Category: Lists

100 Most Hated Movie Villains (#100-86)

Introduction Well, after a month of being a live website, I think we’re ready to do what websites do:  assume an entitled sense of self-importance and present a pretentiously definitive list.  Consider it a cathartic exercise, an airing of our historical movie grievances.  Let that hate flow out so we can get back to the parts of the film we love. Rules and criteria for the list will be defined as the entries are listed, but generally, we’re working down through villains who are increasingly disgusting, vile, evil, sadistic, hate worthy.  Get your bile ducts warmed up.  Here we...

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5 Failed Tough-Guy Lines

I consider myself an expert on badass movie one-liners for one reason:  I’m a pacifist.  Every day in my normal existence, I encounter instances in which I wish I could come up with an on-the-spot quip of strength, brevity, and intimidation.   In my imagination, I roll through the office like Snake Plissken, leaving a cloud of awesome in my wake.  Say some meeting is taking way too much time.  My impulse tells me I should hit em with “I’ll be back” and bail to the strip club.   Or half the office is mad at me because I...

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A Cinematic Playlist: 10 Examples of Great Pop Music Cues

Music is a powerful cinematic tool. It can accentuate directing, acting, and cinematography to make a great scene better than the sum of its parts, it can elevate a normal scene into an iconic scene, and it can manipulate viewer’s emotions in pivotal turning points. Effective and memorable uses of music are one of my cinema guilty pleasures. A great movie doesn’t have to have memorable music cues, but if it does, it will hold a special place in my heart. I’ve gone on a journey through some of my best film memories and compiled a list of some...

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9 Great Movie Pranks for April Fool’s Day

We all love a good practical joke.  Even our earliest scholars and authors have recounted tales of playful tomfoolery.  The art of pranking has become much more prevalent since methods of mass-communication have evolved.  Matter of fact, one of the first pony express telegraphs ever sent was a simple note: “Suck It.”  It was this act that spawned the phrase “Don’t shoot the messenger.”  Maybe. In more recent times, the great Orson Welles sent widespread panic to the whole nation with his iconic War of the Worlds radio broadcast.  Despite being fooled millions of ways and millions of times,...

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12 Literary Adaptations That Need to Happen

Look, I’m going to make this pronouncement on this site until someone comes after me:  When it comes to literary adaptations, sometimes the movie is better than the book! Shawshank Redemption?  The movie is better!  Snow Angels, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Shining.  Better movies than books. To Kill a Mockingbird. Damn right I went there. What’s wrong with you literary cowards!  Attack me!  Throw a Nook at me!  Do something! Now, I’m not saying that these hypothetical adaptations would be better than their source material, but these works could make a nice intersection for some of...

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