I'll try and arrange these into some kind of order, though i haven't got a clue where to start!
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Alien - Director's Cut
Landmark space horror
Alien - Director's Cut
(2003) Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright Director: Ridley Scott Certificate:
For this digitally remastered special edition of what many have called the "scariest movie ever made," Ridley Scott has incorporated new footage never before seen in movie houses.
Working closely with Twentieth Century Fox, Scott oversaw a restoration of the original film's negative, as well as ..
What a fine actor Mickey Rourke is, shame his life is a shambles, could've and should've been the next DeNiro.
(1987) Starring:Lisa Bonet, Mickey Rourke, Charlotte Rampling Director:Alan Parker Certificate:
The time is the 1950s: seedy Brooklyn private eye Harry Angel (Mickey Rourke) is hired by shady Louis Cyphre (Robert De Niro) to locate a pop singer who reneged on a debt. Harry ventures into Harlem, the first step of a Heart of Darkness-inspired odyssey. Each time Harry makes contact with someone ..read more »
2001 - A Space Odyssey
(1968) Starring:Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester Director:Stanley Kubrick Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
Stanley Kubrick's celebrated sci-fi treatise uses Strauss' 'Blue Danube', amongst other classical pieces, to add gravity to the film's weightless musings. At the dawn of Mankind, a tribe of ape-like beings are visited on Earth by a large black monolith. Thousands of years later, in the year 2001, ..read more »
2 & 3 were a bit whiffy but this was a truly great film.
(1999) Starring:Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Laurence Fishburne Director:The Wachowski Brothers Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
This hugely successful blockbuster stars Keanu Reeves as Neo, a young computer hacker who comes to believe that the world around him is not as it appears to be. With the aid of mysterious subversive Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), Neo discovers that his whole existence as he knows it is a lie. ..read more »
The Usual Suspects
(1995) Starring:Pete Postlethwaite, Kevin Pollak, Gabriel Byrne Director:Bryan Singer Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
When a truck loaded with stripped gun parts is hijacked outside of Queens, five notorious thieves become overnight guests of the NYPD, but that's all they need to hatch a plan that brings them to Los Angeles for the ultimate take, $91 million in hard cash. Roger "Verbal" Kint, an apparent victim of ..read more »
I love arty foreign films, unburdened by commercial pressure, sit back and enjoy.
(2001) Starring:Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Yolande Moreau Director:Jean-Pierre Jeunet Certificate:
When Montmartre-dwelling Amelie Poulain (Audrey Tautou) discovers a hidden collection of childhood toys in her apartment and conspires to return them to their now-elderly owner, the happiness on the old man's face is enough to start her on a campaign of further good works. Thus she sends her father'..read more »
What a great film, still a pleasure to watch.Pity the DVD has those cutscenes inserted, spoils it a bit.
The Blues Brothers
(1980) Starring:Henry Gib, Pee-Wee Herman, John Candy Director:John Landis Certificate:
Comedy classic from the 'Saturday Night Live' stable which comes packed with car chases, music and cameo appearances. Blues brothers Jake and Elwood (John Belushi and Dan Ackroyd) have sold their souls to rhythm'n'blues, but still lend a hand when the church orphanage in which they were raised is ..read more »
I tend to watch the trilogy every couple of years, good entertainment.
Back To The Future
(1985) Starring:Billy Zane, Claudia Wells, Lea Thompson Director:Robert Zemeckis Certificate:
Teenager Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) just wants to play electric guitar and date girlfriend Jennifer; he is also determined not to end up a loser in life like his own parents. Father George (Crispin Glover) is a weak-willed failure, bullied at work by his former high school tormentor Biff Tannen (..read more »