Archive for April 27, 2020

Mike’s Favorite Movie Posters of the Decade (90-81)

I’ve said it for near ten years now — the movie poster is a lost art. So many of them nowadays are just so bland, and it feels like it’s getting harder and harder to get a poster that truly feels like something special; selling a film on a single, memorable image. Getting you to understand immediately what the film is about while also staying in your mind. It’s hard to remember posters. If I told you offhand to name ten truly memorable posters from this decade off the top of your head, you’d have trouble doing it. And even if you got to ten, chances are some of them are just because the film was so big and widespread that you remember it just because it was so out there.

Anyway, the point of this list was me looking back on my years of going over my favorite posters (and I started this list in 2011, so I’ve done nine years of it officially on the site) and revisiting all the posters from all the years and picking out the ones that I think have held up to me as the best examples of truly strong imagery.

So, with that said, here are my favorite posters from this past decade: (more…)


Mike’s Favorite Original Songs of the Decade: #127 – “The Place Where the Lost Things Go,” from Mary Poppins Returns

 

127. “The Place Where the Lost Things Go,” from Mary Poppins Returns

This is a really nice song. And like all the others, I can’t quite get over the hump of just liking it and thinking it’s well done. I don’t know what it is. But as a song, it’s impeccably written. Perhaps performed a bit too fast and the arrangement not quite what it should be, but the lyrics are very good.


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Pic of the Day: “I think it’s just elegant to have an imagination. I just have no imagination at all. I have lots of other things, but I have no imagination.” (65th Anniversary)