Top 50 Films of the 2000s June 25, 2010Posted by Daniel Stephens in : Uncategorized , add a comment
Throughout the decade we were wowed by fantasy, thrilled by action, and frightened by horror, all the while being annoyed by remakes and endless sequels. We had everything turned on its head with numerous twist endings and welcomed new and old Superheroes. New directors entered the scene (Christopher Nolan, Guillermo Del Toro) and others were finally recognised by mainstream audiences (Peter Jackson, Alexander Payne), while older pros continued to make great movies (Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg).
Looking back at the decade it’s easy to see there were fantastic movies made. Many of which will live long in the memory… [See the top 50 HERE]
See my top 50 films of the 2000s - HERE
Galaxy Quest better than Some Like It Hot June 11, 2010Posted by Daniel Stephens in : Uncategorized , 3 comments
…I don’t think so, but over at Anomalous Material, it seems the sci-fi is better than Wilder’s masterpiece. In a last effort to get Some LIke It Hot some votes I’m coming to the Film Journal community to ask you to head on over to the voting page and cast your vote: http://www.anomalousmaterial.com/movies/2010/06/greatest-comedy-tournament-first-round-day-3/
The Greatest Comedy Film tournament is putting 128 candidates up against each other in a tournament style knock-out. So far there have been no upsets. But Some Like It Hot going out to Galaxy Quest would certainly be that upset. Yes, I’m a fan of Galaxy Quest but it doesn’t hold a candle to SLIH.
Either way - the tournament is a lot of fun so vote for whoever you want…but if there are some SLIH fans who haven’t voted…get into that voting booth quick before voting ends tomorrow.
Top 10 Films of 2004 June 9, 2010Posted by Daniel Stephens in : Uncategorized , add a comment
2004 could be called the year of the blockbuster sequel. “Spider-Man 2″, “Shrek 2″, “Ocean’s Twelve”, and “Kill BIll: Volume 2″ were the most notable and financially successful. Meanwhile, Harry Potter made his third and best adventure to Hogwarts.
Yet the best films of the year came from the independent and low-budget scene with Alexander Payne standing head and shoulders above everyone else with his majestic “Sideways”. There was also crowd pleaser and sleeper-hit “Napoleon Dynamite” and “The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou”.
Classic Scenes and Movies that go great together June 3, 2010Posted by Daniel Stephens in : Uncategorized , add a comment
Classic Scenes and Movies that go great together will be two reoccurring features on Top10Films.co.uk from now on. My first “Midnight Double Feature” sees Martin Scorsese and John Landis face off, while my second feature’s two distinct and brilliant werewolf films. For the “Classic Scenes” strand I pay tribute to the late actor/director Dennis Hopper for his role in David Lynch’s “Blue Velvet”.
As we count down to the Top 50 Films of the 2000s, I’m posting my Top 10 for each year 2000 to 2009. The latest of which - 2005 - is HERE.
What are your top films of the 2000s? What classic scenes should we feature next? What films go great together as a Double Feature?