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2017 List Thread
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Author:  Rocco [ Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:06 pm ]
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Figured we'd need another one of these. I trust Marc will repost his music here, but I know everyone's gonna have their movie lists ready soon, and some of you actually, you know, read books. I need to watch/listen to a few more things before I knock some of mine out, but I'm looking forward to seeing what you guys consumed last year!

Author:  Rocco [ Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:49 pm ]
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Best New Podcasts - 2017

5. TV Avalanche: Alan Sepinwall (easily my favorite TV critic) and Brian Grubb talk TV. That's it. It's great because it gives you the timecodes in the episode descriptions so you can skip around to just the shows you watch.

4. Singsongers: Comedy writing legend (to me, at least) Dino Stamatopoulos reigns himself in and interviews artists I've mostly never heard of. Basically a looser, less angry WTF with much less famous, exclusively musical guest. Seems to be on a hiatus, but I really dig this one.

3. ESPN 30 For 30 Podcast: More consistently good than the films are, but never quite reached the highs of its visual counterpart. Still, two or three of these episodes were some of the best listens of the year for me.

2. Missing Richard Simmons: By the end it sort of petered out, but this was a great binge listen. Fascinating and entertaining if not as emotionally rewarding as I'd hoped, given the strong start.

1. S-Town: Far and away the most interesting and exciting podcast of the year for me. Knocked the entire thing out in one sitting, pausing it for about 5 minutes to place a food order. Can't wait to re-listen. Way better than it has any right to be.

Author:  circuitsnake [ Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:17 pm ]
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Best Food

5. Pizza
4. Broccoli
3. Pasta
2. Wings
1. Green Milk

Author:  Neil_Leach [ Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:22 am ]
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Favorite Cat :
(six way tie)

Favorite Dog :
the next friendly one i see

Favorite Horse(s) :
my neighbors'

Favorite Morning :

Favorite Evening :

Favorite Weather :

Author:  Rocco [ Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:57 am ]
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Noir Cats: Coming this April.

Author:  maxfrost [ Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:25 pm ]
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But seriously folks,,,

Fave books read last year (in alphabetical order by author):

Auster, Paul. The New York Trilogy
Bould, Mark Film Noir: From Berlin to Sin City
Chavet, Jean-Marie, Eliette Brund Deschamps, and Christian Hillaire. Dawn of Art: The Chavet Cave
Gibson, William. Burning Chrome
Marquez, Gabriel Garcia. One Hundred Years of Solitude
Merrill, James. Collected Poems
Morgan, Richard K. Broken Angels
Parker, Dorothy. Complete Stories
Roberts, Ian. German Expressionist Cinema: The World of Light and Shadow
Strugatsky, Arkady and Boris Strugatsky. Roadside Picnic

Author:  Rocco [ Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:42 pm ]
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maxfrost wrote:

Bould, Mark Film Noir: From Berlin to Sin City

Read this for my Noir/Neonoir course that I made. Helped a ton and wasn't too dense. Still think of it basically every time I viddy a noir.

Author:  William Goss [ Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:32 pm ]
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Favorite movies: http://williambgoss.tumblr.com/post/169370516636/red-white-bruised-the-best-movies-of-2017

Favorite... non-movies? I don't understand the question. (Okay, LCD Soundsystem's "American Dream" was a blast.)

Author:  Kzap [ Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:17 pm ]
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Sadly I did not get to see anywhere near as many new releases in 2017 as I would have liked so a top anything list is pretty pointless. Instead I shall list all the films I saw that came out last year*, in a rough-ranking**.

Can't wait to re-watch
1. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
2. Paddington 2
3. Baby Driver
4. The Big Sick
Would like to re-watch
5. Logan
6. La La Land
7. The Lego Batman Movie
Would happily re-watch
8. Wonder Woman
9. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Enjoyed once
10. Lucky Logan
11. It
12. Free Fire
13. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

*I'm going by UK release date just to confuse everyone else on this site.
*The huge disclaimer is that there are several films I didn't see that I am sure could easily take one of the top three spots but for whatever reason I haven't got around to them.

Author:  circuitsnake [ Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:58 pm ]
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Best Original Movies of 2017

1. Shape of Water
2. Good Time
3. Ladybird
4. Get Out
5. Phantom Thread
6. Florida Project
7. Baby Driver
8. Wind River
9. Ghost Story
10. Okja
11. Mudbound
12. Coco
13. Mother!
14. Split
15. Suburbicon I guess? I didn't see it

Author:  T-jones [ Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:30 am ]
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My 2017 top 10, though, of course there's a bunch of them I haven't seen.

10. Mother!
9. Blade Runner 2049
8. The Lego Batman Movie
7. Star Wars: The Last Jedi
6. Lady Bird
5. Loving Vincent
4. War for the Planet of the Apes
3. Dunkirk
2. Get Out
1. Logan

Author:  tsukasa13 [ Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:35 am ]
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Books enjoyed:
Cosmopolis - Don DeLillo
Universal Harvester - John Darnielle
God Bless You, Mrs Rosewater - Kurt Vonnegut
Away & Beyond - A.E. can Vogt
Attempting Normal - Marc Maron
Joyland - Stephen King
Turtles All the Way Down - John Green
Harry Potter #1-4 - J.K. Rowling

New Music Enjoyed:
Adenturer - Sacred Grove

All Time Low - Last Young Renegade
Angelo Badalmenti - Twin Peaks Limited Event Soundtrack

Del Paxton - All Day, Every Day, All Night
Eidola - To Speak To Listen
Father John Misty - Pure Comedy
Football, etc - Corner

Galactic Empire - Galactic Empire
Howard Zimmer - Blade Runner 2049 Original Soundtrack
Icarus the Owl - Rearm Circuits
John Williams - The Last Jedi Original Soundtrack
Kesha - Rainbow
Long Ladder Home - Many Days
Neck Deep - The Peace and the Panic
Oceans Ate Alaska - Hikari
Remo Drive - Greatest Hits
Rings of Saturn - Ulta Ulta
Stolas - Stolas
Sufferer - Sufferer
The Front Bottoms - Going Grey
The Killers - Wonderful Wonderful
The Mountain Goats - Goth
The World is a Beautiful Place - Always Foreign

Unleash the Archers - Apex

Wolf + Bear - Everything is Going Grey

Seasons of TV Enjoyed:
The OA - 1
Sherlock - 4
Always Sunny - 12
Girls - 6
Master of None - 2
Silicon Valley - 4
Bloodline - 3
Glow - 1
Wet Hot American Summer - 2
Game of Thrones - 7
Twin Peaks - 2
Bojack Horseman - 4
Mindhunter - 1
Stranger Things - 2
Crashing - 1
Planet Earth - 2

Author:  Day Glo [ Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:54 am ]
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The Top 1%:
Twin Peaks: The Return

The Really Great
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
The Good Place
Master of None
American Vandal
Better Call Saul

The Very Good
Doctor Who s8
American Gods
Stranger Things 2
Orphan Black s5
Dear White People
Rick & Morty s3

The Good
Star Trek: Discovery
The Handmaid's Tale
Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later
The Defenders

The I Stopped Watching This
The Gifted
The 100

The I Haven't Seen This Yet; I Fully Anticipate Loving It More Than Anything Else From 2017 So If You Spoil Anything I Will Utterly Ruin You
The Leftovers

Author:  tsukasa13 [ Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:45 am ]
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I will probably keep editing this all day/year, but here are my 50 favorite new-release films of 2017:

1. Lady Bird - Greta Gerwig
2. The Florida Project - Sean Baker
3. Blade Runner 2049 - Denis Villanueva
4. Star Wars Ep VIII - Rian Johnson
5. The Shape of Water - Guillermo Del Toro
6. Valerian & the City of 1000 Planets - Luc Besson
7. Call Me By Your Name - Luca Guadagnino
8. A Ghost Story - David Lowery
9. Phantom Thread - P.T. Anderson
10. The Meyerowitz Stories - Noah Baumbach

11. Logan Lucky - Steven Soderbergh
12. The Disaster Artist - James Franco
13. Thor: Ragnarok - Takia Witty
14. Logan - James Mangold
15. Mother! - Darren Aronofsky
16. Three Billboards outside Ebbing MO - Martin McDonagh
17. Wonder Woman - Patty Jesnkins
18. I Don’t Feel at Home in This World - Macon Blair
19. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle - Jake Kasdan
20. The Greatest Showman - Michael Gracey

21. The Big Sick - Michael Showalter
22. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 - James Gunn
23. Get Out - Jordan Peele
24. I, Tonya - Craig Gillespie
25. Molly’s Game - Aaron Sorkin
26. Before I Fall - Ry Russo
27. Win It All - Joe Swanberg
28. Spider-Man Homecoming - John Watts
29. Dunkirk - Christopher Nolan
30. The Post - Steven Spielberg

31. Pirates of the Caribbean 5 - Joachim Ronning & Espen Sandberg
32. IT - Andrés Muschietti
33. Spoor - Agnieszka Holland & Kasia Adamik
34. Split - M Night Shymalan
35. Alien: Convenent - Ridley Scott
36. Life Guidance - Ruth Mader
37. Live a Little - David Jaffee
38. The Lego Batman Movie - Chris McKay
39. Gerald’s Game - Mike Flanagan
40. Power Rangers - Dean Israelite

41. Okja - Joon-ho Bong
42. Atomic Blonde - David Leitch
43. The Fate of the Furious - F. Gary Gray
44. Roger’s Park - Kyle Henry
45. War of the Planet of the Apes - Matt Reeves
46. Kong: Skull Island - Jordan Vogt-Roberts
47. Kingsmen: The Golden Circle - Matthew Vaughn
48. John Wick Chapter 2 - Chad Stahelski
49. Murder on the Orient Express - Kevin Branaugh
50. Beauty and the Beast - Bill Condon

Honorary mention to "Your Name" which everyone is technically counting as a 2016 release, but which would have otherwise been my number one. I also loved the documentaries Icarus, Too Funny to Fail, White Boy and
Mommy Dead and Dearest, which I couldn't properly sort into this list because apples and oranges.

Author:  Rocco [ Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:25 am ]
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Day Glo wrote:

5. Master of None: Season 2
4. South Park: Season 21
3. Glow: Season 1
2. Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later
1. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Season 1

Have yet to see: Leftovers, Twin Peaks: The Return, Handmaid's Tale, Big Little Lies, Crazy ExGF: Season 2

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