Top 10s

Today’s Top 10 list took a look at the best examples of movies that focused on space exploration, and ranked them based on the size and severity of the pickles encountered. Since there is little drama in intergalactic missions that go off without a hitch, a vast majority of films that play around in this genre’s sandbox feature some kind of disaster, thus, there was no shortage of candidates.

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It just doesn’t get much better than a film that takes a few minutes to ratchet up the tension via that classic struggle over which wire to cut so as to diffuse a bomb and avert catastrophe. To be fair, it’s a somewhat tired trope that’s been done to death, yet when it is executed well, it’s a slam dunk for that extra pinch of tension screenwriters love to mine for.

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Today’s list celebrates the best of Greek legends in their cinematic form, and ranked them based on their powers and perceived usefulness in the featured films.

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in honor of all those sweaty, surly, hard-working, knife-wielding food whores out there, and the filmmakers brave enough to feature them prominently in their flicks, Scene-Stealers is offering up an arbitrary ranking of the best chefs in motion picture history.

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It is especially baffling when a movie has all the high-end acting talent in the world and still finds a way to shit the bed. Here’s the 10 biggest offenders, from novelist and Scene-Stealers contributor Warren Cantrell.

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Seeing as how we’re just days away from the most holy and precious of all American holidays, the Super Bowl, it seemed altogether appropriate to examine this particular sporting phenomenon in film.

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Lesson learned. Don’t let an angry drunk near a typewriter. Here’s LA-based movie tech guy Wayne Swab’s Top 10 Personal Movie Letdowns.

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Here is Trey’s list of the Top 10 Underrated Films of 2013. He is absolutely positive that you’ll be pleasantly surprised with the depth of quality films that 2013 produced.

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Simply put, 2013 was an embarrassment of riches, and the best movies of the year are all over the place in terms of budget, scope, genre, and style.

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Today’s list was meant to celebrate those movies that gave their audiences a Santa Claus character, and made him an important part of the picture.

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Top 10 Peter O’Toole Movies

by Eric Melin on December 19, 2013

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With the recent passing of Peter O’Toole, the world has lost the last great hellraiser of movie history. This Top 10 compiles the great actor’s 10 best films!

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Top 10 Coming-of-Age Movies

by Trey Hock on August 20, 2013

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Prepare for The Spectacular Now by brushing up on your coming-of-age films. Here are Trey’s Top 10 Coming-of-Age Movies. What’s your Top 10? Leave your list in the comments.

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Top 10 Kaiju Movies

by Trey Hock on July 9, 2013

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For those looking to prepare for Pacific Rim and dive into kaiju more deeply, here is Trey’s Top 10 Kaiju Movies.

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Yes, three and a half weeks on, and the 39th annual Seattle International Film Festival is finally in the books. Frequent visitors to Scene-Stealers these last couple of weeks likely noticed a slew of reviews for films playing at the festival, and might have been even more surprised to see so many positive remarks, yet the evidence bore it out: this was one hell of a year for cinema at SIFF!

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Sometimes you come across a film so bizarre, that, while providing a wholly unique experience, often leaves what’s inside your skull a muddled puddle of goo. I like to think I have a handle on many films – even if I don’t get every reference or deeper symbolism. Yet every so often, I’m left a bit slack-jawed and dazed.

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