Posts

Showing posts from 2020

The Movie Lovers - Episode 78: Virus Movies

Image
Jeff and Shanna discuss life during the pandemic, a few shows they've been watching, and recommend a handful of virus movies available to stream while being quarantined.

The Movie Lovers - Episode 77: Onward, '70s Movies

In this episode, Jeff and Shanna finally catch up with a couple of TV shows available to stream and review Pixar's latest, Onward. Then Film Faves goes back in time once again and looks at their favorite movies from the '70s.

The Movie Lovers - Episode 76: Sonic the Hedgehog, Video Game Movies

Image
Jeff and Shanna catch up with the HBO series Chernobyl, review Sonic the Hedgehog and level up by discussing their favorite video game movies.

The Movie Lovers - Bonus Episode: Spring Movie Preview

Image
In this bonus episode Jeff and Shanna take a look ahead at the upcoming season and talk about what they're looking forward to most.

The Movie Lovers - Episode 75: Birds of Prey, DC Movies

Image
In this episode Jeff and Shanna dive right into reviewing Margot Robbie and DC's latest, Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn. They also count down their respective favorite DC movies of all time.

The 10 Best DC Animated Movies

Image
Ever since Batman hit theaters in animated form there have been a fairly steady stream of animated films from DC and Warner Animated Studios - especially since the late 2000s. All told there are 42 animated movies featuring Batman, Superman, and the rest of the Justice League with three more on the way in 2020. It might be a little bit overwhelming for some. Where does one start? In this article I will examine which are the best and most essential of all of DC's animated movies.

The Movie Lovers - Bonus Episode: DC Animated & Oscars

Image
While recording Episode 75 it became clear to Jeff and Shanna they needed to parse the Week in Review out into a separate bonus episode. So, what you have here is a discussion that is roughly 30 minutes on DC animated movies, 20 minutes on the Oscars and related movies, and 10 minutes of other stuff they've seen since the last episode. Hope you enjoy!

The Movie Lovers - Episode 74: 2020 Preview

Image
In this episode Jeff and Shanna knock out a few more animated DC movies in preparation for episode 75. And then, now that we've put 2019 and the decade to bed, they take a look at the year ahead and discuss what they are looking forward to most in the year 2020.

Best of the 2010s: 100 Best and 10 Worst

Image
Every month I've been focusing on a particular genre of film and count down the 10 Best of the Decade from that genre. It's all been leading to this: The 100 Best of the Decade.

We've gone through quite the series of lists over the past year. And now, the climax. I hope it doesn't disappoint. But first... a look at the Worst of the Decade!

The Movie Lovers - Episode 73: The Decade in Review

Image
In this episode, after a quick Week in Review segment, Jeff and Shanna discuss the 2010s and what they thought the best and worst of the decade was. They also count down their favorite movies of the decade.

Best of the 2010s: Top 10

Image
Every month I've been focusing 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, which will be released in a few days, along with my picks for the Worst of the Decade. In addition to this, our podcast, The Movie Lovers, has had a corresponding segment monthly during the Film Faves portion of the show wherein we count down our favorite films.

We've gone through quite the list of genres over the past several months. So, this week, after taking a hiatus in December to focus on wrapping up 2019 and consider as many movies as possible, we are finally counting down the 10 Best Movies of the Decade!

The Movie Lovers - Episode 72: 2019 in Review

Image
After being a week delayed due to illness, car accident, and a work schedule, Jeff and Shanna FINALLY put 2019 to bed. Before they do they review a few end-of-year releases. And they also count down their favorite movies from the year 2019.

Best & Worst of 2019

Image
It's time once again for the annual look back at the year in film!

Every year we count down my picks for the worst movies of the year and then the best movies of the year. Before we do let's see if we can make any sense of the year.

First of all, it was staggering how many solid films were largely ignored by audiences in the theater during the first 6-8 months of the year! Long Shot, Booksmart, Blinded by the Light, The Farewell, Fighting with My Family, Late Night - all of these should've been breakout certifiable hits and none but Long Shot broke $25 million domestic. Long Shot made $30 million domestic on a $40 million budget - and I bet hardly any of your friends are talking about it. Blinded by the Light also basically bombed making only $11 million domestic from a $15 million budget. Audiences preferred seeing movies like The Intruder, Aladdin, Ma, Men in Black International, Anna, The Lion King, Hobbs & Shaw, and 47 Meters Down: Uncaged over these wonderful gem…