Time to post my top 5 of the year and I have just four contenders! Ha! And I thought last year was bad at this time. The only movie that might have had a good shot at my top 5 that got past me was Edge of Tomorrow, which despite good reviews, didn't make it a month in theaters near me. But I've thrown together a list anyhow for tradition's sake, as follows:
My top 5 2014 so far (listed alphabetically) The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Chef The LEGO Movie Non-Stop X-Men: Days of Future Past
Here is a list of the 2017 films I've seen, and my opinion of them. Filmmakers who toil on the almost-impossible mission of making a feature length film should not have their work dismissed on a pass-fail basis so easily. That being said, this is just one man's opinion, and on a blog at that, and the savvy moviegoer will read enough of the reviews of professional film critics to allow a blog here and there to "list" favorites and least favorites.
n/a so far
Get Out. Best seen as satire.
John Wick: Chapter 2. Will please fans of the original (when it gets going)-- it's even better than the first, if, at times, the violence gets video game-ish.
Kong: Skull Island. Summer movies have started two months early; fun!
Logan. Maybe what was needed story-wise, but a little too Terminatoresque in the telling, and far too depressing overall.