Fifty Years: Fifty Movies – part five

In one days, I will turn fifty.  Or maybe you could say, I will achieve fifty years old, finishing my 50th year.  To celebrate (at least, on this blog), we’re taking a look back and picking a film from each year of my life that I think is notable. My birthday is June 7, so each film came out in the year that began on that date, according to Wikipedia.

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

OK, this is the film that demonstrates more than any other that we are genuinely in some sort of golden age of cinematic comic book adaptations.  Not because, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is perfect (it’s not), but because it includes geeky material that is so esoteric that even comic book nerds would find it a bit obscure, and yet which movie studio executives are apparently still confident will pull in enough of an audience to make the film profitable.

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47 Movie Blogs #37 – Top 4 Animated Films

Given the choice, I wouldn’t normally choose to watch an animated film.  Like many parents, I’ve watched a disproportionate amount of them over the years, and while there are lots that are only suitable for children, there are plenty that have got a lot going for them.  Enough that it was a bit difficult to limit myself to four.  Continue reading 47 Movie Blogs #37 – Top 4 Animated Films