Archive for February 25, 2020

The 2020 Film Release Calendar: Films Without Release Dates (M-Z)

This has been perhaps the strangest Release Calendar I’ve ever done. Because the Oscars were held a few weeks earlier than they usually are, I wasn’t able to fit in the majority of the calendar before them. Usually I get the whole thing done by late January. And now, we’re post-Oscars, and I’m only on March. And the only reason January and February got done is because I wanted to get them up before some of the films actually came out.

But, here we are, working our way through the rest of the calendar for all the films to look forward to. I think you all know how this works — I’m gonna preview everything that’s set to come out (and a lot more that isn’t), and then guess what I think I’m gonna rate them all when I do manage to see them. And then we’ll use this as evidence of my ineptitude come the December wrap-up articles. These are my own twenty-seven 8×10 colored glossy pictures with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one.

Today, we’re going over the many films that are yet to have release dates (or some that got dated for articles that already came out, because shit happens): (more…)

Mike’s Favorite Original Songs of the Decade: #189 – “Blinded by Love,” from Vox Lux


189. “Blinded by Love,” from Vox Lux

Our first Vox Lux entry on the list. Here’s a movie that has about five original songs in it, and when I first saw the film, I didn’t really notice the songs all that much, because I was reeling from the third act of the film, which ends with a concert but is almost trying to not give you the big concert, by not fixing up its audio and letting Natalie sing live, heavy breathing and all between songs. Plus she’s not the greatest singer, though she’s more than passable. Which took a lot of attention away from the songs for me. So all I heard was “Sia,” who so clearly wrote all the songs.

But, going back later for this article and hearing just the songs in a vacuum, they’re all really nice. They’re all pop songs, and are meant to be pop songs. This one’s nice, though not as catchy as the other songs that will also be on the list. But it totally fits as a song that would be in a movie like this. And bonus points for it actually being performed during the film.

Pic of the Day: “I fight against fascism. That is my trade.”