Are you kidding? "Scarface" has Stephen Bauer, the #2 worst actor of all-time. #1 on the list is the guy who plays Dexter's dad.
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What is your source? None of those guys are on the "Most Razzied" list.
Are you talking about the original Scarface (black and white and set in Chicago)? It's way better than the Pacino version. IME, neither compares to the Godfather I and II though
Pacino version, the ultimate gangster movie in my eyes. I like the God Father but it is too drawn out at times. I like Casino, Goodfellas, and American Gangster all better than The Godfather
"the Gladiator director"
Do you mean Ridley Muthafucking Scott?
with all due respect to the OP, Godfather 1&2 are the best films I've seen. [in the spirit of full disclosure: took twofilm classes at Michigan and wrote a 10 or 12 page paper on a scene from GF 2 (where Vito Corleone-- DeNiro-- knocks off Fanucci).]
incidentally (and to the OP's credit in re 25th Hour) part of one of those film classes was mandatory attendance to Spike Lee as he spoke at the University following the release of 'School Daze'. He's a brilliant director.
we've got vaults of awesome films in the usa.
I speak almost entirely in 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?' quotes. At least on good days.
I don't want Fop, goddammit
Watch your language, young feller, this is a public market.
imma Daper Dan man!
Aside from the classics that everyone likes, my favorite movie is probably 28 Days Later. The indie feel and music in the movie was just great. It actually had a storyline other than hot 20-somethings get chased around and dismembered.
28 Weeks Later was ok. It really lost the indie feel that I liked about 28 Days. The ending was pure gold though.
Do you think Warren likes 28 Days Later?
I love the Lion King with a furious, obsessive, passion.
Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. I have a big awesome poster for that movie. So excellent.
Letters from Iwo Jima. Best war film of all time and it's not even a discussion. Makes Saving Private Ryan look hokey in my opinion. Maybe the best movie Eastwood's ever been affiliated with (definitely his best directing).
the mind. Respect to you, but IMO that is a seriously flawed statement.
In saving private Ryan I don't think the object was for people to leave the film thinking "What a great movie, that was awesome!".
The intent of that movie was to let people have an idea what the war was really about, and what it was like to be there.
I saw both movies and when I left saving private Ryan I felt as though I had a glimpse into what guys like my grandfathers (who both fought overseas) experienced at that time. I gave me some empathy for the soldiers and familes of those men and women who fought and died in those wars. Never, at any point, did I think "This is an awesome movie" and I don't think the directors intended for people to have that reaction.
In comparing the two, I think Saving Private Ryan wins hands down as I believe it achieved what it set out do during its production, which wasn't to be "an awesome movie", but to give people some insight as to the actual events during the war without making it look glamourous.
Kudos to Big Boutros on the Heat mention. Cops and robbers with Pacino chasing De Niro and intense drama throughout. It has to be my favorite movie of all-time.
Michael Mann just makes great movies, The Insider, Collateral, I even thought Miami Vice was pretty badass.
Now this may make me a huge nerd, but #2 on the list has to be Donnie Darko. Incredible movie.
All the classics are listed on here are great so I decided to take a different route. There are some movies out there that are so ridiculous and bad, they just kick ass. One of those, and my favorite one is Big Trouble in Little China. Jack Burton and the Pork Chop Express. It is so bad, yet it just really kicks ass.
Big Trouble in Little China is as good as it gets. "It's like I told my last wife...honey I never drive faster then I can see. Besides that, it's all in the reflexes."
When some wild-eyed, eight-foot-tall maniac grabs your neck, taps the back of your favorite head up against the barroom wall, and he looks you crooked in the eye and he asks you if ya paid your dues, you just stare that big sucker right back in the eye, and you remember what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like that: "Have ya paid your dues, Jack?" "Yessir, the check is in the mail
also would like to add Phantasm, movie scared me shitless when i was a kid
another favorite is Cannibal! The Musical. Trey Parker and Matt Stone in college before South Park
The movie in 2009 that I thought was amazing was District 9. I know it wasn't a movie that no one saw, but I didn't feel like people talked about it enough as one of the best movies of the year.
It is nominated for Best Picture, so it's hard to say it's underappreciated. It has zero chance of winning though, that's pretty much between Avatar and the Hurt Locker. I know people have been trashing Avatar's script, but one of these 2 movies will most likely win it. I guess anything can happen with 10 nominees, though
Blackula, Casino, There Will Be Blood, No Country For Old Men, Snatch, and Time Bandits. These are my top 6 of all time, and yes, in order.
You can't talk about great movies without mentioning Seven. The movie loses a little bit though after you see it once, and realize the ending. Nothing beats Brad Pitt's special delivery in the oh my god they went there category. The Sixth Sense is right up there too for me.
Big Lebowski....that is all that needs to be said
Can't believe this hasn't been mentioned yet, but The Usual Suspects is my favorite movie... Kevin Spacey's performance is amazing, the last 5-10 minutes of this film are just epic.
Spacey did one hell of a job in American Beauty as well. Apparently, all of his movies are made to have epic endings.
Especially K-PAX and Fred Claus.
K-PAX has my favorite instrumental song from a movie ever. Besides that it was utterly awful.
"The greates trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist......". Awesome movie, I agree!
As far as serious movies go I would have to say these would be some of my favorites:
Glory- Denzel, Broderick, and Freeman are all awesome in this.
Tombstone- Something Val Kilmer was actually good in.
Crash- Maybe the best ensemble cast movie ever. Great plot too.
Eternal Sunshine of the spotless mind- Jim Carrey's best work in my opinion. Show's a lot of versatility in this movie.
Miracle-It's hard to choreograph hockey and get someone who can do a great Herb Brooks, but the folks at Disney pulled it off.
If I am just kind of joking though I say Monster Squad.
Val Kilmer's good in anything.
Goodfellas, A Bronx Tale, The Sandlot, Sleepers, I really enjoyed Big Fish, V for Vendetta, The Princess bride and last but not least...The Devil Wears Nada.
In Big Fish did you notice that when ewan mcgregor's character was leaving town to talk to the giant the marching band behind him was playing The Victors?
The scene between Hopper and Walken was an incredible scene... But many great scenes in that flick...Val Kilmer as Elvis...
not the running back, but kevin smith movies like clerks, mallrats, chasing amy are all great. well besides jesery girl, that bomb. i might be showing my age a bit, but can watch these films over and over.
Also a big kevin smith fan... Mallrats and Jay & Silent Bob strike back are by far my favorites of his work...absolutely hilarious... he also did a real respectable job as an actor in Die Hard 4, even though it was a speaking role
as a movie, no Jay and Silent Bob isn't awesome... but seeing all the characters from previous movies and how much fun they had to have making it, and all the old inside jokes? It's amazing (assuming you've seen all the other Kevin Smith movies)
Lock Stock & Two smoking Barrels,Snatch, and Things To Do In Denver When your Dead were all great movies.
but based on the previous two movies you mentioned (which I LOVE), I will definitely have to look it.
airplane! is one of the greatest movies of all time