Another late Top Ten list, but I wanted to watch as many potential #ConTENders as possible before I made my final tally. Then, I found myself with more work in television than ever before. And yet, I STILL missed some big films. But, we will get into that soon enough. Catch up with my Top 15 of 2015, and my Top Ten of 2016 if you’d like.
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Updated! See below!
For those of you who read my blog, I’m attempting to be more active during my recent spur of consistent (and welcomed) work on 9-1-1
. And since, many of you readers don’t follow me on social media (rectify that here
), I figured I would post an update on my upcoming content.
Here is this week’s schedule:
–Monday, Feb. 26th, 6:00 AM EST (3:00 AM PST)- “My Cancer Story Ch. 86: ‘Broken Windows, Broken Relationships'”
–Wednesday, Feb, 28th, 6:00 AM EST (3:00 AM PST)- “My Top Ten Films of 2017”
Beyond that? Oh, so much to discuss.
Can Martin McDonagh do no wrong? Or maybe the better question is can Frances McDormand do no wrong? I went into Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri knowing practically nothing. I knew that Frances McDormand had been getting a lot of Oscar buzz, that this film was directed by Martin McDonagh, and that three billboards may be involved (hey, to be fair many indie films don’t necessarily evoke their titles).
And I wasn’t let down. What I know now after coming out of the film is that Frances will most certainly win her category at this year’s Oscars, Sam Rockwell will win for Best Supporting Actor, and a two-hour film can transcend its runtime and stay in your mind for days.
During one of my many days working as a Production Assistant on American Horror Story, another PA asked everyone an informal poll question: What’s most important to you? A lot of people said family, financial security, or love. My answer was the same reason I came out to Los Angeles in the first place: happiness. Thousands of people come here every year in hopes of attaining happiness and The Disaster Artist, is about Tommy Wiseau’s version of that: The American Dream.
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.
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
*Minor story spoilers ahead*
In a world where the blockbuster is all capes and sorcery, Kong: Skull Island aims to bring the spotlight back to the old monster movies of yesteryear. And that is why it’s one of my 2017 #ConTENders.
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).
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.