The Top Movies by Pixar

by Gunther Heinrich, 22 May 2011 in Reviews

Pixar is hailed as the one studio that moves animation to new boundaries. Not only on a technological level but also and foremost on a storytelling level. Where other studios pat themselves on their shoulders for shoving yet again exactly the same message of friendship and family down our throat with slight variations in the plot and animal characters (sparkled with yet another 40,000 pop culture references I might add), Pixar goes beyond that.

But how good are the various Pixar movies really? Sure, they beat the crap out of almost every other 3D animated movie out there but that’s telling nothing in terms of their true quality. So here is yet another list of the Top Pixar Movies in pure madmind style.

I’m sure this list might cause some disagreement and I’m fully prepared for it. So which Pixar movies are your favorites and how would you order them? Let the discussion begin…

The Top 101 Sequels of All Time

by Gunther Heinrich, 30 Nov 2009 in Analyses The Movie & Me

Did you know that out of the Top 10 movies listed on IMDB three are in fact sequels?

Just imagine my indifferent reaction to that obvious yet epically useless discovery – until I figured out that only a mere 3500 movies out of millions are considered sequels at all.

Following this shock I did something normal people caring for their sanity should never do: for a moment I perceived sequels as a Genre; and suddenly I was impressed with the success this “genre” achieved.

Following that shock another question came to mind: what are the top sequels of all time in terms of commercial and critical success? After many hours of work this post will give you the answer you never wanted to know to begin with.

To make surfing and reading easier, the following list is split up into several sub-pages each containing ten movies. The rank of every movie sequel is based on a “movie score” that ranges from 0.3 to 300. This is due to the fact that the score is calculated using IMDB rating and US box office respectively, so naturally the numbers vary a lot.

Have fun clicking and reading!

Top 10 Movies of 2008 I did not see

by Gunther Heinrich, 27 Dec 2008 in The Movie & Me

You know, there are tons of Top Tens of Those and Top Tens of Others. Even I cannot prevent this on my site all the time because it is nevertheless easy stuff to create. So, I hereby present you a list of various movies that pop up in almost every Top Ten list but which I did not see (in no particular order):