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Since we all have a million dollars, our minds are almost always tuned to the day dream of what kind of movie we’d make with all that loose cash just lying around (since banks do nothing but lose things).
We’re all in that humanistic mode of evaluating our lives – coming up on the end of the year and the last time a zero will be the third digit on our calendars.
I love movies and I love lists, so I hereby present my list of the 20 best movies of the decade.
When people look back on the early years of the new millennium they'll remember it for movies like The Dark Knight and Lord of the Rings . Or they'll geek out with their friends about the cult classics they discovered together, rewatching copies of the original version of Donnie Darko or spreading around copies of Idiocracy and laughing at its accuracy.
We are leaving Kubrick behind and fast approaching Hyams. If you get that reference, go grab yourself a cookie. It is time for us to reflect back on the decade that was. On January 1st, 2000, Disney released FANTASIA 2000. On Wednesday, December 30th, 2009, THE WHITE RIBBON is set to bow. Between the release of these two films, thousands of films came and went, and some of them were far more memorable than others.
The best movies evoke tears, laughter, terror, reminiscence, and/or mystery in a truly personal way. Anything less (AKA, around 98% of all movies) serves no purpose other than to shove mindless, forgettable fodder in our face and line Hollywood’s pockets (Be afraid Michael Bay, be VERY afraid). This is that other , sacred 2%—the Holy Grail of cinema.
I suppose that this is somehow, unofficially, “ Inception week” here at Unreality, what with seemingly half our posts somehow related to Christopher Nolan’s latest film. The concepts of idea inception and dreams within dreams aren’t your everyday, run-0f-the-mill plot devices, and for a summer blockbuster, they’re about as complex and layered as you’ll see. Still, Inception is really not that complicated , especially considering that Nolan holds your hand and gives you a tutorial via dialogue for the first third of the movie.
The best teen movies reflect modern youth culture and alter it—they transform the vernacular, fashion, and the trajectory of the genre itself. They are original and smart (even mid-dick joke). Some are raunchy comedies, some are stark dramas, some defy classification, but all are unflinchingly honest (even mid-dick joke).
Today, the indie world and the film world at large lost a giant in the field, watching Disney close the doors and turn the lights off on Miramax.
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Banksy didn’t win an Academy Award, wasn’t spotted at the show and didn’t even bother to vandalize the Kodiak Theater restrooms – disappointing stuff, we know.
August 5th, 2010 There are plenty of jokes made at the expense of philosophy students.
Last summer was a good (not great) movie season. Granted, there were some notorious duds with Robin Hood , Jonah Hex , Avatar: The Last Whatever-It’s-Called , the one where Jake Gyllenhaal talked real funny and had his shirt off a lot, and many, many others. And, of course, there were some rather disappointing missed opportunities (*COUGH* Iron Man 2 *COUGH*).
Much has been debated about the quality of the top movies released this year, but that we were able to pull together a list of the 50 best movies of 2010 means it couldn't have been so bad after all. After the jump, we count down our favorite movies of the year, from the mind-bending 'Inception' to the movie that may have defined our generation, 'The Social Network.' Think you can figure out which movie topped our list?
by Alex Billington December 29, 2008