Monday, February 21, 2011

My 100 movies (as of 2006 - Pre Netflix) 50 - 41

50. Field of Dreams
James Earl Jones is amazing in this baseball movie which at the heart is a father-son story. It's got lots of fantasy, faith and a fantastic ending. Good score.

Terence Mann: I'm going to beat you with a crowbar until you leave.
Ray Kinsella: You can't do that.
Terence Mann: No, there are no rules here.
Ray Kinsella: You're a pacifist!
Terence Mann: Shit.


49. Golden Eye
First Brosnan Bond movie as well as the best. Classic villians and a decent story, great settings and classic bond guns/gadgets all combine here.

Alec Trevelyan: Good luck with the floor James. I've set the timers for six minutes, the same six minutes you gave me. It was the least I could do for a "friend".
Natalya Simonova: What does he mean?
James Bond: We've got three minutes.


48. Austin Powers
Trilogy of Mike Myers. He plays both the lead villian and our 70's hero. Spoofs of James Bond and other 'things'. All 3 are pretty good, though I don't like Heather Graham.

Ivana: When did you get "The Clapper"?
Austin: November, 1964, Dutch East Indies, shore leave.


47. Jurassic Park
Amazing effects which still look good to this day. Dinosaur disaster movie. Score is amazing. The kids are annoying in this but every other character adds something.

Samuel Jackson: Hold on to your butts.


46. Ace Ventura
I could quote this entirely at some point. Just something new and refreshing at the time. Jim Carey's character is classic. The second isn't quite as good, but still a very fun ride.

Ace: If you were me, then I'd be you, and I'd use *your* body to get to the top. You can't stop me no matter who you are! Loser!


45. Major League
Thee Baseball movie. It's got Charlie Sheen and Wesley Snipes. It's all about the characters who are entertaining. Two falls off a bit(no Snipes), but the third is abysmal.

Willie Mays Hayes: Call the stewardess, Vaughn. I need one of those bags.
Rick Vaughn: There aren't any stewardesses.
Willie Mays Hayes: I wonder if they are any pilots.


44. Robin Hood Prince of Thieves
Another Costner movie? Oh nos. I really like this movie (obviously), I think it got a raw deal though it's possible I'm just remembering it as a childhood movie. Men in Tights gets slammed worse.

Guy of Gisborne: Why a spoon, cousin? Why not an axe?
Sheriff of Nottingham: Because it's DULL, you twit. It'll hurt more.


43. The Ring
This movie scared me, from the crawling girl to dead faces. It had mystery elements and even Brian Cox. Don't think I liked the kid.

Noah: I'm sure it's a lot scarier at night.


42. Saw
Cheaply made, doesn't make sense in a lot of places, but I loved the whole thing. The twist endings at the end add new layers to the movies.

Jigsaw: Most people are so ungrateful to be alive, but not you, not any more...


41. Naked Gun
Based off of Police Squad series is a trilogy of detective spoofs. Leslie Nielsen is Lt. Frank Drebin, and Priscilla Presley plays his love interest. Oh and OJ Simpson.

Mayor: Drebin, I don't want anymore trouble like you had last year on the South Side. Understand? That's my policy.
Frank: Yes. Well, when I see 5 weirdos dressed in togas stabbing a guy in the middle of the park in full view of 100 people, I shoot the bastards. That's *my* policy.
Mayor: That was a Shakespeare-In-The-Park production of "Julius Caesar", you moron! You killed 5 actors! Good ones.


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