Weekly Geeky Question #18: Non-Geeky Movies…for Geeks!

Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #18, and this week’s question is an interesting one:

What are ten great non-geeky, non-scifi, non comic book movies that I’d recommend for geeks to watch?

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47 Movie Blogs #35 – Why I Don’t Like Jurassic Park

OK, just to be clear, I don’t hate Jurassic Park.  It’s got the best dinosaurs we’d ever seen in a film up to that point (by a long shot) and it’s got a number of really gripping sequences (that terrifying opening, the T-Rex attacking the jeep, the velociraptors come out in full force).  But even so, I don’t think it’s something I could actually call a good movie. Continue reading 47 Movie Blogs #35 – Why I Don’t Like Jurassic Park

47 Movie Blogs #27 – 5 Favorite Spielberg Films

Steven Spielberg is obviously one of the best known and most celebrated film makers of the last 40 years.  IMDb lists him as the director of 29 theatrically released feature films.  29.25, actually, if you count his segment in The Twilight Zone:  The Movie.  Of these, I have seen 19.25 of his movies.  Continue reading 47 Movie Blogs #27 – 5 Favorite Spielberg Films

47 Movie Blogs #19 – Best Monster Movies

I was thinking about this topic before I started this series.  It came up for me as I was watching on TV one of the films I’m going to mention in a bit.  It was one of my favorite monster movies, and I realized I could only think of two others that I genuinely think are better. Continue reading 47 Movie Blogs #19 – Best Monster Movies

47 Movie Blogs #15 – Great Recurring Visual Motifs

So, what is a recurring visual motif? In my mind, it simply means a visual concept that appears in a movie repeatedly. It could be a set of similar props, or a particular camera angle, or some other visual element, which help to communicate the themes or emotional tone of the movie Continue reading 47 Movie Blogs #15 – Great Recurring Visual Motifs

47 Movie Blogs #12 – Eight Movies with Interesting Fake Deaths

So, actually the topic as presented to me (taken from a list that I had originally suggested) was “Suicide Fake-Outs”, though my friend wasn’t sure what that actually meant.  I’ll explain that in a moment, but since I could only think of two examples, I thought I’d expand the topic to just “fake deaths” in films in general.  Continue reading 47 Movie Blogs #12 – Eight Movies with Interesting Fake Deaths