Favorite People

Favorite People

My favorite directors, actors and actresses. Top ten anyways, along with what I view as their best works. I might add more categories such as cinematographers, composers, writers and producers, along with a R.I.P. section. We'll see.
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  • Updated: January 11th, 2011
  • Created: January 11th, 2011
Favorite TV Shows

Favorite TV Shows

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  • Updated: February 16th, 2013
  • Created: December 2nd, 2012
Want To See

Want To See

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  • Updated: January 13th, 2013
  • Created: January 13th, 2013
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Top Ten of '11

Top Ten of '11

5 Stars - Fanfuckingtastic 4.5 Stars - A Must See 4 Stars - A Good Film 3.5 Stars - Worth the Price of Admission
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  • Updated: December 30th, 2013
  • Created: July 12th, 2011
Dream Cast: 'Horns' Adaption

Dream Cast: 'Horns' Adaption

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  • Updated: July 13th, 2013
  • Created: March 26th, 2013
2013's Must-See Films

2013's Must-See Films

My hopefully semi-detailed list of films that I'm looking forward to this upcoming year. I'm sure I've missed a few films, but these stood out immediately, so I figure they must really be the ones I'm looking forward to the most. After I peak at 25 films, I hope I won't tempt myself into editing the list, for the sake of end-of-the-year comparisons. In truth, I'm betting each of the films in my top ten will garner at least 4 out of 5 stars from myself. Then, in the honorable mention's section, I'm betting the same but with lowered standards - expecting at least 3.5/5 from said films. Finally, my "interested" category are films I'm hopeful for but won't hold my breath over, nor cry if they don't peak at 3/5. Films 1 through 10: Must See's Films 11 through 20: Honorable Mentions Films 21 through 25: Interested
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  • Updated: January 13th, 2013
  • Created: January 13th, 2013
Decades Most Influencing Movies

Decades Most Influencing Movies

A list of what I felt were this past decade's most influencing films on myself, not universally. There's obviously Gold(best), Silver(Runner Up), Bronze(close third), and of course the guilty pleasures that need to be on the list for some reason or another. Also, a few years are so great that films are tied for positions and listed in the comment section.
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  • Updated: December 26th, 2012
  • Created: January 4th, 2010
Top Ten Of 09

Top Ten Of 09

Screw it. I'll just leave my reasoning here. 1. This movie broke my heart, gave me hope, and then broke my heart again before giving me the "band-aid-to-stab-wound" equivalent of a consolation ending... bitch. 2. Blomkamp's consolation gift from Peter Jackson (after a cancelled Halo adaption) landed him the opportunity a person only gets once in a lifetime. What'd he do with it? He took a simple idea and blew it up so that it revitalized a slowly depleting genre, revitalized a drifting summer, and seared every violent and racial frame into my mind's eye. Not to mention launch what's sure to be a hall of a career for him and leadman Copley. 3. Watchmen is the very definition of cerebral eye-candy. Every frame is salty, pressurized, and saturated in neon; full of oxygen tinted with coppery blood. Snyder's adaption of Alan Moore's work is more a love letter to the "Holy Grail" of graphic novels than an actual film. It flows like a comicbook, not necessarily like a movie, and this both hinders and supports the film. Offering equal parts visceral crime-story and other worldly superhero tale, Watchmen is ultimately a pretty - if sometimes empty - heavy-handed morality check. 4. This year's surprise was undoubtedly Moon. Coming out of left field, this slow paced science fiction piece was as gorgeous as it was isolated. Like Cast Away and other such films, Moon was understandably bogged down only by it's lack of scenic variety and one-man cast. Nonetheless, Moon was a triumph for newcomer Duncan Jones and lead-man Sam Rockwell, proving that ideas (no matter their simplicity) can take you places. 5. A remarkable blockbuster experience, Star Trek was the fun, adventurous, good humored, thrill ride that this summer needed. Be they trekkie, Star Wars nerd, or newcomer, Trek was enjoyed by everyone in my theater, and with this film, Abrams proved that some franchise reboots ARE for the best. 6. Almost too much to handle, Basterds was a one of a kind film from a one of a kind director. Tarantino has cemented his frivolous dialogue loving self into the war genre with this incendiary film. From the highly memorable and eerily tense opening scene, to the explosive finale, Basterds entertained . 7. When it came to thoughts of the war and the actual occupation of a bomb dismantler, Bigelow sacrificed "facts" for "truth" and it paid off with critics and audiences alike. Often times a bit far fetched, The Hurt Locker is nonetheless full of great performances, fantastic camera work, and blood boiling moments of tension. 8. The best looking Potter film to date, Yates' second outing in the franchise has proven that he's capable of handling fantasy and drama in equal parts. It's only a pity that he and writer Koepp didn't see fit to focus on the real important aspects of the story instead of the amusing but unnecessary love triangles. Regardless, the cinematography and visuals in this film are the stuff of legend and I don't say that lightly. Hands down, to this day, the most luscious and "dark" HP film. 9. Probably the most underrated of this years flicks, WtWTA sometimes muddled the line between coming-of-age story and cautionary tale. Balancing adolescent naivety and adult driven themes, Jonze took a plain but creative children's tale and gave it frightening life. Full of great performances, amazing cinematography, a nurturing indie soundtrack, and a flawless mixture of CGI and puppetry, Where the Wild things Are forces us to confronts out fears, our love, our insecurities, our imagination, and the big unknown that haunts us called childhood. 10. Despite a lackluster script, Avatar was nonetheless a mind blowing theater experience, set to entertain audiences of all ages and walks of life with a basic but immersible world.
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  • Updated: December 29th, 2012
  • Created: March 1st, 2010
Top Ten of '14

Top Ten of '14

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  • Updated: August 2nd, 2014
  • Created: August 2nd, 2014
Top Ten of '10

Top Ten of '10

My top films of 2010, which was a slow but ultimately strong start to a new decade. Some of the best film of the past ten years all within a sweeping 365 days makes this year, in hindsight, memorable.
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  • Updated: March 16th, 2013
  • Created: April 28th, 2010
Top 10 Films (all time)

Top 10 Films (all time)

These twenty films have come to inspire and define my taste in films over the accumulated years. While most are relatively fresh and recent, I had quite a few classics in my top ten. However, I see no reason to hide or make excuse for my final decisions. I am after all 23, going on 24, and no matter how much I may love the classics, these films are simply more enjoyable and fascinating to me and my life style, not films made 3 decades prior to my birth. I must say it has been hard choosing my top ten, as I have made this list numerous times only to delete it after a day or two due to uncertainty. Even now, the order of this list is a little bit sketchy to me, but the choices are final, and until something else comes along to take a films place, this is my solid 20. Let it be known I judge films on more than whether they're good or not. More than if the acting is well done, or if the lighting is legitimate and the cinematography is fluid, etc, etc. I, like several others, will judge films based on whether or not it's "relatable", and/or if it has passion, credibility, and overall potential. Potential is what makes or breaks a film for me. If I, a 23 year old no name, could have done things better then I will definitely voice my opinion on the films flaws and disregard for said scene. It also works the other way. If I see no possible way that a scene could have been improved upon, then that film will always, always, have my praise. Also, I notice I have no animated films on here as well... well it's probably because I'm really not an animated kind of guy. No matter how much I may enjoy an animated picture, it will still fail to have the impact that a live action film will have on me, and I'm even including films like Akira. Actually, come to think of it, this is simply my tastes and preferences and I shouldn't have to defend myself to an invisible audience. So there! Away with you, flimsy film conscience, and come not heather. To everyone else, enjoy and comment. :)
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  • Updated: December 17th, 2012
  • Created: January 7th, 2011
Top Ten of '12

Top Ten of '12

Unedited and not in order. Just getting the films I've seen together so I can sort through them.
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  • Updated: March 17th, 2013
  • Created: March 16th, 2013
Top Ten Of 08

Top Ten Of 08

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  • Updated: July 14th, 2010
  • Created: January 2nd, 2009