Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Library Bitch Hits Zenfo Pro up with Movie Tag

Jason channels the Wu-Tang Water Technique

G. over at Library Bitch has passed along a movie tag...forcing me to take a trip down amnesia lane...

Childhood (1980s)
Transformers: The Movie
You know, it may have been a cartoon aimed at selling a lot of toys for Hasbro. But this was the first movie I ever cried watching - the idea of Optimus Prime dying, cartoon robots being meeting their cybernetic makers, a living planet bent on devouring the universe. I remember my dad took me to see it at the old State Theatre in Farmville. Plus, Orson Wells provided the voice for Unicron - his last film appearance.

Return of the Living Dead
This movie scared the living shit out of me. Led to bizarre obsession with the bands TSOL and 45 Grave in later years.

Star Trek II - The Wrath of Kahn
"Kiiiiiirrrk!" and "Klingon bastards, you've killed my son!" Completely bad-ass. And the ear-worm thingie still creeps me out a bit.

Teens (1990s)
[Note - Due to an enormous amount of illicit substance and alcohol abuse, much of 1993-1996 remains distorted]

Desperado - The one thing Robert Rodriguez failed to recapture in Once Upon a Time in Mexico was the sheer coolness of the guitar-case full of guns. And the classic lines.

Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Boyz in the Hood, Malcolm X, Higher Learning, LA Confidential, and tons of Blaxploitation films like Dolemite, Blacula, Shaft, etc.

Twenties (1998-present)
Memento - Awesome film noir. The backwards narrative and the subplots.

Saved! - Mandy Moore playing the uber-snotty Christian school bitch. Another awesome flick.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - The ballet of martial arts films. Wonderful fight scenes.

Monster's Ball - Every Southerner has a relative like Peter Boyle's character - racist, blatantly stubborn in the face of change, and totally lost in the supposed glory days of the Confederacy.


Ogbuefi Stephi said...

god, i love memento. it's such a great movie. i think that was why i couldn't enjoy eternal sunshine, because memento set a standard for all those types of films, for me anyway.

Smurf said...

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.. was a good movie! (The running kick jumps were... interesting...lol) But it was a good movie. The most recent newer movies I have seen are Pacifier and Hitch.. did you see either?

Smurf said...

OH, and have you seen "little Buddah?" We are watching that as an ending to our Ethics class... teaching us about Buddism... it's pretty interesting so far.... Have you seen it? If so, what were your thoughts?