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|Movies -   2002/05/01||Viewed 59 times this month, last update: 2006/04/06|
2001 a Space Odyssey:
Man reaches for the starts, under the watchful eye of the nearly omnipotent eye of the first beings of the universe. One of us becomes one of them, and they put us in our place.
Tied for first place with The Matrix in my book. This film has more content than anyone knows. Best movie, and best story of all time. This is also perhaps one of the most beautiful films ever, from beginning to end. When your watch 2001, and your friends around you are complaining about the long, dramatic landscape scenes with overbearing music, soak in the beauty of earth, the moon and Jupiter. Let Bethoven and Bach carry you there. But watch out for HAL. He's a son-of-a-bitch!
Life is an illusion, and telekenisis is hacking!
Tied for first with 2001: A Space Odyssey. The most amazing, mind-bending action movie of all time. Unlike 2001, I was alive for the initial screening of this movie, and saw it in the theaters every saturday it was playing. 18 times. I can't help but feel like a star child when Neo comes back to life.
The Matrix: Reloaded
We're so screwed.
Tied for first with 2001: A Space Odyssey and the first Matrix. Not only did it get my brain going again about my own computer universe project, it had by FAR the best car chase scene, and fight scenes ever.
The Matrix: Revolutions
Not quite as mind-bending, or spine tingling as the first to Matricies, but excellent, to be sure.
By far the best submarine movie ever made. Easily one of the best movies of any kind ever made. The feeling you have after watching Das Boot is as if you were one of the people on that tiny can for months, being bombed, watching your friends die, hating your role in the war. It's three hours long, and I wouldn't have it one minute shorter. Ok, maybe that last minute.
Aliens, under water, technology, humanity, everything a movie should be.
V for Vendetta
V is a fantastic movie. Hugo Weaving and Natalie Portman are terrific actors, the story is compelling, the symbolism is thought provoking, the politics are poignant and the effects are great!
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Cho Yun Fat, a hot asian girl, and a bunch of old wise chinese men. Gotta love it. Add to that the majesty of the scenes, the terrific acting of all, the phenomenal story, and the very real envelopment you feel when viewing this movie makes it one of the all-time best films ever.
I'm a sucker for a good bio-neural interface movie. Watch Jennifer Lopez (hot I don't care what they say) go deep into the mind of a truly fucked up individual who kills and tortures girls. A really good movie from all angles: action, drama, story, and fuck-up-edness.
Alien, Aliens, Alien Resurection
A good run. Probably the best series of movies ever.
Ana and the King
Jodie Foster, Cho Yun Fat. Nuf said! But I'll say more, truly and epic, engrosing, and wonderfully filmed.
Robin williams, and a well done story of robots in society in a true to Asimov way. Terrific.
The Fifth Element
I love this movie, simply because it almost feels like my whole body resonates with the beat of it. The directing and editing of the Fifth Element is simply magnificent.
Ok, so I had a crush on Jodie Foster, this movie still kicks ass! I love alien-watching-us type movies, and this one even had space-time mangling!
The Hunt For Red October
The #2 submarine movie of all time, second only to Das Boot. Far more watchable for those of you who don't speak german too.
There's so much to love about this collection of animated featurets, it's hard to describe. Suffice it to say that its one to watch over and over.
Another excellent Asimovian movie! I thought I wouldn't get another good one after the excellent Bicentenial Man, but I did! And an action one at that! Will Smith plays his one role well, as usual, and even Dr. Calvin, the robot psychologist is there, and in the form of a beautiful Bridget Moynahan.
Say what you want about Keanu's acting ability, but he does pick some damn fine films to act in. This movie is right up there with Dogma for this atheist's idea of a good film about Catholisism. Too much fun, a definite purchase once it's out on DVD.
Bringing out the Dead
The darkest movie I have ever seen. Nicolas Cage and John Goodman. I watched this for the first time in a late show by myself, in an empty theater. My world turned upside down. It felt like I was on morphine or something.
Tom Hanks again stunningly good in his role. A terrific movie. I laughed, I cried, then I laughed some more.
The movie that changed my oppinion of Brad Pitt. Also, one of the first movies with Bruce Willis where he isn't getting bloody and being the cowboy. A terrific mind-bender.
A great movie, with one of my favorite actors leading: Tom Hanks. A truly amazing performance from Tom, with a great ending.
Enemy at the Gates
I love sniper movies. I really like Ed Harris as an actor. This is both.
Alien Vs. Predator
It's a mindless action movie, just like Alien 4, but, like Alien 4, an hours and a half of excellent action.
Not nearly as gruesome as people make it out to be. A good story, if a bit long. And Steve Bushemi!
Gone in 60 Seconds
A really great action-car chase movie.
I love Steven King movies put to the screen. The Shining, Dreamcatcher, on and on. The Thing is an 80's movie about a wierd space alien thing that comes to earth and mimics humans in order to take over. Lots of explosions (and FLAMETHROWERS!) and creepyness.
2010: The Year We Make Contact
Nowhere near 2001, but much more watchable. It's nice to see HAL on screen again.
A great action movie. Really great. But, in the end; just an action movie.
This is not an intellectual film. It's a shoot-em-up, blow-up-everything sarcastic humor movie that will have you laughing and entertained for it's entire length.
I like a good action movie, even if the plot is dumb. For instance, I liked Blade. This movie is much like Blade, it's got the same 'feeling', but with two major improvements: 1. More story. 2. A babealicious, ass-kicking star.
Another movie where Brad Pitt suprizes us all by being actually good! A great commentary on our culture, as well as fun to watch.
My favorite red-head, and my favorite brunett (besides Vanessa) kicking ass with some blond bimbo side-kick. Funny, lots of T&A and explosions.
Elvira: Mistress of the Dark
A very funny movie. Had me in stiches the first several times I've seen it.
A great movie about growing up. Natalie Portman, young and wonderful.
Not the best submarine movie ever, but certainly not the worst. I really liked the realism of this movie. I guess I'm just a sucker for gritty submarine movies.
A great movie for non-christians and people with super catholic parents. George Carlin as the cardinal of New York. Gotta love it.
Eye of the Beholder
Creepy, but in a way I kind of like. Besides, it's Ashley Judd!
Another great Steven King story. Creepy, fun and gross. Shitweasels!
Beavis and Butt-Head do America
I'm intitled to stupid humor too!
A terrific story, great acting, and a beautiful, beautiful lead actress.
I loved this movie when I was younger, and it's still great, dumb, humor, but Rodney Dangerfield ruins it for me.
As good as it gets
I'm kind of torn with this movie. So many stupid, impressionable kids picked up wika from this movie, that their stupidity kind of rubs off. However, it is a great movie. Good acting, good story, good filmmaking.
Die Hard with a Vengence
Not as good as the first, not as bad as the second. Die hard. Very die hard.
The first film by the Wachowski brothers, who directed The Matrix. This is why I saw (bought) the movie on DVD. It's OK, a decent mobster movie, with some good lesbian sex action between Gina Gerschon and that annoying high-pitched girl. Other than that, not much too it.
Really creepy. But that's Stephen King for you.
I like Cho Yun Fat, he's awesome. He's pretty good in this movie, but not as good as he could be. Or, it could be that the story is tired, and didn't have much to offer.
Die Hard 2: Die Harder
The film is just like the title: It's trying too hard.
I think I was trying to hard to like Thora Birch, one of the lead actors. This is one of those "what the hell?" movies.
I was really hoping for more from a movie titled after one of my favorite operating systems. About the best aspect of this movie is that it's cinematography is very reminicent of 2001. It's story is interesting, and I do like the time-hoping, but it's creepy and slow. There is also far, far too much Cloony ass.
Tears of the Sun
A very well made film, with one of my favorite actors (Bruce Willis), but about some really terrible, all too real things. The violence and brutality was too much even for me.
I've heard nothing but good things about this film, so I went and bought the two-disk collectors edition sight-unseen. Frankly, the documentary about it's making is more interesting.
I love Jackie Chan movies, but this one just sucked. As Vanessa pointed out, his last few movies seem to be pointed at the child audiences. The plot is weak, lots of slap-stick low-brow humor (even for Jackie Chan) and dumb-as-a-post-girl: Claire Forlani.
Quentin Tarrantino masterbating in your face for 2 hours. After seeing the senselessness of this movie, I have a new found view of some of the other Tarrantino films. He's just an asshole getting off on lowering morality and expectations.
You know that scene from the previews where the one spice girl asks the other ones if her dress was too short, and they say no, so she hikes it up? Well, that was the most skin shown in the entire movie, and that scene didn't even make it to the screen!!! So sue me, I went to see some skin. Nothin. Nada. Maybe if I was an 8 year old girl I would have enjoyed it. But, as a 17 year old boy (then) I hated it!
Meet the Parents
Gawd awful, just awful! The first movie I ever walked out of. And I saw Spice World! I will avoid any Ben Stiller movies for the rest of my life. De Neiro: Why?!
Small Time Crooks
The first and last Woody Allen movie I will ever see.
Erik (2002-04-15): This page isn't very good.
Erik (2002-05-01): Ok, now it's better, but I've still got about 200 movies
JMB (2002-05-02): Amen to your list. Some of my all time favorites but I haven't updated it in a long time:
Made in Heaven with Timothy Hutton
Enemy Mine with Lou Gosset Jr. & Denise Quaid
Always with Richard Dryfus & Hollie Hunter
Creator with Peter O'Toole & Marg
JMB (2002-05-02): Hey! Is there a limit here? I want equal time. (space)
Erik (2002-05-06): Yep. You can only rant for 1024 characters!
Kindigulous (2003-11-17): Me thinks you need more of a balance rating system rather than an arbitrary 1-10 (+/-) thing. How about creating a script with a standard set of questions that you ask yourself each time you see a movie and have it produce a score based on your answers. While a movie may have a wonderful storyline, the cinematography might be crappy. Another film might be the reverse of that. You could weight those answers with your own biases. I also think your scale is too narrow considering the number of films you've seen. If you've seen 100 films, maybe you'd share with us the "Erik Burrows 100" list of films -- with no ties for any position.
Erik (2003-11-17): The Library Science major speaks! Yes, such a system would probably be more scientific, but if someone were to ask me "What's your favorite movie?", I would never respond by checking the difference between one movie which got a score of 1026 and one with a score of 1024. I would (and do) say "2001 and the Matrix are my favotites".
Besides, I couldn't bare to choose between the two.
Kindig (2003-11-17): I could neither imagine Keanu Reeves in "2001: A Space Odessy" saying, "Whoa!" nor Agent H.A.L. in the Matrix. ("Without your phone, Trinity, you're going to find that rather difficult!")
Erik (2003-11-17): They are, indeed, vastly different movies.
highland pride (2005-03-14): I agree with most of the movies, but Meet the parents was definitely better than spice world. Posh spice also should have showed more.
Erik (2005-03-14): At least spice world gave you hope of seeing something interesting.
darren (2005-05-12): i think that meet the parents was a good movie and i was wondering if anyone who nows anyting about camera angles, shot sizes, special effects, stereotypical characters could u plzz send me an email about it at email@example.com i'm doin this for an english assignment thanx for ur time