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The 2020 Film Release Calendar: August

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.

Anyway, here’s August: (more…)


Mike’s Favorite Original Songs of the Decade: #195 – “So Long,” from Concussion

 

195. “So Long,” from Concussion

I love Leon Bridges. And I really like this song. Slight downgrade from me on the list just because the song is completely irrelevant to the movie. It plays over the end credits and really has nothing to do with it whatsoever. Seems like they just got a new song from Leon Bridges and put it in their movie. Which is cool, but this could literally be a song in the Mr. Rogers movie and still fit. So that’s why it’s only #195. But it’s still a very lovely song from one of the very few people making music nowadays whose stuff I actually like and listen to.


Pic of the Day: “Jesus, I am so scared. I’ve spent twenty years building up my ego, and when I really need it, it locks itself in the john.” “It’ll come back to you, trust me.”

 

 


The 2020 Film Release Calendar: July

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.

Anyway, here’s July: (more…)


Mike’s Favorite Original Songs of the Decade: #196 – “Garbage Truck,” from Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

 

196. “Garbage Truck,” from Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

This is the most indie garage rock song ever. I love it. A lot of underrated music in this movie, which is wall-to-wall full of music. People forget how good the songs in this movie are.


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Pic of the Day: “I sold flowers; I didn’t sell myself. Now you’ve made a lady of me, I’m not fit to sell anything else.”


The 2020 Film Release Calendar: June

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.

Anyway, here’s June: (more…)