Posts tagged “Top Ten

Mike’s Favorite Male Supporting Performances of the Decade (100-91)

I make ‘favorite performance’ lists every year, and I get that these lists, more than the rest, are the most subjective one can make. Because it’s really about what you see in each performance and what you respond to; There’s no objective way to truly rate a performance as better than another. With whole films, it feels easier to make that distinction. So with these lists, I’m just gonna focus on some performances from the decade that I really, really enjoyed, and the goal here is just to shout them out and maybe get some people to watch the films if they hadn’t or reevaluate each of the performances the next time they watch the films.

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Mike’s Favorite Original Songs of the Decade: #158 – “Everybody Needs a Best Friend,” from Ted

 

158. “Everybody Needs a Best Friend,” from Ted

I’ll say it every time about Seth MacFarlane… he is committed to music. I don’t know how or why he chose a jazz tune with Norah Jones singing to be the opening credits to his movie, but hey, that’s cool. It’s a fun song. It’s almost too good for the movie. It’s this really pleasant, happy tune, and here we are watching him getting arrested for having mushrooms underneath it. But hey, the song is the song.


Mike’s Favorite Female Lead Performances of the Decade (10-1)

I make ‘favorite performance’ lists every year, and I get that these lists, more than the rest, are the most subjective one can make. Because it’s really about what you see in each performance and what you respond to; There’s no objective way to truly rate a performance as better than another. With whole films, it feels easier to make that distinction. So with these lists, I’m just gonna focus on some performances from the decade that I really, really enjoyed, and the goal here is just to shout them out and maybe get some people to watch the films if they hadn’t or reevaluate each of the performances the next time they watch the films.

These are my favorite female lead performances of the decade: (more…)


Mike’s Favorite Original Songs of the Decade: #159 – “Memories,” from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

 

159. “Memories,” from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Ah, yes, our first Spider-Verse song. Don’t worry, there will be quite a few of these on the list. They did a lot of things right with this movie, but one thing they did very right was this soundtrack. I don’t know whose idea it was to do the old school 90s hip hop soundtrack, but it’s a great idea. This and Black Panther did the same thing, and this one did it better. That one had higher-named talent on it and probably more money, but this one has the higher ration of great songs.

This one in particular is just a smooth ride. This is almost the Lite FM of hip hop songs, the way it washes over you. You could just have this on in the living room and just groove along to it. Or like, in the office. It’s just a nice, easy listen. Which is awesome.


Mike’s Favorite Female Lead Performances of the Decade (20-11)

I make ‘favorite performance’ lists every year, and I get that these lists, more than the rest, are the most subjective one can make. Because it’s really about what you see in each performance and what you respond to; There’s no objective way to truly rate a performance as better than another. With whole films, it feels easier to make that distinction. So with these lists, I’m just gonna focus on some performances from the decade that I really, really enjoyed, and the goal here is just to shout them out and maybe get some people to watch the films if they hadn’t or reevaluate each of the performances the next time they watch the films.

These are my favorite female lead performances of the decade: (more…)


Mike’s Favorite Original Songs of the Decade: #160 – “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again,” from Rocketman

 

160. “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again,” from Rocketman

It’s just an upbeat, lovely song. Part of the charm is that he wrote it for his own biopic and sings it with the actor who plays him in the movie. It is trading a bit off “I’m Still Standing,” since he’s basically trying to do the same thing in a different way, but hey — a fun song’s a fun song.


Mike’s Favorite Female Lead Performances of the Decade (30-21)

I make ‘favorite performance’ lists every year, and I get that these lists, more than the rest, are the most subjective one can make. Because it’s really about what you see in each performance and what you respond to; There’s no objective way to truly rate a performance as better than another. With whole films, it feels easier to make that distinction. So with these lists, I’m just gonna focus on some performances from the decade that I really, really enjoyed, and the goal here is just to shout them out and maybe get some people to watch the films if they hadn’t or reevaluate each of the performances the next time they watch the films.

These are my favorite female lead performances of the decade: (more…)