Cop Out – (DVD and Blu-ray)
Flickchart Ranking: #5313
Times Ranked: 2692
% Times Won: 40.30%
Times Top 20′d: 4
Kevin Smith’s latest. Critics savaged the flick but it seems like there has been some decent word-of-mouth on it.
The Losers – (DVD and Blu-ray)
Flickchart Ranking: #5242
Times Ranked: 2270
% Times Won: 52.86%
Times Top 20′d: 3
There have been quite a few action movies about a team on a mission this year, and will be more, so this seemed to get lost in the shuffle. Seems like people liked it somewhat though…
The Runaways – (DVD and Blu-ray)
Flickchart Ranking: #6575
Times Ranked: 898
% Times Won: 62.53%
Times Top 20′d: 1
A Town Called Panic – (DVD and Blu-ray and Netlfix Instant)
Flickchart Ranking: #8303
Times Ranked: 110
% Times Won: 63.32%
Times Top 20′d: 0
Animated film starring Cowboy, Indian, and Horse.
Mother – (DVD and Blu-ray)
Flickchart Ranking: #6633
Times Ranked: 234
% Times Won: 75.13%
Times Top 20′d: 0
The latest from the director of The Host. If you’ve seen that, you’re no doubt excited to pick this up.
Your mind is the scene of the crime.
So reads the tagline for Inception, the new film from writer/director Christopher Nolan that just dares you to try and summarize it in a few sentences. I’m not sure it’s possible. Here’s a shot at something that barely scratches the surface: Star Leonardo DiCaprio plays Cobb, a man who specializes in entering people’s dreams and stealing their ideas. When he is hired to do the opposite–place a new idea in a man’s mind–he and his team get far more than they bargained for.
Such a simplistic description of such a complex movie. I am in awe of Nolan’s film, and it’s going to rank extremely high on my Flickchart; so high, that I’m almost shocked.
Remaking a foreign language film for an English speaking American audience can be quiet a feat. In fact, it probably should never be done as the success rate of good remakes is fairly low. Also, there are a number of issues which are created by remaking a foreign language film. Which movie do I watch first? Should I hold the remake up to the standard for the original? Of course we can not overlook the fact of a remake flopping at the box office. Then we must ask, why did you even waste money remaking it when you could have released the foreign version?
Some of the world’s deadliest people – soldiers, mercenaries, killers, rapists – find themselves dropped into the middle of a hostile jungle. Soon, they realize they are being hunted… and that they are no longer on our world. So begins Predators; a sequel to the original, singular-titled, Arnold Schwarzenegger-starring sci-fi action hit from 1987. And as it turns out, it’s become the only sequel to that movie that’s truly worth the effort.
Starring: Adrien Brody (The Pianist; King Kong), Topher Grace (Spider-Man 3; TV’s “That 70′s Show”), Alice Braga (City of God; I Am Legend), Walton Goggins (TV’s “The Shield”), Oleg Taktarov (Righteous Kill; Bad Boys II), Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix; TV’s “CSI”) and Danny Trejo (Planet Terror; Heat)
So, how does Predators measure up? I’ll use the Flickchart ranking method to see how…