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IMDB's Top Rated Films of the New Millenium

IMDB, the popular movie site, has a new list of the 15 Top [User] Rated Films of the New Millennium. On the site, users can rate movies on a scale of 1-10. The following are the top five films:

Admitting to "Bad" Taste

I have a love/hate relationship with “Best” and “Worst” lists. This past week, while looking at the Worst Films of the 20th Century, I felt like the list was categorically telling me I had “bad” taste. Is it really that “bad” to have at one point enjoyed Ace Ventura or Caddyshack II

On the shelf: Wire in the Blood

A couple of weeks ago, I admitted that I’m a knit-aholic. I have to admit that I’m also an anglophile. I’ve been a fan of British writers since I discovered Evelyn Anthony and Nora Lofts as a teenager mumble-something years ago.

The Legendary Sounds of the West

Ennio MorriconeBack in the ‘60s composer Ennio Morricone, along with director Sergio Leone (both Italians) gave the western a whole new look, feel and soun

Addicted to the BBC

From comedy to costumed dramas, the BBC has an exemplary catalog of fantastic film. BBC mysteries are some of my particular favorites (okay, after the 1995 BBC version of Pride and Prejudice) with such series as Inspector Lynley Mysteries and

Films that Make You Go "Hmmm..."

Have you ever seen a movie that, when asked about it, made you go “hmmm….”? There have been several movies that I’ve enjoyed, but when I stopped to really think what any of them were “about” I couldn’t say – was it that I just didn’t get the depth of “meaning” or was I trying too hard to make the movies fit some formula that they obviously disrupted? I was looking at the list of All Time 100 Best Films (trying to generate some ideas) and noticed that Brazil,

Father of the Brat Pack Passes Away

"Don't mess with the bull, young man. You'll get the horns."

How many of you can recite quotes from movies such as The Breakfast Club or Ferris Bueller's Day Off? If you are like many movie buffs who grew up in the eighties, you most likely recognize a line from a John Hughes movie before the quote is even finished. Movie producer, director, and screenplay writer John Hughes passed away on Thursday, August 7, 2009 of a heart attack in New York City. He will be remembered for making his mark in Hollywood and in the hearts of thousands with comedic "teenage angst" movie classics including The Breakfast Club that is quoted above.

Bob Dylan @ the Movies

Bob Dylan performed at the Woodlands' Pavilion last Sunday and, while I was not able to attend, I have seen him live six times (by himself, with Paul Simon, at the Houston Rodeo after chuck wagon racing).  But for those times I've missed him when he's been in town, I can pull out a DVD and see live concert footage on a whim:

Traipsing through Sherwood Forest

Adventures of Robin HoodWith the latest Robin Hood movie in production starring Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett, and being rather a Robin Hood groupie, I recall the time when the Kevin Costner Robin Hood came out and a local TV station where I lived at the time ran a poll asking people who their favorite Robin Hood was: Errol Flynn or Kevin Costner.  Of course, they left out plenty of other Robin Hoods as well.  Wh

Mad Men @ the Emmy Awards

I felt a little torn when I saw this year's Emmy nominations.  My husband and I have just recently become obsessed with the AMC series Mad Men about early 1960s advertising executives in NYC.  Mad Men has been nominated for several awards, including "Outstanding Drama Series" and "Outstanding Lead Male Actor in a Drama Series."  But House and Hugh Laurie, respectively, have both been nominated in the same categories!  Whose a girl to root for!?!

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