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Favorite Movies of 2010 by Barbecue Bros
January 13, 2011, 8:32 pm
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1. Inception – Blockbuster and a mindfuck.

2. The Social Network – Loved the combo of Fincher direction + Sorkin script.

3. True Grit – Loved it like I do almost all Coen Brothers movies.

4. Black Swan – INTENSE.

5. Exit Through the Gift Shop – Kinda like Inception, you don’t know exactly what’s going on here.

6. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

7. Toy Story 3

8. The Town – Best gunfighting scenes since Heat.

9. Kick-Ass

10. The Kids are Alright/Greenberg – Didn’t love either, but also didn’t see a lot of movies this year

Movies I didn’t get to, even though they are on Netflix Streaming: A Prophet, I Am Love, Mother, Ondine, Restrepo

In theatres, but didn’t get to: The Fighter, The King’s Speech



2010 Movie Retrospectives by Barbecue Bros
December 27, 2010, 12:04 pm
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I love these things. Unfortunately, the second and third ones have to be viewed at YouTube.

“2010: The Winners Are”

“2010: At the Movies”

“2010: A Cinescape”

Infographic: The 12 Movies with the Dirtiest Mouths by Barbecue Bros
August 17, 2010, 2:21 pm
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Flavorwire takes the top 12 from this list and turned it into an excellent infographic. Some surprising movies that didn’t make the cut: Reservoir Dogs (269), Pulp Fiction (265), The Big Lebowski (260), Scarface (207), South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut (139).

Charts and Graphs: Inception Timeline by Barbecue Bros
July 28, 2010, 9:43 am
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More great stuff keeps coming out about the film. As I type this, I am listening to an in-depth AV talk podcast discussing the movie. Last night, I posted the musical cue explanation that came out yesterday. And now, this: a great graphic visually detailing the timeline of the movie. Click image for a larger version.

More of the creator’s work can be found here, including a Pulp Fiction timeline.

(via Slashfilm)

The Inception music cue explained by Barbecue Bros
July 27, 2010, 9:22 pm
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A movie-nerd figured out a very interesting tidbit about the music cue most closely associated Inception.

From AV Club:

Significance? Well, in the movie, we learn that the further the heroes dive into a person’s subconscious–into a dream within a dream within a dream, and so on–the more slowed-down time becomes. So if composer Hans Zimmer is playing us a super-slowed-down version of “Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien,” then the implication is that we’re still submerged deep within the dream, far from the kick that will wake us up. Neat, huh?

100 Greatest Movie Insults of All-Time by Barbecue Bros
July 1, 2010, 4:37 pm
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Simply amazing. Full list of movies used below the video, courtesy of Pajiba.

0’00 – Roxanne, Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Gleaming the Cube, The Princess Bride, A Fish Called Wanda, Star Wars, The Wizard of Oz, Casino, Three Amigos, A Clockwork Orange

1’05 – Dolemite, Glengarry Glen Ross, Bad Santa, The Witches of Eastwick, The Big Lebowski, In Bruges, Full Metal Jacket, There Will Be Blood

2’05 – Toy Story, Casablanca, Encino Man, The Women, Predator, Army of Darkness, They Live, Uncle Buck, Big Trouble in Little China, New Jack City, Billy Madison

3’00 – Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, The Departed, Carlito’s Way, In the Loop, Glengarry Glen Ross, Stand By Me, Grosse Pointe Blank, Duck Soup, Caddyshack, Planes Trains & Automobiles

4’00 – South Park, Napoleon Dynamite, Mean Girls, The Breakfast Club, As Good as It Gets, The 6th Day, Step Brothers, O Brother Where Art Thou?, Full Metal Jacket, City Slickers, Road House, True Grit, Shot Circuit

5’00 – Raging Bull, The Usual Suspects, Snatch, Caddyshack, The Last Boy Scout, Ghostbusters, The Sandlot, As Good as It Gets

6’00 – 48 Hrs, In Bruges, Silver Streak, Glengarry Glen Ross, A Fish Called Wanda, Goodfellas, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, The Mist, Trading Places

7’00 – The Warriors, Point Break, Gangs of New York, Reservoir Dogs, The Breakfast Club, The Cowboys, Full Metal Jacket, Dodgeball, Donnie Darko, Scarface, The Good the Bad and the Ugly

8’00 – Anchorman, Tropic Thunder, Sexy Beast, In the Loop, Get Shorty, Blazing Saddles, The Way of the Gun, Blade: Trinity, Clerks, The Boondock Saints, The Exorcist, What About Bob?, Weird Science

9’00 – Con Air, True Romance, In the Loop, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Lake Placid, The Front, Gone with the Wind

Victoria’s Secret Angel Rosie Huntington-Whitely Replaces Megan Fox in Transformers 3 by Barbecue Bros
June 1, 2010, 11:46 am
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According to SlashFilm, at least. And that’s the flimsy excuse I am going to use to post the following video: