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The 10 Best Vampire Movies of All Time

Before Anne Rice romanticized them (and Stephenie Meyer took that “endless” love element and ran with it), vampires were terrifying. They were frightening creatures who sucked the blood of humans, leaving an undead apocalypse (and many more hungry neckbiters) in their wake. Connected to other “children of the night,” they became myth and legend and […]

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The 10 Greatest Bible Epics of All Time

Back in the days before the post-modern movement, Hollywood loved to get holier than thou (literally speaking). From its earliest silent days to the time right before Modernism took over, the Bible was milked for as many movie subjects and stories as possible. Granted, some contemporary filmmakers have found audience favor in going with the Gospel […]

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The 10 Best Man vs. Animal Films of All Time

Currently, two cinematic forces are conspiring to overthrow man as the dominate species on the planet. One is a bunch of bombastic giant robots (irrelevant for our purposes here). The other is a group of scientifically-smartened apes. With both Transformers: Age of Extinction and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes ruling the summer 2014 […]

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The 10 Best Films About Demonic Possession

Some of our simplest stories are based on the age old idea of ephemeral good vs. tactile evil. Indeed, such broad, basic turns allow complexity to be cleared away, turning everything into a battle between God and Satan. In modern filmmaking, many such cautionary tales have been transformed into intense dramas or straight-ahead scarefests, usually […]

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The 10 Best Cameos of All Time

More often than not, they’re a professional favor, one A-lister helping out another during a relatively high profile project. In other cases, they’re sly in-jokes for the audience, the sudden appearance of a known celebrity distracting from the storyline to supply its own unique brand of amusement. Cameos are not a new thing, but it was […]

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The 10 Best Films About “Twins”

They say that, somewhere in the world, everyone has an exact double. It’s called the legend of the doppelganger, and supposedly, if you run into your other self, dark and diabolical things will happen. Hollywood also seems to believe in this concept. From the earliest days of the silent era to recent turns such as […]

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The 10 Best Films About the Con Game

Toward the end of their final show as a band, Johnny “Rotten” Lydon of the British bad boys Sex Pistols screamed at an unappreciative audience the following beleaguered battle cry: “Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?” He was speaking both realistically (the band was awful that night) as well as metaphorically, since most of […]