Wow, 34 pages! A lot for a newbie to process. Lots of good movies have been mentioned, but not these:The Fountain
-- Three stories, 500 years apart, unfold at once. All star Hugh Jackman trying to evade death: by finding the Tree of Life in the Fountain of Youth in 1500 New Spain, by curing cancer in modern America, and through some crazy but beautiful Buddhist stuff in 2500. The similarities and differences between the three stories tell more than each one does alone. Mindbending.The Count of Monte Cristo
(2002) -- A Frenchman takes 20 years to get his revenge. Based on the book, both set in the 18th century. So awesome I want to cry. (The book too!)Gattica
-- In the future, a genetically inferior man concocts an elaborate web of lies in order to be true to his dreams. Greatness is not genetic.Unknown
-- Liam Neeson loses his memory while on vacation in Germany, but is friggin' awesome anyway. Also: there's a conspiracy.Osama
-- Afghani-made film about a young girl who dresses up as a boy and takes the name Osama in order to get a job to help feed her family during the oppressive rule of the Taliban. Has nothing to do with Bin Ladin. I saw it subtitled.Flawless
-- The greatest diamond heist in history, based on a true story, stars Michael Caine (aka, Alfred).The Manhattan Project
-- 80s movie about a teenager who makes a working nuclear bomb as a school science project in order to expose a secret plutonium factory in his town. It's funny but not hilarious, dramatic but not Oscar material, has some classic 80s camp but not to the level of Mannequin, and contains the quote "Life, my dear, is more than just freezing toads." No one loves it like I do.Harvey
-- Jimmy Stewart thinks a giant invisible bunny follows him everywhere he goes. So it's off to the institutionally corrupt funny farm with him. Made in 1950, B&W.Atlas Shrugged
-- Just kidding, it was terrible. But the book was good.Fly Away Home
-- Emotionally scarred little girl adopts a family of Canadian geese and teaches them by example to fly south for the winter. Heartwarming family stuff, based on actual science.Eagle Eye
-- A terrorism-themed conspiracy of superhuman reach threatens to destroy our antihero (Shia LaBeouf)'s life. A brilliant idea dipped in fresh sewage, but you gotta see it for the idea.
And not really but This Is The Army
--Because it contains footage of future President of the United States Ronald Reagan in drag. (Just so no one thinks I'm playing political favorites, President Carter claimed to have been nearly drowned by a giant swimming rabbit.)
I've intentionally avoided mentioning any animated films because I like basically every animated film not made by Ralph Bakshi. And not involving ponies. Or faeries other than Tinkerbell. ... I think that covers it.
I'm really looking forward to Ender's Game
(2013). They finally have a cast and are actually filming! This is my reason to live.
Also, Tim Burton didn't make The Nightmare Before Christmas
. Henry Selick did. Tim Burton produced it, which is suit work not creative work. Don't believe me? Consider this: which is better, Coraline or Corpse Bride? Burton made Corpse Bride. End of debate.
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