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I give it 2 "very's" - it's a very, very good movie. While there are some laughs, it really is a drama. Will Smith turns in a solid performance, as usual. With the exception of "Wild, Wild West", I have always liked his movies. [livejournal.com profile] stonebender tells me "I Am Legend" is not very good, but I didn't see it. As much as I liked "Iron Man", I think Hancock is even better.

The first part of the film has lots of close-ups of Smith's face and very little dialog In a less talented actor and director, this could have been nothing more than one "mugging for the camera" face after another, but it wasn't. As his character grew, he carried me right along.

Finally, a movie I felt was worth the $10 to see.

Wanted

Jun. 28th, 2008 09:48 pm
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I thought I wanted to see WANTED, but I didn't really. Despite lots of action, despite actors I like (Angelina Jolie, Moran Freeman and James McAvoy) I hated the movie. Warning: it's not for the squeamish, there is lots of blood. There are two types of bloody - yucky bloody and "I may be bloody but I'm still hot" bloody reserved for Angelina. stonebender and dbubley liked it more than I did, but then it doesn't take much to be in the category of "more than I did."

I'm holding out hope for Hellboy II, Mummy III, Batman and Hancock.
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Entertainment Weekly has just posted a list of the 'Best Movies of the Past 25 Years'.

Bolded: "seen it."
Italicized: "want to see it"
Strike: "couldn't stand it"
Underlined: "saw part of it..but not the whole thing"
Asterisked*: "own it"

I think if I would have seen more of these movies I would have had more stiked titles.  I'm pretty good at not going to see movies that I'm fairly sure I'll hate.  I counted "own it" if we have it in the house, even if I wasn't the one who bought it.

1. Pulp Fiction (1994)
2. The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001-03)*
3. Titanic (1997)*

4. Blue Velvet (1986)
5. Toy Story (1995)
6. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
7. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
8. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
9. Die Hard (1988)*
10. Moulin Rouge (2001)
11. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
12. The Matrix (1999)
13. GoodFellas (1990)
14. Crumb (1995)
15. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
16. Boogie Nights (1997)
17. Jerry Maguire (1996)
18. Do the Right Thing (1989)
19. Casino Royale (2006)
20. The Lion King (1994)
21. Schindler's List (1993)
22. Rushmore (1998)
23. Memento (2001)

24. A Room With a View (1986)
25. Shrek (2001)
26. Hoop Dreams (1994)
27. Aliens (1986)
28. Wings of Desire (1988)
29. The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
30. When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
31. Brokeback Mountain (2005
)
32. Fight Club (1999)
33. The Breakfast Club (1985)
34. Fargo (1996)
35. The Incredibles (2004)*
36. Spider-Man 2 (2004)*
37. Pretty Woman (1990)
38. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
39. The Sixth Sense (1999)*
40. Speed (1994)

41. Dazed and Confused (1993)
42. Clueless (1995)
43. Gladiator (2000)
44. The Player (1992)
45. Rain Man (1988
)
46. Children of Men (2006)
47. Men in Black (1997)
48. Scarface (1983)
49. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
50. The Piano (1993)
51. There Will Be Blood (2007)
52. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad (1988)
53. The Truman Show (1998)
54. Fatal Attraction (1987)
55. Risky Business (1983)
56. The Lives of Others (2006)
57. There’s Something About Mary (1998)
58. Ghostbusters (1984)
59. L.A. Confidential (1997)
60. Scream (1996)
61. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
62. sex, lies and videotape (1989)
63. Big (1988)
64. No Country For Old Men (2007)
65. Dirty Dancing (1987)
66. Natural Born Killers (1994)
67. Donnie Brasco (1997)
68. Witness (1985)
69. All About My Mother (1999)
70. Broadcast News (1987)
71. Unforgiven (1992)
72. Thelma & Louise (1991)
73. Office Space (1999)
74. Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
75. Out of Africa (1985)
76. The Departed (2006)
77. Sid and Nancy (1986)
78. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
79. Waiting for Guffman (1996)
80. Michael Clayton (2007)
81. Moonstruck (1987)
82. Lost in Translation (2003)
83. Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987)
84. Sideways (2004)
85. The 40 Year-Old Virgin (2005)

86. Y Tu Mamá También (2002)
87. Swingers (1996)
88. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
89. Breaking the Waves (1996)
90. Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
91. Back to the Future (1985)
92. Menace II Society (1993)
93. Ed Wood (1994)
94. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
95. In the Mood for Love (2001)
96. Far From Heaven (2002)
97. Glory (1989)
98. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
99. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
100. South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut (1999)
 

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