Film Log 2017

Here is my list of movies watched in 2017. I KNOW I missed a few, but now, at the end of the year, I am unable to remember what… Dammit.

The films that I especially liked are in bold, and the ones that I especially did not are in italics. The titles marked with a * denote a short (less than 50 minute) film, movies from the “Good Beer and Movie” nights are [bracketed], and the underlined area is my 2017 31 Days of Horror; this year I did “Sci-Fi Horror.” Also, I only bold or italicize on my first viewing of the film. I love The Big Lebowski, but as I’ve seen it a million times, it’s not highlighted this year.

2017 Log 1
Best of 2017 1-6: Viva Amiga, Curse of the Man Who Sees UFOs, The Lego Batman Movie, Swiss Army Man, Get Out, Blue Ruin

1. Why Don’t You Play In Hell? (Sion Sono) 2. Howard the Duck (William Huyck) 3. Scanners II: The New Order (Christian Duguay) 4. Viva Amiga: The Story of a Beautiful Machine (Zach Weddington) 5. Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf (Phillipe Mora) 6. Bad Moms (Jon Lucas & Scott More) 7. Tales of Halloween (Darren Lynn Bousman et. al.) 8. The Nice Guys (Shane Black) 9. Top Gun (Tony Scott) 10. Dead Ringers (David Cronenberg) 11. Shallow Grave (Danny Boyle) 12. Sisters (Unrated) (Justin Moore) 13. Monster Trucks (Chris Wedge) 14. C.H.U.D. (Douglas Cheek) 15. Rats (Morgan Spurlock) 16. The Happiness of the Katakuris (Takahashi Miike) 17. Idiocracy (Mike Judge) 18. Candyman (Bernanrd Rose) 19. The Interview (Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg) 20. 30 Minutes or Less (Ruben Fleischer) 21. Big Trouble in Little China (John Carpenter) 22. 1990: The Bronx Warriros (Enzo G. Castellari) 23. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Speilberg) 24. Escape from the Bronx (Enzo G. Castellari) 25. The New Barbarians (Enzo G. Castellari) 26. Coneheads (Steve Barron) 27. Curse of the Man Who Sees UFOs (Justin Gaar) 28. The Company of Wolves (Neil Jordan) 29. Antibirth (Danny Perez) 30. Men in Black (Barry Sonnenfeld) 31. Tammy (Unrated) (Ben Falcone) 32. The Thing (John Carpenter) 33. The Lego Batman Movie (Chris McKay) 34. Near Dark (Kathryn Bigelow) 35. Kubo & the Two Strings (Travis Knight) 36. Aliens (Director’s Cut) (James Cameron) 37. Swiss Army Man (Daniels) 38. Get Out (Jordan Peele) 39. The Hurt Business (Vlad Yudin) 40. The Big Lebowski (The Coen Brothers) 41. Blue Ruin (Jeremy Saulnier) 42. Super Mario Brothers (Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel) 43. Hands of Steel (Sergio Martino) 44. Morgan (Luke Scott) 45. The Girl in the Photographs (Nick Simon) 46. Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America (Matthew Ornstein) 47. Eddie Strongman (Matt Bell) 48. Dark Was the Night (Jack Heller) 49. Future War (MST3K) (Anthony Doublin) 50. The Search for General Tso (Ian Cheney) 51. Ant-Man (Peyton Reed) 52. Trolls (Mike Mitchell) 53. The Legend of Billie Jean (Matthew Robbins) 54. Laserblast (MST3K) (Michael Rae) 55. Alien 3 (Assembly Cut) (David Fincher) 56. The Impersonators (Joshua Hull) 57. Predator (John McTiernan) 58. Legend (Director’s Cut) (Ridley Scott) 59. I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore (Macon Blair) 60. Crips & Bloods: Made in America (Stacy Peralta) 61. Train to Busan (Yeon Sang-Ho) 62. The Greasy Strangler (Jim Hoskins) 63. Predator 2 (Stephen Hoskins) 64. Predators (Nimrod Antal) 65. Alien: Resurrection (Jean-Pierre Jeunet) 66. Slaughterhouse (Rich Roessler) 67. Green Room (Jeremy Saulnier) 68. Gravity is Just a Habit* (David S Vardanyan & Elena Vardanyan) 69. What We Do in the Shadows (Jermaine Clement & Taika Waititi) 70. Moana (Ron Clements & John Musker) 71. Rogue One (Gareth Edwards) 72. Cold in July (Jim Mickle) 73. Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh (Bill Condon) 74. Exterminator 2 (Mark Buntzman) 75. The ABCs of Death 2 (E.L. Katz et. al.) 76. 68 Kill (Trent Haaga)

2017 Log 2
Best of 2017 7-12: Accidental Courtesy, I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore, Train to Busan, The Greasy Strangler, What We Do in the Shadows, 68 Kill

77. The ABCs of Death (Nacho Vigalondo et. al.) 78. John Wick (Chad Stahelski) 79. *batteries not included (Matthew Robbins) 80. Mulberry Street (Jim Mickle) 81. Adventures in Babysitting (Chris Colombus) 82. Thursday (Director’s Cut) (Skip Woods) 83. Bomb It (Jon Reiss) 84. 54: The Director’s Cut (Mark Christopher) 85. Wild Style (Charlie Ahern) 86. Late Phases: Night of the Lone Wolf (Adrian Garcia Bogliano) 87. Guardians of the Galaxy, vol. 2 (James Gunn) 88. Prometheus (Ridley Scott) 89. Alien: The Crossing* (Ridley Scott) 90. Orgasmo (Unrated) (Trey Parker) 91. Stake Land (Jim Mickle) 92. The Roost (Ti West) 93. Starcrash (MST3K) (Luigi Cozzi) 94. Ex Machina (Alex Garland) 95. Dirty Dancing (Emile Ardolino) 96. The Void (Jeremy Gillespie & Steven Kostanski) 97. Dredd (Pete Travis) 98. Brain Damage (Frank Henenlotter) 99. 22 Jump Street (Christopher Lord & Phil Miller) 100. Eliminators (Peter Manoogian) 101. Jedi Junior High (Heidi Burkey & Tim Larson) 102. Nacho Libre (Jared Hess) 103. So I Married an Axe Murderer (Thomas Schlamme) 104. House IV (Lewis Abernathy) 105. Evil Ed (Director’s Cut) (Anders Jacobsson) 106. Cry Wilderness (MST3K) (Jay Schlossberg-Cohen) 107. Beyond the Gates (Jackson Stewart) 108. Krull (Peter Yates) 109. The Dark Crystal (Jim Henson) 110. Hatchet III (B.J. McDonnell) 111. C.H.U.D. II: Bud the C.H.U.D. (David Irving) 112. Spaceballs (Mel Brooks) 113. Slugs (J.P. Simón) 114. The Runaways (Floria Sigismondi) 115. Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (David Soren) 116. Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog* (Joss Whedon) 117. Pacific Rim (Guillermo Del Toro) 118. Masterminds (Jared Hess) 119. Dumb & Dumber (The Farrelly Brothers) 120. GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (Brett Whitcomb) 121. The Evil Within (Andrew Getty) 122. Brainscan (John Flynn) 123. Bomb the System (Adam Bhala Lough) 124. AVP (Paul W.S. Anderson) 125. Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (Robert Zemeckis) 126. AVP: Requiem (The Brothers Strause) 127. Beauty & The Beast (Bill Condon) 128. The NSU-Complex (Stefan Aust & Dirk Laabs) 129. Cars 3 (Brian Fee) 130. Rakka* (Neill Blomkamp) 131. Pet Sematary (Mary Lambert) 132. Fright Night 2 (Tommy Lee Wallace) 133. All the Colours of the Dark (Sergio Martino) 134. Saving Banksy (Colin Miday) 135. Bone Tomahawk (S. Craig Zahler) 136. The Cabin in the Woods (Drew Goddard) 137. American Anarchist (Charlie Siskel) 138.Return of the Living Dead II (Ken Wiederhorn) 139. Despicable Me 3 (Kyle Balda & Pierre Coffin) 140. Blair Witch (Adam Wingard) 141. Baby Driver (Edgar Wright) 142. Shaun of the Dead (Edgar Wright) 143. The Conjuring 2 (James Wan) 144. Jason Goes to Hell (Unrated) (Adam Marcus) [145. Warriors of the Wasteland (Enzo G. Castellari) 146. Kung Fury* (David Samberg) 147. Turbo Kid (RKSS) 148. No Tomorrow: A Turbo Kid Tale* (RKSS) 149. T is for Turbo* (RKSS)] 150. Officer Downe (Shawn Crahan) 151. The Dead Room (Jason Stutter) 152. Zygote* (Neill Blomkamp) 153. Firebase* (Neill Blomkamp)

2017 Log 3
Best of 2017 13-18: John Wick, Late Phases, Guardians of the Galaxy, vol. 2, The Void, Rakka, Despicable Me 3

154. Beerfest (Unrated) (Jay Chandrasekar) 155. Stargate (Extended Cut) (Roland Emmerich) 156. Dawn of the Dead (George A. Romero) 157. Day of the Dead (George A. Romero) 158. Attack the Block (Joe Cornish) 159. In the Mouth of Madness (John Carpenter) 160. Blades of Glory (Will Speck & Josh Gordon) 161. Murder Party (Jeremy Saulnier) 162. Odd Thomas (Stephen Sommers) 163. The Garbage Pail Kids Movie (Rod Amateau) 164. Die Präsenz (Daniele Grieco) 165. The Proposition (John Hillcoat) 166. Kill Bill, vol. 1 (Quentin Tarantino) 167. Kill Bill, vol. 2 (Quentin Tarantino) [168. Donnie Darko (Richard Kelly) 169. Therefore I Am* (The McCourbrey Borthers) 170. Interview with a Time Traveler* (James Cooper) 171. Timecrimes (Nacho Vigalondo) 172. 7:35 de la Mañana* (Nacho Vigalondo)] 173. The Mask (Chuck Russell) 174. The Axe Murders of Villisca (Tony E. Valenzuela) 175. Slither (James Gunn) 176. In a Heartbeat* (Beth David & Esteban Bravo) 177. Battlefield Baseball (Yudai Yamaguchi) 178. Ramen Short* (Gatarô Man) 179. Drive (Director’s Cut) (Steve Wang) 180. Cool Runnings (Jon Turtletaub) 181. The Lego Movie Experience in 4D* (Rob Schrab) 182. Stereoscope* (Alexander Babaev) 183. CHIPS (Dax Shepard) 184. Cheap Thrills (E.L. Katz) 185. Troll 2 (Claudio Fragrasso) 186. Best Worst Movie (Michael Paul Stephenson) 187. Cloverfield (Matt Reeves) 188. Spy (Unrated) (Paul Feig) 189. The Karate Kid (John G. Avildsen) 190. Tremors (Ron Underwood) 191. Tremors 2 (S.S. Wilson) 192. The Devil’s Candy (Sean Byrne) 193. The Beast Within (Philippe Mora) 194. Death Note (Adam Wingard) 195. Little Shop of Horrors (Frank Oz) 196. Ghost in the Shell (Mamoru Oshii) 197. The Boss Baby (Tom McGrath) 198. Kong: Skull Island (Jordan Vogt-Roberts) 199. Toolbox Murders (Tobe Hooper) 200. Alien: Covenant (Ridley Scott) 201. The Pact (Nicholas McCarthy) [202. Nightbreed (Director’s Cut) (Clive Barker) 203. Lord of Illusions (Director’s Cut) (Clive Barker)] 204. The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (Cal Brunker) 205. Clue (Jonathan Lynn) 206. Black Dynamite (Scott Sanders) 207. Call Girl of Cthulu (Chris LaMartina) 208. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (David Bowers) 209. Space Jam (Joe Pytka) 210. The Resurrected (Dan O’Bannon) 211. Unacknowledged (Michael Mazzola) 212. Dark Water (Hideo Nakata) 213. The Colony (Jeff Renfroe) 214. Creep (Patrick Brice) 215. Mother! (Darren Aronofsky) 216. IT (Andy Muschetti) 217. John Wick: Chapter 2 (Chad Stahelski) 218. Uncle Sam (William Lustig) 219. 10 Things I Hate About You (Gil Junger) 220. Batman Begins (Christopher Nolan) 221. The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan) 222. The Dark Knight Rises (Christopher Nolan) 223. Who the F**k is That Guy? The Fabulous Journey of Michael Alago (Drew Stone) 224. The Bad Batch (Ana Lily Amirpour) 225. Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight (Ernest Dickerson) 226. Night of the Scarecrow (Jeff Burr) 227. Galaxy Quest (Dean Parisot) 228. Life (Daniel Espinoza) 229. Blade II (Guillermo Del Toro)

2017 Log 4
Best of 2017 19-24: Baby Driver, In a Heartbeat, Stereoscope, The Devil’s Candy, Death Walks at Midnight, Too Funny to Fail

230. Doom (Unrated) (Andrzej Bartkowiak) 231. Cube: Zero (Ernie Barbarash) 232. Cube (Vancenzo Natali) 233. Hocus Pocus (Kenny Ortega) 234. Cube 2: Hypercube (Andrzej Sekula) 235. Pandorum (Christian Alvart) 236. Night of the Creeps (Fred Dekker) 237. Species (Roger Donaldson) 238. Ghosts of Mars (John Carpenter) 239. The Lego Ninjago Movie (Charlie Bean, Paul Fisher, Bob Logan) 240. The Blob (Chuck Russell) 241. Pitch Black (Unrated) (David Twothy) 242. Critters (Stephen Herek) 243. The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (Larry Blamire) 244. The Last Days on Mars (Ruairi Robinson) 245. They Live (John Carpenter) 246. Critters 2 (Mick Garris) [247. From Beyond (Stuart Gordon) *Already Counted: The Void] 248. The Lost Skeleton Returns Again (Larry Blamire) 249. Splice (Vincenzo Natali) 250. Phantasm (Don Coscarelli) 251. Videodrome (David Cronenberg) 252. The Fly (David Cronenberg) 253. Pulse (Kiyoshi Kurosawa) 254. Pulse (Jim Sonzero) 255. Critters 3 (Kristine Peterson) 256. Contamination (Luigi Cozzi) 257. Nightmare City (Umberto Lenzi) 258. The Faculty (Robert Rodriguez) 259. Re-Animator (Stuart Gordon) 260. The Deadly Spawn (Douglas McKeown) 261. Xtro (Harry Bromley Davenport) 262. Critters 4 (Rupert Harvey) 263. The Puppet Masters (Stuart Orme) 264. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (Phillip Kaufman) 265. The Crazies (George A. Romero) 266. The Crazies (Breck Eisner) 267. The Monster Squad (Fred Dekker) 268. Phantasm: Ravager (David Hartman) 269. The Thing (John Carpenter) 270. Event Horizon (Paul W.S. Anderson) 271. Don’t Torture a Duckling (Lucio Fulci) 272. Death Walks at Midnight (Luciano Ercoli) 273. The Five Year Engagement (Unrated) (Nicholas Stoller) [274. Labryinth (Jim Henson) 275. Phenomena (International Cut) (Dario Argento)] 276. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (Adam McKay) 277. Hot Rod (Akiva Schaffer) 278. Obey Giant (James Moll) 279. The Emoji Movie (Tony Leondis) 280. Murder Rock (Lucio Fulci) 281. Dudes (Penelope Spheeris) 282. Innerspace (Joe Dante) 283. The Bloodstained Butterfly (Duccio Tessari) 284. Blood Rage (John Grissmer) 285. You’re Next (Adam Wingard) 286. The Inkeepers (Ti West) 287. The Matrix (The Wachowski’s) 288. Mystery Men (Kinka Usher) 289. The Great Outdoors (Howard Deutch) 290. Bloodsucking Pharaohs in Pittsburgh (Alan Smithee aka Dean Tschetter) 291. Christmas Vacation (Jeremiah Chechik) 292. Home Alone (Chris Colombus) 293. Too Funny to Fail: The Life & Death of the Dana Carvey Show (Josh Greenbaum) 294. Creepshow 2 (Michael Gornick) 295. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (Chris Colombus) 296. Scrooged (Richard Donner) 297. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Rian Johnson) 298. Fanboys (Kyle Newman) 299. Coco (Lee Unkrich) 300. Die Hard (John McTiernan) 301. A Christmas Story (Bob Clark) 302. My Science Project (Jonathan R. Betuel) 303. A Goofy Movie (Kevin Lima) 304. Sixteen Candles (John Hughes) 305. Guardians of the Galaxy (James Gunn) 306. 976-EVIL (Robert Englund)

2017 Log 5
Best of 2017 25: Coco

 

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