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After this section of the list we will be at the top 100 films of the last decade. So many great films on this list. Like last time, you will get the title of the movie, the year it was released, and a brief memory and review of the film. Plus, a link to purchase the movie over at AMAZON for a great price.
Enjoy #’s 119 – 101.
119_ House of 1000 Corpses – April 11, 2003
The much anticipated Rob Zombie Horror film. This film went through so much hell to get released. It took about two years. But finally it did. Rob Zombie showed me that he had what it takes to be a director and he also showed his love of horror films. Captain Spaulding is forever a great character in cinema history now. This film is brutal, hilarious, bloody, and all out crazy. Go Rob! Look out for a young Rainn Wilson.
118_ Boiler Room – February 18, 2000
What a great story about an illegal stock broking firm. This movie made me re-think about those pesky sales calls. Great performances from Giovanni Ribisi and Nicky Katt. Kick ass soundtrack too. i love the Ben Affleck speeches in this movie to motivate these young kids to steal people’s money. I would imagine this film hits close to home for some people.
117_ Love Actually – November 7, 2003
The ultimate romantic comedy that does not fail anywhere. I love watching this film. Not only is it filled with love and comedy, it is filled with drama and hurt. The best of both worlds really. All-star cast with cameo appearances by tons of people including Mr. Bean. If you want a great wonderful feel good movie, then watch this.
116_ Grizzly Man – December 5, 2005
What a horrifying documentary about a man who lives with the grizzly bears illegally in Alaska for a decade. Now don’t get me wrong, I laughed a lot in this doc, but ultimately it is a tragic tale. You meet Timothy Treadwell who appears normal and has an unhealthy fascination with bears. His problem is that he thinks they are like humans. Throughout the doc you seem him descent into literal madness where he will never escape which leads to his and his girlfriend’s death. Werner Herzog does a great job with the footage that he is given. A must-see. i just think Timothy’s downfall was that he did not understand nature or the chaos that nature is. You will see it. Remember the bee he thought was dead?
115_ Ong Bak 2 – October – 23, 2009
The follow up to the bad ass thai martial arts film Ong Bak starring Tony Jaa who is the ultimate badass. No stunt wires or special effects either in this film. Jaa is Bruce Lee times 1000. Ong Bak not only stars Jaa but is also directed by him. The fight scenes are beautiful and the direction is beautiful. I just want more Tony Jaa films. Please. Now.
114_ The Mist – November 21, 2007
Stephen King’s amazing book gets the proper treatment from Frank Darabont. I loved this adaptation. This film really did creep me out. If something like this really happened, you better believe some fanatics would come out and start some crazy shit and not help the situation at hand which is that terrifying monsters are trying to eat us. Loved the ending. Also the B &W version on the dvd is great as well.
113_ Sicko – June 29, 2007
Another great documentary from Michael Moore. This man knows what he is talking about. I do believe we need a better healthcare system in this country and what we have now is not working and has not worked. This film is NOT about people WITHOUT healthcare, but rather about people WITH healthcare who DON’T get help because of the insurance companies. It is heartbreaking and funny and very informative. I think everyone should see this documentary.
112_ The Devil’s Rejects – July 22, 2005
The follow up to Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses which plays out more like Natural Born Killers than a Music Video Horror Film. I loved this film. So much fun and uber uber violent. I think this film still holds the record for most curse words. I really root for the bad guys in this film, because in essence they are a family doing what they do best. Once again Rob Zombie makes a brilliant piece of Horror cinema to last forever. Great dialogue that will make you gut bust laugh.
111_ Azumi – May 10, 2003
A badass Japenese flick about a samurai girl who fights evil in her land. Move starts off with her in a samurai school and the last test before “graduation is her and her classmates have to fight to the death. Who ever survives gets to graduate. HARDCORE! There is a very creepy gender confused villain in this film which makes for much delight. Also the fight between Azumi and about 1000 people is epic. The camera work is top notch. See Azumi.
110_ Zero Day – January 23, 2004
Oh man this film is crazy. Based on the shootings at Columbine, this film is made to look like a handheld camera documentary of the lives of two friends in high school who plan to kill as many people at their high school as they can. And they DO. It is like Blair Witch/Cloverfield but with the Columbine Shootings subject matter. It is very frightening. Tons of insight as to why the Columbine might have happened. This film rocks and if you can find it, WATCH IT.
109_ Shrek – May 18, 2001
This series has made tons of money and Shrek and Donkey have become cult characters forever. This is on the list because of its wit, humor, and story. Very original. I loved theis film is not only for kids but adults of all ages. Which means it works on all levels. I just wish the third film could have been good.
108_ Ali – December 28, 2001
This film makes the list strictly for it’s acting from Will Smith, John Voight, and Jamie Foxx. I did not particularly like the direction at all, but the acting is unbelievable. Some of the best.
107_ Hellboy – April 2, 2004
Oh Hellboy, one of my favorite characters from comics. Del Toro did a fantastic job with this film as he does with all of his movies. The world he created with Hellboy is pure magic. He can brilliantly mix fear and comedy and make it work. Kudos to you all. Ron Pearlman is excellent as Hellboy. I want more Hellboy films.
106_ The 40 Year Old Virgin – August 19, 2005
The film that brought Judd Apatow and Steve Carrell to fame. Also the film that redefined the comedy genre with the dick jokes and vulgar bathroom humor. Not only are the jokes in here great but it also has a wonderful story. I still quote this film.
105_ Zombieland – October 2, 2009
Zombies and Woody Harrelson amped up to 10 makes for a kick ass fun film. I really enjoyed this film. Fast paced, good character development, plenty of guts and gore, and great funny dialogue and possibly the best cameo of the decade is in this film. All hail B.M. I hear they are making a sequel to this film. Also this film starts out in Garland. Looking forward to more from this director.
104_ Speed Racer – May 9, 2008
The Wachowski siblings bring this cartoon to life in a huge way. This is the most colorful film I have ever seen. I think most people disliked this film but I disagree. I was highly entertained. This film could have been terrible and been a huge failure, but it was a lot of fun and a high energy thrill ride. Very enjoyable.
103_ Zodiac – March 2, 2007
A very creepy accurate film of the Zodiac killings which is still unsolved to this day. Fincher did a great job making this film and all of the characters are spot on. a quality film in the serial killer genre, possibly one of the best. Extremely well written.
102_ Spider-Man – May 3, 2002
Sam Raimi brought this beloved comic character to life and is was spectacular. It was everything I wanted Spider-Man to be. Even Bruce Campbell was in it. I can’t speak for the third film, but this fist movie was amazing. Spot on dialogue delivery and character adaptations and casting was unreal. This will remain one of the best super hero films ever. Go Sam Raimi.
101_ Behind the Mask – September 14, 2007
A true gem of a film that not many people have seen or heard of. This film is filmed like a documentary in a world where Freddy Krueger and Jason Vorhees and Pinhead are real. The immortal killer in this film is Leslie Vernon. He comes across as a likable charming guy with a hint of something not right. This film crew documents him and how he kills his victims and how he is able to vanish quickly from sight and keep track after his next victims. A whole lot of fun and originality. Highly recommended. Loved this film. I hope to see another film with Leslie Vernon.
That’s it for this part of the list. Stay tuned next time for the next section. Any guesses as to which ones will be on the list?
Click HERE for #’s 133 – 120.
Hi folks, Bryan (Gumbercules9000) here. I’m sure most of you have heard of a film called CATFISH, but you have no idea what it is about. The marketing team for Catfish has done a great job of not letting anyone know for sure. Cowdefender has seen the film and has written a three part review. The 1st part has very little spoilers and the 3rd review has major spoilers so know now before you read that spoilers are lurking in the reviews. Enjoy.
The characters and the story arc were very believable. It flowed properly. The front end of the movie is all about creating the circumstances where the end could play out. You follow Nev. His brother is a filmmaker and he is a photographer. Nev has been corresponding with a girl named Abby for a couple of months and his filmmaker brother decides this facebook age pen pal friendship should be documented. Nev befriends Abby’s family, mother, father and half-sister. He starts really hitting it off with Abby’s half-sister, Megan. The documentary then centers a bit more about Nev’s connection to the whole family.
This movie was not what it was implied to me. The music, the trailers gave the impression that it was headed a direction that it wasn’t. I can’t tell if that’s clever or deceptive marketing. Not knowing where it was going was the point, I guess. Catfish marks yet another step in the evolution of the fake documentary / thriller genre. Blair Witch Project started the ball rolling and movies like The Fourth Kind, The Last Exorcist and Catfish nudge it in directions that are a bit more watchable and a bit more directed (as real documentaries are, few just present you raw footage trimmed, they typically edit it to hell, narrate, interlace with graphics, etc. Had Blair Witch been totally real it would’ve been an awful documentary with lazy documentarians at the helm. Catfish was as sleek and polished as a documentary should be.
This movie didn’t go anywhere all that compelling. It took an interesting premise, a premise that could’ve gone any direction. A monster that collects heads, lonely young seductress murderer, aliens trying to understand human interaction, it could’ve been a dude… but instead it was what it was. I expected the movie to have some brilliant twist, some punch in the gut. I was waiting for that punch in the gut more and more. I’d just watched The Last Exorcist a couple weeks back and there are parallels. In that movie there’d been some weirdness in the first 70-80% of the movie, but all pretty explainable. Then the crew in that film decided to go back to check on something. At that point of that movie all hell broke loose. In Catfish there was a moment where the crew decided to go back and I thought “here we go!” It was soon REALLY clear that the punch wasn’t coming. And it never did. I suspect that those that don’t look deeper into it will likely think the movie is real because the ending wasn’t anything nuts.
Not necessarily a kids show, but a cartoon for adults.
The Flintsones paved the way for The Simpsons, Futurama, South Park, Family Guy, and many others.
Some Stone Age Flintstones trivia:
- “The Flintstones: was the first American animated show to depict two people of the opposite sex (Fred and Wilma; Barney and Betty) sleeping together in one bed.
- The popular closing credits theme “Meet the Flintstones” did not start until season three.
- The fact that the Rubbles adopted superstrong Bamm-Bamm (they could not have children on their own) made “The Flintstones” the first animated series in history to address the issue of infertility.
So if you can, watch an episode of The Flintstones today and enjoy.
Today’s Geek Deal is a set of documentaries from the IMAX collection. It is the Ocean’s Collection that IMAX filmed for theaters. You will get four films in the set.
I believe Liam Neesan, Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, and Ed Harris lend their voices for narrating.
The set usually cost about $100 dollars and for today it is only $34.99. Pretty great deal.
As usual click the link/picture below to purchase the set.
Someone over at Vulture has read the script and said it is a cross between “Top Gun” and “Independence Day” with a hint of “The Last Starfighter”. The title “EDF” stands for Earth Defense Force. Not sure if that will stick. It is supposed to be about Earth’s response to an imminent alien invasion.
Now I have faith in Sam Raimi for the most part. I will completely forgive him for Spider-Man 3, and Bill Block still has not done wrong. I’d like to see what Raimi can do with an alien flick because he sure knows how to deal with monsters and demons.
I just hope there is a volleyball scene in EDF. Top Gun Style.
Not enough Tom Cruise posts.
This is a photo from the set of Mission Impossible 4 where it looks like Tom Cruise (Ethan Hunt) will be an undercover brother as a Russian.
Earlier in the year, I made my list of favorite and best films to come out between the years 2000 and 2010. A ten year span of great films. Films that I completely forgot about. Films you may have not even heard of.
So I came up with 133 films which was narrowed down from about 300 or more. Below is the start of the list which has the film title, the date it was released, and my brief personal memory and review of the film. Plus the link to purchase the movie for a cheap price.
It was a great time coming up with this list. It was also fairly difficult once I got down to the last 20 or so because they are in fact in order from great to the absolute best of the year.
So over the next few days I will be posting more titles as we get to the #1 spot.
I hope you enjoy and feel free to comment.
133_ Wet Hot American Summer – July 27, 2001
How could this movie not be on a favorite list? Especially a list of top films of a decade. This film is balls out hilarious, but in that silly way. It takes place in the 80’s at a summer camp on the last day of camp. Directed by David Wain from Stella, Role Models, and The Ten, with an all-star comedic cast including Janeane Garofalo, Paul Rudd, David Hyde Pierce, Amy Poehler, and Michael Ian Black, amongst others. There are plenty of quotable lines and tons of gut-busting laughs.
132_ The Bridge – October 27, 2006
This is a very haunting documentary that I remember having many conversations
with people after viewings. Two filmmakers set out to make a documentary film on the Golden Gate Bridge on its history and beauty. As they were filming the bridge, the filmmakers noticed people committing suicide by jumping off the bridge quite often. This documentary is about those suicides and interviews with the vicitims families and friends. You will actually see people talking on the phone – hang up – then jump to their death. It is unforgettable.
131_ Bandits – October 12, 2001
I loved this film with Bruce Willis and Billy Bob Thorton who stole the show. These two characters are criminals in jail who break out of prison and go on a bank robbing spree. It is very heart felt and load of hilarity. Not any of it seems forced. Actually, the two bank robbers are the good guys. Great film that I feel that was missed by a lot of people. Check it out.
130_ JCVD – June 4, 2008
JCVD as in Jean-Claude Van Damme. This film is brilliant. It is fiction mixed in with documentary. Very strange but oh so good. This is NO action flick. AT ALL. JCVD plays himself in real life. He is coming to terms that he is just a B movie actor that fights. His personal life is in shambles and he has no money and his wife is trying to get custody of his kid in the bitter divorce battle. Add to that while he is getting a wire transfer of money in his home town at the post office, criminals hold everyone hostage and want money and tell the press and officers outside that JCVD is the culprit. This film is very emotional and very well acted. Yes. Very well acted. I really hope to see what this director does next. Truly excellent film.
129_ Kung Fu Hustle – April 8, 2005
From the makes of Shaolin Soccer comes King Fu Hustle with Stephen Chow. This movie is all sorts of fun. A Kung Fu film that does not take itself seriously and packs high end special effects and lots of laughs. Typical evil vs good film. I love these types of films and will always hold a place in my heart for Stephen Chow.
128_ Death To Smoochy – March 29, 2002
I’m a sucker for dark comedies. This is one of the best. I great cast of Edward Norton and Robin Williams who play kid tv show personalities who are bitter rivals. This shows what the seedy underbelly of kids shows are really about. Such great black humor and very well directed by Danny Devito. Loved it.
127_ Ginger Snaps – May 11, 2001
A kick ass different take on werewolf movies that involve high school sisters. Extremely gory and violent with a dark wit that takes you on a great journey on what it is like to transform into a werewolf in high school. Sexy Werewolves equal AWESOME!
126_ Remember the Titans – September 29, 2000
I remember seeing this film and becoming very emotional while watching it. Based on a true story in the south about a black high school football coach overcoming racism in the 60’s as he leads his interracial football team to win the championship undefeated. The soundtrack to this film is top notch and a great performance from Denzel Washington. One great heart felt Disney Film.
125_ Team America: World Police – October 15, 2004
From the creators of South Park comes a Jerry Bruckhemier/Michael Bay marionette production of a group US citizens who fight the war on terror. Very crude and lewd and hilarious. Oh the sex scene is worth the price of admission alone. America….Fuck Yeah!
124_ Knocked Up – June 1, 2007
The sophomore effort from Judd Apatow is a great film about a stoner schmuck who scores a one night stand with a hot tv personality who becomes pregnant. Apatow mixes great feeling and emotion with tons of dick jokes. A perfect combination that makes a successful story and film. The deleted scene with Jonah Hill and Katherine Hiegel discussing Brokeback Mountain is one of the greatest discussions EVER!
123_ The Simpsons Movie – July 27, 2007
Finally! Fifteen years in the making. This had everything that I wanted in a Simpsons movie. Good morals, great story, and lots of laughs and inside jokes made this brilliant movie a masterpiece. Matt Groening made America’s favorite family a joy to watch all these years and the movie was NOT a let down. Keep up the good work.
122_ Chocolate – February 6, 2008
An awesome Thai film about a girl with emotional problems to the ppoint where she is almost non-sociable with anyone. She has a great fondness for Chocolate and once she sees some Thai Fightin on tv courtesy of Tony Jaa, she learns to fight by watching it and then goes after bad guys in the neighborhood. A film that has no stunt wires or special effects, but stuntmen who take real hits and fall hard. A real treat in filmmaking.
121_ School of Rock – October 3, 2003
A perfect combination of Jack Black being Jack Black while Jack Black teaches kids about music and playing rock music. This movie could have failed in so many places, but I was surprised on every corner. This film plays very well to all audiences. If you love music and comedy than this is a film you have to see. Very well done.
120_ Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – November 16, 2001
The first film in the whole series created a whole new world to everyone and in filmmaking. Great filmmaking and acting as well as speical effects made this children’s book come to life and was great for the whole family.
It has been a while since we got a flashy Alien Invasion movie. I can remember Spielberg’s remake of “War of the Worlds” and 1994’s Independence Day being the typical goto movies if you wanted to watch aliens come to earth and destroy us humans.
Skyline looks no different. It stars Donald Faison (Scrubs) and Eric Belfour (Six Feet Under) as in the lead roles as aliens try to kill all of us.
I think I saw a transformer and the creature from Cloverfield in this trailer.
All in all, I hope this is a good time. I do not expect greatness, but hopefully it won’t be to Michael Bay-ish.
Below is the 2nd trailer for the film. What do you think?
Robert Zemeckis is best known for directing the Back to the Future trilogy, Forest Gump, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and Cast Away. Since Cast Away which was released back in 2000, he has moved to doing the 3-D animated motion capture films such as Beowulf, The Polar Express, and his most recent, A Christmas Carol. He is currently working on Yellow Submarine.
It seems he wants to get back in to the live action production side of things. The filmed that just got picked up by Warner Bros. is called “Timeless”. Supposedly storylines are being kept quiet, but is said to be a mega budget time travel story.
Also, Zemeckis and his company have been talking about ideas to do another live action Superman film. I would love to see Zemeckis dive into the DC universe and see what he creates. Hell, his Christmas Carol had Jim Carrey flying all over LONDON, that I thought it was Superman for minute.
And of course as I mentioned earlier, the Roger Rabbit sequel is still on the table which you can read about HERE. So tons of cool films could possibly come to life through Zemeckis.
Today’s Geek Deal is a must own. It is one of the funniest films I have ever seen. It is in my top 5 comedies of all time. I am of course talking about Stanley Kubrick’s “Dr. Strangelove”.
It is on sale through AMAZON for only $12.99. That’s for a bluray.
What a deal.
Take advantage of this special offer. I am not sure how long it will last.
Click the link below.
Nintendo slashed its earnings forecast by more than half Wednesday after announcing that its 3DS game machine, packed with glasses-free 3-D technology, won’t be ready to go on sale for Christmas.
The 3DS will go on sale in February in Japan, and March in Europe and the U.S., missing the year-end shopping seaon which is a critical time for all game-makers to rake in profits.
The portable machine looks much like the DS machines now on sale, and has two panels. The top panel shows 3-D imagery, giving players a relatively immediate illusion of virtual reality.
The 3-D games don’t require the special glasses that are needed for 3-D theater movies or 3-D home-console games like rival Sony Corp.’s PlayStation 3. They also don’t need 3-D TV sets.
I have always loved the Nintendo gaming systems. Some of my favorite games of all time hail from the Nintendo exclusively. This new system looks to be rad, but Nintendo will have to step up the game in regards as online playability and graphics.
Ladies and Gents, your 2011 Rock n Roll Hall of Fame nominees are first-timers Tom Waits, Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper, Donovan, and Neil Diamond (Jewish Elvis), along with previously snubbed artists Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, J. Geils Band, Donna Summer, Chic, Dr. John, Laura Nyro, Joe Tex, Darlene Love, and Chuck Willis. (Via Rolling Stone) In order to be eligible, an artist must have put out his or her first recording in 1985 or before. And since Tom Waits put out his debut single in 1973, that means it took him 12 years to be nominated. Tom Waits is my favorite musician…. well Tom and Michael Jackson.
The lucky few who get enough votes from industry insiders to make it into the Hall this year will be announced in December. The induction ceremony is set to take place March 14 in New York City.
His production company, Stars Road is developing three different hourlong pilots for three different networks.
Deadline Hollywood says:
“The ABC project hails from Dee Johnson, with whom Zotnowski worked on The Good Wife. Last year, Johnson served as executive producer/showrunner on the first 13 episodes of the CBS legal drama. The new project centers on a top female prosecutor in Los Angeles, whom Zotnowski describes as a “female vigilante with a law license.”
The Fox project, Smokers, comes from comic book and TV writer Brian K. Vaughan, best known for creating the comic book series Y: The Last Man, and for his work as a writer on ABC’s Lost. The high-concept drama, based on an original idea by Vaughan, is about a documentary crew following working class heroes who exterminate alien threats in deep space.
The third project, set at Zotnowski’s former home, CBS, is Lancaster, from writer Andrew Lipsitz (CSI, CSI:NY). It centers on a Scotland yard detective who joins the LAPD. With broadcast selling season wrapping up, Stars Road is turning its sights on cable where it plans to pitch next.”
The “Smokers” project has got my attention.
My guess is NO. Because George Lucas hates STAR WARS and its fans.
But we will be getting STAR WARS films in the theater again. This time it will be in 3-D.
Hollywood Reporter sources indicate all six of the live-action “Star Wars” movies will hit cinemas in 3D, starting in roughly 18 months.
It is not all good news of course.
“The Phantom Menace” will be the first out of the gate in early 2012, according to the report. Then, if box office warrants, “Attack of the Clones” in early 2013, “Revenge of the Sith” in early 2014, “A New Hope” in 2015, “Empire Strikes Back” in 2016 and “Return of the Jedi” in 2017.
DAMN. Old I will be.
Supposedly the reason for the films being spaced out so far is that it takes that long to transfer the films into 3-D.
My opinion, is that they will milk it with dvd/bluray releases and new toys each year to make as much money as they can.
Sir Michael Caine was interviewed by BBC personality Chris Moyles about Caine’s acting career. In the interview, discussions turn to “Inception” and Michael explains the true meaning of the final shot of “Inception”.
You can find this around 1:45 into the interview located HERE.
If you love the mystery surrounding the end of “Inception”, then do NOT listen to the article, but I had to listen. And I was right. Give it a listen by clicking HERE!
Filming begins soon in Dubai with Brad Bird directing. Brad Bird directed Pixar’s The Incredibles and Ratatouille. It will be interesting to see how he takes on this franchise. I have faith in him.
Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames will be returning as the IMF team members as well as J.J. Abrams who directed the third film will be taking on the role as producer as well as coming up with the story.
For the next three hours, take advantage of the DVD collection, “The Universe” as seen on the History channel. This was an amazing and beautiful show.
This set is on sale for the next few hours or until it is sold out.
The set normally runs $99.95, but for now it is selling for about $35.00.
Take advantage by clicking below.
If you are a fan of Smallville, then you are in luck.
For today only, get seasons 1-8 of Smallville for 70% off.
Normally all eight seasons goes for about $480.00 dollars, but for today only get the entire eight seasons for $144.99 though AMAZON.
What a deal..
Makes great holiday gifts.
Take advantage by clicking below.
Jared Harris can be found on the AMC tv series Mad Men as the character Lane Pryce.
Jared is a phenomenal actor and I think will play a great Moriarty. Stephen Fry was cast a week ago as Sherlock’s older brother Mycroft Holmes.
This is shaping up to be a great sequel.
Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law will be reprising their roles.
“The official plot synopsis is: Citizen Jane stars Michelle Rodriguez as Charlotte Foster Jane, a lethal assassin hell bent on avenging the murder of her parents in this guns blazing, action packed retelling of Orson Welles 1941 classic, Citizen Kane.”
“She will do anything for her Rosebud…”
Why have I not heard about this? Does this have the potential to kick ass? YES it does.
Click HERE for the teaser trailer.