Scarlett Johansson isn’t even in her mid-thirties and she’s already put together a huge resume of quality dramatic, action, and vocal work. Her six outings as Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe have made her the highest-profile female super hero (who NEEDS HER OWN MOVIE), and is probably the best female action star working today. Her voice is so distinct and versatile that she could float out the rest of her career just doing voice over work (Jungle Book, Her, Sing). She’s been acting since her teens so her resume already has over 50 films to it, and her versatility allows her to do so many different kinds of roles that she’ll no doubt be able to skirt Hollywood’s female age ceiling as her career continues to develop.
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The first post from the new Killing Time HQ has to be something special; something memorable. Now, I could’ve gone to see Fantastic Four. We could have all shared a memorable time listening to me spew venom forth on another failed attempt to do what only Brad Bird has succeeded in doing: getting the FF right. I could, but that would involve me actually paying my money to SEE the motion picture. As a grad student once again, I can tell you that is a lot of Ramen that I’m trading for a guaranteed foul mood.
No, what we should celebrate are the hidden gems; the overlooked films. We’re going to go back 25 years (starting from 2014) and I will posit my most overlooked film. The criteria for such is as follows: the film must have received little to no critical awards, the film cannot have been a blockbuster, and the film must be at least a 8.5 on my ratings scale (the one that matters). Some of these you may have seen, some you may have never heard of, but in my opinion they’re all good and they all got overlooked. Let’s try to cleanse our mental palates of non-MCU Marvel films and find some new friends.
Continue reading The Most Underrated Films of the Last 25 Years!