Saturday, September 29, 2007 at 8:22 PM | 0 comments  

Years after the Raccoon City disaster, Alice (MILLA JOVOVICH) is on her own; aware that she has become a liability and could endanger those around her, she is struggling to survive and bring down the Umbrella Corporation led by the sinister MR Albert Wesker (JASON O'MARA) and head researcher Dr. Isaacs (IAN GLEN). Meanwhile, traveling through the Nevada Desert and the ruins of Las Vegas corporation, Carlos Olivera (ODED FEHR), L.J. (MIKE EPPS), and new survivors K-Mart (SPENCER LOCKE), Claire Redfield(ALI LARTER), and Nurse Betty (ASHANTI) must fight to survive extinction against hordes of the zombies, killer crows and the most terrifying creatures created as a result of the deadly T-Virus that has killed millions. Written by Akoksum2003

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SHOLAY,the movie which create trends in the indian movie get remaked by ram gopal varma as "AAG". but the movie marked as a flop as it didn't reached the hype of sholay . now the news from bollywood says the AAG is followed by another remake of sholay which will be an animated one ....hope it will be better than AAG
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Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at 7:10 AM | 0 comments  
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#10 Batman: Mask of the Phantasm

The plot:
Holy fuck, Batman! Two of the caped crusader’s most fiendish foes are on the loose in Gotham City! Can Batman use his gadgets and wits to defeat the dastardly duo of the Joker and the Phantasm, and stop them from carrying out their vendettas?

Why it scarred us:
It turns out he can’t. The two villains successfully pull off a series of mafia hits until the film has a higher body count than Reservoir Dogs. Worse still, both villains escape unharmed at the end of the film, while Batman is pumped full of bullets by the cops for his troubles.

Oh, and did we mention that Bruce Wayne has a nervous breakdown at his parents’ grave?

How it could have been worse:
Phantam is a surprisingly sophisticated work for a kid's cartoon, within the beautiful animation and classic noir trappings. The story deftly deals with complex themes such as love, revenge and betrayal, in a way that is accessible to children without pandering to them ...

... at least not until the Joker fights Batman on a jet pack.

The Incredibles

The plot:
In Brad Bird’s 2004 Pixar film, the Not-Fantastic Four battle the Not-Doctor Doom in an adaptation that’s more faithful to the comics than the actual Fantastic Four movie.

Why it scarred us:
We're putting aside the fact that the "society is oppressing the supermen" message reads like an Ayn Rand bedtime story. Instead, watch the scene where adorable lil’ Dash outruns the big scary men who are trying to kill him. Notice anything? That’s right, the prepubescent boy is killing Syndrome’s henchmen. And, laughing while he does it.

Above: Adorable child (Not shown: murder)

Oh, that adorable little scamp! What crazy manslaughter-related misadventure has Dash gotten into this time? Also, the villain’s list of dead superheroes provides kids with the valuable moral that "if you use your talents to do the right thing, you will die." Now, we're not for the dumbing down of American entertainment, but when your film’s funniest moment is a montage of death scenes (where Edna demonstrates the danger of capes) you might want to reconsider marketing your film to children.

How it could have been worse:
Aside from Rand, much of the movie’s script borrows ideas (such as the idea of outlawing superheroes and the reason why capes are impractical) from Alan Moore’s classic graphic novel Watchmen. If the writers had gone all the way with this homage, the story might contain horrifying scenes such as the destruction of New York, a superhero going insane and murdering criminals, and worst of all ... Richard Nixon serving four terms as president.

Song of the South

The plot:
In this charming story from legendary filmmaker Walt Disney, Uncle Remus, an elderly black servant, teaches a child valuable life lessons with the help of his magic talking animal friends, making him, quite literally, a "Magic Negro."

Why it scarred us:
The juxtaposition of Walt Disney’s trademark idealism with the harsh reality of the South during reconstruction is a little jarring. For a man who has been forced to do menial labor in excruciating conditions for his entire life, Uncle Remus seems downright jolly.

How it could have been worse:
If children were allowed to see it. About four people complained about the film’s content, so Disney responded by repeatedly apologizing, burying the film in the vault and probably burning the original negatives while personally taking responsibility for slavery.

Even though the film seems doomed to languish in the Ol’ Briar Patch, Disney still keeps Walt’s legacy alive by using the likenesses of its beloved characters on clothing, toys, theme park rides, costumes, overpriced figurines, McDonald's Happy Meal toys, plush dolls, bookends, keychain designs, erotic toys, small caliber weapons ...

Transformers: The Movie

The plot:
No, not the Michael Bay movie. The animated one from 1986. Yes, it still featured huge robots punching the crap out of each other.

Why it scarred us:
Optimus Prime-favorite toy, idol of millions, surrogate father to a generation of latchkey kids-is mercilessly slaughtered by his arch nemesis in the most brutal instance of toy-related violence since we put our sister's Barbies in the microwave.

It doesn’t help much that the creators, much like everyone else in the '80s, were on the cheapest hallucinogenic substances they could find. From 500-foot-tall robots turning into portable cassette players, to Optimus’ vanishing truck trailer, this film just might disregard physics enough to drive MC Escher incurably insane.

Also, a bunch of other Transformers die or something, but come on. Optimus dies.

How it could have been worse:
Deep in our hearts, we knew that Optimus wasn’t dead. If a short, fat robot like R2-D2 can survive a direct hit from a ship-destroying laser cannon, then a tough guy like Optimus can pull himself together. Much like Jesus, Prime would return from his tomb in time to save us all (note the parallels between Optimus’ transformations and the Catholic belief in transubstantiation. Or, not.)

No, in a universe where robots can always be bolted back together, you only need to worry if a human character dies. But what kind of idiot would make a Transformers movie and fill it with useless human characters?

The Lion King

The plot:
This classic Disney animated film tells the story of a young, lion prince’s quest to rule the pride lands. Thrown in is a meerkat and a warthog performing a catchy song about the importance of apathy.

Why it scarred us:
It’s pretty much Hamlet. Seriously. A young prince’s uncle murders his father and steals his rightful place as king, inspiring the young leader to vow revenge.

Sure, there are differences. The “something rotten in the state of Denmark” was actually a flatulent warthog, for instance. But, one seriously must wonder how the pitch meeting for this one went.

"It’s Hamlet, but with lions, songs by Sir Elton John and fart jokes."


How it could have been worse:
The film ends somewhat differently than its source material. SPOILERS: In a radical and unpredictable departure that no one could have seen coming, the adorable lead animal defeats the villain, gets the girl, reclaims his throne and lives happily ever after.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

The plot:
Police detective Eddie Valiant must protect a falsely accused rabbit from a corrupt legal system in this noir thriller. Think of it as Chinatown but with more Mickey Mouse and less incest.

Why it scarred us:
Sudden puberty onset syndrome.

What? Don’t look at us like that. Most movie stars are so airbrushed nowadays that there’s not much difference between Jessica Alba and Jessica Rabbit anyway.

So anyway, this film features Jessica teasing, seducing and posing up a storm in a way that Snow White only did when the cameras weren’t rolling. If your nephew watches this movie, you may want to check him for facial hair afterwards.

How it could have been worse:
Ask Japan. The weird pen-and-ink boob fetish has been taken to its logical conclusion in that land where even real, live porn actresses can’t compete unless they dress up like Sailor Moon.


The plot:
The talented animators at Pixar Studios bring us the latest installment in their epic "things-that-don’t-really-talk-talking" series. This one tells the heartwarming story of a desert wasteland populated entirely by cars (no, not Los Angeles).

Why it scarred us:
Where are the humans? WHERE ARE THE HUMANS?!

Did global warming finally do us in, ironically leaving only the instruments of our destruction behind? Did they give birth to Skynet? If there aren’t any humans, then who makes the cars? Are there little assembly lines where cars manufacture other cars? Do they reproduce sexually? If a car is manufactured from used parts, is that cannibalism?

Call us paranoid, but when we see sentient machines roaming a barren Mad Max-style landscape, the healthy fear of technology we gained from '80s B-movies kicks into high gear.

How it could have been worse:
They could have delved into the logistical workings of a car society. What is the geopolitical landscape of the car world? Are there car wars? We assume that there are military vehicles, too. Are they in a constant state of combat? Does the Orwellian car government manufacture conflicts to give the tanks a sense of purpose? What is the history of car warfare? In the car World War II, was Daimler the Allied forces? Were Fords and Volkswagens the Nazis? What about current events in the car Middle East? Are there car "car bombs?" What are the dynamics of the car caste system? Do rich and powerful Mercedes control the government? Are disenfranchised cars left in disaster areas to fend for themselves because George “BMW” Bush doesn’t care about cars with spinning rims?

Also, how do they talk? I mean, they’re cars for god’s sake. You’d think an editor would catch that.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The plot:
In this Disney animated musical, the kind-hearted Hunchback Quasimodo rescues the beautiful gypsy Esmeralda with the help of his singing gargoyle friends. But, can a Hunchback win the heart of a gorgeous princess?

Why it scarred us:
No, no he can’t. The gallant, blonde, muscular, hero gets the girl instead of the deformed Quasimodo.

Never mind the fact that Quasimodo saved your life on multiple occasions. Never mind that you’re this decent man’s last hope for finding affection. No, let’s all fall for the pretty one. Well, you know what? There’s more to life than looks! Maybe you’ll realize that when you have to take care of your unemployed husband, while I make a killing on Wall Street using the knowledge I gained from those math books you laughed at me about! WELL, WE’LL SEE WHO’S LAUGHING THEN, WON’T WE LIZ? WE’LL ALL SEE THEN!

Also, there’s the small matter of the villain singing a song about how he intends to rape and murder the female lead.

How it could have been worse:
They could have kept the novel’s ending, in which Esmeralda dies, and Quasimodo chooses to be buried alive in her tomb so that they can be together.

Though at least he got the girl in that one.

Watership Down

The plot:
Look at the bunny! Who’s a cute little bunny? Who’s a ...


Why it scarred us:


How it could have been worse:

Let’s just move on to the next one, shall we?

Pom Poko

The plot:
A family of raccoons, forced from their home by evil construction workers, take a stand to reclaim their homeland …

Why it scarred us:
… using their magical raccoon testicles.





How it could have been worse:
Although us narrow-minded Westerners may have issues about our kids watching racoons bludgeon construction workers with their massive genitals, this kind of thing is pretty much par for the course in Japan. "Tankui" as the anatomically-improbable monsters are known, are traditional Japanese folklore creatures. In fact, we wouldn't be surprised to hear that the Japanese version of Davy Crockett wears a coonskin cap made entirely of scrotum.

Come on, it’s Japanese. What did you expect? It's probably from the fine people who brought us such abominations as catgirl fetishes, tentacle rape and the transformers. This type of film would never be distributed by a major film company in the United States.

Oh, wait. It was distributed in the United States by the Walt Disney Pictures.

You see, Disney, in their ongoing quest to release other talented filmmakers' movies so that they don't have to make their own, signed a very generous distribution deal with Studio Ghibli, a popular Japanese animation studio. As part of the deal, Disney agreed to release all of the studio's upcoming films uncut, unedited, and, evidently, unneutered.

Although, we have to applaud Disney for going ahead with this deal. Attatching your family-friendly name to something that you haven't even seen is the kind of decision that requires huge ... amounts of courage.

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Friday, September 14, 2007 at 2:05 AM | 0 comments  
1.9.1The Godfather (1972)235,769
2.9.1The Shawshank Redemption (1994)279,061
3.9.0The Godfather: Part II (1974)134,652
4.8.8Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (1966)73,438
5.8.8Pulp Fiction (1994)239,967
6.8.8Schindler's List (1993)163,116
7.8.8Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)173,670
8.8.8Casablanca (1942)108,032
9.8.8One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)120,614
10.8.8The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)215,389
11.8.8Shichinin no samurai (1954)59,888
12.8.7Star Wars (1977)212,263
13.8.712 Angry Men (1957)55,118
14.8.7Rear Window (1954)70,422
15.8.7Goodfellas (1990)128,386
16.8.7Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)148,666
17.8.7The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)251,551
18.8.7Cidade de Deus (2002)76,879
19.8.6The Usual Suspects (1995)168,557
20.8.6C'era una volta il West (1968)37,686
21.8.6Psycho (1960)87,216
22.8.6Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)102,264
23.8.6North by Northwest (1959)57,977
24.8.6Citizen Kane (1941)93,485
25.8.6The Silence of the Lambs (1991)148,962
26.8.6The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)204,837
27.8.6Memento (2000)158,555
28.8.6Fight Club (1999)211,163
29.8.5Sunset Blvd. (1950)30,334
30.8.5Lawrence of Arabia (1962)50,933
31.8.5It's a Wonderful Life (1946)64,656
32.8.5The Matrix (1999)233,603
33.8.5American Beauty (1999)180,760
34.8.5Taxi Driver (1976)87,264
35.8.5Vertigo (1958)55,697
36.8.5Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain, Le (2001)108,702
37.8.5Apocalypse Now (1979)108,197
38.8.5Se7en (1995)157,768
39.8.5The Departed (2006)121,649
40.8.5Léon (1994)105,120
41.8.4American History X (1998)119,341
42.8.4Paths of Glory (1957)25,566
43.8.4Chinatown (1974)45,268
44.8.4To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)51,355
45.8.4Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)119,026
46.8.4Laberinto del fauno, El (2006)66,946
47.8.4M (1931)22,637
48.8.4The Third Man (1949)31,274
49.8.4The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)18,514
50.8.4A Clockwork Orange (1971)113,669
51.8.4Alien (1979)105,892
52.8.4The Pianist (2002)67,414
53.8.4Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)101,631
54.8.4The Shining (1980)95,842
55.8.4L.A. Confidential (1997)108,043
56.8.4Untergang, Der (2004)40,061
57.8.4Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (2001)54,384
58.8.4The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)36,577
59.8.4The Maltese Falcon (1941)32,240
60.8.4Boot, Das (1981)46,191
61.8.3Double Indemnity (1944)20,688
62.8.3Requiem for a Dream (2000)100,071
63.8.3Saving Private Ryan (1998)165,871
64.8.3Reservoir Dogs (1992)124,361
65.8.3Metropolis (1927)22,226
66.8.3Aliens (1986)103,514
67.8.3Leben der Anderen, Das (2006)20,607
68.8.3Raging Bull (1980)51,195
69.8.3Forrest Gump (1994)164,336
70.8.3Hotel Rwanda (2004)45,464
71.8.3Sin City (2005)136,615
72.8.3Singin' in the Rain (1952)33,914
73.8.3Rashômon (1950)22,169
74.8.3Rebecca (1940)20,363
75.8.3Modern Times (1936)19,064
76.8.3Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)131,429
77.8.3The Great Escape (1963)35,789
78.8.32001: A Space Odyssey (1968)100,772
79.8.3Some Like It Hot (1959)41,343
80.8.3All About Eve (1950)21,454
81.8.3Ratatouille (2007)27,874
82.8.3Amadeus (1984)59,845
83.8.3Sjunde inseglet, Det (1957)19,590
84.8.3The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)40,584
85.8.3Touch of Evil (1958)19,373
86.8.3On the Waterfront (1954)23,747
87.8.3The Prestige (2006)81,018
88.8.2Jaws (1975)82,551
89.8.2The Elephant Man (1980)31,162
90.8.2Vita è bella, La (1997)63,044
91.8.2The Sting (1973)39,661
92.8.2Strangers on a Train (1951)19,189
93.8.2The Manchurian Candidate (1962)22,864
94.8.2Full Metal Jacket (1987)84,819
95.8.2Batman Begins (2005)133,778
96.8.2The Apartment (1960)19,661
97.8.2Braveheart (1995)150,685
98.8.2The Big Sleep (1946)17,337
99.8.2Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)20,025
100.8.2Nuovo cinema Paradiso (1988)25,582
101.8.2The Great Dictator (1940)19,573
102.8.2Blade Runner (1982)114,879
103.8.2Once Upon a Time in America (1984)39,021
104.8.2Notorious (1946)18,335
105.8.2City Lights (1931)14,083
106.8.2The Wizard of Oz (1939)63,203
107.8.2Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)136,658
108.8.2Million Dollar Baby (2004)73,061
109.8.2High Noon (1952)20,516
110.8.2Fargo (1996)101,255
111.8.2Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)132,075
112.8.2Donnie Darko (2001)116,962
113.8.2Ran (1985)21,017
114.8.2Salaire de la peur, Le (1953)6,911
115.8.2Cool Hand Luke (1967)25,147
116.8.2Back to the Future (1985)117,054
117.8.2Unforgiven (1992)53,917
118.8.2Oldboy (2003)43,717
119.8.2Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)100,713
120.8.1Mononoke-hime (1997)37,371
121.8.1Grindhouse (2007)39,371
122.8.1Annie Hall (1977)37,743
123.8.1Per qualche dollaro in più (1965)20,693
124.8.1The Green Mile (1999)110,107
125.8.1The Sixth Sense (1999)154,164
126.8.1The Incredibles (2004)82,017
127.8.1Yojimbo (1961)16,896
128.8.1Finding Nemo (2003)87,027
129.8.1Ben-Hur (1959)35,031
130.8.1Gladiator (2000)162,027
131.8.1Life of Brian (1979)56,905
132.8.1Ladri di biciclette (1948)13,904
133.8.1Children of Men (2006)70,683
134.8.1V for Vendetta (2005)111,294
135.8.1The Killing (1956)13,225
136.8.1The Deer Hunter (1978)51,081
137.8.1Notti di Cabiria, Le (1957)5,313
138.8.1Die Hard (1988)104,866
139.8.1Platoon (1986)63,503
140.8.1Crash (2004/I)96,893
141.8.1Diaboliques, Les (1955)6,923
142.8.1Superbad (2007)31,023
143.8.1The Princess Bride (1987)83,815
144.8.1Battaglia di Algeri, La (1966)6,357
145.8.1Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)20,426
146.8.1The Graduate (1967)47,155
147.8.1Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)6,881
148.8.13:10 to Yuma (2007)6,442
149.8.1Amores perros (2000)33,059
150.8.1Smultronstället (1957)10,911
151.8.1It Happened One Night (1934)13,827
152.8.1The Wild Bunch (1969)18,297
153.8.0Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)33,937
154.8.0Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)100,334
155.8.0Gandhi (1982)28,137
156.8.0Shadow of a Doubt (1943)11,022
157.8.0Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)7,185
158.8.0Dog Day Afternoon (1975)30,447
159.8.0 (1963)15,413
160.8.0Little Miss Sunshine (2006)69,289
161.8.0The African Queen (1951)21,800
162.8.0The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)13,294
163.8.0Wo hu cang long (2000)76,120
164.8.0Stand by Me (1986)53,131
165.8.0Brief Encounter (1945)6,293
166.8.0Hot Fuzz (2007)55,422
167.8.0The General (1927)11,346
168.8.0The Night of the Hunter (1955)13,655
169.8.0Heat (1995)82,020
170.8.0The Conversation (1974)18,409
171.8.0Harvey (1950)13,405
172.8.0The Big Lebowski (1998)95,184
173.8.0Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (1922)15,868
174.8.0Gone with the Wind (1939)47,782
175.8.0The Grapes of Wrath (1940)13,421
176.8.0Cabinet des Dr. Caligari., Das (1920)8,573
177.8.0Witness for the Prosecution (1957)9,301
178.8.0Trainspotting (1996)88,751
179.8.0Groundhog Day (1993)77,660
180.8.0Patton (1970)24,205
181.8.0Duck Soup (1933)16,235
182.8.0Snatch. (2000)89,320
183.8.0Toy Story (1995)78,084
184.8.0Glory (1989)35,846
185.8.0The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)17,268
186.8.0The Thing (1982)38,447
187.8.0Bride of Frankenstein (1935)9,199
188.8.0Lola rennt (1998)53,614
189.8.0Belle et la bête, La (1946)5,194
190.8.0Twelve Monkeys (1995)101,588
191.8.0Ed Wood (1994)42,096
192.8.0King Kong (1933)22,442
193.8.0Toy Story 2 (1999)69,050
194.8.0Sleuth (1972)8,290
195.8.0Spartacus (1960)29,522
196.8.0The Lady Vanishes (1938)8,891
197.8.0The Terminator (1984)100,096
198.8.0Scarface (1983)75,553
199.8.0In the Heat of the Night (1967)12,683
200.8.0The Gold Rush (1925)11,335
201.8.0The Exorcist (1973)59,698
202.7.9Magnolia (1999)76,500
203.7.9Frankenstein (1931)12,749
204.7.9The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)4,238
205.7.9Big Fish (2003)73,141
206.7.9The Hustler (1961)14,322
207.7.9Mystic River (2003)62,226
208.7.9Casino Royale (2006)90,202
209.7.9The Lion King (1994)65,818
210.7.9Anatomy of a Murder (1959)7,816
211.7.9Stalker (1979)9,460
212.7.9A Christmas Story (1983)33,727
213.7.9Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)65,713
214.7.9Ying xiong (2002)50,247
215.7.9Bonnie and Clyde (1967)22,241
216.7.9Young Frankenstein (1974)37,300
217.7.9Hotaru no haka (1988)16,819
218.7.9Rosemary's Baby (1968)25,083
219.7.9Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)141,396
220.7.9Out of the Past (1947)5,627
221.7.9Finding Neverland (2004)53,223
222.7.9The Philadelphia Story (1940)17,246
223.7.9The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)10,287
224.7.9In Cold Blood (1967)5,743
225.7.9Stalag 17 (1953)12,211
226.7.9Zodiac (2007/I)36,625
227.7.9A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)18,546
228.7.9Cinderella Man (2005)36,532
229.7.9Shaun of the Dead (2004)62,597
230.7.9Shrek (2001)114,090
231.7.9Du rififi chez les hommes (1955)4,133
232.7.9Mou gaan dou (2002)18,379
233.7.9Dial M for Murder (1954)15,170
234.7.9Manhattan (1979)21,706
235.7.9Rope (1948)15,146
236.7.9Casino (1995)55,160
237.7.9All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)12,470
238.7.9Umberto D. (1952)3,844
239.7.9The Lost Weekend (1945)6,197
240.7.9Before Sunset (2004)26,642
241.7.9Hauru no ugoku shiro (2004)19,420
242.7.9Haine, La (1995)13,825
243.7.9A Man for All Seasons (1966)7,665
244.7.9Doctor Zhivago (1965)18,359
245.7.9Roman Holiday (1953)17,242
246.7.9The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)13,178
247.7.9Brazil (1985)50,546
248.7.9Blood Diamond (2006)48,823
249.7.9The Searchers (1956)17,614
250.7.9Walk the Line (2005)

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