FTMN July Update
It feels like it’s been a while since I’ve written a more or less general blog post just to give an update on the state of the site. Things are moving along more or less smoothly where I have been shifting towards more themed months to help guide my superhero and comic book movie watching. Last month has just finished up with my June-ing the Cult where I checked out quite a few obscure and cult films, several suggested by my cult movie blogging friends and others chosen by myself. Now let me tell you a little bit about what I have planned for the next month and possibly beyond.
While I’m here, I might as well toss out a few stats for you fine readers. My most popular post from this month was the TV pilot movie version of the Spirit, which was surprisingly written by Steven E De Souza, writer of Die Hard and other action classics. He also tweeted a link to a very interesting interview he did on the movie a while back.
The most popular post not from this month was my review of a new cult movie, This is Superseven. A movie version of a spy/superhero webseries that’s been running for several years now.
As for what I have in store for July, I decided to make it a month long animation celebration. But since I’ve already covered all of the Warner Premier DC Animated movies, I do have to stretch out a little bit. So I’ll be splitting the difference between several animated films intended for adults alongside some of the earlier DC Animated movies that were tied into the DC Animated Universe shows from the 90’s. I have already watched When the Wind Blows, a lightly comedic film about a very serious topic where an elderly couple try to survive on the outskirts of an atomic blast in England. I’ll also be watching a Spanish drama called Wrinkles, an American adaptation of an anime called Lady Death, and the Rob Zombie luchador animation El Superbeasto. Oh, and I almost forgot, one of the main reasons why I decided to make this animation month is because I plan on seeing the R-rated Killing Joke in theaters through Fathom Events, something that I called for three years ago on this site, despite only knowing about the Killing Joke through reputation. I think it will be funny if I end up walking away not being a fan of the story. If you have any other suggestions, I’ll be glad to hear them.
As for August, things may change, but I picked up a clearance copy of Priest, and while it’s a weird action vampire movie from what I’ve heard, there’s also a little sci-fi element. So I thought I might make August a sci-fi month where I’ll look at films like Surrogates, Push, and Cowboys vs. Aliens. But we’ll see when the time comes.
And to wrap things up, I’d like to give a shout out to a movie podcast that’s currently doing a huge superhero movie tournament on their Twitter account. It’s a giant, single-elimination tournament comprised of 183 movies. There are some movies that I wouldn’t have personally included, like Ultraviolet and the Zorro movies, but I can tell that it will be a lot of fun to follow. They’re currently doing a poll a day starting at 9am Pacific and running for 12 hours and next week they’ll be bumping it up to 2 polls a week, but it will still be a long running tournament and I predict that the Dark Knight will win, but we’ll just have to wait and see. I also may try to fit in some of the films that I have yet to see (18 total, around 8 that I also include on my list) so I can vote informed.
And before I wrap things up, I’d also like to mention that I’m a little bit behind on my current year superhero movies though I just did watch the newest Lego home video animation (review will be posted later today or tomorrow), but I have yet to see the latest Turtles film, or the latest from Jason Trost who released a sequel to All Superheroes Must Die on YouTube (which you can watch here). So I will also try to catch up on those films. As for my initial 2016 goal of catching up on all the 2010-2015 releases I hadn’t seen yet, I think that’s fallen by the wayside in favor of my new goal to watch every DC feature length film so I can do another podcast special where I rank all of the DC films in the same way that I ranked all the Marvel films last year. But for now only time will tell. Until next time, this has been Bubbawheat for Flights, Tights, and Movie Nights.