Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Love stinks, and more non Wow related content. . .

Whats worse than a hallmark holiday created to move merchandise? A blizzard clone of said aforementioned holiday. I'm sure this isn't my first bout with said holiday but as I had a nice long weekend to farm er play, I had more opportunities to be annoyed with it this year. No I won't mend your heart, enjoy your debuff, thanks for playing.

In case anyone was wondering, I did celebrate the real life version of the holiday. We had a nice dinner, I grilled steak, herb basted shrimp and served it with cheese grits. I think I delivered in spite of my illness (I had a pretty major sinus infection). Yes, I like to think I have 450 cooking IRL. . .well, maybe 300, I'm not quite an iron chef lol.

Non Warcraft related content to follow!

So I saw a post from One Among Many titled "to the pain" and I thought "ZOMGTHEPRINCESSBRIDE!!!!!!!!!"

This got me to thinking "I think I'll post my top 5 movies of all time". I don't believe any on the list are better than the others, they are the best of their given genres (in my opinion).

1. The Princess Bride - Just classic, swordfighting is amazing, practically the whole movie is quotable. Its just a giant cornucopia of goodness, thats all there is to say about that.

2. Gladiator - Epic. It is the best historical piece I've ever seen, I never get tired of it.

3. Any Given Sunday - In my opinion, this is the best realistic sports movie ever made. I think it realistically portrays how football actually is.

4. Snatch - If you havent seen it, do yourself a favor and do so. Part crime caper, part comedy, it is at times disjointed but an amazing movie.

5. The Matrix Reloaded - Total non-stop actiongasm. It has normal fights, fights with weapons, gun fights and an epic car chase. Sure, the plot is kind of convoluted and its not where I saw the franchise going, but as far as an action movie goes, its hard to get better action than the matrix reloaded.

I think those 5 best represent their particular genres and I never get tired of them. What are everyone else's top 5?


thedoctor said...

dude, Princess Bride ftw.

If you like Snatch, then you should really check out these movies.

"Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels"

"Boondock Saints"

I know there is one more that fits that genere....can't think, blah!

Esdras said...

I am somewhat of a martial arts film collector and like nothing more than seeing massive fights in films.

The film of the moment is Ong Bak.

Fish said...

@thedoctor - I own both of those, and agree, they're quite good.

@esdras - Ong Bak was the one about the elephant? If its what I'm thinking, martial arts ok, movie, bad lol I have somewhat of a collection of a collections of fung fu movies, my favorites are fist of legend with jet li and the drunken master with jackie chan (the one from the 70's, not the newer one).

~One Among Many~ said...

@Esdras I loved Ong Bak - what a great and sad (to some extent) movie. I'm a huge kung fu film fan.

My favorite movies of all time though will have to include movies from my childhood and ones that I've seen a million times.

1. Princess Bride
2. Robinhood Men in Tights
3. Nightmare Before Christmas
4. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
5. Ong Bak (a new favorite)

The Bob said...

"The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly." One of the greatest westerns ever.

"The Last of the Mohicans." Breathtaking historical epic. The final fight between Old Guy and Magua is BRUTAL! The Club/Axe/Machete weapon that Old Guy (Chingachgook) uses should be an epic drop in WoW.

"Tommy Boy" If you want a quotable movie, this one has a quote for evey possible situation.

TGAPGeorge said...

Man, so many to choose from... especially cause I really like movies.

Well, the first springing to mind are:

1. Fight Club - Favorite movie AND book of all time.

2. Vanilla Sky - yes, with Tom Cruise, but will still blow your mind.

3. Inside Man - Incredibly intelligent and dripping with awesome acting.

4. Spartan - Val Kilmer's hidden gem

5. Man on Fire - Cannot say enough about this movie and Denzel

Honorable Mentions:
1. The Game - with Michael Douglas
2. Memento - Freaky Good
3. Identity - Cusak is the man
4. 1408 - Did I mention Cusak is the man?
5. Something the Lord Made - Go Mos Def!

Another top 5:
1. The Kingdom
2. V for Vendetta
3. Tears of the Sun
4. Master and Commander
5. Jarhead

Aaugh! I can't stop myself:
1. Spy Game - just plain great
2. A Knight's Tale
3. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
4. Solaris
5. The Peacemaker - Clooney has several all time great scenes

Ok, seriously, this is it:
1. Black Hawk Down
2. Cast Away
3. Super Troopers
4. The Last Samurai
5. Suicide Kings - Walken reigns supreme

No really, I'm done:
1. Swingers
2. Sixth Sense
3. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
4. Collateral
5. Way of the Gun

Sorry, but I DID say I really liked movies...

HolyGhost said...

Caddyshack- Chevy Chase, Bill Murry and Rodnie Dangerfield at their best.

American Pscyho- Hewie Lewis and the News music will never be the same after that movie.