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Top Five American Historical Films

Article: Top Five American Historical Films

In honor of Steven Spielberg’s Academy Award-nominated “Lincoln,” we take a look at the greatest American historical films of all time.

Top Five Time Travel Movies, from Arnold to Willis

Article: Top Five Time Travel Movies, from Arnold to Willis

Looper, which opened at an over $20 million box office take on its opening weekend, is already being hailed as one of the great time travel movies of all time. Time – pun intended – will tell. What about time travel? The time travel film genre is quite broad, often involving travel to the past…

Against The Superhero Fatigue Argument

Article: Against The Superhero Fatigue Argument

Are audiences experiencing “superhero fatigue”? At the outset it should be noted in passing that this sickness unto death, this alleged superhero fatigue, is a year old argument. That would make it a manageable medical condition, this superhero fatigue. The studios have not, so far as I know, called a halt to all the superhero…

Five cool things about “Prometheus” marketing: A post-mortem

Article: Five cool things about “Prometheus” marketing: A post-mortem

The build-up to “Prometheus,” or, as I like to call it, Geek Christmas, was pretty amazing. The film’s subject is artificial intelligence. The anticipation of the film involves the artful release of trailers and websites which has led, not surprisingly, to much social media conversation, magnifying the impact two months before the release date. In…

The five greatest Martial Arts movies

Article: The five greatest Martial Arts movies

The recent specialty run of The Raid: Redemption, a remake of an Indonesian language martial arts film, calls to mind all the great, hyper-gory kung fu movies that have come before. After viewing, over the years, hundreds of martial arts films – The Boxer from Shantung, which didn’t quite make the list, especially comes to…

Can We Get a Black Widow Movie?

Article: Can We Get a Black Widow Movie?

Can we get a Black Widow movie up in this? Most of the Avengers – Hulk, Captain America, Thor, and Iron Man – are bankable franchises. And fans of those franchises, to be sure, put their butts in seats to the record-breaking tune of a $200 million opening weekend, beating the previous opening record held…

The difference between movie stars and actors

Article: The difference between movie stars and actors

Is there a difference between “movie stars” and actors? Both of them act, obviously, but one of them does it as an art form and the other does it – how does one say this? — for the adulation and the box office. There has been endless speculation about psychological motivations. Why would someone need…

The 10 toughest women movie characters

Article: The 10 toughest women movie characters

We’re just a few months into 2012, but it’s already shaping up to be the return of female protagonists handing out swift justice to the forces of evil. In January we saw Kate Beckinsale kicks some serious ass as “Underworld: Awakening” opened to wide release and Michael Fassbender, secure in his manliness, admitted that fighting…

The top 5 Batman villains

Article: The top 5 Batman villains

In The Dark Knight Rises, Batman faces an incredibly brutal villain named Bane, a behemoth well known to readers of the graphic novel. “He’s a big dude who’s incredibly clinical, in the fact that he has a result-based and -oriented fighting style,” actor Tom Hardy said of Bane, the character he plays, in Empire. “It’s…

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