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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The 2012 FMR MAJOR Awards: Most Disappointing Movie Nominees

Most Disappointing Movie Nominees

Ok folks, for every Yin there’s a Yang here at the MAJOR Awards. The karmic counterbalance to this morning’s surprises is this afternoon’s crop of disappointments. These are the films that had us eagerly anticipating them, yet failed to deliver.

Click through to see the biggest let downs of 2012!

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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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The Great Debates: Alien vs. Aliens

Given the release of “Prometheus” this past week, the “Alien” franchise has been pushed back to the forefront. I’m not sure that anyone would prefer that movie to either of these, so I’m fairly certain that the debate over the best film in the Franchise still boils down to these two.

So let’s hash it out once and for all.

Click through to read the “Tale of the Tape” and then let’s hear which one you think is better, “Alien” or “Aliens”!

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Prometheus

Heralded by an amazing advertising campaign, featuring an impressive cast, and boasting an impeccable pedigree, “Prometheus” was a film burdened with expectations that few films face. Ridley Scott was returning to the “Alien” universe, and he had a full house of incredible actors and actresses going with him. The film’s astounding trailers were accompanied by a series of highly effective viral videos that whet our appetites for sci-fi awesomeness.

It’s perhaps unfair then, that I saddle it with the expectations I had going in. Those are mine.

And so I won’t.

I’ll say instead that “Prometheus” disappointed me not because I was let down in comparison to the thoughts I had going in, but because it is so tantalizingly close to greatness as the movie that it is. Maddeningly close.

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The Top Ten Ridley Scott Films.

In all honesty, I never wanted to do “Top Ten” lists here.

I’ve never read one that didn’t piss me off somehow, and frankly, who am I to authoritatively rank anything? AFI, I am not.

But I have to acknowledge that they’re an extremely popular post format, and going through them can actually be an interesting exercise. For example, as familiar as I am with Sir Ridley’s filmography, I found myself rewatching 3 different films in order to compile this list.

So here we go, our first top ten list here. The top ten films of Sir Ridley Scott.

I’m well on the record here as being a big fan of the man, he’s a great director with a handful of true classics under his belt and a filmography full of solid movies. You can always count on his movies to be visually appealing, and more often than not they’re lavish productions that can transport the viewer to a different place, or time, or even world.

That’s what the magic of movies is all about.

Click through to check out what I feel are his ten best!

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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: Ridley Scott

Hey everyone, another edition of the “Directors Talk” roundtable (our series where we trade our thoughts on the biggest directors working today) with PG Cooper and Ian the Cool is up!

This time up is director Ridley Scott. Between this, and my two impending Lambcast appearances discussing the Alien franchise and Blade Runner, it’s going to be quite the Ridley Scott festival these next few weeks. LOL. Thank goodness I’m a big fan.

You can read the entire discussion by clicking here!

Movies That Everyone Should See: “Blade Runner”

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Early in the 21st Century, THE TYRELL CORPORATION advanced Robot evolution into the NEXUS phase – a being virtually identical to a human – known as a Replicant.

The NEXUS 6 Replicants were superior in strength and agility, and at least equal in intelligence, to the genetic engineers who created them.

Replicants were used Off-world as slave labor, in the hazardous exploration and colonization of other planets.

After a bloody mutiny by a NEXUS 6 combat team in an Off-world colony, Replicants were declared illegal on earth – under penalty of death.

Special police squads – BLADE RUNNER UNITS – had orders to shoot to kill, upon detection, any trespassing Replicant.

This was not called execution.

It was called retirement.

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