Unless you're the Grinch, we imagine you'll pop Elf on this Christmas. A lot of people do. The film is a simple one: Buddy (Will Ferrell) the 'elf' isn't an elf at all, but was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler. So off Buddy goes to New York in search of his dad. Mr. Narwhal says: "Bye Buddy hope you find your dad!" Director Jon Favreau voices the whale, by the way. Elf is a modern classic Anyway, the modern classic has just been named as the 'The Best PG Christmas Movie' after a public vote. So yes, this rules of Bad Santa and Die Hard (it's a festive movie, it is). The list is just one list. It was compiled by Ranker and could well be popular with '90s kids who have fond memories of Elf. It would explain why other films of that era – A Nightmare Before Christmas, for example – are up there batting high. While vintage legends such as It's a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street are way down in double figures. Still, Elf is Elf, and a lot of … [Read more...] about Modern Christmas classic named best festive movie of ‘all time’
Top 10 movies of all time
THE Godfather has pipped The Empire Strikes Back to be voted greatest movie of all time.The 1972 Mafia epic that starred Marlon Brando as Don Vito Corleone topped a poll by film mag Empire of 20,000 readers.At third was Christopher Nolan’s 2008 Batman film The Dark Knight, for which Heath Ledger won an Oscar for his performance as The Joker.The Shawshank Redemption came fourth, despite often being hailed best-ever film online.La La Land — released six months ago — came 62nd. The all-time top ten are as follows:1. The Godfather2. The Empire Strikes Back3. The Dark Knight4. The Shawshank Redemption5. Pulp Fiction6. Goodfellas7. Raiders of the Lost Ark8. Jaws9. Star Wars10. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring … [Read more...] about Marlon Brando’s 1972 Mafia epic The Godfather is greatest movie of all time, say 20,000 film fans
10. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) Full-on terror not for you? Richard O’Brien’s musical romp is both a loving homage to the horror B-movies of the 1950s and a fantastic film in its own right. The plot is ludicrous, but the songs and cross-dressing costumes make it enormous fun – if not in any way scary. 9. Wolf Creek (2005) Supposedly based on true events, Wolf Creek is a brutal tale of three backpackers hunted by a serial killer in the Australian outback is not for the squeamish. Visceral, bloody and about as violent as the censors will allow, it’s proper hide-behind-your-hands-on-the-sofa stuff. 8. Paranormal Activity (2007) The Blair Witch Project , this “found footage” movie went on to become the most profitable film ever made. Using amateur cameras to record the weird goings-on at home, the slow escalation of creepiness draws you in and then scares you witless. 7. Halloween (1978) The … [Read more...] about Prepare to be well and truly terrified with our countdown of the top 10 Halloween movies of all time
NOTHING tickles the British public quite like a good spoof movie.From Mike Myers's "Do I make you horny baby?" in Austin Powers to Leslie Nielsen's "..and don't call me Shirley," we round up the best spoof movies of all time. A irplane! (1980) The daddy of parody movies, this disaster spoof packs a breathtaking number of laughs into its 88 minutes – and part of what makes it so hilarious is the utterly deadpan delivery of every single one of them. Plus, it cemented Leslie Nielsen’s position as a comic legend. Available on Sky Cinema now. Zoolander (2001) Ben Stiller has never been funnier – or sillier – than in this acid-sharp skewering of the fashion industry. From trademarked poses (Blue Steel, Magnum, Le Tigre) that all look exactly the same to an absurd plot involving Will Ferrell and a plan to assassinate the Prime Minister of Micronesia, it’s completely daft and very brilliant. This Is Spinal Tap … [Read more...] about From Zoolander to Airplane! Check out our pick of the top 10 spoof movies
IF money was no object what car would you buy?Many dream of owning a classic super car from Ferrari, Jaguar or Aston Martin.Sadly, the huge price tags mean us mere mortals could never think of getting our hands on one.And some of the richest celebs would have to take a back step when it comes to the pricest models in the world, too.That's because even by super car standards the value of the most expensive cars in the world are eye-watering.Prices continue to rocket, with classic cars one of the best investments around.Ferraris dominate the all-time top 10 list accounting for seven raking in hundreds of millions in recent years.But we've compiled the top 10 most expensive cars of all time for each car maker - adjusted for current prices - for you to drool over on your lunchbreak.1. 1962 Ferrari 250 GTODate sold: 14 August 2014Price sold: £29.3millionThis Ferrari is one of the most sought after cars in the world so it's little surprise this version which was second off the … [Read more...] about The top 10 most expensive cars of all time by brand including Ferrari, Jaguar, Porsche and Aston Martin models – but which one would YOU choose?