Sunday, April 29, 2012

Buried (2010)

Reynolds plays Paul Conroy, an American truck driver who is sent to Iraq to bring supplies there when his convoy is attacked. He wakes up and finds he's inside a coffin six feet underground, tied up and gagged with no knowledge of why or how he got there. With only a lighter, cell phone, flashlight, flask, pencil and glow sticks, Paul is taken hostage and is told that for a ransom of five million dollars he'll be released. Fighting for air and his sanity, it's an unbelievably claustrophobic race for survival. An extraordinarily intense thriller that you're not likely to forget about when it's over. Starring Ryan Reynolds 7/10 Rated R

Friday, April 27, 2012

Top Ten Films of Steve Buscemi

1. Fargo - 1996
Role Played: Carl Showalter

2. Reservoir Dogs - 1992
Role Played: Mr. Pink

3. Con-Air - 1997
Role Played:  Garland 'The Marietta Mangler' Greene

4. Armageddon - 1998
Role played: Rockhound

5. Airheads - 1994
Role Played: Rex

6. The Big Lebowski - 1998
Role Played:  Theodore Donald 'Donny' Kerabatsos

7. Ghost World - 2001
Role Played: Seymour

8. The Wedding Singer - 1998
Role Played: David 'Dave' Veltri

9. Pulp Fiction - 1994
Role Played: "Buddy Holly" waiter

10. Miller's Crossing - 1990
Role Played: Mink

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Splash (1984)

Allen Bauer lives in the city, sells food and is convinced he'll never love again after his wife leaves him. Until he travels to Cape Cod and is rescued by a beautiful woman who happens to be a mermaid. Allen finds himself instantly smitten with her, but doesn't know who she is or where she came from. Meanwhile, a man named Doctor Walter Kornbluth who also has an encounter with her tries to convince everyone that there's a real mermaid in New York City. A wonderfully imaginative romantic comedy; Hanks and Hannah are absolute magic together, and Levy and Candy are hilarious. Starring Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, John Candy, Eugene Levy, Dody Goodman 7/10 Rated PG

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Top Ten Films of Jack Nicholson

1. The Shining - 1980
2. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest - 1975
3. Chinatown - 1974
4. Easy Rider - 1969
5. Batman - 1989
6. A Few Good Men - 1992
7. As Good as it Gets - 1997
8. The Witches of Eastwick - 1987
9. The Bucket List - 2007
10. The Departed - 2006

Sunday, April 22, 2012

I Love You Phillip Morris (2010)

Steven Russell is a seemingly ordinary family man, but who because of an accident decides he's not going to pretend anymore and be who he really is; a gay man. But living life as a extravagant homosexual is an expensive one so Steven decides to become a con man. However the law catches up with him and he is sent to prison for insurance fraud. While in prison he meets and falls smitten with fellow inmate Phillip Morris, and for him Steven tries to change his criminal ways but finds it's not easy. Based on a true story, Jim Carrey is uproariously funny. Starring Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor, Leslie Mann 7/10 Rated R

Friday, April 20, 2012

Character Spotlight: The Joker

Real name unknown and with no other alias, The Joker loves destruction, anarchy and chaos. Donning a purple suit and painted up like a clown, he has a severely disfigured face which only enhances his menacing nature. He has no rules, and wants only one thing; to kill Batman, the masked vigilante of Gotham City. The Joker character has been played by many actors, including Jack Nicholson and Cesar Romero, but none more memorable than Heath Ledger's Joker in The Dark Knight. It's not a comical caricature like Nicholson, but it's a very dark and intensely scary character that will haunt your subconscious.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Top Ten Films of John Travolta

1. Saturday Night Fever - 1977
2. Pulp Fiction - 1994
3. Get Shorty - 1995
4. Grease - 1978
5. Urban Cowboy -1980
6. Face/Off - 1997
7. The Taking of Pelham 123 - 2009
8. Michael - 1996
9. Blow Out - 1981
10. Swordfish - 2001

Monday, April 16, 2012

Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)

In this two-part telling of the seventh and final book of the Harry Potter series, The Dark Lord Voldmort has become so strong he's taken over both The Hogwarts School and the Ministry of Magic, muggles and wizards are forced to evacuate their homes and go into hiding, fearful of being attacked and killed by Voldemort's followers, The Death Eaters. Harry, along with his friends Ron and Hermione begin to seek out three Horcrux lockets (which are able to keep the soul of the person who created them, even after the person has been obliterated) that are the key to defeating Voldemort. Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Alan Rickman, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Gambon, Jason Isaacs, Bill Nighy, David Thewlis, Julie Walters, Brendan Gleeson, John Hurt 8/10

Friday, April 13, 2012

25 Sexiest Film Characters

1. Bruce Wayne
Played by: Christian Bale
In the Film: Batman Begins
Best Line: "Does it come in black?"

2. Count Dracula  
Played by: Gary Oldman
In the Film: Bram Stoker's Dracula
Best Line: "I have crossed oceans of time to find you."

3. The Phantom
Played by: Gerard Butler 
In the Film: The Phantom of the Opera
Best Line: "You will curse the day you did not do, all that The Phantom asked of you!"

4. Patrick Bateman
Played by: Christian Bale
In the film: American Psycho
Best Line: "Don't just stare at it eat it!"

5. The Joker
Played by: Heath Ledger
In the Film: The Dark Knight
Best Line: "Why so serious?"

6. Sirius Black
Played by: Gary Oldman
In the Film: Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban
Best Line: "The ones that love us never really leave us."

7. Harvey Dent
Played by: Aaron Eckhart
In the film: The Dark Knight
Best Line: "I make my own luck."

8. The Sheriff of Nottingham
Played by: Alan Rickman
In the Film: Robin Hood Prince of Thieves
Best Line: "Locksley I'm gonna cut your heart out with a spoon!"

9. Arthur Dimmesdale
Played by: Gary Oldman
In the Film: The Scarlet Letter
Best Line: "In God's Eyes I am her husband!"

10. Eric Draven
Played by: Brandon Lee
In the Film: The Crow
Best Line: "I'm dead, and I move."

11. Drexel Spivey
Played by: Gary Oldman
In the Film: True Romance
Best Line: "I know I'm pretty, but I ain't as pretty as a couple of titties."

12. Stanley Kowalski
Played by: Marlon Brando
In the Film: A Streetcar named Desire
Best Line: "Hey Stellllaaa!!!"

13. Tyler Durden
Played by: Brad Pitt
In the Film: Fight Club
Best Line: "Now as a question of etiquette as I pass do I give you the ass or the crotch?"

14. Johnny Castle
Played by: Patrick Swayze
In the Film: Dirty Dancing
Best Line: "I don't see you fighting so hard, Baby. I don't see you running up to daddy telling him I'm your guy."

15. Norman Stansfield
Played by: Gary Oldman
In the Film: The Professional
Best Line: "Bring me everyone, Evverrryyoonnnee!"

16. Michael Corleone
Played by: Al Pacino
In the Film: The Godfather
Best Line: "I'll make him an offer he can't refuse."

17. William Wallace
Played by: Mel Gibson
In the Film: Braveheart
Best Line: "Every man dies, not every man really lives."

18. Maximus 
Played by: Russell Crowe
In the Film: Gladiator
Best Line: "My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next."

19. Jim Gordon
Played by: Gary Oldman
In the Film: The Dark Knight
Best Line: "He's a silent guardian, a watchful protector, a dark knight."

20. Jack Traven
Played by: Keanu Reeves
In the Film: Speed
Best Line: "I'm gonna rip your fucking heart out, I swear to God."


21. Jim Stark
Played by: James Dean
In the Film: Rebel Without a Cause
Best Line: "You're tearing me apart!"

22. John McClane
Played by: Bruce Willis
In the Film: Die Hard
Best Line: "Yippeekiyay motherfucker."

23. Ichabod Crane
Played by: Johnny Depp
In the Film: Sleepy Hollow

Best Line: "Villainy wears many masks, none of which so dangerous as virtue."

24. Mad Max Rockatansky
Played by: Mel Gibson
In the Film: Mad Max
Best Line: "If you're lucky you can hack your ankle in five minutes; go."

25. Sailor Ripley
Played by: Nicolas Cage
In the Film: Wild at Heart

Best Line: "Did I ever tell ya that this here jacket represents a symbol of my individuality, and my belief in personal freedom?"

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Waiting to Exhale (1995)

Waiting to Exhale is the story of four African-American women; Savannah, Bernadine, Robin, and Gloria, all four are friends with different ways of life. Savannah relocates to Phoenix hoping to find Mister Right, Bernadine, newly divorced when her husband leaves her for a white woman, Robin who wants to settle down and not be a mistress, and Gloria, single mother raising her son, his father a homosexual. Genuinely entertaining, mostly because of the four central characters whose lives you can't help but get invested in. Starring Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett, Lela Rochon, Loretta Devine, Dennis Haysbert, Michael Beach, Gregory Hines, Donald Faison, Wesley Snipes, Mykelti Williamson 7/10 Rated R

Monday, April 9, 2012

Top Ten Films of Heath Ledger

1. The Dark Knight (2008)
2. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
3. Candy (2006)
4. A Knight's Tale (2001)
5. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
6. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
7. Monster's Ball (2001)
8. Casanova (2005)
9. I'm Not There (2007)
10. The Brothers Grimm (2005)

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Remember Me (2010)

Tyler Hawkins is a college student living in New York City. After his brother Michael kills himself, Tyler's relationship with his family, most especially his father is tense and awkward. Tyler is rebellious and gets in trouble with the law. Until he meets Ally, who by chance happens to be in one of his classes at school. Ally has also had her share of heartache and grief, her mother being murdered right in front of her when she was a little girl. She just also happens to be the daughter Neil, the same detective that arrested Tyler. So Tyler's friend and roommate Aidan convinces him to use Ally to get back at Neil. However Tyler doesn't plan on falling in love. A profoundly moving story about family, that reminds us to live each moment as if it were our last. Starring Robert Pattinson, Emilie DeRavin, Chris Cooper, Lena Olin, Pierce Brosnan 7/10 Rated PG-13

Monday, April 2, 2012

Character Duo Spotlight: Bill & Ted

Bill S. Preston "Esquire" and Ted "Theodore" Logan are two goofy but not so bright dudes residing in San Dimas, California and although they start their own rock band The Wyld Stallyns they can't play instruments. In danger of failing their history class if they don't ace their oral report, Bill and Ted are visited by Rufus, a man of the future who is sent to help them pass their report. With the help of a time-traveling telephone booth, Bill and Ted are sent back through history and pick up some major historical figures, including Billy the Kid, Socrates, Napoleon and Abraham Lincoln, to have them speak at their presentation. Played by Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves in two of the Bill and Ted films (Excellent Adventure in 1989 and Bogus Journey in 1991), Bill and Ted are totally excellent characters and despite being rather dim-witted they have a most triumphant time.