Concluding here our rundown of my 60 Favorite Fictional Artificial Intelligences.
This means things like robots, holograms, sentient computers, and so on from movies, TV shows, comics or books.
You can have a look here for Part One, which includes some of the rationale for this list, as well as some of the explanations and qualifications, and here for Part Two and here for Part Three and here for Part Four.
Continue reading Top 60 Favorite Fictional A.I.’s – Part Five [12-1]
So as explained before, we are playing a seeded tournament-style elimination game amongst each of the US domestic box office champion movies from the last 32 years. Seeding was done via Rotten Tomatoes scores, with ties broken with Metacritic scores. Three of our six judges will vote on each match-up of two films, with the winner advancing to the next round and the loser skulking off into obscurity, until we have our overall Champion!
Continue reading Box Office Blockbuster Tourney: Round Two
And the countdown to my favourite fictional hero continues. In this instalment, we have three, count ’em, three artificial life forms. And a guy who is mistaken for an artificial life form. And there are four female characters, which is tied for as many as we’ve had in a single list. Two of them are attractive European-accented brunettes, one is an animated Mom, and one is a child from a book.
If you want to look at previous posts in this series you can look here: 102-91 (and rationale for the lists), 90-81 and 80-71. Anyway…let’s get to it!
Continue reading Favorite Fictional Heroes Countdown–Part 4 (#70-61)
So, let’s be clear, when supporting characters truly steal the show, that’s a bad thing. You want your supporting characters to be memorable or fun, but to not steal anything away from the main action. Continue reading 47 Movie Blogs #21 – Supporting Characters Who Stole the Show
I’ve never been a big fan of The Fast and the Furious franchise. In fact, up until recently, I’d only seen the first one, and that was on TV some quiet evening. I don’t remember it very well but for me it’s been my go-to example for movies should, at the very least, be able to achieve in terms of quality. It usually goes something like this: “That movie was terrible–it didn’t even reach The Fast and the Furious‘ level of storytelling and characterization.” Continue reading Furious 7–great and terrible, all at once