The 100 Best (?) “B Movies” of All Time
, a mix of Cheap Knock-Offs, the Almost-Good, the Too Weird for This World and Classic Corn, compiled by Paste Magazine's Jim Vorel
, who has published more beer reviews than anything else, possibly because his "10 Most Unwatchable Films Featured on MST3K"
drove him to hopeless alcoholism. He also previously listed "10 Essential Bad Movies for Your Collection"
, all of which are highly ranked here (if you want to save time). So pull up a chair and make plenty of popcorn
, because the only thing more fun than watching cheezy movies is arguing about them. ("Hercules in New York" is ONLY #99? "Sharknado" only #90?!? Blasphemy!!)
Is a ’director’s cut’ ever a good idea?
The director's cut has been a feature of the home video landscape for years, getting a significant boost from multi-disk DVD and now Blu-Ray sets. There are some pretty bad
ones around, but which are the best? Movie sites like Shortlist
, IGN Movies
have all given us lists of the best (and worst), and online discussions
have suggested others (Blade Runner
tops most lists, but beyond that they diverge significantly). Where do you start when that two-hour epic isn't epic enough?
SF author and Mefi's Own Jscalzi
was alone one night during a LOTR marathon and decided to live-tweet a running commentary.
The annotated scores for [*and Filmtracks.com's reviews of]
Howard Shore's soundtracks to The Fellowship of the Ring*
, The Two Towers*
, and The Return of the King*
Director Guillermo Del Toro has announced
that he will no longer be directing The Hobbit, and has made a follow up statement
today. Speculation is rife
as to what he might work on next, having given up that massive commitment. Some
, based on this AICN interview promoting the movie Splice, that going forwards with his adaptation
of HP Lovecraft's At The Mountains of Madness
may be on his mind again.
So, there will be a movie made from the video game Halo
, which is bad. But it's being Exec. Produced by Peter Jackson
, which is good.
Christopher Lee has been cut out of 'Return Of The King'.
"Of course I am very shocked, that's all I can say....If you want to know why you would have to ask the company New Line or director Peter Jackson and his associates because I still don't really know why.
Does anyone know any more about this sayonara to Saruman? 'Asked if he would attend the première, he said: "No, what's the point? What's the point of going? None at all."
' I'm kind of shocked. But not quite as much as he is from the sounds of it.
Lord of the Rings sweeps Baftas
It must be wierd for Peter Jackson to be working on the final two acts of his trilogy when the first part is winning awards. I think this is what can be termed 'pressure to perform'.