May 2010

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As a big Lost dork that loves to read reactions and responses to the show, I’ve come across plenty of stuff this week (including a Scene-Stealers Top 10) discussing where the finale dropped the ball. Most are from fans who, understandably, are looking for explanations that should have been expected from the show at some [...]

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64 million people a year suffer from insomnia and every so often I am one of them. But rather than use the extra time I’ve been given during a given insomniac episode to be productive, balance my checkbook, study for the LSAT or exercise, I instead fool myself into thinking the time isn’t my own [...]

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You knew it was bound to happen. Hell, I’m wondering why it took me 10 weeks to get to this band. Here it is. Let the debate begin. My 10th choice (not ranked, just the 10th “Great Song” I’ve chosen for this series) for a classic, timeless rock n’ roll song is by a band [...]

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Lost ended Sunday, and while I was floored and utterly satisfied by the stirring and emotional conclusion, I was a bit dismayed to see mixed reaction from critics and fans online, most of which cited the feeling that too much was left unanswered. I personally feel that the questions that did remain either weren’t important [...]

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We have advance screening passes to GET HIM TO THE GREEK on Thursday, June 3 at the AMC Town Center at 7:30pm. All you need to do is fill out the form below and the winners will be chosen at random on Friday, May 28. Synopsis: An ambitious young record company executive attempts to transport [...]

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As my paper-thin Top 10 Best Fourth Movies in a Franchise list from last year proves, the fourth time is almost never a charm. Such is the case here. (courtesy KTKA-49) “Shrek Forever After” is the fourth film in the popular DreamWorks animated franchise, and the first one to be screened in 3D. Since we’re [...]

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64 million people a year suffer from insomnia and every so often, I am one of them. But rather than use the extra time I’ve been given during an insomniac episode to be productive, balance my checkbook, study for the LSAT or exercise, I instead fool myself into thinking the time isn’t my own and [...]

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The fact that Joy Division‘s “Love Will Tear Us Apart” charted five times in the U.K. and New Zealand between its release in 1980 and 1988 and has been re-issued three more times since speaks volumes to its enduring appeal. The legend of Joy Division is as follows: A Manchester band, they released their debut [...]

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Top 10 Movie Themes

by Eric Melin on May 18, 2010

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Today’s Top 10 list comes from Scene-Stealers sitegoer Nick Clohessy from London. It’s a list of his personal favorite Top 10 Movie Themes and he’s gone so far as to locate each one so you can have a taste yourself. If you have a Top 10 you’d like to contribute, email me at eric@scene-stealers.com. Here’s [...]

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What does it say about me that I can view a 90-minute movie about three people surgically joined ass-to-mouth called “The Human Centipede” and not think it completely over the top? Actually, it says quite a lot about some of the old-fashioned horror techniques of Dutch writer/director Tom Six that a movie with that premise [...]

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Today we have a print review from Trevan and a video review from Eric that both basically say the same thing: The Russell Crowe-led “Robin Hood” is a bit of a disappointment. That said, we also have a difference of opinion when it comes to a recommendation. That’s why it’s important to read/watch the actual [...]

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The Robin Hood legend has been a staple of Hollywood cinema since Douglas Fairbanks slapped on a pair of tights and pranced around a backlot Sherwood Forest in 1922. Since then, Errol Flynn, a Disney cartoon fox, Kevin Costner, and Cary Elwes have all played the role, each with their own take, but the core [...]

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Seeing Double is the Scene-Stealers series that celebrates the only thing better than watching one movie—watching two movies. Each week we look for a more perfect cinematic union as we view and discuss a pair of movies chosen either for things they have in common or things they don’t. The films may be old or [...]

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George Jones has been called the Frank Sinatra of country music. He is the ultimate country crooner and has a voice that sounds like he is in severe emotional pain. By March of 1980, he truly was. His career was in the toilet, his life was a blur of nonstop cocaine and alcohol abuse, his [...]

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