Originally Posted by Engineer
Some nice picks there, man! Please elaborate a bit sometime on The Super Cops, Homicide (the Mamet?), Hard Eight, Black Dynamite, MacGruber, MegaForce, and/or Godzilla VS Mechagodzilla (Was this the 1974 one? I also love the 2002 one.)
The Super Cops- a hilarious (based on a true story) movie where we follow buddy "super" cops from the academy to "fame". Ron Leibman does almost all the talking for the "dynamic duo", which are coined batman and robin by the streets and papers. This film really surprised me, it is great.
Homicide- is indeed the Mamet one and it was one of my favorite films when I was a teenager. Great dialog, great Joe Mantegna. Its a movie about hap and circumstance, karma, loyalty, but its all done better than it is in say something like U-Turn.
Hard Eight- not enough can be said about how great this gambling/mentor with a secret movie is. Paul Thomas Anderson's first film, and some people don't even know that it exists. Boogie Nights is great, but this is my favorite PTA flick.
Black Dynamite- everyone has to see Black Dynamite, or he will "Threw that shit before I can in the room!" on your ass. A great and hilarious send up to blaxploitation films like Dolomite and anything with a black guy doing kung fu "Who dares interrupt my kung fu!?!?" Way better than Undercover Brother.
MacGruber- is of course a parody movie of McGyver and not only that, its an awesome parody of the entire action genre, especially the action films of the eighties. This has become a cult favorite of mine and I can't wait for the teased sequel. "I'll suck as many dicks-I mean rip as many throats as I have to!" to see a sequel to this film.
Megaforce- oh god Megaforce. This was from my childhood, and I knew it was shit then, but I loved it. Megaforce is still shit, good shit.
Godzilla versus MechaGodzilla- yeah it was the older one, with the people who's faces turn green after dying and then become ape monsters or some shit, and it was awesome! I hadn't remembered it from childhood, even though I had seen tons of them, but I enjoyed it a lot this time.
I just finished Lawless from Jon Hillcoat (The Proposition) earlier and it was a pretty good "prohibition hillbillies gangster" movie, even though it had Shia LeBouf in it. Tom Hardy was great as the tough bad-ass older brother who comically mumbles and grunts out all his dialog.