MONDAY MOVIE MEME
The Usual Suspects (1995) This is a fantastic movie starring Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, Chaz Palminteri, Kevin Pollak, Benicio del Toro, Stephen Baldwin... This movie is about a group of criminals, a massacre and massive fire aboard a ship docked in the Port of Los Angeles and a mysterious mob boss who has everyone running scared, "Keyser Soze". The movie opens with the interrogation of criminal Roger "Verbal" Kint (Spacey) who is telling a U.S. Customs Agent (Palminteri) a convoluted story about how the ship came to be destroyed. This movie has terrific twists and turns, is entertaining, suspenseful, a little scary, humorous and full of adventure. If you haven't seen it, be sure to as soon as possible!
The Untouchables (1987) Directed by Briam De Palma and adapted by David Mamet from a television series in the '50s, it stars Kevin Costner as Eliot Ness, Sean Connery as Irish-American beat cop, Jim Malone and Robert De Niro as Al Capone. This is the autobiographical story of Eliot Ness's attempts to bring the gangster Al Capone to justice during Prohibition.
The Sting (1973) Starring Paul Newman, Robert Redford and Robert Shaw. Newman & Redford play two professional grifters who attempt to con a mob boss. This is a fun entertaining movie with a great musical score!
Monsters, Inc. (2001) A feature-length, computer-animated film from Pixar Animation Studios. Monstropolis is a monster-populated city & Monsters Inc. serves as the main power utility. Company employees scare children whose screams then provide the power for the city. The company's scare floor has special doors that link to the children's closets . But the children are becoming less scared. James P. "Sulley" Sullivan (voiced by John Goodman) is the top scarer. One day he finds a child loose on the scare floor. He recruits his best friend, Michael "Mike" Wazowski (voiced by Billy Crystal), to help him return her. While trying to do so without being caught, Sulley and Mike discover that Randall Boggs (voiced by Steve Buscemi) is up to no good and threatening the lives of the children. Sulley and Mike set out to fix everything! This is a terrific movie!
Love and Death ( 1975 ) A Woody Allen comedy starring Allen and Diane Keaton this movie satirizes the Russian Epic novels. It is filled with humor and lots of laughs as well as many philosophical debates. Definitely worth seeing!
Jagged Edge (1985) A courtroom thriller starring Glenn Close, Jeff Bridges, Peter Coyote and Robert Loggia.
The movie begins with a horrific murder of a woman at her home set off by itself near the beach. The woman's husband is soon arrested. He tries to hire the most high-profile attorney around and the twists and turns start here and keep coming. This is a suspenseful, exciting, riveting movie that grabs your attention and keeps it to the very end!
Memento (2000) A psychological thriller starring Guy Pierce portrays Leonard Shelby a man with anterograde amnesia who is unable to store new memories. He is searching for the man who raped and killed his wife in the bathroom of their home. Leonard has to cope with how to figure out how to remember what he discovers each day during his search. This is a really interesting, unique movie that requires major focus.