Favorite movie of the year in comparison to Covenant?
Posted Sep-24-2017 4:59 PM
It's nearing the end of the year and a lot of movies have come out. What is your top 5 and where does Covenant land? Does it land in your top 5 Worst or will it be in your Best? Give a little explanation of your choices and maybe if Alien makes it in your top 10 if not 5.
I love yearly movie lists, I'll be back with my list soon.
Posted Sep-24-2017 5:58 PM
1.) Covenant - Fantastic return to form and felt like a love letter to the franchise and it's legacy. Plus David is bae.
2.) It - Great adaption of an even greater book. I love the original TV miniseries abut this film blew it out of the water. Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise was phenomenal.
3.) Wonder Woman - Aside from being an Alien fanboy, I'm also a huge DC Comics guy and I really enjoyed this entry into the DCEU. Gal Gadot is fire <3
4.) John Wick 2 - Not as good as the first imo but still another exhilarating chapter
5.) Kong Skull Island - Best Kong film to date and it was just fun to see him knock around a couple monsters :) Visuals were gorgeous. John C Reilley was a hoot.
"The trick, William Potter, is not minding that it hurts."
Posted Sep-24-2017 7:13 PM
"A Ghost Story"
"War for the planet of the apes"
"The Teacher" (Ucitelka)
Special mention: "The Girl with all the gifts"
I haven't seen Dunkirk yet and I have hopes for "Blade Runner 2049" and "The Snowman" (with Michael Fassbender). Disappointments: "Alien Covenant", "Mother!", "It comes at night"
Posted Sep-25-2017 5:34 AM
1) A L I E N: Covenant. Easily number 1. Spaceships. Spacemonsters. Everything I dream about.
2) Valerian. Fun movie. Odd pacing..but still spectacular.
3) Wonder Woman. Nice to have DC step up.
4) Dunkirk. Amazing.
5) War for the Planet of the Apes. Hope they make more.
Posted Sep-25-2017 9:12 AM
1) Alien: Covenant - Number one for my love of the Alien franchise! I do think it's a good movie too, so it deserves the spot.
2) Get Out - Probably the highest quality tentpole film I have seen this year!
3) Baby Driver - Love the style, design, and the actors chemistry! A very fun movie.
4) It Comes At Night - A dread inducing film that was unfortunatley mismarketed.
5) War for the Planet of the Apes - A great closer to a pretty great trilogy!
Honorable mentions (no particular order): mother!, Spiderman: Homecoming, Wonder Woman, Logan, Annabelle, IT, John Wick 2.
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Posted Sep-25-2017 9:19 AM
Lawrence of Arabia, I'm glad you have John Wick 2 in your top 5! I somehow almost forgot about it! I saw it with a roommate when it came out and LOVED it and then went back home and watched the first one. I am not a humungous lover of action films and series, so John Wick is definitely my favorite of the spy/action movie genre(s)
Not a map, an invitation
Posted Sep-25-2017 1:49 PM
I feel as you do, never really been a big fan of action films myself but John Wick just nails it. The story of losing his wife then his dog (have such a soft spot for dogs) and being this ultimate badass was compelling, mix that in with some very nice set pieces makes for a great experience. Was a bit skeptical going in but glad I did :) Can't wait for Chapter 3 to drop.
"The trick, William Potter, is not minding that it hurts."
Posted Sep-25-2017 4:50 PM
Alien is, of course, my favorite movie. Prometheus is my second, and Alien: Covenant is my third.
I didn't get to see Kong: Skull Island when it came out in March, but when I saw it a dollar theater back in June, it was a surprisingly refreshing movie experience! I'm looking forward to its crossover with Godzilla.
Also, War for the Planet of the Apes was a very good movie, driven by the uniqueness of its premise and plot. I hope this isn't the end of the franchise!
I'm looking forward to Blade Runner 2049's release in less than 3 weeks!
Posted Sep-26-2017 2:29 PM
Hm, for me Logan is by far the best movie this year and I really wonder why nobody mentions such masterpiece. Covenant is somewhere in the middle. Hopes for Blade Runner 2049 are still there.
All those... moments... will be lost, in time, like tears... in... rain.
Posted Sep-27-2017 1:13 PM
I love movies and often go back to them this year my favourite go back to was "Brokeback Mountain" Heath Ledger was outstanding.
On rental new to me which really stood out were :-
"Manchester by The Sea" Casey Affleck study of repressed grief was outstanding.
"The Man Who New Infinity"
"The Girl On The Train"
In the sci fi category I loved "Arrival" a real surprise, real creativity at work whereas I thought Life was dull in the way Covenant was.
I found the first Ape remake fun but the second one a trial but may watch the third.
Rogue One was entertaining nothing more nothing less.
From the Boxed sets Homeland and Marcella were riveting and always on the edge performances from the central character.
Most recently on Netflix I watched "First They Killed My Father" a brilliant harrowing look at the Pol Pot years from a child's perspective and reinforced by shooting the movie from a small child's physical perspective.
Probably the most surprising film was "Embrace of the Serpent" a genuinely otherworldly study of amazonian shamanism and a distant relative of elements of Prometheus 'tinkering with the unexplained mysteries".
I am looking forward to Dunkirk on the Home Entertainment system and Bladerunner in the cinema. Reading others makes me want to consider Get Out and Logan.
Posted Sep-28-2017 6:56 AM
I have to say Covenant on the basis that i watched it more than any other film this year and still enjoy it for what it is (i pretend its a standalone action movie)
Rogue One , Kong i enjoyed for what they were too.
Not seen "It" but "Dunkirk" was nice ! EDIT: Loved Arrival
Take This.... This is the blood of our lord
Posted Oct-02-2017 12:02 PM
Regrettably I have only watched 15 new movies this year out of the 59 in all movies not counting repeat views of Covenant. This year has kind of been light on great movies, at least in large quantities like 2016. Plus we still have huge hits yet to reach normal cinemas like The Killing of a Sacred Deer, The Square, Bladerunner, The Florida Project, and apparently a Paul Thomas Anderson film in December. Of course those will be for the Top 10 list.
5. John Wick 2. I really did not like this one compared to the first, the action and cinematography seemed to take a nosedive in comparison. It is still a better action movie than what has come out of America in a long time!
4. Lego Batman. This was an amazingly funny film, taking the runaway success and quality of the first Lego Movie and perhaps enhancing it. A thoroughly enjoyable film, funny to the very end, not stopping for the “plot” to advance it keeps the intelligent laughs going. Why can’t more modern comedies be this witty and clever?
Now we have the top 3 and this is where it gets heavy. These are the biggest movies of the year so far and one is not to be missed.
3. Alien: Covenant. Saw this 3 times in the cinemas and it was better each time. A thrill ride that makes breathing difficult and seldom lets off the gas. The Android scenes are masterclass
2.Good Times. Robert Pattinson kills it in every movie I have seen him in! (The Rover [Perfection], Cosmopolis [Great movie], and now Good Times). This man was stellar in his performance and the Directing was phenomenal. Covenant had intense moments? Well Good Times had almost nothing but! My stomach was clenched throughout the film as there was so much dread and uneasiness. Plus the Soundtrack was outstanding, very nostalgic but doing its own thing with inspirations from 80s synth soundtracks like Vangelis. Not one to be missed.
1. mother! Now this is a very important film and should not be missed by anyone. A haunting metaphor layered by wonderful performances and beautiful cinematography. A tour de force and one that will leave you feeling sick and moved. A slow burn but still at the same time an enthralling psychological thriller taking you on a wild ride of emotions and gut clenching uncertainty. I would not say this beats Aronofsky’s Black Swan but it is dang near close to the power of that film that it deserves this number 1 spot.
Those last 3 were difficult to rank but that is what makes ranking movies so fun. An honorable mention would go to The Big Sick, a cute love story/coming of fame Comedian story.
Was not thrilled with Logan, Kingsman 2, GotG 2, Kong, and shockingly Baby Driver. BD was the biggest upset of the year, with such a pedigree and a perfect Director it was bound to be amazing. I am not sure what happened and Wright still has 4/5 perfect movies so that works for me! Kingsman as well, the first was an instant classic yet I found the second to be shallow and hollow.
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