Top 10 Lists

billy idol wedding singerThey say all actors want to be rock stars and vice versa. There are a select few who are able to do both, but for the most part, we don’t want musicians in our movies and we don’t want our movie stars on our stages. That’s why the rock star cameo is a fun and harmless little way for our favorite rockers to appear for a short time (sometimes as themselves) and disappear before they can do any real harm to the movie. Many times, the rock star cameo sounds way cooler on paper (Keith Richards as Jack Sparrow’s daddy “Pirate,” for example) or just plain fizzles out (Neil Diamond in “Saving Silverman”).

This list is proof that there is a way, however, to have rock star cameos that actually … well … rock. I know I missed some, so please leave comments below! If you have an idea for a Top 10, email me at eric@scene-stealers.com. Click here to see the Top 10 Rock Star Movie Cameos.

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predator 2 1990 titleToday’s Top 10 Tuesday submission comes from Seattle WA. Warren J. Cantrell is a writer who enjoys two things: being hardcore and “Predator 2.” Warren’s impassioned, uncensored Top 10 list makes him the first Scene-Stealers sitegoer to write a Top 10 list about ONE MOVIE, and an 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger-less sequel at that. This Top 10 is also notable for its creation of the past-tense word “wad-shot.” Here’s Warren with the Top 10 Reasons “Predator 2” Is the Best of the “Predator” Franchise.

If you have a Top 10 list you’d like to submit fro Top 10 Tuesday, send it to eric@scene-stealers.com.

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stifler's momOur good friend Andrew Reed, a frequent contributor who runs the excellent Fighting the Youth blog and currently resides in Argentina, has a thing for MILFS. Or at least he was excited enough about them to compile the definitive list (minus last year’s “The Reader”) of Top 10 Movie Cougars.
Urbandictionary defines cougar as “a 35+ year old female who is on the hunt for a much younger male.” Some would say that any definition requires use of the word “pounce.” But whatever your take on the definition, let’s take a moment to celebrate the women who teach more than they tease–the Top 10 Movie Cougars.

If you have a Top 10 list you’d like to contribute to Scene-Stealers, drop me a note at eric@scene-stealers.com and let me know!

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crowe state of playRussell Crowe’s rumpled, old-school investigative reporter in the new movie “State of Play” got me thinking about other movies that feature those noble pursuers of truth. (Check my review of the film here.) Journalists, however, are not always portrayed in the most flattering of lights, as this Top 10 Movie Journalists list can attest. Sometimes the reporter is simply a good stand-in for (or alternative to) the detective, and other times, he or she can be used to critique politics. In the hands of ex-newspaperman-turned-filmmaker Billy Wilder, the journalist actually becomes the vessel through which the media itself is criticized.

If you want to contribute your own Top 10 list, email me at eric@scene-stealers.com. In the meantime, check out this list of the most memorable reporters in film.

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texas chainsawOK, all you sickos. It’s the polar opposite–the kind of perfect counter-programming that would make any movie studio publicist salivate. “Friday the 13th” kicked the ass of every Oscar movie in sight this past weekend, slashing its way to just over $45 million. It’s closest Oscar-nominated picture was “Slumdog Millionaire,” which came in at number 9 and just over $7 million.

Inkkc.com‘s Charles Gooch has generously supplied us with a list of his Top 10 Instruments of Death in Slasher Movies to honor the occasion. If you have your own Top 10 list you’d like to contribute, email me your list or idea.

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top 10 shocking movie scenesApproach this week’s Top 10 list with caution. It comes to us from Lawrence, KS resident Sara Langford, who readily admits that she “spent a great deal of [her] teens and twenties seeking out shocking movies like a drug addict looks for a fix.” Fair enough. That would explain her list of Top 10 Unnerving Movie Scenes.

It even sounds like now Sara is not willing to go back and watch any of these stomach-turning moments, so it was kind of her to supply us with her experiences in a not-so-easily digestable Top 10 list. If you’d like to contribute your own Top 10 list, email me at eric@scene-stealers.com. Heeeeere’s Sara!

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The Princess BrideJ.D. took one look at Eric’s list last week of films he can watch over and over again and never get tired of and decided to take it one step further. By looking deep into his soul, J.D. has concocted a list of the 10 movies he’s actually watched more than any other.

There are surely some old classics that make an appearance, but when you do the numbers, it’s interesting to see what you’ve actually watched, and what that says about you. What are yours? Sound off here.

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