If you're a true country fan, then "Dueling Banjos" really needs no introduction. This classic tune was originally composed by Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith in 1955 as "Feudin' Banjos," and has since earned an iconic status thanks to a 1972 film.
Deliverance is a drama thriller based on the novel of the same name, and is so deeply respected as a film that the National Film Registry selected it for preservation. A major scene that contributed to the film's success depicts a city man playing guitar opposite of a mentally challenged country boy who is extremely talented at playing the banjo.
Tuesday, Aug 23rd 2016 (12:01am)
Amid the scores of movies based on videogames, only one has so much depth behind it that it requires a trilogy right out of the gate. That game, of course, is Tetris.
Thursday, Jun 30th 2016 (12:03am)
Bangalore, India artist Prasad Bhat of Graphicurry has created The Evolution, a series of animated GIFs that visually summarize the movie careers of popular actors. Printed versions of Prasad's celebrity evolution illustrations are available to purchase from the Graphicurry store.
Friday, Apr 29th 2016 (12:00am)
Peter Salomone has a theory. That theory is that the Dire Straits' Walk of Life is the perfect song to end any and every movie with. To date, he has cobbled together nearly 150 examples.
Holy crap. He's right.
Thursday, Mar 17th 2016 (12:01am) | Thanks: awesomer
It takes a lot of bricks to build the best movies of the year... Here are the Oscars 2016 Best Picture Nominees in Lego: The Big Short, Bridge of Spies, Brooklyn, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, The Revenant, Room, Spotlight.
Monday, Feb 29th 2016 (12:41am)
Imagine a prequel to the Back to the Future franchise that explores Doc Brown and his ties to with Libyan terrorists that provided the stolen plutonium necessary for his time travel machine.
Tyler Hopkins made a trailer for such a film using clips from the movies Back to the Future, My Favorite Martian, Camp Nowhere, Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead, Dennis the Menace, Zero Dark Thirty, Argo, The Sum of All Fears, Syriana, Iron Man, Dazed and Confused, and Munich. Yes, Christopher Lloyd has been in many more movies than you realized.
"I heard that they were doing Flash Gordon, they'd virtually cast it I think but they hadn't cast Vultan," booms Brian Blessed to Empire about his own snagging of a role which would become career defining. "I was asked to go along and meet Mike Hodges. And there was Dino. I said, 'I'm bloody made for this. I saw it as a child. If you don't give it to me I'm going to bloody kill you'."
Hoverboard charged? Sneakers self-tied? Pizza hydrated? Fax received? Then you're ready to follow the action as the world celebrates the day to which Marty McFly and Doc Brown travel in 1989's Back to the Future II
Wednesday, Oct 21st 2015 (12:04am)
Primer is The A.V. Club’s ongoing series of beginners’ guides to pop culture’s most notable subjects: filmmakers, music styles, literary genres, and whatever else interests us—and hopefully you. This installment: Mel Brooks, one of the most influential comic minds in entertainment history.
Monday, Oct 12th 2015 (12:04am)
Japan has finally embraced its favorite harbinger of doom as one of its own. Civic leaders in Tokyo announced this week that Godzilla would be made a Japanese citizen. The announcement comes after news that the first Japanese Godzilla movie in a decade will be released in the summer of next year.
Tuesday, Jun 9th 2015 (12:02am)
"Follow Stanley Kubrick as he creates his savage and brilliant Vietnam film, hewing closely to the theme that dominated his creative life for four decades. The duality of human nature. Poised between good and evil, mankind was, in Kubrick's view, a complex creature equally capable of unspeakable savagery and heart-melting tenderness. Full Metal Jacket would make his case in vivid, blood-soaked Technicolor. Through interviews with Kubrick's collaborators and cast members, including Vincent D'Onofrio, Lee Ermey and Adam Baldwin, this documentary reveals how Kubrick's brilliant visual sense, astute knowledge of human nature, and unique perspective on the duality of man came together to make Full Metal Jacket an unforgettable cinematic experience, taking its place in his war trilogy alongside cinematic landmarks Fear and Desire and Paths of Glory." -imdb.com
Tuesday, Mar 31st 2015 (12:07am)
The Onion's AV Club does a stellar retrospective on UHF with interviews from most of the cast and some very entertaining insight on what it was like to make that movie at that time in history. A long but wonderful read.
What were you drinking when you realized you could have had a V8?
Nothing! Player's off!
Apollo 13 (1995)
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