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My Favorite Movies

  • Oct 3, 2009
I have a lot of favorite movies. Maybe they aren't all masterpieces or unoriginal picks but they are my favorites.
1
Fargo (1996)
What started my love of the Coen brothers movies from when I first saw it in 1997. A story of the worst plan of crime in movie history put together by a real numbskull of a man. Part dark comedy and part crime caper drama. Never did so much go so wrong with such stupidity and it's fantastic.
See the full review, "FARGO: Come see our stupid criminals, bloody woodchippers and Babe the Blue Ox, Oh JA!".
2
Jackie Brown
Perhaps my favortie of Tarantino's films that reaffirmed my love of his talents. Full of laid back exchanges where characters sit and talk and act like normal people with the story involving a gunrunners money and who can get ahold of it. No performance is bad and among them, Robert Forrester's world weary bail bondsman is the stand out.
See the full review, "It doesn't have to live up to past expectations to be great".
3
Alien
The original and still the best of the Alien series has a great cast and a truly suspenseful feeling of dread as the movie proceeds about a spaceship full of miners on the way home that picks up a deadly creature that continues to grow and transform into a fearsome beast that preys on the crew. Atmospheric as hell and continues to this day to be potent.
See the full review, ""Mommy! mommy! look what followed me home!"".
4
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
What remians to me the finest Star Trek movie that is chock full of story elements that stays true to Star Treks roots of current world events and sends the original cast out on a high note. Great sets and soundtrack with great performances from the crew and supporting players.
See the full review, "Going into retirement full force".
5
UHF
UHF
Weird Al Yankovic was one of my childhood heroes and his movie about a daydreamer who can't hold a job getting put in charge of a low rent TV station is full of classic sight gags and comedic characters like the infantile janitor Stanley Spadowski, tetched delivery man Raul Hernandez and wicked rival station owner R.J. Fletcher. Too bad a sequel never got made.
See the full review, "Would UHF gone satelite if it was made today?".
6
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
The best of the Star Wars movies has Luke learning the ways of the force with Yoda while Han Solo and Leia run from Darth Vader's armada. Great story with wonderful development of characters and action with the most unforgettable endings ever.
See the full review, ""Your ruining my movie!"".
7
Movie Poster
My personal favorite of the James Bond movies had a good three years to cook to make a well crafted piece of escapism with Roger Moore's best turn as Bond on a quest for missing nuclear submarines alongside a sexy Russian agent. Plenty of my favorites from the Bond series from Bond Girl Barbara Bach, the Lotus Esprit submarine car, the steel toothed Jaws, Carly Simon's theme song and it's set pieces by Ken Adam.
See the full review, "Submarines, a car that can turn into one and a man with metal teeth. A license to print money.".
8
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Supersized follow up to the original Terminator has Arnold "being back" this time to protect the Connor family against the evil shapeshifting T-1000, who makes one of the most unforgetable villians ever. Mindblowing special effects still hold up today, the story of a possible nuclear holocuast is stirring and the action is fantastic.
See the full review, "I judge thee awesome".
9
Poster
Best of the Batmans with Batman taking on the compassionless Joker who is planning on instigating a rain of chaos and murder on Gotham city unless Batman turns himself in. Dark from start to finish and rarely lets up for a minute. Heath Ledgers turn as Joker is unique and the story is surprisingly dense.
See the full review, "Darkness only lasts till dawn: Gotham is in perpetual nightfall".
10
Bad Santa (2003)
A new favorite for the Holidays has a drunken letch and his midget sidekick ripping off malls under the guise as Santa and and elf during the Christmas season. Plenty of unPC actions, jokes and lines fill out the running time. Been a while since I laughed this hard and make sure you see Badder Santa instead of the other versions.
See the full review, ""Mommy! Santa smells like beer!"".

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Born in Wausau Wisconsin. Move at an early age to Ventura California and lived for 8 years. Growing up in a big city landscape didn't prepare me for my next move: Archbold Ohio with a population of … more
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