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What was worth seeing in 2017, what wasn't

What's up with Justin

POSTED: January 12, 2018 4:00 p.m.
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Justin Hall Hall is a syndicated columnist in South Georgia.

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"Coco," "War for the Planet of the Apes," "Mother!" just missed my 10-best list. On the other hand, "A Dog’s Purpose," "The Great Wall" and "Valerian" just dodged making my 10 worst list.

Yes, it’s time again. Hollywood unloaded everything they could onto the screen for us to either enjoy or endure: I saw 56 movies in 2017 and 20 of them stayed with me either in a good or bad way.


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"


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"

All of my 10 best list are available on Blu-Ray and DVD, except for "Blade Runner 2049," which is coming out Jan. 16.

As for my 10 worst, find more constructive ways to occupy your time.

We now look forward to what the new year will offer. 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.

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