This is a list (with IMDB links) to my top 10 favorite movies of 2017. It should be noted that I excluded all Marvel/DC Comics/Star Wars films from this list and there are no spoilers.

10) The Lego Batman Movie – I really enjoyed this movie. It is a must watch if you are a fan of the Batman franchise.

9) T2 Trainspotting – The first Trainspotting film was fantastic. The soundtrack is still one of my favorites. Im glad the cast was able to return for the follow up, but it can never capture the magic of the original.

8) Valerian – This one was visually stunning, but lacked talent for the two leads. Its a shame this movie didnt do better at the box office because I would have loved to have seen more from this series.

7) Mother! – I put this one on my list because it is so interesting how different everyones interpretation is, even on subsequent viewings. Im not a fan of Jennifer Lawrence, but she did an excellent job in this one.

6) I, Tonya – Who even knew this would be so entertaining? I was in my 20s when the Tonya Harding / Nancy Kerrigan incident occurred and I can remember the media frenzy. Margot Robbie did an excellent job portraying Tonya Harding.

5) Get Out – I did not expect a film like this to be written and directed by Jordan Peele. This is an incredible experience of a film.

4) Blade Runner 2049 – This was such an enjoyable sequel to the original. I keep describing films as visually stunning, but Ive never watched a movie and been so affected by the cinematography in the way this one did.

3) The Disaster Artist – I dont think you would like this if you havent experienced The Room. Tommy is such an interesting person and this movie was a joy in theaters.

2) Lady Bird – This movie should be something all mothers and daughters see together. Even tho I didnt see it until the last part of December, I almost picked it for my number 1 movie of the year.

1) Good Time – Easily my favorite movie of the year. This has to be one of the most original films Ive ever seen. This was an experience.

I have not seen a number of films that from their descriptions, probably would have made this list. Those films are: Ingrid Goes West, Brigsby, 3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Killing of a Sacred Deer.

Do you agree with my list? Have you see these movies? What are your thoughts?



I have waiting patiently until Sunday to post this….well, maybe not patiently-but I’ve been waiting.


I have looked at the videos on the following site and there are no spoilers in them.
For interviews associated with the X-Files movie:

Friday night I went to see the X-Files movie. I can tell you that I “floated” out of the theater!
Some minor spoilage – so, if you want to see the movie…stop reading now!

The plot of the movie has nothing to do with the mythology of the show, so if you never watched the series….you’ll be safe from having to know anything. The movie is more of a suspense-thriller rather than sci-fi – centering around a physic pedophile priest. Chris Carter stays with the X-File type case of mad scientists performing operations with stem cells.

Chris Connolly plays the pedophile priest trying to figure out the connection between him and his visions. While this type of character stirs up many controversies, Connolly plays him well, and the exchange between Gillian Anderson’s Scully character is brilliant dialogue. Since I am a big David Duchovny fan, I will steer away from gushing about how he fell back into playing Fox Mulder.

There are many homages to the loyal X-Files community. Anyone on the Fox message boards during the decade the show ran, and even now, can tell you the many threads of conversation on some of what this movie did address.

First and foremost….Mulder talked about William and his parentage. This was a huge topic of debate during the series. I am extremely glad to have this finally addressed.

Pencils in the ceiling – I know this really isn’t a big thing…but it does show you that Mulder still has old habits that are hard to break.

Sunflower seeds – As soon as I saw them I remembered “Bad Blood”. I certainly hope his tip never has to be used.

Cell phone contact list – Names of those associated with the series…the most obvious one is when Mulder is looking thru his contact list, he is on the G’s….Gillian’s name is scrolled thru.

Skinner! – Do I really need to say more? I actually laughed when he was assisting Mulder.

The pure shippiness!! As a long-time shipper, I was definately happy to see how Mulder and Scully’s relationship progressed. For those of you who do not know….a shipper is someone who watches a show and hopes for characters to get together.

Ever since Mulder put his arms around Scully to show her how to hold a bat, I have longed for them to be a couple. I thought I may have my wish during the “All Things” episode, (I swear this is the episode Scully got pregnant with William) and then poof! My hopes were up again once Scully had the baby and Fox visited her and they shared a kiss….however, the powers that be did not let that occur during the series, as he had to go back into hiding.

There are many varying opinions on this well-anticipated movie, all of us having our own. I enjoyed this movie on many different levels…and thank Chris Carter for all that he went thru legally to get this movie made for us.

During the interviews on Duchovny’s site, there is mention of a third movie that would center around the mythology of aliens taking over the earth. I could understand why an almost introductory movie now would be needed. As with anything in the entertainment industry, interest would have to generate and sales would have to go up for this to be a possibility for the fans who love the series.

I can almost say with certainty that we, the fans of the X-Files, definately have made a difference when it comes to the survivorability of this franchise. I hope that we continue to write expressing our desire to have Chris Carter give the fans a proper sci-fan mythology based answer to all the unanswered questions that arose during the series.

Bad behavior is rampant among celebrities. I cannot beleive that the biggest news story is Anna Nicole Smith. Even Britany Spears is on the news….

The latter for shaving her head and getting a tattoo. Come on people! Granted, shaving your head and getting tattoos should not be reason alone to lose cutody of your kids, but I dont think Ive seen a photo of her with them in months. Where are her children? Why is this girl on tv? She needs to grow up and be a mom to those children.

I dont know what to think about Anna Nicole – part of me really feels sorry for her. I can imagine that the death of her son destroyed her. I hope that whoever raises her daughter really and truly cares about her and isnt just doing it for some easy money, if there is any to be had. But, why is this woman on tv to begin with? In any case, she lived fast and died young.

As I sit here typing this blog, there is only one thing on my mind. Why are we rewarding all of this bad behavior? I watch Cable News almost exclusively and you would think that you would see serious news stories. I am forced through extensive news coverage, to watch the bahavior that is a detriment to society.

Im certainly not a total prude, but didnt anyone’s mother tell Britany to always wear clean underwear? Dont any of these celebrities know anyone killed by a drunk driver? Does rehab really cure people of anti-semitism or bigotry in general?