Top Ten Films of 2020

Another year for film is in-the-books, but 2020 was a film year unlike any other. Like much else in 2020, it will end up being defined by the COVID-19 global pandemic. For the film industry that means that film releases were delayed or postponed sometimes several times thus leaving the 2020 film year in an odd place with much fewer major releases than expected. Tenet feels like one of the only major blockbuster films that were actually released in 2020, and its woeful performance at the box office made studios even more intrigued by the idea of releasing films on PVOD. This leaves the movie theater industry in a tricky place. However, in Denmark, the movie theater industry was salvaged by a resurgence of truly great Danish films from some of our greatest directors and starring our most popular actors.

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2020 Watchlist: Eight Danish Films To Look Forward To – Special Features #60

Still image from the trailer for ‘Krudttønden (2020),’ SF Studios

I think 2019 was a very good year for Danish films. Sure, the great Danish selection, Dronningen (int. title: Queen of Hearts), was not nominated in the Best International Feature Film-category at the Oscars, but it was one of several noteworthy Danish films from 2019. There were exciting debut films, as well as strong follow-ups from proven filmmakers. But here’s the thing. I think 2020 is going to be even better. There are many Danish films in 2020 that I am looking forward to, and today I want to talk about eight of these films. So, if you have any interest in Scandinavian films, then read more below. Continue reading “2020 Watchlist: Eight Danish Films To Look Forward To – Special Features #60”

Uncle Jeff (or, How I Learned to Listen to Film’s Best Uncle)

So, yeah, I’m going to be an uncle. Not too long ago, my sister, Jessica told me that she is pregnant and that I’m going to be an uncle later in 2019. That’s a lot of pressure. For my sister and her boyfriend, I mean. After all, uncles don’t really do much, do they? Still, though, I want to be there for my sister and her future kid.

Naturally, my first thought was to look to entertainment for some kind of guidance, after all that’s how my mind is built. So, today, I’m going to present you with a very short list of film-uncles and what their roles mean to me. One uncle, in particular, is going to give me — and you, if you somehow stumbled onto this article by accident — the right advice, so stay tuned. Continue reading “Uncle Jeff (or, How I Learned to Listen to Film’s Best Uncle)”

Top Ten Movie Heroes of All-Time

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It’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday. Actually, it’s finally time to crown the top 10 movie heroes of all-time. Do note that these characters aren’t solely ranked on how heroic their actions are. Also, some heroes may not be traditional heroes. Without further ado, here are the top ten movie heroes of all-time.
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Top Ten Movie Heroes of 2012

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‘The Avengers,’ Walt Disney Studios

The following list contains spoilers for films from 2012.

It’s time for the second Top Ten Tuesday of 2017. I’m still getting through the best heroes of this decade, and we’ve reached 2012. Do note that these characters aren’t solely ranked on how heroic their actions are. Also, some heroes may not be traditional heroes. Without further ado, here are the top ten movie heroes of 2012. Continue reading “Top Ten Movie Heroes of 2012”

Top Ten Movie Heroes of 2010

'Scott Pilgrim vs. The World,' Universal Pictures
‘Scott Pilgrim vs. The World,’ Universal Pictures

The following list contains spoilers for films from 2010.

It’s week seven of the Heroes and Villains period of Top Ten Tuesday, and that means I’ve finally gotten to the heroes lists. Do note that these characters aren’t solely ranked on how heroic their actions are. Without further ado, here are the top ten movie heroes of 2010.
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Top Ten Movie Villains of 2015

'Star Wars: The Force Awakens,' Lucasfilm.
‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ Lucasfilm.

The following list contains spoilers for films from 2015.

It’s week seven of the Heroes and Villains period of Top Ten Tuesday, and that means I’m posting two top ten lists today. This is the final villains list for a little while, until I’m ready to release my 2016 list. Do note that these characters aren’t solely ranked on how evil their actions are. Without further ado, here are the top ten movie villains of 2015.
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Top 5 Actors Who Should Play Dumbledore in the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Sequels

'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,' Warner Bros. - With an added question mark.
‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,’ Warner Bros.

I just saw Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them the other day, and I’m really excited about having the Rowlingverse back on the big screen. Recently, director David Yates confirmed to Screen Rant that we will be seeing a younger Dumbledore in the sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. So, today, I want to show you who I’d like to see play a younger Dumbledore. Continue reading “Top 5 Actors Who Should Play Dumbledore in the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Sequels”

Top Ten Movie Villains of 2010

'The Social Network,' Columbia Pictures
‘The Social Network,’ Columbia Pictures.

The following list contains spoilers for films from 2010.

As announced previously, Top Ten Tuesday begins with me ranking the very best heroes and villains of the 2010s. Do note that these characters aren’t solely ranked on how evil their actions are. Without further ado, here are the top ten movie villains of 2010. Continue reading “Top Ten Movie Villains of 2010”