As the hot summer nights go on, I continue to do work on issue #4. This week I am sharing with you a piece that will find it’s way into the book. Not much else to say, back to work!
One of the best sequels of all time gets on my list at #33…
Back to the Future Part II (1989)
Back to the Future Part II is a sequel that ups the anti of the original in every way. It layers more scenarios of time travel and introduces alternate timelines. We have multiple Marty’s running around in scenes, and we get to see behind the scenes of the original movie. The idea of using footage from the original movie was just genius. Also, I love that this film goes from present day to the future, and then back to the past all in one flick. It has so many memorable set pieces that are reintroduced in every era. Great film!
In space. No one can hear you scream… #34
One of my all time favorite horror films. Alien! I have seen this dozens of times, and the pacing of the film is half the beauty. It’s a slow burn, but when it ramps up, boy does it get crazy! The design of the xenomorph is like nothing I had never seen before, and just added to the creepiness of the flick. I am probably in the more uncommon category, but I love Alien way more than Aliens. This probably comes from my love of the horror genre. So, sorry, there will be no Aliens on this list.
A classic, a classic I tell ya! That’s what my #35 film is!
12 Angry Men is a film I saw late in life. I think around 2006 I rented it from the now non-existant Hollywood Video. It was in the dollar rental section. I am pretty sure it’s the best dollar I have ever spent! They talk about bottle episodes of movies that take place in one space. Well, how about an entire feature length film in one room? The performances and story are so damn intriguing that you never get bored of the same room for 90 minutes. This is a classic, i depicted a great scene when Henry Fonda’s character reveals a piece of evidence isn’t as uncommon as they think. See this. See it now.
My #36 favorite film is a movie that makes me laugh everytime I watch it.
Pineapple Express (2008)
This movie gets better with repeated viewings. I didn’t like it the first time I saw it, but I have now seen it over a dozen times, and it just gets funnier and funnier. I just love the idea of an ordinary guy put into an action movie, with all the effects that come with the genre. I depict one of my favorite comedy actors, Danny McBride. He is my favorite part of this movie.
Another Oscar winner for best picture makes the next spot….
“My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.”
That’s my explanation of why I love this movie. It has it all! In fact, I am gonna watch it tonight!