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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)”

Tanner Reviews Five Nights at Freddy’s 4

Fnaf_4_desktop_iconWell, I reviewed the other three games in this franchise. I might as well bring up the fourth and hopefully final installment of the Scott Cawthorn horror game, Five Nights at Freddy’s. I have made it no secret that I adore these games for being original, chilling, and building a good story using minimalistic storytelling devices. As a matter of fact, the first Five Nights at Freddy’s won my award for Best Video Game of 2014. So to say that I have praise for this franchise is nothing short of an understatement.

So when I heard that there was going to be a Five Nights at Freddy’s 4, a daring sequel to the supposed FNAF trilogy, I groaned. For a series that was so good up until this point, now we run the risk of over saturation of the market and the fact that the story is simply played out just about everything that it can do. The best step forward would be a prequel to expand the mythos and everyone knows what I feel about prequels (I hate them.) So when it was finally released, I have to say that it almost completely met expectations. While it did lead on the positive side, Five Nights at Freddy’s 4 feels more of a cash in than a definitive conclusion to a great series. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Five Nights at Freddy’s 4”

Tanner Reviews Nightmare Before Christmas

220px-The_nightmare_before_christmas_posterSo tis the season to talk about all things spooky and why not continue that trend with one of the most iconic Halloween/Christmas movies to be released, The Nightmare Before Christmas. Yes, Tim Burton’s claymation animated story of the denizens of Halloween Town that has become a staple of anyone who finds themselves in the goth clique during the whole high school thing or for anyone who is a large fan of Tim Burton… Or anyone who just really loves good movies such as myself. The Nightmare Before Christmas is one of those special kinds of movies that I can safely say is the greatest movie Tim Burton ever made. It is one of the few movies I know that can span across two different iconic holidays, leaving the rewatch value high for both holidays in Christmas and Halloween respectfully. It is a great movie and seeing as how I usually come down hard on Burton on this site, today is a day that I will finally give the crazed hair director the credit that he is due. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Nightmare Before Christmas”

Tanner Reviews V/H/S

215px-Vhs-film-posterTis the season to be spooky. With Halloween fast approaching, I thought I would take a look at a horror movie that seems to have a bit of following around it. I confess I never heard much of V/H/S until recently when I heard from hardcore horror fans that it is one of their favorite films and one of the best films to come out of the genre in quite some time. So needless to say with hype like that I have no choice but to take a look at the film and see what all the fuss is about. All things considered, I was thrilled to see that this movie was an anthology series that featured several shorts instead of one plot. It has been some times since I have seen a good Anthology series and the jury is still out in my opinion when it comes to The Conjuring franchise so we will see where V/H/S takes us. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews V/H/S”

Top 5 Redeemable Horror Films from the 2000’s

I have said it before and I will say it again. Ever since the concept of moving pictures has been created movies and movie genres have seen there fair share of ups and downs. Some decades are filled with timeless classics and redefined the industry, look to the ‘New Hollywood’ movement for proof of that. But out of the countless movies I have seen I have yet to see an entire genre of movies suffer like horror movies did from the years of 2000-2009.

It was during this time that horror movies had become something of a joke. The 1980’s saw the rise of the slasher flick that redefined the way horror movies were made, soon following that was the cynicism of the 1990’s and movies like Scream were released to poke fun at the genre itself. It was then in the 2000’s when the cynicism turned into a resounding ‘who gives a fuck’ that horror movies started to become horrifically formulaic and predictable to the point that if you saw one you saw them all. Granted, their was also Scary Movie to help push this shit train along, but even the horror movies themselves seemed to be up their own ass in ‘who cares? They’ll watch this shit’ mode. Continue reading “Top 5 Redeemable Horror Films from the 2000’s”

Nerdiest Talk Show on Earth: Horror/Scary Video Gaming

To celebrate Halloween, Brandon and I talk about horror themed video games and what is it about them that makes them terrifying… Also I talk about Resident Evil again because apparently I cannot escape the franchise anymore.

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Tanner Reviews Carrie

Carrie_Domestic_One-sheet… Jesus Hollywood… Have you really ran out of ideas? I mean, have we really reached this point where we just can’t tell stories anymore that we have to keep rehashing the old timeless classics in these over stylized remakes that always ALWAYS come across as stupid and unnecessary. The 2013 version of Carrie may not be the worst remake ever made… In fact if we are simply talking about remakes I would say that it is one of the better ones created. But at the end of the day and when it is all said and done, the only thing that will be remembered about this movie is that it was an okay remake that could not even come close to being as good as the original Brian De Palma classic and the Stephen King novel from which it was inspired. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Carrie”