On this episode of the House By The Video Store podcast we wrap-up our thoughts on 2017 and give out some HBTVS awards. This is part 1, with part 2 coming next week which also includes our look forward to 2018 movies. The topics covered are included in the notes below. Have any feedback for us or questions or corrections? Send us an email at podcast@housebythevideostore.com or leave a comment!

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The categories discussed for our awards are included below with all of the eligible shows and movies.

Favorite Nostalgia- Our favorite movie or show that pulled on the heart strings by bringing back a beloved franchise or by referencing things that we love from years past. The contenders include: Blade Runner 2049, Twin Peaks: The Return, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Stranger Things 2, IT

Biggest surprise- The movie or show that surprised us the most either by exceeding expectations or pulling off something that we weren’t suspecting. The contenders inlcude: Get Out, Kong: Skull Island, Split, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Atomic Blonde, The Punisher, Gerald’s Game/1922

Biggest Disappointment- The movie that disappointed us the most by falling short of expectations that were established by either the pedigree of the filmmakers involved or critical buzz. The contenders include: Alien: Covenant, Rings, Death Note, A Cure for Wellness, The Mummy, The Devils Candy, The Void, Prevenge, The Babysitter, Little Evil

Favorite Netflix movie- Our favorite movie that was released on Netflix without a significant theatrical release. The contenders include: Gerald’s Game, 1922, Death Note, Creep 2, Okja, I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore