Top Five 2017 Movies You Didn’t See

Top Five 2017 Movies You Didn’t See

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2017 was the year we saw Wolverine die, got another Spiderman franchise and DC finally released one movie almost everyone likes (Wonder Woman).

Another Mummy came back to life. Our favorite doll Anabelle showed us her origin story, John Wick survived his second movie (somehow). And the Fast and Furious Family went for one last ride (again).

But with blockbuster movies spewing left, right and center a couple of good ones are bound to slip by unnoticed.

Here are five movies you probably missed in 2017

1.  Wind River- “This isn’t the land of back-up Jane, this the land of you’re on your own”

Genre: Crime, Drama

Release Date: Fri 18 Aug 2017

Starring:  Kelsey Asbille, Jeremy Renner

S ix miles. That's how far Natalie Hanson ran. She ran 9.6 kilometers Barefoot, bleeding and miles away from civilization.  Through the unforgiving freezing night of Wind River, Wyoming U.S.A. Right before collapsing and drowning in a pool of her blood.

Based on the Real life events, Wind River centers on Cory Lambert (Jeremy Renner), an expert huntsman enlisted by FBI rookie agent Jane Banner (Elizabeth Olsen). To help solve the murder mystery of Natalie Hanson.

This fast-paced thriller shows the strength necessary to survive in an unforgiving world and how the adverse effects of the environment we live in can affect our view of the world. Residents of the County are shown to be broken and desperate, with some having lost so much to this poorly funded, and ill secure part of the world.

The strength, durability, and passion portrayed by the characters are infectious and impressive. From the deep dialogue and brilliant lines to the unexpected action scenes.

wind river ratingThis movie genuinely touched me, but I still feel haunted by the end scene credits.

2. The Autopsy of Jane-“So let the sunshine in, face it with again. Smilers never lose, and frowners never win”

Genre: Horror, Mystery

Release Date: Fri 23 Dec 2016

Starring: Brian Cox, Emile Hirsch

If there was ever a profession, I never imagined myself as, being a medical examiner is on top of the list. And after watching this movie, you'll probably agree with me.

This movie is extremely disturbing. It literally starts with death and ends with death.

But enough said, let's get into it.

The movie centers on Dr. Tilden (played by Brian Cox) and his apprentice son Austin (Emlie Hirsch), performing an autopsy on an unidentified woman (A.K.A Jane doe) found in a triple homicide. And while the duo conducts this task, they are consistently met with troubling details that make absolutely no sense.

And right here is where this movie truly shines. Its ability to keep the audience interested in uncovering the true identity of this woman, its minimal reliance on jump scares and the outstanding background work by the movie's best character.
NO, I don't mean Dr. Tilden who shows incredible dexterity in spite of his age. Or Jane Doe (played by Olwen Catherine) who is just perfect from start to finish.

The best character from my perspective is THE RADIO in the morgue. This guy is the messenger of death, and he gives the movie some much-needed comedy.

But not to oversell Jane's doe autopsy as the perfect horror movie, as it does have its flaws. I found myself distracted by Michael McElhatton's (Roose Bolton from GOT) failed southern accent.

RATINGHowever, if you were looking for a movie to scare your friends stiff, congrats you've found it.

 

3. Logan Lucky-“Is it twenty or is it thirty?...  We are dealing with science here!”

Genre: Comedy, Crime

Release Date: Fri 18 Aug 2017

Starring: Channing Tatum, Adam Driver

Finally, a heist movie without fast cars, unnecessary tech or superpowers. But rather plain, simple, realistic planning.

Seriously, check out the plan from the movie

RULES FOR ROBBING A BANK
RULES FOR ROBBING A BANK

Jimmy and Clyde Logan, have had a tough life. From their mom illness(conveniently after their father's settlement), then Jimmy (Channing Tatum)blow his knee out. (ending his football career) And if that wasn't bad enough, Clyde (Adam Driver) lost his arm to a landmine just outside the airport while leaving Iraq.

But the final straw is when Jimmy gets fired from his construction job, and his ex-wife decides she's moving with his daughter to another state.

Broke, Unemployed, Injured, Alone and Fed up with his pathetic state. Jimmy forges a plan, to rob the charlotte motor speedway. Honestly, the plot isn't too solid, and I found it difficult to keep up with events on the first watch (though subtitles solved this). But in no way did that make the movie any less fun.  Daniel Craig (James bond) steals the show with his carefree character Joe Bang, Hilary Swank even with limited screen time manages to leave the show on a cliffhanger.

But after all's said and done, Logan lucky is about a man trying to stay close to and provide for his daughter and siblings, and that's what makes this movie so good.

4. The Babysitter - "Dream Girls Can Be A NIghtmare."

Genre: Comedy, Horror

Release Date: Fri 13 OCT 2017

Starring: Judah Lewis, Samara Weaving

Yyou probably think this is another comedy filled the movie with inappropriate humor with medium to terrible acting. And your half right.

BUT

You'll also be missing out on human sacrifices, insane deaths and so much blood (its disturbing how well they got did this)

The movie centers on Cole (played by Judah Lewis) a 12-year-old, experiencing the early stages of puberty (and all the uncertainties and fears that comes with becoming a teenager) and his babysitter Bee (Samara Weaving) who in many ways acts like his cool older sister. She gets rid of his bullies, provides him with fun life advice, even vows to pass down her van when he's older.

But when Cole finds out his sweet sister-like babysitter is a human sacrificing Satanist, who intends on using his blood to complete the ritual. He has to grow up and face his fears to survive. If you're a fan of the Home Alone series, you want to watch this.

 

Honestly, this movie has its issues. Some scenes aren't realistic, and others are just plain weird. But I had fun, especially with the (though predictable) near seamless switch from comedy to horror and I know you will too.

5. Happy Death Day- "Today is the First Day of the Rest of Your Life."

Genre: Comedy, Horror

Release Date: Fri 13 OCT 2017

Starring: Jessica Rothe, Israel Brossard

I f there's a life lesson in happy death day, it's don't keep crazy friends

The movie picks up with Tree (Jessica Rothe) waking up on some random guy's bed, after a long night of partying and getting wasted. (college life)

While making "the walk of shame" from the boy's dorm to her sorority, we get a peak on Tree's routine life and personality. And she's a bi**h who is unnecessarily mean to every single person she meets on this short walk.

Her, bi**h status becomes a problem when the masked antagonist kills her, and she's stuck reliving the same day over and over again every time she dies. As anyone of her many many enemies could be killer (including *spoiler* the wife of the Professor she's banging).

This fun, straight to the point movie doesn't dwell too much on the death /wake up to life loop (or give some supernatural or extraterrestrial reason ). But focuses instead on the personal tragedy in Tree's life. And I could relate, cause so many times in life we let the adverse effects of unfortunate events define us. Rather than grieving  and moving on

 

RATINGHappy death day does suffer from some awkward moments which were out of place. But I'll definitely watch this one again.

9 Replies to “Top Five 2017 Movies You Didn’t See”

  1. Lol.. I was going to watch happy death day tho, but I finally picked Geostorm over that.. But I can’t believe I didn’t even hear about the rest

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