Mike Ettel

Mike Ettel is a freelance journalist who enjoys watching, reading, and writing science fiction. He’s still waiting for the day dinosaur cloning is made a reality, ethical implications be damned.
May
17
The top 10 John Hughes movies

The top 10 John Hughes movies

There are some directors you think of when certain movie genres come up: Alfred Hitchcock mastered the psychological thriller, Akira
12 min read
Apr
12
Every theatrical Star Wars film — ranked

Every theatrical Star Wars film — ranked

We went there.
17 min read
Mar
03
Every theatrical Batman film, ranked

Every theatrical Batman film, ranked

Before The Batman starts making these lists, let's see where things stand.
11 min read
Feb
02
The top 10 live-action fantasy movies from the ’80s

The top 10 live-action fantasy movies from the ’80s

With new advancements in special effects and the success of Star Wars in particular, studios and filmmakers turned their attention
9 min read
Jan
20
The top 10 representations of nerds in cinema

The top 10 representations of nerds in cinema

The definitive list is here.
9 min read
Dec
02
The top 10 sweetest pads owned by James Bond villains

The top 10 sweetest pads owned by James Bond villains

Don't act like you wouldn't want to live in these.
7 min read
Nov
17
10 music videos that homage classic horror cinema

10 music videos that homage classic horror cinema

Thanks to directors like David Fincher (Madonna’s “Vogue”), Michel Gondry (Kylie Minogue’s “Come into My World”), and Spike
6 min read
Nov
09
Top 10 kills of the Jurassic Park films

Top 10 kills of the Jurassic Park films

For many, Jurassic Park brings to mind warm, nostalgic memories of graceful long-necked Brachiosaurs munching treetops or the InGen chopper
9 min read
Nov
02
The 10 most underrated films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

The 10 most underrated films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Don't overlook these MCU gems.
13 min read
Oct
28
Top 10 spooky movies that are actually set on Halloween

Top 10 spooky movies that are actually set on Halloween

Halloween’s a pretty theatrical holiday. Maybe the most theatrical holiday. I mean, we carve faces in pumpkins and light
10 min read