Top 10 Movie Cops

Top 10 Movie Cops

“Well, there's some good and there's some bad news. The good news is you're right - I'm a cop and I've gotta take you in. The bad news is I've been suspended and I don't give a fuck.” - Lloyd Hopkins, “Cop” (1988)     Good cops sometimes get a bad rap. But...

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Top 10 Action Comedies

Top 10 Action Comedies

“I don't read the script. The script reads me.” - Kirk Lazarus, “Tropic Thunder” (2008)     From “48 Hours” to “Last Action Hero” to “Kick-Ass,” action films can reach greater audiences if they merge just the right amount of comedy into the adventure (or...

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Top Ten Films of 2009

Top Ten Films of 2009

Although there were plenty of enjoyable films this year, 2009 is another disappointment for great movies (even considering that we're one of the more critical collaborations of critics). Despite so many blockbusters, science-fiction flicks, and special effects-heavy...

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Top 10 Anti-Christmas Movies

Top 10 Anti-Christmas Movies

“Now I have a machine gun. Ho ho ho.” - Hans Gruber, “Die Hard” (1988)     As the joyous holiday season approaches, everyone thinks of their favorite Christmas movies. For some, it’s “A Christmas Story (1983) or “Home Alone” (1990); for others it’s “White...

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Top 10 Nazi Villains in Film

Top 10 Nazi Villains in Film

“Quite frankly, watchin' Donny beat Nazis to death is the closest we ever get to goin' to the movies.” - Lt. Aldo Raine, “Inglourious Basterds” (2009)     With Quentin Tarantino’s latest picture, “Inglourious Basterds," opening in the U.S. on August 21st,...

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Top 10 Raunchiest Comedy Moments

Top 10 Raunchiest Comedy Moments

Dede: "It's so big and scary." Rounder: "Touch it again. It’s been so long." - Hardbodies (1984)     Sometimes, comedies go too far in trying to muster laughs. Other times, they don’t go far enough. This list honors the audacity of those who balance the fine...

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Top 10 Ass-Kicking, Killer Robots in Film

Top 10 Ass-Kicking, Killer Robots in Film

“This conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye.” - HAL 9000, “2001: A Space Odyssey” (1968)     In honor of “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” (opening June 24th, 2009) AND “Terminator Salvation” (opening May 21st, 2009), film critics The Massie...

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Top 10 Hijack Movies

Top 10 Hijack Movies

“Get off my plane!” - President James Marshall, “Air Force One” (1997)     While John Travolta hijacks a New York subway train in Tony Scott's latest action thriller, “The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3” (2009), film critic Joel Massie investigates the ten greatest...

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Top 10 Movie Demons

Top 10 Movie Demons

"Explorers in the further regions of experience. Demons to some. Angels to others." - Pinhead, "Hellraiser" (1987)     an-gel [eyn-juhl] - noun 1. A typically benevolent celestial being that acts as an intermediary between heaven and earth de-mon [dee-muhn]...

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Top 10 Zombie Movies You’ve Never Seen

Top 10 Zombie Movies You’ve Never Seen

“Every dead body that is not exterminated becomes one of them. It gets up and kills! The people it kills get up and kill!” - Dr. Foster, “Dawn of the Dead” (1978)     Zombies have been the “in” thing of late when it comes to movies. Comedies, dramas, horror...

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Top 10 Monsters vs. Aliens in Film

Top 10 Monsters vs. Aliens in Film

“I don't know which species is worse. You don't see them fucking each other over for a goddamn percentage.” - Ellen Ripley, “Aliens” (1986)     While the world calls on monsters to defeat the evil aliens in Dreamworks’ “Monsters vs. Aliens,” opening March...

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Top Ten Films of 2008

Top Ten Films of 2008

It's been one of the more disappointing years for great filmmaking - we've seen the likes of record-breaking blockbusters ("The Incredible Hulk" and "Iron Man"), big-budget remakes ("The Day the Earth Stood Still" and "Death Race"), and large-scale epics or period...

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