My Favorite Finnish Movies

So, you might have noticed that Finland turned 100 this Wednesday (December 6th). Now, there’s a lot of reasons to like Finland, especially as a Finn, but I also feel that the country has devolved into something I don’t quite like recently.

I did want to celebrate the 100th in my own way here on the blog, but for various reasons I didn’t get this done until now, so here goes: My favorite Finnish movies.

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My Favorite Superhero Movies

New Mutants, to be released during Spring 2018, seems to be a fully fledged horror movie. Of course, I don’t know about the details, but this is what the trailer seems to promise. We’ll see what we get. It doesn’t get a prime release date, but April has been fertile ground for movies in the past few years, so it’s not dumped either.

What this is indicative of, is that these movies are no longer simple straight-forward action movies. Instead, studios have been venturing out into different directions with their work. Sure, we still have those movies where the teams gets together to fight the Big Bad, but that would become boring if done too much (and to me, it actually already has).

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My Favorite Horror Movies

In case you want skip my ramblings, feel free to do so. I want be offended, since they are for me mostly anyhow.

There’s two reasons I wanted to do this list. First, What the Flick?! started a series about the best horror movies of this century, which got me thinking about this and I brought it up on our forums as well, where it sparked a little bit of discussion on the subject. Second, I’ve done my Top 100 favorite movies every five years (so, once during the history of this blog, and I’ve done it two times before) and I always enjoy doing those lists, but I also need to give them space, so I don’t want to do them more often. This is more about giving me something to do in between those. I’ll probably do others with different focuses as well.

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Whedon, Lord of the Flies and Feminism

As a forty year-old guy, I probably shouldn’t really talk about feminism, but I’m going to.

Also: A warning – I wrote this while on a bus ride from a city to city, which meant I was without access to the Internet for part of the way and I wasn’t able to fact-check while writing, so I might have wild assumptions within the text, which I forgot to check later. Oh well.

What prompted me to do this? First, of course, the Joss Whedon debacle and today I heard there’s going to be a new version of Lord of the Flies with an all female cast.

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