Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Good movies

If you're in the mood for the best action movie you've probably never heard of, give Equilibrium a try. Christian Bale plays the Extreme Badass, after he filmed American Psycho, before The Machinist and Batman Begins. It's got some of the best-choreographed action scenes I've ever seen, and the movie's got some quality science-fictiony goodness. The director is also unfortunately responsible for one of the worst movies ever filmed: Ultraviolet. But he did a good job with this one, at least. If you don't feel like watching the movie, I at least recommend this YouTube clip of the last seven minutes of the film. It's one big long action sequence, and it rocks hard.

Also recommended and obscure: Below, written and directed by David Twohy. He also wrote and directed Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick. He also wrote the screenplays for Warlock, G.I. Jane, The Fugitive, and Impostor (as well as Waterworld, which I'm apparently the only person in the entire world who enjoyed). Below is sort of a horror movie, sort of a mystery, and sort of a ghost story, but it's not a monster movie; most of the creepy comes as a natural part of a movie set on a submarine in World War II. If you haven't seen it, it's pretty good and definitely worth a rental.

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