We can't remember the last time we watched a movie without consulting Rotten Tomatoes first. The new Ben Affleck flick only scored a 26%? We're out before the first scene rolls. A new movie we didn't know what to expect from surprisingly scores over a 90% (see: Guardians of the Galaxy)? We're already in line for tickets. Still, it's that illustrious group we call 'The 99% Club'—the select group of movies that scored either 99% or 100% approval ratings—that we turn to time and time again. To give you an idea of how hard it is to achieve that kind of approval rating, consider the following that didn't make the cut: The Shawshank Redemption, E.T., Saving Private Ryan. Of the elite group, these are our favorites.
Boyhood should have been a disaster. It should have failed ... continue reading
We have a love-hate relationship with Netflix. While we love instant access to thousands of titles, we hate just about everything else involved in the Netflix experience. It's hard to navigate, titles are limited, and movies vanish like the people on The Leftovers. There's a better Netflix experience out there, but ... continue reading
We've been adding new items to our shop on a weekly basis for a while now, and this week is your chance to save on all of them. Head over to the shop, enter your email into the pop-up, and you'll save 15% off sitewide! Snag a new watch, pocket knife, machined pen, or any of the other goods that line our virtual shelves. Hurry up, sale ends Monday, Oct. 6. ... check it out
When you sit down to watch a movie, a lot of the time you want to veg out and give your brain a little rest (see: Every Michael Bay movie). On the rare occasion you want to give your noggin a little workout, here are 12 films that will kick it into overdrive. Each is brilliant but confusing. Prepare to have your mind ... continue reading
Drive around New York City for a day, and you're bound to see at least one film being made. They're not all blockbusters, but the city serves as a vibrant backdrop for a great number of productions. And while it's easy to use the slew of skyscrapers and gaggle of taxis as scenery, it's another thing to effectively ... continue reading
There's a carefree attitude that pervades a great summer movie. That's not to say the plot can't be heavy, but there's a sense of freedom and effortless possibility that takes place under the summer sun. Often this lends itself to grand adventures and childhood scheming. Here are 13 we turn on when the temperature ... continue reading
Lone Survivor is a movie about a team of Navy Seals who set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah. During the op they're faced with an impossible moral decision that makes the story as much of a human interest piece as it is an action flick. We've seen it, and we can tell you that ... continue reading
A great soundtrack is more than just a collection of great songs. A great soundtrack pulls the story along while somehow effortlessly blending into the background. The right one can help define a movie, and a terrible one can ruin an otherwise decent film. Here are the 25 coolest ever put together.
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Before you sit down with any of these movies, it's highly recommended you get a bowl of popcorn, plenty of Milk Duds, and perhaps a ribeye steak or two. Basically, you're going to be hungry. But besides making you salivate, each film will spin the tale of some interesting corner of the culinary world. While there are ... continue reading
You know those movie theaters that serve you meals and let you drink a beer or two at our seat? Yeah, that's the kind of place you want to see Chef at. The movie focuses on Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) as he ditches the restaurant scene to serve up his own creations out of a food truck. Here's the first look at ... continue reading
Ladies and gentlemen, the wait for new music from The Black Keys is finally over. It's been three years since El Camino, and if the new track "Fever" is any indication, the wait for the full album Turn Blue will have been well worth it.
We've been on a bit of a "based on a true story" kick around the office lately, and there's no recent movie that we can think of that delivers better than 12 Years A Slave. Set in the pre-Civil War US, 12 Years a Slave tells the story of a free black man getting abducted and sold into slavery. The film is every bit ... continue reading
Making a great movie is hard enough with all the money in the world. Even if you could hire the best actors, add stunning effects, and make everything visually beautiful, you could still easily be left with 2+ hours of garbage. That's exactly why low-budget movies that turn out great are even more impressive. Here ... continue reading
Long before he was selling out theaters and accepting awards for his TV show, Louis CK was a struggling stand-up comic and writer. In 1998 he wrote and directed his first movie which would go on to be seen by just about nobody. Then it sat in storage for 15 years. Now, as Louis has been wont to do, he's releasing "Tomorrow ... continue reading
You can't turn on the TV or boot up the interwebs these days without seeing Ron Burgundy's glorious 'stache. With the Channel 4 News Team promotion in full swing for the release of the sequel, we keep getting more and more Anchorman products. The latest is the release of "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (Unrated ... continue reading
Outside of putting Greedo's head above your mantel, owning this blaster is probably the sweetest way you can show your love for Han Solo's epicness. Used in both "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi," this was the non-firing weapon Harrison Ford was seen with throughout the films (the live-fire version ... continue reading