It takes a pretty serious set of balls to wade into the middle of a war, yet even this courage seems dwarfed by people doing so without the comfort of a weapon to protect themselves. Hacksaw Ridge tells the story of one such non-combatant, and today’s list celebrates the most notable medics and observers that military films have offered over the years. These are the characters that braved the bullets to be at the front, alongside active combatants to help either with their observations, or their life-saving actions.
To make this list a little different, I’m going to expand the meaning of “Marvel movie” to include not just MCU films but also Marvel TV shows and the numerous movies about Marvel characters that we’ve seen distributed by other studios.
Director Robert Eggers’ The Witch opens in wide release this week, so it seems as good a time as any to get down to the serious business of ranking witches in film.
You can’t really blame people for disliking the bulk of video game movies released. Remember Street Fighter The Movie? The movie was so terrible it left a bitter taste in the mouth of fans of the successful franchise. Not every video game movie has been terrible, though. Some are actually quite decent considering how far technology has taken movie cinematography and effects.
The world lost an icon when David Bowie passed away. Perhaps this was due to playing “characters” in his musical life or his knack for being a good showman, but he really knew how to act on film and give compelling performances, even in movies that were not so great.
There’s an odd, weirdly cozy relationship between Christmas and crime, at least in cinema. Hollywood’s scribes churn out “holiday” films on the regular, and since conflict drives story, nefarious doings often get stirred into the plot-stew of Yuletide yarns. Today’s list ranks the various Christmas capers that have popped up in Christmas films throughout the years, and judged them based on their creativity, ultimate success, and quality of presentation.
Today we celebrate every toker, smoker, and joker who ever had the mantle of responsibility thrust upon them in film, and rank them based on the success they experienced navigating their various situations.
Today’s list is an exploration of all the known truths of the Terminator universe, for while the quality of each installment has varied over the years, certain commonalities have not.
When the studios can’t think of a decent title for their film, so they just name it after a hit song. Why do I call this a telltale failing? Because there are hundreds of examples with scant few exceptions. Narrowing this list down to just 10 was torture. I feel artistically corrupt and a wee bit depressed. But I do hope you enjoy it and add your own (least) favorites in the comments.
Sometimes a hit song is so monumental (or the movie so flimsy) that it overshadows the film completely. These movies may be forgotten or simply now viewed as sidekicks to the massive hits they spawned. Here are the Top 10 songs That overshadow the movies they appear in.
The movie has taken complete ownership of the track, lock, stock, and barrel for all eternity. The moment someone hears one of these songs, they can’t help but be transported right back to the scene where it appears, even if they haven’t seen the film in years.
This week sees the release of Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell’s new movie, Get Hard, a comedy about a wealthy business magnate who tries to get himself ready for an upcoming prison stint. Today’s list is a celebration of this classic movie trope, and explores some of the best examples of characters who had a particularly rough time on the inside.
This week sees the wide release of director Clint Eastwood’s newest film, American Sniper, which concerns itself with the story of real-life U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. Hollywood has showcased the Navy’s premiere Special Forces squad in dozens of films throughout the years, yet a few portrayals have stood out as particularly memorable. Today’s list is a celebration of the movies that took the time to feature Navy SEALS in a badass fashion.
Today’s list is a celebration of the films that mined this lousy holiday for drama’s sake, and gave audiences a Thanksgiving dinner scene(s) that was/were especially uncomfortable.