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This is a list of the Top 10 Stephen King movie adaptations.

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Opening this Friday is a film about two princes of a legendary kingdom. The older brother, heir to the throne, is arrogant and proud, the younger is manipulative and jealous. Though the father tries to love each equally, his blind love for the older child leads to an error in judgment, and ultimately the older [...]

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The Top 10 most badass action scenes in cinema history.

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What are the best Elizabeth Taylor movies and best Elizabeth Taylor performances? Find out in this Top 10 list.

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Last weekend, the UFO Reykawvik Summit 2011 brings authors, investigators, and researchers to Liberty Hall in Lawrence, KS to discuss alien abduction and ongoing UFO sightings. Coincidentally, while this 3-day conference visited my town, the new alien comedy “Paul,” starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as two British nerds who discover an alien in Area [...]

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Today we’re talking about those actors who should not only know better, but can damn well do without the paycheck for whatever shit-of-the-week, destined for SpikeTV drek they’ve hauled their ass on set for. We’re talking about actors who not only have films in AFI’s top 100, but also have films so dumb that they probably can’t spell “AFI.”

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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 10 Runaway Train Movies

by Eric Melin on November 16, 2010

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Suspense and action movies fall into all kinds of strange little subcategories. Even though we already have a list of the Top 10 Trains in Movies, I thought it would be fun to take a look at a more specific kind of movie. There’s not a lot of them, so it’s padded a bit to [...]

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Out of the thirty plus films I’ve seen that played Fantastic Fest this year, picking only ten favorites was a surprisingly difficult task. Given more time to digest, this list could change, but as it stands these are my Top 10 Fantastic Fest 2010 Movies. The quite excellent runners-up: Buried, Red Hill, Legend of the [...]

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Thursday marks the beginning of Fantastic Fest, now in its sixth year. Held in Austin, the film festival is eight days of the best genre filmmaking has to offer. While it also has hosted some higher profile films such as “There Will Be Blood,” “Pan’s Labyrinth,” and “Zombieland,” the importance of Fantastic Fest is that [...]

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Today’s excellent Top 10 comes from Kansas City animation student Jessica Wisneski. Make sure and watch some of the amazing stop-motion animation shorts and clips embedded within the post. If you have an idea for a Top 10, email me at eric@scene-stealers.com. Here’s Jess: After I talked some trash on a Top 10 list, Eric, [...]

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Top 10 Mockumentaries of All Time

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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! Well I had no intention of taking a week off, but here six [...]

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Magic realism (also known as magical realism) is a literary term that’s applied when a book blends the real and fantastic together, usually to reach a deeper understanding of reality. But when you apply it to film, it’s a bit harder to pin down. Films tend to explain things, even when they revel in the [...]

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Yesterday would have been Stanley Kubrick’s 82nd birthday. Though his films were often met with mixed critical reception at the time of their release, he is today rightfully viewed as one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. While still in high school, Kubrick became a professional photographer, and the seemingly innate talent he displayed [...]

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