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The 10 Most Unfathomable ‘Franchises’ in Film

With a staggering 62 entries between them, these are the 10 unnecessary cinematic series that need to go away, ASAP.

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Ranking the Greats: The 10 Best Films by Oliver Stone

He's chronicled both war and peace, politics and passion. Here's the ten best films in this controversial writer/director's intriguing canon.

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12 Jun 2012 // 6:00 AM

Five for Five: ‘Rock of Ages’

Five reasons for and against seeing the new musical starring a shirtless Tom Cruise (reason #1 either way).

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If You Choose Not to Decide: The 10 Best Rush Songs

Beloved by musicians and originally shunned by critics, Rush continues to win fans and even detractors well into their fourth decade of making music. With the Canadian trio's new album Clockwork Angels due for release in just a few days, Sound Affects counts down the ensemble's top ten songs.

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All the Pieces Matter: Ranking the Seasons of ‘The Wire’

Four years after its conclusion, The Wire continues to top best-of lists across internet sites and print magazines alike. And with each season's unique story arc, each viewer is likely to have favorites. Here is but one humble fan's take on each season of one of the greatest feats in television's history.

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Ranking Ridley: The 10 Best Films by Ridley Scott

Some consider him a genius. Others label him style over substance. Here are 10 examples of Ridley Scott's aesthetic, including his most recent "return to form".

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The 10 Greatest Aspects of the ‘Star Wars’ Franchise

Everyone's favorite space opera turns 35 this week. Here are 10 reasons why we still love this adventure from long ago, in a galaxy far, far away.

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The Top 10 Overplayed Songs You Hate by Artists You Love

Individually, they've each amassed a musical legacy worthy of several daily spins. Yet according to radio, these terrific musicians are only worth one -- or on the outside chance, two -- songs each. As a result, they've become pigeonholed, and these 10 tracks have become (almost) insufferable.

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The Best Canadian Records of the Year? The Fun Agony of Voting for the Polaris Prize Long List

It’s roughly one month now before the first ballot for Canada’s Polaris Prize produces its Long List of the 40 best records of the year. As of today, here are my picks for the top ten Canadian records of the past 12 months.

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Go Goth!: Ranking the Burton/Depp Collaborations

Their combined names are synonymous with creative risk-taking within a mainstream movie dynamic. Here's how we rank the eight (and counting) collaborations between this eclectic duo.

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15 Overlooked and Underrated Albums of the 1990s

With every "Best of the '90s" retrospective comes a predictable list of entries. Here we've compiled a list of 15 albums that are often times overlooked as worthy of placing in these lists, and are too often underrated as some of the best records from the decade.

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The 10 Filmmakers Whose Work Must Be Seen on the Big Screen

These are 10 filmmaking talents whose work can only be truly appreciated on a canvas 70-feet high. They visualize their ideas in larger than life swatches, switching gears and driving their designs to the very edges of imagination.

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The Top 10 Most Notable Career Suicide Albums

Career suicide albums fall into two camps: Those that were released ahead of their time, and those that set new standards in awful. The best thing that could be said about the later category is that these albums are oftentimes just as fascinating as an artist’s best work.

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The Best and Worst Films of Spring 2012

The good were very good indeed. The bad? Like a flaming love letter from Satan himself.

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25 Apr 2012 // 6:00 AM

The 10 Best Songs by the Band

We lost a true musical treasure last week with the passing of Levon Helm of the Band. As a tribute, here are 10 of his group's best songs.

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The 10 Greatest Movies About Writers/Writing Ever

No medium can exist without them... and here are 10 examples of how important the writer and/or writing is to the overall artistic process.

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He’s Still the Boss: The 10 Best Springsteen Songs of the Last 10 Years

In the last 10 years, with and without the now-dwindling E Street Band, Springsteen has created some of his best music. No album as a whole approaches Born to Run’s cultural status, but select songs are equally memorable and musically vital.

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Moving Pixels Podcast: Top 5 Arcade Games of All-Time

This week, the Moving Pixels podcast considers their personal picks for the top five arcade games of all time.

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Top 10 Culturally Significant Banjo Moments

In the shadow of Earl Scruggs’ death, it’s worth taking a look at the role the banjo has played in American popular culture.

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The 10 Greatest Man vs. Space Monster Movies Ever

ET - GO HOME! PLEASE! Here are 10 examples of where extraterrestrials have overstayed their welcome, resulting in a man vs. alien beatdown.

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