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The top 25 underappreciated films of 2000

Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 28 Nov 2013 - 06:04

Our series of lists devoted to underappreciated films brings us to the year 2000, and another 25 overlooked gems...

The new millennium brought with it an eclectic range of hit films. Hong Kong action director John Woo brought us Mission: Impossible II, the most profitable film of the year at the box office. Ridley Scott enjoyed one of the biggest critical and financial successes of his career with Gladiator, while Robert Zemeckis created a memorable drama with Tom Hanks and a ball named Wilson in Cast Away.

From a comic book movie standpoint, 2000 was also a key year. X-Men not only established a successful film franchise which is still going, with X-Men: Days Of Future Past out next year, but also headed up a wave of big-budget Marvel adaptations which shows no sign of slowing down.

As ever, we've travelled far outside the
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100 + Greatest Horror Movies (pt.3) 100-76

Throughout the month of October, Editor-in-Chief and resident Horror expert Ricky D, will be posting a list of his favorite Horror films of all time. The list will be posted in six parts. Click here to see every entry.

As with all lists, this is personal and nobody will agree with every choice – and if you do, that would be incredibly disturbing. It was almost impossible for me to rank them in order, but I tried and eventually gave up.


Special Mention: Gremlins

Directed by Joe Dante

Written by Chris Columbus

1984, USA

Gremlins gets a special mention because I’ve always considered it more of a comedy and a wholesome Christmas flick than an actual horror film. This tribute the 1950s matinee genre stands the test of time from a time when parents would take their children to family films that pushed the boundaries of the MPAA. Joe Dante is
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DGA’s nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television and Commercials for the year 2011 Guild of America President Taylor Hackford today announced the DGA’s nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television and Commercials for the year 2011.

?The caliber of work being done on television these days is incredible, and our director nominees in each category are an indispensable element to the success of every project — establishing and enhancing the vision and tone, eliciting outstanding performances and furthering the narrative arc through their creative choices,? said Hackford. ?That they are able to create excellence regardless of obstacles like tighter schedules and in an environment in which audiences have more entertainment options to choose from — is a true testament to the importance of directorial skill in television.?

The winners will be announced at the 64th Annual DGA Awards Dinner on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Los Angeles.


Movies For Television And Mini-series

The nominees for the Directors Guild
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[Tiff Review] Melancholia

  • The Film Stage
Director Lars von Trier has never been easily accessible. Part of his genius is the ability to go places others might not dare, shoot imagery no one else could even fathom, and push his actors into authentic performances that risk sending them into the same psychological tailspin as their characters. So you can just imagine how unique his vision of the apocalypse would be. It would portray emotionally unstable people as they near their end. It would expose the underbelly of familial strife. Portray the sort of disaster that would devastate in normal circumstances, but seem so trivial in the grand scope of mortality. In grand, stunning fashion, von Trier does all these things as he weaves together a story of two sisters and their eccentric family—coping, surviving, and always looking towards the sky. The planet coming their way is named Melancholia, but one has to wonder if it
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Cannes 2011. Lars von Trier's "Melancholia"

Cannes 2011. Lars von Trier's

"It's the end of the world but also the start of something new for Lars von Trier, whose mind-blowing Melancholia offers perhaps the gentlest depiction of annihilation one could imagine from any director, much less the Danish provocateur," begins Peter Debruge in Variety. "If Antichrist was the needle in the eye von Trier needed to shake a bout of pulverizing depression, then Melancholia serves as his unexpectedly lucid response, blending grand-scale Hollywood effects with intimate, femme-focused melodrama. Think The Celebration meets Armageddon."

"It takes a baffling, almost bone-headed premise, the stuff of schlocky genre movies, and from it creates a mesmerizing, visually gorgeous and often-moving alloy of family drama, philosophical meditation and anti-golfing tract," writes the Telegraph's Sukhdev Sandhu. Kirsten Dunst "is Justine, an advertising copywriter who's about to get married (to a sweet, but rather out-of-his depth chap played Alexander Skarsgård) at a remote and lavish castle. The
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Video Vault – Alien Resurrection

  • HeyUGuys
With the Blu-ray release of the Alien Anthology on the 25th of October HeyUGuys are taking a look at the entire Alien and Predator series. From Facehuggers to trophy hunting Predators, from the iconic and classic to the dubious crossovers – this is your ultimate retrospective.

So remember, even if you ain’t got time to bleed, in the Video Vault no-one can hear you scream…

Andy Petrou sends in the clones.

Last, but by no means least, there was Alien: Resurrection. After the disappointment that was Alien 3, 20th Century Fox still couldn’t resist the urge to revive this beloved franchise and inject some life into it five years later. Ellen Ripley was coming back and she was coming back with a vengeance!

Bringing Ripley back from the dead was no mean feat though, so the studios turned their attention to Jean-Pierre Jeunet, one of France’s most esteemed directors,
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Full Comic-Con 2010 Schedule for Sunday July 25th

Here it is gang! The full schedule for the final day at Comic-Con, Sunday July 25th. There really isn't much happening on Sunday, it looks like it's gonna be a pretty relaxed day. There's a few panels we are going to catch, but I think we'll be playing catch-up on some articles. Sunday is traditionally known as Kids day, which features 27 Special Programs just for Kids. I've highlighted all of the events we hope to attend below. We are also planning a meet-up at Comic-Con with all of our readers. Details on the meet-up will be revealed soon. Check out the full Sunday schedule below and start planning out your day!

Sunday July 25th

Last changed: Sun, Jul 11, 8:51am

10:00-11:00 Emily The Strange— Get your last day of Comic-Con off to a strange start with Dark Horse's Emily the Strange panel! Meet Emily's creator Rob Reger
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Lindsay, Samantha, and Emmy Stars Celebrate the Night Away

After the highs and lows of the Emmys show the party really got started. For many, the first stop was the Governor's Ball like Heidi in yet another gown before the other bashes. Some were off to the ET/People bash while others went to hear Samantha Ronson spin at Kress nightclub for the TV Guide soiree. Lindsay Lohan came along for the ride and acted as a pillow for Samantha after a long weekend of gigs. Best Dressed candidate Hayden kept posing pretty before tonight's big Heroes return. The Mad Men folks had a lot to celebrate making history with their Best Drama Series win. In the press room the cast were clearly loving every second of it taking photos of each other on their iPhones, Jon Hamm pretending to light a cigarette as an homage to the Don Draper inside him while January Jones talked about how the
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The Emmy Award Winner's List!

Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Program The Colbert Report • Comedy Central • Hello Doggie, Inc. with Busboy Productions and Spartina Productions Tom Purcell, Head Writer The Daily Show With Jon Stewart • Comedy Central • Hello Doggie, Inc. Steve Bodow, Head Writer Late Night With Conan O'Brien • NBC • Conaco, Broadway Video, in association with Universal Media Studio Mike Sweeney, Head Writer Late Show With David Letterman • CBS • Worldwide Pants Inc. Eric Stangel, Head Writer Justin Stangel, Head Writer Saturday Night Live • NBC • SNL Studios in association with NBC Studios and Broadway Video Seth Meyers, Head Writer Andrew Steele, Head Writer Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series Flight Of The Conchords • Yoko • HBO • Dakota Pictures and Comedy Arts in association with HBO Entertainment James Bobin, Written By Jemaine Clement, Written By Bret McKenzie, Written By The Office • Dinner Party • NBC • Deedle Dee Productions, Reveille LLC, Universal Media Studios Lee Eisenberg, Written By Gene Stupnitsky,
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And the Emmy Goes To.....

  • TVStar
This morning in La, Neil Patrick Harris and Kristen Chenoweth announced the 60th Annual Emmy Nominations. What to see if you favorite star made the cut this year? Well keep reading to see what Entourage star made the cut... And the Emmy Nominations go to... Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series Tony Shalhoub as Adrian Monk in Monk Steve Carell as Michael Scott in The Office Lee Pace as Ned in Pushing Daisies Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy in 30 Rock Charlie Sheen as Charlie Harper in Two and a Half Men Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series James Spader as AlanShore in Boston Legal Bryan Cranston as Walt White in Breaking Bad Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan in Dexter Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House in House Gabriel Byrne as Paul in In Treatment Jon Hamm as Don Draper in Mad Men Outstanding Lead Actress In A
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Anna, Lee, and Kristin are all Emmy Semifinalist!

  • Pushing Daisies-TV
Congrats to Anna, Lee, and Kristin for making it on the semifinalists list for their respective categories.

Best Lead Comedy Actor

Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock" ("Rosemary's Baby")

Steve Carell, "The Office" ("Goodbye, Toby")

Larry David, "Curb Your Enthusiasm" ("The Bat Mitzvah")

David Duchovny, "Californication" ("The Last Waltz")

Lee Pace, "Pushing Daisies" ("Pie-lette")

Tony Shalhoub, "Monk" ("Mr. Monk and the ???")

Charlie Sheen, "Two and a Half Men" ("Is There a Mrs. Waffles?")

Best Comedy Actress

Christina Applegate, "Samantha Who?" ("The Restraining Order")

Marcia Cross, "Desperate Housewives" ("Now You Know")

America Ferrera, "Ugly Betty" ("Odor in the Court")

Tina Fey, "30 Rock" ("Sandwich Day")

Anna Friel, "Pushing Daisies" ("Bitter Sweets")

Felicity Huffman, "Desperate Housewives" ("Now I Know, Don't Be Scared")

Eva Longoria Parker, "Desperate Housewives" ("In Buddy's Eyes")

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "New Adventures of Old Christine" ("One and a Half Men")

Mary-Louise Parker, "Weeds" ("Bill Sussman")

Sarah Silverman, "The Sarah Silverman Program" ("Bored of the
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