Mike’s Favorite Original Songs of the Decade: #199 – “Girls,” from Sing Street


199. “Girls,” from Sing Street

Our first of the songs from this wonderful movie. Don’t worry, they’re all gonna be on here. This is what original film songs are about. Not that, “We wrote a dumb pop song for our end credits.” This movie’s got hits. They wrote every song for the band, and they’re all fantastic. This is the weakest of the bunch, but it’s still good enough to have made this list. It’s just a lovely tune.

Pic of the Day: “Little by little the look of the country changes because of the men we admire. You’re just going to have to make up your own mind one day about what’s right and wrong.”



The 2020 Film Release Calendar: March

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 Wonderwall March: Read the rest of this page »

Mike’s Favorite Original Songs of the Decade: #200 – “Threshold,” from Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

200. “Threshold,” from Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Shout out to “I’m So Sad, So Very, Very Sad” and “We Hate You, Please Die” (sweet, love this one). There wasn’t enough room.

But what a perfect way to begin this list. “We are Sex Bob-omb and we’re here to make you think about death and get sad and stuff!” It’s such a high energy song. Also, written by Beck, in case you couldn’t tell by the sound.

B+ Movie Blog: The Top Tens of the Decade Lists

We just finished an entire decade in film and I covered it all on this site. Of course this was going to happen.

It’s been a while without proper content on this site. Granted, the bits I did do over the past year-plus are all things that are going to be permanent resources on this site. I wrote less overall, but what’s there will stick around longer. And I’m happy with that. This year, though, this being the tenth year of this site’s existence and the end of a film decade… why not recap the decade?

What I did (I even started working on this last spring because I was so excited about it) was go through the entire past decade and gathered my favorite films in a bunch of different categories. So starting tomorrow, we’re going to introduce our first list. I still have the rest of the Release Calendar to get to, because the shortened Oscar season didn’t allow me to get past February on that. But I figured let’s introduce the feature now and slowly roll it out over the two weeks it’s gonna take us to clear those articles. Because once that’s done, it’s nothing but Top Tens of the Decade lists through the end of the summer. Read the rest of this page »