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Top 9 Best & Worst Movies of Summer 2017

With a whimper, we leave Summer 2017 behind. After a dismal August at the box office, we are prepared to move into the Fall movie season.

This said, let’s dwell on the recent past for a bit longer and take a look at the best and worst films of the Summer, ordered chronologically by release date.

 

The Worst:

Baywatch

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The tongue-in-cheek TV series adaptation Baywatch just doesn’t feel Continue reading Top 9 Best & Worst Movies of Summer 2017

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10 Consistently Great Movie Podcasts

The podcast universe is an ever-expanding, increasingly inaccessible audio medium with many diamonds in the rough. The diamonds, however, can be hard to find. Even when discussing the subgenre of cinema-related podcasts, it is hard to narrow down the wheat from the chaff.

The upshot is that, for movie fans, it is hard to go wrong with any movie podcast. However, there are clear winners that rise to the surface and are consistently high quality. From the serious to the silly, the scholastic to the plebeian, these podcasts represent quality listening experiences for your drive-time commute or household chores.

 

Honorable Mentions:

The Black List Table Reads

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Only relegated to the honorable mentions column because it is recently defunct, “The Black List Table Reads” gave listeners something that no other movie podcast could: Continue reading 10 Consistently Great Movie Podcasts

Ranking the Films of Christopher Nolan

This weekend, Christopher Nolan’s latest feature Dunkirk debuted in theaters nationwide. The film depicts the ill-fated evacuation of Dunkirk during World War II. With this film’s release, we look back at the filmography of Christopher Nolan and rank his films from 10 to one.

Whelp, no need to belabor the point any further:

 

10. The Dark Night Rises

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Nolan’s conclusion to his Dark Knight Trilogy, the revamp of Bob Kane’s Batman that breathed new life into the DC universe on the big screen, is certainly the Continue reading Ranking the Films of Christopher Nolan

10 Best Movies of 2017 (So Far)

2017 is about halfway over, and there have been many movies that have already made their way in and out of theaters. Some good (see below). Some not so good (Transformers: The Last Knight, most recently).

Let us ignore the bad and focus on what has made the cinema a worthwhile experience in 2017 thus far (in chronological order by release date).

 

Split

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The stigma on the shoulders of M. Night Shyamalan has only grown over the years. The general downward trajectory of his films has caused many detractors, and by and large those detractors Continue reading 10 Best Movies of 2017 (So Far)

The Films of the Alien Franchise Ranked

With Alien: Covenant on the horizon, we take a look back at the Alien franchise as a whole.  Which means, we make unnecessary and often unfair comparisons between films with vastly different creative teams at the helm.

There are eight films that feature the H.R. Giger xenomorph alien, and we are going to rank them all. Yes, including Alien: Covenant.

 

8. Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem

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Words cannot express how Continue reading The Films of the Alien Franchise Ranked

All of The Fast and the Furious Films Ranked

The The Fast and the Furious franchise is one of the strangest Hollywood franchises around. Its “revival” after four films has resulted in higher budgets, higher grosses, better critical acclaim, and Vin Diesel making increasingly bold claims about the films.

With this discrepancy between old and new, with the franchise more popular now than ever, it seems fitting to inspect the franchise synoptically and rank them accordingly.

And yes this includes the upcoming The Fate of the Furious.

 

8. Fast and Furious (dir. Justin Lin, 2009)

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2009’s confusedly-named Fast and Furious, the fourth in the franchise, is the Continue reading All of The Fast and the Furious Films Ranked

Most Anticipated Films of 2017 (NO SEQUELS!)

As promised, we will look now at the most anticipated films of 2017 that are NOT sequels, reboots, franchises, etcetera, etcetera. It is admittedly harder to know what non-franchise films will rise to the surface this far in advance. Some of these films are still big budget affair, and this is because of this point that it is hard to know what indie films will be coming in 2017. Also, it feels more likely that this list will feature some clunkers, films that look good in theory or in a trailer that end up being misfires.

Either way, let’s take a look. Continue reading Most Anticipated Films of 2017 (NO SEQUELS!)