Movies that put the "story" in prehistory!
For the first time since 2008's 10,000 B.C., a caveman movie was the number one movie at the box office this weekend, with DreamWorks Animation's The Croods raking in $44 million domestically and another $62 million in international ticket sales. The Croods takes place during the "Croodaceous Era," a time when modern animals had yet to fully evolve and a neanderthal girl like Eep (voiced by Emma Stone) could fall for a homo sapien boy like Guy (Ryan Reynolds).
Our prehistoric past has long been a source of entertainment on the big screen, inspiring movies of all different genres, from goofy comedies like Encino Man to gritty dramas like Quest for Fire. However they are depicted, cavemen are infinitely fascinating because, quite simply, they are us, but without cars, microwaves, cell phones or personal hygiene. Put on your wooly britches and bone jewelry and help us choose the movies that best depict our prehistoric ancestors.
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Posted 03.25.13 by BrentJS
We don't really have to start campaigning for truth-of-narrative warning labels on historical movies, do we?
After all, the recent The Young Victoria and the upcoming The Last Station — the latter about the turmoil at the end of Leo Tolstoy's life — may take a few dramatic liberties with the facts, but all in all, they remain faithful to the lives of their subjects. And anyway, most people are smart enough to know that these things aren't meant to be documentaries; one should enjoy the show, without taking it all at face value.
Nevertheless, there's taking liberties, and then there's throwing the encyclopedia madly out the window. We've decided as a public service to compile a list of movies where the portrayal of historical figures has strayed significantly far from actual history. Read Top 10 Least Trustworthy Historical Figures in Movies, or embarrass yourself at parties later. Posted 01.14.10 by reelz
To say that we were saddened by the passing of Dom DeLuise is an understatement. This comedy legend, and favorite of Mel Brooks, has been responsible for some of the biggest movie laughs of all time.
So to honor him, we take a moment to highlight some of his best comedic achievements in movies, including classic exchanges and quotes, in Top 5 Dom DeLuise Movie Roles. Posted 05.06.09 by reelz