Thanks to MoviePass, I got to see a ton of movies this year! Unfortunately none of the ones I saw with MoviePass will be on this list.
Due to the fact that we don't have an Honorable mentions, I had to put Valerian at the bottom of the list. It deserves recognition for its intense visuals and remarkable opening sequence, even if the characters are thin, the acting sucks and the story is shit.
Here's my top ten moviesthatihadtimetoseebutjustcauseididntseeitdoesntmeanitdoesntdeservetobeonhereimreallybusy 2017 list
10. John Wick Chapter 2
Here's my top 10 of movies that actually came out ths year (cause I follow the rules ROB!!!)
10. Blade Runner
Gosling x Ford so you know I came.
Top ten Movies and TV shows that I watched this year (written while drunk, for posterity).
Dystopic technological future. What is Life? Beautifully constructed worlds. This is pretty much the formula for what I want to watch, and Westworld nails it. This story is about a dystopic future with a beautifully constructed world that questions where life begins. If I didn’t know any better I would say I dreamed this series into existence. It's escapist science-fiction exploring what tethers us to reality, what makes humans human. Think Groundhog Day + Jurassic Park + Blade Runner and you’ll pick up what I’m putting down.
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is based on a French sci-fi comic book series written in the '60s and has boatloads of potential. The adaptation from comic to screen materializes as a futuristic world where Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara Delevingne) are federal agents who are assigned a mission on Alpha, a space station that became a mega-city where many species have gathered to share knowledge and to live. The supporting cast include big names such as Rihanna, Ethan Hawke, Clive Owen, and John Goodman. Before I chug along with my review of Valerian, I need to let out a long, disappointed sigh.
While browsing Amazon Prime I came upon Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, which I knew nothing about, except that it was a romance movie starring Ewan McGregor- and I loooove Ewan McGregor and his angelic voice. He could sing me to sing to sleep any and every night. Regrettably, he doesn't sing in this movie. Sorry everyone.
Action movies have different rules, it’s true. If you’re anything like me, you expect flaming car crashes and intricate fight scenes, but a plot with the structure of swiss cheese is easy to ignore because the rest is so thrilling. Fortunately for me, Crank offers funny and frenzy simultaneously. All hail the rise of the Action Comedy because Jason Statham does not disappoint.
By Rachel Hinton
I'm a sucker for anything '80s so when I saw that Netflix was releasing a new television show called GLOW (Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling), a fictionalized version of the women’s wrestling circuit set in that awesome decade, I was instantly enamored and excited. So, like any person obsessed with Netflix, I melted into my worn out couch and pressed play on the whole season.
What can I say about Stranger Things that hasn’t already been said? (You’re gonna find out). Netflix’s summer smash hit is the perfect binging serving size. The first season is comprised of eight episodes, clocking in less than an hour each. You could consume the entire season in a day, and still have time to do some other human activity like go out to dinner, or put on clean underwear.