In their extended (and superior) cuts, the three films of the Lord of the Rings trilogy run 680 minutes. That’s just over 11-and-a-half hours. Add in the six or so hours from the first two Hobbit movies and you have a lot of movie. Now, picking the 20 best single moments from these five movies doesn’t seem so foolhardy. If anything, it seems too… Continue reading The 20 Greatest Middle-earth Movie Moments from 'The Lord of the Rings' and 'The Hobbit'
The arrival of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 markes the third on-screen apperance of Katniss Everdeen, one of the best and most remarkable action heroes in modern Hollywood. More specifically, she’s one of the best and most remarkable action heroines in modern Hollywood. Sadly, that distinction is still required because 51% of the population remains underrepresented in this realm.
Every director has to start somewhere. Some filmmakers arrive with their voice fully formed. Others take a few movies to figure out what kind of artist they are. Some make masterpieces with their first production. Most don’t. Some of those who make masterpieces go on to have long and successful careers… and some don’t.
First films are a tricky business and sometimes… Continue reading Ranking the Greatest Movies from First-Time Directors
The horror genre is chock-full of murderers who have nothing better to do with their time than kill every single person who crosses their path. But of all those murderers, which one is, mathematically speaking, the most effective slasher of the bunch?
We made a list of the most famous, brutal and terrifying “slashers” in horror-movie history. And then… Continue reading The Horror-Slasher Showdown: Who Is the Greatest Horror-Movie Killer?
Chase scenes have been a staple of action movies since the earliest days of cinema. As technology and stunt coordinators have evolved over the years, so have these action-packed sequences. If you’re curious and would like to see that evolution firsthand, then this new video chronicling chases from The Great Train Robbery through to modern fare like Gone in 60 Seconds will have you… Continue reading Watch: Are These Cinema's Greatest Chase Sequences?