47 Movie Blogs #47 – Great Movie Moments Where Victory is Snatched from the Jaws of Defeat

An exciting victory by the hero–one that is clever, resourceful and maybe most of all, unexpected–is one of my favorite things about a good adventure story.  For this post, I’ve been asked to write about some of the best ones. Continue reading 47 Movie Blogs #47 – Great Movie Moments Where Victory is Snatched from the Jaws of Defeat

47 Movie Blogs #20 – 7 Genuinely Shocking Surprise Moments

On the surface, you’d think that this would be a similar list to the one a few days ago, about epic examples of foreshadowing and reveals in the film.  But glancing over what I wrote there, I find that not really any of those moments could be called moments of “Shocking Surprise” (maybe The Usual Suspects or The Sixth Sense).  So we’re talking about moments here that weren’t really foreshadowed, at least not in the obvious way.  Continue reading 47 Movie Blogs #20 – 7 Genuinely Shocking Surprise Moments

47 Movie Blogs #17 – The Mismarketed, the Miscategorized, and the Mistitled

I think this is a tough one for me.  We’ve all seen movies that have disappointed us, but how often can I truly say that the trailer or the promotional strategy was genuinely misleading, and not just making the film look better than it was?  Continue reading 47 Movie Blogs #17 – The Mismarketed, the Miscategorized, and the Mistitled