Alex's Top 10 of 2014
1. Mommy
2. Whiplash
3. Force Majeure
4. Selma
5. The Overnighters
6. Blind
7. John Wick
8. Snowpiercer
9. The Imitation Game
10. Birdman
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Ethan's Top 10 of 2014
1. Wild
2. Boyhood
3. Whiplash
4. Guardians / Galaxy
5. The LEGO Movie
6. Gone Girl
7. Life Itself
8. Birdman
9. The Raid 2
10. They Came Tgthr
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Alex Billington
Founder / Owner / President

Fav Top 10:
1) LOTR: Return of the King
2) Saving Private Ryan
3) City of God
4) The Fifth Element
5) Raiders of the Lost Ark
6) Metropolis
7) Starship Troopers
8) Ocean's Eleven (2001)
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Andrew Soeldner

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1) Avatar
2) Star Wars
3) The Matrix
4) Contact
5) Fight Club
6) Lord of the Rings
7) Aliens
8) Serenity
9) American Beauty
10) Se7en

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Fav Actors: Tom Hanks / Russell Crowe / Matthew McConaughey / Johnny Depp
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Ethan Anderton
Managing Editor

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1) Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
2) Back to the Future
3) Raiders of the Lost Ark
4) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
5) Almost Famous
6) Saving Private Ryan
7) Ghostbusters
8) The Graduate
9) Forrest Gump
10) Rain Man

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Fav Actors: Philip Seymour Hoffman / Tom Cruise / Mark Ruffalo / Bill Murray / Ryan Gosling
Fav Actress: Natalie Portman / Kate Winslet / Carey Mulligan / Emma Stone / Anne Hathaway

Jeremy Kirk
Jeremy Kirk
Staff Writer / Podcast (TGB) Host

Fav Top 10:
1) Halloween
2) The Godfather
3) Jaws
4) Pulp Fiction
5) Rear Window
6) The Thing
7) Raiders of the Lost Ark
8) Star Wars
9) Full Metal Jacket
10) Cool Hand Luke

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Fav Actors: Gene Hackman / James Caan / Lee Van Cleef / Daniel Day-Lewis
Fav Actress: Cate Blanchett / Katherine Hepburn / Charlize Theron / Julianne Moore

Tim Buel
Tim Buel
Podcast (TGB) Producer & Host

Fav Top 10:
1) Alien
2) LOTR: Return of the King
3) Boogie Nights
4) The Thing
5) Goodfellas
6) Rear Window
7) Sympathy for Lady Vengeance
8) Jaws
9) That Thing You Do
10) The Great Escape

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Fav Actors: Bryan Cranston / Sam Rockwell / Song Kang-ho / Hugh Jackman
Fav Actresses: Cate Blanchett / Zoe Saldana / Edie Falco

Joey Magidson
Joey Magidson
Awards Staff Writer

Fav Top 10:
1) The Shawshank Redemption
2) Chasing Amy
3) Pulp Fiction
4) The Fountain
5) Almost Famous
6) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
7) Young Frankenstein
8) Magnolia
9) Annie Hall
10) Leaving Las Vegas

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Fav Actors: Ryan Gosling / John Cusack / Tom Cruise / Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Fav Actress: Scarlett Johansson / Zooey Deschanel / Michelle Williams / Zoe Kazan

Brandon Tenney
Brandon Lee Tenney
Contributing Writer

Fav Top 10:
1) 2001: A Space Odyssey
2) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
3) Planet of the Apes (1968)
4) Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
5) Magnolia
6) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
7) Closer
8) Aliens
9) Young Frankenstein
10) LOTR: Return of the King

Fav Directors: Stanley Kubrick / Jean-Pierre Jeunet / Darren Aronofsky / James Cameron
Fav Actors: Viggo Mortensen / Will Smith / Robert Downey Jr. / Tom Cruise / Chiwetel Ejiofor
Fav Actress: Rachel McAdams / Natalie Portman / Gina Torres / Amy Adams / Penelope Cruz