Top 20: Alfred Hitchcock Films

granger-hitchcock-stewart-dall_optTop 20: Alfred Hitchcock Films

Alfred Hitchcock is the greatest filmmaker of all time. This is a claim that very few people would ever argue with. His films challenged the limitations of technology and delivered subject matter that many had never seen before.

The list, at a glance, displays some of the all-time greatest films. Many of them are downright masterpieces. So here is our list of the top 20 Alfred Hitchcock films of all time.

Vertigo-4651. Vertigo

It was big news in 2012 when the esteemed Sight & Sound critic’s poll, coordinated by the British Film Institute, had “Vertigo” dethroning “Citizen Kane” as the best film of all time. “Vertigo” received mixed reviews upon its initial release, but is now widely considered one of the most defining works of Hitchcock’s career.

In 2008 it was ranked 40th to the best film of all time by Empire Magazine. In addition to implementing new, innovative filmmaking ideas, including the famous push-pull camera effect, the film is, to this day, regarded as a monumental cinematic achievement.

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Video Game Review: The Wolf Among Us

the-wolf-among-us-episode-4-1-1024x576Video Game Review: The Wolf Among Us

Telltale made a giant leap into the video game industry in 2012, when it’s five-episode series “The Walking Dead,” based off of Robert Kirkman’s graphic novel series of the same name, was christened “Game of the Year” from an assortment of publications. Shortly after they distributed another five-episode series adapted from another graphic novel titled “Fables” by Bill Willingham.

In “The Wolf Among Us” you play as Bigby, more commonly known as The Big Bad Wolf. In this story, characters who originated in many classic fables make appearances attempt to live normal lives in a New York-style city named Fabletown. In order to live these normal lives a fable must obey the town’s laws, which includes use a magic called “glamour” in order to disguise themselves as the average, run-of-the-mill citizen.
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TV Gallery: Seinfeld

seinfeld460x276TV Gallery: Seinfeld In 1989 a group of two dozen NBC executives gathered in Burbank, California to screen the pilot of a television show called “The Seinfeld Chronicles”. The pilot was a 23-minute episode created by comedian Jerry Seinfeld, known then for his stand-up acts, an appearance in a Rodney Dangerfield HBO Special, and a small recurring role in “Benson”, and a popular “Saturday Night Live” writer: Larry David. During this screening there wasn’t explosions of laughter like in previous screenings with “The Cosby Show” or “The Golden Girls”, which made many executives pretty nervous. Warren Littlefield, second-in-command for NBC’s entertainment division stated “There was a sense this was something different. The room embraced the humor and the attitude”, while Littlefield’s boss Brandon Tartikoff was not convinced that the show would work. Continue reading

Preview: The Potential of “Big Eyes”

4jadPreview: The Potential of “Big Eyes”

“Big Eyes” is good, or so say the small group of people who have seen early test screenings of the film. The consensus doesn’t exactly rave about, nor does it shame the film – it is good they say. Keep in mind you can never fully grasp the quality of a film from such a small group of people, it helps but we will only know “Big Eyes” full potential once it has premiered to a larger audience, perhaps at a festival.

The movie is based on a true story. We follow Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz), a man who became a national celebrity after he pioneered the mass production of prints of big-eyed kid kids. He claimed to be the artist, but he wasn’t. His wife, Margaret Keane (Amy Adams) painted them from their basement. This broke up their marriage and let to a court battle, Walter claiming that his wife was crazy. It all ended when the judge put up two easels, side by side, and challenged each of them to paint a “big eyes” painting. Walter claimed he had a shoulder injury and couldn’t do it, while Margaret drew a big-eyed painting right there.
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Emmys: Early Winner Predictions

taylor-schilling-orange-is-the-new-black-s2Emmys: Early Winner Predictions

Hit “Continue Reading” to see all the winners we predict for the 2014 Primetime Emmys in EVERY SINGLE CATEGORY. From Technical Direction, to Costumes, to Choreography, every single winner is predicted here. Click here for a full list of nominees.

Best Television Series – Drama
Current Leader: Breaking Bad

Best Television Series – Comedy
Current Leader: Orange is the New Black

Best Lead Actor – Drama
Current Leader: Matthew McConaughey, True Detective

Best Lead Actress – Drama
Current Leader: Robin Wright, House of Cards

Best Lead Actor – Comedy
Current Leader: Louis CK, Louie

Best Lead Actress – Comedy
Current Leader: Taylor Schilling, Orange is the New Black
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Emmys: Final Predictions – Emmys 2014

a9e74436675647ecc79381a1e2d4cba9Emmys: Final Predictions – Emmys 2014

The 66th annual Primetime Emmys will announce their nominations on Thursday July 10th at 8:30am EST and 5:30am PST. You can watch a live stream of the announcement on the Emmys official website here.

Afterwards we will have a little over a month to predict who will win in each category at the most coveted award ceremony for television. The ceremony will be announced on NBC on August 25th at 8pm EST and 5pm PST.

We have made all of our final predictions here, including 10 – 15 alternates in all acting categories (including guest and mini-series/tv movie categories), and also, for the first time including writing and directing predictions for both drama and comedy categories. We put a lot of work into this so be sure to check it out and use it to make your own predictions before Thursday!

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Best Television Series – Drama
Breaking Bad
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
House of Cards
Masters of Sex
True Detective

Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical
The Big Bang Theory
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Modern Family
Orange is the New Black
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Emmys: Best Writing – Comedy

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“So Did The Fat Lady” – Louie
“I Wasn’t Ready (Pilot)” – Orange is the New Black
“Optimal Tip-To-Tip Efficiency” – Silicon Valley
“Special Relationship” – Veep
“Episode 305″ – Episodes

Last Update: 07/12/14

“Orange is the New Black” is going to win a lot, but it’s not going to win everything by any means. When it comes to writing “Louie” has the edge here with the controversial (even though it didn’t need to be) episode “So Did The Fat Lady.”


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