If True Romance happened to me, and I totally wish it would, it would open with me sitting in my local bar chewing some chick's ear off about Eddie Vedder. I'd ask her if she's ever seen Point Break, to which she would of course say no, and then I'd go watch something like Wild Things alone at my local theater. A beautiful girl would then spill her popcorn on me, we'd fall in love, and Val Kilmer as Jim…
Road House 1989
Some people have a God.
I have a Road House.
Escape from New York 1981
"Call me Snake"
Kurt Russell as Snake Plissken, Lee Van Cleef, Harry Dean Stanton, Isaac Hayes as the Duke, the score, Manhattan as a prison island; what more could you possibly want? You could have bankrolled any other director/producer/actors and they would have never came anywhere close to creating something as utterly badass as Carpenter did with this concept. Among even his slightly better efforts, Escape from New York still stands out as a miracle.
"You now have the option to terminate and be cremated on the premises"
There is plenty of fun to be had with Tremors thanks to Bacon, Ward, and the practical effects, but I never felt the tension or suspense that the film is trying to convey. Maybe I just don’t find giant worms all that interesting or scary when compared to the larger pantheon of monsters?
Ms .45 1981
Quintessential New York; Ms .45 is proof that even if New York City is nowhere near as dangerous as people who have never set foot in the city will claim, horrifying danger can still linger, further evoking chaos and vigilante justice as a result of having nobody, not even a neighbor, to turn to for help.
Primal Fear 1996
Although it starts off a little slow, once it grabs a hold of you Primal Fear is non-stop. This non-stop nature is interesting however because the film is not really doing anything crazy — aside from Norton who came out of the career gate on absolute fire, delivering a chillingly subdued yet evil performance — it just works. Everything from the story to the performances is truly captivating and the lingering moral ambiguity fuels the whole fire.
If this looked…