Sunday, April 29, 2007

The Unmissables Vol I

1-10 of the 100 movies you MUST see in your lifetime. According to me.

Boondock Saints
Two brothers are determined to rid Boston of its worst criminals, but they must avoid the FBI agent hot on their trail. Funny, dramatic, and very, very badass.
Sean Patrick Flannery, Norman Reedus, and Willem DaFoe.

V for Vendetta
The hero is a terrorist named V who fights for freedom in a Guy Fawkes mask. The heroine is a girl who finds out what the creature behind the mask really is. Man or monster? Excellent, exceedingly well-acted by Weaving, very political.
Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, and Stephen Rea

Forrest Gump
Forrest tells the story of America through his eyes; from JFK to Elvis to Vietnam. All the while he is searching for his one true love, Jenny.
Tom Hanks, Robin Wright Penn, and Gary Sinise

The Notebook
The story of two young lovers, separated by time. The story is read to an old woman by an old man in a nursing home. Dramatic and romantic.
Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams, and James Garner

Once Upon a Time in Mexico
El Mariachi, his two partners, a corrupt government, an errant CIA agent, and one too many lovers. Not to mention blackmail and betrayal. Love hurts. But revenge is sweet.
Johnny Depp, Antonia Banderas, and Salma Hayek

A Roman general is betrayed by a emperor, his family brutally murdered. He returns as a gladiator to seek revenge, defying emperor and empire.
Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, and Connie Nielson

Everyone, including ruthless hitmen, bumbling burglers, bare-knuckle boxers, crooked collectors, and sly gypies, are racing to possess a diamond worth millions. The confusion makes for one of the most hilarious movies in the comedy genre.
Jason Statham, Brad Pitt, and Stephen Graham

Time is running out as a Texas-sized meteor heads for earth. The world depends on a team of deep-core drillers who must nuke the meteor from the inside.
Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thorton, Liv Tyler, and Ben Affleck

Orange County
When his dreams of going to Stanford are shattered, Shaun Brumder sets out to put those dreams back together with the help of his brother and girlfriend. Hilarity ensues.
Colin Hanks and Jack Black

The Fifth Element
Far into the future, a corrupt bussinessman, Mr. Zorg, wants to destroy Earth. It's up to a former military man, a clueless priest, a warrior princess, and a clueless talk show host to save the day in the funniest action movie you'll ever see.
Bruce Willis, Mila Jovovich, Chris Tucker, and Gary Oldman

The movies above all deserve at least four out of five stars. Superb acting, real plots, excellent storylines, comedy, drama, romance, and action. Stay tuned for the next ten!

Special Recommendations: Boondock Saints, Snatch, and Forrest Gump (And the Notebook.)

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