Song of the Day #2,716: ‘Get Down Saturday Night’ – Oliver Cheatham

ex_machina_dancingContinuing my look back at the best movies and television of 2015, today I’ll focus on some of my favorite movie scenes/moments this year.

These are in no order, offered up free association style.

– Adonis Creed’s triumphant run, accompanied by neighborhood motorcyclists, in Creed

– Rocky’s triumphant (in a different way) ascension of the famous stairs in the same film

– Bing Bong’s sacrifice in Inside Out

– The truly moving ending of Fast & Furious 7, which sent off the late Paul Walker in lovely fashion

– Every time Matt Damon’s Mark Watney sciences the shit out of something in The Martian

– Shameik Moore’s end credits dancing in Dope

– LeBron James’ scenes in Trainwreck

– The many examples of magical realism in Paddington

– The evolution of the relationship between Mark Ruffalo and Stanley Tucci’s characters in Spotlight

– Finn and Rey turning to run toward a junky old ship that turns out to be the Millennium Falcon in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

– My very favorite moment of the year is when (Spoiler Alert!) Rey uses the Force to grab Luke’s light saber from the snow in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Not only is it a powerful piece of plot and character development, beautifully directed by J.J. Abrams and scored by John Williams, but it’s a potent feminist statement. It’s the moment when it becomes clear that the new hero’s journey in the most beloved and successful film franchise of all time will be taken by a young woman.

– Also, the left-field brilliance of this dance scene from Ex Machina

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4 thoughts on “Song of the Day #2,716: ‘Get Down Saturday Night’ – Oliver Cheatham

  1. Dana says:

    A good collection of memorable moments.

  2. Peg says:

    I agree, especially the dance scene; I always love a good dance scene a la John Travolta in Pulp Fiction 🙂

  3. The Cool Guy (Daniel) says:

    Yes!!! In a movie full of tense moments and just mystery as a whole this scene of Oscar Isaac busting out these dance moves was much needed. It was really amazing. I agree with you about all of these scenes and consider them some of my favorites as well.

  4. Amy says:

    Great scenes and moments from some wonderful films. Now you’ve inspired me to want to come up with a list of my own! 🙂

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