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Announcing Top 100 Greatest Movies of All Time (Honorable Mentions included)

It is finally time! For four years now I have wanted to make the Top 100 Greatest Movies of All Time… I waited, I watched, and I plotted. I finally feel like it is time to finally make the definitive list.

Please keep in mind, this list is meant to be more than just a movies quality. I can understand that a lot of the older movies are known for being classics and masterpieces… BUT other movies have impacted the culture of society more and, as such, they will be ranked higher then just for the fact that a movie has been traditionally seen as a classic. Also keep in mind that this list will be a little more skewed towards newer movies. NOW, that doesn’t mean the old movies are still going to be present. As a matter of fact, number one and several of the top ones are still going to be the same. But as time has gone on, movies like Contempt have been overpassed by the cultural power of something like The Rocky Horror Picture Show. So just bare in mind the criteria of the list. The films were each judged by the following:

A film’s quality
The Cultural Impact of the Film
The Story
The Mechanics of a Film
A Certain Aspect of the Film that Changed Filmmaking in the Popular Culture
All genres will be treated fairly. Dramas will not, and should not, be held in higher regard to horror, comedy, and so forth simply due to the fact they are telling a heavier story
2017 movies are not in the running for the list. But 2016 movies will be in the running to make the list.

*Disclaimer… I am one guy with a personal opinion so some of it may permeate to the placement of the films, though I tried to be as objective as possible. Just keep in mind, unlike other lists that has a score of people. This is one dude assessing hundreds of movies.*

With that being said, choosing the Top 100 was no small feat. In fact even with the soon to be mentioned 50 honorable mentions, I left out a great number of movies that killed me to take off the list. Whenever I went through every movie released from 1900 to 2016, I had a shortlist of 651 potential movies that I could make a case for being in the Top 100. So bare this in mind, that I had to remove 500 worthy contenders before I got to the definitive list. Movies like Jerry Maguire, Good Will Hunting, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid, Rain Man, The Ten Commandments, A League of their Own, Home Alone, Couching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Howl’s Moving Castle, The Secret of NIMH, and Grease are all movies that just BARELY missed the cut… So it isn’t something that was particularly easy to do. Continue reading “Announcing Top 100 Greatest Movies of All Time (Honorable Mentions included)”

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Tanner Reviews Ghostbusters (2016)

Ghostbusters_2016_film_posterAh! I finally got to see it! I have been looking forward to this one for a number of reasons. My first reason is because Ghostbusters is one of my favorite movies of all time. I adore Ghostbusters! It is my childhood with some of my favorite actors of all time and one of my favorite directors of all time. It is, without a doubt, a perfect movie. So when I heard that the Ghostbusters remake was coming out I was hoping that it could capture just a little bit of the magic that the original created for future generations to become hooked and watched the original as well. Second, I wanted to see a movie that could show the legacy of Harold Ramis, an amazing human being who tragically passed away a few years ago. Third, I was wondering how the movie would work after the abysmal trailer that was released earlier in the year. Fourth, I was hoping that the movie was going to be good just to shut a lot of people up who take remakes far too personally. Don’t get me wrong, I can be someone calling for movies to be left alone as much as the next guy. But I am not one who is going to dismiss a movie as trash before even seeing the movie in the first place. After seeing the movie, I have to say that I am glad to say that this was one of the best movies I have seen so far in 2016. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Ghostbusters (2016)”

Tanner Reviews Scrooged

Scrooged_film_posterTis the season! It is Christmas time! That magical time of the year where we get to give gifts, love one another, and be the person we always wished we were. Great line and a great line from one of my favorite Christmas movies of all time, Bill Murray’s Scrooged. A movie that seems to epitomize the feelings of Christmas across a wide range of people, Scrooged is one of those movies that I can watch and see someone I know in each of the characters and a marvelous recreation of the Charles Dickens classic story.

The story of Scrooged puts us in the 1980’s New York where television executive Frank Cross (Bill Murray) is an all around jaded asshole. He runs the network company with an iron fist, fires employees that disagree with him on a whim, and all around just doesn’t have any Christmas spirit. One day he is visited by his old boss Lew Heyward (John Forseythe) who explains that he will soon be met by three ghosts who will show him the error of his ways. This sparks him to get in contact with his long lost love interest Claire (Karen Allen) and in traditional Christmas Carol fashion, Cross begins to learn the error of his ways through the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Scrooged”

Top 5 Movies Written by Harold Ramis

537px-HaroldRamisOct2009On February 24th, 2014, comedy writing, acting, and directing legend Harold Ramis passed away of complications with autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis. It was truly a sad day to lose such a wonderful man and one hell of a talented individual. Most people remember Ramis as the nerdy and eccentric Doctor Egon Spengler in the cult classic comedy Ghostbusters. But that is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to this man’s legacy. Ramis’s work goes far beyond just that title role. In fact, what many people may or may not know is that most of the cult classic comedies of the 1980’s and into the 90’s can be attributed to either Ramis’s directing, producing, and/or writing. I thought it was time to pay tribute to a great talent by giving a list of the Top 5 Best Movies Written by Harold Ramis.

Please keep in mind that A) this list is to commemorate Ramis and his contributions to the film industry and B) that this is my own list and my own opinion. If you have a different opinion then please comment, send me a message, or make your own list and send me the link. I would love to see them. With that being said, let’s get started with an honorable mention. Continue reading “Top 5 Movies Written by Harold Ramis”

Tanner Reviews Space Jam

220px-Space_jamSo while I was visiting my parents for Thanksgiving, I happened to be flipping through the movie channels while I am trying to kill time and low and behold on HBO Family was a movie I hadn’t seen since I was a young child, the Looney Tunes movie, Michael Jordan epic, and ode to the 1990’s Space Jam. There has been a running theme this past season as I have gone to various parties including a certain friend of mine (you know who you are!) who whenever the Space Jam song played would break out into rap as we rocketed our way back in time to the nineties. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Space Jam”

Tanner Reviews Ghostbusters 2

220px-Ghostbusters_ii_posterIt was around this time last year that I was still trying my hardest to create a video style review show. Granted, I’m having a bit more success with that now one year down the line but that is neither here nor there. (WATCH NERDIEST TALK SHOW ON EARTH!) But a year ago I said that in the spirit of Halloween, I would review Ghostbusters 2. Now, I intend to keep to that promise… Even though it is the Halloween the year after that I made the promise, I still intend to keep it! So Ghostbusters 2… I do not have the love for this film that many people surprisingly do. It just feels like another great classic movie that got bitten by the Hollywood sequel bug, nothing really more to that than that. But apparently several people do like the film, usually citing their extreme love for the original that carries on to the sequel. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Ghostbusters 2”

Tanner Reviews Zombieland

Zombieland-posterSo who all remembers a few years back when Michael Cera, Emma Stone, and Jess Eisenberg ruled the fucking world? Back between the years of 2008-2010 you could not walk into a movie theater without seeing their cute, hipstery, quirky, adorableness plastered over billboards. Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist, Youth in Revolt, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Juno, Easy A, Friends with Benefits, Adventureland, and The Social Network just to name a few! Their popularity has kind of peeked over the past few years and they are settling into new roles and films but for the longest time these three almost felt like the 21st centuries version of the Brat Pack and were almost unstoppable with the amount of success that they were achieving with their movies. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Zombieland”