I am a major film boffin! I really can't get enough film! I recently just spent quite a bit of money on a home entertainment system for my room and I love it so much! Incase your interested it's the Sony MHC-S9D. It has become my new best friend! It has a 3 DVD changer to save those lazy legs, it has Dolby Pro Logic and DTS decoding, 2x120 watt speakers with 3x40 watt speakers, Radio, double tape deck, minidisc player and a HUGE remote control! I now own about 150 DVD's.
I love talking about films and so I have decided to write a bit on just some of my ultimate favourites.
They're not in any particular order except the matrix is the best film ever (all the matrix's) and so they had to be first! It is also so good that I made a page for it. All the rest appear below the list.
First rule of Fight Club: You do not talk about Fight Club. So, right away, I'm in trouble with this bleak, profoundly disturbing, testosterone-laden contemporary study of emasculation and insanity. Edward Norton is the nameless narrator. He's a bored, bitter, yuppie insomniac with no family or close friends. For company, he joins cancer and other disease-support groups, while Brad Pitt is Tyler Durden, a devious, charismatic anarchist who challenges him, taunting "How much can you know about yourself if you've never been in a fight?" He introduces Norton to the raw, animalistic instinct for survival. When their bare-fist brawls outside a bar attract cheering crowds, they create an underground network of secret, private clubs where self-destructive, disillusioned professionals can seek solace from despair by pummelling each other to smithereens. "This is your life," Durden says, "and it's ending one day at a time." Soon Durden becomes a subversive cult hero, a grungy messiah for the sado-masochists of an emotionally-dead generation suffering from the onslaught of consumerism and technology. And Helena Bonham Carter is the funny, foul-mouthed, chain-smoking, self-help junkie who comes between the two men. Adapted for the screen by Jim Uhls from Chuck Palahniuk's gritty best-seller and directed by David Fincher ("Seven"), it's a fast-paced, stylised man's movie, exploring the psychology of violence, complete with a sub-plot involving bath soap made from human body fat from a liposuction clinic. Both Norton and Pitt deliver knockout performances, relishing the wry, cruel nihilist humour. On the Granger Movie Gauge of 1 to 10, "Fight Club" is an insidious, cynical, savage 8. But it's socially irresponsible and repellent in its graphic depictions of extreme violence and brutality.
I'm sure we can discuss these movies just like the responsible adults that we are. Isn't that right, mr poopy pants?! These movies are a "quote a minute", hysterical satire on life as an LA police officer. Originally a short-lived TV series (Police squad), The Zucker's did for the Police world what they did with airports in the movie Airplane. These movies have it all: good writing, great acting, biting comedy and of course, Leslie Nielsen. It's the over the top things and the subtle things that make these movies so great. In every scene, look around the room and you'll see dinosaur shadows, crazy street signs, and other things that add to the brilliance of the films.
I know giving it a 9.5 is bold but this author thinks these are the funniest movies, bar none.
Lara Croft, the world’s most famous video-game heroine, bursts onto the big screen in the most stylish and entertaining action-adventure movie in years. Exploring lost empires, finding priceless treasures, punishing villains in mortal combat… it’s all in a day’s work for adventurer Lara Croft (Angelina Jolie). But a secret from her father’s (Jon Voight) past is about to lead Lara to her greatest challenge: The Triangle of Light, a legendary artefact with the power to alter space and time. Lara must find the Triangle before it falls into the clutches of the Illuminati, a secret society bent on world domination. To stop the Illuminati, Lara will have to survive a cross-continental chase faced with unimaginable danger. But for the Tomb Raider, Danger is the name of the game.
City banker, Andy Dufresne, (Tim Robbins) arrived at Shawshank prison in 1947 convicted of two brutal murders, he received a double life sentence. He discovers that when they send you to Shawshank state prison for life… that’s exactly what they take. Within the confines of Shawshank, Andy forms an unlikely friendship with the prison ‘fixer’ Red (Morgan Freeman). He also becomes popular with the warden and the prison guards, as Andy is able to use his banking experience to help the corrupt officials amass personal fortunes. With an extraordinary twist in the tale, Andy finds that survival comes down to a simple choice, get busy living or, get busy dying.
I did not write the above reviews! I do have some sort of a life!
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