Category: "Rankings"

Five Directors Who Should Try Animation

Gore Verbinski made a nice pile of cash for directing the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films. So, what’s a director to do with all that money? Well, not go to Disney World, since he already has a lifetime pass to the Mouse House in all likelihood after the billions he helped them make. His answer […]

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Ranking the Farrelly Brothers’ Comedies

One of the most influential last names in movie comedy that gets the least recognition is “Farrelly.” Maybe its because Bobby and Peter’s films have gotten progressively less popular with fans and critics in the 15-plus years they’ve been making them. Maybe it’s because their motto is probably something along the lines of “goofiness and […]

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Best Super Bowl Movie Ads 2011

I watch the Super Bowl for the game, not the commercials, so the fact that there were probably somewhere near 20 movie advertisements that played during the intermissions of Super Bowl XLV was a nice bonus to my evening. Some of you, however, might have been more focused on waiting to see what Bud Light […]

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Best of 2010: The Year in Review

I’ve already shared with you the top genre films and my top 10 films of 2010, so now it’s time to take a close look at the year 2010 as it was for movies. Most movie-lovers, myself included, look back in disappointment at this year. The first-half slate of new movies was excruciatingly weak and […]

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The Top 10 Films of 2010

It’s that time of year again where everyone wants to know what the best and worst of the year were, so naturally, to keep up with the demand, I am forced to whittle down the year’s movies into the ten best in my eyes. I’ll be honest — I like the retrospective take, but this […]

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Best of 2010: The Genre Awards

It’s time for my second annual Year in Review, where I’ll recap my thoughts on the film year that was 2010. Today I begin by awarding the best films in each genre and I’ll follow up with my Top 10 Films of 2010 as well as my thoughts on the year as a whole. 2010 […]

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10 Best Road Trip Comedies

The road trip offers no better way to physically manifest the journey of a character(s) in a film. From criminals on the run from the law to best friends making a cross-country trek in a van, travel has permeated the movies for decades. With “Due Date” coming out tomorrow pairing comedians Zach Galifianakis and Robert […]

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10 Movie Ideas Based on Popular Technology

There have always been socially relevant films, but until the release of “The Social Network” on Friday, none will have used widespread media/technology as the selling point for their film. Sony/Columbia Pictures, when they greenlit the project, essentially banked on the popularity of Facebook as their means of getting folks in theaters. This weekend, we’ll […]

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Top 10 George Clooney Roles

If you’re a woman over the age of 30, he drives you wild. If you’re a woman under the age of 30, he still drives you wild — but in an awkward sexy dad sort of way. If you’re a man, you’ve thought about sneaking up on him with a tupperware container in hopes of […]

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Summer Superlatives 2010

As the summer comes to a close, it’s reflection time. On the eve of my plunging into five days or so of Fall Preview 2010, which will bring you all you need to know about movies between now and the weekend before Thanksgiving, it’s only fitting to bid adieu to the summer, perhaps the most […]

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Five Breakout Stars of Summer 2010

You can’t always count on a summer to deliver the best blockbusters; that was the case with Summer 2010. You can, however, usually count on a small crop of actors to offer performances that will either put them on the map or jettison them into the big-time. Last year, I gave you a list that […]

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10 Movies that Caught My Attention at Comic Con ’10

There weren’t a lot of Surprises at Comic Con this year. Other than Disney’s announcement of a Guillermo Del Toro-helmed “Haunted Mansion” and Marvel’s aside about rights to “The Punisher” being back in the company’s hands, there weren’t a whole lot of breaking news items. But it doesn’t mean Comic Con ’10 was a wash. There […]

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Top 10 Mind-Bending Movies

They’re known as the movies you have to see twice, or sometimes more affectionately as the movies after which you say “I don’t know what the $%*# just I just saw.” For now, I’ll call them mind-benders: films that are so enigmatic and intricately woven that wow you at the end, even if you have […]

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10 Most Pitied Movie Supervillains

Everyone’s fascinated with the bad guy. There’s the allure of being a villain, but there’s also been an effort in movies lately (especially in the world of comic supervillains) to complicate the supervillain, perhaps even make us feel bad for him or her. There are some who simply epitomize evil and have no motive but […]

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Adam Sandler Comedy: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

One thing is for certain when it comes to Adam Sandler: love him or hate him, he makes movies that make money. You either jive with the immature goofy humor that changed the comedy landscape in the mid-’90s, or you find his movies pretty detestable. So for this week’s edition of “The Good, The Bad, […]

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