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Saturday Morning Memories

I realized that it feels like it’s been a while since I wrote a more casual blog post here, it’s been all movie reviews, podcasts, and lists. Since it is Saturday morning right now, I thought it would be nostalgic for me to go through some of my Saturday Morning superhero memories of some of the cartoons that I liked to watch when I was younger. And while I am calling this Saturday Morning Memories, I certainly don’t remember the difference between which cartoons actually came on during Saturday morning and which came on during the after school block. I grew up in the 80’s, but I did continue to have a love of cartoons through my teenage years so I will be covering some of those 90’s cartoons as well.
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100 Essential Superhero Movies

After spending a couple months going through my own choices as well as the polls for some of the outliers I finally have a full list of 100 movies that I think are essential for a true fan of superhero movies. There are many good ones, and some bad ones, but there is something noteworthy among every single one of them either due to the character, the circumstances around the movie, or simply the merits of the movie itself. I’d like to thank everyone for their contributions and support throughout making this list, I really appreciate it. Now without further ado, let’s get on to the list itself.
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Filmwhys Extra #12 Anime Superheroes

First off, I’d like to apologize for the recent lack of content. Been busy lately, and aside from being busy I’ve been watching the 1990’s Flash TV show which takes up a lot more viewing time than a movie to do a single post but I should have that one done sometime next week. I’ve also lost the motherboard on my main computer so that’s slowed me down a bit as I’m now working with my laptop hooked up to my main monitor. Anyway, I’ve got another episode of Filmwhys Extra for you here! Episode 12 of Filmwhys Extra where my guests are Jenn from Reappropriate.co and Stephen from Silver Emulsion and we spend some time talking about anime and how it compares to western ideas of superheroes, how they’re connected, how they’re influenced, how they influence, and whatever else we decide to talk about.
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Filmwhys #32: The Big Lebowski and Flash Gordon

Episode 32 of the Why Haven’t You Seen This Film Podcast where my guest is Nolahn as the last member of Your Face! to be a guest on this show and he asks me why I haven’t seen The Big Lebowski, the classic slacker/bowler/stoner comedy from the Coen Brothers starring the Dude. And in return, I ask him why he hasn’t seen Flash Gordon, the campy sci-fi movie starring the music from Queen and star quarterback from the New York Jets Flash Gordon which was recently referenced heavily in Seth MacFarlane’s Ted.
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Filmwhys Extra #11 Superheroes and Our Kids

Episode #11 of Filmwhys Extra where my guest is Julz Hendricks who contributes to many sites including Bleeding Cool, Chickcast, but you can probably best find her on Twitter. Both of us have young children who love superheroes and love to watch them on TV and in movies. But this is a world full of PG-13 superhero movies that often have more death and violence than R-rated movies with only the blood removed. She has a 3 year old and a 9 year old while I have a 7 year old and we discuss what they enjoy and how we decide what’s appropriate for them to watch.
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100 Essential Superhero Movies – You Decide! Special

Part of finishing off this list of 100 essential superhero movies is bringing in my audience, and so when I got down to the last 15-20 movies, I decided that I would let you decide. And what better than to reach out to other movie critics and reviewers to let them argue the case for a superhero movie that they are a fan of and at the bottom of the post, there is a poll where you can vote whether or not you agree if it should be included in the 100 Essential Superhero Movies list. But I didn’t want them to have all the fun so today I will be defending the case for Special, a low budget flick about a guy who isn’t really a superhero, but enrolls in a drug test study which causes him to believe he has superpowers. And things are winding down on this project, I will have the last You Decide articles by the end of this week, the last group of movies I decided to include, and one final giant poll to round out the rest of this list which will be finalized and posted in its entirety by July 9th.
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Filmwhys #31: To Kill a Mockingbird and Unbreakable

Episode 31 of the Why Haven’t You Seen This Film Podcast where my guest is Jess from French Toast Sunday who asks me why I haven’t seen To Kill a Mockingbird, one of the great classic movies about prejudice through the eyes of a child. And in return I ask her why she hasn’t seen Unbreakable, the great superhero origin story set in the real world by the man who used to be the master of the twist ending M. Night Shyamalan.
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100 Essential Superhero Movies – Borrowed Marvel

I decided that I wanted to make a list of 100 superhero movies that I thought were the essentials, the ones that everyone needs to see at one point in time if they want to be a fully fledged superhero movie afficionado, and while I am having guest bloggers this month help me fill out the list, there are many much more obvious choices that were easy to make and I’m here to share some of those with you. Marvel has put out a lot of movies throughout the years and I’ve already taken a look back at the early days of Marvel movies as well as the current state of the Marvel Disney Cinematic Universe, but there is one final category of Marvel movies that I have yet to talk about, and that is what I’m calling the borrowed Marvel movies, the ones that I’m sure Marvel would love to get their hands back on, but they are currently in the hands of either Sony or Fox until the rights finally pass back to Marvel however many years down the line that might be.
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Filmwhys Extra #10: Women in Superhero Movies

Welcome to another episode of Filmwhys Extra, the show between my regular episodes of Filmwhys where I don’t talk about two different movies with a guest, but instead have an interview, a roundtable discussion on a film related topic, or something else entirely. This episode I discussed the general concept of women in superhero movies. Why there are so few, if anything has been moving towards change, and what might happen in the future. My guest this time around is Mirella Snape from Yam Mag.
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100 Essential Superhero Movies – The Originals

I decided that I wanted to make a list of 100 superhero movies that I thought were the essentials, the ones that everyone needs to see at one point in time if they want to be a fully fledged superhero movie afficionado, and while I am having guest bloggers this month help me fill out the list, there are many much more obvious choices that were easy to make and I’m here to share some of those with you. I’ve looked at plenty of movies that came from DC and Marvel, but there have been quite a few superhero movies that came from original creations made specifically for the movie that weren’t just parodies of other superheroes and it’s high time to honor some of them.
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