Pixar movies

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You might not usually pay attention to which studio produces a movie, but one studio worth paying attention to is Pixar. Without a doubt, they have the best track record of any studio in terms of percentage of brilliant movies. I’ve seen all but one of them. When other producers of movies realize they have […]

X-Men movies

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X-Men is currently the 7th highest-grossing film franchise. I haven’t read any X-Men comics, although I’m certainly tempted to at least read the ones by Joss Whedon. The X-Men and Avengers characters are both part of Marvel but it seems they live in separate universes when it comes to the movies. The 1st X-Men trilogy […]

Actors, part 7: movies to TV shows

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This list continues from part 6. Here are some actors who starred in movies and later in a TV show, and I started watching that TV show because of them. Geena Davis I haven’t seen Davis in that many movies, but she particularly wowed me in A League of Their Own. It was because of […]

Actors worth following, part 6

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This list continues from part 5. Drew Barrymore Barrymore first wowed audiences as a kid in E.T. but has done much more interesting work as an adult. She also directed Whip It. Masterpiece 50 First Dates Great movies Charlie’s Angels Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Ever After Everybody’s Fine The Wedding Singer Whip It Good […]

Actors worth following, part 5

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This list continues from part 4. Gary Oldman Oldman really disappears into his characters. The one time where I felt his character didn’t work well was Zorg in The Fifth Element. Masterpieces Batman Begins Immortal Beloved Léon: The Professional Great movies The Dark Knight Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Good movies The Dark […]

Actors worth following, part 4

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This list continues from part 3. George Clooney Clooney was one of the initial stars of ER and then took off to make movies. He’s also directed several movies, including Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. Clooney has the most masterpieces on this part of the list, but doesn’t come close to Tom Hanks’ total. Masterpieces […]

Actors worth following, part 3

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This list continues from part 2. Robert Downey, Jr. Downey nabbed 2 roles which have kept him in business for many years — Tony Stark and Sherlock Holmes. But he continues to make other movies as well, including the recent brilliant one The Judge. Masterpieces Chaplin The Judge Tropic Thunder Great movies The Avengers Captain […]

Actors worth following, part 2

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This list continues from part 1. Ben Affleck Affleck has also directed movies — Gone Baby Gone, The Town, and Argo. He also happens to be the new Batman. Masterpieces Good Will Hunting Gone Girl State of Play Great movies Argo The Company Men Dogma Gone Baby Gone Jersey Girl The Town Good movies Batman […]

Actors worth following, part 1

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I’ve already talked about my favourite actor, Harrison Ford. Here are some other actors who are mesmerizing, and have a tendency to pick brilliant movies. I’m not going to include movies where the actor’s part is tiny. Amy Adams I probably first saw Adams in Enchanted in which she played a Disney princess come to […]

Directors, part 9: ones who have died

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This list continues from part 8. Richard Attenborough Attenborough’s 3 brilliant movies are all based on true stories. Also known as an actor, he starred in such movies as The Great Escape and Jurassic Park. Masterpieces Chaplin Gandhi Great movie A Bridge Too Far Frank Capra Both of Capra’s brilliant movies star Jimmy Stewart. Masterpiece […]