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Top 10 Movies Of 2017 … So Far – Baadasssss’ Picks
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Yondu and Rocket in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

So far, 2017 has been yet another interesting year at the movies – plenty of record-smashing blockbusters, even more embarrassing flops and failed franchise starters, and some unique indies that always tend to fly under the radar. We still have a few more months to go and lots more to watch, both on the big screen, the small screen, and the even smaller screens of our desktops and laptops. The ride has yet to begin, I fear.

Submitted for your approval, here are the top 10 best films I’ve seen to date this year. I still have many more to catch up, so good thing I have several streaming options that are really worth the money.

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Movie Review: Kong: Skull Island
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Kong: Skull Island
Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Screenwriter: Dan Gilroy, Max Borenstein, Derek Connolly
Cast: Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Brie Larson, Jing Tian, Toby Kebbell, John Ortiz, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Shea Whigham, Thomas Mann, Terry Notary, John C. Reilly
Distributor: Warner Bros.
Rated PG | 118 Minutes
Release Date: March 10, 2017

“Hold onto your butts,” United States Army Lieutenant Colonel Preston Packard (Samuel L. Jackson) proclaims as he and his squad act as a military escort for an expedition team that charts a newly discovered island. You may have heard that line before in Jurassic Park, but the anxiousness that swells over before the outcome is the same nonetheless. In fact, that’s the kind of feeling you get when watching Kong: Skull Island. The unconventional story of the King of the Monsters doesn’t rehash the story that has been retold countless times; instead, it focuses solely on the island itself and the monsters that inhabit it. Check out the full review below.

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‘Kong Skull Island’ Trailer: There’s A Reason Why Kong Is King On This Island
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Perhaps the most interesting thing about the upcoming Kong: Skull Island is that the film is a period piece, that takes place almost entirely on the titular island. Set in the 1970s, an expedition team sets out to chart the recently discovered island only to find out that there are dark secrets and scary beasts that roam the land.

Previous trailers pretty much set the narrative and loose connections to the King of Monsters universe, that Warner Bros and Legendary are creating, but now this new trailer is all about the action between the humans killing the oversized monsters and Kong, who is king of the island.

Check out the newest trailer below.

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New ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Featurettes and Clips Released
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Warner Brothers Pictures has released a collection of promos for the next King Kong movie, titled Kong: Skull Island. The movie is directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, and stars Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, John C. Reilly, John Goodman, Samuel L. Jackson, Corey Hawkins, and Jason Mitchell.

The videos include two new featurettes, one a two-minute preview called “All Hail the King,” and the other an almost three-minute IMAX experience featurette. The rest of the videos are clips, ranging from 24 seconds to over one minute, titled “Monsters Exist,” “Monster Battle,” “Magnificence For This,” “Graveyard,” and “Is That A Monkey?”

You can read more about the movie and check out all of these videos below.

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‘Kong: Skull Island’: Official Trailer Released
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Kong: Skull Island Final Trailer

Back in July during San Diego Comic-Con the first trailer for Kong: Skull Island was released to the masses. The movie is directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer), and stars Tom Hiddleston (Thor, Crimson Peak), Brie Larson (Room, United States of Tara), Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction, The Hateful Eight), John Goodman (10 Cloverfield Lane, Monsters Inc.), Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, The Walking Dead), Toby Kebbell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Warcraft), Jason Mitchell (Straight Outta Compton, Keanu), Shea Whigham (Boardwalk Empire, True Detective), and John C. Reilly (Step Brothers, Wreck-It Ralph).

Now the official trailer for the movie has been unleashed by Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures, and can be seen below. The new trailer is only slightly longer than the first trailer’s 2:19 run time, but includes a bunch of good looks at King Kong, who we previously only had one good peek at in that recent image, as well as some other creatures who call Skull Island home. In addition to the new trailer, a pair of new posters have also been released. Continue below to check them out.

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‘Kong: Skull Island’: First Look At The Title Beast (Image)
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Kong Skull Island first image

The marketing campaign for Kong: Skull Island has been unusually quiet. But perhaps that is the quiet before the storm.

After teasing us with the first image and some footage at SDCC and dropping a few hints at an inevitable clash between himself and Godzilla, Warner Bros. has released our first look at the iconic ape for a new generation. Check it out below.

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‘Godzilla 2’ Co-Writer Michael Dougherty Rumored To Be In Line To Also Direct
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It was recently announced that Legendary Pictures had hired Krampus screenwriters Michael Dougherty and Zach Shields to replace Max Borenstein on writing duties for the upcoming Godzilla 2.

This move was reportedly part of Legendary’s strategy to establish a creative brain trust that will chart the giant monster shared universe they have been developing at Warner Bros., with next March’s Kong: Skull Island set to be the next step in bringing the two iconic beasts together in a Godzilla vs. King Kong feature presently penciled in for a 2020 release.

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SDCC 2016: First Trailer For ‘Kong: Skull Island’ From Legendary Pictures
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The first trailer for WB and Legendary Pictures’ Kong: Skull Island was shown today in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con.

Watch the first trailer here below!

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SDCC 2016: First ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Poster Unveiled Ahead Of Saturday Panel
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Ahead of the panel scheduled to be held on Saturday at 12:30 pm in the San Diego Comic-Con’s fabled Hall H, Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. have unveiled the first poster for their upcoming giant monster movie spectacle Kong: Skull Island.

You can check out the poster here below.

Last week, the first image from Kong was revealed. Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts and stars Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, and John Goodman are expected to be in attendance for the Saturday panel.

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First Official ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Image Shows How Massive King Kong Might Be
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King Kong Movie Skull Island from Legendary Pictures

When we found out that there was plans to make a Godzilla vs. King Kong movie, many wondered how Kong would stand a chance against Godzilla considering how insanely big the lizard was in the 2014 reboot. Clearly Kong was going to need a big size boost if they were going to make it interesting.

Then last month the size of the new Kong in the upcoming Kong: Skull Island was revealed to be around 100 feet. Though much bigger than the usual 25 to 50 feet, it was still nowhere Godzilla’s 350+ feet. Whether Godzilla vs. King Kong will ever get made is unknown. But for today we have the first official Skull Island image, and it offers an idea of just how huge Kong might be. It’s one thing for someone to say 100 feet. It’s another thing entirely to actually see what it might look like. Check out the image below.

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