Archive for February 28, 2020

Mike’s Favorite Animated Films of the Decade (30-21)

Our first official list. My favorite animated films of the decade. What I love about animated films in particular is that, in a lot of ways, they’re the first films we’re exposed to as children. Anyone growing up pretty much from the 80s onward grew up with these films in our lives, because of the home video age. Before we went to theaters to see stuff and before we got into ‘movies’ at large, there was all those movies we grew up on. And now, even though I’m not of the age for most of the animated fare to appeal to me like they used to, there’s still some amazing stuff that comes out each year that’s worth talking about, because they, while entertaining for all, are an art form of their own.

So we’ll shout out the 50 that I liked best over the past decade. Animation is a genre with some great stuff, but overall a very limited number of films that come out each year, owing to the length it takes to actually make one of them. So 50 feels right, rather than trying to stretch it.

So here are my top animated films from the decade 2010-2019: (more…)

Mike’s Favorite Original Songs of the Decade: #186 – “I Punched Keanu Reeves,” from Always Be My Maybe


186. “I Punched Keanu Reeves,” from Always Be My Maybe

What a perfect end credits song for this movie. It’s a great punchline to a joke that happened an hour earlier. Plus Randall Park co-wrote it and actually performs it, which makes it even better. THIS is what original songs are about. You get the laugh when you realize what it’s about, but then you find yourself grooving along to it and going, “Wow, this is actually good.”

Pic of the Day: “Uh… everything that guy just said is bullshit. Thank you.” “Objection. Counsel’s entire opening statement is argumentative.” “Sustained. Counselor’s entire opening statement – with the exception of ‘thank you’ – will be stricken from the record.”