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The 2018 Film Release Calendar: August

It’s January, which means it’s preview time up here at B+ Movie Blog.

I don’t really peruse other places, but if I were to guess, I would say I’m the only person that goes this deep on their preview coverage for a year. I go month to month based on what’s scheduled to come out, preview like 200 extra movies that you probably have never even heard about as of now, and then bring back all the stuff from last year and previous years that I’ve been tracking that hasn’t come out yet. I’m not the kind of person who just goes, “Oh my god, Avengers! Wrinkle in Time! (Insert other movies the studios are paying us to talk up to fit the narrative to get us more clicks)!” If you ever see a slideshow from me, then you know I’ve given up.

The reason I do this is purely for me, though I imagine anyone stumbling on this will get something out of it to. What I try to do is preview everything so I’m aware of it when it comes out, and, to make it interesting for myself, try to guess what I’m gonna think of it when I do see it. That way, I can see what films surprised me or disappointed me from every angle (before, during and after).

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The 2018 Film Release Calendar: July

It’s January, which means it’s preview time up here at B+ Movie Blog.

I don’t really peruse other places, but if I were to guess, I would say I’m the only person that goes this deep on their preview coverage for a year. I go month to month based on what’s scheduled to come out, preview like 200 extra movies that you probably have never even heard about as of now, and then bring back all the stuff from last year and previous years that I’ve been tracking that hasn’t come out yet. I’m not the kind of person who just goes, “Oh my god, Avengers! Wrinkle in Time! (Insert other movies the studios are paying us to talk up to fit the narrative to get us more clicks)!” If you ever see a slideshow from me, then you know I’ve given up.

The reason I do this is purely for me, though I imagine anyone stumbling on this will get something out of it to. What I try to do is preview everything so I’m aware of it when it comes out, and, to make it interesting for myself, try to guess what I’m gonna think of it when I do see it. That way, I can see what films surprised me or disappointed me from every angle (before, during and after).

We’re doing July today. Read the rest of this page »

The Underseen Films of 2017

I’m trying to keep all three of my lists separate this year. Meaning no overlaps on Overrated/Underrated/Underseen. I’m trying to include as much stuff as I can. Some things can easily be on all three lists if I wanted, but I want to shout out as much stuff as I can.

This one, more than anything, is about saying, “Hey, maybe you’ve heard of this, but chances are you haven’t seen it, and you should.” Or, even if you’re someone who has seen these movies — not all of your friends have. I want this list to be about the stuff that, past the big stuff you’ve heard of, that you’d tell people they should go out and see. Because man, there’s such great stuff out there that needs to be loved.

If I can get ten people to put one movie each from this list in their rotation of, “Hey guys, check out this one. It’s awesome,” then I’ve done my job. As someone who was that guy, who showed a room full of people an awesome movie they hadn’t seen before, we need more people like that to get more films out there.

Here are the great underseen films of 2017: Read the rest of this page »

The Underrated Films of 2017

Today, we discuss the underrated films of 2017. (You can see the Overrated films list here.) Unlike Overrated, where you can call pretty much anything you want overrated and be right (and get people upset with you, which is my favorite part because — you think I care about any of it), underrated is a tricky thing. What makes a movie underrated? What separated underrated from underseen? Sometimes people aren’t talking up a movie enough because not enough people even know it exists. That’s why we have tomorrow’s list, which are the films more people need to see.

Broad strokes, I think the way to describe this list is — there’s more here than meets the eye. Like Transformers. It does not mean that you had to like the movie. It just means that there’s more here to appreciate than you might think. There are preconceived notions about a movie — or just a narrative that has been created once it came out — and there’s just more to it than that.

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