Movie Director Rankings

After reading the awful list that EW.com compiled, Kotite's Corner decided to poll their entertainment contributors in order to establish an actual top 25 living directors. We compiled this by balancing both history and current relevance.

1. Christopher Nolan - Memento, Batman Begins, The Prestige, The Dark Knight

2. Martin Scorsese - Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Casino, The Departed, Shutter Island

3. Steven Spielberg - Jaws, E.T., Jurassic Park, Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan

4. Quentin Tarantino - Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Kill Bill, Ingourious Basterds

5. James Cameron - The Terminator, Aliens, True Lies, Titanic, Avatar

6. Darren Aronofsky - Pi, Requiem for a Dream, The Wrestler

7. Coen Brothers - Raising Arizona, Fargo, The Big Lebowski, No Country For Old Men

8. Clint Eastwood - Unforgiven, Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino, Invictus

9. David Fincher - Seven, Fight Club, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

10. Paul Thomas Anderson - Boogie Nights, Magnolia, Punch Drunk Love, There Will Be Blood

11. Ron Howard - Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind, The Da Vinci Code, Frost/Nixon

12. Jason Reitman - Thank You For Smoking, Juno, Up in The Air

13. Steven Soderbergh - Traffic, Ocean's Eleven, Che, The Informant

14. Peter Jackson - Lord of the Rings, King Kong, The Lovely Bones

15. Tim Burton -Beetle Juice, Batman, Edward Scissorhands, Big Fish, Alice in Wonderland

16. Sam Mendes - American Beauty, Road to Perdition, Jarhead, Revolutionary Road

17. Danny Boyle - Trainspotting, 28 Days Later, Slumdog Millionaire

18. Spike Jonze -Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, Where the Wild Things Are

19. Spike Lee - Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X, He Got Game, Summer of Sam, Inside Man

20. Michael Mann - The Last of the Mohicans, Heat, The Insider, Ali, Collateral

21. Wes Anderson - Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Darjeeling Limited

22. Paul Greengrass - The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum, United 93

23. Guillermo Del Toro - Hellboy, Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy 2

24. J.J. Abrams
- Mission Impossible 3, Star Trek

25. Ang Lee - Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Brokeback Mountain, Taking Woodstock


Shuster Suck

Shuster taking it from the other countries

Listen, if you don't watch curling, I don't like you, so stop reading. I have never curled before. I honestly do not know shit about curling. But every 4 years I watch it and it has become my favorite Olympic sport. So after Torino's surprise bronze medal for the Americans, I had some-what high hopes...possibly a medal again. These thoughts were quickly squashed by Shitty Shuster and his awful performance. If the game were on the line in 4 separate occasions and I had just one rock to curl down the ice, I would not make any of them. You know what is different between Shuster and I.....nothing! His wikipedia page has been hacked multiple times today with hilarious faux facts about him that were much better written than this. My personal favorite was something along the lines of this, "After choking in so many important curling events, Shuster is now known as the Donovan McNabb of curling." Whoever you are who wrote those today, thank you and I am sorry for butchering your quote (like anyone reads this) One good thing about today, is I just found out about this hot ice dancing chick on the US, Tanith Belbin (see below) and she agrees that Shuster sucks!


Eagles' Management: The KGB of the NFL?

With the elevation of Howie Roseman to GM of the Birds, the Eagles' brain trust has openly (though inadvertently) revealed itself as the NFL's version of Russia's KGB-dominated dictatorship. The similarities are simply mind-boggling. First, though, a brief Russian history recap: Russia's leadership consists of a President, who has traditionally been the head of government, and a Prime Minister, who was usually a figure-head administrator of the Communist Party. Vladimir Putin, a long-time official of Russia's infamously brutal spy organization the KGB, was "elected" President in 2000 and served the requisite two 4-year terms ending in 2008. To retain absolute power and control after his presidency, Putin in 2008 appointed himself (through his minions) Prime Minister, and ensured that his hand-picked puppet, Dmitry Medvedev, was "elected" President. In this way, Putin shifted dictatorial authority from the Presidency to the Prime Minister, thereby retaining absolute power over the government. Now, substitute the Eagles' Coach/General Manager for the Russian President/Prime Minister, and we can clearly see the self-serving, manipulative dishonesty of this GM appointment, not to mention the petty dictatorial mindset of the Lurie/Banner/Reid cabal. Rather than consider an independent football outsider who can train a fresh eye on the perennial meltdowns of this perennially underachieving organization, the insecure tyrants of NovaCare appoint an inexperienced bean-counting lackey in Roseman who will in no way challenge the status quo. In this way, Reid -- the Vladimir Putin control freak of Eagledom -- retains absolute power and authority over all personnel decisions, despite no longer carrying the titular GM designation in combination with Head Coach. Reid, with the backing of the clueless Lurie & Banner bean-counting sisters, further consolidates his control over this sorry organization, ensuring there will be no internal whispers of dissent to challenge his arrogant, myopic decisions. And, unfortunately for the fans, the endless term of Comrade Reid, like that of Putin, is destined to produce nothing but more helpless misery for the general public. Once again, the Eagles' brass proves its incompetency and, even worse, its timidity.