My Top Films of 2017
Movie slump? Not even close. The quality and quantity remained as another record box office year was in the books after some noticeable spring and summer dips.
- The Case for Christ
- Logan Lucky
- The Lost City of Z
- The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
- Murder on the Orient Express
- The Post
- Wind River
My Top Action Films of 2017
Superheroes still take the lion’s share here, but some incredible stunt work, driving skills and sci-fi wonders also took the stage.
- Baby Driver
- Blade Runner 2049
- Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2
- John Wick: Chapter 2
- Spider-Man: Homecoming
- Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
- War For the Planet of the Apes
- Wonder Woman
My Top Books of 2017
Technology, social and political issues proliferated the times as strong opinions increasingly originate from well informed reading and research.
- Draft No. 4: On the Writing Process by John McPhee
- God’s Very Good Idea: A True Story of God’s Delightfully Different Family by Trillia Newbell and Catalina Echeverri
- The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
- Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction by Derek Thompson
- Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked by Adam Alter
- Making All Things New: Restoring Joy to the Sexually Broken by David Powlison
- Malala’s Magic Pencil by Malala Yousafzai
- Reading the Bible Supernaturally: Seeing and Savoring the Glory of God in Scripture by John Piper
- The Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay Moore
- Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries by Kory Stamper
My Top Music of 2017
Endless variety and great collections/reissues across most music genres give listeners quality and choice in the digital age.
- Baby Driver Motion Picture Soundtrack
- Everything Now by Arcade Fire
- Colors by Beck
- Kaleidoscope by Coldplay
- Red Sea Road by Ellie Holcomb
- Beautiful Trauma by Pink
- Carry Fire by Robert Plant
- Purple Rain Deluxe Expanded Edition by Prince
- Automation for the People (25th Anniversary Deluxe Version) by R.E.M.
- Songs of Experience by U2
My Top Games of 2017
Some amazing game experiences in a year filled with open world experiences that challenge practical knowledge, critical thinking and adaptability.
- Horizon: Zero Dawn (PlayStation 4)
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo Switch, Wii U)
- Life is Strange: Before the Storm (multiple platforms)
- Madden NFL 18 (multiple platforms)
- PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PC; coming soon to XBox One)
- Splatoon 2 (Nintendo Switch)
- Star Wars Battlefront II (multiple platforms)
- Superhot (PlayStation 4)
- Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo Switch)
- What Remains of Edith Finch (multiple platforms)
Happy New Year everyone!
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