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Fangoria's Comic Screams Top 10 of 2009

30 December 2009 10:54 PM, PST | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

It's time once more to take a look back at another year in the world of horror in four-colors. With a seemingly endless array of new genre titles hitting the racks of your favorite comic shop each Wednesday, picking can be hard - and this list was no different.

Below the jump you'll find Fangoria's picks for the Top 10 Comics of 2009, along with some notable runners-up. What made the list? Find out below!

Honorable Mentions:

Locke & Key: Head Games (Idw Publishing), The Complete Dracula (Dynamite Entertainment), City Of Dust: A Phillip Krome Story (Radical Publishing), 30 Days Of Night: 30 Days Til Death (Idw Publishing),

10.) Freddy Vs. Jason Vs. Ash: Nightmare Warriors

DC Comics/Wildstorm http://www.dccomics.com/wildstorm/

Dynamite Entertainment http://www.dynamiteentertainment.com/

If there ever was a book tailor-made for the horror fans, this was it. To have Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and Ash Williams from the Evil Dead »

- no-reply@fangoria.com (Mike Fish)

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Watch AMC's Script-To-Screen Crew Run Down The Best Films Of The Decade

30 December 2009 6:54 AM, PST | AMC - Script to Screen | See recent AMC - Script to Screen news »

 Another year has come and gone, and with it the first decade of the 2000's (whatever happened to Y2K anyway?).  With the decade drawing to a close, we here at Script-To-Screen thought we'd put together a list of what we found to be the very best films over the last 10 years.

Each of us (Myself, Kellvin and Christina) assembled a list of the 10 films we thought were the cream of the crop.

So take a look at the video below and then hop in the comments section to let us know what you think.

So to recap:

John's List (In no particular order)

Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King

Ratatouille

Wall-e

Up

The Departed

The 40 Year Old Virgin

There Will Be Blood

Moulin Rouge

A Beautiful Mind

Gladiator

Kellvin's List (In no particular order)

City of God

Casino Royale

Lord of the Rings Trilogy

Memento

Moulin Rouge! »

- John Campea

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Could this year's Black List of unmade scripts be the picture of Hollywood to come? | Ben Walters

30 December 2009 4:01 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The annual list that picks the best unproduced screenplays making the rounds has in the past turned up scripts that became Juno, The Road and The Invention of Lying

The past year has been a good one for phantom films, those unfinished or never-quite-started projects that form a tantalising shadow history of cinema – witness Stanley Kubrick's Napoleon, the capacious research for which has finally reached daylight in the form of a magisterial Taschen tome, or Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno, the subject of a recent documentary. BBC4's Christmas Welles season, with its focus on the decade or two after Citizen Kane, couldn't help but seem a catalogue of what-ifs and near-misses.

But shadow cinema is not restricted to the archives. Every December, Franklin Leonard of the William Morris agency in Los Angeles releases his Black List, a rundown of the best unproduced screenplays currently doing the rounds in Hollywood. »

- Ben Walters

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Film Junk Podcast Episode #249: Sherlock Holmes

30 December 2009 1:02 AM, PST | FilmJunk | See recent FilmJunk news »

0:00 - Intro 7:15 - Top 20 Films of the Decade: Fantastic Mr. Fox, There Will Be Blood, Inglourious Basterds, Lost in Translation, No Country for Old Men 19:40 - Review: Sherlock Holmes 37:20 - Trailer Trash: Cop Out, The Karate Kid, Inception 52:10 - Other Stuff We Watched: The Marine 2, (500) Days of Summer, Adventureland, Paper Heart, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Under Siege, Sweet Dreams, The Office Season 5, Invictus, Precious, No Impact Man 1:24:35 - Junk Mail: Grandpa Syndrome, Best Worst Movie, Weird Web Wednesdays, Top Directors and Actors of the Decade, Rocky's Raging Bull Tribute, Skipper & Gilligan, Joe Pesci and Sean Connery 1:46:30 - This Week's DVD Releases 1:47:50 - Outro » Download the MP3 (50 Mb) [1] » View the show notes [2] » Vote for us on Podcast Alley! [3] Subscribe to the podcast feed: [4] [5] [6] [7] Donate via Paypal: Recurring Donation $2/Month: [1] http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www. »

- Sean

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Ten (and more) Great Films of 2009 from Around the World

29 December 2009 9:53 PM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

It seems that the Cannes film festival got things right this year, even if audiences seemed to not quite get the quality of the competition.  After consideration of a wealth of films from around the world, big and small, I find my end of year top-10 list peppered with films of heady considerations tackled with both visual bombast and narrative elegance.  While 2007 will likely be remembered as the strongest year of the aughts for cinema, 2009 is one of sheer variety.  There be lots of surprises and pleasures of both the cerebral and visceral kind.  

10) The Limits of Control - Jim Jarmusch's deliberate ode to architecture, form and patient viewing is bumped into masterpiece territory by the wonderful cinematography of Christopher Doyle and the handsome (dude can Wear a suit) figure of Isaach De Bankolé.

9) Mr. Nobody - Has quantum physics and romantic love ever been successfully combined in a large-scale science fiction epic? »

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Top 100 Tuesday: 100 Best Movies of the Decade

29 December 2009 4:43 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

We are leaving Kubrick behind and fast approaching Hyams.  If you get that reference, go grab yourself a cookie.  It is time for us to reflect back on the decade that was.  On January 1st, 2000, Disney released Fantasia 2000.  On Wednesday, December 30th, 2009, The White Ribbon is set to bow.  Between the release of these two films, thousands of films came and went, and some of them were far more memorable than others.  It was a long trek getting this list together, but here are our collective top 100 films of the past decade.

Quick Year-to-Year by the Numbers:

2009 – 11

2008 – 11

2007 – 7

2006 – 14

2005 – 12

2004 – 8

2003 – 7

2002 – 12

2001 – 10

2000 – 8

100. Million Dollar Baby (2004) – Clint Eastwood

99. Juno (2007) – Jason Reitman

98. An Education (2009) – Lone Scherfig

97. Spider-man 2 (2004) – Sam Raimi

96. Munich (2005) – Steven Spielberg

95. The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004) – Wes Anderson

94. The King Of Kong (2007) – Seth Gordon

93. Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’S Stone (2001) – Chris Columbus

92. Clerks 2 (2006) – Kevin Smith

91. Femme Fatale (2002) – Brian De Palma

90. Tasogare Seibei »

- Movie Geeks

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Best of the Decade #3: No Country for Old Men (2007)

29 December 2009 12:01 AM, PST | FilmJunk | See recent FilmJunk news »

It's funny to think that two of the decades greatest villains came out of movies that were being filmed simultaneously in the same Texas desert. I've read reports that the plumes of black smoke emitting from the set of Paul Thomas Anderson's There Will be Blood actually interfered with the filming of the Coen Brothers' Academy Award winning No Country For Old Men. I wonder if this occurrence inspired any friendly competition between the two crews during production? If so, certainly not as much as the 2007 awards season. Worthy opponents indeed. Although No Country For Old Men seems to raise more questions than answer them, it still managed to generate a pretty heavy buzz amongst mainstream cinema-goers. I remember seeing it in the theatre and once the closing 'Directed by' credit hit the screen, a few audience members voiced their disdain towards the film's blatant ambiguity. I can only »

- Jay C.

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The Best Films of the Decade (aka "The Naughties")

27 December 2009 9:03 PM, PST | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »

Best Films Of The Decade (aka The Naughties) From Alex & Terry

List # 1

By Alex Simon

When Terry and I initially discussed writing these lists, I had a tough time thinking back on 20 films over the past decade which I was really taken with, thinking that movies have sunk so low over the past ten years, that even choosing a dozen would be a short-order job. Thirty minutes into it, my list had nearly 60 titles! After much cutting, pasting, and re-cutting and pasting, here are my top 20 films (in no particular order) of the first decade of the 21st century, dubbed by many as “the naughties.” --A.S.

1.No Country for Old Men (Coen Brothers, 2007) An elegiac blend of stark beauty and full-throttle despair from two of our finest filmmakers, set in the contemporary American West. Every frame is damn near flawless, and would have been an even more perfect vehicle for the late Sam Peckinpah. »

- The Hollywood Interview.com

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Directors of the Decade: Joel and Ethan Coen

27 December 2009 6:58 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Robert here, continuing my series of the directors that shaped the past 10 years. This week’s directors have achieved new heights critically and commercially in the past ten years. They may be (collectively) the greatest director(s) of the decade. I speak of: Joel and Ethan. The Coen Brothers.

Number of Films: Seven

Modern Masterpieces: Two. No Country for Old Men and A Serious Man.

Total Disasters: The Ladykillers has maybe a few good things going for it.

Better than you remember: Burn After Reading was very much a love-it-or-hate-it film. If you hated it, it’s far better than you remember.

Awards: Director and Picture Oscars for No Country for Old Men

Box Office: That film is also their best performer w/ over 75 mil.

Critical Consensus: ...and received their most consistent raves.

Favorite Actor: If you said George Clooney, you’d be right! Also Stephen Root and Richard Jenkins. »

- Robert

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Josh's Top Ten Movies Of The Year--Or How The King Of The World Reclaimed His Throne

24 December 2009 12:20 PM, PST | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

2009 was a year of delights at the movies. The list below testifies to that. It doesn't rival '07 when two examples of virtual moviemaking perfection were released--namely "No Country for Old Men" and "There Will Be Blood" but '09 may have been filled with as many unexpectedly joyful film going experiences as I can remember in a single calendar year.

From sitting in the first public screening of what should have been a forgetful and frivolous romantic comedy on a frigid night in Park City (see #8) to being flabbergasted by the inventiveness of a would-be sci-fi auteur (whose name I couldn't spell or pronounce at the time, see #7) for 112 riveting minutes. Franchises were reborn. Genres were injected with new life. Stephen Sommers made a watchable film called "G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra." Young filmmakers came of age. And one mad genius with the heart of a pussycat and »

- Josh Horowitz

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Top 10 Dramas of the Decade

24 December 2009 2:38 AM, PST | Reelzchannel.com | See recent ReelzChannel news »

The ReelzChannel 100 began when we asked Leonard Maltin for his favorite Hidden Gems of the decade. His list led the web team into a general discussion about the best movies of the decade and — after no small amount of debate, arguing, and (we're not proud to say) some petty name-calling — we decided we'd better bring it to an end with a company-wide vote. Then it was just a matter of tallying up the votes and hoping for the best. Lucky for us, ReelzChannel is filled with a staff ranging from movie lovers to movie fanatics. What turned out isn't what you'll find on a critic's best of list — instead it's what movie fans really enjoyed.

In day four of the ReelzChannel 100, we highlight the Top 10 Dramas of the Decade.

Next Showing:

Link | Posted 12/24/2009 by reelz

Donnie Darko | No Country for Old Men | Walk the Line | Slumdog Millionaire | There Will Be Blood »

- reelz reelz

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The Notable Films of 2010: Part Five

23 December 2009 10:10 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Hippie Hippie Shake

Opens: 2010

Cast: Cillian Murphy, Sienna Miller, Max Minghella, Emma Booth, Lee Ingleby

Director: Beeban Kidron

Summary: Follows the love story of Oz editor Richard Neville and Louise Ferrier. Neville and his cohorts launch the London edition of Oz amidst the 1960s counterculture and are subsequently put on trial for distributing a sexually explicit issue.

Analysis: One of the most troubled productions in Working Title's history, 'Hippie' began development back in 1998 but failed to get beyond script stage both in 1999 and in 2002 when "Elizabeth" helmer Shekhar Kapur was attached to direct. Filming finally got underway late 2007 with director Beeban Kidron in charge and shooting seemed to proceed without issue aside from feminist author Germaine Greer being vehemently unhappy about being depicted on film.

Actually the film scored quite a bit of free press for a skinny dipping scene where full-frontal shots of actress Sienna Miller shooting the sequence »

- Garth Franklin

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Flickchart’s Top 20 Films of the Decade As Decided By Users

23 December 2009 12:52 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

I'm not nearly as in love with the social movie ranking site Flickchart as other movie fans, but I can admit that they've sort of struck gold with their concept. Not only is that movie comparison data fun to share with your friends, but it also gives the site a lot of data to explore site-wide trends as well, such as this chart showing the most-liked films of the 2000s from the site's 40,000 users. Today on their blog, Flickchart narrowed down that list, and provided some stats on what exactly makes those films the top twenty of the decade to their users. Here's Flickchart's top ten from that list (check out the rest here): 10) Wall-e 9) Memento 8) No Country for Old Men 7) The Departed 6) Kill Bill, Vol. 1 5) The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 4) The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 3) Batman Begins 2) The Lord of »

- Devindra Hardawar

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'Twilight' crash scene makes 4th best 'Movie Moment of the Decade'

19 December 2009 2:01 PM, PST | Twilight Examiner | See recent Twilight Examiner news »

What was an absolutely pivotal scene for 2008's Twilight has made its mark on the film community. Moviefone has listed Twilight's car crash scene (with Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson) as one of the "Top 25 Movie Moments of the Decade." Of course, the ... Uma Thurman's "Crazy 88" fight scene in Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Jim Carrey's memory loss warp scene in Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, the bamboo forest scene in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Abigail Breslin's "Superfreak" dance in Little Miss Sunshine, the . . . medicinally enhanced scene in Harold And Kumar Go To White Castle, the first scene with Daniel Radcliffe in Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone, the . . . erm . . . wrestling match in Borat, Smeagol falling into the lava in The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King, the first (and rainy) spidey kiss in Spider-Man, Javier Bardem's "heads or tails" show-down in No Country For Old Men, »

- thetwilightexaminer

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Metacritic's best- and worst-reviewed movies of the decade: How many have you seen?

18 December 2009 12:41 PM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Here's the perfect illustration of how critics and mainstream audiences don't always coincide. The site Metacritic has posted a list of the top-reviewed films of the past decade, and according to their data, Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth is No. 1 with a score of 98. Just below it is the Romanian drama 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days (97). It's a great list, packed with terrific movies like The Hurt Locker (No. 5), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (No. 9), No Country for Old Men (No. 23) and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (No. 42). But with the exception of a few titles — Pixar (duh) and The Lord of the Rings »

- Missy Schwartz

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100 best films of the noughties: Nos 11-90

18 December 2009 2:17 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The Guardian film team's pick of the top 100 movies of the decade. Check back from 21 December as we unveil the top 10 day by day

11-20

11. Waltz With Bashir

12. Dig!

13. The Beat That My Heart Skipped

14. The Consequences of Love

15. No Country for Old Men

16. Silent Light

17. Japon

18. The Sun

19. What Time Is It There?

20. Before Sunset

21-30

21. Unrelated

22. One and a Two

23. Ivansxtc

24. Let the Right One In

25. Of Time and the City

26. When the Levees Broke

27. You Can Count on Me

28. A Serious Man

29. Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner

30. Control

31-40

31. The Death of Mr Lazarescu

32. Grizzly Man

33. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

34. Être et Avoir

35. Far from Heaven

36. Hidden

37. The Hurt Locker

38. Oldboy

39. The New World

40. The Piano Teacher

41-50

41. Spirited Away

42. Vera Drake

43. American Splendor

44. Capturing the Friedmans

45. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

46. Crimson Gold

47. A History of Violence

48. In the Mood for Love

49. Movern Callar

50. The Night of the Sunflowers »

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No Love for Harry Potter or Twilight Franchises at Award Season

17 December 2009 11:59 PM, PST | ScreenStar | See recent ScreenStar news »

Let the games begin! Award season kicked off Tuesday at 5am in Los Angeles as the 67th Golden Globe nominations were announced live. Like every year, there were a few surprises, a few shoe-in's, and a few snubs. There are two particular snubs we want to examine today, Harry Potter and Twilight got no love and if history has taught us anything, no love is coming their way during Oscar season. So, what gives? It is always interesting to see which films are handpicked for award season and historically the films that are the best received are dramatic character studies. They are the films that make you cry, move you, and make you want to change something about yourself. Dating back to 2004, the big winners during award season have all been serious dramas, Million Dollar Baby (2004), Crash (2005), The Departed (2006), No Country for Old Men (2007), and just last year Slumdog Millionaire (2008) all cleaned up, »

- cjoyce@corp.popstar.com (Colleen Joyce)

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Paramount Wants To Bring The Western Back With The Adventures Of Doc Holliday

17 December 2009 10:40 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

One of the saddest deaths in the world of cinema over the past 20 years has been the classic western. While there have been the occasional hits (Unforgiven, Open Range, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford) and the Coen Brothers' appear to be making some efforts to bring it back (No Country For Old Men, their upcoming remake of True Grit), the western genre is a shadow of its former self. With recent developments, however, it might be ready to make a comeback. Paramount Pictures has picked up a spec script titled The Further Adventures of Doc Holliday, which they hope to turn into a summer tentpole, according to Variety. The spec was written by Chad St. John, who does not currently have any titles to his name (yet has an IMDb page?), but his name has been attached to Warner Bros. remake of the Sean Connery »

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SAG Awards nominations could herald Oscars glory

17 December 2009 1:02 PM, PST | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Last year four of the five SAG-nominated ensembles appeared in films that went on to earn best picture Oscar nominations -- SAG contender "Doubt" was replaced by "The Reader" -- and "Slumdog Millionaire" won both prizes. Two years ago, only one SAG ensemble nominee -- "No Country for Old Men" -- made it into the best-picture race, although that film won both awards. Three years ago it was three of five, with "Little Miss Sunshine" taking the SAG prize but losing the top Oscar to "The Departed." Last year, 18 of the 19 SAG acting nominees repeated at the Oscars. As double SAG nominee Kate Winslet was bumped up by the Oscars from supporting to »

- tomoneil

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16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominations

17 December 2009 7:11 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Nominees for the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG Awards) for both film and television categories were announced this morning. Michelle Monaghan and Chris O'Donnell announced the nominees at the Pacific Design Center's Silver Screen Theater in West Hollywood.

The 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be simulcast live nationally on TNT and TBS on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010 at 8 p.m. Et/Pt, 7 p.m. Ct, and 6 p.m. Mt from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. Recipients of the stunt ensemble honors will be announced from the SAG Awards red carpet during the TNT.TV and TBS.Com live pre-show webcasts.

If you want to predict the acting categories for the Oscars, look no further than the results of the Screen Actors Guild Awards. Voted by actors' peers, the SAG award has closely resembled the winners of the Oscars in the past few years.

For example, the SAG »

- Manny

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