2017 Watched List – Part 39

2017 Movie Watched List

Movie Watched list are always interesting to read to see what order people watch films in, over the past two years I have started doing watched lists with two different styles to talk about the over 1000 movies I had seen. This year I decided to mix it up once more. This time I will be listing the films in 10 like before and then picking just my favourites on a couple of subject’s I am picking favourites over best because sometimes the best films are difficult re-watches which is why I like the term favourite.

Here is 381 – 390

1.    Neruda

2.    Black Sheep

3.    Killer Mountain

4.    It Comes at Night

5.    Soylent Green

6.    Against All Odds

7.    Silent Night

8.    Derailed

9.    Rise of the Planet of the Apes

10.Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Favourite Film
It Comes at Night

I could easily pick either of the Apes movies here because I do think they are fantastic but It Comes at Night is a contender for horror film of the year which is why I think more horror fans should be watching it.

Worst Film
Killer Mountain

The sci-fi disaster film is just plain terrible, awful special effects terrible acting and just plain boring.

Any other question you would like to know about the selection feel free to leave a comment and I will answer or maybe even add to future Watched Lists.

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2018 Anticipated Film #11 Mission Impossible 6

2018 Anticipated Film

2017 was one of my favourite years for movies in years, so through the month of December I am going to look at 31 movies that I am looking forward to in the year of 2018, they are not in any order just 31 I want to discuss.

Mission Impossible 6

Main CastTom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan

Will I Enjoy It?The franchise is always a fun watch, so I should be enjoying this one like most of the audience.

Will it be successful? This is a film that could be a complete coin toss, it could be a box office smash but it could fail, it depends how the films around it are doing.

Release Date (UK)27th July 2018

Opinion Battles Round 25 Favourite Film from 2000

Opinion Battles Round 25

Favourite Film from 2000

The year 2000 bought us a new century and of course more movies, we are going to end the year by look back in time to the year 2000 and what we think was our favourite film of that year.

If you want to join the next years of Opinion Battles we will be take on Favourite Oscar Winning Actress in Lead or Supporting Role, to enter email your choice to moviereviews101@yahoo.co.uk by Friday 5th January 2018.

Darren – Movie Reviews 101

Pitch Black

I am picking my film on which film I enjoyed at the time, this was an edgy sci-fi film upon release, it has a strong female lead like all in the genre but it also gave us Riddick who is the only line of defence for the survivors trapped on the planet where creatures hunt in the dark.

 

Milo – Stuff and That

Battle Royale

While The Grinch is my real favourite film of that year, I don’t really count Christmas films because I get all bias! Still, Battle Royale’s grim future yielded for an action-packed, if deeply disturbing, plot and inspired many imitators, including The Hunger Games. A truly mesmerizing watch.

Cinema Parrot Disco

Battle Royale

Wow – looking at the list of Year 2000 films at Wikipedia, it was a really weak year overall. And there were some truly awful films out that year! I think I know my choice but it feels like a cheat. For one thing, I don’t think it was actually out in the US or the UK until 2001. Secondly, I only just saw it for the first time last year. Before seeing it, my choice would have definitely been Almost Famous. However, I now have to go with Battle Royale as my choice. I mean, I liked it enough to immediately read the (really thick!) book after seeing the movie even though I hate doing it that way around. It’s probably not actually as “good” of a film as Almost Famous but it’s such a messed-up and memorable movie that’s far more enjoyable than it should be considering its content.

 

Kim – Tranquil Dreams

American Psycho

Christian Bale and an incredibly twisted role in American Psycho gets the favorite film from the year 2000. 2000 was a fantastic year full of great movies that I love however American Psycho is one that I do watch sporadically because it is incredibly entertaining and just so messed up. It is exactly how I like my psychological thrillers.

Rob – Movie Rob

Cast Away

One of Hank’s best performances (and that isn’t say so easily) especially because he is able to hold more than half of the film just by himself.  Loved the way that we get to see how getting stranded on an island can effect someone emotionally,. physically and also mentally. Amazing supporting cast helps us believe the character’s life in a way that we want to constantly root for him.  Great theme song by Silvestri. The best film of the year IMHO because it has such a deep message about how each and every one of us lives our lives.

John – Johnrieber.com

Almost Famous

The year 2000 offered many great films, such as “Snatch” and “Cast Away”.  However, Cameron Crowe’s autobiographical look at his life as a teenage Rolling Stone Reporter resonates with me most.  The Director’s “bootleg” cut of “Almost Famous” is a fascinating look at life on the road with a 70’s band, complete with their entourage of groupies.

 

Some trivia:  as a teenager, the first band that Crowe toured with was The Allman Brothers Band.  In the film, the band experiences a near-fatal plane incident; in real life, Crowe went through that when traveling with The Who.

 

Kate Hudson was Oscar-nominated for her role as Penny Lane, the groupie who takes Crowe under her wing.  A terrific film made so much better by the extended version that Crowe released on blu-ray years later…

 

Tom – Plain Simple Tom Reviews

O Brother Where Art Thou?

It was a close call between this and Requiem for a Dream but this Coen Brother film is one hellava good time. It has one of the best ever movie soundtracks, there’s an imaginative story based around Homer’s Odyssey and the film is full of memorably colourful characters, brought to life by a fun cast.

And did I mention the soundtrack? It’s super. (“In the Jailhouse Now” being a particular favourite!!)

 

Diana – DB Movie Blog

Requiem for a Dream

My favourite film from year 2000 is Darren Aronofsky’s Requiem for a Dream. There are hardly any words in existence to describe how heart-wrenching this film really is, but that fact alone also points to the sheer power of this film as it depicts a number of people from Coney Island who succumb to their dangerous addictions. This film is even more amazing considering the comparatively meagre budget it was filmed on.  Moreover, the acting is superb (Ellen Burstyn was nominated for an Oscar for her role of Sara Goldfarb), the music is incredible, and the use of sound is very creative.   

 

Emma – Emma Explains It All

Battle Royale

 

I’ve loved this crazy film since the first time I saw it. I even own the soundtrack! Though this was a hard choice, with a few good contenders for favourite film of 2000, I had to go with this.

Set on an island in Japan, the subtitled, Japanese film follows a bunch of lucky schoolchildren enrolled on a new government ‘program’. Fight each other to the death. Okay sounds weird (and I guess it is) but it’s still a fantastic film and one of my most favourites. 

 

S.G. Liput – Rhyme and Reason

Cast Away

Of all the great films to come out in 2000, the clear winner for me is Cast Away, not only one of Tom Hanks’s best performances but one of my favorite movies in general. Hanks is at the top of his game as a workaholic man stranded on a desert island after a plane crash. The entire film rest on his shoulders, and he absolutely delivers, nailing the character’s deteriorating mental state and the complex mix of emotions that come from having your world taken away and eventually restored. The lack of music heightens his isolation, yet when it does kick in, Alan Silvestri’s moving score is still impactful and, like the whole film, should have deserved more Oscar attention. Cast Away is a riveting and haunting film that reminds you not to take life for granted.

 

2018 Anticipated Film #10 Meg

2018 Anticipated Film

2017 was one of my favourite years for movies in years, so through the month of December I am going to look at 31 movies that I am looking forward to in the year of 2018, they are not in any order just 31 I want to discuss.

Meg

Main CastJason Statham, Ruby Rose, Cliff Curtis

Plot –After escaping an attack by what he claims was by a 70-foot shark, Jonas Taylor must confront his fears to save those trapped in a sunken submersible.

Will I Enjoy It?Jason Statham versus a shark, shut up and take my money.

Will it be successful? This could easily be one of the most hated films of the year, but it could also turn into one of the most enjoyable ones.

Release Date (UK)2nd March 2018

2018 Anticipated Film #9 Deadpool 2

2018 Anticipated Film

2017 was one of my favourite years for movies in years, so through the month of December I am going to look at 31 movies that I am looking forward to in the year of 2018, they are not in any order just 31 I want to discuss.

Deadpool 2

Main CastRyan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin

Will I Enjoy It?The first Deadpool was one of my favourite films of 2016, this will be my most anticipated of the year.

Will it be successful? This should be a success for but I do worry about the time it is being released in the middle of summer and being R-rated leaves it up in the air for the casual audience who might get dragged to see the family friendly films.

Release Date (UK)1st June 2018