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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Solo: A Star Wars Story

For as long as I’ve been hearing about the second Star Wars anthology film, Solo, I’ve been pretty doubtful about the whole thing.  And then when I began to hear about all the behind-the-scenes shenanigans, with the film’s directors being fired and replaced partway through, and leading man Alden Ehrenreich apparently needing an acting coach because the producers weren’t happy about how things were coming out…well, at that point I couldn’t help to wonder how this movie could possibly be any good.


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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