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Friday, November 16 2012

First to Be Canceled: The Least-Memorable TV Series of the Decade

What were the worst TV series of the past 12 years?


Wednesday, November 14 2012

Five Dark Parallels Between NIN’s ‘The Downward Spiral’ and the Manics’ ‘The Holy Bible’

Nine Inch Nails' The Downward Spiral is one of the most grueling albums of the '90s and represents a creative high and personal low that Trent Reznor has never matched. In Manic Street Preachers' The Holy Bible, however, the album has a dark twin which matches its irresistible horror blow for blow.


Thursday, November 1 2012

Ten Horrific Movie Scenes for Post-Halloween

Since truth is invariably stranger -- and scarier -- than fiction, some of cinema's most unnerving scenes come from movies not found in the Horror section.


Tuesday, October 2 2012

The Best Tori Amos Non-Album Tracks

Consistently sitting on a bounty of album-worthy material without record-homes to call their own, Tori Amos has worked overtime to help turn the notion of a b-side on its head. As part of its Performer Spotlight on the artist, PopMatters takes a closer look at a small but varied selection of some of her best non-LP offerings.


Ranking the Greats: The 10 Films of David Lynch

Thirty-five years. Ten terrific movies. This is how we see the amazing creative canon of David Lynch and his superb, if sparse, output.


Wednesday, September 19 2012

Nice Guys Finish Last: The Top 15 Green Day Songs

In honor of the impending arrival of Green Day's latest studio album ¡Uno! mere days from now, we have ranked the top 15 Green Day songs in as objective an order as we could muster.


Tuesday, September 18 2012

The 10 Greatest Shark Films of All Time

From nurse to tiger, gentle giants to ferocious flesh eaters, here are our choices for the top examples of that often misunderstood creature, the cinematic shark.


Wednesday, September 12 2012

Bubbling Up: 10 Great Shoegaze Songs Submerged Beneath the Surface

This week's List This celebrates ten shoegaze tracks that were not always celebrated by the scene itself.


Tuesday, September 11 2012

The Top 10 ‘Cabin’ Movies of All Time

Does your favorite vacation oasis contain a deep, dark, disturbing secret? According to these ten titles, there's more to a cabin than calm and relaxation...


Wednesday, September 5 2012

The Best and Worst Films of Summer 2012

For this particular popcorn season, here are the choices for the best, and worst, of the chaotic commercial cavalcade.


The Top 5 Definitive Summer Movie Years (Short Ends and Leader) [4.Sep.12]
‘Blur 21’: The Best of the Rarities (Sound Affects) [22.Aug.12]
The 10 Most Diabolical Dystopias in Cinema (Short Ends and Leader) [21.Aug.12]
Ranking the Greats: The Films of Danny Boyle (Short Ends and Leader) [31.Jul.12]
The 10 Best Oasis B-Sides (Sound Affects) [25.Jul.12]
Knight’s Out: Ranking the Batman Movies (Short Ends and Leader) [17.Jul.12]
The 10 Most Unfathomable ‘Franchises’ in Film (Short Ends and Leader) [10.Jul.12]
Five for Five: ‘Rock of Ages’ (Short Ends and Leader) [12.Jun.12]
Ranking Ridley: The 10 Best Films by Ridley Scott (Short Ends and Leader) [5.Jun.12]
Go Goth!: Ranking the Burton/Depp Collaborations (Short Ends and Leader) [15.May.12]
The Best and Worst Films of Spring 2012 (Short Ends and Leader) [1.May.12]
The 10 Best Songs by the Band (Sound Affects) [25.Apr.12]
The 10 Greatest Movies About Writers/Writing Ever (Short Ends and Leader) [24.Apr.12]
The 10 Greatest Man vs. Space Monster Movies Ever (Short Ends and Leader) [10.Apr.12]
Ranking the Greats: The 10 Films of Quentin Tarantino (Short Ends and Leader) [28.Mar.12]
The Top 10 Madonna Album Cuts of All Time (Sound Affects) [21.Mar.12]
The 10 Greatest Human Hunting Films of All Time (Short Ends and Leader) [20.Mar.12]
The Top 10 Cinematic Swashbucklers of All Time (Short Ends and Leader) [13.Mar.12]
10 Must-See Artists at SXSW in 2012 (Sound Affects) [7.Mar.12]
Five Oscars the Academy Got Wrong (Short Ends and Leader) [1.Mar.12]
The Best Film Scores of the 2000s (Sound Affects) [1.Mar.12]
The Top 10 Films That Should Have Won Best Picture (Short Ends and Leader) [28.Feb.12]
In Defense of Terrence Malick (Short Ends and Leader) [23.Feb.12]
10 Alternative Cinematic Valentines (Short Ends and Leader) [14.Feb.12]
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