15 Badass Movie Gangsters Who Even Scare Other Criminals

By David Zou

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In the movies, henchmen climb to the top of the crime heap by using bombs, bullets and intimidation. Of course, being a terrifying son of a bitch isn’t just a job security tactic – any mobster who’s not feared will often end up as landfill.

The range of badass criminal types runs the gamut:

There are those who are so twisted, rotten and vicious that they make other tough guys lose control of their bodily functions.

And there are those who at first glance seem like fairly normal human beings. But when someone crosses them it brings out their inner hatchet murderer. Tempers flare, hateful words are exchanged and pretty soon the badass is up to his ankles in someone else’s blood.

Then, there are the ones who get tagged as vicious criminals and are feared by the police and other criminals, too, but they’re not as bad as their reputations would have you believe – or so they claim.

With that in mind, here are some gangsters, thugs and killers who can rightly claim the “badass” moniker:

1. Roy “Mad Dog” Earle (Humphrey Bogart) in “High Sierra”

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You might admire or fear any gangster who earns the title “Mad Dog.” As a rule, cops and criminals alike approach “Mad Dogs” with great caution, and that’s probably a good idea.

Roy “Mad Dog” Earle, the Indiana bang robber, is released from prison. And after years spent behind bars he wants to get outdoors, out of the darkness and into the sunlight. He even adopts a stray dog, and treats the pooch with kindness.

But Roy is not planning to abandon his life of crime. “High Sierra” is a heist picture, and like any good gangster film, it gives us some insight into the protagonist’s continue…

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The 10 Best Tim Burton Movies You Should Watch

By Jerzy Patryk

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It can be said that Tim Burton is a director who has generated all kinds of opinions through his career. While some love him and consider the man a “visionary”, others have said he is a “substance over content” director. Whatever the case may be, Burton has become a director with a very distinct style, in both content and visual elements.

Dark gothic settings, bizarre (but likable) characters, and recurring collaborations are what could be considered his trademarks. While this has earned him divided opinions from critics and viewers, it cannot be said that some his works aren’t iconic. In fact, some of his films (especially his earliest) have created cult followings, even approaching new fans decades after they were released.

Here we present you the 10 best works by this brilliant gothic director.

10. Frankenweenie (2012)

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After a couple of films that received divided opinions from critics and fans, Burton decided to go back to his roots and make his second stop-motion directed film. With “Frankenweenie”, Burton takes again several of his earlier trademarks, such as his love for 1950s B-movies and the horror genre in general, and combines them with his talent in stop-motion filmmaking, putting aside all the CGI that was used in his latest works.

This, with the help of terrific black-and-white photography (quite unusual in the stop-motion genre, but undoubtedly accurate for this work) and great voice casting (that doesn’t feature neither Johnny Depp or Helena Bonham Carter, but several actors from his earliest films including Winona Ryder and Catherine O’Hara) made the film an small but lovely nostalgic piece, which reminded critics and audiences of the old Burton, and how he can create great projects without needing an big production set.

9. Big Eyes (2014)

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Baffling Genre-Benders, Long, Long Movies, and the 1%: Cannes 2016 Dispatch

By Emily Buder

Previously, we brought you coverage of the festival on the ground at Cannes. Here are our overall impressions.

Deconstructing competition

As he is wont to do, Woody Allen set a crotchety tone for the festival when he called into question the inherent value of artistic competition.

At the very first event, a press conference for his Cannes opener Cafe Society, Allen explained why he prefers to screen his films out of competition. “I don’t believe in competition for artistic things,” he said. “It’s great in sports—that’s the objective—but film is all very subjective. You can say what your favorite film is, and that’s fine, but for any group to come together and judge the work of other people is something I would never do. I don’t want to participate in it.”

The party line at Cannes this year? “It was good, but too long.”​​

Directly following Allen’s event, the elite jurors were tasked with responding to his assertion that their opinions were, well, irrelevant.

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BBC finds rare Attenborough 'Zoo Quest' colour footage

By noreply@redsharknews.com (Freya Black)

BBC finds rare Attenborough 'Zoo Quest' colour footage

Freya Black on the strange case of Sir David Attenborough, his seminal ‘Zoo Quest’ natural history production from the 1950s, and some recently unearthed colour 16mm footage.

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    By Vision Wrangler

    The GREMSY H7 Hands On By DIGICOPTER

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    Inverted Mode or Underslung Mode

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    POV Day in the Life Of The Infinity Arm

    By Vision Wrangler

    POV Day in the Life Of The Infinity Arm

    See what the Infinity Arm is like to use on the job, from the MSE Infinity Arm’s point of view. This video shows the point of view of the Infinity Arm, in many of its configurations and uses. Infinity Arm is a versatile cine arm used to mount cameras, lights, monitors and anything else you […] continue…

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