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The Top Five Films of SXSW 2013

27 Mar

As was previously mentioned, David and Lara were both extremely busy with the SXSW Film Festival this year, and both saw a ridiculous amount of movies despite (or perhaps because of) that.  Well, here is your chance to find out what the best films they saw were.  You will know which movies you need to keep a watchful eye out for, and your curiosity can finally be satisfied.  They didn’t see all of the same films, so their lists will be different for that reason, in addition to the fact that they generally disagree on most things.

One final note, neither David nor Lara saw Spring Breakers at the festival.  So, don’t take the fact that its missing from this list as a criticism.  We will definitely be talking about it in the near future.

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The Top Five Non-Christmas Christmas Films

20 Dec

For us here at Lara and the Reel Boy, Christmas time means that we watch specific movies.  Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York are viewed back to back, usually with large quantities of pizza and ice cream with marshmallows.  White Christmas and Holiday Inn typically make an appearance as well.  These are all films that are only watched at Christmas time.  We will never sit down and watch The Santa Clause in July, or Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer in April.  That would just be sacrilegious.

But there are also those Christmas films that can be watched throughout the year.  This is what we’re going to focus on today.  The Top Five Non-Christmas Christmas Films.  So, to explain, this is going to be Christmas movies that you would watch at other times of the year, without feeling super weird about it.  The story takes place during Christmas, and you probably watch them during the month of December every single year, but you also watched them with the air conditioning blasting during that heat wave last June.  And you felt fantastic about it.

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RELAUNCH, also The Top Five Films Since We Stopped Posting On This Here Blog

15 Oct

Here we are.  It’s been almost a year since anything was posted here.  Honestly, we had pretty much given up on it.  We’re both busy, have jobs, things we like to do.  But eventually we reached a conclusion.  We both love film.  It’s always going to be a hugely important part of both of our lives.  And this is something fairly simple we can do to share that.

So, here we are.  We are back with a slightly different looking site.  We have several new writers on board (check out the About page!).  We have some new subjects we’re going to be covering.  You’ll probably get to read about more television and written materials than you used to.  But we promise it will be wonderful.

This just seemed appropriate.

In preparing for this day, we asked what the best way to relaunch the site would be.  And the answer was fairly obvious.  A Top Five List.  These are not reviews, just ramblings.  But they are our favorite films since almost a year ago.  So, without further ado, here are The Top Five Films Since We Stopped Posting On This Here Blog.

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Top 5 Stores To Work In From A Movie

14 Nov

Yes, my good friends, this a Top 5 List.  Your eyes are not deceiving you.  It has been very close to a year since we did our last list.  But today marks a return to the traditions this blog was founded on.  So, without further ado, here it is.  The Top 5 Stores We Would Want To Work In That Are From A Movie.

To make this list, we had to put down a few ground rules.  Our first idea was simply jobs from a movie that we would want.  But it quickly become apparent that those would all involve Outer Space.  So, we changed it to jobs that we could actually have.  And that eventually became stores we would want to work in.  So, here it is.  As always, please let us know if we forgot anything, leave your own lists in the comments, and feel free to suggest any future Top 5 Lists.

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Lara’s Solo Top 5 WTF Songs in Christmas Movies

24 Dec

Merry Christmas Eve, everyone!  Oh, and happy belated Chanukah and soon-to-be Kwanzaa to all of our Jewish/African-American/Politically-Correct readers out there. In honor of the holiday spirit and stress still filling the air, I will treat you with a Solo Top Five List: The Most WTF Songs in Christmas Movies. Have you ever been watching a Christmas film and suddenly find yourself bombarded with an awkwardly placed or worded song? Did it make you jeer rather than cheer? You are not alone my friend. Let’s celebrate that feeling together.

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Top Five Opening Television Themes

25 Nov

This week’s Top 5 List comes to us on Thanksgiving Day.  So what are Lara and the Reel Boy thankful for this year?  Good television.  Let’s be honest there really isn’t that much of it out there anymore.  But here’s the question we had to ask:  How do you tell if a television show is really good.  Well, it didn’t take us that long to come to a conclusion.  You listen to the theme song.  If a show is really good, then it has a good opening.  So, here are Lara and the Reel Boy’s Top 5 Opening Television Themes.

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Top 5 Horror Movies We Haven’t Seen

13 Oct

Its October, which means its time for all the Halloween themed lists.  We thought that instead of doing a list of the best horror movies there are, we’d do the top horror movies that we feel like we need to see.  So, you could consider this a confession.  You’ll finish reading this list and think, “Man, I can’t believe I was listening to these people’s opinions.  They haven’t even seen ___!”  Well, hopefully you won’t feel quite like that.  Anyway, here they are.  The Top 5 Horror Movies We Haven’t Seen Yet.  Hopefully, we’ll see some of them this month and then you’ll get some reviews for movies we should have seen a really long time ago.

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