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Ten of the Saddest Movies Ever Made

add a comment HORROR AT MOA John Carpenter, who launched the slasher cycle with Halloween, is the ideal filmmaker to usher in the ghoulish month of October. Hes getting a welcome retrospective with a Tuesday-night series of classics, near-classics and not-really classics at the Mall of America multiplex. Oct. 1 its Escape From New York, with Kurt Russell as tougher-than-tough Snake Plissken, a dangerous convict assigned to rescue the President from a futuristic Manhattan that has become a lawless penal colony. Its great action filmmaking goosed with deliciously cynical political commentary. On the 8th the star and general idea are needlessly recycled in Escape from L.A., which directs its satire at easy targets like crazed surfers and plastic surgeons. They Live, a prescient sci-fi comic thriller showing Oct. 15, stars pro wrestler Rowdy Roddy Piper as a construction worker who discovers sunglasses that strip away superficial appearances to reveal that societys rulers are alien cadavers. The brilliant remake The Thing is a paranoid masterpiece about an alien entity that kills, then takes over the identities, of researchers at a remote Antarctic outpost. The capper on the 29th is Prince of Madness, a flimsy exercise in modern-day mysticism concerning a Los Angeles church whose basement contains a diabolical power. Keep an eye peeled for a walking-dead cameo by Alice Cooper. (All shows $5; 7:30 p.m. Theatres at Mall of America, 952-882-8900.) more from movies get related content delivered to your inbox You are now subscribed.

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IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THESE MOVIES YET AND DESPERATELY DON’T WANT THEM SPOILED BEFORE YOU SEE THEM, PLEASE COME BACK TO THIS ARTICLE AT A LATER TIME. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION. After a couple of traumatic experiences from when I was seven years old, I made it my mission to not watch movies that would make me cry. I didn’t want to embarrass my family any more than I already had since they had to carry me out of certain PG-rated movies while I wailed as though I had just gotten a tetanus shot at the doctor’s office. Plus, there was that big pressure from society that keeps telling us that men aren’t allowed to cry (whatever). Back then you couldnt show your weaknesses on the playground or anywhere else. Years later, however, I find that I don’t want to hide from such emotionally draining experiences anymore. In a world which constantly beats us down through repression and the grind of a daily routine, it is nice to feel some sort of emotion every once in a while. Movies that shake you emotionally do so for a good reason. Most people want to go to movies to be entertained and have a good laugh, and that’s fine. But seriously, what’s wrong with the occasional movie that ends up making you shed tears? The ten movies I have listed here have either left weeping an avalanche of tears, my nerves shattered, or they left me wanting to get seriously drunk after seeing them. They are listed here in no particular order and are equally melancholy in their own ways: Next

Because they need to appeal to the broadest possible audiences, most major films have all their rough edges rubbed off comedies are purely funny, horror movies primarily scary and action movies are action filled and low-IQ geared. 3.) Location, Location, Location New Mexico was chosen as a backdrop for Vince Gilligans crime thriller largely because of tax breaks. Yet, the show wove the desert landscapes and the states distinctive architecture into the story beautifully, adding to its hallucinatory atmosphere. Also read: Breaking Bads Aaron Paul on Last Script Read: The Moment Wed Been Dreading Productions are hop-scotching around the globe in search of tax subsidies, setting up shop in Detroit or Pittsburgh or Vancouver and refashioning these cities as stand-ins for New York or Los Angeles or some fictional city. But they should take more advantage of locations unique features. As the Bond movies proved long ago, film can be an incredible travel guide. 4.) The Writer is King Vince Gilligan and his writing teams dialogue is pure gold. From Walter Whites imposing I am the one who knocks to Saul Goodmans lethal advice to send Hank to Belize, each episode contains lines that are utterly distinctive. Likewise, the shows intricate plotting, with seasons flashing forward or backward in time and individual episodes such as Fly, set nearly entirely on one meth lab set, demonstrate risk-taking rarely seen on the big screen. Television prizes the writer. Lionizes writing, in fact. Thats a very different attitude than the director and producer-driven world of movies, where screenwriters are often seen as expendable and armies of script doctors are routinely deployed to perform triage on punchlines or character arcs to meet the whims of movie stars and A-list filmmakers. Five writers are credited with cooking up the masterpiece that was Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. In contrast, it took one writer Moira Walley-Beckett to craft this seasons Ozymandias (the writers room collaborates),which TheWraps Tim Molloy said may have been the best hour of TV ever. Until the next episode, of course.