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100 Movies - Number 2! (71-80)

Honorable Mention: Captain America

Genre - Action Adventure
Notable Cast - Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving
Synopsis - Determined to join the military, Steve Rogers agrees to a procedure which maximizes human potential. He then faces off against Germany's Hydra and Red Skull.
What I think - Chris Evans was great, especially after his turns in Push and as the Human Torch. Red Skull gets taken care of fairly anticlimactically. When Rogers wakes up in current day, it's a fun short ride. When his friend Bucky gets killed we are supposed to feel something. Basically beyond CA, there needed to be more development.
Interesting fact - They CGI'd the body of Steve Rogers until he becomes CA
How much did this movie make - $1.03 to everyone in Vietnam, Russia and Japan

80. Immortals

Genre - Action-Fantasy
Notable Cast - Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke, John Hurt
Synopsis - King Hyperion searches for a weapon that will free the Titans and enable them to overpower the gods and enslave man…

100 Movies - Number 2! (81-90)

Honorable Mention:  Thor

Genre - Action Adventure
Notable Cast - Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins
Synopsis - After getting cast out of his homeworld by his father Odin, Thor must earn back his powers to save his kingdom from his step brother Loki
What I think - Several comedic moments. The fight scenes are lacking. The actors make up for whatever is lacking in choreography. They introduce Hawkeye and he does nothing. 
Interesting fact - A fake town was created for the desert scene
How much did this movie make - 97 cents to everyone in the US, Canada and Mexico

90. Black Knight

Genre - Adventure-Comedy
Notable Cast - Martin Lawrence, Tom Wilkinson, Vincent Regan
Synopsis - A theme park entertainer gets sent back to the middle ages and gets recruited to save the Queen
What I think - The jokes about the times generally work. Still relatively shallow movie - mostly in the beginning and end. The fighting scenes are silly - we are supposed to believe ML can take on knights in battle …

100 Movies - Number 2! (91-100)

Finally made it through another 100 movies. It took a little less than a year, though took more than 6 months this time. I ranked every single one as before: 100 Movies Part 1

About each movie:
Keeping - Synopsis and cast
Adding - Genre, an interesting fact, the amount of money it would have made if put to some strange use

Six Honorable Mentions - basically movies I re-watched - good movies that I revisited which didn't count towards the 100. Headed for 1000! For the next 100 the goal is to include James Bond and Pixar marathons.

Honorable Mention: Easy A

Genre - Romantic-Comedy
Notable Cast - Emma Stone, Thomas Haden Church, Lisa Kudrow
Synopsis - A high school girl falsely defiles her character and then attempts to win back her school mates.
What I think - Emma Stone is entertaining, the family especially is funny. Lisa Kudrow is unlikable for the first time that I can remember. Solid high school comedy.
Interesting fact - Amanda Bynes last role
How much did this movie make - $1.15 for …

My 100 movies (as of 2006 - Pre Netflix) 10 - 1

10. Spiderman   

Followed in the footsteps of X-men and also improved upon the super hero genre. The second might be the best super hero movie ever. The third was not focused - Venom shouldn't have been done if Raimi didn't like him.

Peter Parker: You don't trust anyone, that's your problem.
J. Jonah Jameson: I trust my barber.    

9. Terminator

Terminator 2 is probably the best sequel of all time. James Cameron does some amazing things that even to this day hold up. The more movies and TV shows that get created, the more convoluted the story becomes. But the first two are in a class of their own.

Kyle Reese: Listen, and understand. That terminator is out there. It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead.

8. Braveheart

A long movie but every second is important. The ending is superb. The fight scenes step up any that come before it. They even build up…