The holidays have arrived in a big way this year, and we here at iamROGUE.com thought we’d share some of our favorite gift ideas for 2010.
There have been so many fantastic DVD/Blu-ray releases the past few months. This includes the Blu-ray release of Alien Anthology and Francis Ford Coppola’s classic Apocalypse Now. It’s been a fine year for movie lovers to revisit classics.
Everyone has a few guilty pleasure films they gravitate toward. You know, those movies that stink of technical incompetence, offer botched storylines and feature terrible effects. Why these movies are ever made is beyond me, but there’s a few out there that I am, admittedly thankful for.
In the name of curiosity and controversy, I present a look at the 10 most pirated flicks. And, if you haven’t already guessed, Avatar tops the list, having been downloaded more than 16,500,000 times. That’s a significant jump from last year’s most pirated film, Star Trek, which was digitally swindled nearly 11,000,000 times.
Check out the full list below, a few of these films may surprise you!
2010 was a year full of box office disappointments, but that doesn't mean some great films weren't released. In fact, there were more than a handful of impressive films this year, both indie and big-budget. So we polled all of our writers here at ROGUE and have posted our 5 collective favorites below:
As I reflected on the past year in cinema, it seemed like it was not the most satisfying year. With every great film there were two or three disappointing ones. There were far too many movies like Killers or Furry Vengeance scaring people away from a theatre near you.
And of course 3D was alive and well. Everything was coming at you, whether it be piranhas, animated characters, and of course those crazy dancers from Step Up 3D. While I am not against this particular trend, here’s hoping that the technology continues to grow and ticket prices go down.
There is something special about Boston. It could be the rich history found in the architecture. Or maybe it is the colorful dialect that is constantly attempted, but seldom achieved by outsiders. Whatever it is, it has drawn filmmakers in hopes to tell a true and honest tale.
This past year two terrific films centered in or around Boston made it to the local cinemas. One is the terrific Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale Golden Globe nominated picture, The Fighter. Next is The Town, another hit for director Ben Affleck. Both films definitely feel like Boston to me, and ironically enough, both will end up on quite a few best of the year lists.
In the spirit of the season, iamROGUE has compiled our very own amazing Rogue's Favorite YouTube Channels of 2010. There are so many incredible content creators on YouTube that it was hard to narrow it down to 15, but in the end, these are the channels that really stand out.
We aren't just looking at how many subscribers these channels have (although more than a few are in the millions), but we based our decision on the following criteria: the personality/talent, the production value, the consistency of production (weekly or daily), and the creativity of the content. These talented folks are definitely the YouTube Channels to watch for 2011. Enjoy!