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It doesn't matter if a movie's good, bad, or just mediocre - any film can have a moment that makes your jaw drop in awe or tears come to your eyes, or makes you shudder in irritation and disgust. Here are all the greatest and worst individual moments from the cinematic releases of 2017.

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This year's Ghost In The Shell adaptation was a visually stunning movie -- helped in no small part by the gorgeous practical effects, props and costumes built by New Zealand's Weta Workshop. In fact, far more of the film's beautiful visuals were built physically than most people would expect. We went to Weta to find out what went into building the world of Ghost In The Shell-- and what it's like when your painstakingly crafted work is hidden behind layers of digital effects.

Major Mira Killian doesn't remember who she was before. Now the character played by Scarlett Johansson is living inside a different kind of body about to start a different kind of life. She effortlessly leaps and shoots across a deliriously oversaturated cityscape with power and purpose. There's something wrong at the heart of it all, with her sense of her (own) self. It's a problem that Ghost in the Shell never really explores in any satisfying way.

Ghost in the Shell is finally in theatres, after months of backlash and even more backtracking from the movie's cast and crew. The film has been accused of whitewashing the Major so they could cast a Caucasian actress, perpetuating decades of erasure for Asian-Americans in film.

Video: Whatever else might be true of the live-action Ghost in the Shell movie, it's also true that the filmmakers have put as much of the budget on the screen as humanly possible. And as you can tell when you watch the film's opening scene -- available here and now for your viewing pleasure -- it has paid off, at least in in the visuals department.

Screenwriters Rhett Rheese and Paul Wernick talk Deadpool 2, Zombieland 2 and everything but their new movie Life. Bad Robot's supernatural World War II movie finds some stars. Stephen Amell teases a return to the island on Arrow. Plus, a new clip from Ghost in the Shell, and new images from Walking Dead. Behold, spoilers!

Get ready for another entry in Deadpool 2's Cable casting saga. Has David Ayer started teasing the villain of Gotham City Sirens already? Chris McKay has new details for The LEGO Movie 2. Plus, new footage from The Vampire Diaries' final episode, and a ton of new images from Ghost in the Shell and Iron Fist. Spoilers now!