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10 Years of Flights, Tights, and Movie Nights
First off, I’d like to thank everyone who is reading this right now and everyone who has come to check out my opinions on movies, or more likely to see my giant, chronological list of superhero movies big, small, and extremely obscure. When I started this venture back in late 2011, I had a goal of watching and reviewing 100 superhero movies in that first year. Nowadays I feel like that would be a crazy goal as it’s difficult for me to even get around to one a week, but I don’t have any plans on giving this site up even though my priorities may change, I don’t think I’ll ever give this up. But for now, I think I’d like to take a look back at the ten years that I’ve been writing and maintaining this site.Read the rest of this entry
It’s Time to Rewind: Season 1 week 4
Groundhog Day After Day After Day week 4
It’s already time for another weekly wrap-up of the next 3 episodes of my time loop podcast covering the 1993 film Groundhog Day one loop at a time. This is a week full of a single guest as we go through the rise and fall of Phil’s “first” date with Rita as it gets to be almost perfect before starting to crash and burn over a snowball fight with some local kids. Also, I’d love it if you joined the Facebook group It’s Time to Rewind: A Timeloop Group where you can discuss episodes, and I will occasionally post sneak previews and tidbits of information as I find them.Read the rest of this entry
I wasn’t planning on subscribing to what I expected to be an extremely limited streaming service even if it was a couple dollars below the typical $9.99 price point set my Netflix even though they recently raised their prices. But they had an introductory offer with the first week free and the first month at just $0.80 so I went ahead and jumped on it with the expectation of exploring it as much as I could in that month and then cancelling it. I’ve actually continued my subscription a few months past what I expected to, though I’m not entirely sure that I’m getting my money’s worth. Also, this article is part of my Patreon, where you could have gotten early access at just the initial tier and you would help me continue to create new content for this site.Read the rest of this entry
With Brightburn coming out later this month, I thought it was high time that I wrote a blog post looking at a specific trend in superhero movies. And as Brightburn basically seems to be a movie that asks the question: what if Superman wasn’t raised in such a good home and turned out to be a person with good morals and great intentions. Instead, what if he was a more troubled child and used his powers to become more or less a horror movie villain. And while superhero horror isn’t a widely expansive genre within superhero movies, there are actually quite a few different superhero movies that could be considered horror, or at least have several horror elements within them. Some of the best ones are more within the action/horror genre or they play more like a monster movie, the few that fall more towards the thriller side of horror tend to be very light on the superhero element and the film itself focuses more on the circumstances rather than the super powers. Also, I will be steering clear of comic book based horror movies since they have nothing that restricts them in terms of story and can be as horror as they want to be.
Flights, Tights, and Movie Nights is on Patreon
If you listen to podcasts, you’re likely to be aware of Patreon, it’s a platform for creators to have paid subscriptions to help support their creative endeavors. And just the other day, I decided to branch out into the world of Patreon myself. As of right now, there are just two tiers. The first tier – Vigilante – will allow you to participate in a monthly poll to help me decide one of the movies that I watch and review for that month. The second tier – Hero – will allow you to more directly encourage me to watch a specific movie and review it here on this site. The reason I’m doing this is to allow me to watch and collect more of the movies that aren’t as easily accessible to watch. I will be 100% transparent as to the costs and revenue that I make through Patreon. If you’re someone who enjoys reading what I do here on this site and would like me to continue, please consider contributing even just a single dollar a month to help cover digital rental fees and possible online purchases in the future for the more obscure movies. There is a link in the sidebar, or you can visit https://www.patreon.com/FlightsTightsAndMovieNights to become a patron. Until next time, this has been Bubbawheat for Flights, Tights, and Movie Nights.
Over the last couple weeks or so I’ve caught a few superhero bits here and there that don’t quite fit my criteria for a superhero movie one way or another. So instead of just letting it all go by the wayside, I thought I’d collect my thoughts on them in a single post here while also including why I don’t quite consider them to be superhero movie material. Though a couple of them are pretty obvious as to why. And I should be catching up on a couple more movies in the near future.
Marvel vs DC
Marvel vs DC
I’ve been running this site for seven years and this is the 1,000th post and a subject that I don’t think I’ve really discussed more than a passing “I like them both”. But considering that I’ve seen every Marvel movie and every DC movie except for a couple I think I’m pretty well qualified to discuss the two biggest brands in superhero comics. Now, this isn’t just going to be a surface level discussion. I’m going to dig deep and take a good look at these two brands, where they’ve come from, where they are, and where they’re going. So sit back and buckle up.
Introducing: BlokeBusting the Essentials with Paul
Bubbawheat here and I’m happy to introduce a new addition to Flights, Tights, and Movie Nights. A few weeks ago, I put out a call on Twitter for someone interested in joining the site to help give me some extra motivation to reinvigorate this site. And to my pleasant surprise, Paul answered the call. I knew him best from his podcast BlokeBusters, and my idea for him is to explore my list of 100 Essential Superhero Movies. It’s a list that I’m quite proud of, and I thought this would be a good excuse for me to revisit some of these movies as well and we will both reconsider whether or not these movies really do deserve to be included on this list.
It’s not an uncommon occurrence for celebrity deaths to pop up here and there and it’s extremely rare for one to affect me in any way. But as you can probably tell by the title of this post and the news in general that I felt like I had to comment on this one. Stan Lee, the voice and face of Marvel comics has passed away at the age of 95. And not only has he been a massive presence in the history of Marvel comics and even comics in general, he has also been a near constant presence in the Marvel movies themselves with his frequent-yet-brief cameoes. His presence will definitely be missed moving forward.
I know that this site has been dark for quite a while, I have fallen prey to something that has befallen many different bloggers: life. I won’t go into details, and things aren’t exactly better just yet, but I’m trying to make more time doing something that I love, which is writing for this site. But recently I put a call out for someone to join the site to help give me an excuse to watch more movies and write about them. I’ll give him a full introduction before long, but for the moment I’m going to hold off on getting back into the swing of things until after the holidays since the new year tends to be a good time to start or restart things. I haven’t fully fallen off the wagon of superhero movies. I have watched a few of the new ones and a couple old ones, but I never quite made it past writing the first paragraph for Split and Avengers: Infinity War, I didn’t even write anything on Deadpool 2 and completely missed Teen Titans Go to the Movies. But coming into the new year, I’ll be getting back to catching up on this past year’s movies, trying to keep up with next year’s movies, and continuing to explore the obscurities that I haven’t gotten around do. And I’ll also be revisiting some of the more important movies that I’ve already covered, but I’ll get to more details on that a bit later. For the moment, I do have the first article written in this new series, and I’ve got two movies rented this weekend to hopefully start writing the next two. Look out for the official introduction to this new series soon, and hopefully I can keep up with weekly posts starting in the next year. Until next time, this has been Bubbawheat for Flights, Tights, and Movie Nights.