Predicting the Movie Hits and Bombs of 2017

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  1. Deesky

    Deesky Forum Resident

    I don't watch the FF stuff, but I did like hin in the last Riddick (2013) movie quite a bit.
  2. Deuce66

    Deuce66 Forum Resident

    John Wick II - a subtle exploration of inter human relationships

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  3. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Prediction time, huh?
    Don't like the CGI of the 2017' Kong film.
    John Wick 2 ...meh. Do alright, recoup.
    GOTG...yeah the raccoon is cute. This will do very well, more than the debut methinks...but lacks the element of surprise imo aesthetically.
    Apes (planet ) latest instalment. Should do well at the box office.
    Pirates Salazars Revenge..didn't see Johnny Depp in the alright.
    Dunkirk.should be a big hit in Europe.7
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  4. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Seen them all real time.
    Planet Of The Apes was my favourite.
  5. Ghostworld

    Ghostworld Forum Resident

    I was an Ice Station Zebra man. You know, the whole spy thing.
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  6. shokhead

    shokhead Forum Resident

    Ice Station Zebra, one of those movies I can't not watch if it's on.:laugh:
  7. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Ice. :)
  8. Deuce66

    Deuce66 Forum Resident

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  9. shokhead

    shokhead Forum Resident

    Might be 6-8 on that list I would like to see.
  10. Vidiot

    Vidiot Now in 4K HDR! Thread Starter

    Hollywood, USA
    Thanks for that list! Of those films, the ones I really look forward to seeing most are:

    The Founder (Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc, the former CEO of McDonald's Hamburgers)
    Kong: Skull Island (loved the original film, and this one actually seems better than the last remake)
    Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (everybody loves the raccoon!)
    Alien: Covenant (which better have some answers this time)
    Spiderman: Homecoming (I like the new kid as Peter Parker, and bringing in Robert Downey as Iron Man is a great idea)
    Star Wars VIII (a must-see)

    but not much else.

    I've seen the trailers for Beauty and the Beast (which was not as bad as I thought it would be), and also Life, which just looks like a variation on Alien and It: The Terror from Beyond Space). I just saw the trailer to Ghost in the Shell last night, and while I think it looks like a visually beautiful movie, the plot seems like about 11 video games piled on top of each other. I also saw the trailer to Wonder Woman, and was surprised that it didn't completely suck. I'm bracing myself for Dark Tower, which is a novel I liked very much, but I don't like the direction the movie seems to have gone in.

    Everything else... eh.
  11. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    Don't lie: we all know you'll be first in line for

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  12. Vidiot

    Vidiot Now in 4K HDR! Thread Starter

    Hollywood, USA

    I'm really in shock at the number of sequels, remakes, redos, and adaptations coming out in 2017. I think the year is going to suck for both movies and politics... :sigh:
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  13. Plan9

    Plan9 Mastering Engineer

    Toulouse, France
    I saw the teaser for Alien: Covenant, and it looks like a remake/reboot or a cheaper version of Prometheus...
    "You didn't like Prometheus or thought it was flawed? Well, here's more of the same!"

    As ill-conceived and nonsensical as it was, I guess it still made money, so...
    Sometimes I wonder what goes through the head of Ridley Scott these days.
  14. benjaminhuf

    benjaminhuf Forum Resident

    Like many others here, I'm dispirited by the seemingly endless (and empty) sequels on tap for 2017. I find I'm going to the theaters less and watching more old movies from the increasingly distant 20th century.
  15. PhilBorder

    PhilBorder Forum Resident

    Sheboygan, WI
    Best styrofoam ice and snow ever!
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  16. neo123

    neo123 Forum Resident

    Northern Kentucky
  17. dewey02

    dewey02 Forum Resident

    The mid-South.
    Went to see Ice Station Zebra in Downtown Chicago at either the Cinestage or McVickers theater when the movie debuted in 1968, expecting great things.
    It turned out to be a lousy movie. A-quality actors delivering banal performances, cheap special effects and a script with terrible lines: "20 feet thick ice, 15 feet thick ice, 10 feet thick ice, 5 feet thick ice"
  18. John Moschella

    John Moschella Forum Resident

    Christiansburg, VA
    ... but NOT comedy!
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  19. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

    New Hampshire
    So many not necessary movies lined up on deck for next year.
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  20. Vidiot

    Vidiot Now in 4K HDR! Thread Starter

    Hollywood, USA
    Quite a few critics and industry observers have said the same thing. What'll be interesting is if several of these major films crash and burn, big-time.
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  21. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

    New Hampshire
    Me too. I think that it will be very interesting to find out which ones flop.
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  22. Synthfreek

    Synthfreek Please label the photos you post

    Austin, TX
    Thought you might like to check this little video out of Disney's Top 10 Bombs.

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  23. Vidiot

    Vidiot Now in 4K HDR! Thread Starter

    Hollywood, USA
    Good video, but they kinda forgot to mention Bob Zemeckis' name with Mars Needs Moms -- he co-owned the motion-capture production company, developed the story, and produced the film (though did not direct). Zemeckis was so crushed by that movie's failure, he's gone in the opposite direction with his later films, most of which were very human, lower-budget, and (generally) more down-to-earth stories. All those movies were pretty bad.
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  24. Carl Swanson

    Carl Swanson Resident blabbermouth

    Well, it's basically the most important event of modern human history, so . . .
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  25. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Unbreakable 2
    I would have preferred.
    The story of a " Superman" continued.

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