Posts Tagged ‘David Cronenberg’

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Usually, this spot is reserved for our weekly rundown of the new movies available to stream on Netflix Instant but August is a dead month and there is nothing notable streaming this week. Doesn’t look like there will be for another couple weeks either, so let’s pick the best horror movies available to stream on Netflix right now:

Let Me In / Let the Right One In

Videodrome on netflix instant watch

Let Me In

Rated R | 2010
Flickchart Ranking: #482
Times Ranked: 9558
Win Percentage: 63%
Top-20 Rankings: 22 Users

Let the Right One In

Rated R | 2008
Flickchart Ranking: #63
Times Ranked: 78814
Win Percentage: 65%
Top-20 Rankings: 404 Users

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This weekend, the first of many upcoming superhero reboots will be released. Leading the pack before the rumored Fantastic Four restart and next summer’s The Amazing Spider-Man is X-Men: First Class, director Matthew Vaughn’s tale of the beginning of Professor Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters in the 60s and the friendship between Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr, who will become Magneto. Vaughn has cast this new film in the X-Men franchise with some of the most talented actors of today. So before seeing his newest film, check out some of the under-ranked films from the stars of X-Men: First Class.

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Rank December 7th’s Blu-ray and DVD releases against the best films ever made

Inception (DVD and Blu-ray | PG-13 | 2010)

Inception reviews and rankings How would you rank it amongst the best science fiction movies of all time?


Flickchart Ranking: #9
Times Ranked: 42279
Win Percentage: 87%
How Many Top-20′s: 585 Users

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I don’t know what I was doing in July but I totally missed seeing this, so… what do your fellow Flickcharters have to say?

johnmason“Now, here’s a pair of movies where the directors were given a mega-budget and told, “Go ahead, do whatever the hell you want.” But Inception was far more successful than Avatar. Don’t get me wrong; I really quite like Avatar. But aside from the astounding visuals (and the 3-D gimmick that not even this movie could sell me on), it didn’t have a lot new to bring to the table. Inception is a really, truly original piece of work, and unlike Avatar, its long running time just flies by. I wish I could have the old James Cameron back, circa the late ’80s-early ’90s, before he became the King of the World, was trailblazing the way for films like this, and was making some of the best damn films of all time. Right now, Christopher Nolan is at the frikkin’ top of his game, and I’m worried that Cameron’s going to get lost on Pandora.”

JRM“I really like Avatar; it succeeded in what it set out to do: create an immersive world that people will come back to again and again. This was a movie that was so successful because of word of mouth and repeat business. I actually saw it twice in theaters, in 3D. Having said that, you’re right, @johnmason–besides its visuals it really doesn’t have much going for it. It’s a grand spectacle for sure, but it lacks surprise because its story has been told in numerous ways multiple times. Inception is story telling at its finest, imho. And it’s awe-inspiring because of it. A truly great movie.”

(From Inception vs Avatar discussion)


Shrek Forever After (DVD and Blu-ray | PG | 2010)

Shrek Forever After reviews and rankings How would you rank it amongst the best animated movies of all time?


Flickchart Ranking: #3424
Times Ranked: 3493
Win Percentage: 35%
How Many Top-20′s: 10 Users

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Supposedly the “final” Shrek. Don’t worry though, because Dreamworks has plans to run the rest of their franchises into the ground with an endless number of sequels. Studio exec Jeffrey Katzenberger seriously said there are plans for three more How to Train Your Dragons, four more Madagascars and six (yes, 6) more Kung Fu Pandas.

A box set with all four movies is also being released, but Shrek the Third and Shrek Goes Fourth remain the only ones available individually.

Restrepo (DVD and Blu-ray | R | 2010)

Restrepo reviews and rankings How would you rank it amongst the best documentaries of all time?


Flickchart Ranking: #6220
Times Ranked: 433
Win Percentage: 66%
How Many Top-20′s: 1 Users

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What do your fellow Flickcharters have to say?

Avenger7“Not even fair to compare these two. A-Team is over-the-top goofy fun. Restrepo is as real as it gets. THE best documentary I’ve seen in years. This is a well structured and powerful film delivering incredible insight and feeling about the ground war in Afghanistan. There’s no political agenda at all. What the film does deliver is the actual feeling of being deployed with these incredibly brave and heroic soldiers.”

(From The A-Team vs. Restrepo discussion)

admiralpiett“The two best films of 2010 I’ve seen so far. Both films’ greatest strength is their honesty. In Restrepo, that honesty is in its bare-bones style, showing only what happens and giving no direct commentary, other than what the soldiers themselves provide, and letting the terror inherent to their situation dictate the mood of the film; in Winter’s Bone, the honesty lies in the characters on screen, where no one looks like they were cast from outside a 5-mile radius in the Ozarks, anchored by two of the best performances I’ve seen in years (Jennifer Lawrence as Ree and John Hawkes as Teardrop). Ultimately, I think Winter’s Bone is a more satisfying film, though neither film provides a pat hollywood answer to any questions raised. If you haven’t seen either of these films, please go out and see them if you can; it’s a shame most people don’t even know these films exist.”

(From Winter’s Bone vs. Restrepo discussion)

* Also on Netflix Instant starting Tuesday

Barry Munday (DVD | NR | 2010)

Barry Munday reviews and rankings How would you rank it amongst the best comedy movies of all time?


Flickchart Ranking: #10206
Times Ranked: 35
Win Percentage: 18%
How Many Top-20′s: 1 Users

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I love the concept, Judy Greer, and thought the trailer looked pretty good, but its reviews sucked and that 18% win percentage isn’t doing much to make me want to watch this either.

Classics and Re-releases on DVD and Blu-ray:

Cronos (Criterion DVD and Blu-ray | R | 1993)

Cronos reviews and rankings How would you rank it amongst the best horror movies of all time?


Flickchart Ranking: #3074
Times Ranked: 1587
Win Percentage: 61%
How Many Top-20′s: 0 Users

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The film that announced Guillermo Del Toro as one of the most imaginative (and skilled) filmmakers around.

* Also on Netflix Instant starting Tuesday

Videodrome (Criterion DVD and Blu-ray | R | 1983)

Videodrome reviews and rankings How would you rank it amongst the best science fiction horror movies of all time?


Flickchart Ranking: #340
Times Ranked: 19446
Win Percentage: 47%
How Many Top-20′s: 71 Users

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Cronnenberg! I don’t think any DVD news would make me happier than if Criterion also releases a Blu-ray of Cronenberg’s Rabid.

Lost In Translation (Blu-ray | R | 2003)

Lost In Translation reviews and rankings How would you rank it amongst the best movies of 2003?


Flickchart Ranking: #181
Times Ranked: 271321
Win Percentage: 52%
How Many Top-20′s: 3819 Users

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It’s a perfect movie. I’ve been trying to come up with something to write about Lost in Translation for two days and can’t. It’s just perfect.

Big Bad Mama (DVD | NR | 1974)

Big Bad Mama reviews and rankings How would you rank it amongst the best crime movies of all-time?


Flickchart Ranking: #7006
Times Ranked: 458
Win Percentage: 33%
How Many Top-20′s: 0 Users

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Angie Dickinson and William Shatner in an awesome film from Roger Corman.

New to Netflix Instant Streaming:

Tuesday December 7th:

  • Cronos (1993) – Guillermo Del Toro (dir.)
  • Restrepo (2010) – Great war doc

Friday December 10th:

Saturday December 11th: