Posts tagged with "film lists"

Top 5 Movie Lolitas

Posted by Brandy Dean June 17, 2013 4 Comments 6874 views

Stoker, the latest offering from critically acclaimed filmmaker Park Chan-wook, director of the now classic Oldboy, features one of cinema’s favorite tropes – a Lolita. Named for Vladimir Nabovkov’s title characer, Lolita has become the catch-all term for the slightly too-young seductress. The screen is strewn with sexually precocious young girls who seem all innocence on […]

Top 5 Michael Curtiz Movies

Posted by Brandy Dean May 24, 2013 10 Comments 5350 views

Who’s Michael Curtiz, you ask? He directed Casablanca, silly. While classic film fans and people who neglect their children to have more TCM watching time know this and know it well, Michael Curtiz is a little of an unsung directorial hero. This man made movies – 50 in Europe, over 100 in the US, spanning […]

Top 5 Movie Casting Mistakes

Posted by Wade Sheeler May 23, 2013 27 Comments 14434 views

Many a director has said that 90% of their job hinges on casting the right person for the part. So when the planets do not align and some grave mistake has transpired, is there any way to fix this glaring error? Footage somewhere exists of Michael Keaton in the Jeff Daniels role in The Purple […]

Top 3 Most Subtle Movie Villains

Posted by Claire Dunderman May 13, 2013 5 Comments 5737 views

Sometimes, a villain is devious, dastardly, and isn’t afraid to show his or her face for the world to see. This particular type of villain, however, is not on this list. These are most influential “subtle” villains – villains that didn’t necessarily need to have an entrance or a grand presence throughout, but each drastically […]

Top 5 Worst Movie Moms

Posted by Brandy Dean May 12, 2013 2 Comments 6513 views

Ah, Mother’s Day! The one day when we’re all forced to fete our mums, no matter how many hours of therapy they’ve caused. But to put things into perspective, let’s have a look at the top 5 worst movie moms to ever nag (or worse!) their way across the screen. Remember – now matter how […]

Top 10 John Ford Films

Posted by Brandy Dean May 10, 2013 16 Comments 9841 views

I’m not a huge fan of westerns – too dusty for my taste, but I’ve learned to love them over the years. But whether or not you care for the genre of westerns, you’ve got to reckon with John Ford, surely an undisputed master of cinema. If you feel like hitching a ride on the […]

Top 5 Ice Cream Scenes in Movies

Posted by Brandy Dean May 9, 2013 15 Comments 9068 views

Last week @NataleeDara on Twitter objected to the Top Egg Scenes in Movies. Hey, some people don’t like eggs and that scene in Cool Hand Luke is pretty gross. So I so generously offered to make a list of scenes with @NataleeDara’s fav food, snack or treat and she picked ice cream. Awesome! Except I […]

Top Ten Sequels That Are Better Than the Originals

Posted by Wade Sheeler May 8, 2013 23 Comments 9200 views

In honor of Summer Blockbuster season, which just began with Iron Man 3 and continues until we’re suffering from movie candy diabetes, I thought I’d take a moment to look back at that venerable Hollywood creation – the Sequel. I’ve provoked controversy before, so why not court it again. Here’s my Top Ten Sequels That […]

Top 10 Hockey Movies

Posted by Brandy Dean May 7, 2013 7 Comments 18116 views

The Toronto Maple Leafs are in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, baby! I totally BeLeaf that they’re gonna win the cup. (Go ahead and send your responses to that statement to yes@iKNOWitsbeen45years.com.) But for the rest of you I recognize you’re gonna have a problem when your team gets knocked out (I’m looking at you Vancouver […]

Top 5 Classic Movies to Watch on a Sick Day

Posted by Claire Dunderman May 6, 2013 2 Comments 6717 views

Spring is a grand time for some. The sun is shining, the days are growing longer, and the smell of flowers is starting to fill the air. But for some of us, those very things are our downfall in the dreaded season of allergies. Getting sick when it’s beautiful out isn’t always fun, but what […]

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