10 Movies I Watched and Were Worth it Between 2000 to 2015

The last part of 10 movies I had intention of doing in April.  They are in no particular order..  Let me know what you think.  Agree?  Disagree?  Don’t give a crap.  I have better things to do than watch movies all day and night long.  Trust me, I know the feeling, but some days a movie is all I can and want to handle.


Sunshine (2007) is a adventure/sci-fi/thriller about a team of astronauts sent to on a  mission after the first team failed.  This is a do or die situation because the Earth is dying from lack of sunlight.  With a new team in place, Icarus II is the last hope for human survival.  It stars Cillian Murphy, Chris Evans, Rose Bryne, Michelle Yeoh, Cliff Curtis, Troy Garity, Hiroyuki Sanada, Benedict Wong, Chipo Chung, Mark Strong, Ewan McGregor, and Paloma Baeza.  It is rated R for violent content and language.


Brick (2005) is a crime/drama/mystery about a teenager living in California on a quest to find what happened to his ex-girlfriend after she is found dead.  She gives him few clues except a few words in a prior phone call.  Upon gaining entrance into high school cliques, getting closer to drugs, and clashing with rich students, Brendan uncovers the reasons for this tragedy.  It stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Nora Zehetner, Lukas Haas, Noah Fleiss, Matt O’Leary, Emilie de Ravin, Noah Segan, Richard Roundtree, Meagan Good, and Brian White.  It is rated R for violent and drug content.


    The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004) is a comedy/drama about an oceanographer who seeks revenge on a jaguar shark that killed his partner.  Joining him is an array of personalities that make his journey underwater more difficult and lively.  The footage of this expedition will be the second part of his documentary whether he finds the jaguar shark or not.  It stars Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Cate Blanchett, Anjelica Huston, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Michael Gambon, and Bud Cort.  It is rated R for language, some drug use, violence, and partial nudity.


    A Scanner Darkly (2006) is a animation/crime/drama about a undercover detective trying to find the people responsible for putting a dangerous drug known as Substance D onto the streets of California.  As his assignment continues, Fred is further absorbed into this drug world, leading to his identity being fractured and sacrificed for a greater good.  It stars Keanu Reeves, Robert Downey Jr., Woody Harrelson, Winona Ryder, Rory Cochrane, Lisa Marie Newmyer, Dameon Clarke, Jason Douglas, Marco Perella, Alex Jones, and Turk Pipkin.  It is rated R for drug and sexual content, language, and a brief violent image.


    Big Eyes (2014) is a drama based on real life painter and her fight to be legitimately recognized for her artistic talent and work.  Margaret’s working relationship with her husband seemed good at the time, but as she gains more recognition greeds gets in his way.  It is in court where people learn the truth.  It stars Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston, Jon Polito, Krysten Ritter, Jason Schwartzman, Terence Stamp.  It is rated PG-13 for thematic elements and brief strong language.


    The Science of Sleep (2006) or La science des rêves (original title) is a drama/fanstasy about a young man falling in love with his neighbor.  Through the use of his dreams, he escapes into a world of fantasy and imagination to deal with his actual life.  It stars Gael García Bernal, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Miou-Miou, Alain Chabat, Emma de Caunes, Sacha Bourdo, Aurélia Petit, and Pierre Vaneck.  It is rated R for language, some sexual content and nudity.


    Inherent Vice (2014) is a comedy/crime/drama adapted from Thomas Pynchon’s book (still sitting on my shelf) about a private investigator in Los Angeles.  He’s investigating the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend.  With each new piece of information dug up, Doc uncovers a possible conspiracy regarding the FBI and syndicate known as Golden Fang.  It stars Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Katherine Waterston, Reese Witherspoon, Benicio del Toro, Jena Malone, Maya Rudolph, and Martin Short.  It is rated R for drug use throughout, sexual content, graphic nudity, language and some violence.


    Joy Ride (2001) is a mystery/thriller about two brothers and a friend on a road trip.  They
    engage in innocent pranks over the radio, but they learn someone doesn’t view it the same way.  A truck driver named Rusty Nail hunts them down one by one for embarrassing and playing childish games with him.  It stars Steve Zahn, Paul Walker, Leelee Sobieski, Jessica Bowman, Stuart Stone, and Jim Beaver.  It is rated R for violence/terror and language.
    3:10 to Yuma (2007) is a crime/drama/action about a rancher who hopes to get out from under his debts by helping to escort an outlaw to a train station in Arizona.  Being part of this transport proves difficult as the outlaw in custody has a posse eager to rescue him.  It stars Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Logan Lerman, Dallas Roberts, Ben Foster, Peter Fonda, Vinessa Shaw, Alan Tudyk, Luce Rains, Gretchen Mol, and Lennie Loftin.  It is rated R for violence and some language.
    Prisoners (2013) is a crime/drama/mystery about a man’s quest to find his missing daughter and her friend.  As the police search for the missing girls, he targets a young man in a van for clues.  He finds himself on a mission, willing to sacrifice himself for his daughter’s safe return.  It stars Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Maria Bello, Terrence Howard, Melissa Leo, Paul Dano, Dennis Christopher, Dylan Minnette, Zoë Soul, Erin Gerasimovich, and Kyla-Drew Simmons.  It is rated R for disturbing violent content including torture, and language throughout.


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