My Most Anticipated Films of 2017

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2017 is officially upon us, which means we have a whole new year of movies ahead of us! What am I looking forward to most? Well, I’m glad you asked! These are my most anticipated films of the year.

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My Favorite Films of 2016

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Happy New Year! Depending on where you are, 2016 is either drawing to a close or has already crawled back into the hellhole from whence it came. All in all, 2016 was a rough year for the world, but as I look back, I think it was actually a pretty good year for movies. So at least we can take comfort in that!

I had a really hard time narrowing down and organizing my list of favorites. I didn’t see everything I wanted to (I’m sure La La Land would have earned a slot here, but sadly didn’t see it in time), but all in all I saw 314 movies this year, 60 of which were new releases. Early on, there were a couple of movies I knew would end up in this blog post, and they stayed with me all year long, jumping around quite a bit as I edited my list.

Once it came down to it, I decided that instead of boiling it all down to a top 10, I’d give myself a bit of leeway and am instead presenting my top 15 films of 2016. I just felt that some of them were too important, or spoke to me so deeply, that I couldn’t leave them. I also didn’t want to jumble them into a group of honorable mentions, because they’re just too good for that.

So, without further ado, let’s kiss 2016 goodbye with a look back at my top 15 films of the year!

Alien: Covenant Trailer, Prometheus Style

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In what amounted to an awesome and chilling Christmas gift, 20th Century Fox has released the first trailer for Ridley Scott’s Prometheus sequel, Alien: Covenant.

It’s intense, thrilling, and gruesome as hell, and gets me even more hyped for the film than I already was (I’m a huge, unapologetic Prometheus fan). However, I thought it’d be fun to give it a little rework, and took it upon myself to recut the trailer in the style of the early trailers for Prometheus. You can check it out below!

007 Marathon: Skyfall

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At long last, we’ve arrived at the final film in my 007 Marathon, Skyfall! This is actually my favorite film in the Bond franchise (which I can now say with confidence, having just watched all of them), for a number of reasons. It’s the first of the Bond movies I saw in a theater (on my birthday, no less!), is what really got me interested in the series beyond just Daniel Craig’s run, and is – in addition to being a great entry to the franchise – a love letter to all that’s come before and the reemergence of many core Bond elements that had, until this point, been missing from the series since Casino Royale.