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.
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!
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!
Now that my 007 Marathon is complete, and with the 24th film in the franchise, SPECTRE, hitting theaters tomorrow, it’s time to count down my favorite Bonds and Bond films!
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.