Archive for May 3, 2020

Mike’s Favorite Movie Posters of the Decade (30-21)

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: #121 – “Pray for Me,” from Black Panther


121. “Pray for Me,” from Black Panther

This is the other great soundtrack of 2018, alongside Spider-Verse. I don’t love the majority of songs on this one as I do the other one, but the peaks of this soundtrack are arguably better than those on Spider-Verse. There are a couple of really amazing songs on this soundtrack, and this is one of them. This is just a straight banger. That’s what happens when you have a Pulitzer Prize winner writing your music.