Archive | November 2011

top 100 revisited, #95-91

95. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993, dir. Henry Selick)

94. Once (2007, dir. John Carney)

93. Thelma & Louise (1991, dir. Ridley Scott)

92. The Sixth Sense (1999, dir. M. Night Shymalan)

91. Babe (1995, dir. Chris Noonan)

CASTING CREW: a galaxy far, far away

Gosh, I forgot how much doing these posts are!  Sure, I’m called out on my occasional blasphemy for my remake or casting choices, but here’s a behind-the-scenes Hollywood type flick I’m giving the Casting Crew treatment to.  Behind the scenes of the filming of Star Wars, from the butting heads of young director George Lucas and cinematographer Gilbert Taylor, to the no-nonsense attitude of a 19-year-old Carrie Fisher, it could make an interesting ’70s period piece…

Joshua Jackson as George Lucas
The Director

Ron Livingston as Alan Ladd, Jr.
20th Century Fox Creative Director

Bill Paxton as Gary Kurtz
The Producer

Bill Murray as Gilbert Taylor
The Cinematographer

Matt Bomer as Harrison Ford
The Leading Man

Emma Stone as Carrie Fisher
The Hollywood Royalty

Bug Hall as Mark Hamill
Mr. Skywalker

Alan Rickman as Alec Guinness
The Thespian

**Thoughts, readers?**

top 100 revisited, #100-96

First thing’s first: Hi, I’m Luke.  You may remember me from a long-ago world called Journalistic Skepticism that has since gone completely to seed and has been neglected far too much in the past six months or so.  So here’s yet another feeble attempt at caring for it properly. I’ve been talking for months now about revisiting my top 100.  The one I previously presented in countdown fashion is at least three years outdated, so I figured it was time for an update. So we’ll go in fives!  Check out the links for more info, with brand new posts on the new films being welcomed into the Top 100 fold.  And keep your eye on the left column as the movies start piling in again.

100. Chicken Run (2000, dir. Nick Park & Peter Lord)

99. Silkwood (1983, dir. Mike Nichols)

98. The Emperor’s New Groove (2000, dir. Mark Dindal)

97. Zodiac (2007, dir. David Fincher)

96. Romancing the Stone (1984, dir. Robert Zemeckis)