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17 Movies to Watch that are coming out in 2017

17 Movies to Watch that are coming out in 2017

Lots of movies come out every year. Some are good, some are bad, some are geeky fan services, but one thing remains the same, year after year: I am always surprised by something being better than I thought and something else being a letdown.

I’m not sure what will happen once the lights dim in the theatre this year, but I know that if it all works out, I’ll be seeing a good portion of these 17 movies in 2017.

This is my list, and it’s based on just my own thoughts and feelings. Will you be seeing any of these with me, and what will you be watching instead?

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An Honest Review of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Rogue One A Star Wars Story

I saw Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and I wasn’t that impressed. Some people are telling me that it means I’m not a “hardcore” Star Wars fan, but I’m more inclined to think it just means, I won’t be taken with a movie simply because you slap “Star Wars” in the title.

Sure, it had some good parts and it wasn’t a bad film, but it was not one of those movies that I was as energized with as the end credits rolled, as I was when the opening fanfare began.

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Thanks to Barry Levinson, We’ll Always Have ‘Diner’

Barry Levinson's Diner 1982

What makes for a better movie experience than relatable characters and their relationships? To that effect, what makes a better movie than Barry Levinson’s Diner, where there’s a way to find a portion of yourself in each character on the screen.

One other thing that you have in common with the main characters, or should have in common with the boys – Eddie, Shrevie, Boogie, Fenwick, Billy, and Modell – is that they are all kids at heart.

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Ralph Bakshi: A Rotospective

Last Days of Coney Island Ralph Bakshi

Rotospective: Bakshi Returns to Form with “Last Days of Coney Island.”

There was a period of time from the mid-nineties through 2013, where Ralph Bakshi had completely given up on making movies. He did some television and a few shorts here and there, but the big studio experience of Cool World, had really soured him on film of any length, type or story.

That is until the announcement of a Kickstart on February 1st, 2013 to fund “Last Days of Coney Island…”

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Thanksgiving Movies to be Thankful for…

Thanksgiving Movies List from Agent Palmer

It is November and All Hallow’s Eve has come and gone, but before you start with all of the December Holidays preparation, don’t pass over the November Holiday that is often overlooked when it comes to movies. Yes, Thanksgiving has it’s share of movies, maybe not completely based on the holiday, but it’s in there.

So, since last year over Thanksgiving I started to compile a list; one of my readers Jenn Anaya had started tweeting about Thanksgiving movies. I haven’t personally watched a ton of these, so I’m going to give you two lists. First, my Thanksgiving movies in alphabetical order and then all of the other thanksgiving movies I have found.

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