Netflix is Ready to Kickstart the Holidays with an All-New Teen Romcom- Let it Snow (2019) Netflix Original
Do you know why things are called "cheesy?"
Well, that's because no matter how much you may be cringing on the outside, you're secretly cheesing hard as f* on the inside. That's not actually true. The true definition of "cheesy" means something along the lines of "cheap" and "inauthentic." When it comes to romantic comedies, however, my definition will suffice and is the only way that I can explain this film I just watched on Netflix called Let it Snow. Its a Winter Wonderland of a film with all loveable things like breakfast, a pig, Joan Cusack, and of course, love.
Jojo Betzler (Roman Griffin Davis), 10 years old; at the beginning of the film, he is ready to become a man. He is a Nazi in his mind because of his many swastikas and his fanaticism of Hitler- who also happens to be his imaginary friend.
Taika Waititi plays Adolf Hitler, wrote, and directed this satirical comedy-drama about Jojo, nicknamed Jojo Rabbit, a German boy at the end of World War II. Now, it is important to remember that this is the end of the war, meaning the Germans are losing the war, and they are very desparate.
Welcome to 'Part Dos' of my favorite horror movies of the decade (2015-2019.) This part of the decade is definitely my favorite, and it has (and continues to have) some of the best performances of all horror cinema.
On top of that, this decade of horror cinema has been dominated by women. From performances by Lupita Nyong'o, Toni Collette, and Florence Pugh, to performances by Jane Levy, Carla Gugino, Jamie Lee Curtis, and more, this part of the decade has memorable films and has shown that women are the true superstars of the horror genre.
Because of the way too many amazing horror films from the past 5 years, I made this list ranked 31 instead of 30, because I can, and I couldn't boot any other films off the list.
The 2010's decade is coming to an end... what a morbid fast-ball getting ready to crack me right in the face. 10 years ago, I didn't think this would come at me so fast, yet here it is. Some overall amazing films have come out during this time- way too many to name- and some not so great ones, but all in all, we can say that beautiful art was made this decade of cinema. And more than that, some amazing horror films have made their debut, as well as made way for a contemporary genre of horror- elevated horror. I believe we have been truly blessed with this decades horror filmography, and we have some real classics and gamechangers.
To close out this spooky season and the 2010's, I have decided to rank my favorite horror movies from 2010 to 2019. Now that is a lot of horror movies to think about, and honestly, I love a great deal of them. So, how do I make this ranking as fun, short, simple, and understanding as possible? I want to talk about and share all of my favorites, but I don't want to overwhelm and clutter this list with movies that I enjoy, but don't necessarily love, so I have decided to break this down in 2 parts. The first part will be covering the first half of the decade and so on with part two. Also, I have decided to limit both lists to 30 films each, totaling 60 for the entire decade.
Let's get started with my favorite, must-see horror films from the years 2010 through to 2014!!
It has been 10 years since Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, and Woody Harrelson signed off as the Zombieland family in their 2009 film. In the span of those 10 years, there have been 2 American presidents, One Direction formed and broke up, The Jonas Brothers got back together, and the world lost iconic stars like David Bowie, Whitney Houston, Prince, and more.
Now, the cast is back for a 'Double Tap' exactly a decade later, and the fans couldn't be more excited to slip back into a film that brings us the memory of 10 years ago, when times seemed much simpler.
Tim Burton has produced, directed, and written films that have been carried through decades. Some of these films are even holiday traditions- like The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) and Edward Scissorhands (1990). His most notorious films created abstract worlds and stories that spanned the worlds between life and death, dealt with love, acceptance, and identity, and gave us stories that we're eager to share with our younger siblings and children. Even his most abstract pieces of work like Mars Attacks! (1996) are some of my favorite films to revel in all its weirdness and fun.
With all of these amazingly creative and reimagined stories, there has also come a massive assemblage of memorable and lovable characters. From Jack Skellington to his re-adaptation of Willy Wonka and Alice in Wonderland, these characters have been over-exaggerated and completely complex people that capture an essence of unconventionality and uniqueness that many others don't attempt to. Many creators, however, have followed in the steps of Tim Burton, creating wonderfully different characters that don't always fit in, but enhance the beautiful nature of sometimes misunderstood and empathetic creatures.
His characters and films have been so influential in pop culture that they prompted many exhibitions and tributes on his work around the world. What I have love most about Tim Burton's wacky characters, is their ability to capture a personality of jagged edges and floral colors, with a depth that captures loneliness but hope as well. I will always love Tim Burton's film because of the joy they brought me as a child and the comfort and understanding they continue to bring me as an adult.
With that being said, here is a ranked list of my top 15 favorite Tim Burton characters (reimagined and original.) I love all of his characters, all the way from the dead receptionist to his versions of the Batman characters, but I narrowed it down to a sweet 15 list of main characters to make this as easy to get through as possible.