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2012. 97 Minutes. Rated R.
Quote: America is not a country. It’s a business.
Killing Them Softly is another notch on Brad’s belt. Wanna know a guy with some range? Brad Pitt, that’s the guy. What can’t he do? He made me care about BASEBALL while watching Money Ball. That’s talent.
This movie cuts right to the chase. It tells a good story without wasting our time. It doesn’t invent a bunch of extra junk and drag us through boring plot devices. It’s got simple goals, and for that reason, it succeeds.
I have a big sleeve full of tattoos. Some of you already know this about me. I have it top to bottom with all my favorite “wise men” from film, Obi-Wan, Yoda and Gandalf, to Doc Brown, Mr. Miyagi, Mickey Goldmill, and Willy Wonka… and a few others. It’s all over the place. What you might NOT know… is that I have a secret tattoo, underneath my arm, near my pit (pee youuuu). It’s not a good guy either. It’s a BAD GUY.
154 Minutes. 1997. Rated R.
This is the third film from two-time Academy Award Winner, QuentinTarantino. It’s no easy task to follow the first two: Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction. To date, most people will tell you that Jackie Brown was their “least favorite” Tarantino film; I, in fact, happen to agree. He’s one of my favorite directors and so far, in 21 years of directing, he’s only made seven films. The guy takes his time, and he does it right. I love them all, this one the least, however. Let’s be clear, though: this is a great movie, with a rock-solid cast.
You don’t know who The Predator is? Come ON! He’s that good looking Alien who messed Arnold UP back in ’87.
It’s really not even a him though, it’s a them. The Predators come from outer space. They’re an extremely advanced alien race, who are so superior to essentially everyone, that their sole purpose for existence has now become strictly to hunt and do battle with any foe they deem worthy.
1973. 88 minutes. Rated R.
Quote: They do love their divinity lessons.
Just wow. Blown away by this trifle rarity. How did I never experience this confusion before? It was like a smack right in the face, first thing in the morning. This was recommended by one of my favorite library patrons, you know who you are.
The Wicker Man tells the story of a mystery… nay, a conspiracy. A constable named Sergeant Howie (Edward Woodward) appears on an island. A young girl has gone missing among the townspeople. At least…somebody called that in to the mainland. He is generally poorly received by the islanders, and in fact at first, they tell him he can’t come on to the island and that he should row his little boat back to his little plane.
These guys had an absolutely perfect system figured out. I truly believe that they needed each other just as much as any of the truly great comedy duos such as Martin and Lewis, Abbott and Costello, Williams and Marshall, Cheech and Chong, Laurel and Hardy, Lemmon and Matthau, Ball and Vance, Wilder and Pryor and you know what, how about Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly?
The return of Quentin Tarantino to the director’s chair was spectacular as expected and FUNNY! In his latest blood-spattered adventure, we are brought back to the years just before the Civil War began, when this free land was in fact not so free. The film tells the story of Django (Jamie Foxx) a freed slave turned bounty hunter, whose sole purpose in life is to seek out his still enslaved wife. Django’s new mentor and partner is a dentist also turned bounty hunter. Angry with the slave trade in general, and inspired by the Django’s story, the two join forces, guns ablazing.
2012. 118 Minutes. PG-13.
Quote: What can I say, I give good wife.
I totally recall this time that Arnold Schwarzenegger made a subpar film in 1990 about a futuristic society where you never knew what was real and what wasn’t. At any other time in history, it would have failed miserably. It was 1990, though, and Arnold was KING. The lines were awful, the action was over the top, the graphics were… well hey, it was 1990. I loved it. Everyone loved it. It worked.
I’m a big fan of the ladies, who isn’t, right? Superb action heroes come in many forms, and thus, not always in the form of a dude.
It’s time to get down to the best of the best. Take a hike Angelina. No room for you on this list, Kate Beckinsale. I’m talking the BEST of the best. Hold onto your seats, people. Meet my top five female action heroes, in no order…(ok, in order).
#5 Milla Jovovich - Lee Loo / Alice
1964. 86 Minutes. Unrated.
Quote: This is Robert Morgan. If somebody can hear me, answer me. For God’s sake, ANSWER ME.
Finally. Quite possibly my favorite book (really it’s second on the list). It’s had several attempts of becoming a movie, and the rest all sucked. My feeble mind assumed that this original attempt, made around 50 years ago, would be as bad as its successors. Jed (future Librarian of the year) doesn’t steer me wrong too often, and I can admit when I’m wrong. This movie was great.