Category: 5 Favorites

5 Favorites Redux #4: TV Show Adaptations

Welcome to 5 Favorites. Each week, I will put together a list of my 5 favorites (films, performances, whatever strikes my fancy) along with commentary on a given topic each week, usually in relation to a specific film releasing that week.

This weekend, the latest cinematic adaptation of a small screen venture makes its way into cineplexes. Charlie’s Angels is the second cinematic incarnation of the popular 70s action adventure series. In honor of Elizabeth Banks’ second feature film as director and her first adaptation of a popular television mainstay, I want to look at my five favorite television adaptations.

While these may not be the all-time best TV adaptations or everyone’s agreement on the topic, these five films are among my favorites. Here they are in order of release.

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5 Favorites Redux: Favorite Stephen King Adaptations

Welcome to 5 Favorites. Each week, I will put together a list of my 5 favorites (films, performances, whatever strikes my fancy) along with commentary on a given topic each week, usually in relation to a specific film releasing that week.

With the release of the latest adaptation of a Stephen King work, I want to look at my favorite adaptations of King’s writing. This will also be the first time I pull in television programs into the lists.

While these may not be the all-time best Stephen King adaptations or everyone’s agreement on the best such films, these five films are among my favorites. Here are my favorites in order of release.

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5 Favorites Redux #2: Films About Major Historical Figures

Welcome to 5 Favorites. Each week, I will put together a list of my 5 favorites (films, performances, whatever strikes my fancy) along with commentary on a given topic each week, usually in relation to a specific film releasing that week.

In honor of this week’s release of Kasi Lemmons’ Harriet starring Cynthia Erivo as Harriet Tubman, we’ll be looking at films that have a major historical figure at their core.

While these may not be the all-time best historical films or everyone’s agreement on the best historical portrayals, these five films are among my favorites. Here are my favorites in order of release.

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5 Favorites Redux #1: Inventive Horror Premises

Five years ago, we wrapped up a long-running feature where visitors submitted their five favorites in a specific category each week. While I’m not bringing back THAT particular feature, I am reviving the title for a new feature that I intend to release weekly on Thursdays.

This new feature will be my list of 5 favorites with commentary on a given topic each week, usually in relation to a specific film releasing that week.

For my first post, we’re looking at inventive horror premises. Countdown is the story of a phone app that can tell you when you’re going to die, but for some, it’s a short sentence. There’s more to the premise, I’m sure, but it’s enough inventiveness to sponsor a very interesting look at five of my favorite horror films with most fascinating concepts.

While these may not be the all-time best horror films or everyone’s agreement on the most inventive premises, these five films are among my favorites. What I tried to do was go with horror films that were written directly for the screen, not adapted. If I were looking at adapted scripts then something like The Birds might have easily made it. Now, here are my favorites in order of release.

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5 Favorites #200: 5 Favorite Site Features

Every week, we’ll pose a new “five favorites” question. You just list your five favorites that fit in that category (preferably in preference order) and you’re welcome to discuss and debate the selections and see just how much you do or do not have in common with others. If you want to take a look back at our past articles to comment or enjoy, here is a post set aside to track all of our articles (updated infrequently).

With our two-hundredth edition, we are saying goodbye to the 5 Favorites feature. It’s been a great 4 years, but the level of participation just isn’t high enough to warrant continuing. Before we go, we want to get your thoughts on what are your favorite features or regular articles on the site. Thanks for participating these last few years and we hope you continue to enjoy the features that we bring each week.

What are your 5 Favorite site features?

5 Favorites #199: 5 Favorite Movies That Made You Think

Every week, we’ll pose a new “five favorites” question. You just list your five favorites that fit in that category (preferably in preference order) and you’re welcome to discuss and debate the selections and see just how much you do or do not have in common with others. If you want to take a look back at our past articles to comment or enjoy, here is a post set aside to track all of our articles (updated infrequently).

This one will give your mind a bit of a workout. What five films are the most thought-provoking of all-time or at least made you think about something or see the world differently.

What are your 5 Favorite movies that made you think?

5 Favorites #198: 5 Favorite Child Performers, Part V

Every week, we’ll pose a new “five favorites” question. You just list your five favorites that fit in that category (preferably in preference order) and you’re welcome to discuss and debate the selections and see just how much you do or do not have in common with others. If you want to take a look back at our past articles to comment or enjoy, here is a post set aside to track all of our articles (updated infrequently).

Our final poll of the Child Performers set, who are your favorite child performers of the 2000’s and 2010’s?

Who are your 5 Favorite child performers of the 2000’s and 2010’s?

5 Favorites #197: 5 Favorite Child Performers, Part IV

Every week, we’ll pose a new “five favorites” question. You just list your five favorites that fit in that category (preferably in preference order) and you’re welcome to discuss and debate the selections and see just how much you do or do not have in common with others. If you want to take a look back at our past articles to comment or enjoy, here is a post set aside to track all of our articles (updated infrequently).

Next on our favorite child performers polls, we take a look at the 1980’s and 1990’s.

What are your 5 Favorite child performers of the 1980’s and 1990’s?

5 Favorites #196: 5 Favorite Child Performers, Part III

Every week, we’ll pose a new “five favorites” question. You just list your five favorites that fit in that category (preferably in preference order) and you’re welcome to discuss and debate the selections and see just how much you do or do not have in common with others. If you want to take a look back at our past articles to comment or enjoy, here is a post set aside to track all of our articles (updated infrequently).

On we go into the turbulent 60’s and 70’s looking at our favorite child performers.

Who are your 5 Favorite child performers of the 1960’s and 1970’s?

5 Favorites #195: 5 Favorite Child Performers, Part II

Every week, we’ll pose a new “five favorites” question. You just list your five favorites that fit in that category (preferably in preference order) and you’re welcome to discuss and debate the selections and see just how much you do or do not have in common with others. If you want to take a look back at our past articles to comment or enjoy, here is a post set aside to track all of our articles (updated infrequently).

Last week, I accidentally included 1940’s in the description, but not in the actual questions, so I’m going to just put them back in this one looking at the 1940’s and 1950’s.

Who are your 5 Favorite child performers of the 1940’s and 1950’s?

5 Favorites #194: 5 Favorite Child Performers, Part I

Every week, we’ll pose a new “five favorites” question. You just list your five favorites that fit in that category (preferably in preference order) and you’re welcome to discuss and debate the selections and see just how much you do or do not have in common with others. If you want to take a look back at our past articles to comment or enjoy, here is a post set aside to track all of our articles (updated infrequently).

The adults have had their turn. Let’s give the kids some attention. Who are the best child performers (male and/or female) of the 1920’s, 1930’s and 1940’s?

What are your 5 Favorite child performers of the 1920’s and 1930’s?

5 Favorites #193: 5 Favorite Character Actors, Part IV

Every week, we’ll pose a new “five favorites” question. You just list your five favorites that fit in that category (preferably in preference order) and you’re welcome to discuss and debate the selections and see just how much you do or do not have in common with others. If you want to take a look back at our past articles to comment or enjoy, here is a post set aside to track all of our articles (updated infrequently).

Our final character actor/actress poll for the best character actors of the 1990’s, 2000’s and 2010’s.

Who are your 5 Favorite character actors of the 1990’s, 2000’s and 2010’s?

5 Favorites #192: 5 Favorite Character Actresses, Part IV

Every week, we’ll pose a new “five favorites” question. You just list your five favorites that fit in that category (preferably in preference order) and you’re welcome to discuss and debate the selections and see just how much you do or do not have in common with others. If you want to take a look back at our past articles to comment or enjoy, here is a post set aside to track all of our articles (updated infrequently).

We move on forward to look at our favorite character actresses of the 1990’s, 2000’s and 2010’s.

What are your 5 Favorite character actresses of the 1990’s, 2000’s and 2010’s?

5 Favorites #191: 5 Favorite Character Actors, Part III

Every week, we’ll pose a new “five favorites” question. You just list your five favorites that fit in that category (preferably in preference order) and you’re welcome to discuss and debate the selections and see just how much you do or do not have in common with others. If you want to take a look back at our past articles to comment or enjoy, here is a post set aside to track all of our articles (updated infrequently).

Moving into the 1970’s and 1980’s for our favorite character actors.

What are your 5 Favorite character actors of the 1970’s and 1980’s?

5 Favorites #190: 5 Favorite Character Actresses, Part III

Every week, we’ll pose a new “five favorites” question. You just list your five favorites that fit in that category (preferably in preference order) and you’re welcome to discuss and debate the selections and see just how much you do or do not have in common with others. If you want to take a look back at our past articles to comment or enjoy, here is a post set aside to track all of our articles (updated infrequently).

Continuing our forward historical momentum, let’s look at the best character actresses of the 1970’s and 1980’s.

What are your 5 Favorite character actresses of the 1970’s and 1980’s?