Tag: Tom Hanks

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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Cheesy Romance Month: You’ve Got Mail

220px-You've_Got_MailSo it is February… That barren wasteland of a month when winter is shitting out its last ‘screw you and all the love ones you hold dear’ snow storms while we wait anxiously for spring to come and thaw us out of our ice encased tombs. So of course this ‘beautiful’ time of the year is the perfect time to have the holiday in which we celebrate our undying love for each other in a whirlwind of consumerism and cheesy romance. February is often considered the month of love thanks to that one special holiday smack dab in the middle of it, Valentines Day. It is a day when those in committed relationships shower each other with gifts of chocolate, goofy stuffed animals, and going out on dates. Meanwhile the singles sit at home pretending the day does not exist as the voice in the back of our head screams at us, questioning if we will ever find that certain special someone. Continue reading “Cheesy Romance Month: You’ve Got Mail”

Tanner Reviews Saving Mr. Banks

220px-Saving_Mr._Banks_Theatrical_PosterSo a film about the creation of one of the most beloved movies/musicals, Mary Poppins AND with one of the best actors of our generation Tom Hanks playing none other than Walt Disney… Oh this was going to go over well no matter what was put on the market. After checking out the movie this weekend, I do have to say that I was not in the least bit disappointed. Granted, I did think the movie could have done much more with the talent they had and the material at their disposal. But that should not take away from what is by all means a feel good charismatic movie. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Saving Mr. Banks”

Tanner Reviews Captain Phillips

Captain_Phillips_PosterSo we are reaching the end of 2013 and like always it is time for the big movies of the year to start creeping into the cinemas across the world and leading the charge this year is none other than one of the latest additions to Tom Hank’s repertoire, Captain Phillips. Along with the second movie of his to come out this year, Saving Mr. Banks which will be coming out in mid December it looks like Mr. Hanks is trying to win himself another shiny gold trophy. Continue reading “Tanner Reviews Captain Phillips”