Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Top 5 Movies!

I'm kinda bored today so I decided to do my Top 5 Movies, I can't believe I've had a blog for 10 months and haven't done this yet! So here it goes!

5. High Fidelity- Based off the Nick Hornby book by the same name, This is a great movie! Its so funny! Great dialogue, Fantastic storyline about a record store owner Rob Gordon (John Cusak) and his top 5 ALL TIME breakups "These were the ones that really hurt" An All-Star cast including Catherine Zita Jones, Jack Black (In probably his best ever roll), Tim Robbins, and of course Joan Cusak (Do they ever do movies NOT together) This movie also has a GREAT soundtrack and lots of great music & movie discussion, and Tons of top 5 lists!

4. Good Fellas- "Ever since I can remember, Ive always wanted to be a gangster" The EPIC Martin Scorsese directed Mafia flick comes in at #4. Based off the FANTASTIC book Wiseguy my Nick Pileggi, it chronicles the life of Henry Hill, and the Lucchese crime family. Fantastic fights, great dialogue and well developed characters make this one I constantly come back too! It features, Ray Liotta as Hill, Deniro as Jimmy Conway (In real life Jimmy Burke) and a Oscar winning performance by Joe Pesci. Throw in Lorraine Bracco(Dr Melfi from Sopranos fame) and you got a fantastic movie!

3. The Big Lebowski- This Coen Brothers flick stars Jeff Bridges as a Slacker w/ a penchant for White Russians & Bowling! Jeffery Lebowski is his name, but he is known throughout the town as "the Dude" Unfortunately for "the Dude" there is a rich man in town ALSO name Jeff Lebowski and he has people trying to get money from him. He is mistaken and the assailants piss on his rug, so he naturally goes to the "big Lebowski" to get his rug back. Throw in an AMAZING performance by John Goodman (prob my fav movie character ever) and a GREAT straight man performance by Steve Buscemi, not to mention Tara Reid at her ALL TIME Hottest and Phillip Seymour Hoffman, playing character only HE can play, and you got an amazing movie! The plot thickens however with a kidnapping and a plot to get money! Juliann Moore also play a part in the flick as well! If you haven't seen it GO RENT IT NOW! Be aware though, it is ODD at parts!

My last 2 Movies are actually from the same book of Steven King Short Stories.

2. Shawshank Redemption- Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) was a banker, accused of killing his wife and the golf pro she was fucking. He gets sent to Shawshank on a life Sentence. He Quickly befriends Red (Morgan Freeman at his best) hes "A guy that has been known to get a few things from time to time" He, being smart and educated gets certain benefits, he does the taxes for the jail guards, he runs the books and launders money and he also runs the library, GREAT MOVIE! One of the best Prison Movies ever! Fantastic cast and GREAT writing make this movie SOAR!

1. Stand By Me- Fantastic cast of Future Superstars, this movie chronicles the trip of four young boys from Castle Rock Oregon on the 30 mile hike to try to find a boys dead body. The boy has been missing for several days. Vern (Jerry O Connell at his chubbiest) Gordy (Will Wheaton of Stark Trek fame) Chris (The tragic River Phoenix) and Teddy (Corey Feldman) all set off on Labor day weekend to go find the body. Its a coming of age tale and the reason its my fav is it reminds me of my Friends growing up (though we never found a dead body) Great bad guy played by a young Kiefer Sutherland, a great 50s soundtrack and GREAT dialogue and you have my all time favorite movie!


Lee said...

Is it bad I've managed to not see ANY of those?

Bobby G said...

YES! got to the video store and RENT THEM ALL LEE! its your fuckin duty as a human being!

Aimeepalooza said...

These are all great movies...good taste Bobby.

Tommy said...

Great choices bro...missing some classic Sandler, Farley or Farrell though...

Bobby G said...

Sandler, Farley and ferrell, tho i do enjoy them arent ALL TIME top 5