Topic: 24

12 Great Movies That Take Place In 24 Hours Or Less

12 Great Movies That Take Place In 24 Hours Or Less

It’s always really impressive to me when a movie can have a great plot with strong character development and tension without going past the 24-hour mark in story time. It can be really hard to make character relationships and conflict work in such a short period of time, but a lot of movies do it. In fact, there are a lot of examples that you might not have even realized used that format because it doesn’t feel like a gimmick. More »

6 Ways ‘The Event’ Differs From ‘Lost’ and ’24′

6 Ways 'The Event' Differs From 'Lost' and '24'

Last night was the second episode of The Event, which a lot of people are calling NBC’s attempt at “Lost meets 24,” two very popular shows that went off the air this year. And the show does seem to bite a lot from both those beloved cult programs style: there are tropical islands, a black president, and lots of plane crashes/fights with “others.” But as Damon Lindelof, Lost’s creator, pointed out last night on Twitter, “I think THE EVENT is swell, but if 24 and LOST really had a baby it would hate both its parents and regularly engage in torture.”

And while we think Damon Lindelof should shut up most of the time, he has a point. Here’s 6 other ways The Event has differentiated itself from its predecessors. More »