Celebrating 25 years of Burton/Elfman collaborations

Posted by · 5:20 pm · October 1st, 2010

In the “sign me up now, please” category today is a recently announced boxed set of Danny Elfman’s music collaborations with filmmaker Tim Burton.  I first heard about the limited edition set via the New York Times in a piece that went up on the Arts Beat blog yesterday.  It featured a video with Burton […]

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What are the best post-apocalyptic films ever?

Posted by · 10:28 am · May 28th, 2009

In our daily web round-up posts there tends to be one or two lists in the mix.  I’m increasingly stunned at Premiere’s capacity for cooking these things up.  It’s almost as if that once-sterling film journalism outlet has become nothing but a list generating machine. Of course, the reason for lists — you’ll hear it […]

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Great performances in bad movies

Posted by · 8:21 am · April 3rd, 2009

It happens, sometimes when a really fine actor manages to give a brilliant performance in a terrible or weak film, a diamond in the rough. In fact, some of the best actors working have shone brightly in bad films as far back as the 1940s, though I will focus on the 1970s to present day […]

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Alright…the 20 WORST endings of all time from The Times

Posted by · 1:10 am · July 17th, 2008

So The Times has followed up last week’s collective assessment of the 20 greatest movie endings of all time today with a list of the worst, and there are some reasonable choices here and there. Like “Grease” for starters, probably my favorite movie musical but with an undeniably wretched denouement. And then there’s the cheeky […]

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THE LISTS: Top 20 movie endings of all time

Posted by · 3:56 am · July 14th, 2008

Alright, this was painstaking indeed. After The Times of London saw fit to rock out a list of the 20 best movie endings of all time last week, I thought I’d try my own hand at such a collective. There are some omissions that might surprise some folks (“Bonnie and Clyde,” “The Graduate,” “Carrie”). At […]

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What are the best movie endings of all time?

Posted by · 4:01 am · July 10th, 2008

I was working on this piece yesterday (nothing major — just pulling together the YouTube clips), but I wasn’t aware how the list was going to pan out.  “Carrie” at the top?  Not so sure about that. But The Times critics like to be contrarian.  Just take a look at their Top 100 Films of […]

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