December 2010

For 1 Year, 100 Movies, contributor/filmmaker Trey Hock is watching all of AFI’s 100 Years, 100 Movies list (compiled in 2007) in one year. His reactions to each film are recorded here twice a week until the year (and list) is up! This entry marks the closing of a pretty large chapter of my journey [...]

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Lawrence.com editor Trevan McGee and Scene-Stealers.com creator Eric Melin join forces for The Scene-Stealers Movie Podcast. In podcast #8, we are again joined by Aaron Weber and Alan Rapp from dadsbigplan.com to talk about new movies like “True Grit” and “The King’s Speech.” Listen or download here.

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Top 10 Movies of 2010

by Eric Melin on December 28, 2010

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Even though theaters were focused on 3D and IMAX presentations this year to keep people coming to the theater, the best movies of 2010 aren’t necessarily big epic films—in fact they are kind of all over the map. Here’s my list of the Top 10 movies of 2010. Runners up that just missed the cut: [...]

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Top 5 Movies of 2010

by Eric Melin on December 27, 2010

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Here’s my Top 5 Movies of 2010, which originally appeared on KTKA-49.

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It’s odd that I Love You Phillip Morris is based on the true experiences of con man Steven Jay Russell because if the film has one major flaw it’s how cartoonish and unbelievable some of the events appear on-screen. As the film opens we are introduced to Steve (Jim Carrey), a respected police officer, with [...]

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I’m not sure, but I’m willing to bet the central idea for putting Jack Black in a remake of Gulliver’s Travels was for the express purpose of having him fight a giant robot in the town square as the miniature masses looked on. As ideas go, this one is less than inspired (but, then again, [...]

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Here’s my review of “True Grit” from KTKA-49. In 1969, John Wayne won his only Oscar for playing an alcoholic, one-eyed fat man named Rooster Cogburn in “True Grit.” Jeff Bridges reprises the role in a new version of the story that isn’t a remake of the original movie, but rather a new adaptation of [...]

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For 1 Year, 100 Movies, contributor/filmmaker Trey Hock is watching all of AFI’s 100 Years, 100 Movies list (compiled in 2007) in one year. His reactions to each film are recorded here twice a week until the year (and list) is up! Eff you Holiday season. Don’t you know that I have movies to watch [...]

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The following is carefully considered comparison of 1982′s “Tron” and the 2010 “Tron Legacy,” written by new Scene-Stealers contributor Michael Bird. Enjoy! – Eric Anthropomorphism — that is ascribing human characteristics to entities that would not normally carry them — is a constant in the history of literature and art and especially film. It is [...]

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Lawrence.com editor Trevan McGee and Scene-Stealers.com creator Eric Melin join forces for The Scene-Stealers Movie Podcast. In podcast #7, we are joined by Aaron Weber and Alan Rapp from dadsbigplan.com to talk about “Tron Legacy,” “Black Swan,” and “The Fighter.” Listen or download here.

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“Tron Legacy” hits theaters today 28 years after the original Disney movie. Jeff Bridges reprises his role as Flynn and also plays a digital version of his younger self, thanks to some performance capture technology. Garrett Hedlund, Bruce Boxleitner, Olivia Wilde, and Michael Sheen co-star. Does “Tron Legacy” live up to the hype that’s been [...]

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I usually don’t like long songs (so I thought), but writing this list, I’ve realized that I may be fooling myself. In The Great Songs, I’ve already written about Neil Young’s “Cortez the Killer” and Television’s “Marquee Moon” and now it’s time to add a seven-minute epic about heavy drug use. Written by Lou Reed [...]

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Top 10 Worst Belated Sequels

by Eric Melin on December 14, 2010

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Sometimes sequels come out a long time after the release of the original film. This weekend, “Tron: Legacy” will come out a full 28 years after Disney’s 1982 groundbreaking digital effects extravaganza “Tron.” Now that computer-generated VFX and virtual realities are commonly accepted in the world of film, this belated sequel must prove it has [...]

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Lawrence.com editor Trevan McGee and Scene-Stealers.com creator Eric Melin join forces for The Scene-Stealers Movie Podcast. In podcast #6,  we take a look at “The Chroncles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader,” great TV shows that were canceled too soon (in honor of “Terriers”–may it rest in peace), and start a new segment called [...]

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You won’t want to miss this one. We have passes to the advance screening of Joel and Ethan Coen’s TRUE GRIT and we want you to have them! The screening is taking place on Tuesday, December 14 at AMC Ward Parkway 14 at 7:30pm. Fill out the form below and we’ll pick winners at random [...]

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