1 – The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Gene Kelly escapes from prison

Gene Kelly escapes from prison

And finally….   yes i finally made it to film number 1.Yee haa.And it’s the 1994 classic – The Shawshank Redemption. Based on a Stephen King short story from 1982.Couple of good performances from Robbins and Freeman.Shawshank is about a guy called Andy Dufresne who is falsely given two 30 year life sentences when his wife and lover are found dead.But ii gets worse,on the inside there’s a gang of dudes intent on raping him or beating the shite out of him.Andy was a big shot banker and so does the taxes for all the guards working there.The next time the lads bust Andy the guards fuck him up.Sorted.Freeman narrates and his slow soothing voice is pleasing to the ear.There are a few weepy bits there , like when Brooks gets out or when it seems like Andy’s at the end of his rope.The film spans over about 20 years with not one character ageing much.I don’t think after watching it again just now i’d give the highest rating but definitely worth a look.

IMDB RATING      –     9.2
MY RATING     –    8.9
SEEN BEFORE     –     YES
RECOMMEND?     –     YES
OVERALL     –  UNDERDOG TRIUMPHS.PEOPLE LOVE ESCAPE MOVIES.

9 – The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King(2003)

Smeagol goes all Prince and adds some symbols to his name.

Smeagol goes all Prince and adds some symbols to his name.

Four hours and ten minutes.Four fucking hours and ten minutes.Let me tell you this;normally when i see a film that runs 3 hours long i get a bit ,eh, apprehensive .Normally i like to have a beer or two when i do these reviews and i think after 4 fucking hours i don’t think i could do it justice.Fuck it I’ll try any-ways.During the film i opened up a Notepad so i could jot down some notes encase i was too drunk to remember.Here we go.Firstly Seagol takes them to this “secret stairs” which is about 5 metres from the main entrance and totally obvious.Second a little thing called a major fucking plot hole-When Seagol had the ring he didn’t age.He grew to be over 500 years old.Yet when Bilbo gave the ring away he aged like fuck.He’s nearly dead by the end.Sure Bilbo had the ring for like 70 years why didn’t Seagol die?Horseshit.Next.Not a plot hole but somewhat disconcerting,King Thedins army have a chant which is  “Death,Death,Death”.Here buddy probably not the best chant going into battle eh?And now I’m going to pick a few things that happened after the battle sequence.First Merry killed at least 6.So he was worth six men.Them Olephants were fucking cool as.Aragons accent was a bit weird throughout the trilogy for words like ‘our’ and ‘your’,they sounded super Irish.Maybe he was shooting two films at once.And lastly the lighting at the end,it’s night it’s day it’s a mega cloud it’s bright as fuck.Bad lighting bro.But i’ll leave it at this;that scene where they all bow to the hobbits ,i got teary.

IMDB RATING      –     8.8
MY RATING     –    8.4
SEEN BEFORE     –    YES
RECOMMEND?     –     YES
OVERALL     – THE SFX ARE A LOT BETTER.FEW PLOT BITS I DON’T AGREE WITH BUT I’LL LEAVE.

I've never had two pics to a post but this cracked me up.It's like something an Irish buck would say.

I’ve never had two pics to a post but this cracked me up.It’s like something an Irish buck would say.

250 – King Kong (1933)

Get out will ya. I've got a chair. I've got a chair god damn it!?!

Get out will ya. I’ve got a chair. I’VE GOT A CHAIR GOD DAMN IT !?!

And so it begins.First film to kick it off was this beaut,King Kong.Not a bad film overall it has some good action scenes and good cut aways for an old film and a few funny bits that still work on today’s level.The score works well in places but in other parts it can be a bit heavy and bits would have worked better if they toned it down a little. I’m not sure if you’re familiar with the whole story but it’s about this David Attenborough type buck who got a map to an island where’s there’s a giant beast.So he decides to go there to make a film,but at the behest of film reviewers he needs a ‘flapper’,some eye candy,to make the film sell more.They go to the island, Kong grabs the girl and they chase him to get her back.It’s all mad craic.
I just had a few beefs with the film.

  • First of all the wall keeping Kong out is about twice his height,can he not just climb over it?Sure he can climb the Empire State building no problem.
  • Secondly there’s a big massive door on the wall to keep the guy out,which he breaks through,why not make a human sized door so he can’t get through?Or put no door in it altogether,just all wall?

IMDB RATING      –     8
MY RATING     –     6.7
SEEN BEFORE     –     NOPE
RECOMMEND?     –     YES
OVERALL     –     NOT BAD

Oh yeah , and there’s a T-Rex in it too.

The gist of it.

Hi there,

man it took me ages to make that header banner picture thing, Jesus. Anyways I’m going to watch the top 250 films as rated by viewers and critics on IMDB.com.I’ve gotten a list of the films as of November 29th 2012.I’ll try and be as honest as i can.I know there’s some ‘classics’ in there and some ones that aren’t there but should be. I’m not claiming to be some expert film reviewer,this is coming from the guy who likes Gremlins 2 and Hot Tub Time Machine,but ill be say it like it is.The ones I’ve seen I’m going to watch again and sequels of parts of a trilogy I’ll watch just the film that’s rated.So every single film on the list no skipping.Like Harry Potter , i haven’t seen all the films but that Deathly Hallows film Part 2 is on it.I may get a bit lost in that one but fuck it.Emma Watson phworrrr.  I’ll pop in the imdb votes and other shite too.I got all these off torrents so I’m going to post a link i made to all 250 films and a folder structure so if you want to do this at home it’ll be a piece of piss and i just saved you about 3 hours worth of searching so buy me a pint,or six.
Well hope ye enjoy the blog and here’s the list of the 250 films.

wish me luck yo.

Here’s the link to the .Zip file with the torrents for films 200-250 , opens in new window then hit Ctrl+S to download.

Top 250 films as of November 29 2012
1 9.2 The Shawshank Redemption (1994) 864029
2 9.2 The Godfather (1972) 629203
3 9 The Godfather: Part II (1974) 403008
4 8.9 Pulp Fiction (1994) 673919
5 8.9 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) 265695
6 8.9 12 Angry Men (1957) 212865
7 8.9 The Dark Knight (2008) 844994
8 8.9 Schindler’s List (1993) 448146
9 8.8 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King(2003) 612150
10 8.8 Fight Club (1999) 660617
11 8.8 Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back(1980) 433193
12 8.8 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) 363393
13 8.8 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring(2001) 635822
14 8.7 Inception (2010) 662461
15 8.7 Goodfellas (1990) 381558
16 8.7 Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) 486350
17 8.7 Seven Samurai (1954) 139415
18 8.7 The Matrix (1999) 631586
19 8.7 Forrest Gump (1994) 562090
20 8.7 City of God (2002) 284847
21 8.7 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) 548888
22 8.6 Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) 121324
23 8.6 Se7en (1995) 503983
24 8.6 The Silence of the Lambs (1991) 422633
25 8.6 Casablanca (1942) 238887
26 8.6 The Usual Suspects (1995) 405357
27 8.6 Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) 372270
28 8.6 Rear Window (1954) 179245
29 8.6 Psycho (1960) 223217
30 8.6 It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) 151643
31 8.6 Léon: The Professional (1994) 369055
32 8.6 The Dark Knight Rises (2012) 447115
33 8.6 Sunset Blvd. (1950) 81273
34 8.5 Memento (2000) 460756
35 8.5 American History X (1998) 399029
36 8.5 Apocalypse Now (1979) 259839
37 8.5 Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) 397852
38 8.5 Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) 216521
39 8.5 Saving Private Ryan (1998) 446971
40 8.5 Alien (1979) 298165
41 8.5 North by Northwest (1959) 132018
42 8.5 City Lights (1931) 50652
43 8.5 Spirited Away (2001) 192851
44 8.5 Citizen Kane (1941) 189098
45 8.5 Modern Times (1936) 63689
46 8.5 The Shining (1980) 308003
47 8.5 Vertigo (1958) 136340
48 8.5 American Beauty (1999) 461940
49 8.5 Back to the Future (1985) 349688
50 8.4 Taxi Driver (1976) 265256
51 8.4 The Pianist (2002) 237054
52 8.4 The Departed (2006) 441844
53 8.4 M (1931) 58919
54 8.4 Toy Story 3 (2010) 252837
55 8.4 Paths of Glory (1957) 66737
56 8.4 Life Is Beautiful (1997) 188729
57 8.4 Double Indemnity (1944) 56025
58 8.4 Aliens (1986) 271679
59 8.4 WALL·E (2008) 345912
60 8.4 The Lives of Others (2006) 135949
61 8.4 A Clockwork Orange (1971) 297726
62 8.4 Amélie (2001) 293476
63 8.4 Gladiator (2000) 487202
64 8.4 The Green Mile (1999) 358107
65 8.4 Lawrence of Arabia (1962) 111551
66 8.4 To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) 121827
67 8.4 Intouchables (2011) 112985
68 8.4 The Great Dictator (1940) 62990
69 8.4 The Prestige (2006) 394799
70 8.4 Reservoir Dogs (1992) 339994
71 8.4 Das Boot (1981) 100896
72 8.4 Requiem for a Dream (2000) 312663
73 8.4 The Third Man (1949) 70301
74 8.4 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) 47457
75 8.4 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) 361951
76 8.3 Cinema Paradiso (1988) 75471
77 8.3 Chinatown (1974) 122764
78 8.3 Once Upon a Time in America (1984) 120084
79 8.3 L.A. Confidential (1997) 248648
80 8.3 The Lion King (1994) 285500
81 8.3 Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983) 338371
82 8.3 Full Metal Jacket (1987) 252468
83 8.3 Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) 226978
84 8.3 Braveheart (1995) 396872
85 8.3 Singin’ in the Rain (1952) 83660
86 8.3 Oldboy (2003) 174520
87 8.3 Some Like It Hot (1959) 101546
88 8.3 Amadeus (1984) 152118
89 8.3 Metropolis (1927) 62886
90 8.3 Rashômon (1950) 58743
91 8.3 Bicycle Thieves (1948) 46763
92 8.3 Unforgiven (1992) 158761
93 8.3 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) 232890
94 8.3 All About Eve (1950) 49349
95 8.3 The Apartment (1960) 58678
96 8.3 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) 279015
97 8.3 Raging Bull (1980) 136011
98 8.3 The Sting (1973) 98772
99 8.3 The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) 87309
100 8.3 Die Hard (1988) 320711
101 8.3 Witness for the Prosecution (1957) 29319
102 8.3 A Separation (2011) 69216
103 8.3 Batman Begins (2005) 492233
104 8.3 Grave of the Fireflies (1988) 60428
105 8.3 Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) 258548
106 8.3 Downfall (2004) 138759
107 8.3 Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) 47189
108 8.3 Yojimbo (1961) 42736
109 8.3 The Great Escape (1963) 93579
110 8.3 For a Few Dollars More (1965) 77550
111 8.3 Snatch. (2000) 316565
112 8.3 Up (2009) 284408
113 8.3 Inglourious Basterds (2009) 384870
114 8.2 The Elephant Man (1980) 93075
115 8.2 On the Waterfront (1954) 58958
116 8.2 The Seventh Seal (1957) 62113
117 8.2 Toy Story (1995) 293053
118 8.2 The Maltese Falcon (1941) 70520
119 8.2 Heat (1995) 242784
120 8.2 The General (1926) 29574
121 8.2 Gran Torino (2008) 283889
122 8.2 Rebecca (1940) 51528
123 8.2 Blade Runner (1982) 277853
124 8.2 Avengers Assemble (2012) 406729
125 8.2 Wild Strawberries (1957) 34522
126 8.2 Fargo (1996) 242150
127 8.2 The Kid (1921) 27602
128 8.2 Touch of Evil (1958) 45703
129 8.2 Scarface (1983) 276955
130 8.2 The Big Lebowski (1998) 286359
131 8.2 Ran (1985) 47823
132 8.2 The Deer Hunter (1978) 136639
133 8.2 Cool Hand Luke (1967) 71264
134 8.2 Sin City (2005) 391003
135 8.2 The Gold Rush (1925) 34220
136 8.2 Strangers on a Train (1951) 53387
137 8.2 Jaws (1975) 220223
138 8.2 No Country for Old Men (2007) 328145
139 8.2 It Happened One Night (1934) 36796
140 8.1 Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) 226691
141 8.1 The Sixth Sense (1999) 393863
142 8.1 High Noon (1952) 48721
143 8.1 Hotel Rwanda (2004) 150077
144 8.1 The Thing (1982) 145521
145 8.1 Platoon (1986) 170554
146 8.1 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) 86809
147 8.1 The Wizard of Oz (1939) 158453
148 8.1 Casino (1995) 178715
149 8.1 Trainspotting (1996) 252341
150 8.1 Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) 385874
151 8.1 Warrior (2011/I) 135682
152 8.1 Annie Hall (1977) 105093
153 8.1 Notorious (1946) 44633
154 8.1 The Secret in Their Eyes (2009) 57475
155 8.1 The King’s Speech (2010) 217512
156 8.1 The Grapes of Wrath (1940) 35405
157 8.1 Gone with the Wind (1939) 124830
158 8.1 Good Will Hunting (1997) 280822
159 8.1 Into the Wild (2007) 205754
160 8.1 Life of Brian (1979) 152706
161 8.1 Finding Nemo (2003) 322443
162 8.1 V for Vendetta (2005) 411021
163 8.1 How to Train Your Dragon (2010) 182351
164 8.1 My Neighbor Totoro (1988) 66947
165 8.1 The Big Sleep (1946) 40632
166 8.1 Dial M for Murder (1954) 52369
167 8.1 Network (1976) 57798
168 8.1 Ben-Hur (1959) 89457
169 8.1 The Terminator (1984) 310894
170 8.1 Black Swan (2010) 293374
171 8.1 Million Dollar Baby (2004) 247522
172 8.1 The Night of the Hunter (1955) 37891
173 8.1 Stand by Me (1986) 148705
174 8.1 There Will Be Blood (2007) 208144
175 8.1 Donnie Darko (2001) 335448
176 8.1 Groundhog Day (1993) 232911
177 8.1 Dog Day Afternoon (1975) 103808
178 8.1 Twelve Monkeys (1995) 264586
179 8.1 Amores perros (2000) 101525
180 8.1 Argo (2012) 38356
181 8.1 The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) 265079
182 8.1 Mary and Max (2009) 50685
183 8.1 Persona (1966) 29431
184 8.1 The 400 Blows (1959) 38237
185 8.1 Gandhi (1982) 88312
186 8.1 The Graduate (1967) 124817
187 8.1 The Killing (1956) 37713
188 8.1 The Artist (2011/I) 96534
189 8 Howl’s Moving Castle (2004) 94714
190 8 The Princess Bride (1987) 176127
191 8  (1963) 46140
192 8 Slumdog Millionaire (2008) 341299
193 8 La strada (1954) 27207
194 8 Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) 31669
195 8 The Manchurian Candidate (1962) 47069
196 8 The Hustler (1961) 37142
197 8 A Beautiful Mind (2001) 266210
198 8 The Wild Bunch (1969) 44001
199 8 Rocky (1976) 177661
200 8 Stalag 17 (1953) 28666
201 8 Anatomy of a Murder (1959) 26150
202 8 The Exorcist (1973) 177552
203 8 Sleuth (1972) 25346
204 8 Rope (1948) 53358
205 8 Barry Lyndon (1975) 58729
206 8 District 9 (2009) 306795
207 8 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) 33453
208 8 Stalker (1979) 35771
209 8 Roman Holiday (1953) 51692
210 8 Infernal Affairs (2002) 53797
211 8 Ratatouille (2007) 250920
212 8 The Truman Show (1998) 309892
213 8 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) 422051
214 8 The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007) 56710
215 8 Ip Man (2008) 61367
216 8 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) 227637
217 8 A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) 51280
218 8 A Fistful of Dollars (1964) 64675
219 8 Monsters, Inc. (2001) 250924
220 8 Star Trek (2009) 265838
221 8 In the Name of the Father (1993) 48294
222 8 Rosemary’s Baby (1968) 85421
223 8 Beauty and the Beast (1991) 148877
224 8 Harvey (1950) 31884
225 8 Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984) 41653
226 8 The Wrestler (2008) 174044
227 8 All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) 32358
228 8 La haine (1995) 49897
229 8 Rain Man (1988) 210526
230 8 Nosferatu (1922) 44683
231 8 Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring (2003) 33681
232 8 Shutter Island (2010) 331477
233 8 Bringing Up Baby (1938) 30849
234 8 Manhattan (1979) 63533
235 8 Mystic River (2003) 208724
236 8 Shadow of a Doubt (1943) 30197
237 8 Big Fish (2003) 233775
238 8 Let the Right One In (2008) 116013
239 8 Castle in the Sky (1986) 43061
240 8 Papillon (1973) 47881
241 8 Skyfall (2012) 138319
242 8 The Untouchables (1987) 133525
243 8 The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) 135185
244 8 In the Heat of the Night (1967) 31577
245 8 Jurassic Park (1993) 262533
246 8 Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) 39581
247 8 The Searchers (1956) 41420
248 8 In the Mood for Love (2000) 40572
249 8 Rio Bravo (1959) 27980
250 8 King Kong (1933) 50205