Archive for December, 2009

Travis McCollum – Movie Critic Interviews

Thursday, December 17, 2009 at 2:20 pm

It’s time once again for Critical Juncture, where we take a closer look at some of the opinions of today’s leading movie bloggers and critics. Our guest this week is Travis McCollum, the mind behind The Movie Encyclopedia, a blog dedicated to exploring some of the lesser-known and underappreciated films out there. As Travis says […]

Good Heist Movies

Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at 6:45 pm

Good heist movies involve a person or persons trying to steal something, and a number of plot twists often threaten to derail their carefully-laid plans. Sometimes played for laughs (Ocean’s Eleven) and sometimes deadly serious (Heat), these crime films will keep you on the edge of your seat until the final frames. But which heist […]

Good Sleepover Movies

Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at 9:37 am

Girls, if you’re looking for good sleepover movies, then you’ve come to the right place. In between messing with your hair, talking about boys, and pigging out on sweets, the following films will provide a nice distraction during a long night of girly fun. Some of you may be wondering if I’m actually qualified to […]

Good James Cameron Movies

Monday, December 14, 2009 at 3:50 pm

To put together this list of good James Cameron movies, I considered every film the uber-successful director ever worked on, even if he was serving as a producer or production designer. Some of the films listed below were monster hits, while others have taken years to cultivate their cult status. His latest film, Avatar, comes […]

Roger Ebert vs. Dan Schneider

Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 1:34 pm

Dan Schneider is a lightning rod. When I interviewed him for my Critical Juncture series, it sparked a firestorm that resulted in the following comments from readers: “Is this guy for real?” “Thankfully, he is only an Internet guy, meaning he is unimportant, and everything he says is irrelevant.” “This guy’s a dweeb – a […]

Good Tween Movies

Friday, December 11, 2009 at 5:37 pm

Good tween movies are usually aimed at that growing demographic of consumers between 10 and 13, but many of these films can also be enjoyed by those of high school age. Personally, I’m not a fan of tween films, but just in case you’re looking for a Christmas or birthday present for a sibling, niece […]

Good Movies in 2007

Friday, December 11, 2009 at 1:44 pm

Wanting to know a little more about some of the good movies in 2007? Well, pal, you’ve come to the right place. The following list includes some of the best movies of 2007, plus, I’ve tried my best to present the whole thing in a clever and sometimes snarky package. Never let it be said […]

Good Irish Movies

Friday, December 11, 2009 at 10:03 am

Good Irish movies aren’t always easy to find, so that’s why I decided to put together this list of ten. When it comes to films from the Emerald Isle, the movies listed below are pretty darned hard to beat. And if the demand for good Irish films ends up being strong enough, we might even […]

Good Family Movies

Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 12:33 pm

Good family movies allow you and your loved ones to gather round the television and enjoy some quality time together. From your old granny to those precocious little whippersnappers, family films feature something for everyone. And just in case you’ve run out of ideas, I’ve put together this handy list of good family movies to […]

Jim Carter aka The Movie Whore at Critical Juncture

Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at 1:58 pm

Critical Juncture returns! If you’re new to this feature, all you really need to know is that it’s an interview segment featuring movie critics or film bloggers. This week’s guest is Jim Carter, also known as The Movie Whore. Jim is a sucker for independent films, and he dedicates his rather excellent site to those […]