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The 10 Best Drunk Sequences in Movies

You’ve seen it countless times before–the drunk montage. Nobody really knows where it began. It was certainly present in the 1940s, and it may even go back to the German Expressionist era of the 1920s and 1930s. A character gets annihilated and then stumbles around town late at night often on rain-soaked streets. All the while, neon signs for seedy establishments float in the air, superimposed behind the drunkard, implying the sheer insanity of their evening. The drunk sequence has evolved over the years, with films from a variety of genres absorbing it as their own. Here are the 10 best. Continue reading

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100 More Things I Love About the Movies


When I passed the 100,000 hit marker in November, I honored the event with what became one of my most popular entries- 100 Things I Love About the Movies. As it turns out, my odometer recently rolled over another milestone- the 200,000 hit marker. As logic follows, I’m due for another stroll down 100 Things Avenue. So without further ado, here are 100 More Things I Love About the Movies: Continue reading

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Around the (Writer’s) Block a Time or Two


I’ve been having a bit of writer’s block lately. You see, most of my content comes from sitting in a bar with a guest check and a pen and a handful of pints. At the best of times, the ideas flow like water. Or more appropriately, beer. They’re not all good ideas but there’s usually one or two that’ll help tide me over for a few days. Lately, I’ve had nothing. Either the ideas don’t “pop”, in the parlance of annoying marketing people; or there isn’t enough to flesh out an entry; or I find out that someone else has already done it. Then I realized that I’d been sitting on an idea the whole time- why not make a list of films featuring writer’s block? And awaaaaaay we go: Continue reading

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Film’s Diviest Bars

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