I'm making the most definitive list of favorite movies ever.

For every year, I'm listing every movie I've seen and compare them all to each other asking one question; Which movie do I like more. Movies that score in the 80th percentile or higher, advance to the next round: Favorite of the Decade. After each Decade is done, an All Time list will be formed.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Redboxed: Charlie Wilson and Sentinel

The Sentinel
Sledge Hammer, 24, Desperate Housewives, The Streets of San Fransisco... Yea for TV! The plot... this was Minority Report without any cool future tech.... It's an old movie, but, I had thought about seeing it... Okay, last night, I was trying, TRYING to rent movies, nobody else in the family would want to watch, I mean bore fests to everyone but me. How best to do that, pick movies with Washington / political backdrops. Plus I kinda liked the Irony of watching a Washington movie written by Arron Sorkin, plus a Micheal Douglas around / near the White House movie combo. Kinda recreating the Nate and Hayes accident of renting Micheal Clayton and No Country for Sucky Movie. So, when it all comes down to it, Sentinel's title barely even makes any sense, but Why, in this movie, and we've all seen this one a billion times... why does the framed good guy always steal a car? Why? You're innocent of anything and EVERYTHING you could go to jail for, and you STEAL A CAR, and it's never brought up EVER again!!!! He's an auto thief now! It won't come up again, but it happens in every version of this stamped out script. And this was based on a novel! It probably had to be just to clear itself of being based on 10,000 scripts just like it. The old friends with a falling out investigating each other? Why if you're a character as young as Sutherland's would you be buddies with, Mr. "took a bullet for Reagan." Micheal Douglas can't have any, ANY aquaintences without non-related speaking parts. He's so OLD, they give him Depends, but, a long time ago, he was best buds with the young guy... BULLSHIT! This is a swell, and handsome guy, shit, it's even part of the plot that everyone likes him, so why doesn't he have a base of friends that he doesn't work with (who he could have borrowed a car from?)... BULLSHIT. These characters lives are too small to fill the screen...

Oh look, it's
Charlie Wilson's War
A nomination for Philip Seymour Hoffman. No writing, no Julia Roberts, no picture, just a nom for Hoffman. And that piece of shit NCFOM, won a shopping cart full. Fuck that. BTW, look at that piece of shit poster. Who decided to paste Philip Seymour Hoffman onto the poster like he's some psychotic voyeur? Let's play Where's Seymour? He and his character are great in the flick, it's just, damn that looks bad on the poster.

I just don't have many words when I love a movie, and this one kicked ass. Smart, relevant, educational, superbly done... most people would hate it, well, I'm cynical that way.