Wow! 2017 was an incredible year for movies. In the 5 years I’ve been making my top 10 list, this has been the hardest list to compile. Movies I thought for sure would be on the list when seeing them, are not on the list, I just don’t have room. Before my list here are a few honourable mentions:
War for the Planet of the Apes
Any other year these movies would be on my list, but this year was just so good, I can’t find a place for them. Now on to the list.
When you think of Christmas movies you think of cheesy, festive and joy filled movies. What you don’t think of is terror, sinister and slightly disturbing. However, Better Watch Out is the newest Christmas themed horror movie and while there are a few issues the movie has, I found myself thoroughly entertained by the end.
Olivia DeJonge (The Visit) stars as Ashley, a 17-year old girl on a babysitting gig she’s done for years. The night takes a turn however, when dangerous intruders break in and terrorize her and 12-year-old Luke (Levi Miller, Pan). Now she must take charge to protect herself and Luke from the intruders, but soon she discovers this isn’t a normal home invasion, and there may be something else going on.
Disney’s 1991 animated Beauty and the Beast is a masterpiece. It was the first animated movie to be nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars, it’s been turned into a Broadway musical, and it’s my personal favourite animated movie of all time. It’s even in my top 20 movies. In grade 9 I acted in our High School’s production of Beauty and the Beast, so this story has always had a special place in my heart. When the movie was announced 3 years ago, I was beyond ecstatic. I am happy to say that this movie was just as wonderful and magical as I could have hoped.
The comic book movie has seen a number of milestones throughout the past 17 years. In the year 2000 X-Men was released and stunned audiences with creating well-rounded, dynamic characters. It showed that a comic book movie could be more than just campy. 2004’s Spider-Man 2 took that even further by creating what I still say is in the top 10 comic book movies ever. It delved deep into the character of Peter Parker/Spider-Man and it served as a great character movie. The Dark Knight elevated the comic book movie to an entirely new level that may never Continue reading
This Sunday marks the 89th Academy Awards. After a very disappointing summer, 2016 turned out to be a very good year for movies with some of the best movies released in quite a few years. Here are my predictions for the major awards along with who I think should win.
There was a time where M. Night Shyamalan was hailed as the next Spielberg or Hitchcock. Audiences flocked to his movies eagerly awaiting a thought-provoking thriller.
As the years went on however, his name became tainted. What started as “Oh wow! Shyamalan? I can’t wait!” after The Sixth Sense, eventually became, “ugh him again?” with The Last Airbender.
While 2015’s The Visit showed a promising comeback for the director, Split is finally the return to form we all wanted from the director and ranks among Shyamalan’s best work.
Let’s face it, the majority of the blockbuster movies this year ranged from “meh, it was ok” to “pretty disappointing.” However, that didn’t stop it from being a very good year for movies and this year delivered! Of course I wasn’t able to see every movie that came out this year, but from what I have seen, these are my picks for the best movies of the year.