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the swordsman in double flag town(my favorite)
communion(aka alice sweet alice)
one hour photo
for a few dollars more
leon the professional
kung fu panda
something wicked this way comes
state of grace
don't look now
dominion: prequel to the exorcist
*you can find almost all of these movies on letmewatchthis.com and it's free!
*I've seen over 1000 movies, here's my top 100.
*the first 10 items are in the exact order but the rest are in about the right order but not the exact order. All the top movies are chosen due to either one or more of the following factors: 1. It elicited a rare or unique degree or kind of emotion and feeling from me. 2. It was presented in a form that is similar to a philosophical skepticism and trivialism, which is the theory that every proposition is true. A consequence of trivialism is that all statements, including all contradictions of the form "p and not p" (that something both 'is' and 'isn't' at the same time), are true. This is why I like ambiguity and ambiguous endings to a film. 3. I also really like the concept of having something that is unsurpassable and unique, like a special skill or ability. You'll see what I'm talking about when you watch my favorite movie. 4. Murder mysteries and thrillers that is unconventional and has its viewers guessing and missing. But that does not end in a conventional manner, but something with an unique edge. 5. I also like the Zen/Buddhist and Taoist philosophy of "non action" and "letting things settle itself".
my 100 most overrated: http://www.imdb.com/list/5_-Dr-0IUgc/
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my top 100: http://www.imdb.com/list/yHGWyN6LYrc/
The Gambler (2014)
In order to win, you have to be willing to lose
great film show the resurrection of a troubled and addicted person. he can't quit gambling because of some psychological troubles, luckily for him love entered the picture and he was saved. pretty inspiring film i'm sure a lot of people see something of themselves in the gambler. they feel that they are addicted to something and feel trapped and can't get out. well maybe you should watch this movie and see how he got out. pretty cool film where everything is pretty real, everything is believable just like everyday life. i didn't like mark's performance though because i don't think he can act. i did like the female blackjack dealer's performance, now there's another natural right there. too bad the naturals have to settle for these menial roles.
John Wick (2014)
hey, why didn't the director just let Keanu kill all the bad guys with his mind like in the Matrix?
this movie is a huge joke, i've never seen anything so ridiculous in my life, it's even worse than runnning scared, keanu goes around and kills everyone like he's god incarnate. i mean in the professional, at least jean reno kills them in a very believable fashion, except when he shoots the cops from the ceiling of the room. i mean in this movie, nothing is believable, 30% of the people get head shotted while moving, that's just retarded, and nobody can headshot john wick, nobody can even shoot him in the arm, hands, leg, or feet. in the beginning, they send a commando squad to his house, like 10 people, they are getting killed one by one or two by two. i mean that's so retarded, even if these guys don't know what they are up against, the fact that ten of them are ordered to kill one guy would tell them they are up against someone good. i mean john just kills them one by one and headshots them like its nothing, i mean i can just fire blindly while he's fighting 2 of my buddies and get at least a shot on him, then i'll just empty the clip into him or go in and empty it into his head. there's a scene where the boss leaves 2 goons to take care of john wick who was hand cuffed, after seeing like 50 of their fellow goons headshoted, you figure they wouldn't leave much to chance. but no, they decide to suffocate him to death with a plastic baggie!!! they hardly even tortured him before doing it. and they exposed themselves to open windows. I would've just put 3 shots into his head. john's friend violated the code by helping him when he said he's gonna kill him and he was ratted out by a female assassin, but that earned her death, wtf? what did she do wrong? john's friend violated the code, why can't he be ratted out? I don't even know why the directed bother to give the bad guys a chance, why don't they just bring back neo and keanu can just off them all with his mind and the movie will be 5 seconds long. oh by the way, keanu can't act, i can grab any random people on the street, and chances are they'll be at least as good.
Closed Circuit (2013)
Just google dc madam...
...and you shall see that her story and the movie have many similarities. After the dc madam announced on a national radio show that she planned to reveal bombshells regarding exactly which senior politicians and government officials that have patronized her Washington D.C. based brothel in an upcoming trial and repeatedly saying that she would not commit suicide, they hung her a few days later(ahem, i meant she hung herself). Just another typical case of the government taking out the garbage in order to maintain the status quo.
This is a most excellent thriller, and one that is very realistic in depicting the way things are nowadays. People are suicided(ahem, I mean commit suicide)in order to maintain the status quo for the powers behind the governments. It makes me angry because I'm a very righteous person, and I don't believe the powers that be should have the power to kill anyone that are against them who are for freedom and greater transparency. But now they got devices that can make you have a heart attack and can be operated remotely from long distance. So what can you do? How do you fight against that?
This thriller is full of intrigue and the sober realities of the current police/control states that we now live in. I don't know when, but I'm sure another modern day French Revolution is highly likely and what do you know? History repeats itself.
Look for a hair raising performance by Anne-Marie Duff as the "civil servant".
The Conjuring (2013)
I dream plot lines better than this
I knew from the IMDb high rating that it was either going to be really good or really bad...It turned out to be really bad. I work in the film projection booth so I know what I'm talking about. OK, so as of this writing the IMDb rating is a 7.9 for this movie. Now, around the mid 2000's, IMDb rating developed a sociological phenomenon of a nature in which really really average movies gets really high ratings like 7.5 and above. This phenomenon did not happen before that. I believe the reason is due to the fact that IMDb is getting more popular, so what was originally mainly movie buffs and generally more "experienced" movie watchers' ratings are getting diluted by newer and less experienced movie watchers. Mediocre movies such as the fighter, true grit, all Tarantino and eastwood films. It seems as if a movie is logical and elicits a reaffirming positive message and has good cinematography, then it's going to be rated highly. Now James Wan is a director that showed some flashes of brilliance directing Insidious and Death Sentence. Being that the rating is 7.9, I thought this had a chance to be really good. If this was 2002, I know a 7.9 would no doubt be good. But in the year 2013, IMDb's rating has mutated. Basically I knew about 40 minutes into the movie that it was another deceptive IMDb mutation rating, aka: "really bad" movie. The movie is basically 1+1=2 2+1=3 and 3+1=4. In another words very logical, there are no twists or turns. There are no hills or valleys. And forget about any cliffs or mountains. Just a lazy drive on a rainy night with a few bums scaring you at the red light by popping out asking for change. It does have one nice soundtrack in the beginning. This is why society and humans in general are easily manipulated by the rich elite, we need to wake up. The good movie makers rarely get a chance these days. My observational acumen is very high and my imagination is off the charts.
The Great Gatsby (2013)
Like watching a delicate rose being smashed over and over by a hammer
The novel The Great Gatsby is the rose and Baz Luhrmann just buried this rose under a pile of dynamite and blew it into a million pieces.
I'm so disappointed I feel like crying. It's not fair that Baz messed this movie up like this. Probably almost any director would've done a better job. IT'S SUPPOSE TO BE A subtle ROMANCE MOVIE BAZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, NOT A LOUD VH1 MUSIC VIDEO.
I'm so sad, so so sad. If only I can direct it. Daisy was a good actress and so was her husband. They did a great job, leo sucked as usual. isla fisher was pretty good. nick caraway sucked. jordan baker was so so.
baz, the novel was about how much gatsby loved daisy and how he always believed in the pale green harbor light. He had faith in his destiny, no matter how much the fog of war obscured the pale green glow. He even covered up the fact that daisy accidentally hit the woman just to show how much he cared for her and wanted to get back together. And in the end, it was a good ending if you think about it, just before gatsby's dreams were about to be shattered by the realization that daisy won't be with him anymore, he was still in his pool day dreaming about daisy when the merciful bullet pierced his dreams.
BAZ, YOU are Wilson in real life!
SiNiStEr viciously rapes and kills all other main stream Hollywood horror movies with unrelenting brutality
September, 2005. As I sat in the packed auditorium watching The Exorcism of Emily Rose, I immediately knew within the first 20 minutes into the film that the scenes and images I've seen so far is the work of a horror director of a like mind. That is, a mind of horror, unrelenting viciousness, a silent and tranquil bloodbath of an imagination. It takes one to know one, and I knew instantly we were of like minds, and I was going to watch very closely all of his future works.
Fast forward seven years, catching the 10 p.m. show of SiNiStEr on Oct. 12, 2012 Thursday night, I eagerly anticipate this work. During the film, I saw probably the most chilling and ingenious five second scene in my entire movie watching experience thus far(I'll give you a clue so you know what I'm talking about after you watch it: it had something to do with a laptop). And I see 3 other very excellent scenes. All in all, it shot straight to my all time top 10 list(I've seen at least 3000 movies), and the best, I repeat best horror film I've ever seen. It was almost watching my own work, because it is very similar to a film I would've made if I had the opportunity.
While there's some room for improvement, it viciously rapes and kills all other main stream Hollywood horror movies with unrelenting brutality and an odd touch of subtle tranquility.
On a side note, I knew I kind of ruined the full potential of my movie experience by watching the trailer because they included that best 5 second scene. I hate the trailer editor so much, why did you have to put the best scene in the whole movie into the trailer? You can be rest assured, I will not watch the next Scott Derrickson's movie trailer. So if you haven't seen the trailer, please don't, and go watch the movie on the big screen.
Finally, a movie from Hollywood that's worth a damn!
Omg, finally, thank lord, Rian Johnson was born and made this movie. This is probably the best movie Hollywood has cranked out in the last five years. I usually don't like to write reviews because IMDb has a minimum wording of a whole book, but this is an exception because i want to tell you that like District 9 and some other rare good movies that sneaked through the Hollywood crap, you should watch this in theatres. It has an ultimate scene near the end that was soul shivering(ends with a taser incident) thank you Jesus for delivering us another gem from the Hollywood crapfest. When I heard Resident Evil 5 was coming, I was thinking of blowing up Hollywood. Thanks again Rian Johnson for being born and giving us an above average movie. my 4/10 usually rates as 4/5 in most others' rating scores.
I can not believe I'm the first to write a review for such an important film
Please note: If you are a anti-Castro terrorist/extremist, please do not take offense to my point of view, I have no intentions of distributing or spreading my viewpoints further than this. I do not wish to get involved or hinder your efforts in anyway. I just like to write an honest review for movies that I find fascinating.
In a nutshell: this movie is about how a select few of the ex-Cubans who fled Castro was willing and have engaged in terrorist methods which have resulted in the loss of hundreds of innocent lives. I will attempt a concise logical reasoning of this situation.
The pre-Castro was corrupt, mobsters and gambling. Castro overthrew it. Now the exiles are mad because of the resulting communism and the republic of what could have been. Some extremists in Florida form Omega7 terrorist group engaging in terrorists activities with the aid of the US government.
What bothers me is they are willing to kill innocent people. That in my opinion is unacceptable in almost all circumstances including this one. What has those innocent people do to deserve death? Blowing up Cuban airliners? What will that achieve? Will Castro magically step down? Or will it strengthen not only his but the Cuban people's resolve?
The Cuban exiles=the Palestinians Castro and Cuba=Israel
But why no US support? Castro is communist, Israel is democracy.
The Grey (2011)
this film gave me courage
First of all 5 stars for me is a lot, i usually only give 2 stars to movies what many people would give at least 8 stars to.
I understand why Liam neeson decided to work on this movie.
I've been working as a film projectionist for 5 years and a movie goer for the past 10 years. I see people from the projection window above and I can tell you this is probably the only movie where many people stayed through the credits every show and where they shed tears This tells you the power of this movie.
Now days because many films like to add a little snippet at the end of credits like the comic hero bullshit movies. But this one people really was moved. I actually went downstairs in front of the auditorium doors waiting for these people who stayed through the credits to exit today. I wanted to see the look on their faces. Many I can see did a good job wiping or hiding their tears and emotions.
Now you ask, why did it elicit such strong emotions. Some may disagree, but I believe it is the powerful ending(which I will not spoil). In my opinion the rest of the movie is so-so with a few good scenes but the ending was what really did it for me and so many others.
I felt it gave me some courage to make something of myself as I feel I'm just wasting my life away.
A dim and fleeting light amidst the typical Hollywood drivel.
an 8.3? 8.3? 8.3? 8.3? 8.3? But no, it can not be, there is no way...no, no, no, no, I will not accept sheeples' scores
See, back in the day about 10 years ago, when the Good the bad and the ugly was rated 7.7 and Barry Lyndon was rated 7.5, people were more sensible. This movie is ONE BIG Cliché, OH MY GOD, other than Nick Nolte's performance, everything else was violently cliché. See, back in the day, there's no way in hell this movie would be at 8.3, probably low 5's.
See, here is how the director got such a high score from the sheeple. First you got to have a touching subject that ends not in tragedy but happiness: father son mad at each other then make up, let's see that covers about a quarter of the viewing audience. Next brothers make up, another quarter at least, next economic struggle, mortgage foreclosure, another quarter at least, next drug addiction, trying to cope, serve in the military, oooooo, National Pride!!! more boost to the score, more BOOST!!! More sheeple voting 8 or higher.
My eagle eye sees everything, few can escape the sharpness of my intellect.