I was young and had no responsibilities when I discovered that the only way to see Tombstone in its original aspect ratio was on DVD, so I went out and bought a DVD player for the express purpose of seeing a favorite movie the way it had been filmed. Shortly thereafter, I began to discover bonus features. These are ten of my personal favorite DVD and Blu-ray bonus features.
|Rank it amongst the best action movies of all time.
Flickchart Ranking: #1035
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ToryK – “I loved these guys growing up. Still do. But I think Tarantino’s most recent movie beats Rodriguez’, no contest. Machete was nuts, true. But to me, it was nowhere near as fun as Desperado. Or even Once Upon a Time in Mexico. Basterds felt like Tarantino taking his own movies apart, finding out what makes them tick, and building a new film with that knowledge in mind. I didn’t dislike Machete, I was just disappointed. I wanted more from a guy I was used to having to having so much fun with.”
|Rank it amongst the best comedy movies of all time.
Flickchart Ranking: #4219
I reviewed this movie when it first came out for the site. I originally placed it in my top 33% but it’s fallen to around top 37% since. I expect it to keep dropping a bit as nothing has really stuck with me about the movie five months later.
|Rank it amongst the best Documentaries of all time.
Flickchart Ranking: #2181
Official Synopsis from Universal Studios: “In late 2007, filmmakers Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost sensed a story unfolding as they began to film the life of Ariel’s brother, Nev. They had no idea that their project would lead to the most exhilarating and unsettling months of their lives. A reality thriller that is a shocking product of our times, Catfish is a riveting story of love, deception and grace within a labyrinth of online intrigue.”
|Rank it amongst the best Supernatural Horror movies of all time.
Flickchart Ranking: #4173
|Rank it amongst the best Bopics of all time.
Flickchart Ranking: #6853
|Rank it amongst the best Horror movies of all time.
Flickchart Ranking: #11859
|Rank it amongst the best Crime movies of all time.
Flickchart Ranking: Just Added
|Rank it amongst the best Action Thriller movies of all time.
Flickchart Ranking: Just Added
DTV action movie starring Cuba Gooding Jr.
Machete, the Robert Rodriguez action massacre, was released into theatres recently. While it delivers plenty of sleaze and carnage, the movie also takes time to comment on the plight of illegal Mexican immigrants in the United States. Even the “Illegal” trailer from back in May took a stand on the issue. With that in mind, I thought this edition of Reel Rumbles could feature two movies about gringos who aren’t too welcome south of the border. In Bandidas, Mexican heroines Salma Hayek and Penélope Cruz take on a ruthless American interloper who is aggresively swindling people out of their land. Turistas involves naive white people vacationing in Brazil who become unwilling organ donors. Maybe the basic message of both Bandidas and Turistas is that other countries are not gringo playgrounds. You can’t just come around and act like you own the place, or there will be consequences. (Or, the message could also be that it never hurts to cast attractive actors and dress them up in sexy attire whenever possible.)
Roger Ebert loved it, and it’s the leader 2/3 of the way into the year for best poster of the year. Has to be worth a watch, right?
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Early reviews have been pretty solid. There’s a scene in one of the red band trailers with Machete swinging from one window to a window below it using a man’s intestines as rope. Needless to say, that sold me on the movie.
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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…