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09.21.2012by: Jim Law

The Ten Spot: My 10 Mt. Rushmores of Cinema

Forgive me if this gets cheesy real quick but this paragraph is the hardest I've ever had to write. After 8 years and almost 200 columns, this will be my last 10 Spot. It's the longest running column on JoBlo.com and I feel honored to have named it, shaped it, and delivered it every other week for as long as I have. For years I've tried to skip the typical top ten lists and mix it up with unusual looks at characters, scenes, situations, and moments. For my last entry I've decided to bring you the best of the best when it comes to my outlook on film. My favorite films, characters, villains, performances, actors, directors, etc..... It's my personal movie journal blown wide open to share with anybody that has ever cared about this column. Thanks to everybody that has ever read, commented, bitched, forwarded, suggested topics, helped my drunk ass think of shit, tweeted, liked, laughed, linked, or simply enjoyed anything I've ever written here. It's been a blast. Thanks, Berge.

10. Villains

I wanted to start off with a good one so you'd stick around and read the rest. This took 90 hours to put together - give it a chance. This also happens to be one of the most mainstream Mt. Rushmores I have. It's hard to argue with Hannibal Lecter being the greatest villain ever..... so I don't. Darth Vader, on the other hand, has his faults. He sells himself out by the end of the saga and finds the lighter side of the force. He bitches out pretty badly but for the most part epitomizes evil decently enough for a whole trilogy. Michael Myers is the fucking Boogeyman. You don't fuck with the Boogeyman. And Heath Ledger's Joker is one of the greatest moments in modern film. I'm pretty solid with this representation.

9. Aliens

E.T. changed my life. As a child I was influenced by too much horror and evil (as you can see with the other 3 entries here) and it started to shape me into a serial killer of sorts. Seriously, I hated a lot of things. E.T. made me feel the emotions of a real human being. I laughed, I cried, and I didn't want everyone to die horrible deaths. The Thing made me want to tear my skin off and figure out if I was a real person. That was not a fun bath. Xenomorph are quite possibly the coolest creation in the history of film. People tend to not realize this because their bad movies outnumber their brilliant movies at this point. And the Predator have always had a special place in my heart because they could beat up Arnold Schwarzenegger. I only thought my dad could do that. He can, you know.

8. Animated Movies

I wanted to make sure the animated genre had a spot here because it was hard to try and fit them into any other category. TOY STORY 2 is on a different level for me. To take a perfect concept and bring even more life to it with brilliant situations (the toy store, the toy collector, Zurg, the cartoon) is something I consider pretty much impossible to do (unless you're James Cameron in the late 80s/early90s). THE IRON GIANT is a movie so deep I haven't even let my kids watch it yet. They're not ready. THE INCREDIBLES is the superhero movie I always wanted. How there are not at least 2 sequels to this film by now still annoys the shit out of me. And finally, THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS is simply too original and perfectly delivered to not include here.

7. Characters

This was a hard one. We almost named our first son Atticus, which, I guess, means I hold Atticus Finch on some sort of pedestal. He taught me to not be such an asshole - what more is there to be said? Indy was a no-brainer. If I had to break down why I love film so much into one single entity, it would be Indiana Jones. Quint gets a spot because of how fucking crazy he is. Seriously, watch JAWS again and pay close attention to how eccentric he is every second he has on screen. Bluto has been a hero of mine for decades. Not a single fuck is given by him during this film and his outlook on life got me through more than my share of stupid situations.

6. Hotties

Salma Hayek might get a bigger piece of the mountain than the others. She was actually the first name I wrote down after figuring out the categories here. Just..... untouchable in my opinion. Jessica Biel earned it the easy way. She's done way better photo shoots than she has movies, but I'm not holding that against her. Raquel Welch might be the hottest women that has ever lived. Obviously she doesn't get the advantage of 30 magazine covers a year or TMZ-type douchebags taking pictures of her every 3 seconds for exposure. Tit-for-tat, I'd put her up against anybody in Hollywood today. And Jennifer Love Hewitt is just one of those chicks that I've never been able to forget about. Like an old girlfriend that left you with a scar on your dick - you end up thinking about her every time you whip it out.

5. Performances

I considered giving De Niro's Jake La Motta a full spread on the mountain. Just him laying out, Burt Reynolds style, with a pair of boxing gloves and a swollen eye. However, Samuel Leroy Jackson turned Jules Winnfield into a cult phenomenon, Jack Nicholson's McMurphy taught me what the term "range" meant when it came to acting, and Denzel Washington's Pvt. Trip stared into my soul - making me understand that I will never take any shit from any mother-fucker for the rest of my life. So I decided to make room for them.

4. Actresses

Go watch SOPHIE'S CHOICE. I'll wait. Now push your heart back into your chest and realize that Meryl Streep is still delivering quality role after role three decades later. She's a freak. Kate Winslet is easily my favorite actress of the modern era. Yes, I loved TITANIC, go fuck yourself. Susan Sarandon was actually a surprise to me by the time I made a final list. She just kept popping up in my favorite films, knocking it out of the park again and again. As for Bette Davis, I caught, ALL ABOUT EVE a lot later in life than I should have, but when I did, I realized what it was like to watch greatness. I'm still catching up with her filmography to this day and it only make the legend grow greater. Do not deny yourself her brilliance if you love movies.

3. Actors

This list actually differs greatly from my current favorite actor list but because these pimps are to be etched into the side of a mountain I have to go with my heart and honor the greatest there ever was. Robert De Niro is the greatest actor to ever live. It's incredibly sad that this has to be argued nowadays. There's no denying it's his own fault, he could have hung it up after RONIN in 1998 and called it "The Greatest Career of All Time". Sadly, he's been hanging around and teetering on the verge of Movie Jail for years. Al Pacino is in the exact same boat. Literally, these two dude are riding on a boat that leads to Mediocrity Island - an island that they never knew existed for years. Still, everybody else has a long way to go before they even approach their resume. Jack Nicholson has given me some of the greatest moments I've ever experienced in cinema ("You can't handle the truth!"). It's saying a lot that I included him here considering how much I loath the Lakers. James Stewart is a lot like Bette Davis for me. The dude's filmography is epic, but, from what I've seen (ROPE, VERTIGO, REAR WINDOW, etc..), there's no doubt in my mind that he's on another level when it comes to the A-List.

2. Directors

Tarantino missed by a cunt-hair. Let me explain. Martin Scorsese brings a toughness and grittiness to my persona that separated the bitch from the man very early in my life. Steven Spielberg is what movies are all about in my eyes. I wouldn't be the geek I am without him and he will define many generations to come, not just ours. Alfred Hitchcock was so unbelievably ahead of his time it's comical. His films, if capable, would laugh at the decades of copycats that followed him. He defines "unique vision" and should be studied for years. David Fincher has a list of films that penetrate deep into my love of modern film, SEVEN, FIGHT CLUB, ZODIAC, and THE GAME are films that transform my own personal entertainment into gratified involvement. They've become a part of me over the years and I feel obliged to spread them to others.

1. Movies

I've said this a thousand times before on this site but it's needs repeating now more than ever - RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK is a perfect movie. BRAVEHEART caught me at a time in my life when I needed some direction. It taught me to never stop fighting, to never give up in what you believe in. Even if they cut off your junk. SEVEN (my current favorite movie) simply spills out everything I ever want in my films - gore, suspense, dark humor, great performances, a fantastic villain, mystery, justice, and Brad Pitt at his best. There's really no argument for me right now so save it. PULP FICTION changed the way I viewed movies, so much so that I didn't even like the film when I first viewed it. "What the fuck was that?" I asked. By the time I found out the answer to that question my whole outlook on what was acceptable had changed. It was a good thing. That's it. Thanks for reading my shit over the last 8 years. If this is your first Ten Spot, you've got a lot of catching up to do. Fucker. I'm out.

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10:14AM on 10/10/2012
hate to see you go but love to watch you leave
hate to see you go but love to watch you leave
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8:58AM on 09/24/2012
Enjoyed reading your stuff Mr Law. Always entertaining. Good luck for the future.
Enjoyed reading your stuff Mr Law. Always entertaining. Good luck for the future.
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7:38AM on 09/24/2012

Wish you hadn't included se7en.

I've seen that movie just once, and was so nauseated and emotionally upset by the end of it that I swore I'd never watch it again. If "best movie" means "biggest impact", then I'll agree with you. If "best movie" means "Infinitely re-watchable and enjoyable each time" then I have to completely disagree.


And that's why I love your top ten lists. My hat's off to you, sir!

P.S. I would've put The Princess Bride in rather than Pulp Fiction. Along with Raiders of the Lost Ark, that
I've seen that movie just once, and was so nauseated and emotionally upset by the end of it that I swore I'd never watch it again. If "best movie" means "biggest impact", then I'll agree with you. If "best movie" means "Infinitely re-watchable and enjoyable each time" then I have to completely disagree.


And that's why I love your top ten lists. My hat's off to you, sir!

P.S. I would've put The Princess Bride in rather than Pulp Fiction. Along with Raiders of the Lost Ark, that movie is, to me, "a perfect movie".
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7:33AM on 09/24/2012

Jimmy Stewart is an excellent choice

I've never seen a bad Jimmy Stewart movie...the man simply had talent and to spare. Too bad that as time passes on people see less and less of his work.
I've never seen a bad Jimmy Stewart movie...the man simply had talent and to spare. Too bad that as time passes on people see less and less of his work.
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7:23AM on 09/24/2012

DAMN!

Jim these articles are THE highlight for my trips to JoBlo. Yes I read most of the articles, but when I see a top ten list, that's my go-to article. Gonna miss them a ton. Hope this turns into a "respite" and not a "retirement".
Jim these articles are THE highlight for my trips to JoBlo. Yes I read most of the articles, but when I see a top ten list, that's my go-to article. Gonna miss them a ton. Hope this turns into a "respite" and not a "retirement".
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8:48AM on 09/23/2012
Ah, man I am going to miss the FUCK outta' these. Great work sir, thanks for the 8 years of entertainment.
Ah, man I am going to miss the FUCK outta' these. Great work sir, thanks for the 8 years of entertainment.
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5:30AM on 09/23/2012
Jim, will there be another to carry the torch?...a continuation of the concept?
Jim, will there be another to carry the torch?...a continuation of the concept?
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10:41PM on 09/23/2012
I believe Alex Maidy will take over the column full-time. It's in fine hands.
I believe Alex Maidy will take over the column full-time. It's in fine hands.
4:47AM on 09/23/2012
What??? No Dr. Who???

I mean, the dude is the freakin' coolest alien evvvvvvaaaaaa!
What??? No Dr. Who???

I mean, the dude is the freakin' coolest alien evvvvvvaaaaaa!
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4:45AM on 09/23/2012
....reading through the list again. Great job Law.
....reading through the list again. Great job Law.
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4:42AM on 09/23/2012
This is an easy one....almost.

Top choice is Cidade De Deus for me. A close second is Baraka.

Other than that, it's been quite a pleasure reading your articles sir. Here's to the best for you, your family, and your future endeavors.

May the force always be with you.
This is an easy one....almost.

Top choice is Cidade De Deus for me. A close second is Baraka.

Other than that, it's been quite a pleasure reading your articles sir. Here's to the best for you, your family, and your future endeavors.

May the force always be with you.
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4:36AM on 09/23/2012
Not bad, but I'll take Akira Kurosawa any day.

...also, wtf? No Kubrick?
Not bad, but I'll take Akira Kurosawa any day.

...also, wtf? No Kubrick?
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4:33AM on 09/23/2012
Most generic 'top' actors list. There is however, no other Jack.
Most generic 'top' actors list. There is however, no other Jack.
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4:30AM on 09/23/2012
Sorry, but Ingred Bergman would slaughter these hoes.
Sorry, but Ingred Bergman would slaughter these hoes.
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4:27AM on 09/23/2012
All great choices, especially Sammy J. But for my money, I'll take Peter O'Toole in Lawrence Of Arabia. I mean, it's only the greatest movie ever made. Eli Wallach, followed by Lee Van Cleef, in The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly, would be a tough runner up for me though.
All great choices, especially Sammy J. But for my money, I'll take Peter O'Toole in Lawrence Of Arabia. I mean, it's only the greatest movie ever made. Eli Wallach, followed by Lee Van Cleef, in The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly, would be a tough runner up for me though.
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4:21AM on 09/23/2012
....you should have stopped at Hayek. She's always the first.
....you should have stopped at Hayek. She's always the first.
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4:20AM on 09/23/2012
By the way. Mickey Knox as my numero Uno!
By the way. Mickey Knox as my numero Uno!
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4:18AM on 09/23/2012
To Kill A Mockingbird is a great movie and a great book.
To Kill A Mockingbird is a great movie and a great book.
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4:06AM on 09/23/2012
I know it's opinion, but your anime selection is bland, and it sucks. I'm pretty sure you haven't seen a lot of great animated movies based on your selections. But then again, it is all just opinion of course.
I know it's opinion, but your anime selection is bland, and it sucks. I'm pretty sure you haven't seen a lot of great animated movies based on your selections. But then again, it is all just opinion of course.
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3:22AM on 09/23/2012
You went out with your best top 10 ever sir. It's been a blast reading them over the years and I will miss the fuck out of them. Congrats on an excellent body of work.
You went out with your best top 10 ever sir. It's been a blast reading them over the years and I will miss the fuck out of them. Congrats on an excellent body of work.
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3:19AM on 09/23/2012
Can you imagine if this group could have done an anthology??
Can you imagine if this group could have done an anthology??
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3:18AM on 09/23/2012
Can't argue this one.
Can't argue this one.
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3:17AM on 09/23/2012
Love Sarandon and I too loved Titanic. Need to catch more Streep and Davis for sure though.
Love Sarandon and I too loved Titanic. Need to catch more Streep and Davis for sure though.
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3:16AM on 09/23/2012
I'm starting to question my movie fandom. Another two films I haven't seen, although 1 of them I did read.
I'm starting to question my movie fandom. Another two films I haven't seen, although 1 of them I did read.
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3:14AM on 09/23/2012
Hayek should be on the top and the other three should support her mommy boobs.
Hayek should be on the top and the other three should support her mommy boobs.
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3:12AM on 09/23/2012
Damn yo, I don't think I could ever pick a top 4. But now I want to try.
Damn yo, I don't think I could ever pick a top 4. But now I want to try.
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3:11AM on 09/23/2012
I am greatly ashamed that I still haven't seen two of the films on this list.
I am greatly ashamed that I still haven't seen two of the films on this list.
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3:10AM on 09/23/2012
What, no Critters? j/k
What, no Critters? j/k
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3:08AM on 09/23/2012
If this really took you 90 hrs you are a man amongst men.
If this really took you 90 hrs you are a man amongst men.
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3:06AM on 09/23/2012
Damn yo. This column was one of the few that kept me coming to the site. Your vast movie knowledge and desire to entertain is what made it so damn awesome. I will miss it greatly.
Damn yo. This column was one of the few that kept me coming to the site. Your vast movie knowledge and desire to entertain is what made it so damn awesome. I will miss it greatly.
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5:27AM on 09/23/2012
I would say go to hell, but that would be like saying go home.
I would say go to hell, but that would be like saying go home.
7:54PM on 09/22/2012

A tribute to The Ten Spot

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7:48PM on 09/22/2012

A tribute to The Ten Spot

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5:49PM on 09/22/2012

Lawless?

Damn shame that this is ending, as I always enjoyed reading the Ten Spot. Whether or not I agreed with choices or placement was irrelevant; the column never failed to make me laugh. Thanks, Jim.

And having watched Raiders (for what seems like the hundredth time) recently during the IMAX release, I cannot disagree with you by any stretch of the imagination about that film. It really is pretty damn perfect.
Damn shame that this is ending, as I always enjoyed reading the Ten Spot. Whether or not I agreed with choices or placement was irrelevant; the column never failed to make me laugh. Thanks, Jim.

And having watched Raiders (for what seems like the hundredth time) recently during the IMAX release, I cannot disagree with you by any stretch of the imagination about that film. It really is pretty damn perfect.
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3:21PM on 09/22/2012

Thank You!!

Commenting to say thank you for your contributions to this website and all of our movie-discussing experiences. It's been great reading your thoughts and way to cap off a great run with this article. (I was especially glad to see some Titanic love!) All the best wishes for your future and the utmost gratitude.
Commenting to say thank you for your contributions to this website and all of our movie-discussing experiences. It's been great reading your thoughts and way to cap off a great run with this article. (I was especially glad to see some Titanic love!) All the best wishes for your future and the utmost gratitude.
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1:26PM on 09/22/2012
Count me among the people who will miss this column and your contribution to this website, Jim.
Count me among the people who will miss this column and your contribution to this website, Jim.
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5:18AM on 09/22/2012

WOAH WOAH WOAH

Why is this ENDING!? This was a stand up column for the regular dude! Did I miss something?
Why is this ENDING!? This was a stand up column for the regular dude! Did I miss something?
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3:34AM on 09/22/2012
Be good Jim Law, be good sir.... Thank you for everything
Be good Jim Law, be good sir.... Thank you for everything
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12:43AM on 09/22/2012

Down By Law

I will miss your thoughts bro. Take care and good luck!
I will miss your thoughts bro. Take care and good luck!
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11:29PM on 09/21/2012
Thank you.
Thank you.
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9:49PM on 09/21/2012

wonderful job law

thanks for all the time you put into the column bro, i really enjoyed reading them because we are about the same age so we grew up with the same movies but please tell me you are still doing the podcast. That would be too much to handle lol
thanks for all the time you put into the column bro, i really enjoyed reading them because we are about the same age so we grew up with the same movies but please tell me you are still doing the podcast. That would be too much to handle lol
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9:33PM on 09/21/2012

Thanks Pal...

Sorry to hear that you are stopping the column. Although I've not always agreed with your picks, I've always respected your reasoning. Great job and thanks for the very tough work.

Take care.
Sorry to hear that you are stopping the column. Although I've not always agreed with your picks, I've always respected your reasoning. Great job and thanks for the very tough work.

Take care.
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7:48PM on 09/21/2012
The Ten Spot. Sometimes #1 was really predictable. Sometimes I didn't always agree with your choices. But everytime it was a great read, and Joblo won't be quite the same with out it. Best wishes,
The Ten Spot. Sometimes #1 was really predictable. Sometimes I didn't always agree with your choices. But everytime it was a great read, and Joblo won't be quite the same with out it. Best wishes,
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6:39PM on 09/21/2012
NOOOOO!!!! I will miss your column Jim. I always waited for it and loved it. IMy best wishes for you...
NOOOOO!!!! I will miss your column Jim. I always waited for it and loved it. IMy best wishes for you...
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5:57PM on 09/21/2012
A great list to say goodbye in style.
A great list to say goodbye in style.
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5:18PM on 09/21/2012
Was always fun to check out The top tens. All the best to you, Mr. Law....
Was always fun to check out The top tens. All the best to you, Mr. Law....
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3:05PM on 09/21/2012
I don't have the time or the words to say how much I've appreciated your opinions on every random-ass little thing that struck your fancy to contemplate in the world of movies. These Rushmores make a lot of sense and paint a picture that seems to agree with most of what we've been getting over the years. I'm not in the proper frame of mind to put together my own list, but this has long been my favorite column to check out on this site.
Happy trails!
I don't have the time or the words to say how much I've appreciated your opinions on every random-ass little thing that struck your fancy to contemplate in the world of movies. These Rushmores make a lot of sense and paint a picture that seems to agree with most of what we've been getting over the years. I'm not in the proper frame of mind to put together my own list, but this has long been my favorite column to check out on this site.
Happy trails!
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2:15PM on 09/21/2012
I honestly don't know what to say. I thought there were 3 or 4 people that read this every week. Thanks for all the love, you've made a tough decision a lot easier to accept. And for the record, my favorite 10 Spot of all time is still the 10 Unintentionally Gay Moments. I still laugh when I think about it.
I honestly don't know what to say. I thought there were 3 or 4 people that read this every week. Thanks for all the love, you've made a tough decision a lot easier to accept. And for the record, my favorite 10 Spot of all time is still the 10 Unintentionally Gay Moments. I still laugh when I think about it.
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1:28PM on 09/21/2012
cant say i agree with everything, but i agree with about 80-85% of it.

awesome body of work and hope your future is filled with quality.

peace!
cant say i agree with everything, but i agree with about 80-85% of it.

awesome body of work and hope your future is filled with quality.

peace!
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12:52PM on 09/21/2012
Jim, I'm gonna miss you man. It truly was the best column on the site.

Jim, I'm gonna miss you man. It truly was the best column on the site.

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12:23PM on 09/21/2012

Predator...

Best alien to ever visit planet earth...
Best alien to ever visit planet earth...
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11:57AM on 09/21/2012

Predator...

Best alien to ever visit planet earth...
Best alien to ever visit planet earth...
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11:45AM on 09/21/2012
My Mt Rushmore has Shawshank Redemption up there. How about the Godfather? Nolan is on my Rushmore. But you have a very nice list.
My Mt Rushmore has Shawshank Redemption up there. How about the Godfather? Nolan is on my Rushmore. But you have a very nice list.
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11:43AM on 09/21/2012

Oh Where is Paul Kersey??

Paul Kersey(Charles Bronson) from Death Wish would be on my Character Rushmore.
Paul Kersey(Charles Bronson) from Death Wish would be on my Character Rushmore.
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11:38AM on 09/21/2012

"Yes, I loved Titanic, go fuck yourself"

And off I go again...

Gonna miss this column
And off I go again...

Gonna miss this column
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11:29AM on 09/21/2012

Great column

Sad to hear this the end of Jim Law's The 10 Spot. You certainly did a great job of skipping the 'typical top ten' lists as you say. These are always interesting to read and at the best of times have had me laughing my head off too. Great job.
Sad to hear this the end of Jim Law's The 10 Spot. You certainly did a great job of skipping the 'typical top ten' lists as you say. These are always interesting to read and at the best of times have had me laughing my head off too. Great job.
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11:23AM on 09/21/2012

Nice List Jim....

I always enjoyed your writing, you make me laugh. How you managed to get a Lakers shot into your favorite list of actors, who knows. LOL
I always enjoyed your writing, you make me laugh. How you managed to get a Lakers shot into your favorite list of actors, who knows. LOL
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11:04AM on 09/21/2012

Best Column on this site!

I hardly ever post on here, but I have read this site for a decade and listened to your podcast for the past 6 months and I have enjoyed everything you contribute to this site, Mr Law! Keep up the great work!
I hardly ever post on here, but I have read this site for a decade and listened to your podcast for the past 6 months and I have enjoyed everything you contribute to this site, Mr Law! Keep up the great work!
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10:16AM on 09/21/2012

Awesome job, Mr. Law!

You are a scholar and a king among men! You will have some mighty shoes to fill!
You are a scholar and a king among men! You will have some mighty shoes to fill!
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10:08AM on 09/21/2012

Thank you for the 10!

If the 10's were turned to G's, you would have made the JoBlo community squirt continuously. We salute you sir.
If the 10's were turned to G's, you would have made the JoBlo community squirt continuously. We salute you sir.
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9:44AM on 09/21/2012
We salute ya, Jim.
We salute ya, Jim.
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9:17AM on 09/21/2012
75% of aliens wants to kill us. The other 25% develops adult onset diabetes via eating Reese's Pieces.
75% of aliens wants to kill us. The other 25% develops adult onset diabetes via eating Reese's Pieces.
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8:41AM on 09/21/2012
Lovely conclusion. However, I wish you'd add Special Effects as well. Special Effects have come so far in the last 50 years.
Lovely conclusion. However, I wish you'd add Special Effects as well. Special Effects have come so far in the last 50 years.
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8:39AM on 09/21/2012
Indy all the way!
Indy all the way!
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8:38AM on 09/21/2012
Science fiction at its best.
Science fiction at its best.
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8:09AM on 09/21/2012

Way to go out

Thanks for another great 10-Spot. I've always felt a bond with you over our shared man-love of Indy, and it's amazing how many other WTF 10-Spot picks over the years that can trump. Peace out, Homie. Respect.
Thanks for another great 10-Spot. I've always felt a bond with you over our shared man-love of Indy, and it's amazing how many other WTF 10-Spot picks over the years that can trump. Peace out, Homie. Respect.
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7:32AM on 09/21/2012
Aw man. Your lists tend to be some of the funniest articles on this site.

Is there some new article you might grace this site with?
Aw man. Your lists tend to be some of the funniest articles on this site.

Is there some new article you might grace this site with?
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6:54AM on 09/21/2012

Thanks, Jim

I've really enjoyed your lists over the years. Sometimes I didn't always agree with the rankings but it made me laugh damn near every time.
Thank you, Mr. Law.
I've really enjoyed your lists over the years. Sometimes I didn't always agree with the rankings but it made me laugh damn near every time.
Thank you, Mr. Law.
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6:53AM on 09/21/2012

Great List

This is a brilliant Top 10, so sad it's the last one :) Also - no Cameron here? Somehow expected to see him after the shout out earlier to sequels that improve on a perfect original...
This is a brilliant Top 10, so sad it's the last one :) Also - no Cameron here? Somehow expected to see him after the shout out earlier to sequels that improve on a perfect original...
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6:15AM on 09/21/2012
Double post? Ah, you deserve it.
Double post? Ah, you deserve it.
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6:06AM on 09/21/2012
I'm going to miss your Spots, Jaimito Law. I've always loved them because they are among the best at doing what I think any great list piece should do: Not just worst to best, but an organized stream of consciousness that offers a unique way of looking at any -- and I mean any -- given whole. Thanks for the always earnest and effortlessly hilarious reads, my man.
I'm going to miss your Spots, Jaimito Law. I've always loved them because they are among the best at doing what I think any great list piece should do: Not just worst to best, but an organized stream of consciousness that offers a unique way of looking at any -- and I mean any -- given whole. Thanks for the always earnest and effortlessly hilarious reads, my man.
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5:49AM on 09/21/2012

Aces

Quite possibly the finest article on this site. I was immediately on board with 90% of all your choices. But what I loved about this piece was the other 10% that made me say "Really?" when I saw those selections pictured. Once I read your reasons for putting them there, however, all was clear and I was left without retort. Well done, good sir. Good day to you. I SAID GOOD DAY!
Quite possibly the finest article on this site. I was immediately on board with 90% of all your choices. But what I loved about this piece was the other 10% that made me say "Really?" when I saw those selections pictured. Once I read your reasons for putting them there, however, all was clear and I was left without retort. Well done, good sir. Good day to you. I SAID GOOD DAY!
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5:41AM on 09/21/2012
You da man Jimmy!
You da man Jimmy!
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5:02AM on 09/21/2012
Great list(s) to go out on, Jim.
Great list(s) to go out on, Jim.
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4:41AM on 09/21/2012
JoBlo won't be the same...
The only article I was always checking up on to see if part two is already online...:((
Good Job!
JoBlo won't be the same...
The only article I was always checking up on to see if part two is already online...:((
Good Job!
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4:28AM on 09/21/2012
A great selection of four directors to stand shoulder-to-shoulder. Great that you had David Fincher up there with Hitchcock, Scorsese and Spielberg; his work is stunning, his style captivating and his craftsmanship undeniable (I still think he was robbed of the best director Oscar that was given to Tom Hooper of The King's Speech instead). I'd easily put Ridley Scott up there too. To add two relatively newer names to the list, JJ Abrams and Christopher Nolan. Robert Zemickis also deserves a
A great selection of four directors to stand shoulder-to-shoulder. Great that you had David Fincher up there with Hitchcock, Scorsese and Spielberg; his work is stunning, his style captivating and his craftsmanship undeniable (I still think he was robbed of the best director Oscar that was given to Tom Hooper of The King's Speech instead). I'd easily put Ridley Scott up there too. To add two relatively newer names to the list, JJ Abrams and Christopher Nolan. Robert Zemickis also deserves a shoutout; it's too bad he became consumed with dead-eyed motion capture flicks and I'm happy to see him back in the land of the living with 'Flight'.
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3:58AM on 09/21/2012
You are the LAW. . .
You are the LAW. . .
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3:50AM on 09/21/2012
Excellent. all these Aliens are what a childhood is shaped with.
Excellent. all these Aliens are what a childhood is shaped with.
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3:47AM on 09/21/2012
You did this list Justice
You did this list Justice
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3:25AM on 09/21/2012

Interesting insight

Its a nice article but...

I thought this was gonna be a top ten Mt Rushmores in movies. Whenever a movie parodies the famous statue, which did it the best.

Superman II
[link]
Mars Attack
[link]
Richie Rich
[link]

to give a few examples
Its a nice article but...

I thought this was gonna be a top ten Mt Rushmores in movies. Whenever a movie parodies the famous statue, which did it the best.

Superman II
[link]
Mars Attack
[link]
Richie Rich
[link]

to give a few examples
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2:49AM on 09/21/2012

Awesome Jim

I will miss The List- even if some other shmoe(s) take it over it won't be the same because your taste exemplifies everything that is great about this site. A respect for the classics while looking for innovation, a foot in the gutter and one in the clouds, taking a punch, taking a shot without wincing, admitting you have a heart, and no bullshit. This site isn't just guys who like guy movies, it's for people who love storytelling. Great list.
You better not be going anywhere.
I will miss The List- even if some other shmoe(s) take it over it won't be the same because your taste exemplifies everything that is great about this site. A respect for the classics while looking for innovation, a foot in the gutter and one in the clouds, taking a punch, taking a shot without wincing, admitting you have a heart, and no bullshit. This site isn't just guys who like guy movies, it's for people who love storytelling. Great list.
You better not be going anywhere.
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2:46AM on 09/21/2012
Always loved these columns and a great way to end, good choices all the way through
Always loved these columns and a great way to end, good choices all the way through
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2:22AM on 09/21/2012
Quite a way to end it. Bravo.
Quite a way to end it. Bravo.
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2:14AM on 09/21/2012

Thanks Law!

Always took the time to click through The Ten Spot (even back when it didn't require clicking) and I will definitely miss your humor in list form. Good thing we still have the podcast!
Always took the time to click through The Ten Spot (even back when it didn't require clicking) and I will definitely miss your humor in list form. Good thing we still have the podcast!
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