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Jul 30, 2023 16 tweets 10 min read
The Top 10 highest grossing movies of 1998

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The Honorable Mentions are GOLD!

#10 Shakespeare in Love - $279,500,000
Joseph Fiennes, Gwyneth Paltrow
Director - John Madden
An incredibly smart rom-com, which somehow walked away with the Best Picture Oscar
1/16 #9 Lethal Weapon 4 - $285,400,000
Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Jet Li
Director - Richard Donner
Riggs and Murtaugh are back... again. This time attempting to break a Chinese immigrant-smuggling ring.
Jul 23, 2023 16 tweets 10 min read
The Top 10 highest grossing movies of 1996

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Was '96 the BIGGEST year for movies ever?

#10 Space Jam - $250,180,384
Michael Jordan, Bugs Bunny
Director - Joe Pytka
The Looney Tunes employ Michael Jordan to beat aliens in a basketball game, obviously.
1/16 #9 Jerry Maguire - $273,552,592
Tom Cruise, Renee Zellweger, Cuba Gooding Jr
Director - Cameron Crowe
After committing career suicide Jerry Maguire salvages a single client, footballer Rod Tilbrook, and assistant Dorothy Boyd.
Jul 9, 2023 14 tweets 8 min read
The Top 10 highest-grossing movies of 1992

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An absolutely packed year!

#10 Wayne's World - $183,097,323
Mike Myers, Dana Carvey, Tia Carrere
Director - Penelope Spheeris
A comedy classic that changed the English language for a while.
1/14 #9 Bram Stoker's Dracula - $215,862,666
Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins
Director - Francis Ford Coppola
Coppola got his teeth into this arty adaptation of the mother of all vampire tales. It's possibly the sexiest retelling of this gothic masterpiece.
Jul 2, 2023 12 tweets 6 min read
The Top 10 highest-grossing movies of 1990

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#10 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - $202,000,000
Elias Koteas, Judith Hoag
Director - Steve Barron
The Heros In Halfshells' leader is kidnapped, and they make it their ninja mission to rescue him
1/10 #9 Kindergarten Cop - $202,000,000
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hunt
Director - Ivan Reitman
Arnie goes undercover as a primary teacher to track down the wife of a drug lord in this very large fish-out-of-water comedy.
Jun 25, 2023 10 tweets 4 min read
The Thing was released OTD in 1982, so here are 10 reasons why I love The Thing

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#1 The Opening Titles
I've always been fascinated by this burning opening title sequence. It was created by Peter Kuran with the help of a fish tank, a trash bag and a match. Simples. #2 'Norweigian, Mac'

John Carpenter gave you the entire plot in the first scene, if you happen to speak Norwegian.
The man shooting at the dog says, 'Get the hell outta there. That’s not a dog, it’s some sort of thing! It’s imitating a dog, it isn’t real! Get away, you idiots!'
Jun 10, 2023 11 tweets 5 min read
10 Reasons Why I Love Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

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1. The First scene.

The opening truck chase combines action and comedy set to a great soundtrack. It's literally the film you're about to watch in one scene.
1/10 10 Reasons Why I Love Beverly Hills Cop (1984)

2. Casual Swearing

I was 13 when I saw BHC and I'd never heard casual swearing before. Listening to Eddie Murphy and Gil Hill (Inspector Todd) throwing F-bombs around was like hearing Shakespeare for the first time.
Jun 10, 2023 11 tweets 6 min read
The Top 10 highest-grossing movies of 1984.
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#10 Splash - $69.821,334
Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, John Candy
Director - Ron Howard
Boy and Mermaid fall in love. Boy and mermaid's happiness is jeopardized by an insane mermaid hunter.
1/10 #9 Star Trek: The Search for Spock - $76,471,046
William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, Nichelle Nichols
Director - Leonard Nimoy
Trekky regulars defy higher orders and take the Enterprise on a vigilante mission across space to resurrect their comrade.
Mar 12, 2023 21 tweets 13 min read
Sometimes The #Oscars don't just get it wrong, they get it spectacularly wrong. Here's a list of 20 films that, for one reason or another, failed to receive a single Oscar nomination, and they really should have

#AcademyAwards #AcademyAwards2023 #Oscars2023
1⃣ Bringing Up Baby (1938)
Katharine Hepburn was one of the most Oscar nominations actresses ever, but her outstanding performance in this Howard Hawks classic didn't catch the eye of the Academy. Cary Grant was also on top form here too.
Dec 17, 2022 22 tweets 12 min read

Join me as I point out just a few reasons why Die Hard IS a Christmas movie.

Yippee Ki-Yay, Muthaf**ker!
1⃣ 1. Die Hard is full of Christmas music
Let it Snow, Winter Wonderland, Christmas in Hollis. Bruce Willis whistles Jingle Bells, the score uses actual jingling bells. Ode to Joy is used throughout.
White Christmas only has 2 Christmas songs.
Dec 6, 2022 16 tweets 18 min read
This is just the last 24 hours!!
At least I'm in good company, some great accounts here.
Warburton has so far earned over £8000 from Ko-fi donations for posting other people's work.
Make sure you look at the final post in this thread.

Grifter Gotta Grift - A Thread Warburton can't even be bothered to find a different quote.
Nov 20, 2022 11 tweets 7 min read
I've always loved end title sequences. It's a film's way of saying, 'I hope you had as much fun watching the film as we had making it.'
So here are 11 of my favourite end title sequences.

Cannonball Run (1981) is the daddy of them all

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1⃣ My Favourite End Title Sequences
Rush Hour (1998)
Jackie Chan was in Cannonball Run, and I always got the impression he loved the end titles of Cannonball so much that he spent the rest of his career carrying on the tradition in his own movies

Nov 18, 2022 10 tweets 6 min read
If Twitter is about to collapse. Let's go out with a smile.
Here are some of my favourite films I made for you guy's to enjoy over the years.

Fred Astaire dancing to Smooth Criminal

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#StingsThings #RIPTwitter #TwitterDown #Twittershutdown
The Best of Erin Gray

This is one of my favourites, for obvious reasons
I'd also like to give a special shout-out to whoever was in charge of the wardrobe department on Buck Rogers... Thank you, thank you, thank you
Nov 6, 2022 20 tweets 12 min read
The 80s was a very rich time for movies, and some movies are overshadowed by the big hitters from this incredible decade.
So, I want to share with you 50 movies that deserve a little more love.
1⃣ Flash Gordon (1980)
Flash and his friends travel to planet Mongo and find themselves fighting Ming the Merciless to save Earth. It just about made its money back and was probably overshadowed by The Empire Strikes Back. It's also the sexiest kids' film ever made
Sep 14, 2022 19 tweets 7 min read
I've been shaking my head over the complaints about Halle Bailey playing the Little Mermaid recently.

Actors have been portraying roles of different genders and races for the past 100 years of cinema and it's about time we all got used to it.

Step into my office a moment...
1/ The Hatchet Man - 1932

Let's skip past Al Jolson in The Jazz Singer (1927) and move onto Edward G. Robinson and Loretta Young both playing Chinese Characters in The Hatchet Man.

Jul 9, 2022 10 tweets 4 min read
Let's have a quick look at this 'apology' from the new Education Minister, Andrea Jenkyns.

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1/10 'On Thursday afternoon' should be followed by a comma. Also it should be 'I went to Downing Street on Thursday afternoon to watch the Prime Minister's speech.'
But let's continue...
Mar 2, 2022 25 tweets 9 min read
Some of the best lines of dialogue were just made up on the spot. Here's a thread of some of the greatest ad-libbed lines in the history of cinema.

We're gonna need a bigger Thread.
1/25 'You're gonna need a bigger boat' Jaws (1975)
It was an in-joke on the set of Jaws, every time lunch arrived late or the equipment didn't fit on a boat somebody shouted, 'You're gonna need a bigger boat'. Roy Scheider used it at exactly the right time and the rest is history
Oct 2, 2021 14 tweets 4 min read
They have mobile cinemas in Ghana that travel around the country, these usually consist of a generator, a VHS player and a TV. Movie posters are difficult to get hold of in Ghana, so they paint their own. Welcome to the amazing world of Ghana Movie Posters
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Jul 10, 2021 5 tweets 5 min read
The Films of 1990. 1/5

Home Alone
Total Recall
Die Hard 2
Pretty Woman
Edward Scissorhands
The Hunt for Red October
Back to the Future Part III
Dances with Wolves
Kindergarten Cop
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Days of Thunder The Films of 1989 2/5

Young Guns II
Jacob's Ladder
The Witches
Dick Tracy
The Godfather Part III
The Rescuers Down Under
Pump Up the Volume
Men at Work
Night of the Living Dead
Three Men and a Little Lady
Gremlins 2: The New Batch
Predator 2
Jul 9, 2021 5 tweets 5 min read
The Films of 1989 1/5
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
The Little Mermaid
Major League
Back to the Future Part II
Field of Dreams
The Abyss
Uncle Buck
Lethal Weapon 2
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure The Films of 1989 2/5

When Harry Met Sally...
Dead Poets Society
Road House
All Dogs Go to Heaven
Weekend at Bernie's
Say Anything...
The 'Burbs
Do the Right Thing
Ghostbusters II
Lean on Me
Licence to Kill
Tango & Cash
Steel Magnolias
Born on the Fourth of July
Jul 8, 2021 6 tweets 6 min read
The Films of 1988 1/6

Die Hard
Rain Man
Coming to America
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
The Naked Gun
Young Guns
Mississippi Burning
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
They Live
The Great Outdoors
The Land Before Time
Bull Durham
Midnight Run ImageImageImageImage The Films of 1988 2/6

Working Girl
Funny Farm
A Fish Called Wanda
Crocodile Dundee II
License to Drive
Rambo III
Child's Play
The Dead Pool
The Accused
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master
Biloxi Blues
Oliver & Company
Cinema Paradiso
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