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Big Bangs – Top 20 Movie Explosions

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Here’s a list I made for no reason other than it is fun to see shit blow up real good. I’ll keep my explaining to a minimum and let the fireballs do most of the talking. Continue reading

My Favorite Films of the Last Decade #8

Julian: Y’know that ringing in your ears? That ‘eeeeeeeeee’? That’s the sound of the ear cells dying, like their swan song. Once it’s gone you’ll never hear that frequency again. Enjoy it while it lasts.

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Top Twenty of the Decade #15

Theo: I can’t remember the last time I had any hope.

15. Children of Men (2006) – Dir. Alfonso Cuaron

I am a sucker for long takes. I love ‘em, the longer the better. They’re fascinating to me, even in movies I don’t like (Snake Eyes). I think it is an interesting choice. It can make a scene tense, or force you to really look at what is happening in the frame, or just put you in the middle of the action. This brilliant dystopian film utilizes the long take throughout, and to great effect. The set pieces (car ambush, morning escape, final siege) are some of the best I’ve ever seen and deserve comparison to the all-time greats (Touch of Evil opening, Goodfellas Copacabana), they are something to behold. Continue reading