Nov 28 2009

Podcast 12: Top 10s (Part III)

Dr. Strangelove, The Great Escape, Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Dark Knight, Chinatown, and Back to the Future are all covered as we dig in once again to our respective top ten films.  It’s been a while since we did a part in this series, and as usual, we have a lot to say about the flicks that are our very favorites.

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If you didn’t see our Top 10s on our previous podcasts, you can find them after the jump.

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Nov 19 2009

James’ List of Shame

If you’ve been following me on Twitter (or Facebook) recently, you may have noticed that I’ve been posting a lot of updates about my “list of shame.”  Basically I’ve been trying to watch a lot of important movies lately, ones that, as a film major and a hopeful filmmaker, it’s ridiculous that I have not already seen.  So as I watch these films, I announce that I have “knocked them off the list of shame,” so to speak.  I’ve gotten a lot of ridicule for admitting to not having seen these movies, and I was certainly prepared for that.  After a few of these, I’ve gotten requests to see this list of shame.  Until this point it was not really a physical list, just a mental list of important movies that I see hovering around the tops of lists like the IMDB Top 250, the AFI 100 Films, 100 Years, etc.  But since people have been asking I thought it might be fun to make this list less imagined and more physical.  To start us off I’m going to list some of the films I’ve recently watched from this list.  If you’ve been following my posts, you’ll have noticed these already, if not, you’ll begin to understand the caliber of film that I have somehow neglected.  Please do not badger me for not having watched these, I have already completed these items. Continue reading


Sep 28 2009

James’ Top 10 Favorite Movies of the First Half of 2009

The purpose of this article is simply to point out the ten best movies of the year so far.  I started with January and went through the end of August and looked at every movie I’d seen so far, and let me tell you, I have seen a lot of movies this year.  In fact the only movie I truly regret missing so far is The Hurt Locker, so don’t expect to see it on this list.  I’m going to categorize this top ten as being defined by being my “favorites”.   A lot of things can contribute to this, and I’ll do my best to briefly explain each choice, but I think you’ll find that it’s a combination of pure enjoyment, relatability, and undoubtable quality.  But, in my humble opinion these are the 10 best movies of 2009 so far, if not in the order I have them placed. You may remember Benn’s tirade against the current state of the summer blockbuster, and you might be able to think of this as a counter to that, because while not all of the movies that are about to be mentioned were “blockbusters,” most of them were part of this summers’ film slate, and were completely enjoyable.  Some even pushed the envelope of filmmaking just a little.  Anyway without further ado, I present to you in approximate and completely subjective order descending from tenth to first favorite film, my top ten favorite films of the first “half” of 2009. Continue reading


Sep 19 2009

Podcast 7: Top 10s (Part II)

You may remember the fourth episode of our podcast, about our Top 10 Favorite Films.  This week’s podcast is the second part of our series in which we talk about our top 10 favorite films.  This week we will cover in detail the following films: Apocalypse Now, Without Limits, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, A Nightmare Before Christmas, and Ferris Beuler’s Day Off.  These are some of our very favorite movies, and so we have a lot to say about them and really love talking about them.

As usual the podcast is available for download on iTunes and Podcast Alley. Please leave a review there if you haven’t yet, we need more listeners. And you can always listen to it right here on our web page.

Once again, for a full listing of our top 10s, click after the jump.

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Aug 8 2009

Podcast 4: Top 10s

In our fourth episode of the podcast: James, Benn, and Dylan discuss their top 10 movies and go in depth on Pulp Fiction, Clue, The Sting, A Clockwork Orange, The Maltese Falcon, and High Fidelity. They’re movies we love, and we have a lot of fun talking about them so don’t miss it.

As always the easiest way to get the podcast is through our iTunes page, but feel free to listen to it straight from the web page below.

In the podcast we go over our top tens rather quickly so we’re posting them here for your reading pleasure.  You’ll find them after the jump.

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