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Movies from the IMDb Top 250 Available on Netflix Streaming

30 December 2010 6:19 PM, PST | ifc.com | See recent IFC news »

Hacking Netflix pointed out a extremely useful list on the website 100ThingsILearned.com. It's compilation of all of the the movies from the IMDb's Top 250 that are available for steaming on Netflix Watch Instantly. You can find the full list on 100Things..., but here are the ten highest ranking titles from IMDb (the number denotes their rank), plus links to their Netflix pages.

1. "The Shawshank Redemption"

9. "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"

13. "Seven Samurai"

19. "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings"

33. "Forrest Gump"

37. "Apocalypse Now" (or "Apocalypse Now Redux")

42. "Terminator 2: Judgment Day"

45. "Amelie"

50. "The Shining"

54. "The Pianist"

Don't have New Year's Eve plans this year? You could do worse than watching a couple of these. »

- Matt Singer

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Best Blu-rays (And One DVD) from 2010

30 December 2010 1:34 PM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I have basically resigned myself to reviewing, watching and recommending Blu-rays whenever possible. I love the format and wish everyone could just magically adopt it so the prices would become more reasonable (a dream scenario I'm sure). I am always waiting and looking for deals when it comes to Blu-rays since most often the prices are simply too outrageous. As a matter of fact, while putting this piece together I only now bought myself copies of The African Queen and The Bridge on the River Kwai at Barnes and Noble as both were on sale and I had a 10% off coupon. The way I see it $39 isn't bad for the those two titles, especially when suggested retail is $75 before shipping.

So understand, I know when recommending this many titles at once I realize the possibility of you purchasing all of them is slim to none, but hopefully I may be »

- Brad Brevet

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The Best Blu-ray Discs of 2010

25 December 2010 7:19 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Best Contemporary Titles

Winner: "Avatar: Extended Edition"

Runner-up: "Inception"

Doesn't matter what you thought of the film, I enjoyed it but didn't particularly love it, James Cameron fully delivers on his promise to make the 'Extended Edition' Blu-ray release worth the double-dip as it has to be one the single deepest and richest releases for a single film on the market.

The transfer is pure reference quality, the inserted new footage in the three alternate cuts available is exactly the same quality as the rest of the cut, and the sound design is awe-inspiring. Extras are disgustingly rich - three near feature-length docos, nearly an hour of cut footage, countless featurettes, artwork and a beautiful looking if a tiny bit awkwardly designed packaged set.

Picking a runner-up wasn't that difficult. Christopher Nolan's puzzle box of a film "Inception" is a trippy but whip smart and bold heist film »

- Garth Franklin

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The Best Blu-ray Discs of 2010

25 December 2010 7:19 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Best Contemporary Titles

Winner: "Avatar: Extended Edition"

Runner-up: "Inception"

Doesn't matter what you thought of the film, I enjoyed it but didn't particularly love it, James Cameron fully delivers on his promise to make the 'Extended Edition' Blu-ray release worth the double-dip as it has to be one the single deepest and richest releases for a single film on the market.

The transfer is pure reference quality, the inserted new footage in the three alternate cuts available is exactly the same quality as the rest of the cut, and the sound design is awe-inspiring. Extras are disgustingly rich - three near feature-length docos, nearly an hour of cut footage, countless featurettes, artwork and a beautiful looking if a tiny bit awkwardly designed packaged set.

Picking a runner-up wasn't that difficult. Christopher Nolan's puzzle box of a film "Inception" is a trippy but whip smart and bold heist film »

- Garth Franklin

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The Toronto Film Festival’s Essential 100 Movies

22 December 2010 11:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

It seems like only yesterday that the American Film Institute released their 100 Years...100 Movies [1] list. Actually though, it was over 10 years ago when we first got our look at that "definitive" list of the 100 best American movies. They then did a ten year anniversary of it in 2007 with only minor adjustments and both years Citizen Kane held the number one place as the best American movie. Of course, the problem with those lists is that they only list American films. While Hollywood might be considered the epicenter of film, the art form itself spans the globe, way beyond American borders. That's why the Toronto International Film Festival came up with their Essential 100 movies. Created by merging lists made by Toronto Film Festival supporters along with another made by their programmers, these are supposed to be the 100 essential movies every cinephile must see. And it starts off with a bang as Citizen Kane has been toppled. »

- Germain Lussier

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MovieRetriever's 100 Greatest Movies: #45 Apocalypse Now

22 December 2010 6:07 AM, PST | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Dec 22, 2010

As he set out to plan Apocalypse Now filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola ranked as one of the most important young talents then working in Hollywood. His two Godfather films (1972, 1974) had landed on the list of the most profitable in Hollywood history, while The Conversation (1974) had been hailed as a masterful "art film." In Apocalypse Now Coppola attempted to create both a personal look at America's recent tragic war in Vietnam, and a film which could compete at the box-office with Jaws and The Towering Inferno. As Apocalypse Now moved from the ...Read more at MovieRetriever.com »

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George Hickenlooper: The Mayor Of The Sunset Strip Interview, 2004

22 December 2010 12:05 AM, PST | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

(Rodney Bingenheimer, the subject of Mayor Of The Sunset Strip, and Andy Warhol, above.)

Filmmaker George Hickenlooper passed away on October 29, 2010, at the way too early age of 47. This is an interview I did with George in 2004, around the release of his documentary Mayor of the Sunset Strip, which I consider one of the very best films ever made about the entertainment industry and one of my Top 20 Films of the past decade. Hickenlooper's last film, Casino Jack, starring Kevin Spacey, has just been released. This article originally appeared in Venice Magazine.

With Mayor of the Sunset Strip, George Hickenlooper takes us on a tour of the modern history of celebrity, via the life of legendary pop music impresario Rodney Bingenheimer.

By Terry Keefe

Filmmaker George Hickenlooper clearly loves the dreamers that drive the entertainment industry, but he's also very familiar with how Los Angeles can eat them alive. Many »

- The Hollywood Interview.com

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Oscar Winning Actor Robert Duvall to be Honored with historic hand and footprint ceremony at Grauman’s Chinese theatre to celebrate 50 years of excellence in film

19 December 2010 11:51 AM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

hollywoodnews.com: Robert Duvall will be honored on Wednesday, January 5 at 11:00 am with a Handprint and Footprint Ceremony at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre along the historic Hollywood Walk of Fame to celebrate 50 years of Excellence in film.

This year for his outstanding performance as Felix Bush in Sony Pictures Classics’ ‘Get Low’ Duvall is nominated for a SAG Best Actor Award, a Broadcast Film Critics Critic’s Choice award for ‘Best Actor,’ he has already won ‘The Best Actor Award’ at the Hollywood Film Festival, and recently received a career Tribute by the Gotham Awards and will be honored by the Palm Springs International Film Festival in early 2011 with the ‘Career Achievement Award.’

Get Low’ is a magical and moving blend of folk tale, fable and real-life legend. ‘Get Low’ is a movie spun in the Southern storytelling tradition about the mysterious 1930s Tennessee hermit who famously threw his own rollicking funeral party, »

- HollywoodNews.com

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"Casino Jack," Reviewed

17 December 2010 7:02 AM, PST | ifc.com | See recent IFC news »

We meet Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff in a public restroom. He's brushing his teeth and looking at himself in the mirror when he suddenly bursts into a monologue, a statement of principles brimming with anger and defiance. "Mediocrity," he tells himself, "is where most people live. It is the disease of the dull. I will not allow the world I touch to be vanilla!"

This is how the Abramoff biopic "Casino Jack" begins. It throws down the gauntlet and announces that it will not fall into the trap of so many bland ripped-from-the-headline biopics, and you have to admire the fact that director George Hickenlooper had the chutzpah to put himself and his film out there like that. But sadly, "Casino Jack" just doesn't measure up to its own yardstick of success. Despite some decent performances and a great true story, it is a vanilla mediocrity. Certainly watchable, but also instantly forgettable. »

- Matt Singer

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Rip Director Blake Edwards

16 December 2010 10:37 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Director of film greats, Pink Panther, Breakfast At Tiffany’S,10, S.O.B., and Victor/Victoria, Blake Edwards has passed away at the age of 88 in Santa Monica. Edwards died from complications of pneumonia at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. John’s Health Center said publicist Gene Schwam. He had been hospitalized for about two weeks. In 1993, Edwards received a WGA award for best written comedy adapted from another medium for The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976), won the Preston Sturges Award from the DGA, was an Academy Award nominee in 1983 for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium (Victor/Victoria) and awarded an Honorary Oscar in 2004 in recognition of his writing, directing and producing an extraordinary body of work for the screen.

Blake Edwards was married to actress Julie Andrews for over 40 years (1969). The couple has 5 children between them – they have two adopted daughters, Andrews has one daughter »

- Michelle McCue

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New single player trailer released for Thq’s ‘Homefront’

15 December 2010 6:35 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Homefront, from Thq and Kaos Studios, looks to be the next big controversial video game. A first person shooter set in the Us after a invasion by the Greater Korean Alliance, it sees players defending the Us in malls, suburbs and lots of oh-so-familiar places (according to reports there are big-name stores in the game), in a game that posits a terrifying “what if?” scenario:

The year is 2027. The world as we know it is unraveling after fifteen years of economic meltdown and widespread global conflict over dwindling natural resources. A once proud America has fallen, her infrastructure shattered and military in disarray. Crippled by a devastating Emp strike, the USA is powerless to resist the ever expanding occupation of a savage, nuclear armed Greater Korean Republic.

Abandoned by her former allies, the United States is a bleak landscape of walled towns and abandoned suburbs. This is a police state »

- Phil

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The 9 Best DVD and Blu-ray Releases of 2010

14 December 2010 4:00 PM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

If you thought every great film had already maxed out its possibilities on home video (you know, VHS, DVD, special editon DVD, anniversary edition DVD, Blu-ray, special edition Blu-ray… and so on), well, you’d be mistaken.

This year proved another great year for high profile DVD and Blu-ray releases, and what better time to run through the 2010′s highlights than during holiday shopping mania?

Some of the films on this list are Blu-ray debuts, some are fan favorites packaged with collectible gewgaws and one set is a whopper too big to ignore. They all have one undeniable thing in common: someone you know wants one of them wrapped with a bow.

9. Clint Eastwood: 35 Films, 35 Years

Make someone’s day with this handsome collection of Eastwood’s 35-year relationship with Warner Bros. — from “Where Eagles Dare” through “Invictus.” Included in the set are the octogenarian’s “Dirty Harry” movies, »

- Robert DeSalvo

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Golden Globe Nomination Announcement

14 December 2010 10:49 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

8:12 Am Nothing happening yet.

8:13 Flashbulb tests! That's it.

8:16 Okay Josh Duhamel and Katie Holmes and Blair Underwood are there.

Blair, Josh and Katie for what it's worth.

8:18 Guy Lodge cracks me up. On Twitter he says to me "The Holmes will not be hurried."

8:19 Blair begins. Here we go.

8:35 We've been on a short break. They start again in 4 minutes. I know I could wait to cut and paste press releases but I like to type fast. I type like the wind.

Movies

Original Song

Bound to You (Burlesque)

Coming Home (Country Strong)

I See the Light (Tangled)

There's a Place For Us (Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader)

You Haven't Seen the Last of Me (Burlesque)

It hurts me deeply that the Globes don't have musical performances. Cher!

Best Original Score Motion Picture

Alexandre Desplat (The King's Speech) -interview coming »

- NATHANIEL R

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Casino Jack Review

11 December 2010 8:48 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Casino Jack is the last film from late director George Hickenlooper, who died on October 30, 2010. Most well known for his documentary Hearts of Darkness, chronicling the nightmare of a movie shoot for Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now, Hickenlooper was also responsible for films like Factory Girl and Mayor of the Sunset Strip. With Casino Jack, Hickenlooper takes a look at Jack Abramoff, the famed Us lobbyist who was charged with defrauding American Indian tribes, corrupting public officials, tax evasion, conspiracy and other things. For those unfamiliar with Jack Abramoff and his shenanigans, the film tries to make it pretty easy and clear, by clearly outlining all the characters and explicitly displaying who Abramoff was and what he did. If you're not up to speed on politics, or American politics, you may be a bit lost at times, and you may not get as much out of the film as you otherwise could, »

- Matt Joseph

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Bradley Cooper Pushes Drugs in Limitless Viral Ad Campaign

9 December 2010 6:17 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Forget red and blue pills; the clear pill is the last drug you’ll ever need! At least that’s what Bradley Cooper promises in his new promo for Limitless. The ad looks remarkably like the all-too-common pharmaceutical commercials on TV, but it’s actually part of a recently launched viral marketing campaign for the upcoming film.

The picture — directed by Neil Burger (The Illusionist) — is an adaptation of Alan Glynn’s novel, The Dark Fields, which focuses on Eddie Morra (Cooper), a writer who stumbles upon a performance-enhancing drug. The drug, known as Nzt, allows Morra to “access 100% of his brain, learn new languages and conquer Wall Street.” All’s well until the downside of the drug starts to affect him, with side effects such as “paralysis, psychosis, brain damage and sudden death.”

Limitless also stars Robert De Niro, Abbie Cornish (Bright Star) and Anna Friel (Land of the Lost »

- Dave Trumbore

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Career Highs and a 'Low'

8 December 2010 11:06 AM, PST | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Robert Duvall's career spans a series of classic characters and performances in several of cinema's all-time greatest films. So, after you've played consigliere to the Godfather, worked with Sidney Lumet and Paddy Chayefsky, and directed yourself to an Oscar nomination, what could possibly get you excited? "Anytime I hear about a guy that wants to go to his own funeral, I think that's pretty unique," Duvall says about his latest film, "Get Low," adding, "And you know they're not gonna do a sequel or a remake in 10 years." In the film, Duvall plays troubled hermit Felix Bush, who, after 40 years of living alone, throws a funeral party for himself—while still alive. Supported by an all-star cast—including Sissy Spacek, Bill Murray, and Lucas Black—Duvall shines in the lead role and secures a spot for Bush on the actor's list of unforgettable characters. Although Bush has spent his last 40 years shunning society, »

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Brian Grazer, Walter Murch Honored by Sound Editors

7 December 2010 8:59 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Producer Brian Grazer and sound designer and editor Walter Murch will be honored with special awards at the 58th annual Golden Reel Awards ceremony, the Motion Picture Sound Editors announced on Tuesday. Grazer, producer of "A Beautiful Mind," "Apollo 13" and "Frost/Nixon," among others, was named the sound editing organization's 2011 Mpse Filmmaker Recipient. Murch (left), a nine-time Oscar nominee and three-time winner (for "Apocalypse Now" and "The English Patient"), was named the 2011 Mpse Career Achievement Recipient. The Golden Reel Awards will take place at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in downtown »

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Danny Boyle: 'As soon as you think you can do whatever you want... then you're sunk'

6 December 2010 1:35 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

How do you follow a film that sweeps the Oscars and wins universal acclaim? If you're Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle, you switch genre, downsize, work harder... As well as directing 127 Hours, a film that tells the true story of stricken climber Aron Ralston, Boyle is taking a production of Frankenstein to the National and overseeing the Olympics opening ceremony. And what drives such relentless energy and enthusiasm? A fear of mediocrity...

There is a celebrated scene in Danny Boyle's film Trainspotting in which Sick Boy and Renton are discussing greatness, how it comes and goes in a minute:

Sick Boy: "It's certainly a phenomenon in all walks of life."

Renton: "What do you mean?"

Sick Boy: Well, at one time, you've got it, and then you lose it, and it's gone forever. All walks of life: George Best, for example. Had it, lost it. Or David Bowie, or Lou Reed. »

- Tim Adams

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Coppola 'doesn't need father's guidance'

4 December 2010 10:10 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Sofia Coppola has revealed that she no longer needs guidance and assurance from her Oscar-winning father when putting together a film. The 39-year-old director told Virgin Media that she only showed Apocalypse Now helmer Francis Ford Coppola the finished cut of her new release Somewhere, whereas she had regularly questioned him during the production of previous projects. "I showed the final cut to him - I didn't want to show the film to him before it was finished," she explained. "I was happy that he really appreciated it. He told me that it felt like a movie that only I could have made. I used to show him rough cuts and get his advice. But now I have got more experience." Coppola added that she had incorporated (more) »

- By Daniel Sperling

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The Man and His Dream: A Francis Ford Coppola Profile (Part 5)

2 December 2010 1:44 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Trevor Hogg profiles the career of legendary filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola in the fifth of a five-part feature... read parts one, two, three and four.

Shot over a course of eighty-six days, Youth Without Youth (2007) is a cinematic adaptation of the novella by Mircea Eliade. Struck by lightning, a timid seventy year old academic (Tim Roth) finds himself growing younger in 1938 Romania. “My and Tim’s interpretation was that he was this gentle, older professor who had never even had the courage to take the woman he loved because he was so bookish and sweet,” revealed filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola. “I made the style very deliberately classical; it allowed me to do what I’ve always wanted to do [which] is to make a movie without any [camera] movement.”

Chosen to be the romantic love interest in the $19 million production was Alexandra Maria Lara (Control). “I thought Alexandra was an actress who »

- flickeringmyth

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