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My Favorite Scene: Die Hard (1988) “Now I Have a Machine Gun…Ho, Ho, Ho.”

Top 10: Movie Fistfights


WatchMojo’s back with another movie list: this time featuring the Top 10 Movie Fistfights of all-time.  Bit of a violence warning on this, but if you hadn’t figured that out from the category title, then the warning probably won’t be read until after the video.  The guidelines for the list were that the fight had to be fist-intensive so too much kicking got it tossed, and fights could not take place within the confines of sports, so no boxing matches (but then they include bare knuckles brawling from Sherlock Holmes, which smacks of self-rule breaking….ANARCHY!).  I’m not exactly sure when WM put this out, but I think it’s at least three years old, but it does have some great selections….and a few that I think could easily be improved upon.  Die Hard, Fight Club, The Winter Solider, and The Dark Knight Rises?  Absolutely.  Picking a Rowdy Roddy Piper movie over the fight on the tarmac from Raiders of the Lost Ark?  That seems a bit dodgy to me.  CineFix is the king of movie lists as far as I’m concerned, and WatchMojo’s are always entertaining, but seem to have always room for improvement.  I think Raiders is a clear inclusion.  What do you think needs to go on this list?Keanu Reeves and Hugo Weaving in The Matrix

R.I.P. Alan Rickman (1946 – 2016) *One of Film’s Finest Character Actors is Gone*

Alan Rickman

Alan Rickman wasn’t a leading man.  He wasn’t the first name on the billing for films he was in: he simply made them better by his inclusion.  On a morning when Oscar nominations (Rickman never received one, sadly) were being handed out, a pall was cast over the celebration of film as word spread that the talented actor had passed away from cancer at the age of 69.

I always brightened up when I saw Rickman’s name on the billing or watched him own scenes in the face of “greater” actors.  He’ll be most remembered for his role as the Potions Master Severus Snape in the eight-film Harry Potter series, but also for one of the great screen villains of all-time, Hans Gruber, from the first DIe Hard film.  Rickman’s final performance will be voiceover, as he’ll be the Caterpillar in Disney’s Through the Looking Glass later this year.  Here are my Top 10 Rickman Performances, followed by his official obit from the BBC.
1. Die Hard
2. Harry Potter Series
3. Love Actually
4. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
5. Galaxy Quest
6. Dogma
7. Truly, Madly, Deeply
8. Sense & Sensibility
9. Sweeney Todd
10. Bottle Shock Continue reading R.I.P. Alan Rickman (1946 – 2016) *One of Film’s Finest Character Actors is Gone*

POLL RESULTS: The Killing Time Community’s Pick For Best Christmas Movie

After an intense session of holiday voting, the KT Community has spoken and our official Christmas movie of choice is…..the Chuck Jones animated version of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas.  I will admit, I voted for The Nightmare Before Christmas, but I can hardly argue with this classic.  Who doesn’t know and enjoy the mighty, deep booming voice of Boris Karloff intoning, “You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch…”?  A well-chosen pick, my friends. Continue reading POLL RESULTS: The Killing Time Community’s Pick For Best Christmas Movie

The Highest Grossing Movie Franchises of All-Time

James Bond, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Jason Bourne, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Tolkien Saga, Batman, Pirates of the Caribbean, Spider-Man, Indiana Jones, Twilight, Jaws, Rocky, Star Trek, Jurassic Park, Transformers, Aliens, Predator, Mission Impossible, Fast and the Furious, X-Men, Matrix, Men in Black, Terminator, Die Hard, Back to the Future, Narnia, Godfather, The Mummy, Lethal Weapon, Planet of the Apes, Rambo

The folks at BuzzFeed have put together a fascinating graphic on just which of the franchises in the franchise-mad cinematic world in which we live, have made the most money. With more films than any other franchise in history, James Bond being atop the list is no surprise. However, Star Trek is second with 12 films and is far down the list in Rocky territory. Star Wars should blow past Bond when the future film cycle starts, but look how high the Marvel Cinematic Universe is just one film into Phase 2. Disney may just have themselves the two highest-grossing franchises of all-time five years from now.