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  • What Were the WORST Special Effects Ever Seen in a Movie?

    07/13/2012 7:04:50 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 166 replies
    self | July 13, 2012 | PJ-Comix
    Let's start out with the recognition of perhaps the WORST special effect ever seen in a movie was the flaming paper plate on a line passing itself off as a flying saucer in "Plan Nine From Outer Space." However, I recently saw a movie that might have had a special effect just as lame. It was "Knights of the Round Table," starring Robert Taylor as Lancelot. Anyway, Lancelot, along with King Arthur and some allies were at a meeting at Stonehenge. The bad guys (Modred) suddenly decided to attack the Arthur crew. So Lancelot saves the day by pushing one...
  • Peter O'Toole retires, says his 'heart' for acting is gone

    07/11/2012 7:45:32 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 93 replies
    L A Times ^ | July 10, 2012 | Susan King
    Screen legend Peter O'Toole announced today that he is retiring from acting. "It's time for me to chuck in the sponge," he said in a statement. "To retire from stage and screen. The heart for it has gone out of me; it won't come back." O'Toole, who turns 80 on Aug. 2, achieved international stardom and his first Oscar nomination for David Lean's 1962's Academy Award-winning epic "Lawrence of Arabia." O'Toole was 27 when he earned the coveted title role. When he was cast in 1960, The Times quoted a London critic who called the young actor "a blazing new...

    07/09/2012 7:06:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | July 8, 2012 | William Bigelow
    Before I list these painful scores, let me clarify what I mean by “painful.” What I mean is “excruciating.” Bad scores are a dime a dozen, especially since the advent of the pop music score, which quite often replaced an orchestral score, thereby substituting a “composer” who had hardly studied the craft for someone who actually knew how to read an orchestral score. Usually the composers of a bygone era knew the craft of composition; how to develop a theme, how to evoke different emotion through the colors of the orchestral palette and the shifting harmonies underlying them, how to...
  • Oscar-winning film star Ernest Borgnine dies

    07/08/2012 2:31:57 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 45 replies
    Ernest Borgnine, the beefy screen star known for blustery, often villainous roles, but who won the best-actor Oscar for playing against type as a lovesick butcher in "Marty" in 1955, died Sunday. He was 95
  • Ron Perlman Dons the Full Hellboy Garb to Spend the Day with a Boy

    07/07/2012 6:56:12 AM PDT · by TexasBarak · 13 replies
    Neatorama ^ | 7-6-12 | John Farrier
    Saw this, and thought that it would be a nice change of pace for Saturday morning- Ron Perlman reprised his role of Hellboy for the Make-A-Wish foundation.
  • Andy Griffith Dead at 86, BREAKING NEWS: Friend Says Andy Griffith Has Died

    07/03/2012 7:20:39 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 68 replies ^ | Jul 3, 2012
    Updated: Tue 10:16 AM, Jul 03, 2012 BREAKING NEWS: Friend Says Andy Griffith Has Died Former UNC President Bill Friday says Andy Griffith died this morning in Dare County. Friday, who is a close friend of the actor, confirmed that to WITN News. Friday tells us the 86-year-old actor died at his Dare County home around 7:00 a.m. this morning. Griffith attended UNC Chapel Hill where he earned a degree in Music. According to, Griffith was a regular on the Ed Sullivan show in the 1950's.
  • Recommendations for Free or low-cost Online TV and Movie Providers?

    06/30/2012 3:06:36 PM PDT · by bigbob · 49 replies
    6/30/12 | vanity
    I'd appreciate suggestions for online streaming TV and movie providers (other than biggies like Netflix or those from specific cable systems). I've watched a Hulu at times and I think it is legit, but Google turns up a lot of garbage that really looks questionable, or sites that ask for personal information that feel like scams. I'm not a huge TV watcher so it's not worth inviting viruses and malware or putting up with time limits and poor quality feeds. I'm willing to pay a reasonable fee for a service or site that would allow me to watch classic TV...
  • Meanwhile, Back at the Sexual Revolution...

    06/29/2012 8:52:54 AM PDT · by kreitzer · 9 replies
    The Death of the Grown-Up ^ | 6/29/12 | Diana West
    With so many assaults on the boundaries of governance and sovereignty in the news lately, reflecting on the career of writer and Hollywood director Nora Ephron, who died this week at 71, may seem off-topic. But upon reading through many glowing Ephron appreciations, I realize that in her work lies another broken boundary. It is a cultural one, and every bit as significant as lines on the map or in the Constitution. In a scene from her most famous movie, “When Harry Met Sally” (1989), Ephron brought to mainstream, predominantly female audiences the spectacle of a professional actress (Meg Ryan),...
  • Writer, Director Nora Ephron Dead at 71

    06/26/2012 5:43:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 26, 2012 | Colleen Curry
    Nora Ephron, the writer and director of American film classics such as "When Harry Met Sally" and "Sleepless in Seattle," died today at the age of 71.
  • Does It Matter If the Heroine of 'Brave' Is Gay?

    06/26/2012 8:10:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 59 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | June 26, 2012 | Chris Heller
    Merida, the heroine of Pixar's Brave, doesn't want to marry. Not now, she repeatedly tells her mother, Queen Elinor, and perhaps not ever. Faced with the prospect of being forced to wed one of a trio of loutish suitors, she runs away from home in search of some way to change the "fate" she was born into. That's the radical thing about Brave: Merida is a Disney princess who doesn't want a prince. She also happens to be a tomboy, a tough and sporty archer who would rather be riding her horse than wearing a dress. On Sunday, Entertainment Weekly's...
  • Restless Heart: The Confessions of Augustine

    06/22/2012 7:02:42 PM PDT · by Lee N. Field · 3 replies
    From Reformation 21, Carl Truman writes: A friend brought my attention to the following trailer and promotional website this morning.  It is hard to imagine how a film of Augustine's life could fail to be interesting.  And with Franco Nero in the cast, we can assume it will be excellent.  We can only hope that he plays his character as a reprise of Django, the coffin-dragging hero in Sergio Corbucci's great spaghetti Western.
  • Vanity - Friday night, family movie get together- Cannonball 1981

    Salve I love American movies comedies, time to relax. Let us have some family fun. Idea I have for Fridays, after work, you sit down and relax. Merci.
  • Andrew Sarris, Village Voice Film Critic, Dies at 83

    06/21/2012 4:44:21 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 20, 2012 | Michael Powell
    Andrew Sarris, one of the nation’s most influential film critics and a champion of auteur theory, which holds that a director’s voice is central to great filmmaking, died on Wednesday at St. Luke’s Hospital in Manhattan. He was 83.
  • Here’s My Courage, New Hampshire Story by Mark Stradley

    06/21/2012 9:45:55 AM PDT · by Mark Stradley
    Independent Film, News and Media ^ | May 21, 2012 | Mark Stradley
    I entered Colony Bay Production’s Facebook contest for best article and won. The Rules: you need at least 100 FB friends, you need to post the attached link, you need to tell your friends why they should spend a few dollars on Courage, New Hampshire, and most important, you need to tell them why history is important.
  • 5 great films that came out in 1987

    06/16/2012 6:25:40 AM PDT · by Saije · 73 replies
    Superior Telegram/AP ^ | 6/16/2012 | Christy Lemire
    Rock of Ages" revels in the big hair and tight leather pants of a very specific place and time: the Sunset Strip in 1987, when bands like Guns N' Roses and Poison got their start. But a lot of great movies came out that year, too. Here are five of them: "Full Metal Jacket": One of Stanley Kubrick's best — and I really should find a reason to compile that list one of these days — this Vietnam War drama lulls you in with its humor in the first half, then blows you away with its brutality in the second......
  • Tonka Trucks" movie planned

    06/13/2012 8:02:38 AM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 15 replies
    Yahoo Movies ^ | June 12, 2012 | Cassam Looch
    Incredibly, Tonka Trucks is the latest toy brand that’s set to be turned into a movie. Plans for the Tonka Trucks movie from Sony follows the success of 'Transformers' and the not-so-successful 'Battleship' movie. The Tonka line of colourful trucks was originally created in 1947, with the iconic yellow and black vehicles becoming a standard plaything for toddlers across the world. Sony are looking to produce an animated film, which would cut costs by a considerable margin, and have hired writer Fred Wolf to come up with a script. “In its 65 years, Tonka has become more than a toy...
  • Summer of 1982: 15 Classic Films Turn 30 (slideshow)

    06/11/2012 8:43:04 AM PDT · by DemforBush · 92 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/11/12 | n/a
    Slideshow of some great flicks that came out in 1982...
  • Man Pushes Netflix Account To The Max, Watches 252 Movies In 30 Days

    06/06/2012 12:31:50 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 18 replies
    Consumerist ^ | June 5, 2012 | By Chris Morran
    Are you a Netflix customer who feels like you don't always get the most of your $7.99/month for unlimited streaming video? Well, one man decided to put Netflix and himself to the test by watching more than 400 hours of video in a month.
  • I need some recommendations for summer movies for my sweetie and I.

    05/31/2012 10:21:51 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 93 replies
    31 May 2012 | US Navy Vet
  • Shall we gather at the river? - (Roger Ebert and John Wayne)

    05/28/2012 6:56:20 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 36 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | May 26, 2012 | Roger Ebert
    The first time I saw him, he was striding toward me out of the burning Georgia sun, as helicopters landed behind him. His face was tanned a deep brown. He was wearing a combat helmet, an ammo belt, carrying a rifle, had a canteen on his hip, stood six feet four inches. He stuck out his hand and said, "John Wayne." That was not necessary. Wayne died on June 11, 1979. Stomach cancer. "The Big C," he called it. He had lived for quite a while on one lung, and then the Big C came back. He was near death...
  • Tom Selleck as Jesse Stone, small town cop.

    05/20/2012 9:16:08 AM PDT · by GunsAndBibles · 92 replies
    vanity ^ | 5/20/2012 | GunsAndBibles
    It's difficult to find quality entertainment on Netflix streaming. Here's three Tom Selleck movies that, in my opinion, qualify: Jesse Stone, Night Passage / Jesse Stone - Stone Cold / Jesse Stone - Death in Paradise. Great entertainment, no PC agenda.
  • Paramount Allows The Godfather Prequel to Go Forward

    05/16/2012 3:45:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    Examiner ^ | May 14, 2012 | Sean O'Neal
    Paramount and the estate of Mario Puzo have come to an understanding on the release of the long-disputed, Puzo-outlined prequel novel The Family Corleone, after the latter made the studio a mediation offer it couldn't refuse, and other allusions to the movie that will soon follow. After the book detailing Vito Corleone's rise to power in Depression-era New York debuted in bookstores and online last Tuesday, the late author's son revealed that Paramount and the estate had reached a deal "several weeks ago" to put all of its profits in escrow until they can reach an agreement on the publishing...
  • Cannes 2012 Faces Economic Reality: Cutbacks Everywhere

    05/15/2012 5:20:20 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 3 replies
    Forbes ^ | 5-15-12 | Roger Friedman
    Tomorrow brings the opening of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, the 65th anniversary. But signs of economic reality are everywhere. Even though Tuesday before Cannes is quiet, today was more than unusually not busy. The best indicators are in hotel lobbies and out front of the main palaces like the Majestic and Carlton. At the latter, the entryway is cleverly adorned completely in ads for “The Dictator.” But there’s very little else going on so far. The hotel has only one large billboard affixed to its facade–for an upcoming Tom Cruise movie. Otherwise, the hub-bub was at minimum today. The...
  • Argo - Movie Trailer (Film about hostage rescue during Iranian Revolution)

    05/13/2012 8:12:06 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 15 replies
    Youtube ^ | May 8, 2012 | Warner Brothers
  • 'The Avengers' affirms, 'There is only 1 God'

    05/06/2012 8:08:53 AM PDT · by DannyTN · 49 replies ^ | 5/5/2012 | Drew Zahn
    “The Avengers” is one of the few movies that actually exceeds its hype (did the marketers purposefully hide how good this film is to build word of mouth later?) and is not only one of the most entertaining films of 2012 thus far, but may be the most enjoyable summer blockbuster I’ve seen in years.

    05/03/2012 8:51:59 PM PDT · by MovieFanForGod · 27 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05.04.2012 | Jan Peterson
    LOS ANGELES, —After one month, ‘Suing the Devil’ is still one of the most watched movies in America. On Walmart’s official On Demand site (, ‘Suing the Devil’ ranks in the Top 25 films out of more than 15,000 movies in the ‘Top Picks’ category. ‘Suing the Devil’ also ranks in the Top 100 of the ‘Most Watched’ category out of 15,791 films. It also rates an A+ among Yahoo movie users. The film is in the top 3 Christian movies in America on The film famously survived a smear campaign of stalkers, film critics, atheist groups, and devil...
  • The Baby

    04/28/2012 9:48:40 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 11 replies
    IMDb ^ | 04-29-12 | Self
    A social worker who recently lost her husband investigates the strange Wadsworth family. The Wadsworths might not seem too unusual to hear about them at first - consisting of the mother, two grown daughters and the diaper-clad, bottle-sucking baby. The problem is, the baby is twenty-one years old.
  • At 92, a Bandit to Hollywood but a Hero to Soldiers

    04/27/2012 7:43:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 26, 2012 | ALAN SCHWARZ
    One of the world’s most prolific bootleggers of Hollywood DVDs loves his morning farina. He has spent eight years churning out hundreds of thousands of copies of “The Hangover,” “Gran Torino” and other first-run movies from his small Long Island apartment to ship overseas. “Big Hy” — his handle among many loyal customers — would almost certainly be cast as Hollywood Enemy No. 1 but for a few details. He is actually Hyman Strachman, a 92-year-old, 5-foot-5 World War II veteran trying to stay busy after the death of his wife. And he has sent every one of his copied...
  • The Car

    04/21/2012 8:47:00 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 61 replies
    IMDb ^ | 04-21-12 | Self
    The Car is a good example of how restraint in the horror genre can work. It honors the tradition of real suspense movies by hinting at more than it shows, and inferring more than it explains. From the cryptic opening quote by Anton Le Vey to the ending in which the two main characters disagree on whether this is really the end, this "demon car" film keeps asking more questions than it answers. For some, this will bring frustration, for others, it makes the movie that much more fascinating. The "body count" is a total of 10 people, with no...
  • Yvonne the Runaway Cow Who Became a German Media

    04/15/2012 8:57:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    The Local ^ | 13 Apr 12
    sensation last summer will be charging onto the silver screen when she stars in her very own feature film – “Cow on the Run”. Bulls deployed to catch runaway cow - Society (13 Aug 11) The Bavarian bovine escaped in May 2011 when she was being shipped from Austria to Bavaria. She fought her way through an electric fence and slipped into the woods. A wild cow-chase ensued before she was caught in August. Now Yvonne is to be the star of her very own €30 million feature film, set for release in 2014. Yet the question of who will...
  • Italian friend: 'Dear Mel Gibson! Why did you stain 'The Passion' with your ugly racism?'

    04/15/2012 3:42:47 AM PDT · by Milagros · 27 replies
    The following is from an Italian penpal: --- Mel Gibson accused of violent and anti-Jewish rants The script Eszterhas wrote for Mel Gibson is entitled " The MacCabees '," a project Gibson initiated after facing an earlier round of anti-semitism charges. Gibson.. Eszterhas: Mel Gibson hates Jews; wanted to murder Oksana Eszterhas writes: “You said the Holocaust was ‘mostly a lot of horses—.’ You said the Torah made reference to the sacrifice of Christian babies and infants. When I told you that you were confusing the Torah with The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, ... you insisted ‘it’s in...
  • ‘Looper’ trailer: Joseph Gordon-Levitt completes time-travel circle

    04/14/2012 10:52:26 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 12 replies
    After three days of what is becoming a new trend in Hollywood advertising – trailers for a trailer – unveiled the first official teaser for time travel movie “Looper.” The action flick stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and is directed and written by Rian Johnson, who introduced the film in three vignettes that counted down to Thursday’s preview release.
  • (Vanity) See 'The Avengers' Red Carpet Show / Interviews

    04/11/2012 8:36:13 PM PDT · by Sneakyuser · 17 replies
    L.A.Times ^ | 4/11/2012
    See the red carpet arrivals and interviews from the world premiere of “The Avengers” at El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles. ‘The Avengers’- See Robert Downey Jr., Joss Whedon live at premiere “The Avengers” stars assembled on the red carpet Wednesday night for the film’s Hollywood premiere. Didn’t get the call from Nick Fury? You can watch the event live right here (and the entire video later).
  • The Hunger Games Sequel: Delayed by Director?

    04/06/2012 6:21:16 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 2 replies
    Lionsgate has already booked a November 2013 release date for the wildly-anticipated sequel to The Hunger Games,Catching Fire. But might the studio have trouble meeting this deadline? The question arises because negotiations aren't going smoothly with director Gary Ross, who executives want to return based on the overwhelmingly positive reviews for the first installment of the franchise. Ross earned $3 million for The Hunger Games - plus back-end profits - and, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter, is angling for a major sequel raise. All other major players have signed on for both Catching Fire and Mockingjay -from Jennifer Lawrence to...
  • Needed: A web site where I can look up a movie with just a vague description of its plot

    04/02/2012 6:22:55 PM PDT · by Sarah · 47 replies
    Vanity ^ | 04/02/2012 | Vanity
    I have been looking for ages for the titles for two movies, and I only have a vague memory of the basic premise or plot: One: a small town, where the sheriff (or mayor) and the whole town are so crooked that they bet on anything, and they end up betting the who treasury on the results of a fight that they go to more and more ridiculous ends to cheat and win. (the word 'dog' in the title?) Two: An old B/W movie where a man and his lover scheme to drive his wife crazy, setting up horrible scenes...
  • Domestic Total as of Mar. 25: $62,347,000 ($250 Million Box Office for John Carter by Monday)

    03/25/2012 1:52:53 PM PDT · by vbmoneyspender · 34 replies · 2+ views
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  • 'The Godfather': Francis Ford Coppola's Secret Family History

    03/23/2012 3:55:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Moviefone ^ | 03/23/2012 | Gary Susman
    One reason for the longevity of "The Godfather" over the past 40 years is that, behind its gangster plot, is a classic story of an American family, tracing its journey from immigration and poverty toward assimilation and success. In fact, it's not just the story of the Corleone family, but of the Coppola family as well. The movie feels like a personal glimpse into a family album, but it's director/co-screenwriter Francis Ford Coppola's family album as much as it is the fictional Michael Corleone's. True, the characters came from Mario Puzo's novel. But, on screen, Coppola not only invested them...
  • The Three Stooges - Official Trailer #2 (HD)

    03/23/2012 3:31:59 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 28 replies
    "Oh, a wiseguy" "nyuk, nyuk, nyuk" "spread out"
  • Murderous Dictator Also Has Bad Taste in Music

    03/14/2012 3:46:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies · 1+ views
    New York Magazine ^ | 3/14/2012 | Noreen Malone
    The Guardian has gotten its hands on a trove of emails it says are from the inner circle of Syria's Bashar al-Assad and his wife Asma. Asma, who was famously and glowingly profiled in Vogue just as her husband's brutal crackdown was reaching full force, does a whole lot of Internet shopping — jewelry, chandeliers, bespoke furniture, that sort of thing. Her husband also does a fair amount of e-commerce damage, but he's more into culture than jewels. Not only does the dictator display a remarkable insensitivity to the human suffering his regime has caused — one email shows him...
  • First Charles Dickens Film Found 111 Years After it Was Made (First Dickens Film)

    03/12/2012 6:56:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies · 2+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 09 Mar 2012 | Florence Waters
    The earliest surviving Charles Dickens film has been found in the BFI's archive after sitting on a shelf for more than 50 years.The Death of Poor Joe, a one minute-long silent film based on an episode in Dickens' novel 'Bleak House', was filmed in Brighton in 1901. It is thought to be the work of the pioneering Brighton filmmaker G.A. Smith, a view that is backed up by the his wife's appearance in it. Smith was married to the stage actress Laura Bayley, who appeared in many of his films and plays the role of the young boy 'Jo' in...
  • Atlas Shrugged - Part 1 (Vanity)

    03/11/2012 7:26:06 PM PDT · by DustyMoment · 31 replies · 1+ views
    self | 03-11-2012 | self
    I just finished watching the DVD of "Atlas Shrugged - Part 1". I was prepared to dislike the film but was pleasantly surprised that the producers chose to portray the book relatively accurately. They made some upgrades, such as placing the story in late 2016 versus the mid-50s when the book was actually written. Aside from contemporary items like diesel trains, cell phones and modern automobiles, though, the film held up. I was very surprised that the producers chose to portray the rot, decay and corruption of our present-day society as accurately as they did. The actor portraying politician Wesley...
  • "Act of Valor" Isn't About Acting, It's About Valor

    02/29/2012 8:02:51 PM PST · by stolinsky · 14 replies · 1+ views ^ | 03-01-12 | stolinsky
      “Act of Valor” Isn’t About Acting, It’s About Valor David C. Stolinsky Mar. 1, 2012 The film “Act of Valor” opened on Feb. 24. The film is a sort of docudrama. Most of the persons in it are not actors but active-duty SEALs. The film shows episodes that are based on actual SEAL operations, using actual SEAL equipment and tactics. Obviously, I didn’t go to such an unusual − in fact, unique − movie expecting to see polished actors reciting unrealistic dialog written by screenwriters who never heard a shot fired in anger, or fired at all. I...
  • The Hunger Games questions/opinions [spoilers, vanity]

    02/29/2012 6:24:10 AM PST · by Feline_AIDS · 19 replies
    Because the first movie is coming out soon, I have a question for anyone who has read The Hunger Games trilogy: What did you think was the ultimate political message of the books? Because I've heard some conservatives claiming that it's a politically conservative message, but I'm not convinced. Are we saying the series has a conservative theme because of the evil, oppressive government? How do you reconcile the possibly conservative themes with the end of the last book and the changes in government? (Which to me amounts to a political version of "Meet the new boss, same as the...
  • Awards Tour 2012: Razzie Awards Nominations

    02/28/2012 8:21:18 PM PST · by Bullish · 5 replies
    Rotten tomatoes ^ | 2-27-2012 | RT staff
    Every year, the Golden Raspberry Awards, better known simply as The Razzies, set out to (dis)honor the very worst in cinema. Leading the pack this year is Adam Sandler's cross-dressing comedy Jack & Jill with 14 nominations, making it just the fourth film in the 32-year history of the awards to receive more nominations than there are actual categories. For those of you interested in becoming voting members in the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation, you'll find all the information you'll need here. For the rest of you, see below for all of this year's undistinguished nominees!
  • New rating Needed for Movie Content

    02/18/2012 7:51:38 PM PST · by lwoodham · 57 replies · 2+ views
    Vanity | 2-18-2012 | lwoodham
    I watched a movie last night on Netflix called "The Disappearance of Alice Creed" that started out as a decent movie. After I had gotten interested the movie and around the 30 minute mark, the 2 main male characters suddenly embrace and start kissing. At first I was revolted and then the revulsion changed to anger. There was nothing in the Netflix description to indicate that this was about gays. I personally believe homosexual activity is wrong and sinful. I remember the first time I ever heard of someone being homosexual and i knew right then and there in my...
  • Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter (Trailer)

    02/14/2012 11:44:59 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 33 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/14/2012 | Youtube
    This looks absurd....which means it will be either awesome or dreadful.
  • The Phantom Menace: was it THAT bad?

    02/13/2012 8:42:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 93 replies
    MSN UK ^ | 02/10/2012 | Jonathan Crocker and Neil Smith
    In the dock, Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace stands accused. Counsel for the prosecution is Neil Smith. Counsel for the defence is Jonathan Crocker. Court is in session!The Phantom Menace has the dubious honour of being perhaps the most despised film of the last 20 years. With expectations sky-high following everyone's favourite sci-fi trilogy, Part I, for many, failed to deliver the pure thrill the Star Wars universe promised in the 70s and 80s. George Lucas must have instantly regretted the inclusion of infamous alien rasta Jar Jar Binks. With The Phantom Menace coming to cinemas in...
  • "Z" on TCM tonight

    02/13/2012 5:03:56 PM PST · by P.O.E. · 11 replies
    Vanity | 2/13/12 | Vanity
    Costa-Gavras gripping political film "Z" on TCM tonight (8PM eastern). Whatever your leanings, there's something to infuriate and fascinate you in one of my favorite films. An acquired taste, but I highly recommend it.
  • Film critics pick the 50 best movies of all time

    02/04/2012 12:16:26 AM PST · by iowamark · 105 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 30, 2012 | Molly Driscoll
    Endless lists have been made, and it's a great way to start an argument at a party. What's better, 'Chinatown' or 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'? 'The Wizard of Oz' or 'Singin' in the Rain'? Everyone's picks are different, but for their new book 'The Greatest Movies Ever,' film critics Gail Kinn and Jim Piazza selected their choices for the best 101 movies of all time. First published in 2008, this edition of the book is revised with new picks like 'Slumdog Millionaire.' Here's a sampler -- the 50 films that got the top spots on Kinn and Piazza's...
  • Favorite Romance Movie

    01/31/2012 8:25:34 AM PST · by Neoliberalnot · 164 replies · 1+ views
    NA ^ | January 31, 2012 | self
    What is your favorite romance movie? This might seem a bit odd coming from me, but there it is. 2nd question--how do I change my tagline??