Favorite Movie Moments of 2021

I’m nearing the finish line of my 2021 wrap-up. First, my favorite movie moments.

I swoon endlessly about entire movies, but sometimes a moment can sing all on its own. It can be a single scene, a line, a shot, etc. These were the standouts, the ones I felt compelled to single out because they entertained me, shook me (some literally), or got the waterworks going above all the rest. I tried to stick to a top ten here, but I couldn’t relegate a few as “honorable mentions” because they simply stayed in my mind and on this list.

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Rebooting (and Redeeming) ‘Ready Player One’

Steven Spielberg adapting Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One sounds like a match made in heaven. King of the blockbuster, master stager extraordinaire, the rare filmmaker who deftly blurs the line between live-action and special effects. The novel itself has a filmic syllabus ranging from John Hughes, Stephen King novels turned movies, and late ‘70s & ‘80s sci-fi horror, so ideally Spielberg’s the one to navigate Cline’s vast pop culture terrain. He either inspired or directly had a hand in producing this nostalgic crop of cinema. So, why doesn’t Ready Player One feel like homecoming?

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4K Movie Recommendations (Black Friday Edition)

Tis the week we overeat, overspend, overindulge, etc. It’s our duty as rotten citizens of this hellhole country to participate in the annual Purge Black Friday, and you know what, I’m gonna do my part. Gotta look the part too, naw I’m saying?

Since last year, stores have been dropping their Black Friday sales online as early as a week out. If you’re one to avoid crowds, have empathy for service workers, or if you’re a plain old lazy shopper (the pandemic trifecta) then I highly recommend taking advantage of these sweet 4K movie deals that are live RIGHT NOW.

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