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Layer Cake - 92/100 - This comes from Matthew Vaughn, who is a frequent collaborator with Guy Ritchie on movies like Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch and more. It's a british crime-comedy that follows the same sort of cues that those movies do, and it has a retroactively stacked cast. Tom Hardy is like, the 9th billed person on this cast that includes 2 x Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins, Dumbledore, James Bond, and the director of Rocketman, Dexter Fletcher. Also this is when Sienna Miller was THAT girl and my god, hello.
Army of the Dead - 75/100 - This is a brand spankin' new zombie movie from Zack Snyder that dropped today. It's fun, stupid and entertaining which is exactly what I wanted from this. They aired the first 15 minutes of it last week, and when i saw that the plot was going to be sparked off by a guy getting that sloppy, no-hand gummy top while driving and crashing into a container with a zombie in it, I knew i was gonna be hooked.
The Personal History of David Copperfield - 85/100 - It's equal parts funny and serious, but most importantly a pleasant watch. Normally, I'm not about Dickins-type stuff, but Dev Patel was awesome in this and incredibly charming.
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory - 97/100 - I don't have to pitch you on this. Every time I watch, it immediately sends me down a Gene Wilder rabbit hole. What an insanely funny and talented dude that made every role work for him. RIP to one of the greatest to ever do it.
Saw - 79/100 - I wish there was a way to get the memory stick from Men in Black and completely wipe this movie from my memory so I could watch it for the first time again. Unfortunately, there is no way for those of us who have seen it to recapture that magic, but it is still a masterclass in suspension.
Warrior - 90/100 - When you're talking about the greatest fight movies ever made, Warrior has to be in the conversation. When you're talking about the best UFC movies ever, it's easily my number #1. Hardy and Edgerton poured a lot into this movie, both from a training and dramatic standpoint, and it. made for such a fantastic story.
Predator - 90/100 - God, I fucking love this movie. the brolic nature of it, the practical gunplay, the SFX on the actual predator, and all of the FANTASTIC one liners. It's hard to pick one, but when Bill Duke singles out Carl Weathers and tells him "I don't care who you are back in the world, you give away our position one more time, I'll bleed ya, real quiet. Leave ya here. Got that?". UNREAL. Always worth a rewatch to get your testosterone brewin'.
Collateral - 90/100 - I bring up this movie all the time on LCB because it not only is an awesome thriller, but it is one of my favorite Tom Cruise roles. This is back when he wasn't told by certain leaders that he was only allowed to play good guys, and he ripped off a few fantastic villain roles. Him as Vincent will always leave me wanting more villian roles from the bussy man.
Uncle Frank - 83/100 - This movie came out of nowhere to be one of the better originals from last year. It unfortunately didn't get a lot of advertising or love from the Bezos machine, but I'll tell you right now that it is a wholesome, easy watch. Plus, my best friend Paul Bettany is sexy as hell in it.
The Big Sick - 96/100 - Excellent comedy, excellent drama, great acting. This movie has everything you could ask for (especially if you don't know what you are in the mood for).