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GROOVERS & MOBSTERS PRESENT: GANGSTER MOVIES

Posted in Cameos for Other Sites, Film, Gangster Films, Groovers & Mobsters Present, Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on May 15, 2010 by Kaiderman

“Yes, London. You know: fish, chips, cup ‘o tea, bad food, worse weather, Mary fucking Poppins… LONDON.”

As you know, THE LIST doesn’t typically do reviews… we do LISTS… hence the name… duh!

However, when I was asked by Heather (from MOVIE MOBSTERS) and Andy (from FANDANGO GROOVERS MOVIE BLOG) to be a part of their new ongoing monthly series that looks at different film genres, I couldn’t resist. The idea was to pick a film from a particular genre, in this case Gangster films, and give a short review coupled with thoughts on how the film had impacted it’s particular genre. While reviews bore me to tears to write (mainly cuz I suck at them), the idea of looking how a film could influence a genre as a whole sounded very interesting. So, since most of the classics were taken, I decided to focus on a more recent entry into the world of Gangster movies. I present you with my choice: SNATCH (2000). Continue reading

10 BIGGEST BEST PICTURE UPSETS

Posted in Celebrities, Film, Humor, Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 30, 2010 by Kaiderman

Well, it’s that time of year, kiddies. As I’ve made very clear in posts in the past, if there’s one thing that gets your friendly neighborhood Kaiderman a going, it’s Movies! I love all aspects of the film making process. I follow films from pitch and development, through production and even keep an eye on box office results to see how things worked out. All that time and effort culminates into award season, which we are balls deep in now. The height of awards season, regardless of what anyone might say on Access Hollywood, is the Academy Awards. With the nominations just a couple of days away, and the ceremony looming, I figured we’d talk some Oscars.

I thought this week we’d have a look back at some of the “Shockers” that rocked the industry. We’ll focus on the grand prize: Best Picture. I thought this year would be a great time to do this because, as many of you all ready know, the Academy has changed the format this year. This year the ceremony will feature 10 films in the Best Picture category, instead of the typical 5. While the true contenders, possibly even the winner, will most likely be fairly evident, the chances of an upset are much higher than normal now. And if there’s one thing the academy can do, it’s provide an upset. So, in honor of this, I present you with this week’s list (in order): THE 10 GREATEST BEST PICTURE UPSETS Continue reading