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  • May 26, 2019 04:10 PM
    Last: 2d

    I definitely agree with Saving Private Ryan, Flags of Our Fathers and Black Hawk Down. Excluding those for more variety I'll go with some that are more about a commentary of what war does to a person. These might not all be super respectful to the military throughout but I think they speak to the realities of war and they still showcase the kinds of sacrifices and hardships military men and women go through:

    Hurt Locker


    Apocalypse Now


    And for a bit of comedy relief.. Private Benjamin.

  • Apr 23, 2019 02:47 PM
    Last: 3mo

    My favorite moment by a slight margin for this show is their #9. I might be in the minority here but the Viper/Mountain fight scene as one of if not the best one-on-one fight scenes ever, in TV or film. So that'd be my #1.

    #2 - I'd go with the Red Wedding for all the reasons you said.

    #3.. Danny speaking her mother tongue. That was really cool and a defining moment for her character.

    #4 - Hodor holds the door.

    #5 - Jon Snow meets the Night King. That was great.

    I would have to watch the show and take notes for a true top ten as I'm sure there are many moments this list left off that I thought should be here. A few that come to mind - Brienne fighting the Hound. Or Arya being chased and then killing the Waif.

    I do agree with Cersei bombing the Sept. That would make the list for me for sure.

    Oh, what about Cersei's 'SHAME' walk?

  • Apr 08, 2019 10:47 AM
    Last: 3mo

    Pretty entertaining ACM Awards this year, as you could argue country music is making something of a turnaround. At least to me its showing signs of turning for the better, mainly in the solo acts with Musgraves winning both Female Artist of the Year and Album of the Year and Chris Stapleton getting nominated.

    Though I still roll my eyes with the duo groups. Dan + Shay.. just further evidence a ton of country fans are still loving the pop sound that maybe you could argue Rascal Flatts started years ago. But has evolved into something you can't really call country anymore.

    That said, I am happy to see Keith Urban finally win Entertainer of the Year. Was surprised to see it hasn't happened for him until this year to be honest. I would have guessed he would have won it multiple years. I'm a moderate fan of his but he has certainly paid his dues and I think that was really deserving.

    Check out the highlights --

  • Mar 08, 2019 06:45 PM
    Last: 4mo
    Idris Elba makes the most sense to me. And my vote goes to Sean Connery. Happy
  • Feb 17, 2019 05:09 PM
    Last: 5mo
    Unfortunately I think they will just use the extra time to have more guests doing bits. SO a ton of 60 second hosts... blah. Much rather see longer highlights like you said. Do more tributes even. Celebrate film, not the celebs. Big difference. Either way, looking forward to seeing the effort they give. Should be interesting.
  • Feb 11, 2019 07:14 PM
    Last: 5mo

    I usually dislike the Grammys. Kind of sucks as I'm a huge music fan. But I have very much disagreed with who has been nominated outside of a few exceptions the last 10 years or so. And it felt like it just kept getting worse. Especially with who wins. Feels way more like a straight up popularity contest than rewarding the most artistic musicians or bands.

    Anyways, I'm still of that mindset. But I am happy to report that 2019's winners weren't terrible!

    I'm sure not everyone will be on board with me on this, but I think 'This is America' was actually one of the best songs from 2018. For a ton of reasons. I'm a big fan of Childish Gambino and Donald Glover projects in general. So when I saw that video I was hooked. Granted its not the greatest song ever without the accompanying video. But it's still up there for me.

    Brings me to Kacey Musgraves winning Best Album. I haven't listened to it, yet. But was actually close to queuing it up on Spotify because two different people I trust told me its a really good album. So happy and a bit surprised to see her win.

    And then Beck winning best Alt Music Album. Colors was good. Solid. Not what I would have chosen. But Im a big fan of Beck and enjoy seeing him get props.

    So those are a handful of the biggest awards of the night and I can't complain. Hopefully next year follows suit.

    What did you think of the night in general? Feel any obvious snubs or surprises?

  • Jan 27, 2019 06:11 PM
    Last: 5mo

    There's a crazy amount of Super Bowl ads with celebrities in them. And this site has all the Super Bowl ads featuring celebrities since 1980 documented and categorized as well, for different types of celebs to make it easier to search for, like musicians, A-list actors, models, athletes, comedians, etc.

    Got inspired from the other thread about SB movie trailers and thought it would be fun to discuss our favorite Super Bowl ads with celebs in them. Like the all time best ones.

    I'll kick things off with a few:

    Doritos Blaze vs Mtn Dew - Lip Sync Battle - Super Bowl Ad (2018)

    Not sure it gets any better than this one actually. :) Starts off with Peter Dinklage lip syncing to a Busta Rhymes song. He does a really good job keeping all serious during too. Then you have a rap battle aspect to it as Morgan Freeman of all people does his best effort channeling Missy Elliott. The effects and everything just make it one of my favorites.

    Squarespace - Calling JohnMalkovich.com? - Super Bowl Ad (2017)

    John Malkovich is just awesome. Need proof, just watch that ad. If you know him, you know it was written pretty perfectly for him. I could totally see this being a real life situation, in that it doesn't feel contrived at all.

    Kia Optima - Walken Closet - Super Bowl Commercial (2016)

    I love this one too. For the same reason as the Squarespace one. It's Christopher Walken at his best. Hard to look away from, goofy as it is. It's cool in the way Walken is, a little bizarre and unique and dramatic just for the sake of it because he is so good at pulling it off.

    Those are my top 3 from the last few years.

  • Jan 22, 2019 04:48 PM
    Last: 5mo

    Nice list. My favorite was the Toy Story/Wall E mash up ad from Pixar years ago:

    Pixar - Wall-E Promo - Super Bowl Commercial (2008)

    Rolled my eyes pretty hard though for this one. I like the Rock alright but this just immediately looked terrible:

    Universal - Skyscraper - Super Bowl Ad Movie Trailer (2018)

  • Feb 23, 2017 09:45 AM
    Last: 6mo

    Its funny the more I sit on this idea how I like it a great deal for voting when it comes to politics, but not when it comes to Best Picture. I have been trying to figure out why I make the distinction.

    I think its because with politics I want everyone's vote to count, plus it gives every running candidate a legitimate shot. Same could be argued for the Oscars. But I don't know, I guess I'm way less conservative when it comes to ranking art and entertainment than with political leaders.

  • Jan 09, 2019 12:11 PM
    Last: 6mo

    I've seen 7 of those.. this list maker must really think King and Nolan are overrated.. whatever. Making a top 250 all time movie list will always be very subjective. But I think the way IMDB does it, based off of tons of user ratings right?, is a pretty legit way to go about it. I don't think it's IMDB saying these are the top movies to them, am I right about that?

    Anyways, scrolling through their top 250 list, here's a few that stand out to me as overrated:

    #27: The Usual Suspects. I liked the film alright. But for a 1995 film, I honestly don't think it ages very well and once you know the twist, how rewatchable is it, really? Top 150-ish I'm ok with. But number 27 above Saving Private Ryan? C'mon now.

    #57: Avengers: Infinity War. There's just too many greats below it for me. You have Dr. Strangelove and WALL-E just below it that should clearly be higher. I would probably put the marvel movie in the top 200, but not nearly that high.

    So, I think this list has way more underrated top movies, looking at it:

    #89 - 2001: A Space Odyssey (best sci fi film ever)
    #90 - Toy Story (arguably best animated film ever)
    #150 - The Wolf of Wall Street (watch it a 2nd time, this movie is greatness)
    #183 - Jurassic Park (best monster movie ever)

    All those should be WAY higher on the list.