Ben Pearson’s Top 10 Movies of 2017

Top 10 movies of 2017

As 2017 slowly disappears in our rear-view windows (good riddance!), the /Film staff is looking back on our favorite movies of last year. The year itself was awful in an almost incalculable number of ways, but at least we had a ton of fantastic movies to distract us from the constant barrage against truth and decency. Thankfully, many of last year’s movies were overflowing with those qualities, and I was able to get a steady diet of them amid heart-stopping set pieces, complex characters, and emotionally cathartic cinematic experiences. These were my top 10 movies of 2017.
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Channel Zero Season 3 premiere date

Channel Zero, one of the best horror shows on TV that you’re probably not watching, just recently wrapped-up its second season, Channel Zero: No-End House, in October, but season 3 is ready to go. A new teaser for Channel Zero: Butcher’s Block reveals the premiere date for the new season, and it’s a lot closer than you think.

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Goosebumps

Everyone break out your calendars and red pens – Sony is shuffling their release dates.

Goosebumps 2, which has faced its fair share of speed bumps throughout development, and Alpha, a historical adventure movie about a caveman and his wolf buddy that has jumped around the schedule a few times now, both have new release dates.

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Black Mirror season 4 review

Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker’s dark, twisted, technology-driven Twilight Zone riff, is about return to Netflix for yet another season of woe and punishment. There’s a cold cosmic justice at work in Black Mirror; a sense that any transgression, no matter how mundane, will be met with the bleakest of punishments. It can often make for an unpleasant experience. Yet Black Mirror explored exciting new possibilities last season, with the acclaimed San Junipero – an episode that revealed that hopefulness was also a possibility in the Black Mirror universe. Best of all, it was an episode that wasn’t obsessed with conveying a twisted moral – it simply used the Black Mirror premise to tell a story about two characters and the results were stunning.

Black Mirror season 4, sadly, does not have an episode that resonates as much as San Junipero did last season. The show once again continues down a dark, unrelenting path – which is to be expected, since that was the built-in methodology long before San Junipero came along. But how does Black Mirror season 4 stack up as a whole? The good news is that the latest season of Black Mirror goes off into new, unexpected directions and has fun playing around with style and form. The six episodes that occupy the latest season all vary in plot, tone, and message, which is a welcome change compared to previous seasons, which had a tendency to blur together.

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The Shining Sequel

Mike Flanagan, who recently helmed the excellent Stephen King adaptation Gerald’s Game for Netflix, has another King project he’d like to tackle: Doctor Sleep. Released in 2013, Doctor Sleep is a quasi-sequel to The Shining, which introduces audiences to an adult Danny Torrance, the boy who survived the Overlook Hotel. Would Flanagan be the right filmmaker to tackle The Shining sequel? Based on his past output, yes. Yes, he would.

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The Dark Tower failure

After years in development, the film adaptation of Stephen King‘s The Dark Tower hit theaters earlier in 2017 and proceeded to disappoint everyone. King’s book series is full of rich, complex mythology, but the film adaptation decided to jettison all of that for a more streamlined narrative that didn’t make a lot of sense anyway. King was heavily involved with the promotion for the film, and now that it’s come and gone, the prolific author is sharing his thoughts on the overall Dark Tower failure.

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It Comes at Night

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) 

The end of the year is upon us. What better way to kick 2017 to the curb and usher in 2018 than by watching a whole bunch of movies? Blow off your dumb New Year’s Eve party – who wants to be social? Instead, hunker down under some blankets as the icy, cold wind howls outside and take in the following films until the mess that was 2017 is finally over once and for all.

This latest edition of Now Stream This features a Vertigo-like mystery, an end-of-the-world fable, a hypnotic blend of documentary and narrative storytelling, puppets having sex, a grindhouse throwback, and more! Here are the best movies streaming right now! Let’s get streaming, folks – and have a happy New Year.

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Mom and dad trailer

Nicolas Cage looks to be at his Nicolas Cage-iest in the high-energy Mom and Dad trailer. The jet-black horror-comedy stars Cage and Selma Blair as a pair of suburban parents who are suddenly seized with an unstoppable urge to murder their children. This feeling has likely come over many suburban parents, but Cage and Blair decide to actually act on their urges, with potentially bloody results. Watch the Mom and Dad trailer below.

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The Most Underrated Movies of 2017

alien has run its course

There were many great films in 2017, and while most of these movies find themselves embraced as the end of the year rolls around, a few have slipped through the cracks. The following list will attempt to give these forgotten films their due, and also shine a light on some of 2017’s most interesting, challenging films that audiences (and sometimes critics) ultimately rejected. These are the Most Underrated Movies of 2017.

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The Best Movie Trailers of 2017

Best Movie Trailers of 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, it’s time to look back at some of the best movie marketing of the year. Yes, trailers are literally just commercials for products, but the very best trailers can be an art form unto themselves. When studios and editors buck the trends and set out to create something that truly stands out from the pack, it can make for something worth celebrating. So let’s talk about the Best Movie Trailers of 2017.

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