The Breakdown of the Best of the 2017 So Far Podcast

School is coming to an end. Movie theatres are filled with sequels and would-be franchises. The grass threatens to be a jungle if not mowed weekly. And I keep wishing society would just condone me being naked so I don't sweat through all my clothes. So, we must be half way through the year already. This means it is time for The Breakdown of the Best of the 2017 So Far show. This is a fun show as it allows us to spotlight several movies that may not be remembered by the time we get to the end of year. We have several categories where we will award our favourites, including Best Performance, Most Delightful Surprise, and Best Underrated/Unknown Movie. As well, we both reveal our Top Five movies of 2017 so far. As always, if you love the show then please spread the word to other movie fans or those who like to have background noise while they drive to work.

EDIT: The last half hour has been thrown into the abyss. Huge apologies for not posting the entire show. Hopefully, it can be recovered. Fixed.

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The Breakdown Outline:

02:20 Best Cameo
07:12 Most Delightful Surprise
16:42 Best Performance
24:34 Best Unknown/Underrated Movie
31:27 Worst Picture
40:13 Top 5 Movies
1:19:42 Dircector vs. Studios Executives
1:35:17 Box Office Analysis
1:43:58 Trailer Reviews: Pitch Perfect 3, Stronger, Marshall, Thank You for Your Service, To the Bone
2:00:17 Top Five Rundown

Best of 2017:

Best Cameo:  Christopher Meloni from Snatched (CS) & Matthew Broderick from Oh, Hello from broadway (SM)
Most Delightful Surprise: Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie & Ashleigh Murray from Deidra & Laney Rob a Train (SM)
Best Performance: James McAvoy from Split/Dafne Keen from Logan (CS) & Dafne Keen from Logan (SM)
Best Unknown/Underrated Movie: Before I Fall (CS)/Oh, Hello on Broadway (SM)
Worst Picture: Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (CS)/Sandy Wexler (SM)

Top Five:


5. Split
4. Beauty and the Beast
3. Get Out
2. Wonder Woman
1. Logan


5. 101 Year Old Man Who Skipped Out On the Bill and Disappeared
4. The Survivalist
3. Oh, Hello on Broadway
2. Get Out
1. Logan

Summer Box Office Challenge:

Christopher's Picks:

1. Guardian of the Galaxy Vol. 2$145 049 000 
2. Spider-Man: Homecoming
3. Wonder Woman $100, 505 000
4. Transformers: The First Knight $45 300 000
5. War of the Planet of the Apes  
6. Baywatch: $18 100 000
7. The Mummy: $32 246 120
8. The House
9. Atomic Blonde
10. Captain Underpants $23 500 000
Total: $364 700 120 

Scott's Picks:

1. The Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales: $62 179 000
2. Despicable Me 3
3. Alien: Covenant $36 000 000
4. Cars 3 $53 547 000
5. Dunkirk
6. Annabelle: Creation
7. Snatched $17 500 000
8. All Eyez on Me $27 050 000
9. The Emoji Movie
10. The Hitman's Bodyguard
Total: $196 276 000