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Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991,  R)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
T2 is my all time favourite movie. There is simply too much awesomeness in this movie for me to talk about. The only thing that bugs me is when I see people calling it one of the greatest action movies ever made... No, it's one of the greatest MOVIES ever made, period. To call it an action movie is simply an insult and undercuts the film completely.

The movie has elements of action, horror, sci-fi, suspense, drama, as well as tons of emotional depth to keep you invested in the characters. I've never seen a movie before or since that combined all of those elements so seamlessly. The movie, even though it's 2 and a half hours long, is perfectly paced, brilliantly taking you on a relentless chase scene in one minute to slowing down for the T-800 and John to high five each other next.

The revolutionary effects still look great today, and I think that's because James Cameron knew when and how to use CGI. Most of the T-1000 effects are practical, with CGI only being used for the morphing, mostly. Brilliant job by prop god Stan Winston!

Arnie was a badass as usual and this is probably his best performance of all time, Robert Patrick as the T-1000 is one of the greatest villains in the history of cinema, and Edward Furlong did a wonderful job as John Connor, which says a lot given how child actors perform nowadays. I truly believe Linda Hamilton stole the show though, Sarah Connor in this movie is the most badass chick in movie history not named Ellen Ripley. The whole "dangers of technology" message in this movie is still relevant given that computers pretty much run our entire planet today. As for James Cameron's directing, well, this is his best movie, which is a testament to him because he's never made a bad movie (piranha 2 doesn't count).

I know I'm rambling and this post is tl;dr and shit. But I can't say enough about this movie... It's cinematic perfection.
The Dark Knight 2008,  PG-13)
The Dark Knight
This is to superhero movies what "The Godfather" was to gangster movies. It's a masterpiece, one of the greatest movies I've ever seen. This deserves a huge load of oscar nods, especially Heath Ledger for BA as the joker he completely owned the part and blows Jack Nicholson out of the water. The casting was perfect, Christian Bale is the best Batman, Aaron Eckhart was perfect for two face (loved the makeup job on the Villains by the way). Non stop action at the start and it doesn't let up for a second, a lot stuff happened that I didn't expect to (Rachel dying, Gordon getting shot and faking own death, etc.) If the AFI redoes their list of the 100 greatest movies of all time, this masterpiece will belong near the top, Oh and "Why so serious" would belong on the top 100 quotes of all time. All I have to say to Christopher Nolan is "Steven who?".
The Terminator 1984,  R)
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back 1980,  PG)
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
This is the best Star Wars movie, not just the incredible plot twist but the introduction of Yoda and Lando, the asteroid field chase, the imperial march, the battle of Hoth and the showdown between Luke and Vader
This Is Spinal Tap 1984,  R)
This Is Spinal Tap
I'm a metal head so it was kind of hard for me to not love this movie, it's a little stereotypical at times but it's still funny, the best is when Harry Shearer's cocoon won't open up. Best mockumentary ever.
GoodFellas 1990,  R)
The Godfather 1972,  R)
The Godfather
This Is A Fucking Classic, the greatest movie to win best picture at the oscars and arguably the greatest movie of all time, it features actors who kickstarted their careers with this movie, like Al Pacino, James Caan, and Robert Duvall. And features Marlon Brando as the main character: Don Vito Corleone, Brando Won A Best Actor Award for his performance. This is a movie you must see before you die!
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 1966,  R)
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
The best western movie ever made, Clint Eastwood's best performance, Ennio Morricone's soundtrack is legendary, love the standoff at the end!
Batman Begins 2005,  PG-13)
Batman Begins
Batman is the best superhero, and this was the only batman movie in which the casting was perfect, Christian Bale was perfect for Batman, Michael Caine was perfect for Alfred, and so on and so on. It saved the Batman franchise.
Star Trek 2009,  PG-13)
Aliens 1986,  R)
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope 1977,  PG)
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
A triumph of the imagination, what an amazing sci fi adventure film, not the best in the series, but it set a gold standard for ALL the adventure films made after it. The characters are classic: Luke, Leia, Darth Vader (arguably the greatest movie villain of all time) Han Solo, R2 D2, C-3PO, Obi Wan Kenobi and so on and so on and so on. How the F**K did this lose best picture???
The Godfather, Part II 1974,  R)
The Godfather, Part II
This wasn't as good as the first one but still an epic classic, I love the part where Young Vito (Deniro) goes back to Sicily and takes revenge on the man who killed his family, paybacks are a bitch!
Dirty Harry 1971,  R)
Die Hard 1988,  R)
Die Hard
Yippy kiyay motherfucker! Classic action flick
Airplane! 1980,  PG)
One of the funniest movies ever, the funniest part is when the shit hits the fan. That was hard to pick because so many funny parts
True Lies 1994,  R)
Star Trek II - The Wrath of Khan 1982,  PG)
Pulp Fiction 1994,  R)
Pulp Fiction
I didn't like this movie at first but it grew on me, and now i love it.
The Departed 2006,  R)
The Departed
Martin Scorsese's 2nd best film next to goodfellas, great story of rats and crooked cops
Casino Royale 2006,  PG-13)
Casino Royale
Best Bond movie ever
Back to the Future 1985,  PG)
Star Trek Into Darkness 2013,  PG-13)
Star Trek Into Darkness
These Abrams Trek movies (along with Nolan's Batman trilogy) are how reboots should be done! J.J. Abrams completely reinvented the Star Trek universe in his 2009 flick, and while many hardcore fans were alienated, the majority of audiences loved the movie, including me. 4 years later, he comes out with what is the perfect Trek film for today. It's a film that strikes a perfect balance between fanboy service and great filmmaking. It's not just an amazing Star Trek movie, it's an amazing movie overall.

The thing that stands out more than anything is Benedict Cumberbatch's performance as Khan. Personally, I have not been this blown away by a performance since Heath Ledger's Joker, which is funny to say, because I find many parallel between those performances: They're both fresh, unique, and badass inpretations of classic villains, both appeared in second installments of their respective franchises, and most importantly, they're both Oscar worthy. I can't say enough about his performance, and whatever I can say probably won't do it justice.

As a lifelong fan of Star Trek, I love the new direction Abrams has took with this franchise, these movies just give me more things about Star Trek to love. This movie is a brilliant companion piece to the 2009 film, and definitely on of the best Trek films of all time.
The Dark Knight Rises 2012,  PG-13)
Star Trek - First Contact 1996,  PG-13)
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi 1983,  PG)
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
Great Movie, not best in the saga but provides us with closure of arguably the greatest movie trilogy of all time. Love the ending... talk about fatherly love eh? and those ewoks are amusing.
The Abyss 1989,  PG-13)
Predator 1987,  R)
Great movie that got ruined by crappy sequels, even though, this Shwarzenegger at his best. "You're one ugly motherfucker" is Arny's best and most underrated quote of all time. I find it funny that we got 2 future governers in this movie.(Jesse Ventura was the Gov. of Minnesota, and Arny)
Gran Torino 2009,  R)
Team America - World Police 2004,  R)
Team America - World Police
The reason why I like this movie is because I'm a dick. Matt Stone is a pussy, Trey Parker is an asshole, and eventually the asshole will get so tired of it that... well, you get it.

Unforgiven 1992,  R)
Fight Club 1999,  R)
The Shawshank Redemption 1994,  R)
Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm 1993,  PG)
The Warriors 1979,  R)
The Warriors
Cult Classic, that's all I have to say.
Titanic 1997,  PG-13)
Liar Liar 1997,  PG-13)
Kill Bill: Volume 1 2003,  R)
The Crow 1994,  R)
American Beauty 1999,  R)
RoboCop 1987,  R)
The Matrix 1999,  R)
Kick-Ass 2010,  R)
Star Trek IV - The Voyage Home 1986,  PG)
Major League 1989,  R)
Major League
KABOOM! What the hell????
"I have to wake up bat"!
Jurassic Park 1993,  PG-13)
Jurassic Park
Steven Spielberg's masterpiece, his best movie beyond a shadow of a doubt, the best part is when the lawyer gets bit off the toilet, i'be been laughing at that scene since I saw it years ago.
The Nightmare Before Christmas 1993,  PG)
Toy Story 1995,  G)
Marvel's The Avengers 2012,  PG-13)
Avatar 2009,  PG-13)
It's like Star Wars, but with a storyline that doesn't sound like it was written by a 5 year old.

Just like 18 years ago, James Cameron has once again proved that big budget movies can still be good. And just like T2 revolutionized filmmaking with its CGI, this one breaks new ground with it CG and also 3D imagery.

Cast-wise, I thought Worthington fit the role perfectly, Sigourney Weaver had a terrific performance and Giovanni Ribisi was a very convincing bad guy.

I love the Bush bashing in this too, along with environmental messages and the references to the treatments of the native-indians in this continent.

Will this JC movie sweep the oscars like Titanic did 12 years ago? I have my money on yes.

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