Archive for Thoughts on Film

2013 Oscar Nominees & Predictions

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:16 pm

The 2013 Oscar nominees were announced on the morning of January 10th, and now the frenzy over awards season can officially begin. While ceremonies such as the Golden Globes and BAFTA precede it, there’s little doubt that the Academy Awards show is the pinnacle. On February 24th, the Hollywood elite will arrive at the Dolby […]

The 100 Best Guy Movies – The Ultimate Guide to Manly Cinema

Friday, July 20, 2012 at 10:55 am

Guy movies. These words immediately conjure up images of fights, car chases, bikini-clad women, and the stubbled mug of John Belushi. But this manly subgenre goes deeper than sex and violence; films for guys can also deal with the pressures of being male, the unique bonds formed between men, and lofty themes such as honor […]

10 Good Movies Featuring the U.S. Navy

Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 4:30 pm

The United States Navy has enjoyed numerous victories since its creation in 1775. From battling the Barbary pirate states to participating in engagements in Kosovo and Iraq, the men and women of this military branch have served with honor and distinction. These accomplishments haven’t went unnoticed by Hollywood, either, which brings us to our list […]

10 Good Peter Berg Movies

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Fans of television medical dramas will likely remember Peter Berg as Dr. Billy Kronk on Chicago Hope. While he starred in the first five seasons of the series, he also found time to branch out into film. That’s the focus of this article, as we take a look at 10 good Peter Berg movies that […]

Top 10 Liam Neeson Movies

Monday, May 14, 2012 at 10:20 pm

For years, I used to joke with a buddy of mine about all the dour roles taken on by Liam Neeson. Chief among them was Qui-Gon Jinn in The Phantom Menace, a character with all the charisma of tap water. Of course, that was more George Lucas’ fault than anyone else. Since then, I’ve went […]

10 Good (and Offbeat) Tim Burton Movies

Friday, May 11, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Even though he grew up in sunny Burbank, California, you just know Tim Burton was a weird kid. After all, we’re talking about someone who started making movies before puberty, as well as spending the rest of their time immersed in the works of Edgar Allan Poe and Vincent Price. In another life, Tim Burton […]

Lesser Known Movies Featuring the Cast of The Avengers

Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 9:59 am

There are plenty of films starring actors and actresses from The Avengers franchise, and a number of these are lesser-known works that you may have overlooked or never even heard of. We hope to remedy that in this article, as we’ll be selecting 10 cast members of The Avengers and highlighting a quality movie that […]

10 Best Jason Statham Movies

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 9:53 pm

If you’ve seen any of the 10 best Jason Statham movies on this list, then you know the balding Brit is an on-screen force to be reckoned with. He’s appeared in almost 30 films since his 1998 debut–doing most of his own stunts and fights–and he shows no signs of slowing down. In real life, […]

13 Good Edgar Allan Poe Movies

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 10:50 am

It’s only¬†fitting that numerous Edgar Allan Poe movies exist, as the Boston-born writer (1809-1849) has had a major impact on the development of American literature. One of the first of his countrymen to experiment with the short story, Poe was also an accomplished poet, editor, and literary critic. While the latter two talents have been […]

13 Meta Horror Movies

Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 1:06 pm

To qualify for this list of the 13 best meta horror movies, a film has to somehow acknowledge that it’s more than a simple work of fiction. The methods used to achieve this vary, but some of the most common include repeated references to other works within the genre or the blatant examination of horror […]