IMDB logoI can't believe that the IMDB was created in 1990. 1990! When I went to college in 1991, I was one of only a handful of people I knew who even had an email address, and the whole "internet" thing remained murky to me for at least the next year. Clearly I was the opposite of cutting edge, because some people were already zipping around on the net, looking up all the luscious movie info that I was still finding in books. Dammit. If only I had known!

One of the most interesting things on the special 15th Anniversary site the IMDB people have set up is a bunch of lists (mmm...lists) of what their staffers think are the "top" movies since 1990. There's also an overall list, created by compiling the staff opinions - Fight Club, The Matrix, and Pulp Fiction are the top three (in that order). I never know what these lists really mean - Is "top" best? Most influential? Favorite? - but they're always fun to look at. Oddly, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl pops up on a lot of the personal lists. While I enjoyed it a ton, I had no idea it was thought of so highly. It's reassuring to run into Groundhog Day on few of them, but deeply disturbing to see Mystery Men on HB's list - they better keep an eye on that guy. And where is Out of Sight?! I've always told myself that I'm not the only one who thinks it's truly extraordinary, but it looks like it's time to leave that fantasy behind. Sigh.

Anyway, take a look at the staff lists - there are employees galore, with opinions for all of us to hate and adore.
tags fandom
categories Cinematical