For Action.....my favorite so far is the Transporter ....a newer one that you can rent now is Hostage with Bruce Willis....it was the latest in the Die Hard series but really one of the better ones for the bad guy's acting and the pace.
For Drama...I am still on with Sling Blade and another Billy Bob Thornton movie I can't remember the name of where he is a jail guard and Halle Berry is the wife of a convict and dates him....I think Josh Hartnett plays the son...harsh movie and full of racial tensions to real to discuss.
Shawshank Redemption another great one for revenge. :)
Mississipi Burning with Gene Hackman for racial tensions.
Men of Honour was another good one with Cuba Gooding Jr..
I also preferred the original LOngest Yard and the original Mean Machine...but I guess that is just me.
I have more than 300 movies at home...
oh yah for my all time favorite giggle movies.....
Friday, Next Friday, Friday After Next, How High, Half Baked, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, The Wash (snoop Dogg and Eminem), Car Wash (richard pryor and george carlin),Up In Smoke, L'il Pimp (bernie mac),Shallow Hal, Mr. 3000, Liar Liar, Bruce Allmighty....and soooo many more.
Dennis Miller - Raw Feed and Live from Washington DC
Chris Rock - Bigger and Blacker and Never Scared
Original Kings of Comedy
Latham Entertainment Presents
Before They Were Kings Vol 1
Before They Were Kings Vol 2
Eddie Murphy - Delirious (Raw was a bad number 2...funny but too much on the swearing to be good)
Oh my....I guess I love WAY TOO Many to pick a favorite. :)
Hope there was a new name in a category that you like.
I don't know jack about the newer films so will recommend a few classics. Plus it's always good to look at the 'old school' once in a while.
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Cheech and Chong - all movies!
Fight Club - Read the book (Chuck Palanski) it's even better!
Rebel without a Cause (James Dean, Natalie Wood)
East of Eden (James Dean)
Giant (James Dean, Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor)
El Mariachi (subtitle is better than dubbed)
7 Samurai (I think) - This the Japanese movie that the Magnificent 7 is based on
Way of the Gun
Leon - The Professional
ps: Bella Moon, found it funny when you mentioned not liking remakes. Mag 7 and many others ARE remakes, most people just don't know it.
I LUV MOVIES! I thought Sideways started a little slow, then it had some hilarious moments, then it took a sharp turn to making the characters look pathetic. It was a strange flick, but worth watching.
I like horror movies that are psychologically thrilling; not because I like being scared, but I'm a writer so I simply appreciate the ability of a writer who can sneek in a social message or arouse certain emotions in their audience.
Fahrenheight 451 (1966), Night Breed, A-I, 28 Days Later, all pretty much follow the same theme of man's inhumanity towards man.
I LUV the action stuff too: Jurrasic Park, Independence Day, Blade, old Jet Li karate flicks, Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold... OK that's enough.
Million Dollar Baby is now one of my all time faves. Try the book: 'Rope Burns, Stories from the Corner', by F.X. Toole. It's a short story collection, & the one they scripted the movie from is much more raw.
Liked Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants. Sounded fluffy in reviews. I saw it because it was part of a double feature---& loved it. Well-written, very human. Touched deeply on racial issues, family issues, sexuality, death...
SNKERBAR2005 write: He's right, (Hitch) is my suprise movie of the Year, still have a smile on my face from that movie,,, Million Dollar baby almost had me crying, I say almost,,Down in the Delta with Wesley Snipes now that movie makes me cry but don't tell anyone. My movie of the Year is Crash or maybe Hotel Rawanda, or Ray, or even the latest Jet Lee movie which is the, yes thats the movie I recomend for u (Kash) hit me back and let me know if we have the same taste in movies,,could someone tell us the name of Jet Lee's latest movie. Found it,, the movie is Unleashed go get that Kash and tell me what u think,,,
I LOVED Ray and ran out to get the movie soundtrack. I love asian films like Jet Lee and anything with the wild flights through the air. I did just see Boondock Saints and have to watch it again. Saw Batman returns and found the costume was so overdone that I couldn't get into the character too well. I know, it seems like a minor distraction, but Val did a much better job!!!! Thanks Snicker for thinking of me!!
Million Dollar Baby was great! Hitch, Longest Yard also good. I just saw Diary of a Mad Black Woman and I think all women that have been cheated on, left with nothing by their gready, selfish husbands MUST see this one. Better yet we should all see it (women).
He's right, (Hitch) is my suprise movie of the Year, still have a smile on my face from that movie,,, Million Dollar baby almost had me crying, I say almost,,Down in the Delta with Wesley Snipes now that movie makes me cry but don't tell anyone. My movie of the Year is Crash or maybe Hotel Rawanda, or Ray, or even the latest Jet Lee movie which is the, yes thats the movie I recomend for u (Kash) hit me back and let me know if we have the same taste in movies,,could someone tell us the name of Jet Lee's latest movie. Found it,, the movie is Unleashed go get that Kash and tell me what u think,,,
weezer write: Have you seen the original version of Longest Yard? Great movie with Burt in the lead role. I guess a remake of The Dirty Dozen, Magnificant Seven is in our future; or god forbid, some Tammy movies! You can tell I'm not big on remakes. . . lol
scafutti write: I thought "The Kingdom of Heaven" tried too hard to be an epic film, and didn't make it in my view. Too much formula violence and spectacle. "Hitch" caught me offguard....I liked it quite a bit.
Have you seen the original version of Longest Yard? Great movie with Burt in the lead role. I guess a remake of The Dirty Dozen, Magnificant Seven is in our future; or god forbid, some Tammy movies! You can tell I'm not big on remakes. . . lol
Yuup, I too am in agreeance.... Sideways... pretty dull, notebook... a tear jerker... Don't know that I can offer any great advice on other movies... I loved Million Dollar Baby... I cried like a baby... it was embarassing..! Thank goodness I didn't go and see it with one of my male friends, they would have had a great laugh at my expense... Have u seen it?