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A reboot that shows some promise for a flagging franchise. Reviewed by Casey Broadwater , December 13, 2011 The five original Planet of the Apes films—and even the bafflingly bad 2001 Tim Burton remake—are essentially B-movies with unobtainable A- level aspirations.
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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.
Most movie critics make it an annual tradition to rank their top 10 films of the year.
2011 is going to be another big year at the movie theater. If you call yourself a geek, then this is the ultimate list of movies you need to know about in 2011. We’ve got all the biggies and lots of others you’ve never heard of — but need to.
Greatest films of all time: Psycho Photograph: Allstar/Cinetext/ The Guardian/Observer greatest films of all time are being revealed and you can follow the whole lot here. Each day, our top 25 movies will be released, and each day here on the Datablog we will add them to our and the sortable table below.
The scene was not unlike 12 Angry Men (or, in this case, 3 Shlubby Men, 1 Exasperated Woman, And A Dude On Speaker Phone From Arkansas ): Armed with lists of their favorite movies of the decade, the five core A.V. Club film writers spent days sequestered in a stuffy, un-air-conditioned room—okay, it was actually just a few hours, and we were comfortable—in an effort to forge consensus on the Top 50 films of the ’00s. The result: A ranked list that is in no way arbitrary and will serve as the canonical standard for decades to come. You’re welcome.
We are leaving Kubrick behind and fast approaching Hyams. If you get that reference, go grab yourself a cookie.