, Justice League, Apes, Jumanji.
Bad Batch and Last Jedi were disappointing.


What are yours?

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018 5:18 AM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Bump

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018 11:10 AM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


SGG mentioned in another thread that Shape of Water has been viewed as a beastiality film.

I now wonder if the love interest was intended to be a substitution for a Black person. Is that why it was set in the 1960's? I did get the references to slaves and slave owners and emancipation, but not exactly as a direct swap of skin color.

Is that all that was intended? A remake of interracial couple films? I can't even recall an example right now.

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Thursday, February 15, 2018 5:25 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by SHINYGOODGUY:
I'm going to do a little revising, maybe...

Shape of Water
3 Billboards
Colossal
Wind River
Wonder Woman
Thor 3
Molly's Game
Logan
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