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The Movie Lovers - Episode 66: Joker, Horror of the Decade

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In this episode, Jeff and Shanna catch up with a couple 2019 films before diving in to a review of Todd Phillips' Joker. And then - just in time for Halloween - they count down their favorite horror movies of the decade in conjunction with the Best of the 2010s article on the blog.

Best of the 2010s: Horror

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What do we call this decade? The Tweenies? The Teens? The Onesies? Or simply The Tens? Whatever we call this decade, there is no denying it is coming to a close with this year. By year's end, you'll notice professional critics and bloggers looking back at the decade that was. But, being as how there's been over 6,000 films released this decade, doing a proper retrospective can be a bit daunting. Therefore, it is time for the return of my Best of the Decade series!

Every month I'm going to focus on a particular genre of film and count down the 10 Best of the Decade from that genre. This will, ultimately, lead to a 100 Best list. In addition to this, our podcast, The Movie Lovers, will have a corresponding segment monthly during the Film Faves portion of the show wherein we count down our favorite films.


This month it had to be all about horror movies. How could it not?! And boy, was this a big decade for horror!

The Movie Lovers - Episode 65: Ad Astra, 1980-81

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In this episode Jeff and Shanna have a brief Week in Review before diving into the furthest reaches of our galaxy with their review of Ad Astra. And then they go back in time nearly 40 years ago to the years 1980 and '81 to count down their favorite movies.


The Movie Lovers - Episode 64: Hustlers, F-Rated Movies of the Decade

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In this episode, Jeff and Shanna catch up with a couple movies from this year before diving into another (improved) F-Rated episode - first with a review of Hustlers and then with a countdown of their favorite F-Rated movies of the decade.

Best of the 2010s: F-Rated Movies

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What do we call this decade? The Tweenies? The Teens? The Onesies? Or simply The Tens? Whatever we call this decade, there is no denying it is coming to a close with this year. By year's end, you'll notice professional critics and bloggers looking back at the decade that was. But, being as how there's been over 6,000 films released this decade, doing a proper retrospective can be a bit daunting. Therefore, it is time for the return of my Best of the Decade series!

Every month I'm going to focus on a particular genre of film and count down the 10 Best of the Decade from that genre. This will, ultimately, lead to a 100 Best list. In addition to this, our podcast, The Movie Lovers, will have a corresponding segment monthly during the Film Faves portion of the show wherein we count down our favorite films.


This month is a big one that I think really helped define the decade: F-rated movies. We'll get into what exactly qualifies as an F-rated movie in a bit, …

The Movie Lovers - Episode 63: Fall Movie Preview

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We have a relatively short episode for you this time! In this episode Jeff talks TV this time, both Jeff and Shanna catch up on a couple 2019 movies before looking ahead at the impending Fall season and talk about what they are looking forward to most.


The Movie Lovers - Episode 62: The Kitchen, 1982-83

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Jeff and Shanna check out a couple more David Lynch films and a few others before reviewing The Kitchen, starring Melissa McCarthy, Elizabeth Moss, and Tiffany Haddish. They then count down their combined favorite films from the years 1982-83.

Best of the 2010s: Comic Book Movies

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What do we call this decade? The Tweenies? The Teens? The Onesies? Or simply The Tens? Whatever we call this decade, there is no denying it is coming to a close with this year. By year's end, you'll notice professional critics and bloggers looking back at the decade that was. But, being as how there's been over 6,000 films released this decade, doing a proper retrospective can be a bit daunting. Therefore, it is time for the return of my Best of the Decade series!

Every month I'm going to focus on a particular genre of film and count down the 10 Best of the Decade from that genre. This will, ultimately, lead to a 100 Best list. In addition to this, our podcast, The Movie Lovers, will have a corresponding segment monthly during the Film Faves portion of the show wherein we count down our favorite films.

This month, with the summer season coming to a close, we look at the best comic book movies of the decade.

The Movie Lovers - Episode 61: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Comic Book Movies of the Decade

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After a brief Week in Review segment, Jeff and Shanna review Quentin Tarantino's latest film. And then they go back to looking at the decade that is coming to a close with their favorite comic book movies of the decade.

The Movie Lovers - Episode 60: The Lion King, 1984

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Jeff catches up on a couple of recent horror films. Shanna and Jeff debrief their Stranger Things thoughts and review their least-anticipated film from Disney: The Lion King. They also continue their look back through time with their respective favorite 1984 movies.


Best of the 2010s: Sci-Fi and Fantasy

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What do we call this decade? The Tweenies? The Teens? The Onesies? Or simply The Tens? Whatever we call this decade, there is no denying it is coming to a close with this year. By year's end, you'll notice professional critics and bloggers looking back at the decade that was. But, being as how there's been over 6,000 films released this decade, doing a proper retrospective can be a bit daunting. Therefore, it is time for the return of my Best of the Decade series!

Every month I'm going to focus on a particular genre of film and count down the 10 Best of the Decade from that genre. This will, ultimately, lead to a 100 Best list. In addition to this, our podcast, The Movie Lovers, will have a corresponding segment monthly during the Film Faves portion of the show wherein we count down our favorite films.

This month we continue the summer season with a look at the best science fiction and fantasy films of the decade.

The Movie Lovers - Episode 59: Spider-Man: Far From Home, Sci-Fi and Fantasy of the Decade

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In this episode Jeff and Shanna catch up with a handful of movies before diving in to their review of the latest Spider-Man movie. Also, they had quite the endeavor to pare down their favorite science fiction and fantasy films of the decade to just 12 movies for this month's list in conjunction with the blog's Best of 2010s series.

The Movie Lovers - Episode 58: The Year So Far, 1985

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Jeff and Shanna had to change plans suddenly due to a scheduling conflict! So, they'll discuss Toy Story 4 in a future episode. However, this time they look at the year so far and pick the worst and best of the year. In addition, Shanna catches up on a few Netflix shows and they go back in time to 1985! (cue Huey Lewis music) They count down their COMBINED list of favorite films from 1985.


The Movie Lovers - Episode 57: Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Action Movies of the Decade

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Jeff and Shanna catch up with a few 2019 movies before reviewing the latest Godzilla film, King of the Monsters. Then, since it's the summer movie season - and in conjunction with the Best of the 2010s article at The Gibson Review, they count down their favorite action movies of the decade.


Best of the 2010s: Action Movies

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What do we call this decade? The Tweenies? The Teens? The Onesies? Or simply The Tens? Whatever we call this decade, there is no denying it is coming to a close with this year. By year's end, you'll notice professional critics and bloggers looking back at the decade that was. But, being as how there's been over 6,000 films released this decade, doing a proper retrospective can be a bit daunting. Therefore, it is time for the return of my Best of the Decade series!

Every month I'm going to focus on a particular genre of film and count down the 10 Best of the Decade from that genre. This will, ultimately, lead to a 100 Best list. In addition to this, our podcast, The Movie Lovers, will have a corresponding segment monthly during the Film Faves portion of the show wherein we count down our favorite films.

Since we've reached the summer blockbuster season, this month we'll be counting down the best action movies of the decade.


The Movie Lovers - Episode 56: Movie Deal-Breakers, 1986

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After many technical issues we are FINALLY able to deliver to you the latest episode of The Movie Lovers! Many apologies for the delay. In this episode, Jeff and Shanna catch up with several movies from this and last year, discuss their movie deal-breakers, and count down their favorite movies from the year 1986.


The Movie Lovers - Episode 55: Summer Movie Preview, Documentaries of the Decade

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Jeff and Shanna look ahead to the summer season and discuss what movies they're looking forward to the most! Plus, they continue their series looking back at the decade that is coming to a close with their favorite documentaries of the decade!

Best of the 2010s: Documentaries

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What do we call this decade? The Tweenies? The Teens? The Onesies? Or simply The Tens? Whatever we call this decade, there is no denying it is coming to a close with this year. By year's end, you'll notice professional critics and bloggers looking back at the decade that was. But, being as how there's been over 2,000 films released this decade, doing a proper retrospective can be a bit daunting. Therefore, it is time for the return of my Best of the Decade series!

Every month I'm going to focus on a particular genre of film and count down the 10 Best of the Decade from that genre. This will, ultimately, lead to a 100 Best list. In addition to this, our podcast, The Movie Lovers, will have a corresponding segment monthly during the Film Faves portion of the show wherein we count down our favorite films.

This month we'll be counting down the best documentaries of the decade.


The Movie Lovers - Episode 54: Avengers: Endgame

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Jeff and Shanna spend a few minutes catching up on some big TV premieres before diving into Avengers: Endgame, a movie event so big it needs 2 hours to talk about!

If you HAVEN'T SEEN Avengers: Endgame, YOU ARE COMPLETELY SAFE FROM SPOILERS... for the first 36 minutes of this podcast. Do NOT listen beyond the spoiler warnings, come back after you've seen the film, and enjoy the following discussion.


The Movie Lovers - Episode 53: Shazam!, 1987

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It's a family-sized episode as Jeff and Shanna's son, Logan, visits to review DC's Shazam! Plus, we're getting deep in the '80s now as Jeff and Shanna count down their favorite movies from the year 1987.


Best of the 2010s: Foreign Film of the Decade

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What do we call this decade? The Tweenies? The Teens? The Onesies? Or simply The Tens? Whatever we call this decade, there is no denying it is coming to a close with this year. By year's end, you'll notice professional critics and bloggers looking back at the decade that was. But, being as how there's been over 2,000 films released this decade, doing a proper retrospective can be a bit daunting. Therefore, it is time for the return of my Best of the Decade series!

Every month I'm going to focus on a particular genre of film and count down the 10 Best of the Decade from that genre. This will, ultimately, lead to a 100 Best list. In addition to this, our podcast, The Movie Lovers, will have a corresponding segment monthly during the Film Faves portion of the show wherein we count down our favorite films.

This month our focus will turn to the Best Foreign Films of the Decade. Be sure to check out Episode 52 of The Movie Lovers, wherein we counted down our favo…

The Movie Lovers - Episode 52: Us, Foreign Film of the Decade

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Jeff and Shanna are recovering from the flu, so turn up the volume for this episode! We apologize for the inconvenience.

In this episode they talk everything film and TV-related from Seattle's Emerald City Comic Con, review Jordan Peele's latest chiller Us, and continue the year-long series looking back on the decade with their favorite foreign films from the decade.


The Movie Lovers - Episode 51: Captain Marvel, 1988

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In this episode Jeff and Shanna catch up with a few 2018 blind spots and review Marvel Studios's box office behemoth, Captain Marvel. Afterwards, they count down their joint list of their favorite movies from the year 1988.

Best of the 2010s - Animated Movies

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What do we call this decade? The Tweenies? The Teens? The Onesies? Or simply The Tens? Whatever we call this decade, there is no denying it is coming to a close with this year. By year's end, you'll notice professional critics and bloggers looking back at the decade that was. But, being as how there's been over 2,000 films released this decade, doing a proper retrospective can be a bit daunting. Therefore, it is time for the return of my Best of the Decade series!

Every month I'm going to focus on a particular genre of film and count down the 10 Best of the Decade from that genre. This will, ultimately, lead to a 100 Best list. In addition to this, our podcast, The Movie Lovers, will have a corresponding segment monthly during the Film Faves portion of the show wherein we count down our favorite films.

This month with two of the year's biggest animated movies being released - The LEGO Movie Part 2 and How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden Kingdom - our fo…

The Movie Lovers - Episode 50: How to Train Your Dragon, Animated Movies of the Decade

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In our 50th episode of The Movie Lovers (hey, we made it!), Jeff and Shanna discuss the Academy Awards and a couple of recent releases before diving into their review of the final How to Train Your Dragon film. And then they continue their year-long series corresponding with articles from the blog with a countdown of their favorite animated movies of the decade.

The Movie Lovers - Episode 49: Spring Movie Preview, 1989

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Jeff and Shanna catch up with a couple of documentaries before looking ahead at the spring movie season and talk about what films they are looking forward to the most. Then it's been 30 years since 1989! Their year-by-year countdown of Film Faves returns with the year that brought us Cocktail, Dead Poets Society, and Taylor Swift.

Best of the 2010s: Love Stories

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What do we call this decade? The Tweenies? The Teens? The Onesies? Or simply The Tens? Whatever we call this decade, there is no denying it is coming to a close with this year. By year's end, you'll notice professional critics and bloggers looking back at the decade that was. But, being as how there's been over 2,000 films released this decade, doing a proper retrospective can be a bit daunting. Therefore, it is time for the return of my Best of the Decade series!

Every month I'm going to focus on a particular genre of film and count down the 10 Best of the Decade from that genre. This will, ultimately, lead to a 100 Best list. In addition to this, our podcast, The Movie Lovers, will have a corresponding segment monthly during the Film Faves portion of the show wherein we count down our favorite films.

This month, what with Valentine's Day and all, it seemed fitting to begin this daunting and ludicrous project with Love Stories of the Decade. Be sure to check out

The Movie Lovers - Episode 48: Glass, Love Stories of the Decade

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In this episode, Jeff and Shanna talk about the Golden Globes and Academy Awards, have their first main review since December with M. Night Shyamalan's Glass, and start something new by counting down their favorite love stories of the decade.


The Movie Lovers - Episode 47: 2019 Preview

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Jeff and Shanna catch up on a couple disappointing 2018 releases and look ahead at the year 2019 in movies.


The Movie Lovers - Episode 46: 2018 in Review

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Jeff and Shanna catch up with a couple more 2018 movies and then take a look at the year as a whole, naming their picks of movies for several categories before listing their favorite films of the year.


The Best & Worst of 2018

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It’s time for the 8th annual look back at the year that was in film! Before we start with my list of the worst films of the year, as I always do, let’s review any trends, successes and failures of the year.