The Top Ten Leonardo DiCaprio Movies

BT-Top-10-May-2012Here we go, folks, back with another Top Ten for you! This time up, in light of this weekend’s “The Great Gatsby”, we’re taking a look at the filmography of Mr Leonardo DiCaprio!

Leo got his start in films at a young age, and in spite of taking a brief break from acting after “Titanic”, he’s had a pretty prolific career to this point! Further, his filmography is loaded with top-notch films, as he’s worked with some of the best directors there Collageare: Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan, James Cameron, Sam Raimi, Danny Boyle, Ridley Scott and Steven Spielberg!

So let’s take a look at his filmography and pick out his ten best films!

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Movies That Everyone Should See: “Titanic”

Titanic Disaster.

Sunk After Collision With an Iceberg.

Loss of Life.

Wireless Calls for Aid.

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The White Star Liner Titanic (46,382 tons) which left Southhampton on Wednesday on her maiden voyage to New York, came into collision with an iceberg at a point about 41.45 North and 30.14 West off the North American coast at 10.23 p.m. on Sunday night (American time). The vessel was badly damaged and wireless messages were sent out for help. A number of other liners in the neighborhood hastened to her assistance, she sank yesterday morning as will be seen from the following message received as we are going to press:-

NEW YORK, April 15, 9.45 p.m.

The following despatch has been received here from Cape Race:-

“The steamer Olympic reports that the steamer Carpathia reached the Titanic’s position at daybreak, but found boats and wreckage only. She reported that the Titanic foundered. About 2.20 a.m. in lat. 41 deg__16 min., long. 30 deg, 14 min.”

The message adds:-“All the Titanic’s boats are accounted for. About 673 souls have been saved of the crew and passengers. The latter are nearly all women and children. The Leyland liner California is remaining and searching the vicinity of the disaster. The Carpathia is returning to New York with the survivors!” Reuter.

“The Times”
London, England
April 16, 1912

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The Great Debates: “Alien” vs. “Aliens” – THE WINNER IS…

Last week, I posed the question of which movie people prefer… Ridley Scott’s “Alien” (1979) or Jame Cameron’s “Aliens” (1986). The poll is now closed… thank you to everyone who participated!

We received 87 votes, and the winner, by a 60/40 margin was…

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LAMBCAST!!

Hey! I wanted to bring everyone’s attention to the fact that I was able to participate in a Lambcast recently :D in fact, this is the first of two back to back episodes I wound up on… I tried to make the most of it because now it’s going to be awhile before I can make my triumphant return…

But in the meantime, I was able to have a great conversation with host Dylan Fields of Man I Love Films, co-host Nick Jobe of Random Ramblings of a Demented Doorknob Tom Clift of Movie Reviews by Tom Clift (amongst other places) and Markus Welby of Green People Soup about the Alien Franchise!

The five of us go over the franchise in depth - comparing Alien to Aliens, arguing over whether Alien3 is better than Alien Resurrection, debating the possibilities of replicating a parasitic organism via DNA cloning… all the nerdy fun you would expect when you get a group of movie geeks together and record their thoughts for public consumption!

It’s a really fun listen, I’ve had a chance to listen to the finished product myself already, and I highly recommend it, especially to fans of the franchise! You can search it out on iTunes under “Lambcast” or play it directly here via podomatic!

And just a word of warning… this is the first episode of three guest appearances I have over the next week, plus I wouldn’t dream of not doing our (title pending)s! So it’ll be podcast city here, check out the ones you like and leave the rest!

- Joel Burman, “Shepherd” of the Large Association of Movie Blogs

Director Talk – James Cameron

Hey folks. I’ve been super sick over here, so forgive me if I havent been able to post anything new for you all the past few days.

Thankfully, FMR regulars and fellow movie bloggers PG Cooper and Ian the Cool have us covered!

Ian and PG had a cool idea of doing an email roundtable about famous directors, where the three of us discuss their careers, famous films, filmographies, that sort of thing. So the three of us traded emails for a while and Ian collected them up into a post for everyone!

Up first? Mega Blockbuster director James Cameron.

I’ve seen plenty of “roundtable discussions” myself, but had never been a part of one. It was a lot of fun and came out really cool. The plan is to do others in the future, so I hope you’ll check it out! You can find the write up here. Enjoy!

Movies That Everyone Should See: “Terminator 2: Judgement Day”

In July of 1991, the world was treated to an incredible motion picture. “Terminator 2: Judgement Day”. It’s an action movie with science fiction underpinnings, a chase film with the fate of the world as the stakes.

It’s easily one of the greatest “Action Movies” ever made.

But as great a movie as it is, it’s also an important one. “T2″ was a milestone movie in the realm of special effects. A groundbreaking pioneer. Audiences stepped into theatres from a world where “CGI” held no meaning for them, and stepped back out after the show into a world where there was no doubt - movies had a powerful new weapon in their arsenal to bring the imagination into reality onscreen.

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San Diego Comic-Con 2011: “Three Things I HATE About Comic-Con”

So, tonight is Comic-Con preview night. And though I’ll be unable to attend thanks to the Con’s new “Preview Night tickets only on sale onsite last year” policy, I thought it would be good to post a couple of posts to get everyone in the spirit.

I’m prepping these two articles at home before I leave, but there’s a good chance that by the time you read this, I’ll be in the air on my way to San Diego.

So without further ado, I present to you the “Three things I HATE about Comic-Con”

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