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Funk’s Top 10 Over-Rated Movies

The popularity of movies can be driven by many things beside the entertainment value of the movie. Sometimes its the popularity of a star, sometimes it captures a trend at the time and sometimes it befuddles the audience with new technology or a smart marketing campaign. Whilst many movies deserve their acclaim, some movies just … Continue reading

Funk’s Top 10: Tracking Shots

Anyone who has attempting to complex tracking shot can tell you that it is one of the trickiest and rewarding feats in film-making. Balancing both technical, performance and logistical factors, a good tracking shot needs to be meticulously planned and rehearsed. The invention of the steady cam has made a substantial difference, allowing film-makers to … Continue reading

When Bruce Wayne set out to turn himself into the Dark Knight, he spent years travelling, studying and training. He also invested untold millions of dollars from his inheritance equipping himself and his ever-increasing fleet of bat-themed custom vehicles. It’s hard to imagine that anyone could be as effective in their crusade against crime without … Continue reading

Top 10 Potential Simpsons Spin-Offs

This week came the news that the cast of ‘The Simpsons’ would need to take a massive pay cut in order to keep the show on air. They weren’t keen on this idea since they only get paid per episode, not based on how often the episodes get shown, and need to make a living. … Continue reading

Funk’s Top 10: Comics that Should be Movies Already

Comic books and cinema have long been a collaboration. Batman and Superman appeared in cinematic serials  as early as the 1940’s, and there’s been a steady trickle since then. When Bryan Singer’s X-Men became a box-office, star making hit studios were quick to dust off old scripts and hurry to secure every marketable title not … Continue reading

Movies Featuring Songs By The Beatles

When assembling this list, one must set out some criteria first. Will this focus on the best movies that feature The Beatles, or movies that have the best Beatles’ songs? Or is it the movies that make the best use of the music? Instead of narrowing things down, we’ve instead looked for the movies that … Continue reading

Funk’s Top 10: Best Voice-Over Narrations

Many screen-writers consider the use of a voice-over narration to be a cheat tactic, but when used right it can be an emotive and powerful contribution to story. Here’s some of the best examples of the narrative technique. 10. Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang – Robert Downey, Jr. **Clip below is from the END of the … Continue reading

Funk’s Top 10: Comic Characters on Film

Comic books, like any form of story-telling, relies on strong characters to connect with the reader. When dealing with such fantastic and otherwordly characters, this becomes a greater challenge for comic book writers, especially when they make the leap to the silver screen. This turned out to be a remarkably tough list to narrow down … Continue reading

Funk’s Top 10: Great Entrances

First impressions matter. That rings true in cinema more than real life. The director needs to establish quickly what the role of the character is and who they are in the first few seconds or risk losing audience interest. A well orchastrated introduction can become a movies most memorable moment and become as iconic as … Continue reading