I have dedicated this page to movies that I have watched in 2017 (these have to be fairly current movies from this year or late last year to make the list). Newest movies are at the top. My goal this year is 40 movies, half in a theater.
Queen of Katwe, 8.5 – Based on the true story of Phiona Mutesi and the game of Chess. Fantastic acting and absolutely recommended (I’m a sucker for a good Chess movie though).
The Light Between Oceans, 7.5/10 – Absolutely heart wrenching. Just when you think it can’t get more emotionally distressing they find a way to take to the next level. Despite it’s excellence, it’s almost too sad to recommend.
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, 7/10 – Not a bad effort but Tom Cruise is starting to show his age a bit (it’s fine- he has to age).
Keeping up with the Joneses, 6 – Mr. and Mrs. Smith minus anything that made that movie enjoyable. Some funny moments but, for the most part, a solid dud.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, 6.5 – A Peculiar movie with some confusing undertones.
Pete’s Dragon, 6 – Fairly painful remake.
The Accountant 7, – Enjoyable with a nice twist at the end.
Storks, 6.5, – Cute, but I found Andy Samburg as annoying as ever.
Ben-Hur, 6/10 – Unfortunately this movie fails to excite in the way the original did. However, I liked that the new version was less about revenge in the end- that was a nice touch.
Sully, 8/10 – Slow paced, but thoughtful.
Deepwater Horizon, 7.5/10 – This is an intense & often gut wrenching movie.
Magnificent 7.5, 7/10 – A solid remake, however not magnificent.