Friday, March 29, 2013

Movie List 2013: 1 - 5

* = rewatched


Hot Fuzz

Nicholas Angel is a hotshot cop from the city, but when his tenacity starts to make the department look bad they send him to a small town in order to get him out of their hair. However, things in this quiet hamlet might not be as peaceful as he was led to believe.

Shaun of the Dead : Zombie Movies
Hot Fuzz : Action Movies

Nuff said.

Nicholas Angel.
Don't forget your friends and guns.
...For the greater good.


Home Alone

During the Christmas holiday season a young boy is accidentally left home alone when his family goes on vacation to Paris. When robbers decide to rob the boy's house, it's up to the boy to defend it.

Remember when Macaulay Culkin was not only a cute little kid, but the cute little kid? Honestly, if you haven't seen Home Alone then you should probably sit down and rethink your life choices. It's not only one of the greatest Christmas movies ever made, it's also one of the greatest slapstick comedies ever made.

My family's gone?
Its my house, I must defend it.
I'm not scared anymore.


Jingle All the Way

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sinbad play terrible fathers who are desperate to get their kids a hot new toy for Christmas.

My roommate is convinced that this is a secretly brilliant movie. It's certainly not a good movie, but I've gotta admit there's something bizarrely terrible about it that is kind of enjoyable. Plus the fact that it takes place in Minnesota adds a whole nother layer [there is honestly a scene where Arnold supposedly pushes his car from downtown Minneapolis to downtown St. Paul, but I don't think they wanted us to notice that.] I don't even know what to tell you. It's a certainly a train wreck, but who doesn't want to gawk at train wrecks from time to time?

Jamie, listen up,
It's not that I don't love you,
I'm just a bad dad. 


Django Unchained

A freed slave teams up with a German bounty hunter in order to rescue his wife from a cruel plantation owner.

Quentin Tarantino directed this movie. That's an important thing to know. I can't remember who, but someone described this movie as being a master's class in violence. Violence as revenge, violence as fun, violence as horror, violence as catharsis, etc. I really wish I could remember who pointed this out, because it's a rather brilliant point. The movie is a perfect balancing act between action and comedy, fantasy and reality, horror and romance. Did I mention the acting is all around superb? Anyways, I loved this movie. I'd say it's my favorite Quentin Tarantino movie. I'd also say it's one of my favorite 2012 movies.

Sure I saw it in 2013, but still. The point stands.

Kill some white people,
Be a badass, save the day.
Now this job I like.


Grosse Point Blank

A depressed hit man attends his high school reunion and tries to win the heart of his high school love while surviving attempts on his life.

I'm not sure how I made it so long without having ever seen this movie. I mean, it's got John Cusack, Joan Cusack, Alan Arkin, Minnie Driver, Hank Azaria, and Dan Aykroyd? That's a cast right there. I don't really know what to say. It had me at "A comedy about John Cusack as a hit man" and it did not disappoint. The whole thing is just a whole lot of fun.

I love your daughter.
And have new respect for life.
Martin Blank: Hit man.

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