#ConTENders for My Top Ten of 2017 (so far)

I’ve been slacking. I’ll be the first to admit it. I meant to make an individual post about each film I had thought had a chance to make my Top Ten list of 2017 and between work and other projects, I have let you, fine readers, down.

In an effort to make it up to you, here are the films that may very well make my Top Ten list this year that don’t have their own post. For the previously posted see–  Split | Get Out | Logan | Kong: Skull Island |

Wow, I didn’t post that many, did I? I hope you all didn’t think that I hadn’t seen any more great films! I will continue posting #ConTENders with the jam-packed fall and winter as scheduled. So stay tuned for that. Continue reading

Logan – #ConTENders 2017

Can an alternate one-off superhero movie be any good? Can–

YES. Yes, it can. Logan is amazing.

I’ve been the biggest X-Men fan since I watched the 90s cartoon show and then first got my grubby little mitts on a special issue of What If? Specifically, issue #9 (Volume 2).

 

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My favorite comic series ever.

 

And Logan plays out like a movie version of “What If?” Logan is loosely tied to the rest of the series and is drastic in theme and tone. The film is best summed up as a post-apocalyptic western with mutants.

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Get Out #ConTENders 2017

Rarely, does a horror film have so much to say, and then say it in the most eloquent prose possible. Get Out is truly a one of a kind thriller in its subject matter its subtext, and its resonance. And that is why it is one of my #ConTENders for the Top Ten List of 2017.

 

“Written and Directed by famed comedian and sketch comedy guru, Jordan Peele” is a sentence one would expect when discussing the likes of Keanu (or a potential sequel), but not a horror film. Yet, Jordan manages to break tired ground and till it until the seeds of evil are ready to be sown.

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My Top Ten Films of 2016

It’s that time of year again (or rather it’s long overdue)! Where I take my favorite films of the year, and arbitrarily order them to my liking for all of you to read. I’m quite needy, right? Not only that, but they’re never as easy as one might expect them to be, and 2016 was no exception.

Once again, like the Top 15 of 2015, this list is a collection derived from both the caliber of the films and how they impacted me on a personal level.

We Need Movies video with elaboration and additional points COMING SOON!

So naturally, there will be some surprises. But first– Continue reading

Split #ConTENders 2017

I wasn’t going to do a review, but I HAD to discuss the craziness that was the new thriller, SPLIT.

 

I WILL get into spoilers, but I will let you know when they’re coming and how to skip over them. I promise.

 

The debate on when M Night Shyamalan fell off the rails will be a battle forever waged; some say the last great movie was Unbreakable, some say The Village, and some might even say that The Sixth Sense was his only good film. But I’m here to tell all of you who have given up on him, to watch Split and openly discuss this with your friends.

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New (and Recurring) Series in 2017

As my second year of writing on the blog comes to a close, I’m grateful to all of you out there who have supported me by reading the blog, commenting, and helping it grow from its meager beginnings, to a mildly more popular site. I shattered my old view count for 2015, I intend to once again double the views from the previous year; which will be an astonishing goal to reach. Here are my views in the year 2016:

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Which Series Are Returning?

My Cancer Story

Of course, this crucial part of my life and its documentation will continue into 2017. I hope this will be the year that the first draft is complete so I can begin the rewrite and release it as an autobiographical novel. This is one of my main goals for the New Year. Continue reading