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Mike Lee’s Top 10 Favorite Movies Of 2017
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To say that 2017 was an incredible year for films would be a vast understatement. The year was full of extraordinary films ranging from the typical blockbuster tentpoles like Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Wonder Woman to the indie darlings like The Big Sick and Lady Bird. And the best thing about it, a lot of these movies come from first-time directors, women, and veterans like Jordan Peele, Patty Jenkins, Greta Gerwig, and Rian Johnson. It’s not easy to see all of the films that are released within the one calendar year, but I make sure I damn well try to see as much as I can, and 2017 was no different. I went out to see over 100 films, and to narrow it down to 10 best within the field of exceptional titles that were released was hard. While best is subjective, I tried to narrow it down to the 10 films that meant the most to me that I enjoyed thoroughly.

So, you’ll find the 10 of my favorite movies of 2017 that I could not stop thinking about, along with a few honorable mentions. Check them all out here below.

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Movie Review: Blade Runner 2049
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Blade Runner 2049
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Screenwriter: Hampton Fancher, Michael Green
Cast: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, Dave Bautista, Jared Leto
Distributor: Warner Bros.
Rated R | 163 Minutes
Release Date: October 6, 2017

Blade Runner doesn’t have all the flashy substance that makes up what some would say is a traditional sci-fi film, but it sure does have all the nuances and subtleties that would make for a great sci-fi noir. Slow-burning detective stories still continue to unravel even in the distant future. You still have the stark monochromatic colors, a constant stream of pessimism, and a character that is drawn into the world of crime. You add a splash of sci-fi, that not only mixes well together, but proves that the elements can work in the right hands.

Blade Runner 2049, Denis Villeneuve‘s strikingly visual follow-up, takes place 30 years after Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner. The filmmaker stays true to the themes explored by Scott’s adaptation of the Philip K. Dick book (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?), while also building upon the mystery and intrigue, as well as adding even more themes that will have audiences talking, even well after the film has ended. Check out the full review below.

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Watch: Final ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Prequel Short “Black Out 2022”
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Blade Runner 2049 Prequel Short "Black Out 2022"

The final of three Blade Runner 2049 prequel shorts, titled “Black Out 2022,” was released recently.

This one is a little different from the previous two shorts, “2036: Nexus Dawn” and “2048: Nowhere to Run.” For one thing this short is much longer, clocking in at nearly 16 minutes in length. The other two were only around six minutes in length. It’s also not live-action like the previous two were. The final prequel short was instead created in the style of Japanese anime. In fact, it was made by Shinichiro Watanabe of Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo fame.

You can find more on Blade Runner 2049 and check out the new prequel short below.

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Watch: Second ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Prequel Short “2048: Nowhere To Run”
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Dave Bautista in Blade Runner 2049 Short "2048: Nowhere to Run"

A couple of weeks back we saw the first in a trio of Blade Runner 2049 prequel shorts, titled “2036: Nexus Dawn,” which followed Jared Leto‘s character as he sought a repeal of the prohibition placed on replicants.

Now the second prequel short, titled “2048: Nowhere to Run,” has been released. It follows Dave Bautista‘s character, a replicant named Sapper Morton, as he tries to keep a low profile.

Click on over to the other side to watch the short, and for a Blade Runner 2049 synopsis and poster.

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Watch: ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Prequel Short “2036: Nexus Dawn”
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Jared Leto in Blade Runner 2049 Prequel Short "2036: Nexus Dawn"

Before Blade Runner 2049 arrives in theaters in just a little over one month from now, some prequel short films are being released. These shorts will help fill in the gap between the events of Ridley Scott‘s original Blade Runner, which was set in the year 2019, and the new movie, which of course is set in 2049.

The first short, which is directed by Ridley’s son Luke Scott, has now been released online. It’s titled “2036: Nexus Dawn,” and sees Jared Leto‘s character, Niander Wallace, as he aims to see a prohibition on replicants repealed.

You can read a synopsis for Blade Runner 2049 and watch the prequel short below.

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SDCC 2017: ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Is Out With The Old And In With The New
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SDCC 2017 Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049 is the sequel to Ridley Scott‘s sci-fi cult classic. Because the first film started in 2019, the panel projected a timeline of events that has happened in between the first film and now. A new line of replicants have been built, one of them being played by Dave Bautista‘s character, and while all of that exposition was nice. It was Jared Leto‘s entrance that really stole the show. He was there as a hologram. How could anyone beat that?

Check out more on their SDCC 2017 panel below.

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‘Blade Runner 2049’ Trailer: There’s More To This Futuristic Mystery
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Blade Runner 2049

Warner Bros. has just unveiled the newest trailer for Denis Villeneuve‘s Blade Runner 2049, and it asks more questions than it answers. The timing of all of this seems a bit odd considering that WB has a panel at this weekend’s SDCC, but who am I to complain about a brand new trailer for one of the most anticipated films of the year. Plus that just leaves more time for some other WB films that we are interested in.

But that is beside the point. Here we see a few more details about Officer K’s (Ryan Gosling) case and why he must go out of his way to look into the past to find an aged Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford). More on the trailer below.

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The Drill Down 476: On With The Show
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The Drill Down 476

This week on The Drill Down podcast, Hulu’s skinny bundle, Facebook fixes Live, Amazon has something new to Show, boots that keep you running, and Net Neutrality needs your help again, plus much, much more.

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Official Trailer For ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Released
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Blade Runner 2049

At the end of last year we saw the first trailer for the highly anticipated sequel to Ridley Scott‘s sci-fi favorite Blade Runner, titled Blade Runner 2049. The first trailer was an announcement trailer, sharing some great shots from the movie with minimal dialogue.

Now Warner Bros. Pictures has released an official trailer for the movie, which is longer, includes a little more dialogue, and most importantly, lots and lots more great shots courtesy of director Denis Villeneuve, the great Roger Deakins‘ cinematography, and the rest of the crew who worked on the movie.

Continue below to check out the new trailer.

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New ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Images and Word On R-Rating, Possible Sequel
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Blade Runner 2049

Fresh off the hit teaser trailer that was released yesterday, we are learning more about Denis Villeneuve‘s Blade Runner 2049 starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford. The long-awaited sequel will hit theaters in the fall of next year, and it will be a while before we see another trailer.

However, if you’re itching for more goods from the upcoming sequel, then you are in luck. A handful of images of Gosling sporting a coat – that everyone will probably want – and word on an R-rating and a possible sequel have popped up online. Check out the latest news below.

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