Friday, April 15, 2011

50 of My Favorite Films to Watch...30-26.

     Round 5...Round 5.

#30     The Hunt For Red October

"When he reached the New World, Cortez burned his ships. As a result his men were well motivated."

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Great cast.  Great "Cold War" story.  Scottish Sean Connery attempting a Scottish Russian accent.

#29     Jurassic Park

"I don't believe it! Hah! I don't believe it! You're supposed to come here and defend me against these characters and the only one I've got on my side is the bloodsucking lawyer!"

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 Incredible score.  Incredible story.  The audience clapped when the lawyer got eaten.

#28     The 13th Warrior

"Deception is the point! Any fool can calculate strength. That one has been doing it since we arrived. Now he has to calculate what he can't see."

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This movie is based on the book Eaters of the Dead by Michael Crichton.  Do you like action movies? Do you like sword fights?  This is one for you.

#27     The Final Countdown

"I'm talking about the classic paradox of time. Imagine, for example, I go back in time and meet my own Grandfather. Long before he got married, before he had children. And we have an argument, and I kill him. Now if that happens, how am I ever going to be born? And if I can never be born, how can I go back in history and meet my very own Grandfather?"

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This is another one of those movies that I probably ended up watching on tv when I was a wee little lad and loved it.  I dig time travel paradoxes as well as anything doing with World War II.  This is both.

#26     Tombstone

"Why Ike, whatever do you mean? Maybe poker's just not your game Ike. I know! Let's have a spelling contest!"

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Tremendous movie.  Serious.  Action.  Sarcastic and witty (aka Doc Holliday).  Val Kilmer when he had a neck.

Stay tuned for the next installment of my favorite films to watch...25-21.
*Movie quotes come from the individual movie pages found on

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