I’m a life long fan of director David Fincher and find myself increasingly impressed by the visions he brings to screen. I like his gravity towards perverse subjects, trademark visuals and the ways in which he continually innovates with technology and effects work. When the rest of the world and I heard that Fincher was behind ‘the Facebook movie,’ speculation grew rapid fire. What exactly would this movie become? Teaming up with dialogue king Aaron Sorkin, Fincher creates the surprisingly watchable film about money and friendship. It was my favorite film of 2010 and would make a strong case for my top 10 of the decade list. Keep reading to see what I chose for my 5 Favorite Things about The Social Network.
“Being 16 was a breeze” said no one ever. You had to navigate the turbulent waters known as adolescence, you were forced to go to a place everyday where you only liked about a handful of the people, your body is doing all types of weird shit, and oh, don’t get me started on the parentals trying to ‘relate’ to you. Yes, I was once a loud, obnoxious, spoiled teenager who had the whole world figured out. 11 years later I’ve narrowed it down to just being loud and spoiled. One of the fun things about being an adult (I use the term loosely) is being able to look back and laugh at all the tomfoolery and shenanigans of your youth; the things you did, the music you listened to, and the movies you liked. This installment of ‘5 Favorite Things‘ is dedicated to 16 year old Marc and his taste in movies. So guys strap in and we’re going back to 2001…
Out of Sight (1998) Directed by Steven Soderbergh. Starring George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, and Ving Rhames. The 90′s was a pretty amazing decade when it came to film. There’s plenty of praise out their for the art house meets mainstream films of Quentin Tarantino and the Coen brothers from the decade, but this Soderbergh effort is deserving of much more recognition than it gets. Clooney plays escaped felon Jack Foley who kidnaps US Marshall Karen Sisco during his getaway, but they quickly find themselves drawn to each other. As Foley evades arrest while going for his last score and Sisco attempts to track him down their judgment is clouded by their connection. Without further ado, here are my 5 Favorite Things about Out of Sight:
The Criterion Collection is “a video-distribution company that sells “important classic and contemporary films” to film aficionados. The Criterion series is noted for helping to standardize the letterbox format for widescreen films, bonus features, and special editions for home video.” – Wikipedia. Here are my 5 Favorite Things about the Criterion Collection.
Hot Tub Time Machine (2010) Directed by Steve Pink. Starring John Cusack, Rob Corddry and Craig Robinson. HTTM is one of the unsung comedies of the last decade. I’ve re-watched it more than any other film of the last five years (except for possibly The Social Network) and I still haven’t grown tired of it. I think it’s funnier than The Hangover but pushed to the curb by most audiences. Still my love for the movie continues to grow. Here are my 5 Favorite Things about Hot Tub Time Machine:
The Shining (1980) Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall and Danny Lloyd. Here are my 5 Favorite Things about The Shining: