Well, folks. The end is near, the time has come, the day has arrived. As 2017 draws to a close, there is — as always — one significant bit of business to attend to before battening down for Christmas. I am, of course, referring to the crown jewel of my Review of the Year content: my Top 10 Films of 2017. 2017 has been a relatively strong year for film — the best since 2014 I’d argue — and I’m satisfied with the features that sit atop this ranking. As ever, I’ve been unable to see a few significant releases before Christmas, so I’ll be posting an updated list in mid-January that will include The Post, Molly’s Game, Last Flag Flying and a few other films for which I have high hopes. Alright, let’s begin… 10. Star Wars: The Last Jedi Dir: Rian Johnson | US | 2h 33m Disney’s control of the Star Wars brand starts to gain visibility, with the inclusion of Marvel-style ‘witty banter’ in this deeply-flawed mythology expansion. Mark Hamill’s return as Luke Skywalker boasts some gleefully iconic moments, but Rian Johnson’s overlong …
Jack Sparrow is back (again!) in a satisfying, fan-servicing fifth swashbuckling pantomime.
Since May 25, 2012, we’ve watched and reviewed hundreds of films here on BuzzHub (306 reviews, as a matter of fact). But, as we reach our fifth anniversary and prepare to transition to Luwd Media, what are the very best releases of our existence? Let’s reveal the Top 10…
At long last, after a variety of teases, the teaser trailer for Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman sequel has debuted. Cut to Frank Sinatra’s “My Way”, it’s a fun, fast look at one of our most-anticipated films of the year, arriving in September.
Writer/director M. Night Shyamalan has confirmed in a series of tweets that Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson and James McAvoy will star in his next project: a crossover sequel to his 2000 cult classic Unbreakable and this year’s Split.
In the age of streaming, prestige television and general apathy to the cinema experience, what was it that lured moviegoers out in their thousands to see the EIGHTH film in a franchise that launched with a $40m opening weekend in Summer 2001?
Bigger is better and Jason Statham is a comedy superstar: the eighth Fast & Furious film ups the stakes, and the fun.