I seem to say this every year but I didn’t watch as many movies as I wanted to in 2017. Especially as the year started winding down and the holiday season started ramping up, I stopped wanting to commit to attending movie screenings (2 hours of run time + waiting in line for a good seat + the commute to and from these theaters).
One thing that did change my movie watching this year was joining the team at Punch Drunk Critics. I am getting to watch some really cool indie flicks and documentaries that I wouldn’t otherwise be going to see and the PDC team has been so great to work with so far. I can’t wait to do more with them in 2018!
Without further ado, here are the new releases I watched in 2017:
- Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World
- Table 19
- *Beauty and the Beast
- T2 Trainspotting
- Get Out
- The Fate of the Furious
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
- Wonder Woman
- *The Big Sick
- Baby Driver
- *Spider-Man: Homecoming
- Girls Trip
- A Family Man
- The Dark Tower
- The Good Catholic
- It Happened in LA
- The Breadwinner
- Thor: Ragnarok
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi
*Watched outside of original run (e.g. Netflix, Amazon Prime, on a plane)
It’s been a great year for movies and I’m excited for what 2018 has to bring. With me continuing to write for PDC and having just received my MoviePass in the mail, I hope this year I can watch more movies!
This year, I’d also like to try tracking the movies I watch on Letterboxd, since I’ve have a bit of success tracking books on Goodreads and haven’t used my Letterboxd account in about 4 years!
What movies did you love last year? There are a lot of great ones I know I’m missing, especially with awards season happening right now. Movies this past year also got very split opinions, with people loving or hating them more than in the past.
What movies are you excited for in 2018? Personally, I’m really excited to see Black Panther and, despite how much AOU disappointed me, Avengers: Infinity War, because I’m always going to get hyped for the Avengers. I’m also really looking forward to Ocean’s 8 and Crazy Rich Asians, among many other releases coming up this year.
2 thoughts on “2017 in Film”
I went to see a movie in theaters a grand total of once this year XD And it was to see the Last Jedi on Christmas Eve.
Oh, and I went to see Despicable Me 2 at a Drive In Theater in the middle of a cornfield in the boonies of Iowa with my cousins =P
I saw Big Sick, Get Out, Wonder Woman, and the new Guardians of the Galaxy on Amazon from the comfort of my home and loved all of them (I actually ended up buying Wonder Woman, and I thought the 2nd Guardians was even better than the first). Baby Driver, Spiderman, and the new Thor are on my to-watch list (I’m surprisingly bad at keeping up with the Marvel movies for liking Avengers so much and generally being exposed to Marvel Fandom regularly).
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Going to the movies is sometimes SUCH a hassle but we’ll see if I feel it’s worth it with the MoviePass!
I’ve also been pretty bad about Marvel things. I only watched Doctor Strange on Netflix sometime this year and have completely fallen behind on the Netflix shows. It has just been a bit much, ya know??