The 20 Best 'That Guys' Of All Time. A "That Guy" is a B-list character actor who's just talented enough to secure bit parts in a handful of movies every year, but not quite good looking enough to become a brand-name star.
Some specialize in playing villains and others in having freaky-enormous chest tattoos, but combined, these brave, barely handsome men have appeared in every single movie produced in the last decade. You Might Know Him From... The Rock, 16 Blocks, The Green Mile, Proof of Life, 12 Monkeys, a bunch of other movies where he plays a psychotic government employee. Special Moves. Are All Big Franchise Films Essentially the Same Now? A scene from STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, or...whatever.
Your favorite place is in ruins, and a really mean guy is behind it all. He’s so bad, he’s like nothing you’ve ever seen before. He’s the definition of fear, and other things which are very…unpleasant. Nothing will be the same ever again after this. Locus Online Perspectives » David Brin: Our Favorite Cliché — A World Filled With Idiots…, or,Why Films and Novels Routinely Depict Society and its Citizens as Fools.
It can be hard to notice things you take for granted — assumptions that are never questioned, because everyone shares them.
One of these nearly ubiquitous themes is a tendency for most authors and/or film-makers to disdain the intelligence and wisdom of society as a whole, portraying a majority of their fellow citizens as sheep or fools. Should this be surprising? The Euro-American fable has always featured an individualistic style. Horror Movie Daycare. In a town where horror movie tropes are real, babysitting is serious business.
100 Most Depressing Movie Death Scenes will sink your heart into the Swamp of Sadness. I'd disagree—Grave Of The Fireflies is basically one long death scene.
Of two children. In wartime Japan. One of the best movies I will never, ever watch again. He gives me some knowledge, I buy him some shoes: 13 depictions of the magical homeless. 12 Zombie Movies that Root for the Zombies. The 13 Greatest Zombie Movies Ever Made. This was the first time New York was destroyed on film. These effects are surprisingly good for a film of that era.
Agreed. I actually kind of enjoyed it. Curator finds the world's first ever color movie hidden inside museum vault. The Statue of Liberty: Who destroyed it best? As someone who was actually alive when the original Planet of the Apes was released, I still voted for Cloverfield because we got to see the destruction and not just the aftermath.
We're not being asked which was the better film. I enjoyed Cloverfield immensely. I do watch it on occasion, and I really do appreciate what J.J. Abrams was attempting in its making. I grew up watching Godzilla movies (although I have never watched the 1998 Godzilla) and other Toho films, so I was really into the whole monster movie thing.
Alien: A Film Franchise Based Entirely on Rape. Horror isn't complicated.
You find out what makes your audience uncomfortable and present it to them in the most unsettling way possible. This is why horror movies aimed at young males contain vague allusions to homosexuality -- it's what makes that audience nervous. So, if you have a country scared that communists are secretly infiltrating society, you give them 1956's Invasion of the Body Snatchers. If you have a nation coming off a recession and spiraling violent crime rates in 1980, you give them Friday the 13th. And if your country is terrified of people with dreadlocks, you make Predator. Weird Secrets of The Avengers That You'd Never Have Guessed. What would you suggest then?
You realize that Spider-Man and Dark Knight have just one "main" character (for the most part), whose powers can be reproduced with non-CG methods, right? So tell us, how would you reproduce the ENTIRE Avengers cast using non-CG methods, without it looking super-cheesy and killing the franchise in a shit-storm of ridicule and money-loss? *sigh* 13 Creepy Captions From Movies That Let Us Know It's The Future. I'll take those points !
-) "Cast a Deadly Spell " , when, oh when will this come out on DVD ? Kubrick // One-Point Perspective. When Movie Montages Get Out of Hand. 7 Completely Unrealistic Movie Plots (That Came True) Sci-fi visionaries like Jules Verne and Gene Roddenberry get all sorts of credit for predicting the future via fiction. But you know who doesn't get credit? Weekend at Bernie's. As it turns out, lots of movies turn out to be prophetic, seeing even the most ridiculous plot points turn into real headlines months or years later. The Film While Idiocracy is often cited as the under-appreciated Mike Judge film that is most likely to come true, Office Space already has.
7 Movies Based on a True Story (That Are Complete Bullshit) We don't ask a lot from our movies.
A nice story, maybe with some sex, violence and Batman thrown in. But sometimes a movie comes along and takes on special meaning because it's based on a true story, and so we watch with rapt attention knowing that some real dude lived through all the awesomeness on screen. The 5 Most Wildly Illegal Court Rulings in Movie History. Everyone loves a good courtroom scene. We get lots of dramatic speeches and over-acting and Jack Nicholson reminding us that we can in no way handle the truth. But more than that, these scenes ultimately lead to Lady Justice being served. The bad guys go to jail. Unfortunately, much of the time justice gets served only because a screenwriter twisted the law beyond recognition.
The Crime: Murder, Assault, Bootlegging, basically being a Mob Boss and Tax Evasion. 20 Instructional Signs That Must Exist in Movie Universes Slideshow. Why You Never Want a Gotham City Criminal On Your Crew. 6 Movie and TV Universes That Overlap in Mind-blowing Ways. Remember that time we told you about the most random celebrity duos who started out together, like George Romero and Mister Rogers or Jon Stewart and Anthony Weiner? Imagine, if you will, the same thing, only with fictional characters. #6. Casino Royale flips into record books - Movies News News. London: The latest James Bond film Casino Royale has entered into the Guinness Book of World Records with stunt artists flipping the Aston Martin car a record seven times during a shoot for a crash. The 7 Most Ridiculous Movie Character Overreactions.
Blockbuster movies need action. The Baffling New Trend in Movie Poster Design. The marketing departments at movie studios are in the business of boiling the success and failure of movies down to simple formulas. 500 Full-Length Movies You Can Stream Completely Free. How to Tell From a Trailer That a Movie Is Going to Suck. Random Credits - This rule counts double if the random credit is "From the Producers of X". Kl8fq.jpg 230×2,347 pixels. Paul Owen: How to write the perfect disaster movie. Three Horror Movies That Even a Scientist Could Love. The 5 Stupidest Ways Movies Deal With Foreign Languages. 5 Gaping Plot Holes Hollywood Knows You Won't Notice. There are certain types of bullshit we're less likely to call a movie on, and Hollywood has been using these logical blind spots to trick us, surprise us and generally make their jobs a whole lot easier. 8 Classic Movies That Got Away With Gaping Plot Holes. People hate plot holes in movies.
10 Minutes After the End of 'The Matrix' Trilogy. Morpheus and the Architect stand behind the lectern in a packed White House press room. Morpheus addresses the crowd. 6 Movies That Didn't Realize They Let The Villain Win. The 6 Most Pointlessly Elaborate Movie Murder Plots. 6 Baffling Mistakes Every Movie Criminal Makes. 6 Movie Plots That Could Have Been Solved In Minutes. George Costanza Facts and Trivia. The movie virgin: why boys do it better. The philosophy of “The Matrix” « Neurophilosophy. 'Hollywood' Heart Attack vs. Real Life. Peter's Evil Overlord List. The Cost Of Being An Unbeatable Evil Overlord.