Lists by Eric-Scissorhands
Every Year around the holidays, i dust off my VHS Tapes & DVDs and watch some of these flicks to help get into the "Spirit of the Holiday Season."
[Still a work in progress.]
When it comes to movies and TV specials, Thanksgiving is like Cinderella. Neglected by her stepsisters Halloween and Christmas, both of which get uglier and uglier each year with commercialization. Every horror movie ever made is perfect for watching on Halloween and god knows there seems to be no end to production of Christmas-related movies and TV shows.
This is my attempt at listing some of the Thanksgiving films and Tv specials that i could think of.
"Bonfires burning bright, Pumpkin faces in the night, I remember Halloween! Dead cats hanging from poles, Little dead are out in droves, I remember Halloween! Brown leafed vertigo, Where skeletal life is known, I remember Halloween! This day anything goes, Burning bodies hanging from poles, I remember Halloween!"
These are actually my top 100 Halloween/Horror themed films, specials, and television shows to view around the month of October. Happy Hauntings fellow ghouls.
Most of the LIVE ACTION TV shows i've seen so far either finished or still on-going, ranked in the order I enjoyed them.
Must see TV.
Just A few shows im planning to watch in the near future.
Some started off great but the quality dropped. Some just lost my attention. They're not all necessarily "bad", although some truly are, I just lost interest.
"To each his own."
"Every fairy tale needs a good old fashioned villain."
250 or so of my all-time favorite movies. Evar.
(In no particular order.)
"Everybody was Kung-Fu fighting, Those cats were fast as lightning, In fact it was a little bit frightening, But they did it with expert timing..."
In a genre that can be as horrendous as it is pure genius no one can deny that Martial Arts Action Cinema has influenced some of the finest directors of the past 30 years. This is the definitive list of the Top 250 Greatest Martial Arts Movies from The East, to West, And Back Again....
Movies that fall under my "Martial Arts" category and will be considered and included here are as follows: Hand to Hand Combat, (Kung Fu, Hapkido, Filipino Kali, Jeet Kune Do, Muay Thai, Karate, Pankration, MMA, Etc...) Samurai, Ninjas, and Anything to do with Weapon Use & Swordplay.
"When there's no more room in HELL, the DEAD will walk the Earth..."
Say what you will about the neverending Live Action Marvel Vs DC Movie debate because when it comes to Animation & TV, DC Entertainment is King.
Gangsters, Outlaws, the Mafia, Drug Cartels, Yakuza, the Triads, Common Street Hoods, Drug Kingpins, the Bloods, the Crips, the Cholos, La Cosa Nostra, the Russian Mafia, the Irish Mob, Etc... Its all here.
*This list is still ongoing*
I'm still going through movies and ill add them as i view them.
In the late 80's/early 90's during the height of the Gangsta Rap Movement led by the likes of N.W.A., Ice-T, & Tupac Shakur, a new genre of black/Hispanic film sprang up, referred to as hood movies. Basically, these films are all about the reality of growing up in the ghetto.These tales are often compelling, sometimes comical, and usually end up tragically.
This is IMO the best this particular sub-genre of the Organized Crime/Gangster Genre has to offer.
A Collection of Movies that prominently features Guns for hire, Hitmen, and Trained Assassins.
For nostalgic reasons. ^^
My definition of a "superhero" and/or a "Masked Vigilante" is a being that fights evil for the sake of the betterment of mankind; to protect the weak from the wicked; to rid the streets of scum & filth. All the while doing it in a something like a cape, a mask, an armored suit, or anything that hides his or her identity.
Although exceptions can be made. (EX. Agents, Gotham, etc..)
A hundred of my favorite film comedies. (In no particular order.)
"Revenge is a dish best served cold."
- Revenge; a harmful action against a person or group in response to a grievance, be it real or perceived. It is also called retribution, retaliation, vengeance or "payback" -
Im relatively new to the genre, these are some of the films ive seen so far and would consider apart of the "Swords & Sandals" sub-genre.
The Talented People behind the camera who puts it all together...
*-Keep inmind these are MY Favorite Directors list. NOT the "Greatest directors of all time ranked from greatest to least" list. So dont cry if i dont include your favorites and/or ranked them differently from how you would, because guess what pal? This is My List. My Favorites. And My Ranking Order.
Disney, Studio Ghibli, Pixar, Dreamworks, Warner Bros Animated, Etc....
I LOVE Asian Cinema. Films from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan as well as a few South East Asian features. However, for the past few years Ive been noticing a trend... a lot of the truly GREAT, Original films Asian or Non Asian alike have been coming out of SOUTH Korea. It seems they have been going through a "film renaissance" in the past few years and have been releasing great film after great film after another.
Today their film industry reminds me of how Hollywood used to be, from way back in the 70's BEFORE they started remaking EVERYTHING and adapting every comic book and video game there is (and doing a horrible job mind you), back when the movies that came out were original and superbly directed.
Ive compiled a list of some of the Best South Korean films Ive seen so far. And if you're anything like me, burnt out on crappy Superhero films (not counting the Nolan Batman Trilogy of course.), Pointless Horror Sequels and more mindless Hollywood turds, Feel free to give this list a look through and provide a few suggestions if i missed any notable ones... im always upen to "discover" more gems.
***For those of you asking were you can "obtain" some of the more hard to find films on this list, you can try this:
They've got ALOT of films and TV shows to choose from.***
P.S. - Im Working on a companion "Best Of," lists for Hong Kong/Chinese & Japanese Cinema... Which will take considerably longer to make due to my constant procrastination as well as having to cover over a century of great cinema suppressed & compiled to a list of only 200 titles. :-\
Id would have rather see this than the one we have today.
These are my personal favorite 40 Slasher films.
When you look up the term "BAD ASS" on a dictionary, these are the examples:
Lights, Camera, & ACTION!
These are what make going to the cinema fun, exciting, and thrilling. These are the films that keep you at the edge of your seat and blow your damn socks off, These are the Certified Best of, the Action Movie Genre.
So without further a due, Sit back, grab some popcorn, and enjoy the show folks.
These people are a masters of their craft and have appeared in film at least once.
"Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own."
— Bruce Lee
In a genre dominated by testosterone, these ladies have proven to hold their own. And are also extremely just as "Bad Ass" as their male peers.
I recently re-watched the two Live Action Mortal Kombat adaptations from the 90's and it got me thinking. If and WHEN Hollywood decides to remake this film franchise, and you know they will, who should the new cast and crew be? Well Here are my picks:
PS And just to clarify why there are about +30 people on here, its because im sure whatever WB is planning for the reboot, its going to be a series or TRILOGY of films. That way they can make more $$$ and milk the franchise dry.
"We long for an affection altogether ignorant of our faults. Heaven has accorded this to us in the uncritical canine attachment." ~George Eliot
**Note - its listed from Best to Worst. In my opinion of course.**
No cookie-cutter romantic comedies here, just "off beat" romance flicks i enjoyed.
When it comes to Organized Crime & the Gangster Genre as a whole, Asian Gangster films are almost always ignored. When people think of "Gangster movies" they often think of the Godfather, Goodfellas, or Scarface.
Well if you're tired of seeing the same old, same old, look East and check out these fine Gangster Flicks coming from Japan, Hong Kong, & Even South Korea.
Witchcraft, in historical, anthropological, religious, and mythological contexts, is the alleged use of supernatural or magical powers.
QUALITY Werewolf movies are hard to come-by, They arent as popular as Vampires or Zombies, therefore they arent made as much as the previously mentioned two. And when they are made, it isnt quite up to the standards quality wise such as the Vampires with Let the Right one In, Thirst & Zombies have gems like 28 Days Later & Shaun of the Dead, among numerous others, while us Lycanthrope fans only have the classics and a remake of the Wolfman to look for.
I for one am still waiting for a truly great Werewolf Film for this generation of movie monster fanatics. (And Please NO Fluffy New Moon *beep* either.)
When i was a kid, Vampires sucked BLOOD, Not Dick.
From the Year 2000 - Onwards.
Now while there is absolutely no argument that Hong Kong rules the Action/Martial Arts Genre, The West has also produced some of their own gems as well. Taking cues and inspiration from the East, here are my favorite martial arts films from the West.
Oh and when i say "American Martial Arts Movies." I really mean Marital arts films NOT made by Hong Kong, or any other country from Asia, i mean from America & Europe. They are films made by major American or European Studios starring western and sometimes even eastern actors and actresses.
Oh and im NOT including Boxing films on this list, they deserve a list of their own.
***Be Sure to give my "Top 250 Greatest Martial Arts Movies of All-Time" List a View afterwards: http://www.imdb.com/list/QPyJ64Q5L5U/
In it i attempt to gather and list the all time best from the East, West, and Back again.***
My Top 50 "Modern" War Time-Related Films.
[And when i say 'Modern' i mean strictly WW1, WW2, Vietnam, etc... onwards]