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There are a lot of options to choose from when looking for something to watch on Netflix Instant – sometimes too many options to tell what is good and what isn’t. There is one movie available which stands out as a groundbreaking example of one of the world’s first sci-fi films.

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From Pajiba:

…a lot of times, [movies] that you tell yourself you’ll check out one day, you totally forget about before they arrive on DVD. Unless someone prompts you, a friends goes on at length about how great a film is, or a particular pop-culture website harps on about the film every other day because it stars Ryan Gosling or Joseph Gordon-Levitt, there’s often no one around to remind you to check out that movie you said to yourself that you’d like to check out one day.

A List of Good Movies You Just Never Got Around to Watching

I’ve personally only seen 3/13 of these, and heard of only about half.  It’s true that they’ve been on my queue forever.  Do me better?  The ones I’ve seen below.

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This is a really freaking cool graphic.  And it’s really freaking big, so I included a preview of the image here and then if you hit more, you can get the humungous image afterwards.  This is from Michael Hobson from Tremulent Design, where he essentially compiles the best of all sci-fi/futuristic movies and puts them onto a timeline.  It ranges from 2012 to as far as year 10191.  I haven’t seen a quite a number of these, so if I don’t recognize the title, I try not to read it to be aware of spoilers.  I also really like that he tells us to ‘prepare’ for the future.  Seeing as 2012 is wrapping up, a pretty quick vampiric pandemic needs to happen if I Am Legend needs to occur.  But maybe this all doesn’t matter if the 2012 disaster actually happens..Bah who are we kidding, no one actually believes that mumbo jumbo do they?

Regardless, this is a really cool graphic and I highly suggest you check out.

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I got around to finally watching Prometheus having skipped out on it when it was out in theaters.  I didn’t really know what to expect as a whole although I did watch the trailer and was pleasantly surprised on how hair raising it was.  Therefore, I wasn’t too surprised and even disappointed when I saw the movie and thought it to be as hair raising and spine tingling as the trailer.  Ridley Scott sure knows how to make a pretty damn entertaining movie.  The cast is great, with special shout-out to Michael Fassbender’s David.  The writers however have another issue coming at them, while they did pen a great cast of personalities and create an interesting premise, they ultimately failed to deliver on the bringing the story to some descent closure.  First a short summary and then read on below for a SPOILER FILLED  critique and review as well as hopefully the beginning of a great discussion on a definite “love it/hate it” type movie.

Dr. Shaw (Noomi Rapace) and Dr. Holloway (Logan Marshall-Green) are archeologists/anthropologists [I’m not entirely sure on what their profession is, seeing as they’re pretty well versed in a lot of stuff regarding humanity] who have found an alien connection throughout human history.  They appeal to a research and development company to charter a 2 year journey to an obscure planet.  Joining them are a crew of geologists, biologists, pilots, an android and commanding officers.  When they arrive on the planet they find themselves far more over their heads than thought possible.

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Created by artist sahinduezguen as a part of his vector movie posters gallery, this movie poster captures a minimalist style of Quentin Tarantino’s Resevoir Dogs. Assigning each character to their designated colors, the poster indeed sends a powerful message despite it’s simple look. This is certainly a movie I need to watch again, and I hear Tarantino is juggling either making Kill Bill 3 with Vernita Green’s daughter setting out for revenge against Beatrix Kiddo or a Pulp Fiction/Resevoir Dogs prequel starring the Vega brothers. One if not both of those needs to be created immediately.

Also, be sure to visit sahinduezguen‘s devianta art page!

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I will be the first to admit that Lord of the Rings anything makes my heart skip with joy. I love every panoramic scenery shot, every one of Merry and Pippin’s shenanigans, every time Gandalf goes into “serious wizard” mode, and every intimate moment between the Fellowship as they journey throughout Middle Earth. I’ve seen all 12 hours of glorious adventure more times than Sam can say “Mr. Frodo”. It is now my honor to answer some questions and reveal some fun facts about LOTR that I’ve learned along the way!

(Warning – mild spoilers ahead)

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New York is probably one of the most recognizable cities in America.  All throughout the past, present, and future, movies and television have all been set in the very busy streets of New York.  As a southern born and raised man like myself, I don’t necessarily get the magic of New York, but if there are literally lists that have the best movies set in new york and there are nearly 100 of them, clearly something is over my head.  Anyways, check the list out below.

Best Films Set in New York

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This is a really colorful image that pitches Aang, the master of the four elements [as stated in the popular Nickelodeon series Avatar: the Last Airbender] against the master of the periodic table of elements, Dmitri Mendeleev. It’s quite hilarious in the way when science and popular culture clashes. In truth, only nerds, engineers, and geeks will truly understand this. And since I fall under all three of those categories, this tickles me greatly.

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A while back, I posted an article about how to be a movie douchebag.  There are certain set of rules that movie lovers must abide to correctly integrate with today’s society and culture of non-movie goers.  Some basics like, talking in the middle of it to share a pointless fact, or thinking you’d do a better job are a couple of my points.  But of course Cracked came around and created a list of their own reasons why movie lovers suck, and it’s-like-a bajillion better than mine and of course millions of people read it while probably 4 of you did.

6 Common Arguments that Movie Buffs Are Wrong About

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A long time ago, I wrote a very long article concerning my favorite comedy: Tropic Thunder.  It wasn’t soon after I published that article did I think of my favorite movies from other dramas.  It’s difficult to narrow them down, but I eventually settled on action movies.  I thought hard about which action movie is very much worth calling, ‘the best’.  But when you really come down to it, the most influential and generally awesome action movie of all time is “Die Hard”.  Almost every person can relate to the lovable John McClane, the idea of one man vs. a dozen is well displayed here, and the outside help elements are film staples we see in just about every action film these days.  It doesn’t take a movie critic or a film education to realize how elements from this movie have influenced the industry today, and I’ll try my best to break it down for you all.  But first, a summary.

John McClane, a New York police cop, is heading west to join his separated wife for Christmas and their children.  His wife is in the middle of a corporate Christmas party after a celebrated project wrap up, so he must make his way to the building itself.  Admist meeting her and her fellow co-workers, the building is suddenly taken hostage while John narrowly escapes.  In a game of cat and mouse between John McClane and the terrorists, led my Hans Gruber, he must shoot, trick, and explode his way back to his wife with the help of a local cop and a young limo driver.

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Entertainment Weekly has released the first two stills of Tarantino’s upcoming flick, Django Unchained.  The film itself revolves around slavery during the western years as former slave Django (Jamie Foxx), needs to fight through accepted racial barriers to save his wife from major slave holder Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio).  Along with the ride is foreigner Dr. King Schultz, who is unaccustomed to the slavery of this land.  Together they take on Candi with guns and your usual Tarantino badassness.  Below is the image of Candie himself, who looks as though he’s about to bash a gentlemen’s head in.

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I made a vow to watch more silent movies after The Artist.  While I haven’t actually done so yet, I’ve made an effort to research the ones I would watch.  Shadowlocked has come up with a tasteful list of movies I would definitely watch.  It’s a completely different culture when it comes to silent movies.  I recognize very few of the titles and I can’t even imagine the style and acting required to make these movies sing.  I’ll get back to you when I finally do accomplish this.

Silent Films to Watch After The Artist

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Nearly a month ago, I posted some real life renderings of Disney Princesses.  They were beautiful representations of some of the most memorable heroines in Disney movies.  A friend came to me afterwards asking for where Cinderella and Snow White and Tiana were.  I was surely puzzled because the artist had bothered to draw obscure Princesses like Meg and even Ursula.  So I did a little digging and found out that I haven’t shared the entire set yet.  So here’s the rest of them.  I realized I didn’t give credit to an artist, so let me fix that mistake here: http://jirkavinse.wordpress.com/  The  rest are down below.

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It might be out of taste because it’s totally so last year, but it doesn’t change the fact I stumbled into this amazingly well done RPG representation of one of the best dramas on television.  It beat out Game of Thrones last year in my opinion, and with filming occurring this year for it’s final season, it’s the only reason why Game of Thrones will probably nab my favorite spot.  I’m off topic, so let me circle back.  Today I give you two different adaptations of a Breaking Bad Video Game.  The one above was done by Johnny Utah who’s taken the Street Fighter Route to tastefully include small jokes made throughout the entire series, and the one below follows a more Japanese/Korean style RPG made by College Humor.  Enjoy them both.

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It’s no surprise that the Coen Brothers make some of the most memorable characters in movie history.  Each of their movies seem to have a perfect balance between quirky hilarious and downright terrifying.  Even their one movie I never seemed to comprehend, A Serious Man, had some decent memorable characters.  Here’s the list of my five favorite characters from their very long and impressive resume.  Feel free to chime in when you feel as though I’ve forgotten somebody.

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We’re really not a video gaming website, though it might be a direction I want to take it in the future.  But this is a rare case where television meets video games.  If you haven’t heard, South Park has returned with its 16th season and the jokes are absurd, crude, and hilarious as ever.  News says that creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker are now in the progress of making video game about the town of South Park, Colorado.  While there have been South Park games in the past, this is the first one including heavy involvement from Parker and Stone.  If this game has 10+ years of mythlore of the series in it and there is an RPG element that is rumored, then I’ll want these 9 favorites on my team to take down whatever darkness might incur on the streets of South Park.

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Rotten Tomatoes also compiled some crime thrillers that are really awesome.  Zodiac, Collateral, all 10 of these movies are really freaking sweet.

10 Certified Fresh Crime Thrillers

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Spirited Away (2002)

There are a lot of lists that include the best movies ever.  Each list has its own personality and every movie on it has its own credibility and worthwhile aspects to be watched.  So if you ever wanna burn through 100 movies.  As for me…I’m at 64/100.  If you’re lower than me, you have work to do.  If you’re higher than me, movie film points for you.

100 of the Best Movies

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Pixar has a knack for creating some of the most lovable animated characters to ever hit the screen.  They’ve done more than 10 movies where each of them has at least 2 or 3 likable/lovable characters.  So I’ve made a list of my 5 favorites below.

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Dialogue is the writer’s way to speak the characters soul in a movie.  It relays personality, interests, priorities, and values that we come to love about our favorite movie characters.  Too much of it however, can be a bad thing.  Not in all cases, but most people don’t like people who have an infinite battery source on the chatterbox.  The ramblings of a disillusioned man or even an intelligent man can usually tend to get on our nerves.  Today I’ve compiled a rather small list [but equipped with videos as well as images] of some of the biggest chit-chat-kats in the movie galaxy that are worthy of your note.  As usual, please let me know who I’ve missed.  I like my mind stimulated as much as yours.

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