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I don’t know what you guys are doing reading all those phoney top ten lists over there, what with their overpraise of films in which women shit in bathroom sinks.

A shame, that – after all, this, mine, is the authoritative tome that Scholars will look back on and shower with statuses of validity upon as the definitive list. “Yeah, you know what, The Artist wasn’t a lot more than a nice movie, Sparkle was totally right,” they’ll say a thousand years from now. And I shall smile down on them from Future Heaven, which is just like regular Heaven but with astronaut food, hover boards, and a hilarious robot that is actually pretty good at Stand-Up.

Anyway, here are the ten best motion pictures of the year:

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This week on the Four Color Freak-Out the Cap’n and alphamonkey take a look at the bittersweet pentultimate issues of some of our favorite comics from Simone, Miller, and more, as well an irreverent traipse through two pretty damn good weeks of comics. Plus Torchwood: Miracle Day, and discuss why digital distribution might be the only thing that saves comics (provided it’s done right).

Give a listen already, will ya?

Note: We *totally* overlooked the very, very excellent Captain America #1 from Ed Brubaker and Steve McNiven. It’s gorgeous, it’s clever, and you need to read it.

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Well, it’s Tuesday, so it must be Top 10 day for our pals over at Scene-Stealers. In an attempt to cleanse our collective palette after Eric decided to Human Centipede the concept of a buddy film, I decided to throw down on those critically acclaimed actors who for some gawdawful reason start taking any paying gig that comes their way.

Yup, it’s the Top 10 Kings of the Paycheck from yours truly.

Give it a read and then tell me why I’m oh-so-right or oh-so-wrong.

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Another year of Cinema has come and gone, and I can’t help but feel we got cheated of any true masterpieces. Having said that, the next rung down – the four- and four-and-a-half star films of the world – seemed to be abnormally plentiful this year. In crafting my ten favorite films of the year, I ultimately came up with twenty-four films that I felt were worthy of a spot on the list – if not necessarily in any year, then pracitcally as much as any one that did make 2010’s cut. (As such, the unlucky fourteen are listed at the end). The following movies could just of easily been presented without order, none of them feel head-and-shoulders above any other; but after a few days of indecision, this is what I came to. Let me know what you think below – what were your favorite movies of the year?
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the hurt locker 2009It’s been a pretty slow and steady rollout for Kathryn Bigelow’s intense Iraq War drama “The Hurt Locker.” A tight thriller with a huge amount of character development wrapped up in a deceptively simple story, it follows a group of bomb diffusers in Baghdad.

With all the critical acclaim its been getting (more even than the misguided praise for the new “Harry Potter” flick!), “The Hurt Locker” is an early contender (especially now that the field of nominees has opened up to 10) for a Best Picture nomination. Does it live up to the hype? Find out right now. He may have finished it a little late this morning, but nevertheless, Eric’s print review is here.

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Summer is here and Scene-Stealers‘ Eric Melin and guest host Trevan McGee from inkkc.com review the new McG (“Charlie’s Angels,” “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle”) reboot of “The Terminator” franchise, starring Christian Bale as famed leader of the human resistance John Connor. Eric thinks the movie is like a plate of leftovers from “The Road Warrior,” “Alien,” and “The Matrix,” while Trevan holds firm that as a war movie with some good action scenes, it succeeds.

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