Sunday, September 25, 2016

15 Reasons Why People Love To Hate Disney

15. The Disney Vault Is Annoying

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Disney has drawn the ire of many adoring fans because it only releases its movies to the public for home consumption for a limited amount of time. They even coined a term for this tactic, “The Disney Vault.” Audiences think this is corporate greed at its ugliest. Disney has a commodity, and they try to build fervor and revenue by only letting the consumer have access to it for a short period. It’s basically the same business model McDonald’s uses with the McRib – and we all know how much everyone hates that. Can you imagine if the Star Wars movies were only sold periodically? That’d be an outrage, right? Well, you can expect it to happen since Disney bought the rights in 2012 to all things Star Wars, from George Lucas for over $4 billion. It’s no wonder why Disney movies have been pirated since VCRs came on the scene in the 1980s.

14. Everyone Is Sick Of Pixar

Remember the first major Pixar movie, Toy Story? It was a cool new type of animation that made you fall in love with Disney all over again, and the story wasn’t half-bad, either. Disney struck gold by tapping into this market, and bought Pixar in 2006 after numerous disagreements with the company about rights and revenue. Steve Jobs and Disney’s then-CEO Michael Eisner, butted heads repeatedly before the deal for the $7 billion acquisition was made. Well, Disney wanted to make sure it got its money worth, so now all they seem to churn out are Pixar movies. Disney is laughing all the way to the bank, because computer-generated animation is less expensive than the typical kind. Cha-ching.
Critics have also complained that Pixar movies lack the simple sophistication of Disney classics like Snow White. For example, Pixar movies have plot problems like having too many buddies in the picture, too many movies have sequels, and storylines that are too linear. Another big criticism is that Pixar movies aren’t children’s movies that adults can tolerate, but that they are really adult movies that children can tolerate.

13. Long Lines At Theme Parks

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When you spend hundreds of dollars on something, you expect excellent service. But this just isn’t the case with Disney theme parks. They consider it a success if line times are long, because that means bigger profits. Meanwhile, the customer gets the royal screw-job. Wait times for Space Mountain average 45 minutes, yet the ride is only three minutes long. For those of you who aren’t good at math, this means that the wait time is 15 times longer than the ride. And the cherry on top is that you get the pleasure of standing in line in the blinding heat while listening to a bunch of children whine their heads off.
Where else in life would you tolerate this nonsense? Even the line to get through TSA isn’t this bad! You wouldn’t wait 30 hours in line to see a two hour movie. You’d never sit in a restaurant for 15 hours waiting to eat a one hour meal. And you certainly wouldn’t wait 75 minutes with a cart load of groceries before you are rung up at the supermarket. We don’t know what’s worse – the company that operates this way, or the consumer who puts up with it. Disney discovered the perfect business model – people waddle in, empty their pockets, then leave.

12. Everything Is So Expensive

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Everything about Disney is expensive. It costs a family of four $3,500 to stay at Disney World for five days. A Disney movie DVD costs $20. And everything at the Disney store is marked up at least 300 percent. And what do you get? Another day older and deeper in debt! But people begrudgingly pay this because they are parents, and they have to get the kids the Disney stuff. Disney forces you to play the whole game of “keeping up with the Joneses” for the sake of the kids. As a parent, you can’t be the only one not to take your kids on a Disney vacation or you’ll scar them for life and then you’ll have to pay thousands of dollars for them to be in therapy. You can’t have your kid not being the only one not to see the latest Disney movie or else they’ll be social outcasts. And you can’t have your kid playing with sticks and stones when there are princess costumes to dress up in.
Disney has you by the short and curlies, and you know it! You’d better start saving now for when your children grow up and want a Disney wedding. And it won’t even be over then – because you’ll have the pleasure of doing the Disney thing again with your grandchildren.

11. Disney Ran Out Of Ideas Long Ago

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Disney ran out of ideas years ago. So what do they do now? They remake their old movies. On what planet is this acceptable? War and Peace hasn’t been re-written, and neither has The Hungry, Hungry Caterpillar. But for some reason, the public is expected to put up with this claptrap in the movies. Disney has taken classics like Flubber, The Parent Trap and The Shaggy Dog and “modernized” them for new audiences to discover. What a load of garbage. Disney is just recycling ideas and pushing them on the younger generation who don’t know any better. It’s disgusting when you think that Disney queen Hayley Mills, gave a seamless performance in the original Parent Trap movie, but all kids these days know about the franchise is Lindsay Lohan.
The newest craze is taking classic animated films and making them live action. Disney did this with Cinderella, and is gearing up for a live action version of Beauty and the Beast to be released in 2017. They just can’t leave well enough alone. Sorry, but there’s profit to be made. While they’re at it, maybe they should animate Gone with the Wind and Casablanca.

10. Mickey Is A Has-Been

Fans have had it with Mickey Mouse. The last time he was popular was on The Mickey Mouse Club – and we’re not talking about the one with Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake – we’re talking about the one in the 50s with Cubby and Annette. Mickey Mouse’s squeaky voice is grating, and his big ears have become a symbol for corporate greed. His pals aren’t all they’re cracked up to be, either. Minnie isn’t hot. Donald Duck is a perv that doesn’t wear pants, and Daisy Duck is only famous by proxy. Pluto doesn’t talk, and we’re pretty sure Goofy suffers from dementia. It’s no wonder the gang only stars in straight to DVD movies these days. Mark our words, Disney will euthanize these characters soon enough.

9. Planning World Takeover, Or What?

Now that Disney opened a theme park on mainland Communist China, it’s finally official that they are trying to take over the world. They weren’t happy with just America, Europe, Japan and Hong Kong, so they had to plant themselves in the most populous country in the world. In a country with uniformity gone mad, we can totally see Disney and the Commies forming an unholy union. Imagine a bunch of Chinamen in a militarized zone sporting mouse ears. Scary? Now, imagine them having a revolution and invading capitalist America. Each according to his ability, and each according to his means. Living under Communist Disney rule will be the happiest place on Earth…not. No one wants to wake up each morning living in a commune with the “It’s a Small World” song blaring and having to pledge their allegiance to a stylized picture of Karl Marx and Mickey Mouse. The most outrageous thing is that Disney is being lauded for improving Chinese-American relations with the opening of this new park.

8. Family Values Are Out The Window

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In the 1990s, Disney made a little movie titled Jungle 2 Jungle starring Tim Allen. It was typical Disney fare, except for the gratuitous depiction of a woman filmed in her bra. It’s only been downhill from there. Once Disney acquired ABC, it showed that it was “evolving” with the times. Disney was no longer family friendly, but started to openly pander to the lowest common denominator. The Bachelor is not appropriate for families, what with the catfights and open sexuality. How to Get Away with Murder glamorizes the worst crime of all. And The Real O’Neals is criticized for promoting homosexuality. It’s only a matter of time before Disney branches out into the hardcore p*rn industry. Can’t you just see Snow White servicing all seven dwarves? And what about Beauty and the Beast getting busy? How about a girl/girl movie with Ariel and Cinderella? That’d be barely legal.

7. Disney Stars Are NOT Wholesome

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The Disney Channel has been making youth-oriented shows since its inception in the 1980s. And, while many of its stars went onto illustrious careers like Justin Timberlake and Ryan Gosling, way more of its stars have become trainwrecks. Singer Fergie was on Kids, Incorporated before she made it big with The Black Eyed Peas. Before she found fame as an adult, she suffered from an addiction to crystal meth. But that’s nothing compared to the young stars that are on screen today. Jennette McCurdy of Sam & Cat fame made headlines when nude photos of her were released. Vanessa Hudgens of High School Musical also had a similar thing happen. And A.N.T. Farm star Cameron Palatas was rumored to have bedded Ariel Winter of Modern Family when she was underage.
Disney obviously can’t control its stars, and people understand that. What people can’t get over is how Disney plays both sides to the middle. When their stars misbehave, Disney puts up a public front of disapproval. Yet, Disney still employs these troublemakers. In reality, Disney enjoys the drama as they believe any publicity is good publicity.

6. Disney Is So Litigious

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Disney has a reputation for being very, very litigious. A.K.A. sue crazy. Its C.E.O. has been quoted as saying that this is due to protecting intellectual property. However, most people just see it as Disney being a big baby – and a big bully. Disney has been accused of filing petty lawsuits, such ones against daycare centers portraying the likeness of Mickey Mouse – which is, let’s face it, just three black circles intertwining. If they’re going to do that, they’d better go after math textbooks that have Venn diagrams as well.
Disney has also been very active in backing anti-piracy laws. Disney is a big dog in court, so no one ever wins against them. What is most outrageous, though, is that they are hypocritical. When thousands of tributes to Frozen emerged online, Disney stayed quiet and didn’t shut any of them down. Why not? Because the fans were posting positive things, and Disney saw this as free publicity. Disney, if you’re gonna talk the talk, then you’ve gotta walk the walk. You can’t have it both ways.

5. Collaborations With Tim Burton Are Creepy

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Tim Burton’s work on Disney films isn’t just postmodernism at its worst – it’s weird for the sake of weird. In a desperate attempt to keep its brand fresh, Disney has partnered with Burton on films like The Nightmare Before Christmas, Frankenweenie and most recently Alice Through The Looking Glass. These movies were dark, disturbed and downright creepy. They didn’t do well at the box office, but have garnered a cult following. The Disney-Burton films are evocative, but in the most terrible way as they make the audience’s skin crawl and confuse the viewer with odd juxtapositions. And the fact that these movies are made for children is all the more hair-raising.
Disney recently announced that it has plans to collaborate with Burton on a live-action version of Dumbo. No one wants to see a Burton-inspired Dumbo. The loveable Dumbo will likely be cachectic, extra-gray and melancholy. And his magic feather will probably be replaced by some bizarre-Burton paraphernalia like a femur bone, a rusty nail or a waxy Q-tip. Imagine what other Disney classics Burton can ruin, like Pinocchio, Lady and the Tramp and Fantasia.

4. Relies On Star Power, Not Plotlines

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Back in the day, Disney movies sold themselves because their plots were incredible. They showcased fairytales and chronicled the rise of the underdog. This worked in Disney’s animated and live-action movies, and the company was untouchable for decades. Then, they had a string of flops like Mulan, Pocahontas and Hercules. Suddenly, Disney was fallible. So, instead of hiring better writers, they took the easy way out – they started to hire big name talent to headline its projects. And they haven’t looked back. Disney has hired giants in the film industry to voice its characters, like Miley Cyrus and Oprah. And of course, Disney puts the most popular celebs in its live action movies, like Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie.
Disney even has upcoming projects with Emma Stone, Reese Witherspoon and Emma Watson. But what good is it to have a big star in a movie if the plot is weak? The only good thing about this change in direction is that it finally steered Disney away from cramming cultural sensitivity down everyone’s throats. There was a period of time when it made sure to give every minority group its own movie, from Hawaiians in Lilo and Stitch to African Americans in The Princess and the Frog. Audiences perceived this to be the pandering that it was.

3. Disney Steals Ideas

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For a company that fiercely protects its own intellectual property, Disney certainly doesn’t seem to have any qualms about “borrowing” ideas from others. The Disney movie A Bug’s Life was reported to be a rip-off of the movie Antz. The Lion King was supposedly very much taken from a Japanese manga series call Kimba the White Lion – going from a character named “Kimba” to “Simba” didn’t seem like much of a stretch. People have sued Disney for stealing the ideas for Frozen and Wreck-It Ralph.
Disney’s so-called duplicity hasn’t been limited to films, though. It has been accused of stealing ideas that it later implemented in its theme parks, too. A court ruled that Disney illegally took ideas from two businessmen in order to build a sports complex for its Wide World of Sports attraction in Disneyworld. Disney was ordered to pay damages of $240 million, which is just a drop in the bucket for them. In this case, no one believed that Disney was innocent. After all, the Disney theme park attractions are based off of the success of others: the Indiana Jones ride, the Aerosmith ride, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the Backdraft ride… we could go on and on.

2. Dysfunctional Families

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Many people hate Disney for portraying skewed family values. To begin with, Disney films are largely criticized for portraying absentee mothers. For example, Pinocchio, Peter Pan, Princess Jasmine and Belle didn’t have mothers. And let’s not forget that Bambi’s mother was killed. Other characters have evil step-mothers, like Cinderella and Snow White. Some say that this is because the death of Walt Disney’s mother haunted him. Others theorize this is because Walt Disney hated women.
Another issue people have with Disney films is that they often portray a damsel in distress that is saved by a man. Critics believe this is reinforcing a culture of patriarchy, and is also portraying an unrealistic ideal with the whole happily-ever-after mentality. It’s also worth noting that most Disney villains are over the age of 50, and are portrayed as being ugly. The problem many people have with this is that they contend it teaches children to hate adults.
Finally, Disney has been criticized by many groups for supporting same-sex couples. Disney made headlines in the 1990s for giving domestic partnership benefits to homosexual couples. More recently, it came under fire for portraying a lesbian couple on the children’s program Good Luck Charlie. Many believe that these are ways in which Disney corrupts children.

1. People Loathe Walt Disney

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Where do we start with Walt Disney? He is a cultural icon. Originally, he was regarded as a warm, family-oriented man. In reality, his outward personality was all for show. Close friends have revealed that he was painfully shy, and enjoyed smoking and drinking. Professionally, he was known as a real stickler for high standards, and rarely gave his employees praise. Over the decades, the public perception of Walt Disney has taken a dramatic downturn.
He is often regarded as a grand manipulator, and a purveyor of American imperialism. The rumor mill is rampant with reports of Walt Disney being bigoted against minority groups and women. And the jury is still out on whether he was a Nazi sympathizer or not. Perhaps the weirdest rumor, though, was that Walt Disney was cryogenically frozen after his death. According to his family, this is false and he was cremated after he died of lung cancer.
Whatever your beliefs about Walt Disney are, the fact remains that he is a polarizing figure. Fans laud him for making feel-good movies and for his artistic genius. Others loathe him for being a genesis of cultural debasement. If you’re a hater of Disney’s corporate greed, a believer in the subversive subliminal messages in Disney movies, or are just tired of the company’s generic work, you probably agree with the latter.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Microsoft team blames PS4 for no UHD Bluray



A little bit of clarity can go a long way. A few weeks ago at the reveal of the PS4 Pro, in a staff roundtable I questioned whether Sony's new console would hurt Microsoft's chances with the more powerful Scorpio. I also gave Sony an edge because of its HDR rollout to all PS4s. As it turns out, the HDR update is practically useless (no games supported yet and no video streaming) and the PS4 Pro itself will see most games upscaled, according to Sony Interactive boss Andrew House.

While PS4 architect Mark Cerny did make it clear during the conference that the Pro does not render games in true 4K resolution, many fans had no doubt assumed it would and likely glossed over his technical explanation of the Pro's "streamlined rendering techniques" and "temporal and spatial anti-aliasing." It's hard to say how much consumers will care when the Pro goes on sale in November, but Microsoft wasted no time in puffing up its chest to declare its superiority with a console that won't ship for many, many months.

Microsoft Studios Publishing general manager Shannon Loftis told USA Today, "Any games we're making that we're launching in the Scorpio time frame, we're making sure they can natively render at 4K." Moreover, Albert Penello, senior director of product management and planning at Xbox, hammered home the point with our sister site Eurogamer, commenting, "I think there are a lot of caveats they're giving customers right now around 4K. They're talking about checkerboard rendering and up-scaling and things like that. There are just a lot of asterisks in their marketing around 4K, which is interesting because when we thought about what spec we wanted for Scorpio, we were very clear we wanted developers to take their Xbox One engines and render them in native, true 4K. That was why we picked the number, that's why we have the memory bandwidth we have, that's why we have the teraflops we have, because it's what we heard from game developers was required to achieve native 4K."

That's a punch to the gut in true console war fashion, and one that Microsoft is no doubt happy to get in during a console cycle which has seen PS4 dominate. It may not seem like a big deal right now, as 4K TV sales are still relatively minor, but the prices are falling and interest in 4K and HDR is picking up, not only with consumers, but also with game developers and content providers for streaming services like Netflix. This could be a decent holiday for the 4K TV market, and by the time Scorpio actually does launch there will be that many more 4K TV owners to target with the only console that renders 4K natively. That's a nice feather in Microsoft's cap.

This week we also featured an interesting writeup on VR and AR from DICE Europe. While VR proponents like Unity's Clive Downie said there will be over a billion people using VR in the next 10 years, others such as Niantic's John Hanke and Apple boss Tim Cook cast doubt on the long-term appeal and commerical success of VR. Of course, this isn't the first time that people have wondered whether VR will ever move beyond a niche category - and indeed, our Rob Fahey talks about the over-investment in the space in his column today - but the idea that VR is merely an intermediary step before AR comes into its own is the wrong way to think about these technologies in my view.

Just because they both offer altered realities and utilize headsets does not mean they should be lumped together. The use cases and experiences are vastly different for VR and AR, and while I agree that AR likely is the better bet from a commercial standpoint, I don't underestimate VR for one second. I've had way too many fun game sessions using the tech already, and it's early days. Beyond that, serious movie makers are starting to leverage the great potential of the medium. Jon Favreau (Iron Man, The Jungle Book), for example, is working on a VR film called Gnomes and Goblins and he's even brought on veteran game designer Doug Curch (System Shock, Thief) to fine tune the VR interactions.

The fact is VR has enormous storytelling potential and can immerse its users in ways that we've never experienced before. "As I work in film, so much has been done," Favreau commented. "There are technological breakthroughs but there is less and less up in the air.  You're really writing a song in the same format that has been going on for at least a hundred years. And what's interesting about VR is that, although I really don't know where it's going or if it's going to catch on in a significant way culturally, I do know that there is a lot of unexplored territory and a lot of fun things as a storyteller for me to experiment with. It's exciting to have so much fresh snow that nobody has walked through yet. There's been no medium that I've felt that way since I've come into the business, where it feels like you can really be a pioneer."

AR will be tremendously exciting in its own right, and I can't wait for Magic Leap, HoloLens and castAR, but to think that VR will be cast aside to make way for AR's ascendancy is totally off base.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

World of Warcraft at 5.5 million subscribers

wo bits of news were buried in Activision’s grand announcement that they were buying mobile games giant King for an eye-popping $5.9B. The first is that World of Warcraft subscriptions have again ticked down, this time to 5.5M, the second is that Activision is no longer going to be reporting World of Warcraft subscription numbers at all, indicating that they’re not expecting terribly good news from this point forward.
The 5.5M number is almost holding steady from last quarter when WoW had 5.6M subs, but that number represented a loss of 44% of total subscribers from sixth months earlier, after players had finished the latest expansion and once again left the game for greener pastures.
Half a decade ago, this would have been akin to the apocalypse for Activision who has had an absolutely enormous amount of revenue tied up in World of Warcraft subscriptions. The game was by far the biggest cash cow for the company, and the playerbase now being close to a third of what it used to be represents a huge loss. It’s nearly impossible to get players to sign up for subscription-based games in this day and age, hence the shift of new MMOs to free-to-play, and the general turn away from the genre in general, as seen by Blizzard themselves scrapping their next planned MMO, Project Titan, and turning it into an arena shooter.
But now? There’s really nothing to be all that worried about, for a few reasons.
That’s Still a Lot of Warcraft Money
I’m frankly amazed that World of Warcraft still even has 5.5M subscribers, even if that number represents a big downward shift from years past. With so many other games out there, Blizzard has managed to keep Warcraft attractive to a healthy base of players, many of whom seem like they’ll be around until the end, if that ever actually comes. 5.5M subscriptions is still a hefty amount of revenue, and not insignificant to Activision’s bottom line.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Top 147 Power Ranger episodes

1                    Power Rangers in Space: Countdown to Destruction: Part 2                8.6        1998
2                    Power Rangers Wild Force: Forever Red                9        2002
3                    Power Rangers Time Force: The End of Time: Part 3                9.1        2001
4                    Power Rangers in Space: Countdown to Destruction: Part 1                8.7        1998
5                    Power Rangers Time Force: The End of Time: Part 1                8.1        2001
6                    Power Rangers Time Force: The End of Time: Part 2                9.1        2001
7                    Power Rangers Time Force: Beware the Knight                6.2        2001
8                    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Day of the Dumpster                7.3        1993
9                    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Green with Evil: Part I                8.1        1993
10                    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Green with Evil: Part V                8.2        1993
11                    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Green with Evil: Part II                8        1993
12                    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Green with Evil: Part III                8        1993
13                    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Green with Evil: Part IV                8.1        1993
14                    Power Rangers Turbo: Chase Into Space: Part 2                7.5        1997
15                    Power Rangers Turbo: Chase Into Space: Part 1                7.5        1997
16                    Power Rangers S.P.D.: Reflection: Part 2                7.6        2005
17                    Power Rangers Lost Galaxy: To the Tenth Power                8.4        1999
18                    Power Rangers Lost Galaxy: Quasar Quest: Part 2                8.1        1999
19                    Power Rangers Lost Galaxy: Heir to the Throne                8.2        1999
20                    Power Rangers Zeo: Mondo's Last Stand                7.5        1996
21                    Power Rangers Zeo: Good as Gold                7.4        1996
22                    Power Rangers Zeo: The Power of Gold                7.3        1996
23                    Power Rangers Lost Galaxy: The Lights of Orion                8.3        1999
24                    Power Rangers Time Force: Force from the Future: Part 2                8.5        2001
25                    Power Rangers Lost Galaxy: Journey's End: Part 1                8.2        1999
26                    Power Rangers Lost Galaxy: Journey's End: Part 3                8.2        1999
27                    Power Rangers Lost Galaxy: Journey's End: Part 2                8.4        1999
28                    Power Rangers Zeo: A Golden Homecoming                7.5        1996
29                    Power Rangers DinoThunder: Fighting Spirit                8.6        2004
30                    Power Rangers in Space: The Great Evilyzer                7.3        1998
31                    Power Rangers Lost Galaxy: The Magna Defender                8.4        1999
32                    Power Rangers R.P.M.: Danger and Destiny: Part 2                7.8        2009
33                    Power Rangers R.P.M.: Three's a Crowd                8        2009
34                    Power Rangers R.P.M.: Blitz                7.7        2009
35                    Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue: Trakeena's Revenge: Part 2                8        2000
36                    Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue: Trakeena's Revenge: Part 1                7.9        2000
37                    Power Rangers Time Force: The Time Shadow                5.9        2001
38                    Power Rangers Wild Force: The End of the Power Rangers: Part 2                8.2        2002
39                    Power Rangers DinoThunder: The Passion of Conner                6.5        2004
40                    Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue: The Fate of Lightspeed: Part 2                8.6        2000
41                    Power Rangers Time Force: Quantum Secrets                7.7        2001
42                    Power Rangers S.P.D.: A-Bridged                7.1        2005
43                    Power Rangers Jungle Fury: Now the Final Fury                8.1        2008
44                    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Doomsday: Part 1                7.5        1993
45                    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Doomsday: Part 2                7.5        1993
46                    Power Rangers Time Force: Worlds Apart                7.1        2001
47                    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Return of an Old Friend: Part 2                7.8        1993
48                    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Return of an Old Friend: Part 1                7.9        1993
49                    Power Rangers S.P.D.: Missing                7.6        2005
50                    Power Rangers Mystic Force: Mystic Fate: Part 2                8.5        2006
51                    Power Rangers Wild Force: The Wings of Animaria                8.6        2002
52                    Power Rangers R.P.M.: Ranger Red                8        2009
53                    Power Rangers Samurai: Samurai Forever                8.5        2011
54                    Power Rangers Mystic Force: Dark Wish: Part 3                7.4        2006
55                    Power Rangers Mystic Force: Dark Wish: Part 2                7.6        2006
56                    Power Rangers DinoThunder: Thunder Struck: Part 2                8        2004
57                    Power Rangers Time Force: Short-Circuited                6.3        2001
58                    Power Rangers DinoThunder: White Thunder: Part 1                7.6        2004
59                    Power Rangers DinoThunder: White Thunder: Part 3                7.7        2004
60                    Power Rangers Wild Force: The Master's Last Stand                9.4        2002
61                    Power Rangers Wild Force: Reinforcements from the Future: Part 2                8.6        2002
62                    Power Rangers Wild Force: Reinforcements from the Future: Part 1                8.6        2002
63                    Power Rangers S.P.D.: Wormhole                8.2        2005
64                    Power Rangers DinoThunder: Thunder Storm: Part 1                8.2        2004
65                    Power Rangers DinoThunder: Thunder Storm: Part 2                8        2004
66                    Power Rangers DinoThunder: Day of the Dino: Part 1                7.1        2004
67                    Power Rangers DinoThunder: Day of the Dino: Part II                7.6        2004
68                    Power Rangers DinoThunder: Back in Black                7.3        2004
69                    Power Rangers Wild Force: The Lone Wolf                7.7        2002
70                    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Happy Birthday, Zack                7.4        1993
71                    Power Rangers Operation Overdrive: Once a Ranger: Part 2                8.2        2007
72                    Power Rangers Operation Overdrive: Once a Ranger: Part 1                8        2007
73                    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: White Light: Part 2                7.8        1993
74                    Power Rangers in Space: From Out of Nowhere: Part 2                8.3        1998
75                    Power Rangers R.P.M.: Heroes Among Us                8.1        2009
76                    Power Rangers Wild Force: The Ancient Warrior                8.4        2002
77                    Power Rangers Wild Force: Sealing the Nexus                8.9        2002
78                    Power Rangers Wild Force: Unfinished Business                8.3        2002
79                    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Power Transfer: Part 2                6.1        1993
80                    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Power Transfer: Part 1                6.9        1993
81                    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Birds of a Feather                7.1        1993
82                    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Clean-Up Club                7.2        1993
83                    Power Rangers Zeo: A Zeo Beginning: Part 1                7.4        1996
84                    Power Rangers Zeo: A Zeo Beginning: Part 2                7.3        1996
85                    Power Rangers S.P.D.: Shadow: Part 2                7.7        2005
86                    Power Rangers S.P.D.: S.W.A.T.: Part 2                8.3        2005
87                    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Mutiny: Part 3                7.6        1993
88                    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Mutiny: Part 1                7.6        1993
89                    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Mutiny: Part 2                7.5        1993
90                    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: A Friend in Need: Part 1                6.6        1993
91                    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: A Friend in Need: Part 2                6.5        1993
92                    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: A Friend in Need: Part 3                6.4        1993
93                    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: A Pressing Engagement                6.6        1993
94                    Power Rangers in Space: The Rangers' Mega Voyage                7.6        1998
95                    Power Rangers in Space: Five of a Kind                8.5        1998
96                    Power Rangers in Space: The Enemy Within                7.9        1998
97                    Power Rangers Megaforce: Mega Mission                8        2013
98                    Power Rangers Megaforce: Ultra Power                6.6        2013
99                    Power Rangers R.P.M.: The Road to Corinth                8.4        2009
100                    Power Rangers Megaforce: End Game                7.5        2013
101                    Power Rangers Megaforce: The Human Condition                7.3        2013
102                    Power Rangers Zeo: Graduation Blues                7.3        1996
103                    Power Rangers Lost Galaxy: Redemption Day                8.2        1999
104                    Power Rangers Samurai: Evil Reborn                7.4        2011
105                    Power Rangers Samurai: The Sealing Symbol                8        2011
106                    Power Rangers Time Force: Trip Takes a Stand                7.8        2001
107                    Power Rangers Time Force: Destiny Defeated                8.3        2001
108                    Power Rangers Time Force: The Quantum Quest                7.8        2001
109                    Power Rangers Lost Galaxy: The Rescue Mission                5        1999
110                    Power Rangers Turbo: Clash of the Megazords                7.2        1997
111                    Power Rangers S.P.D.: Recognition                6.9        2005
112                    Power Rangers DinoThunder: Legacy of Power                8.1        2004
113                    Power Rangers DinoThunder: A Test of Trust                6.7        2004
114                    Power Rangers R.P.M.: And... Action                7.5        2009
115                    Power Rangers Mystic Force: The Hunter                6.6        2006
116                    Power Rangers Mystic Force: The Return                6.8        2006
117                    Power Rangers Mystic Force: Heir Apparent: Part 2                7.2        2006
118                    Power Rangers Mystic Force: Koragg's Trial                6.2        2006
119                    Power Rangers Mystic Force: Ranger Down                7.8        2006
120                    Power Rangers Mystic Force: The Light                7.1        2006
121                    Power Rangers Turbo: Passing the Torch: Part 2                7.4        1997
122                    Power Rangers Turbo: Trouble by the Slice                7.1        1997
123                    Power Rangers R.P.M.: Fade to Black                8.2        2009
124                    Power Rangers R.P.M.: Rain                8        2009
125                    Power Rangers Operation Overdrive: Things Not Said                7.1        2007
126                    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Song of Guitardo                8.3        1993
127                    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Gung Ho!                7.6        1993
128                    Power Rangers Megaforce: The Messenger                6.8        2013
129                    Power Rangers Time Force: A Calm Before the Storm                7.8        2001
130                    Power Rangers Time Force: The Legend of the Clock Tower                7.4        2001
131                    Power Rangers Megaforce: Super Megaforce                7.9        2013
132                    Power Rangers Time Force: Something to Fight For                7.6        2001
133                    Power Rangers Megaforce: Silver Lining, Part 2                8.4        2013
134                    Power Rangers Megaforce: Silver Lining, Part 1                8        2013
135                    Power Rangers Megaforce: The Perfect Storm                7.2        2013
136                    Power Rangers Megaforce: All Hail Prince Vekar                7.5        2013
137                    Power Rangers Turbo: The Wheel of Fate                7.8        1997
138                    Power Rangers Megaforce: Legendary Battle                7.7        2013
139                    Power Rangers in Space: Flashes of Darkonda                8.7        1998
140                    Power Rangers in Space: TJ's Identity Crisis                8.7        1998
141                    Power Rangers in Space: Red with Envy                8.4        1998
142                    Power Rangers in Space: The Impenetrable Web                8.2        1998
143                    Power Rangers in Space: Satellite Search                6.5        1998
144                    Power Rangers Turbo: Transmission Impossible                7        1997
145                    Power Rangers R.P.M.: Control-Alt-Delete                8.4        2009
146                    Power Rangers Jungle Fury: Path of the Righteous                7.9        2008
147                    Power Rangers in Space: Zhane's Destiny                8.1        1998

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Top 250 movies


    1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)     9.2   
    2. The Godfather (1972)     9.2   
    3. The Godfather: Part II (1974)     9.0   
    4. The Dark Knight (2008)     8.9   
    5. 12 Angry Men (1957)     8.9   
    6. Schindler's List (1993)     8.9   
    7. Pulp Fiction (1994)     8.9   
    8. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)     8.9   
    9. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)     8.9   
    10. Fight Club (1999)     8.8   
    11. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)     8.8   
    12. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)     8.7   
    13. Forrest Gump (1994)     8.7   
    14. Inception (2010)     8.7   
    15. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)     8.7   
    16. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)     8.7   
    17. Goodfellas (1990)     8.7   
    18. The Matrix (1999)     8.7   
    19. Seven Samurai (1954)     8.6   
    20. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)     8.6   
    21. City of God (2002)     8.6   
    22. Se7en (1995)     8.6   
    23. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)     8.6   
    24. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)     8.6   
    25. The Usual Suspects (1995)     8.6   
    26. Life Is Beautiful (1997)     8.6   
    27. Léon: The Professional (1994)     8.5   
    28. Spirited Away (2001)     8.5   
    29. Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)     8.5   
    30. Saving Private Ryan (1998)     8.5   
    31. American History X (1998)     8.5   
    32. Casablanca (1942)     8.5   
    33. Interstellar (2014)     8.5   
    34. Psycho (1960)     8.5   
    35. City Lights (1931)     8.5   
    36. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)     8.5   
    37. Modern Times (1936)     8.5   
    38. The Green Mile (1999)     8.5   
    39. The Intouchables (2011)     8.5   
    40. Rear Window (1954)     8.5   
    41. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)     8.5   
    42. The Pianist (2002)     8.5   
    43. The Departed (2006)     8.5   
    44. Back to the Future (1985)     8.5   
    45. Whiplash (2014)     8.5   
    46. Gladiator (2000)     8.5   
    47. Memento (2000)     8.5   
    48. Apocalypse Now (1979)     8.5   
    49. The Prestige (2006)     8.5   
    50. The Lion King (1994)     8.4   
    51. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)     8.4   
    52. Sunset Boulevard (1950)     8.4   
    53. Alien (1979)     8.4   
    54. The Great Dictator (1940)     8.4   
    55. The Lives of Others (2006)     8.4   
    56. Cinema Paradiso (1988)     8.4   
    57. Paths of Glory (1957)     8.4   
    58. Django Unchained (2012)     8.4   
    59. The Shining (1980)     8.4   
    60. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)     8.4   
    61. WALL·E (2008)     8.4   
    62. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)     8.4   
    63. American Beauty (1999)     8.4   
    64. Princess Mononoke (1997)     8.4   
    65. Aliens (1986)     8.4   
    66. Oldboy (2003)     8.4   
    67. Citizen Kane (1941)     8.4   
    68. Once Upon a Time in America (1984)     8.4   
    69. Das Boot (1981)     8.3   
    70. North by Northwest (1959)     8.3   
    71. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)     8.3   
    72. Vertigo (1958)     8.3   
    73. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983)     8.3   
    74. M (1931)     8.3   
    75. Reservoir Dogs (1992)     8.3   
    76. Braveheart (1995)     8.3   
    77. Amélie (2001)     8.3   
    78. Requiem for a Dream (2000)     8.3   
    79. A Clockwork Orange (1971)     8.3   
    80. Taxi Driver (1976)     8.3   
    81. Double Indemnity (1944)     8.3   
    82. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)     8.3   
    83. Toy Story 3 (2010)     8.3   
    84. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)     8.3   
    85. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)     8.3   
    86. Amadeus (1984)     8.3   
    87. Full Metal Jacket (1987)     8.3   
    88. The Sting (1973)     8.3   
    89. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)     8.3   
    90. Bicycle Thieves (1948)     8.3   
    91. Toy Story (1995)     8.3   
    92. Singin' in the Rain (1952)     8.3   
    93. Snatch (2000)     8.3   
    94. Inglourious Basterds (2009)     8.3   
    95. The Kid (1921)     8.3   
    96. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)     8.3   
    97. L.A. Confidential (1997)     8.3   
    98. For a Few Dollars More (1965)     8.3   
    99. Rashomon (1950)     8.3   
    100. The Apartment (1960)     8.3   
    101. Scarface (1983)     8.3   
    102. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)     8.3   
    103. 3 Idiots (2009)     8.3   
    104. A Separation (2011)     8.2   
    105. Metropolis (1927)     8.2   
    106. The Hunt (2012)     8.2   
    107. Yojimbo (1961)     8.2   
    108. All About Eve (1950)     8.2   
    109. Good Will Hunting (1997)     8.2   
    110. Batman Begins (2005)     8.2   
    111. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)     8.2   
    112. Some Like It Hot (1959)     8.2   
    113. Up (2009)     8.2   
    114. Unforgiven (1992)     8.2   
    115. The Third Man (1949)     8.2   
    116. Children of Heaven (1997)     8.2   
    117. Downfall (2004)     8.2   
    118. Raging Bull (1980)     8.2   
    119. Die Hard (1988)     8.2   
    120. Inside Out (2015)     8.2   
    121. The Great Escape (1963)     8.2   
    122. Chinatown (1974)     8.2   
    123. Heat (1995)     8.2   
    124. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)     8.2   
    125. Room (2015)     8.2   
    126. On the Waterfront (1954)     8.2   
    127. My Neighbor Totoro (1988)     8.2   
    128. Ikiru (1952)     8.2   
    129. Ran (1985)     8.2   
    130. The Gold Rush (1925)     8.2   
    131. The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)     8.2   
    132. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)     8.2   
    133. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)     8.2   
    134. The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)     8.2   
    135. Blade Runner (1982)     8.2   
    136. The Seventh Seal (1957)     8.2   
    137. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)     8.2   
    138. Howl's Moving Castle (2004)     8.2   
    139. Casino (1995)     8.2   
    140. Sunrise (1927)     8.2   
    141. Wild Strawberries (1957)     8.2   
    142. The General (1926)     8.2   
    143. Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)     8.2   
    144. The Elephant Man (1980)     8.2   
    145. A Beautiful Mind (2001)     8.2   
    146. Warrior (2011)     8.2   
    147. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)     8.2   
    148. V for Vendetta (2005)     8.1   
    149. Incendies (2010)     8.1   
    150. Tokyo Story (1953)     8.1   
    151. Gran Torino (2008)     8.1   
    152. Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)     8.1   
    153. The Big Lebowski (1998)     8.1   
    154. The Deer Hunter (1978)     8.1   
    155. Dial M for Murder (1954)     8.1   
    156. Trainspotting (1996)     8.1   
    157. Gone with the Wind (1939)     8.1   
    158. Fargo (1996)     8.1   
    159. Rebecca (1940)     8.1   
    160. Cool Hand Luke (1967)     8.1   
    161. Finding Nemo (2003)     8.1   
    162. How to Train Your Dragon (2010)     8.1   
    163. The Sixth Sense (1999)     8.1   
    164. The Thing (1982)     8.1   
    165. No Country for Old Men (2007)     8.1   
    166. The Message (1976)     8.1   
    167. Into the Wild (2007)     8.1   
    168. Come and See (1985)     8.1   
    169. Mary and Max (2009)     8.1   
    170. Gone Girl (2014)     8.1   
    171. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)     8.1   
    172. It Happened One Night (1934)     8.1   
    173. There Will Be Blood (2007)     8.1   
    174. Life of Brian (1979)     8.1   
    175. Rush (2013)     8.1   
    176. Nights of Cabiria (1957)     8.1   
    177. Hotel Rwanda (2004)     8.1   
    178. Platoon (1986)     8.1   
    179. The Wages of Fear (1953)     8.1   
    180. Network (1976)     8.1   
    181. The Maltese Falcon (1941)     8.1   
    182. Spotlight (2015)     8.1   
    183. Shutter Island (2010)     8.1   
    184. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)     8.1   
    185. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)     8.1   
    186. Stand by Me (1986)     8.1   
    187. In the Name of the Father (1993)     8.1   
    188. The 400 Blows (1959)     8.1   
    189. Persona (1966)     8.1   
    190. 12 Years a Slave (2013)     8.1   
    191. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)     8.1   
    192. Wild Tales (2014)     8.1   
    193. Ben-Hur (1959)     8.1   
    194. Amores Perros (2000)     8.1   
    195. Million Dollar Baby (2004)     8.1   
    196. Zootopia (2016)     8.1   
    197. The Princess Bride (1987)     8.1   
    198. Jurassic Park (1993)     8.1   
    199. Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)     8.1   
    200. Touch of Evil (1958)     8.1   
    201. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)     8.1   
    202. The Grapes of Wrath (1940)     8.1   
    203. Stalker (1979)     8.0   
    204. Annie Hall (1977)     8.0   
    205. Memories of Murder (2003)     8.0   
    206. Before Sunrise (1995)     8.0   
    207. The Truman Show (1998)     8.0   
    208. The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)     8.0   
    209. Gandhi (1982)     8.0   
    210. Diabolique (1955)     8.0   
    211. Rocky (1976)     8.0   
    212. Donnie Darko (2001)     8.0   
    213. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)     8.0   
    214. 8½ (1963)     8.0   
    215. Monsters, Inc. (2001)     8.0   
    216. The Wizard of Oz (1939)     8.0   
    217. The Terminator (1984)     8.0   
    218. Twelve Monkeys (1995)     8.0   
    219. Groundhog Day (1993)     8.0   
    220. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)     8.0   
    221. Infernal Affairs (2002)     8.0   
    222. Jaws (1975)     8.0   
    223. Deadpool (2016)     8.0   
    224. Strangers on a Train (1951)     8.0   
    225. Prisoners (2013)     8.0   
    226. La Haine (1995)     8.0   
    227. Barry Lyndon (1975)     8.0   
    228. Sin City (2005)     8.0   
    229. The Revenant (2015)     8.0   
    230. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)     8.0   
    231. Catch Me If You Can (2002)     8.0   
    232. The Battle of Algiers (1966)     8.0   
    233. Dog Day Afternoon (1975)     8.0   
    234. Captain America: Civil War (2016)     8.0   
    235. Ip Man (2008)     8.0   
    236. The Martian (2015)     8.0   
    237. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)     8.0   
    238. The Help (2011)     8.0   
    239. The Imitation Game (2014)     8.0   
    240. Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)     8.0   
    241. Fanny and Alexander (1982)     8.0   
    242. Castle in the Sky (1986)     8.0   
    243. A Fistful of Dollars (1964)     8.0   
    244. Roman Holiday (1953)     8.0   
    245. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)     8.0   
    246. The King's Speech (2010)     8.0   
    247. The Avengers (2012)     8.0   
    248. Throne of Blood (1957)     8.0   
    249. Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001)     8.0   
    250. Beauty and the Beast (1991) 8.0