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."


source of picture: http://images.moviepostershop.com//the-hunt-for-red-october-movie-poster-1990-1010196499.jpg

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!"


 source of picture: http://blackboxblue.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/jurassic-park_movie-poster-01.jpg

 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."


source of picture: http://images.moviepostershop.com/the-13th-warrior-movie-poster-1998-1020196328.jpg

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?"


source of picture: http://images.moviepostershop.com/the-final-countdown-movie-poster-1980-1020192023.jpg

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!"


 source of picture: http://www.movieposter.com/posters/archive/main/15/A70-7548

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 www.imdb.com

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