101 Movies That I Love the Most – Part Four [25-01]

So lately I made a Youtube video, for the first time (I’ve made films before, and put them on Youtube, but I never made a video specifically to just say stuff on Youtube) in which I share my 101 Films That I Love the Most. You can see the video and read all about it here.

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In addition to making this video, I thought I’d also share it in writing—for easy reference in case you or I don’t feel like listening to me talk about this over 40 minutes of real time.

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100 Years, 100 Creators – Part 3

Over a few posts, I’m choosing different creators or creative teams–novelist, composer, scriptwriter, comic book artist, etc–who have influenced or inspired me, and in most cases brought me a lot of enjoyment.

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47 Great Movie Moments #16 – Singin’ in the Rain (Part 2)

Continuing with this series of 47 moments in film that I love (Why 47?), today we hit #16, not with a sequel to Singin’ in the Rain, but with another moment from the movie.  I said last time that I could probably fill a whole list of 47 moments from this movie.  I won’t do that, but I think at least one more isn’t unwarranted. 

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47 Movie Blogs #45 – Movie That I Have Considered to be My Favorite

What’s your favorite movie?  Some people can answer that very easily, others have a hard time.

Answers I’ve heard from others to that query have included Fight Club, The Wild Bunch, The Mummy, The Princess Diaries (parts 1 & 2), AvatarGood Will Hunting, and Step Up 2  .

But what’s my answer? That’s the question. Continue reading 47 Movie Blogs #45 – Movie That I Have Considered to be My Favorite

47 Movie Blogs #36 – Seven Movies I’d Choose to Stock My Apocalyptic Bunker With

This is happening, people.  Apocalypse approaches (What type?  Maybe one of these?) and I have time to get into a bunker, but I only have time to find seven movies to bring with me.  Seven movies to take with me into the rest of my lonely, miserable, purpose-questioning existence. Continue reading 47 Movie Blogs #36 – Seven Movies I’d Choose to Stock My Apocalyptic Bunker With

Stories I Like: Singin’ in the Rain

When I was a young teenager, looking for things to do while away on a Summer vacation, Singin’ in the Rain came on TV.  I viewed the opportunity to watch it with a lot of suspicion, fearing that it would be two non-stop hours of old fashioned dancing.  Also, though I’d always liked movies, I had grown up on Star Wars and basically felt that anything that didn’t feature space battles, blaster fights, and Han Solo must be, by definition, inferior.  But the potential of boredom overcame my suspicions, and I’m glad they did, for now if I were asked I’d consider Singin’ in the Rain (1952) to be my favorite movie.

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