30-Day Film Challenge, Day 10: Your Favorite Superhero Film

I grew up reading comic books, absolutely adored them. You know that moment in Captain America: Civil War at the airport where the heroes all go toe-to-toe? Yeah, I may have teared up at that moment. It was emotional. We were so deep into an on-screen adaptation of my youth, and it was done right! … More 30-Day Film Challenge, Day 10: Your Favorite Superhero Film

30-Day Film Challenge, Day 9: A Film You Hate That Everyone Else Liked

This one will be short. My ire raises every time I even think about this film, and I don’t want to get my blood pressure up. I hate, hate, hate, hate, hate, hate, hate, hate this film. I’m obviously so pissed that I’ve lost the part of my brain that makes me a walking thesaurus. … More 30-Day Film Challenge, Day 9: A Film You Hate That Everyone Else Liked

30-Day Film Challenge, Day 8: A Film Where You Liked the Soundtrack More

So, let me just get this out of the way so most readers can stop and run right to the comment section to fill it with vitriol: I don’t like Forrest Gump. Yeah, I said it. @ me, bro. I suspect many of you who aren’t foaming at the mouth are at least looking at … More 30-Day Film Challenge, Day 8: A Film Where You Liked the Soundtrack More

30-Day Film Challenge, Day 7: A Film You Will Never Get Tired Of

I’m a sucker for a good heist film. I’m a sucker for anything Steven Soderbergh directs. I’m a sucker for a good Elmore Leonard adaptation. I’m a sucker for non-linear storytelling. I’m a sucker for Don Cheadle. Is it any wonder I continually go back this film time and again? When George Clooney was at … More 30-Day Film Challenge, Day 7: A Film You Will Never Get Tired Of

30-Day Film Challenge, Day 6: Your Favorite Animated Film

I don’t watch a lot of animated films any more. Mainly because I’m over 40. And the musical numbers drive me mad. (Much as I still love The Fox and the Hound, I’ve already mentioned the songs are terrible.) And again, I realize I’m not choosing the best animated film. That would probably have to … More 30-Day Film Challenge, Day 6: Your Favorite Animated Film

30-Day Film Challenge, Day 5: A Film Where a Character Has a Job You Want

I actually struggled a little with this one. For starters, I love my job. I get to teach bright young minds, read and watch movies, and analyze them. Who could ask for more? And, let’s face it, just picking a private eye movie would be too easy. Then it hit me. What if I could … More 30-Day Film Challenge, Day 5: A Film Where a Character Has a Job You Want

30-Day Film Challenge, Day 4: A Film with a Number in the Title

If you’re following this thread, you may note that I am trying with some of these entries to mention films that may not be as well known or have fallen by the wayside. Sure, I could have gone with any number of great films with numbers in the title: Seven Samari, 8 1/2, The Seventh … More 30-Day Film Challenge, Day 4: A Film with a Number in the Title

30-Day Film Challenge, Day 3: A Movie That Has More Than 5 Words in the Title

Yeah, I was going to choose Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, but I suspect many who are doing the challenge would go for that one as well. Why not be different? The French have a term that we need to adopt in English: nanar. Essentially it describes … More 30-Day Film Challenge, Day 3: A Movie That Has More Than 5 Words in the Title

30-Day Movie Challenge, Day 2: A Film You Like That Starts with the First Letter of Your Name

Wow. How many movies start with ‘S?’ Answer: a whole crap-ton. I thought long and hard about this one, considering the likes of Serpico, Seven, Smokey and the Bandit, and, of course, the inimitable Sweet Sweetback’s Badasssssss Song. In the end, despite the fact that other comic-book films are going to show up on this … More 30-Day Movie Challenge, Day 2: A Film You Like That Starts with the First Letter of Your Name

30-Day Film Challenge, Day 1: The First Film You Remember Watching

Likely some of you have seen this graphic at some point: I know I’ve been extremely interested in James Gunn’s list on Instagram. Literally no one: Me: I’m gonna’ do it! I have been plugging along with the list on my private social media accounts, but I thought it might make also be a good … More 30-Day Film Challenge, Day 1: The First Film You Remember Watching