No man is an island, which is to say that Nicholas Hoult, Toni Collette and Rachel Weisz deserve as much credit as Grant. I think the way that they portraid the 60's and the Vietnam war was both beautiful, and origional. For underneath all the filthy lines and hoopla of these movies' plotting is the earnest truth of young boys, girls, men, and women being scared out of their minds about adulthood, and all the honest and puerile ways that fear spills out of us. One about the ways we follow evil all the way down… until the day we don't. The reason no one's seen them is that they simply weren't marketed. Thankfully, there were enough decent comedies to make up for the ones that just didn't work. I also appreciate the comments where people suggested other movies.
I can't even believe you have to defend your own list. Joel on Jan 10, 2008 110 here in europe, the money grabbers be they the cinema owners, or the distributers or whatever wouldnt release grind house as it was intended, so planet terror and death-proof got seperate releases. I do plan to watch some of these on your list, good compilation. Sunshine We'll get to the controversial ending in a second -- there's so much to laud in the first 90% of Danny Boyle's hypnotic and devastating sci-fi masterpiece. It's also one of the most honest movies ever made about fame itself.
On the outside people just saw a Zombie comedy, and shrugged it off. When you watch them with this in mind then maybe you will enjoy them. It always fascinates me how people go from loving you madly to nothing at all, nothing. Billy Madison Universal Pictures Adam Sandler's only great movie, don't come for me. Because I'm smarter than you. He knew what was there and he found me to take it out of the ground. I never would have thought I would enjoy Steve Buscemi and Sienna Miller talking for nearly two hours, but I'll be damned if they didn't pull it off and still had me amazed at the ending.
I believe it is only used as a genrelisation, as i have not seen any of these movies on this list, i dont think Alex made this list jus for yourself anyway. Happy Gilmore is good, and The Wedding Singer is pretty charming, but Billy Madison is just a straight-up comedic masterpiece. Keaves Sharpi on Jan 22, 2008 139 This list is great. The once-ubiquitous rom-com star has grown choosier in recent years, appearing onscreen less often so that he might command more attention when he does. She was such a klutz, though. Tastes that no one has tried yet! The satire had some layers.
If you have never watched it, prepare to start quoting a ton of its lines. The world is often unkind to new talent, new creations. I thought he meant he didn't love me anymore and that he wanted to break up with me. It's musically inclined and wonderfully filmed and tells a powerful story in our country's history. The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters Opened August 17th, 2007 Directed by Diehard video game fans compete to break World Records on classic arcade games. He has to be inhuman. When you're done, watch Bruno too, because it's also really, really good.
He's instantly hit by a car -- immediate punishment for briefly taking his eyes off the prize and thinking about his past actions. Add Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin to the mix along with the best cameo in years, plenty of zombie kills, a smart script, great action sequences, and smooth directing, and you've got the perfect 'escape from reality and just have fun' moviegoing experience. Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg are the unlikeliest zombie-fighting team ever, and the way these guys play off of each other is absolutely hysterical. The Host is just a comedy-horror flick with a sad ending which just doesn't fit into the comedy frame. No one really has enough time or money to see every movie released every year, but shamefully too many great films are left in the dust. That was a seriously brilliant film. Simon Pegg co-wrote the film and stars as London Police Sergeant Nicholas Angel, who is so good at his job, his superiors want to get rid of him because he makes them look bad.
It's not like they were all that revolutionary or inventive, and they even now feel dated in their own small ways in 10 years, our language has changed, and thankfully gay panic is much less accepted. But because it was supposed to be like a 70s B movie, it was hard to tell if I was supposed be laughing at the cheesiness of it all, or somehow seeing something greater. Dramas aren't drawing audiences unless they're dramas loaded with action , but comedies continue to do well at the box office. . Why it's Great: One of the most gorgeous looking films of the entire year, The Assassination of Jesse James is an absolute masterpiece with critically acclaimed cinematography and some of the best performances in any movie. I said to myself as clear as this may be, as potent a feeling as this is, as true a thing as I believe that I have witnessed today, it must wait.
And then I woke up. I recommend it just for that scene. Yes, there is that ending, where the tense and deliberate character study suddenly shifts into pulpy horror delirium as a sunburnt madman tries to unhinge the crew's final mission, but I'd argue it only really fails due to a bizarre aesthetic shift. Ryan Reynolds is outstanding as three different people in three almost unrelated plots. Hot Fuzz If you are an action movie fan on Netflix, but also want some comedy, you have to check out this 2007 British film from director Edgar Wright.