You Missed It: The 8 Most Unfairly Overlooked Movies Of 2010 When people look back on 2010 they'll remember the big blockbusters like Toy Story 3 or Iron Man 2. We'll still be talking about Inception or The Social Network. We'll keep obsessing over the inevitable award winners like Winter's Bone or even perhaps The King's Speech. You'll geek out with your friends about that night you went to see Tron: Legacy or force sure to be cult classics like Scott Pilgrim vs. the World on your buddies. Those movies, in one way or another, captured your attention. Yet maybe you missed something. This isn't a list of critically acclaimed indies which didn't do well at the box office (they've already been endlessly championed, they had their shot), or films with huge fan followings which couldn't get anyone else to turn out (sorry Kick-Ass). Morning GloryMorning Glory is probably best described as a peppy little movie and maybe it's the fact that it's so much fluff which kept anyone from taking it seriously enough to notice its existence.
The 50 Best Films of the 2000s « Febriblog? The Best Films of the 2000s. A list like this is rather ridiculous to make at such a time, as reading other’s lists compulsively has simply made me seek out dozens of other films I’ve either never heard of, or have yet to get around to. Plus, it in no way factors in other films from this year even, ones that haven’t even seen a proper distribution yet, never mind foreign films that won’t see the light of day for another 2 years likely. So really, what I’m saying is, I probably should have waited to make this epic list until, oh, 2014. But I’ve got the bug, so here goes, just keep in mind that A.) (Oh, and I expect plenty of discourse here… Do your worst.) 50. Dir. To kick things off in a massive list such as this, I usually like to pick a wild card, if you will, for the lead-off spot. 49. Dirs. I emphatically cannot stand the music of Metallica. 48. Dir. 47. Dir. 46. Dir. Alfonso Cuarón had a spectacular decade. 45. Dir. 44. Dir. You want to know how difficult this film is? 43. Dir.
Editor’s Picks: The Ten Best Films of 2010 The Ten Best Films of 2010: 10. Thunder Soul It was a great year for documentaries in the mainstream. From the loud victories (the Banksy one) to the nerdy adventures (the Troll 2 one) to the epically failed ones (the Joaquin Phoenix one), there was a lot of chatter about films of the real. But none were able to so effortlessly inspire and crush the way Thunder Soul did when I took in a viewing at SXSW. 9. The “rite of passage” story is one that the genre of martial arts films has all but exhausted. 8. Jean-Pierre Jeunet has had, in the past, a style that is all his own. 7. Christopher Nolan doesn’t make small movies. 6. Combine the blistering pace and fervor of Edgar Wright’s work with the unique wit of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim comics and what do you get? 5. Someone is bound to point out the fact that The Good, The Bad, The Weird was produced in 2007, released overseas in 2008 and has played in the states at festivals like Fantastic Fest in years since. 4. 3. 2. 1.
Top 100 Best Acoustic Songs Ever -The Greatest of All Time | Acoustic Guitar Music | TopAcousticSongs.com Here is a list of the best acoustic songs ever written. Acoustic music has come a long way over the years, so many are “oldies” and many are “newies.” We are basing this list off of historical album sales, the ever so objective factor of acoustic-ness, but mostly how easily they make us cry. They are mostly arranged in alphabetical order, by song – so make sure you check out the whole list! Feel free to give your input on suggestions, changes, discards, or songs we may have forgot about. Also, for those interested in a serious path to learning guitar, please see our trusted partner, Guitar Tricks: Click the links to listen to the songs. Listen 1-9 Listen 10-19 Listen 20-29 Listen 30-39 Listen 40-49 Listen 50-59 Listen 60-69 Listen 70-79 Listen 80-89 Listen 90-100 **ALPHABETICAL ORDER (Roughly)** 1. 3 AM – Matchbox 20 2. 10,000 Stones – Adrianne 3.
Top Ten Films 1930-2009 2019 1. LEAVING NEVERLAND (Dan Reed) 2. APOLLO 11 (Todd Douglas Miller) 3. Honorable Mention: None Notable Shorts: COLOPHON (Dorsky); HOMEPOD: WELCOME HOME (Jonze) Most Overrated: A QUIET PLACE (Krasinski); BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (Singer); ROMA (Cuaron); SORRY TO BOTHER YOU (Riley); WIDOWS (McQueen) 2017 1. Honorable Mention: FIRST REFORMED (Schrader) Notable Shorts: WORLD OF TOMORROW EPISODE TWO: BURDEN OF OTHER PEOPLE'S THOUGHTS (Hertzfeldt) Most Overrated: BABY DRIVER (Wright); DARKEST HOUR (Wright); GOOD TIME (Safdie Bros); THE POST (Spielberg); THE SHAPE OF WATER (Del Toro) 2016 1. Honorable Mention: ELLE (Verhoeven); HYPERNORMALISATION (Curtis); STAYING VERTICAL (Guiraudie); TONI ERDMANN (Ade) Notable Shorts: COME TOGETHER (Anderson) Most Overrated: DEADPOOL (Miller); JACKIE (Larrain); NOCTURNAL ANIMALS (Ford); NO HOME MOVIE (Akerman); THINGS TO COME (Hansen-Løve); ZOOTOPIA (Howard & Moore) 2015 1. Notable Shorts: WORLD OF TOMORROW (Hertzfeldt) 2014 1. Notable Shorts: TOO MANY COOKS (Kelly)
10 great science fiction novels that have been banned @djscruffy: And that's why you're a heathen and should be burned at the stake. @djscruffy: In defense of public schools, I would suggest that the reason many of these books are challenged so often is that they're frequently included in school curriculums and libraries. I grew up in a state that, according to these links, engaged in book-burning less than a decade before my birth. I suppose I've wandered a bit. @djscruffy: To be fair, it's not usually the schools that want to ban the books, but the few overprotective parents who make wild assumptions about the books we try to teach. Most of us really try to teach the kids to think, rather than becoming nice little automatons.
I'm Here (film) I'm Here is a 2010 sci-fi romance short film written and directed by Spike Jonze. The film is a love story about two robots living in a Los Angeles where humans and robots coexist. The plot is based on The Giving Tree, and the main character is named after Shel Silverstein. The film was funded by and is a promotion for Absolut Vodka, featuring the tagline 'A Love Story In An Absolut World' on the poster. Music from the band Sleigh Bells is prominently featured. The film made its debut at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. Sheldon (Andrew Garfield) is a gray robot with a head shaped like an old PC tower. Francesca stops at a mall and she, and Sheldon, walk off together while she sticks pieces of paper on an "Exit" sign and a palm tree. Sheldon and Francesca grow closer; and one night, while they are lying together in Sheldon's apartment, Francesca tells Sheldon about her dreams, something Sheldon thought was impossible for robots to have.
Horror Posters #50-99 Horror Posters ? Next 25 Spectacular Movies You (Probably) Haven’t Seen Midnight in Paris Woody Allen’s latest places starving writer Owen Wilson in Paris with his fiancée, Rachel McAdams. Searching for inspiration for his incomplete novel, Owen begins taking strolls around the city at night where he discovers an unexpected group of people. Let the Right One In The best vampire movie ever made in my opinion. Watch Let the Right One In for FREE on Amazon Instant Video The Man From Earth Holy &#%@ this film’s plot is fascinating! Garden State This is my absolute favorite film. Waking Life It’s impossible for you to grasp Waking Life without actually watching it, but I’ll do my best to explain it. Watch Waking Life for FREE on Amazon Instant Video Closer This film is a rather dark, yet comedic story about the twisted relationships between Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Clive Owen and Julia Roberts. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Le Scaphendre et le Papillon) Sin Nombre Snatch Watch Snatch for FREE on Amazon Instant Video Spirited Away The Descent Once Punch Drunk Love Rubber
The 25 best horror movies you’ve never seen There are a lot of terrible horror movies out there. Possibly more than any other genre, horror seems to appeal to wannabe filmmakers who figure it’s easy and cheap to pull off a scary movie – and thanks to the success of many low budget horror movies, distributors seem to be putting out an awful lot of them. So I’d understand if you didn’t want to trawl through an endless sea of crap to find the few real gems amongst the cinematic slurry. But I’m an addict, and keep coming back for more punishment. The payoff is that sometimes, very occasionally, you discover something brilliant. Here are 25 great horror movies that you probably haven’t seen, possibly haven’t even heard of (some of them don’t even have UK distribution), but which are well worth your time. 25. Let’s start with a festive one, seeing as Christmas as just gone. There’s plenty of festive murder, a lovely animated section featuring angels and devils holding a curling match, and a wonderful showdown at an ice rink. 24. 23. 9.
25 Films That Could Blow You Away in the Second Half of 2011 | Filmbalaya.com This is a list of some of our most anticipated movies of 2011. These films have the potential to knock a cinephiles socks off and hopefully most of them will. I must admit, after making this list, this could be a truly fantastic year for movie fans. Before I get started, a disclaimer: this is not a list for those of you who think that Transformers, The Green Lantern, Harry Potter, or Twilight are going to be the best films of the year. If you made a funny face and almost spewed just from thinking about the aforementioned films, this is your list. Feel free to leave comments down below. 25. Release Date: 19 October 2011 Director: Kevin Smith (Clerks, Chasing Amy) Starring: Michael Parks, John Goodman, Melissa Leo, Stephen Root Synopsis: Set in Middle America, a group of teens receive an online invitation for sex, though they soon encounter fundamentalists with a much more sinister agenda. Red State trailer 24. Release Date: 28 October 2011 Director: Bruce Robinson (Withnail & I) 23. 22. 21. 9.
50 Greatest Independent Films 50. El Mariachi (1992), d. Robert Rodriguez Robert Rodriguez may be a household name, but back in 1992 he was an impoverished would-be filmmaker who raised $3,000 of the film's $7,000 shooting budget as a volunteer for experimental drug testing. 49. 48. 47. 46. 45. 44. 43. 42. 41. 40. 39. 38. 37. 36. 35. Star Wars, George Lucas made this dystopian vision of a future in a galaxy quite close by. 34. 33. 32. Easy Rider road movies of the '70s. 31.
Combustible Celluloid - Guide to Cult Movies and Cult Films Army of Darkness (1993) The third film in Sam Raimi's Evil Dead trilogy features more zombies, more action, more laughs, and more kisses. With Bruce Campbell. "Gimme some sugar, baby!" Basket Case (1982) Frank Henelotter's amazing low-budget splatter comedy showcases Siamese twin brothers -- one normal, the other a squishy little beast who lives in a basket -- searching for revenge on the New York doctors who separated them. Battle Royale (2000) This mind-blowing Japanese film is endlessly entertaining, by turns gory and hilarious, disturbing and exciting. The Big Lebowski (1998) Any of the Coen Brothers' films could qualify as cult classics, but this one is both the most underappreciated and has the most fanatical following. Big Trouble in Little China (1986) John Carpenter's goofy kung-fu comic book adventure revels in its own silliness and features an amazing John Wayne-ish performance by Kurt Russell. The Black Cat (1934) Edgar G. Black Sunday (1960)Black Sunday (a.k.a.
You Missed It: The 10 Most Unfairly Overlooked Movies Of 2011 This time of year, everyone looks back on the last 12 months and takes stock, of what went right and what went wrong, what we're going to do better next year. When you write about movies for a living or even see a lot of them, that list usually is just a bunch of film titles-- what you loved goes into a top 10 list, what you hated gets passionately derided, and everything in the middle can sometimes slip away entirely. But everyone knows that movies aren't just "great" or "awful," and every year there are movies that are perfectly good, maybe even great, that get overlooked entirely. 30 Minutes or Less Released just a few months after Jesse Eisenberg’s Oscar attention for The Social Network and marketed with enthusiasm by Columbia Pictures, 30 Minutes or Less should have been one of the year’s most successful action comedies.