Archive for April 29, 2020

Mike’s Favorite Movie Posters of the Decade (70-61)

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: #125 – “Stay Alive,” from The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

 

125. “Stay Alive,” from The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

This movie blew me away when I saw it back in 2013. It’s such an underrated gem of a film. And this song is spectacular. It’s not totally relevant to the song, but it doesn’t matter. It’s a brilliant song that captures the hope and the inner journey that takes place within the film. It’s one of those songs that, as a song, I’d rank way higher on this list, but in terms of it’s use within the film, I can’t really justify putting it much higher than this outside of, “I just really like the song.”


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Pic of the Day: “All my brothers and brothers-in-laws tell me what a good-hearted guy I am. You don’t get to be good-hearted by accident. You get kicked around long enough, you become a professor of pain.” (65th Anniversary)