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The Top Five Scariest Villains

It’s time to talk about some scary antagonists. Enjoy!

5. Jack Nicholson in The Shining

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The Shining is a disturbing movie, through and through, and Jack Nicholson’s performance as the crazed father/eventual ax murderer is legendary. He doesn’t have a horrifying mask or a terrifying makeup job to make him scary. He’s just scary by himself with those arched eyebrows and that horrifying face. I watched this movie in complete horror and it wasn’t because of anyone except for Jack Nicholson (and the twins but that’s another story.) He’s definitely one of the scariest villains I have ever seen.

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Ranking the Best Picture-Winning Movies I’ve Seen; from Worst to Best

The last time I wrote this post I had only seen 13 movies that had the honorable award of Best Picture. Now I’ve seen 20. So, with no further delay, here is my updated ranking of the Best-Picture winning movies that I’ve seen. Enjoy!

20. Casablanca

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I’ve been hearing about Casablanca for years and so when I finally got the chance to watch it, I did. Unfortunately, it would end up being a disappointment. I’m all into movie love stories but this one did not grasp me in the way that I thought it would. As a modern woman, Ilsa Lund’s incessant crying and wanting to be with Rick Blaine–the man she had an affair with while her husband was away at war 😒–is just not my thing.

Now, I will say, I loved the writing. So beautiful, so concise, the screenwriters did a great job conveying this story in a perfect fashion. And Rick Blaine was an amazing character to follow in this tumultuous section of his life.

While this movie will never sit in the list of my favorite movies I am very happy that I have seen it. Continue reading Ranking the Best Picture-Winning Movies I’ve Seen; from Worst to Best

A Movie Ranking: Josh Brolin

Josh Brolin is an actor I’ve just met over the recent years but he has clearly ascended to becoming one of my favorite actors for his work in a variety of films. Today, I thought it would be perfect to highlight him for this week’s A Movie Ranking. Enjoy!

9. Everest

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As someone who binge-watched all three seasons of the thrilling reality television series on Discovery Channel, Everest: Beyond the Limit, this movie was rather boring in comparison.

8. The Goonies

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I watched The Goonies once. I wasn’t a fan. (One thing I didn’t know. Josh Brolin was in it. Wow!)

7. Sicario: Day of the Soldado

Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, and Isabela Merced in Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)

Sicario was great. Its sequel, not so much.

6. Men in Black III

Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, and Josh Brolin in Men in Black 3 (2012)

Seven years ago I went to see Men in Black III with my family in the movie theaters. At the time I had no idea who Josh Brolin was. Now, after my recent viewing watching the film, I was impressed by Brolin’s incredible impression of Tommy Lee Jones.

5. Sicario

Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, and Emily Blunt in Sicario (2015)

Sicario is an amazing film. From the directing to the music to the cinematography, and of course the acting, Sicario is a movie that you won’t soon forget. And, naturally, Josh Brolin’s character Matt Graver manages to stand out.

4. Avengers: Endgame

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Avengers: Endgame is a remarkable movie, clearly. There’s a reason why it’s the highest-grossing film of all time. However, while Josh Brolin still manages to steal the show, the character of Thanos is greatly watered down as opposed to his role in Infinity War.

3. Labor Day

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Talk about a romantic movie that’ll have you riveted. Labor Day is SO GOOD!!! If you’ve never seen it, please watch it. It’s worth it.

2. Avengers: Infinity War

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Josh Brolin killed it is Thanos. It’s rare to be scared of a villain immediately but the writers made sure to let us know that Thanos was no joke, instantly. Josh Brolin, through the purple skin and CGI, brought an authenticity to the character that made him feel genuinely powerful yet…human. From a certain point of view, one can actually understand Thanos’ intentions, that is until he kills the heroes we love.

Josh Brolin is undoubtedly one of the best comic-book villains of all time.

1. No Country for Old Men

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No Country for Old Men is my favorite movie of all time. No doubt about it. The dark storytelling, the continuous plot twists, and that ending. Woo. I wasn’t ready but I’m so glad I watched this.

So, this is my movie ranking featuring Josh Brolin. I can’t wait to share with you my next movie ranking next week. It should be fun.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day.

Ranking the Oscar-Winning Movies I’ve Seen; from Worst to Best

As a moviemaker, you want to be known for telling outstanding stories that drive people to the movie theater to watch your film. Some movies, while they may never garner recognition for Best Picture, go on to make billions of dollars as it provides joy to the masses. Some films may not get the incredible box-office results as others but are movies you will never forget. And then there are the flicks that are a dream for moviemakers. The flicks that not only get nominated for Best Picture but win. Today I’m ranking all of the Best Picture-winning movies I’ve seen from worst to best. Enjoy!

13. Casablanca

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I’ve been hearing about Casablanca for years and so when I finally got the chance to watch it, I did. Unfortunately, it would end up being a disappointment. I’m all into movie love stories but this one did not grasp me in the way that I thought it would. As a modern woman, Ilsa Lund’s incessant crying and wanting to be with Rick Blaine–the man she had an affair with while her husband was away at war 😒–is just not my thing.

Now, I will say, I loved the writing. So beautiful, so concise, the screenwriters did a great job conveying this story in a perfect fashion. And Rick Blaine was an amazing character to follow in this tumultuous section of his life.

While this movie will never sit in the list of my favorite movies I am very happy that I have seen it. Continue reading Ranking the Oscar-Winning Movies I’ve Seen; from Worst to Best

Ranking 50 of the Top 250 Movies on IMDb: Part 5

The last part of this series has arrived and now the final countdown to my favorite movie of the Top 250 Films on IMDb begins. Enjoy!

9. Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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Terminator 2: Judgment Day is one of those intense action films that you watch and by the end of the movie you’ve got a slight headache because the movie was so intensely good. The Terminator was a great film but James Cameron returned with a whammy of a sequel that left everyone, including me and my sister, stunned.

This movie is off the chain!

8. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

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The Empire Strikes Back isn’t my favorite Star Wars film (that spot still belongs to Rogue One) but it is, in essence, the greatest Star Wars movie ever made. A New Hope was regarded as a masterpiece but then George Lucas returned with a sequel so magnificent it blew the socks off of nearly everyone who saw it.

Now years later, it’s still looked to as the pinnacle of sequels and it should. This movie is amazing, from beginning to end.

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‘No Country for Old Men’ Is The Western I Was Looking For

Growing up I was the biggest Country Western fan. I was (and still am) a HUGE fan of Gunsmoke and I loved Bonanza. Every weekday I would turn on my television around noon, watch a few episodes of Gunsmoke, watch a couple of episodes of Bonanza, and I was in bliss.

Recently I have veered away from Country Westerns but my love for the genre hasn’t faded in the slightest. So, on Thanksgiving night, after a day of feasting, watching sports, and spending time with the people that I love, my family and I all watched on No Country for Old Men for the first time. I was looking for a good movie that would end the evening with a bang and I ran across this film which I had heard was really good.

For two hours my family and I were sucked into a film so dark and completely riveting that by the end of the movie we couldn’t help but herald the movie’s quality. It was way better than I could’ve ever expected and its story was utterly captivating, in a slightly traumatic fashion.

(SPOILER ALERT! SPOILER ALERT! Read no further if you want to avoid spoilers. Thank you for heeding this warning)

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