Dakota Arsenault is proud to announce that Rachel Gordon will join Contra Zoom as the permanent co-host along with her new role as Associate Film Editor!

– You can check out Andreas Babiolakis’ Top 25 Films of 2016 and Top 25 Performances of 2016.

– You can find the top grossing films of 2016 HERE

– Dakota’s thoughts on trends: Great child acting this year (Sing Street, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, etc), DC movies suck but Marvel movies are still great, obsession with Letterboxd (Dakota’s profile), Jeff Nichols dominates 2016 with Midnight Special and Loving

Rachel’s thoughts on trends: Hidden Fences mistakes at The Golden Globes, adult superhero films (Deadpool, Logan), Netflix series are better than movies.

– Read Dakota’s review of Patriots Day if you want a good laugh.

– Movie watching goals for 2017: Dakota wants to watch more female directed films and Rachel is starting a personal film journal.

– Old movies that Dakota watched for the time and loved included The Killing, The Asphalt Jungle and Frankenstein while Rachel loved The Long Good Friday.

– Most disappointing films of 2016 for Dakota it was Triple 9 and American Pastoral for Rachel it was The Bad Batch.

– Movies we are excited for in 2017 (click for trailers)

Dakota: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Thor: Ragnarok, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Blade Runner 2049, War for the Planet of the Apes, Baby Driver (no trailer or teaser)

Rachel: Get Out, Wonder Woman, Logan, The Dark Tower (no trailer or teaser)

Follow Dakota @Dgapa on Twitter and Rachel on Instagram.

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