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What was worth seeing in 2017 and what wasn’t

POSTED: January 10, 2018 12:30 p.m.

Dunkirk topped the list for best movie in 2017.

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“Coco,” “War for the Planet of the Apes,” “Mother!” these were three films that just missed my 10-best list by the skin of their teeth. On the other hand, movies such as “A Dog’s Purpose,” “The Great Wall” and “Valerian” just dodged the bullet of landing on my 10 worst list.
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time of year again. Once again, Hollywood unloaded everything they could onto the screen for us to either enjoy or endure: Blockbusters, Oscar hopefuls and everything in between. I saw 56 movies in 2017 and 20 of them stayed with me either in a good or bad way. Plus, as I do every year, I have included my pick for runner-up on both lists.
Without further ado, here’s my lists for the 10 best and worst movies of 2017.

1. “Dunkirk”
2. “Blade Runner 2049”
3. “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”
4. “Baby Driver”
5. “The Big Sick”
6. “It”
7. “American Made”
8. Tie: “Wonder Woman” and “Logan”
9. “Get Out”
10. “John Wick: Chapter 2”
Runner-up: “Mother!”

1. “Transformers: The Last Knight”
2. “Sleepless”
3. “Underworld: Blood Wars”
4. “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword”
5. “The Mummy”
6. “The Circle”
7. “The Space Between Us”
8. “Jigsaw”
9. “Geostorm”
10. “The Dark Tower”
Runner-up: “The Great Wall”

And there you have it. My picks for the best of the best and the bottom of the barrel. All of my 10 best list are available on Blu-Ray and DVD, except for “American Made,” which came out last week, “It,” which came out this week and “Blade Runner 2049,” which is coming out Jan. 16.
As for my 10 worst, find more constructive ways to occupy your time.
We now bring 2017 in movies to a close and look forward to what this new year has to offer. With that in mind, here are 18 of my most highly anticipated films of 2018:

“2018 Cloverfield Movie” (Feb. 2)
“15:17 to Paris” (Feb. 9)
“Black Panther” (Feb. 16)
“Pacific Rim Uprising” (March 23)
“Ready Player One” (March 30)
“Avengers: Infinity War” (May 4)
“Solo: A Star Wars Story” (May 25)
“Deadpool 2” (June 1)
“Ocean’s 8” (June 8)
“The Incredibles 2” (June 15)
“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” (June 22)
“Ant-Man and the Wasp” (July 6)
“Alita: Battle Angel” (July 20)
“Mission: Impossible 6” (July 27)
“Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch” (Nov. 9)
“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” (Nov.16) “Bohemian Rhapsody” (Christmas Day)
“Mary Poppins Returns” (Christmas Day)

Chances are some of these might occupy one of my 10 lists next January. Check in a year to find out.
Until next time, this is Justin Hall wishing all of you a very safe and happy New Year and as always, I’ll see you at the movies.

Hall is a syndicated columnist in South Georgia.

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