10 Flicks: Best Picture Losers

February 24, 2012 at 8:51 am

10 Flicks: The top 10 best picture nominees that didn't win.

We all know the movies that should have won.  But there are years when the right movie wins while others are just as deserving.  That’s the fun of the Oscars.  Everyone has their favorites.  Everyone makes their picks.

But there can only be one Best Picture each year.

Here are 10 of the best losers:

A Clockwork Orange

LOST TO: The French Connection

The Shawshank Redemption

LOST TO: Forrest Gump

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Gangs Of New York

LOST TO: Chicago

Star Wars

LOST TO: Annie Hall

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There Will Be Blood

LOST TO: No Country For Old Men

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E.T The Extra Terrestrial

LOST TO: Ghandi

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Jerry Maguire

LOST TO: The English Patient

Goodfellas

LOST TO: Dances With Wolves

Saving Private Ryan

LOST TO: Shakespeare In Love

Pulp Fiction

LOST TO: Forrest Gump

10 Flicks: Movies with Star Wars References

October 19, 2011 at 8:33 am

10 Flicks: Movies with Star Wars References | Movie Blog

Star Wars has inspired thousands of films since it took over our planet in 1977.  It’s pretty difficult to surf YouTube these days without coming across lightsabre battles and reenactments.  One site in particular divided the film into 15 seconds chunks and had fans claim fill in each one with their own artistic vision.  The result is pretty interesting stuff.  You can check it out over at Star Wars Uncut.

But what about the major motion pictures inspired by Star Wars?  A quick Google search revealed a massive list of films compiled by WOOKIEEPEDIA.  I figured there would be a ton of movies that referenced George Lucas’ epic franchise.

Going through the list, I came up with my top 10.  Enjoy!

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Honorable Mention: Superbad, Knocked Up and about 15 others…

Twister

That’s no moon, it’s a space station!

Clerks 2

Showdown at Mooby’s

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

No, not really…  I can’t back that up

Toy Story

Where is the rebel base!?

Tommy Boy

The Fan

Fanboys

Mallrats

Silent Bob’s Jedi mind trick.

Back to the Future

My name is Darth Vader

E.T: The Extra Terrestrial

E.T loves Yoda

Note: E.T gets bonus points because his species appears in The Phantom Menace

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Spaceballs

The whole movie!

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10 Flicks: Movies Like Super 8

June 8, 2011 at 6:53 am

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J.J ABRAMS & STEVEN SPIELBERG
BRING BACK MEMORIES WITH SUPER 8!

When these two film titans got together to recapture the spirit of movies like E.T, I was thrilled.  It’s been a while since a movie came along and delivered a little nostalgia for people of my generation.  The film fans who were children when Goonies was released.  Hopefully this starts a trend for a new generation of amazing and magical movies.

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Honorable Mentions: The Last Unicorn, Willow, Legend, The Dark Crystal, Ernest, The Princess Bride

The Dog Who Stopped The War

aka La Guerre Des Tuques

Little Monsters

Small Soldiers

The Neverending Story

Stand By Me

Labyrinth

War Games

The Sandlot

The Goonies

E.T The Extra Terrestrial

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