Arine leads a bunch of crack commandos in to the South American jungle under CIA orders to rescue some kidnapped delegates. However they soon find themselves been hunted by an alien nemesis. As it picks them off one by one who will survive? Great film which sets up its final battle between Arine and the Predator superbly.
Blain: Bunch of slack-jawed faggots around here. This stuff will make you a god damned sexual Tyrannosaurus, just like me.
Poncho: [holds up his grenade launcher] Yeah, strap this on your "sore ass", Blain.
This Japanese horror is based on such a simple concept. A cursed video tape that when viewed you receive a phone call telling you have seven days to live. Its urban legend but its never been done this good before. AS a journalist looks in to the tape after her niece dies. Soon she is in race against time to figure out what the disturbing images mean and what is the secret of Sadako? Can she save her own life as well as that of her son?
Reiko Asakawa: So that video is...
Ryuji Takayama: It's not of this world. It's Sadako's furry. And she's put a curse on us.
In 1989 Tim Burton brought his vision of the Dark Knight and it was good. Michael Keaton played playboy millionaire Bruce Wayne who at night donned a black suit and fought crime (as you do). Along the way he tangles with Jack Naiper and in the struggle Jack is dropped into a vat of chemicals and he becomes The Joker.. With this comes the villain upstaging the hero, Jack Nicholson appears to have way to much fun playing Joker and he upstages everyone else and gets all the best lines.
[the Joker reads the newspaper]
The Joker: "Winged freak terrorizes"? Wait'll they get a load of ME!
This just edges out Batman in the costume superhero stakes. Tobey Magurie plays Peter Parker a nerdy student who’s life changes when he is bitten by a radioactive spider that gives him the powers of a spider. Soon he has an evil villain to fight in the shape of Willem Dafoes Green Goblin/Norman Osborn. Throw in Kirsten Dunst as love interest Mary Jane Watson (the kiss in the rain is so cool) and James Franco as Harry Osborn, Norman’s son.
Peter Parker: [voiceover] Whatever life holds in store for me, I will never forget these words: "With great power comes great responsibility." This is my gift, my curse. Who am I? I'm Spider-man.
36. The Silence of the Lambs
Based on the novel of the same name by Thomas Harris this tells the story of the FBIs attempts to catch serial killer Buffalo Bill to do this the enlist young FBI agent Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) to talk to convicted serial killer Dr Hannibal Lecter (a superb Anthony Hopkins) a brilliant psychologist who they believe can lead them to Bill before he kills again. It is the relationship between Starling and Lecter that drives the film as Hannibal leads Starling to confront not only Bill but her own past. When Lecter does turn violent it is so wonderfully shot.
Hannibal Lecter: Why do you think he removes their skins, Agent Starling?
Hannibal Lecter: Enthrall me with your acumen.
Clarice Starling: It excites him. Most serial killers keep some sort of trophies from their victims.
Hannibal Lecter: I didn't.
Clarice Starling: No. No, you ate yours.