moviegeeksunited.net / @Jerryd70
Best Movies: The Lost City Of Z, Logan, Get Out, I, Tonya, The Shape Of Water, Colossal, Last Flag Flying, War For The Planet Of The Apes, Brigsby Bear, Wonder Woman, The Last Jedi, The Disaster Artist and many others
Best TV Shows: Godless, Better Things, The Americans, Peaky Blinders, The Crown
Best Books (fiction): Mrs. Fletcher by Tom Perrotta, The Force by Don Winslow, American War by Omar El Akkad
Best Books (non-fiction): We Were Eight Years In Power by Ta- Nehisi Coates, Shattered by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes, The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher and Hue 1968 by Mark Bowden
Best Albums: Revival by Eminem, The End by Black Sabbath, Prophets Of Rage, New Foo Fighters, New Deer Tick, New PIxies, Colors by Beck
Best Comic Books / Graphic Novels: I bought a lot of graphic novels last year! Lots!
Most overrated thing about 2017? Death of movies talk!
Most underrated thing about 2017? Me!
Thing that you were most excited about in 2017? Star Wars obviously
Thing that disappointed you most in 2017? That I wasted too much time looking up to the wrong people!
Thing that you’re most looking forward to in 2018? New beginnings
ajfeuerman.com / @ajfeuerman
Best Movies: SUCH a good year for movies and so hard to narrow it down! But…. Call Me By Your Name, Molly’s Game, The Big Sick, Three Billboards in Ebbing Missouri, The Post, Thor Ragnarok and I, Tonya
Best TV Shows: Ozark (Netflix), The Crown (Netflix), The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu), The Deuce (HBO), Feud (FX), Young Sheldon (CBS), The Daily Show (Comedy Central)
Best Books (non-fiction): What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton, The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur, I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual by Luvvie Ajayi (Which came out at the end of 2016, but I read it in 2017)
Best Songs: I am a pop junkie. “Revenge” and “Beautiful Trauma” by Pink, “Dimelo” by Raksu, “Female” by Keith Urban, “Run it Wild” by Robbie Williams, “Young Lover” by St. Vincent, “Long Time” by Blondie, “Love so Soft” by Kelly Clarkson, “How Long” by Charlie Puth.
Best Albums: St. Vincent’s Masseduction, Foo Fighters’ Concrete & Gold, Call Me by Your Name (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), Khalid’s American Teen, Harry Styles, Thomas Rhett’s Life Changes, Pink’s Beautiful Trauma
Best Blu-ray/DVD Release: I don’t think I bought a single DVD or Blu-ray this year but I was excited to digitally purchase Atomic Blonde — it’s such a great popcorn flick.
Most overrated thing about 2017? Subscription VOD platforms (too many, guys – enough already).
Most underrated thing about 2017? There are SO MANY amazing podcasts out there! Someone needs to start a user-friendly directory. Also — Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King on Netflix, American Made, Step (a GREAT documentary), Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer
Thing that you were most excited about in 2017? God, there were SO MANY great movies this year. It was a lot of fun. And boy did I watch that Infinity War trailer a b’zillion times.
Thing that disappointed you most in 2017? The inequity of persecution. And I’m just gonna leave that there.
Thing that you’re most looking forward to in 2018? That it’s not 2017 anymore. And Ralph Garman’s new podcast.
Best Movies: Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Coco, Wonder Woman, Foxtrot, The Shape Of Water, Dunkirk
Most overrated thing about 2017? Donald Trump’s brain, White/male privilege (but I repeat myself)
Most underrated thing about 2017? Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Blade Runner 2049
Thing that disappointed you most in 2017? No impeachment; Sooooo many sexual predators out there, and so many of them are people that I once admired
Thing that you’re most looking forward to in 2018? A cleaner bill of health for Hollywood with less predators, Getting some adults to take over the country, The Black Panther
Best Movies: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri , Lady Bird, Call Me By Your Name, Mudbound.
Best TV Shows: Mindhunters, Dark, The Crown, Vikings
Best Video Game: Destiny 2.
Most overrated thing about 2017? Stranger Things 2
Best Movies: Blade Runner 2049, Logan, Baby Driver, The Lego Batman Movie, John Wick: Chapter 2, Wonder Woman, Alien: Covenant, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi, Thor: Ragnarok
Best TV Shows: Peaky Blinders, Feud: Bette & Joan, Will & Grace
Best Songs: “Feel It Still by Portugal”. The Man
Best Albums: Blade Runner 2049 OST (Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch)
Best Blu-ray/DVD Release: Rumble Fish, The Criterion Collection
Most overrated thing about 2017? Trump’s approval rating.
Most underrated thing about 2017? Film champion Christopher Nolan’s stubborn devotion to celluloid versus digital.
Thing that you were most excited about in 2017? Blade Runner 2049; not to be mean, but news of Colin Trevorrow’s dismissal from Star Wars: Episode IX was cause for excitement.
Thing that disappointed you most in 2017? Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2
Thing that you’re most looking forward to in 2018? Incredibles2, Black Panther, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Isle of Dogs
Brian Saner Lamken
Best Movies: Get Out, Lady Bird, I Am Not Your Negro, The Big Sick, Logan, Wonder Woman; Honorable Mentions: Thor: Ragnarok, the return to the atmosphere of the original in Blade Runner 2049, certain parts of Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Best TV Shows: Legion, Stranger Things, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Five Came Back, Doctor Who, The Crown; Honorable Mentions: Black Mirror’s “USS Callister”; the women on — also, whole 3rd and 3rd-to-last episodes of — Fargo; The Handmaid’s Tale (more an incomplete, as it’s excellent but I couldn’t bring myself to keep watching); the “Crisis on Earth-X” crossover; the late-night shows’ engagement with our maddening sociopolitical reality
Best Music: Addison Agen on The Voice; Laura Marling’s Semper Femina; Dion’s Kickin’ Child: The Lost Album 1965; Kamasi Washington’s “Truth”; Jon Brion’s score to Lady Bird; Bridget Kearney’s Won’t Let You Down; Honorable Mentions: Selena Gomez’s “Bad Liar”; Robert Cray & Hi-Rhythm’s eponymous album; Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings’ Soul of a Woman; Keb’ Mo’ & Taj Mahal’s “Diving Duck Blues” off TajMo; Noah Hawley’s Fargo and Legion soundtrack choices
Best Comics / Graphic Novels: My Favorite Thing Is Monsters OGN by Emil Ferris; Black [AF] by Kwanza Osajyefo & Jamal Igle, et al.; The Visitor: How and Why He Stayed by Mike Mignola + Chris Roberson & Paul Grist w/ Bill Crabtree; Mister Miracle by Tom King & Mitch Gerads; Glister TPB collection by Andi Watson; Honorable Mentions: Usagi Yojimbo by Stan Sakai; Batman: Ego and Other Tails Deluxe Edition HC by Darwyn Cooke; Lumberjanes by Shannon Waters + Kat Leyh, et al. for the ongoing gift of reading it with my sister’s kids; Stages of Rot by Linnea Sterte; Hellboy: Into the Silent Sea OGN by Mike Mignola & Gary Gianni
Thing that you were most excited about in 2017? Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the “Crisis on Earth-X” crossover, The Americans, Wonder Woman, the Doctor Who Christmas episode, Hellboy: Into the Silent Sea, The Visitor: How and Why He Stayed
Thing that you were most disappointed about in 2017? Blade Runner 2049 (due purely to personal Ryan Gosling overload); Iron Fist; Game of Thrones switching into way too high a gear too fast; The Americans doing the opposite in its own next-to-last season; parts of Star Wars: The Last Jedi that, I’ll say trying to thread the needle in terms of spoilers, belong in Episode IX rather than VIII; American Gods for the whole being less than the sum of its parts when in fact we didn’t really even get a whole; my expectations for Justice League being so low it couldn’t even disappoint me (although it still frustrated me like hell)
Thing that you’re most looking forward to in 2018? The Americans’ final season; Black Lightning on TV — and in comics with the continuation of Tony Isabella & Clayton Henry’s Cold Dead Hands; David Bowie: The Last Five Years; the MCU slate of Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther, and Ant-Man & The Wasp; the Hellboy omnibus collections; Doctor Who; the expanded HC reissue of Archie Goodwin’s legendary Blazing Combat; and last but certainly not least The Shape of Water, among other stuff technically dating to last year
Best Movies: Wonder Woman, Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2
Best TV Shows: Stranger Things, Twin Peaks: The Return, Fargo, Black Mirror
Best Books (fiction): Heart Attack and Vine by Phoef Sutton,
Best Books (non-fiction): Hero A-Go-Go by Michael Eury, Groovy by Mark Voger, Behaving Madly by Ger Apeldoorn, The Harvey Comics Companion by Mark Arnold
Best Comic Books / Graphic Novels: The Flintstones
Best Movies: Star Wars: The Last Jedi, The Shape of Water
Best TV Shows: The Punisher, Game of Thrones
Best Books (fiction): The Nix (Nathan Hill)
Best Songs: Strangest Thing, The War on Drugs
Best Albums: Beach Fossils, Somersault; Dead Cross, S/T; The War on Drugs, A Deeper Understanding; Thundercat, Drunk; Ryan Adams, Prisoner; Quicksand, Interiors; Metz, Strange Peace; LCD Soundsystem, American Dream; King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Polygondwanaland; Broken Social Scene, Hug of Thunder
Best Music Video: Dead Cross, “Seizure & Desist”
Most overrated thing about 2017?: Fake news.
Most underrated thing about 2017?: Reality.
Thing that you were most excited about in 2017?: Grassroots activism.
Thing that disappointed you most in 2017?: People getting comfortable.
Thing that you’re most looking forward to in 2018?: More momentum.
moviepaws.com / @sknolle
Best Movies: The Post; Dunkirk; Coco; I, Tonya; Atomic Blonde; Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
Best TV Shows: Stranger Things 2, Wormwood, The Sinner
Best Album: Spoon: Hot Thoughts
Best Songs: Black Angels: “Currency,” Greta Van Fleet: “Highway Tune,” Robert Plant: “Bones of Saints,” Snake Eyes: “Trouble”
Most overrated thing about 2017? Baby Driver
Most underrated thing about 2017? Annette Bening in Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
Thing that you were most excited about in 2017? Blade Runner 2049
Thing that disappointed you most in 2017? IT, Logan
Thing that you’re most looking forward to in 2018? Midterm elections, Isle of Dogs, Ocean’s 8
Best Movies: Blade Runner 2049, The Girl With All The Gifts, Kedi, Coco, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Logan, Get Out, Dunkirk, The Big Sick, Star Wars:The Last Jedi
Best TV Shows: Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, Bob’s Burgers, Rick and Morty
Best Books (fiction): The Girl With All The Gifts
Best Video Game: Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Best Songs: I seem to have hated all pop songs from 2017. I guess I’m just old (get off my lawn).
Best Albums: I discovered these two albums in 2017 but they are both from 2015: Knife Pleats – Hat Bark Beach, Land Lines – The Natural World
Best Music Video: OK Go – Obsession, The Dead South – In Hell I’ll Be In Good Company, Puddles Pity Party – Folsom Prison/Pinball Wizard Mashup
Most overrated thing about 2017? Millennials
Most underrated thing about 2017? Millennials
Thing that disappointed you most in 2017? The Presidential Election – It was that bad. It disappointed me all year long.
Thing that you’re most looking forward to in 2018? A Wrinkle in Time