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The 50 best films of the ’90s (1 of 3)

The 50 best films of the ’90s (1 of 3)
Few talk about the ’90s as a filmmaking renaissance on par with the late ’60s and early ’70s, but for many of the film critics at The A.V. Club, it was the decade when we were coming of age as cinephiles and writers, and we remember it with considerable affection. Those ’70s warhorses like Martin Scorsese and Robert Altman posted some of the strongest work of their careers, and an exciting new generation of filmmakers—Quentin Tarantino, Joel and Ethan Coen, Wong Kar-Wai, Olivier Assayas, David Fincher, and Wes Anderson among them—were staking out territory of their own. Presented over three days—with two 20-film lists, then a separate one for the top 10—our Top 50 survey was conducted in an effort to reflect group consensus and individual passion, with the disclaimer that all such lists have a degree of arbitrariness that can’t be avoided. (On Thursday, we’ll run a supplemental list of orphans, also-rans, and personal favorites that will undoubtedly be quirkier.) 50. 48. 47. 46. 45. Related:  movies stuff

The 13 Best Films of Sundance 2009 Before I made my trip to Park City, Utah for the 2009 Sundance Film Festival I gave you a list of the 13 films I was most interested in seeing. And now that I’ve come and gone, surviving another year in the hustle and bustle of America’s great festival, it is my duty to bookend my coverage with a list of the best films of this year’s fest. In total, I saw 37 films during the 10 day festival and reviewed them all — for individual reviews, please feel free to head over to my Sundance ’09 Review Index. Out of those 37 came these 13, the almost undisputed best of the fest. And before we go any further, a disclaimer: If you are one of those nit-picky folks who is going to go back and compare the grades from my reviews to the order of these films, save yourself some time. The grades don’t exactly match — but looking back on the festival as a whole, these are the 13 best films, in order. 13. 12. As predicted, Black Dynamite was funky fresh and filled with laughs. 11. 10. 9. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3.

Butterfly Wing Anatomy - EnchantedLearning.com Advertisement. EnchantedLearning.com is a user-supported site. As a bonus, site members have access to a banner-ad-free version of the site, with print-friendly pages.Click here to learn more. (Already a member? Click here.) Butterfly Wing Anatomy A butterfly has four wings, two forewings and two hindwings. When the fully-grown adult butterfly emerges from its pupa, its delicate wings are crinkled, wet, and uninflated. Wing Structure and Scales: Butterfly wings are made of two chitonous layers (membranes) that are nourished and supported by tubular veins. Scent scales are modified wing scales on the forewing of male butterflies and moths (on the costal fold) that release pheromones. Color: Many butterflies and moths are brilliantly colored, while others are drab. Camouflage, in which the color of the animal helps it blend into the environment, hiding the insect. Butterfly Wing Areas: A butterfly's wings are divided into the areas named in the illustration to the left.

Family guy 15 Overused Movie Posters : DormStormer You'll never look at movie posters the same way again. 1. Black and white posters with hints of flames. This is Michael Bay’s genre of movies, a lot of action filled with a shit ton of unnecessary explosions. Share this Link and Earn Points! 2. In these movies, the blindfolded hero must face justice. 3. These movies have more of the comic book style of story telling and visual appearance. 4. The obnoxious amount of yellow basically yells out “i’m a big independent fim”! 5. This back shot is showing that these individuals are most likely lonely heros, vigilantes, and or bad ass mother f@#kers. 6. Most likely for horror films. 7. Usually means there is going to be sex involved and hot babes. 8. This style of poster is made up by the elements of what the movie is usually based on. 9. It tells you that the character is the most important and is probably getting paid a lot. 10. Usually means it’s going to be a romantic comedy. 11. Means it’s going to be about animals. 12. 13. 14. 15.

69 Films you haven't seen and should - a list by jacobmounter UCSC Genome Browser Home Crayola Crayons Synopsis of Toy Opening a new toy ranks among the most sublime of this world’s pleasures. And opening a new box of Crayola Crayons might be the sublimest of all—so much so that the word “sublimest,” which is not a word at all, seems perfectly appropriate. The ends are sharp, the labels aren’t peeled back yet, they smell as strongly as they ever will, and all the good colors are still accounted for—there hasn’t been quite enough time to lose them yet. Any piece of paper, or if you’re feeling randy, the newly-painted white wall in the den—these are now your canvasses, and high art your noble mission. In 1885, cousins Edwin Binney and C. Alice Binney, Edwin’s beloved, came up with the new product’s name by combining two French words which when put together, meant “oily chalk.” The 48-crayon box was introduced in 1949, the classic 64 with a built-in sharpener in 1958, and then came 1993’s Big Box—a whopping 96-color palette. Who among us hasn’t held a crayon? Release History of Toy

20 Actors Who Almost Got The Part In Blockbuster Movies Tweet Can you imagine anybody else playing Jack Sparrow or Bela Swan? Actors who played these parts weren’t always the first choice. Check out these actors who almost got the part in blockbuster movies. 1. Jim Carrey – Jack Sparrow, Pirates of the Caribbean SEE ALSO – 5 Famous Actors Who Almost Played The Part Of Han Solo In Star Wars 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Source: The Chive Main article: Blockbuster bomb The term began to appear in the American press in the early 1940s, describing the largest of aerial bombs: single bombs capable of destroying a city block, also known as “cookies” during the firebombing of Hamburg. Source: Wikipedia Other Stories From the Web

50 Films Every Film Lover Must Watch. (Intro. to Great Films) - a list by Ali Mandi Mac OS X Theme on Windows XP and Windows 7 Care Bears Synopsis of Toy "Caring is what counts." Boys smash their Tonka Trucks. The original Care Bears were twelve-inch plush animals, each a different color, and each with a different embroidered symbol on its belly—symbolizing the sentiment that the particular Bear was named after. According to the fiction that surrounded them, the Care Bears lived in the land called Care-a-Lot, where they chased the blues away and matched wits against depressive bad guys like Professor Coldheart and No-Heart. Kenner soon released more Care Bear characters, and all the Bears were issued in more sizes—there were six-, thirteen-, eighteen- and thirty-six-inchers. In the mid-to-late 1980’s, the Care Bears frolicked up on the silver screen, first in the The Care Bears Movie—featuring the voice of Mickey Rooney and songs by Carole King and John Sebastian—and then in two sequels after that. Release History of Toy mid-1980's - The Care Bears late 1990's - The Beanlings Sub Categories of Toys plush Kenner Other Toy Links

Top 30 Comedy Movies From 2000-2009 I’ve done it with horror movies so I figured it was as good a time as any to rattle off my top 30 favorite comedy movies from the last 10 years. Before you continue on to the list just remember that this list is based on my opinion so if you don’t agree, good for you. I already know a lot of people will think I’m crazy for leaving movies like Zoolander off the list, but honestly that movie was just unfunny and dumb. 30. 29. 28. 27. 26. 25. 24. 23. 22. 21. 20. 19. 18. 17. 16. 15. 14. 13. 12. 11. 10. 9. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1. (alphabetical order) Beerfest (2006) (imdb) Clerks II (2006) (imdb) Elf (2003) (imdb) Knocked Up (2007) (imdb) Strange Wilderness (2008) (imdb) And there you have it, my Top 30 Comedy Movies from the past 10 years. Now Check out our favorites from each year: Top 10 Comedy Movies in 2000Top 10 Comedy Movies in 2001Top 10 Comedy Movies in 2002

Top 50 Dystopian Movies of All Time Massive dehumanization, totalitarian government, rampant disease, post-apocalyptic terrains, cyber-genetic technologies, societal chaos and widespread urban violence are some of the common themes in dystopian films which bravely examine the ominous shadow cast by future. A dystopia is a fictional society that is the antithesis or complete opposite of a utopia, an ideal world with a perfect social, political and technological infrastructure. A world without chaos, strife or hunger. In contrast, the dystopian world is undesirable with poverty and unequal domination by specific individuals over others. Ranking the List We thought it would be interesting if we could coagulate the most commonly cited dystopian movies and rank them not to preference, but to an average score made up of both Rotten Tomatoes (RT) and IMDB ratings. We’ve taken both ratings, added them together and found an average score for each film. 50. In the nation of Libria, there is always peace among men. 49. 48. 47. 46.

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