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25th hour [directed by Spike Lee, starring Edward Norton, Barry Pepper, Rosario Dawson] Jay Kay: Edward Norton has to make sense out of his life during one day before going to prison. Interesting, but too depressing. Quote: Frank Slaughtery: Why is it that a woman walks in a room with great tits, every other woman in the joint says that she's a slut? Why is that? Apocalypse Now! REDUX [1996, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, starring Charlie Sheen, Marlon Brando] Jay Kay: A painful experience for Vietnam vets, a sick nightmare for people of today. But still a 'Nam classic, worth watching at least once. Quotes: Willard: I hardly said a word to my wife until I said yes to a divorce. *** Hubert: You are fighting for the biggest nothing in history. Assignment, The [1997, directed by Christian Duguay, starring Aidan Quinn, Donald Sutherland, Ben Kingsley] Jay Kay: The story goes about the terrorist Carlos a.k.a. Jackal. Quinn plays a dual role - the terrorist and a naval officer, Carlos lookalike. The officer is trained by CIA in a pretty silly manner to play the lead part in an operation to eliminate Carlos. Sutherland reprises brilliantly his CIA executive from JFK and Quinn makes an overall good performance. Pretty good action and some explicit female nudity, rent it for a good Wednesday evening. Quote: Maura Ramirez: You started smoking again? Annibal Ramirez: Yeah. I'll be doing heroin soon.

Born On The Fourth Of July [1989, directed by Oliver Stone, starring Tom Cruise, Willem Dafoe] Jay Kay: One of those Stone movies, where Vietnam vet Cruise wheelchairs his way to an Oscar, they just don't give him any. To learn your lesson you just have to see it to feel what one of the most popular interpreters of modern history has to say about war in Vietnam. Most likely you won't want to see it more than one time. Quote: Ron Kovic: Doctor, will I ever be able to -- to have children? Doctor: No. [pause] No, but we have a good psychologist. He's helped a lot of people. Ron Kovic: I'll walk again. Doctor: No you won't -- Ron Kovic: No, I know I'll walk again! Doctor: No, let me tell you something, Ron. You will NEVER walk again. Bridge On The River Kwai [1957, directed by David Lean, starring William Holden, Alec Guiness] Jay Kay: Being quite entertaining unfortunately did not meet all my expectations, but the moral of the story was powerful and delivered a bunch of good messages. Quotes: Major Shears [to a nurse]: You give me powders, pills, baths, injections, enemas; when all I need is love. *** An American officer in response to proposal to translate his pick-up line to a Siamese girl: No, it will spoil it. Too much talk always spoils it. Bullets Over Broadway [1994, directed by Woody Allen, starring John Cusack, Chazz Palminteri] Jay Kay: A surprisingly good and interesting comedy about a drama writer with no talent and and a mob who writes a famous play for him. Great jokes, good actors and an interesting story. A good chick flick. Quote: Rita: For me, love is very deep, but sex only has to go a few inches. Carlito's Way [1993, directed by Brian de Palma, starring Al Pacino, Sean Penn, John Leguizamo] Jay Kay: Rent this movie. It's a good one, even reminded me of Godfather. An amazing Al Pacino and Sean Penn performance [practically all characters in this flick are well written and played] with some really awesome moments like the way Gail seduces Carlito two thirds into the movie during the song You Are So Beautiful, the way Carlito sets up Kleinfeld, the way Carlito shoots the last mobster and Carlito's famous last words... Quote: Carlito: Sorry boys, all the stitches in the world can't sew me together again. Lay down...lay down. Gonna stretch me out in Fernandez funeral home on hun and ninth street. Always knew I'd make a stop there, But a lot later than a whole gang of people thought. Last of the Mo-Ricans, well maybe not the last. Gail's gonna be a good mom New improved Carlito Brigante. Hope she uses the money to get out. No room in this city for big hearts like us... Sorry baby, I tried the best I could. Honest. Can't come with me on this trip loaf. Getting the shakes now. Last call for drinks. Bars closing down. Sun's out. Where are we going for breakfast? Don't wanna go far. Rough night. Tired baby... Tired... City Of God [2002, directed by Fernando Meirelles, starring Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino] Jay Kay: Those two hours of nonstop violence turned out to be a good movie, even more powerful since based on a true story. Go watch it now. Quote: Li'l Zé: Can you read? Gang Member: I can read only the pictures. Courage Under Fire [1996, directed by Edward Zwick, starring Denzel Washington, Meg Ryan, Matt Damon] Jay Kay: Denzel Washington investigates whether Meg Ryan - who is extremely unconvincing - should be awarded a Medal of Honor. Various versions ensue along with some heavy war footage, pretty good for it's time. Quote: Specialist Ilario: It's not the doing shit that gets to you. It's the consequences. Imagine a life without consequences. Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai [1999, directed by Jim Jarmusch, starring Forest Whitaker, RZA] Jay Kay: A landmark performance from Forest Whitaker , being so powerful and well developed conceit as the title character. A slow, monotonous headtrip for the light of heart. Quote: Ghost Dog: There is surely nothing other than the single purpose of the moment. A man's whole life is a succession of moment after moment. If one fully understands the present moment, there is nothing left to do, and nothing else to pursue. Great Escape, The [1963, directed by John Sturges, starring Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson, James Coburn] Pinx: An old school movie about WWII, a specially built POW camp, where Nazis have put together all biggest trouble makers and escape artists from other camps. And of course they all together start planning a great escape almost instantly... Sometimes it seemed too overacted and overpolished, but it has some of the charm I always liked in these movies. It is basically dramatic, but sports really great, quality jokes all along the way. But most importantly, the parts actors play are really well developed, they have their own character and tailored jokes, fears, pluses and minuses. Anyway, it's interesting to see how prisoners planned their escape (movie makers say it's based on true story), how they were getting ready for it - in even the smallest details and how they managed to survive (or die) behind enemy lines after getaway. Quote: Hilts: I haven't seen Berlin yet, from the ground or from the air, and I plan on doing both before the war is over. He Got Game [1998, directed by Spike Lee, starring Denzel Washington, Ray Allen, Milla Jovovich, Rosario Dawson] Jay Kay: Spike colorful take on father-son relationships shows you can't trust anyone, but it's well worth the time and money spent. You can trust me. Quote: Dom Pagnotti: When making a business decision, the only color that matters is green. Hudson Hawk [1991, directed by Michael Lehmann, starring Bruce Willis, Danny Aiello, Andy MacDowell] Jay Kay: The cartoony style of 1991 is not enough to make it to my top movie list. The flick was pretty dumb and really intended for children of those days. Since I was a child back then... Nevertheless, this thief movie sported quite a lot of really funny moments [what worth is that Hudson Hawk character alone!] that should be memorized. Quote: Darwin Mayflower: I'll kill your friends, your family, and the bitch you took to the prom! Hudson Hawk: Betty Jo Byarsky? I can get you an address on that, if you want. How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days [2003, directed by Donald Petry, starring Matthew McConaughey, Kate Hudson] Jay Kay: The middle part where the pretty unattractive Kate Hudson makes Matthew McConaughey [so adorable in those romance movies] go ape with all her uncontrollable chick stuff - that part is hilarious, you must see it with your babe to let her know how ridiculous does she look pulling off stunts like that. OK, the movie is pretty one sided and sexist that way, but does hold balance pretty well in sweet and awfully cliche ending. Quote: Andie: Unattached? Ben: Currently. Andie: Likewise. Ben: Surprising. Andie: Psycho? Ben: Rarely. Interested? Andie: Perhaps. Ben: Hungry? Andie: Starving. Ben: Leaving? Andie: Now? Invasions Barbares, Les [2003, directed by Denys Arcand, starring Remy Girard, Stephane Rousseau, Sophie Lorain] Jay Kay: An often funny French drama/comedy [I may never get the neccessity of this genre] about a dying man, whose last moments are shared by those close to him all his life - often invited by his con artist son. The piece is quite interesting, sometimes comes close to turning into a chick flick, but maintaining it's main line of old man sinking into memories of his glorious erotic past, getting extreme unction from a Bulgarian prostitute and extra hits of heroin and weed, summoned by his gifted con son. See it, if you get a chance. Quote: Diane: - Some wine? Remy: - Drink to my health and tell me how good it is. I'd like to bow out just like Felix Faure. Louise: -Who was he? Why? Remy: - Oh blessed Felix Faure, the President of the French Republic. His heart stopped beating, while his mistress the admirable Madame Steinheil, kneeling before him, bestowed on him the most glorious blowjob of all time. My god! - His enemies gloated: "She seized him, the would-be Caesar and he had a seizure!" Henceforth Madame Steinheil was known as the kiss of death. I should be so lucky! Diane: - It's not our fault if your heart is unstoppable. I'd like to remind you that at a certain time, I and several others here blew you most heartily, with enough force to capsize a schooner. Claude [a gay guy]: - What do you know about blowing boys? Diane:- Well, sir, our efforts earned gushing praise. Louise: - Heavens, that's hard to swallow. *** Diane: No more curled-up toes. That's over. I've seen enough ceilings. I've closed the store, laid down my arms, hung up my skates. Johnny English [2003, directed by Peter Howitt, starring Rowan Atkinson, Natalie Imbruglia, John Malkovich] Jay Kay: A great entertainment of English humor. Definetely suggest. Before going to watch the hilarious Rowan Atkinson [who as Johnny English easily beats Bean] in this English made James Bond spoof [who easily beats any of the Austin Powers movies] remember - it ain't Hollywood - and thank God! Quote: Johnny English: You know, I think I'd rather have my bottom impaled on a giant cactus than exchange peasantries with that chumped up Frenchman. As far as I'm concerned, the only thing the French should be allowed to host is an invasion. Siege [1998, directed by Edward Zwick, starring Denzel Washington, Bruce Willis, Anette Benning] Jay Kay: Some say Siege was a wack, I consider it good entertainment and brilliant acting by Denzel Washington. Easy, now aged terrorist movie to see on TV or rent for Thursday night. Quote: General William Devereaux: This is the land of opportunity, gentlemen. The opportunity to turn yourselves in. O, Brother, Where Art Thou [2000, directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, starring George Clooney, John Turturro, John Goodman] Jay Kay: This was something I didn't quite get - the country style adaptation of what they claim Homers Odyssey was a crazy road trip with some nice jokes thrown in and a brilliant soundtrack - Didn't Leave Nobody But The Baby sung by the Sirens earned a place in the golden shelf of my record collection instantly! A movie to see with your friends on a light entertainment evening. Quote: Ulysses Everett McGill: It's a fool that looks for logic in the chambers of the human heart. Ocean's Twelve [2004, directed by Steven Soderbergh, starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis] Jay Kay: Soderbergh fears to fail - or simply doesn't care about the outcome, it's really hard to tell, so he takes a different direction both scriptwriting and directing. If the movie didn't have an older brother called Ocean's 11 to live up to, I would call this a really good con movie. Actors have fun all along the way - and you are invited to join. Quote: Danny Ocean: I don't know. Can't turn my brain off, you know. It's me. We go into some place, and all I can do is see the angles. It's what I do. It's what I've always done. I love it. I don't know. Some sort of weird irony, you know? Team America: World Police [2004, directed by Trey Parker, starring Trey Parker and Matt Stone] Jay Kay: Parker and Stone unveil their version of terrorism - a light entertainment SouthPark style from start to finish with some terribly bad jokes and some genuinely great ones. Never loses style, a must see for all Southpark fans. Quote: Guy in Bar: Being a dick isn't so bad. There are three kinds of people. Dicks, pussies, and assholes. Pussies think everyone can get alone. And dicks just want to fuck all the time without thinking it through. But then you get your assholes Chuck! And all the assholes want is to shit all over everything. So pussies may get mad at dicks once in a while because pussies get fucked by dicks. But dicks also fuck assholes, Chuck. And if they didn't fuck the assholes you know what you get? You get your dick and your pussy all covered in shit. Movies, that almost made it and pending review Conspiracy Theory Downfall Full Metal Jacket Kinsey Million Dollar Baby Monster's Ball Ray Reckoning, The Saturday Night Fever Sling Blade Taking Lives Good, The Bad And The Ugly, The