I don’t watch a lot of horror movies. I just don’t care to be scared. I can watch violent movies, but I don’t find them scary. And my parents never watched horror movies, so I never watched them as a little kid or teenager.
Teen Wolf (1985)
So being 10 years old, a movie with Michael J. Fox coming out, was a big deal. It didn’t matter what critics thought of the movie. It didn’t matter how bad the production of the movie was. This movie was a must-watch, all because of Michael J. Fox. It was a time when stars still mattered, and it drove people to the theaters.
The Ninth Gate (1999)
This movie reminds me of old movies from the 40s and 50s, especially the first hour. The acting and dialogue are muted. The lines being delivered by Johnny Depp and Frank Langella are not overacted. If anything, they are being underdelivered. And the lighting and mood of the movie remind me of film noir. And I love film noir.
Galaxy Quest (1999)
It’s a spoof, but not a full-on spoof. The movie is not coming from anger or wanting to humiliate the fans. It celebrates the fans. And the ending makes the fans part of the mission. They are the heroes.
The 10th Victim (1965)
I loved the score. Anything Italian-ish and whimsical, I like. I think whimsical scores are underrated.
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
The first hour is so good. It moves fast. We don’t even know Bond’s mission until about 45 - 60 minutes into the movie. I love that.
Licence to Kill (1988)
It’s a revenge movie, and I love revenge movies. And this is a different Bond movie. It’s darker than the other Bond movies.
B.J. Novak pulls it off. Impressive directorial debut. Part comedy, part slow-burn mystery.