10 Worst Movies of 2000 (according to the critics)
The year 2000 saw the beginning of a new millennium. For years beforehand, people had greeted the upcoming date with one of two emotions. Some were optimistic about a new utopia aided by new, highly-advanced technology. Others were fearful of the Y2K bug set to restart all the world's computers back to zero or just general fear of the unknown. However, by the time 2000 dawned, the world found that while the Y2K bug was a minor issue foreseen by able computer programmers, the world was still a long way from having access to flying cars and hoverboards.
10 Underrated The Simpsons Guest Stars
Over 700+ episodes, 'The Simpsons' have called upon guest stars from all walks of life to lend their voice to an episode. More often than not, especially during the show's 'golden era', these guest appearances contributed to some of the best episodes in the show's history. Along with regular guest stars like Albert Brooks, Phil Hartman and Kelsey Grammer, people like Dustin Hoffman, Adam West, and several Major League Baseball players have enshrined themselves in the minds of many a Simpsons fan due to their incredible performances on the show.
10 Will Ferrell Films You May Not Have Seen
Will Ferrell is one of the most successful comedy actors in the history of cinema. His 55 feature films have together grossed over $4.3 billion at the worldwide box office. Most of the people reading this article will be able to name at least 1-2 Will Ferrell films just off the top of their heads. From leading roles in Old School, Anchorman, Elf, Talladega Nights, Blades of Glory and Step Brothers to supporting roles as Jacobim Mugatu in Zoolander and as Lord Business in The LEGO Movie, Will Ferrell has undoubtedly left his impact on modern cinema.
10 Failed Sitcoms Starring Well-Known Comedians
A hit sitcom can turn a comedian or actor's career around in a second, no matter what stage of their career it arrives. Comedians from Ricky Gervais to Jerry Seinfeld to Ray Romano had their careers elevated by leading sitcoms that were rating successes and awards favourites. Comedians crave a hit sitcom as having the opposite can lead to embarrassment, a career downturn or the show simply being forgotten. The following 10 entries on this list are examples of established comedians trying their hand at the TV sitcom only for their efforts to wind up in failure.
The Simpsons Best One-Time Guest Stars
In nearly 700 episodes, The Simpsons have utilised the voice talents of hundreds of celebrity guests. From the briefest of walk-on cameos to becoming the focus of an entire episode, guest stars have become part of the show's lifeblood for better and worse. People have performed as an entirely original character, just as themselves or even as a fictionalised version of themselves as created by The Simpsons writing team. Certain voice actors have proved successful and have been invited back for further appearance(s).
The 10 Lowest-Rated Golden-Era The Simpsons Episodes (according to IMDb)
Between the years 1991 and 1997 (and a couple of years on either side), The Simpsons was the best television show. For 143 episodes from 'Stark Raving Dad' to 'The Secret War of Lisa Simpson', The Simpsons experienced its 'golden age', hitting a proverbial home run every week. Every episode produced during this era could be on someone's all-time top 10 episodes list. However, not all The Simpsons' golden era' episodes were created equal. To find out the 'weakest' episodes form this run, I have turned to IMDb user reviews to provide an 'objective' view. This list will present the ten 'classic' Simpsons episodes that have received the lowest IMDb score. This top ten list will not include the three clip shows produced during this period, as they would easily take the top three spots. All the episodes featured on this list feature 100% original content. Let's do it to it!
Classic Simpsons Episodes That Could Have Been Turned Into Full-Length Movies
On 27th July 2007, 20th Century Fox and Gracie Films would release The Simpsons Movie into cinemas worldwide. Despite viewership and critical opinion towards The Simpsons having declined since the year 2000, old and new fans flocked to watch the world's favourite animated family's big-screen debut. Grossing $536 million in box office receipts, The Simpsons Movie became the eighth-biggest film of 2007 and the 2nd-highest-grossing traditionally animated film (after The Lion King). This big-screen story would also see The Simpsons receive their most positive critical reviews since the show's 'golden era'. At the time of writing, The Simpsons Movie currently holds approval ratings of 87% and 80% on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic, respectively.
Sports Movie Cliches That Hollywood Will Never Tire Of
Introduction Every loves a good sports film don't they? I would assume anyone reading this post does, otherwise I would be wondering why you had chosen this post to read on Vocal Media. Anyway. At the their best, sports films can be some of the most entertaining, enthralling and inspiring pieces of cinema that you are likely to witness in your lifetime. From movies based on true stories to stories of complete fiction, some sports films know just how to hook you in. How do they manage to do this? By using certain tropes or cliches that have worked in previous sports films and have proven to be successful, thus necessitating their usage in the next great sports film. The following post will present and explain a few of the most prevalent tropes found in sports movies, providing examples taken from the genre. All of these cliches have carried through the decades, for better or worse, but all I am here to do is present and explain them to you. Sit back, relax and take in this article about some of the sports cliches that Hollywood will never tire of.
Hollywood Gets Hoop Dreams
I don't know about you, but if someone asked me to name a movie about basketball, my mind would immediately go to Space Jam. Space Jam, the film where Michael Jordan has to team up with the Looney Tunes to help them win a basketball match against a team of space aliens that have stolen the mojos of notable NBA players. It may sound ridiculous, but it does make sense that I choose the film that features the most iconic basketball player of all time making his big-screen debut in the most successful basketball film of all time. Grossing $230 million in 1996 to become the 12th-highest-grossing film of the year, with an accompanying soundtrack album that went 6x platinum, and an official website that you can still visit today, Space Jam was a pop culture phenomenon.
Romantic Movie Cliches That Hollywood Will Never Tire Of
Whether we're a fan of the genre or not, romance films are still seen by Hollywood as one of their most bankable genres. The genre has two significant spikes in popularity, first during the Hollywood Golden Age with the films of Fred and Ginger, and secondly during the 1980s and 1990s with films like Ghost, Sleepless In Seattle, When Harry Met Sally, Pretty Woman, Four Weddings & a Funeral and Notting Hill. During those spikes, specific trends or even cliches began to be formed. These cliches would soon start to be used again and again with each successful film released by Hollywood during said peak periods. Some of these cliches have carried over through the decades and are (un)fortunately still being used within the romantic genre today. This post will explore the most common ones.