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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 Draft Day

Draft_Day_posterSports movies; they are some of the most predictable yet popular movies out there. They typically follow a very simple formula. The underdog team/individual begins playing a sport, at first they suck, then through either the right coach, the right players, and the appropriate amount of montages they become phenomenal, and against all odds kick massive amounts of ass. There are a few movies that differ from the formula in different ways, but for the most part they tend to stick to the formula. The recent Kevin Costner movie (man I never thought I would ever say/write those words again) Draft Day tends to stick to this general formula.

A sports movie that does not so much focus on the ‘sports’ part so much as it focuses on the obtaining of the players via draft to some seemed like a rather stupid concept to some people and in truth if you are not from the US or an NFL fan, I can see your apprehension. But for those uninitiated in the world of American Football let me inform you just how important the NFL Draft is to those who are a fan of the sport. The Draft isn’t just a selecting of rookies every year, it is one of the many rituals that American Football fans seem to hold themselves to. It is a time to see the new wave of talent come into the league and to question which one of them will become the next all-star and which one of them will be destined to be complete busts and spend the rest of their lives in obscurity working as used car salesmen… It is actually kind of depressing when you think about it. But for many fans, Draft Day is almost as important as the season itself. So just a little context going into this. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Draft Day”