I’m a firm believer that movie tastes are organic. They constantly change as we’re exposed to new things. If you don’t believe me, take a second to think about what your favorite movie is now compared to 10 years ago, 20 years ago, or longer. How about your favorite actors, actresses, directors, and movie characters? Surely things have changed. Here’s how it plays out for me. Continue reading
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Movie Love: Then and Now
Ten Cool Posters for 1990s Indie Films
The 1990s were a magical time for cinema. Studios began to embrace newer, younger filmmakers with their own unique stories to tell. Fortunately, I was old enough to watch these movies, and they subsequently played a pivotal role in my development as a cinephile. The high school and college years are the perfect time to be introduced to new culture. And for me, that culture included quite a few of the very best films made in the last 30 years. Even the posters left an impression on me. Here are ten of my favorite movie posters from 1990s independent films. All images used courtesy of the IMP Awards site, a tremendous resource: Continue reading
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Songs About Chewbacca
When people talk about the Star Wars universe, several obvious candidates for “favorite character” emerge. Lots of people will say Han Solo. Boba Fett is a wildly popular answer. Others have said Darth Vader… before 2003 or so. Ladies love Leia (and men too when it comes to that crazy bikini from The Jabba Collection at Victoria’s Secret). But on rare occasions, you meet the special person who identifies the coolest character as Chewbacca. Bully for them, I say. Chewbacca was indeed great. He’s so great that he’s been honored in song on multiple occasions. Here are some examples: Continue reading
100 Things I Love About the Movies
I passed a milestone recently here at TDYLF. Thanks to the help of the editors over at IMDB, I passed the 100,000 Hits milestone on Sunday (with a whopping 80,000+ of those hits coming just since September 30th). To celebrate, I’m beginning a brand new series called “100 Things I Love About the Movies”. To be sure, there a LOT more than 100 things that I love about the movies. As such, this has the potential to become a series- 100 Things I Love About Horror Movies, 100 Things I Love About Foreign Movies, and on and on. I present to you the first edition of “100 Things I Love About the Movies”.
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12 Great Moments in Movie History, Using Stick Figures
Here are 12 Great Moments in Movie History, using stick figures. In short, I’ve used Adobe Illustrator in the exact wrong way it’s intended to be used. I’ve used it to try to replicate the childlike stupidity and simplicity of MS Paint drawings. You can click on any of these to get a version with higher resolution. Enjoy!
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Eight Movies That Would be Better With Futurama Characters
Good news, everyone! Here are eight movies that would’ve been better with Futurama characters in them.
1. Leaving Las Vegas starring Bender Bending Rodriguez