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Shaun Barry
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Favorites:

KONG: SKULL ISLAND - Big, dumb fun

WONDER WOMAN - Best superhero movie of the year

DUNKIRK - Needs to be seen in a theater

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (re-release)


Very Good:
A DOG'S PURPOSE*
SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING
IT
THOR: RAGNAROK

Mediocre:
MONSTER TRUCKS*
THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE
THE MUMMY (2017)
DESPICABLE ME 3
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

Just Lousy:
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES*

Biggest Disappointment:
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, VOL. 2 (I found it insufferable)


*(Rental or airplane viewings)



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Michael Roberts
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Favorites:

THE BIG SICK
WONDER WOMAN
GET OUT
THOR: RAGNAROK
SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING
BABY DRIVER
LOGAN
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, VOL 2
HAPPY DEATH DAY
JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE


Stinkers:

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES – Liked the "Western with apes" first half, hated the "Apocalypse Now with apes" second half.

IT COMES AT NIGHT – Psychological drama that serves as an allegory for xenophobia and isolationism that was inexplicably marketed as a monster horror movie. Even going in thinking their was some bait and switch going on, based on the reviews, it was still mostly a tense, but slow character study with some confusing imagery.

Disappointments:

ATOMIC BLONDE
LOGAN LUCKY

I liked both these movies overall, but I was expecting them to be a bit better. I might try repeat viewings of LOGAN LUCKY to see if I enjoy it more.
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Brian Hague
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Everything I saw this year, in order of preference:

Wonder Woman
Spider-Man: Homecoming
The Lego Batman Movie
Kong: Skull Island
Atomic Blonde

It was kind of a toss-up for the bottom of the list, but I can remember what I saw of Kong and Atomic Blonde clearly left less of an impression.

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Favorite: THE LAST JEDI
Stinker: MOTHER!

Don't think I saw a third 2017 movie.
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Favorites:
KONG: SKULL ISLAND - big monster dumb fun
IT - well mad and fairly scary
THOR: RAGNAROK - maybe a little too much comedy (and Jeff G), but some amazingly fun action scenes.

Enjoyed:
WONDER WOMAN
GET OUT
SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING
BABY DRIVER
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, VOL 2

Absolutely Hated:
WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES - Excruciatingly boring. Hated the comedy relief chimp 
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI - Not just a bad Star Wars movie, it's a bad movie in general. Hated it from the prank phone call at the beginning, through the useless Casino Planet / find-the-codebreaker scenes, the slow "OJ-in-space chase" that lasted far too long, and every scene until the credits started rolling. Awful. I've been banned (or given a reprieve) from seeing more Star Wars movies.



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Liked: Dunkirk, Get Out, Spider-Man: Homecoming


Kinda liked: Wonder Woman, The Last Jedi, GOTG2, Logan, Split


Disappointing: Kingsman: the Golden Circle, Battles of the Sexes


Best forgotten about: the Inhumans*


*And no, I didn't watch it in IMAX, I saw it on TV.
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Thanks to my kids I went 8 times to the theater. I may have just gone once otherwise .
Order of preference;

WONDER WOMAN
THOR : RAGNAROK
KONG: SKULL ISLAND
STAR WARS THE LAST JEDI
SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING
ONE PIECE FILM: GOLD
GOTG2
JUSTICE LEAGUE

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WONDER WOMAN - a huge disappointment

KONG: SKULL ISLAND - an absurd premise superbly mounted

DESPICABLE ME 3 - quite a plunge from 2

CARS 3 - a huge recovery from 2, but overall unnecessary

VALARIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS - like being trapped in a video game. At least I didn't see it in 3D!

ATOMIC BLONDE - barely lasted 20 minutes

ALIEN: COVENANT - Ridley Scott continues to break the toys he helped create

GHOST IN THE MACHINE - whitewashed and unwatchable

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Liked:
Wonder Woman - favourite film this year
Thor - really enjoyed this
Kong:Skull island (liked it even though I saw it in French at the cinema, and I can’t understand French)

Was ok:
Spider-Man:Homecoming - so many changes to characters
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 - better than Spider-Man but not as good as the top three

Did not like
Justice League - bad, bad CGI
The Lego Batman movie - what comedy there was was based on utter contempt for Batman as a character

Special place in hell:
Star Wars: The last jedi - for what it did to Luke


Been a While since I have seen so many films in the cinema

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In order of preference

LOVED
Murder on the Orient Express
The Man Who Invented Christmas
Darkest Hour

ENJOYED
All the Money in the World
LBJ
Wonder Woman
Coco
Kedi*
It
Lady Bird
The Big Sick*
Spider-Man: Homecoming
The Lost City of Z* - good movie, but the book was so much better.
A Dog's Purpose
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - the more I think about this movie, the less I like it.

DID NOT CARE FOR
Dunkirk - did not know anything about Dunkirk before the movie, so the sparse dialog hurt the viewing experience for me.
The Lego Batman Movie
Thor: Ragnarok - too much humor
Bitter Harvest - utter crap

* rental
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Petter Myhr Ness
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Didn't see a whole lot a new movies in 2017.

WONDER WOMAN is my favourite. Surprisingly entertaining and with a good heart, coming from bleak DC.

LOGAN was the best X-men film so far (not that the bar was set high...)

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2 was a bit of a let-down, but none so more than THE LAST JEDI. Utter garbage.

JUSTICE LEAGUE was predictably awful, but somehow I expected it to be even worse.
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Favourite: BABY DRIVER. By a country mile,

Stinker: THE LAST JEDI. Never have I come out of a cinema having watched a Star Wars movie feeling disappointed like I did with this (and, yes, I was a young and naïve when he prequels came out).
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Shaun Barry
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(I should add that I didn't get to see 2016's LA LA LAND until about March of 2017--decidedly mediocre!)


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Forgot Alien:Covenent

From a perfectly evolved organism to homicidal android’s genetically created weapon. Need I say more?

Ok, rests next door to the Last Jedi
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Ummm, I saw Guardians 2. It was okay.  
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Movies I saw in the theater in 2017 from best to worst -

Thor: Ragnarok
Dunkirk
Spider-Man: Homecoming
Lego Batman Movie
Wonder Woman
Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2
Murder on the Orient Express
Baby Driver
Beauty and the Beast
Justice League
Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Seeing Darkest Hour tomorrow and Star Wars: The Last Jedi as some point.
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Shane Matlock
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Favorites: 

Dunkirk
Blade Runner 2049
Baby Driver
T2 Trainspotting
Thor Ragnarok
Logan
Lego Batman Movie
John Wick Chapter Two
Buster's Mal Heart
The Big Sick

Disappointments:
Star Wars; The Last Jedi
Alien: Covenant
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
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James Woodcock
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Also forgot Bade Runner 2049 - loved tha one

Wow, I really went to the cinema a lot this year
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Liked:

GET OUT
BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99
DUNKIRK
MOTHER!
BABY DRIVER

Seen most of the superhero stuff, but nothing special this year for me. LOGAN was ok, but I didn't love it. 
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(Nothing is any particular order. Just the order I thought them up in.)

Favorites:

FATE OF THE FURIOUS
JOHN WICK CHAPTER TWO
TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT

Enjoyed:

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL 2
LOGAN
WONDER WOMAN
GET OUT
KONG: SKULL ISLAND
A DOG'S PURPOSE
MONSTER TRUCKS
GOING IN STYLE
XXX: RETURN OF XANDER CAGE
THE HITMAN'S BODYGUARD

Was okay, but may or may not watch again:

VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND WORLDS
WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES
MONSTER TRUCKS
JEEPERS CREEPERS 3 (Released in theaters for one day; I watched it on SyFy)

Didn't care for:

ATOMIC BLONDE
POWER RANGERS 

Was dragged to by Heidi:

FIFTY SHADES DARKER

Haven't got around to watching yet, but plan to:

BABY DRIVER
DUNKIRK
JUSTICE LEAGUE
SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING
THOR: RAGNAROK
ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD
DESPICABLE ME 3
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI (Am in no hurry to see!!!!)
DARKEST HOUR
CARS 3
KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE
BLADE RUNNER 2049
LOGAN LUCKY

(I can't wait for the third John Wick film!)

Note to Shaun Barry: LA LA LAND was biggest disappointment of 2016. Heidi's son is in a high school class that watches films, and they had to watch it and hated it. It would have been much more enjoyable if: a. They had cast someone who could actually sing instead of Ryan Gosling and b. They didn't keep playing the song `City of Stars', which is complete garbage, throughout the movie. (I told Heidi's son to warn the other kids about the song.)








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Favorites:

JUSTICE LEAGUE 
KONG: SKULL ISLAND


Very Good:

WONDER WOMAN 
THE SNOWMAN 
THE BIG SICK


Enjoyed 
THOR: RAGNAROK
T2: TRAINSPOTTING
BRIGHT
KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE

Just Lousy:
SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, VOL. 2
BLADE RUNNER 2049
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI
ATOMIC BLONDE
POTTERSVILLE

Biggest Disappointment:
WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES 
LOGAN 
ALIEN: COVENANT
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I saw a ton in the theatre this year, which speaks to films that resonated with me at least insofar as the marketing was concerned.   But I'll give just three:

Most Impressed - WONDER WOMAN - Loved it.  First frame to last, I thought it was a fantastic superhero film

Least Impressed - JLA - This was a train wreck from beginning to end.  Awful.  A few scenes were OK, but that doesn't make up for a total lack of vision, an awful premise, and a lackluster story.

Down the Line - LOGAN LUCKY - Enjoyed it for what it was, but wanted it to be more.  

FYI I'm not getting the hate for GOTG 2.  A "lousy" film?  Seriously?  It wasn't what the original was, but to say it's lousy rings all sorts of wrong to me.  YMMV.
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Favorites :
Guardians of the Galaxy 2
Spider-man Homecoming
Shin Gojira (Godzilla resurgence)
Blade Runner 2049

Very good :
Thor Ragnarok
John Wick chapter 2
Kong Skull Island
It
Zombillenium (french animated movie)

Disappointments : 
Wonder Woman
Lego Batman movie.

Others fall into "good" or "average". 

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I'm just going to go with the movies that got me out
to the theater in 2017:

MY FRIEND DAHMER- Greatly anticipated after reading
the EXCELLENT graphic novel in 2016 (highly
recommended). I thought it was very good but not as
engrossing as the book. Buy the book!

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI- Huge disappointment,
derailed the franchise after I had hopes of the ship
being put back on course with THE FORCE AWAKENS.
Watched STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE to get the bad taste out
of my mouth.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Vol. 2- Good, fun...took my 12
year old nephew who enjoyed it. I didn't like it as
much as the first and I find very little of it really
has stuck with me now months after seeing it.

KONG: SKULL ISLAND- I enjoyed it. Works as a modern
version of KING KONG ESCAPES or something like that.
You have to think of it as something very separate
from the one true King Kong story.

I think those are the only 4 that got me to buy a
ticket this year...
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LOVED: Wonder Woman, Logan, Wind River, Shot Caller, and Molly's Game

LIKED: Thor, Spider-Man, JLA, I Tonya

I want to see Baby Driver and Logan Lucky - heard good things but have yet to see them.
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