To start the New Year, every day in January we will be publishing another section of our 300 Greatest Films Ever Made List. This list was compiled over a two-year period using a variety of criteria, including--popularity, critical response, box office take, influence, originality and awards won. Thanks to all the people who helped in making this list by giving their feedback over blogs and hubs during the period it was being compiled. And now, on with the list…
With the tragic death of Tony Scott, Hollywood has lost yet another visionary perspective. While Tony's movies didn't always get the same praise and popularity as his older brothers', he still made a lasting impact on cinema in his own way. This list is a tribute to those shining moments in his career and give us all a chance to appreciate his contribution to the art of film.
It's over. After seven years of witnessing the story of Bruce Wayne as told through the eyes of director Christopher Nolan, The Dark Knight trilogy is over. Christian Bale is done playing Batman, and the story of Nolan's Gotham City has reached its ultimate conclusion. Right now is a time of mourning, a time to reflect upon the wonderful trilogy's impact on the cinematic world.
Okay, enough of that; let's reboot the son of a bitch. Warner Bros. wants some more money, and Batman=Money. So rather than wait a couple of years or so to retell the story of Batman, it's all but assured that WB is planning to reboot the series immediately (and is probably already in the planning stages as we speak). Of course, we have no idea what WB is aiming for. We don't know what characters will be featured, or even what tone the reboot will be going for. But hey, that won't stop us from speculating! So based upon no previous details or information to speak of, here's who we think should lead the cast of a film that may or may not be happening!
In less than four days, the season premiere of Breaking Bad will be upon us. Breaking Bad, heavily regarded as one of the best shows on television, tells the story of science teacher Walter White's descent into crime hood after being diagnosed with cancer. The show has been nominated for numerous awards, and we here at TMP are big fans of the series. So before we head into the show's fifth season, we thought it would be appropriate to tell you what we expect to see during the next eight episodes. Even though last season seemed to end in a rather closed fashion, there's still a lot of loose ends floating around to keep us entertained for another sixteen episodes. Here are the plot threads we believe will pop up once again to torment our two favorite meth dealers.
**WARNING: THERE WILL BE SPOILERS FOR UP TO SEASON FOUR OF BREAKING BAD BELOW. READ AT YOUR OWN DISGRESSION.**
Wow, we're already a month into 2012. Can you believe it? Hell, it seems like yesterday when we were looking forward to the New Year. Now, we're already 1/12 of the way done with it! Despite how fast it feels at the current moment, years are actually pretty damn long. Because of this, it's pretty easy to forgot about mediocre films. A year after the fact, I always gawk in amazement that certain films came out the year previously. It seemed like such a long time ago, yet it's only been twelve months. Below is fifteen of these films, the unsung losers of 2011. They may not be bad...but they are certainly forgetable.
That’s right, movie geeks; it’s that time of year again. No, not Thanksgiving, or Christmas. Not winter or Awards Season either. No, it’s THAT time of year again; once more, we must move aside and give the movie theaters to all the little Twilight fans. All week, they have be lining up and buying out all the movie theaters in their area to watch the next chapter in the “best franchise ever,” (says one tween I just made up right now). This is just downright unfair. There are so many good movies out there right now, and we have to watch as people across the nation spend money on a franchise like Twilight? Even worse, they are controlling the entire movie theater! How are you possibly going to break through the lines of vampire teens and creepy Twilight moms to go catch a movie this weekend? Well, TMP is here to help! With The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 opening in theaters across the nation today, here’s some of the things you can do to ward your theater of those crazy, crazy Twilight fans.
Meanwhile, Harold and Kumar and Tower Heist face big drops.
One of the most essential aspects of a horror movie is a good villain. Without one, you have nothing for the film’s scares to rely on. I imagine most of you are spending today, Halloween, looking back on some of your favorite horror movies. I imagine most of them have a villain who has withstood the test of time, who remains scary even to this day. Some horror villains aren’t that lucky. They may not have the fame of a Jason or a Freddy, but they are scary all the same. Let’s take a look at the six non iconic scary movie bad guys who, for better or worse, have seen better days.
When it comes to superhero movies, nothing is more important than the origin story. It sets up not just the character, but the tone and future plot points of the franchise to come (or in some cases, the movie itself). If you botch this, then you’ve already botched the entire franchise potential (as seen from such classics as Daredevil or Punisher). And for a movie like this week’s Green Lantern, first impressions are everything. If they don’t like the first outing, why would audiences come back for a second? Green Lantern needs to nail its origin story if it hopes to become the next big superhero franchise. Here are eight other origin stories that Green Lantern should try to emulate if it wants to hit its mark.