49. The Back To The Future Trilogy: DeLorean, Biff, Doc, the 2015 Future (only a few years away and no flying cars!) train robbery and the alternate 1985.
48. Serenity--Joss Whedon directing a feature-length movie.
47. The opening credits of Nic Cage's Gone in 60 Seconds.
46. "The Ex-Presidents are Surfers!"--Point Break. This also made me hungry for meatball sandwiches and quoting Keanu Reaves.
45. My extreme guilty pleasure: Fast and Furious movies. I can even quote them.
44. Captain Jack Sparrow.
43. I think Bambi was the first movie I ever saw in theaters.
42. JJ Abrams' Star Trek remake. I waited until the last possible moment to see that flick in theaters.
41. Watching Snakes on A Plane with my friends and many other people in the theater, MST3K-syle.
40. Perfect comic book movie without the comic book: Unbreakable.
39. Al Leong--the ultimate Hollywood stuntman/actor. He's the Asian guy with long
hair and a goatee in pretty much every movie you can think of: Big Trouble in Little China, Die Hard, etc. You can make a game spotting him like we did.
38. Boot camp scenes in both Platoon and Stripes. The rest of those movies were just okay.
37. Chris Evan's Human Torch/Johnny Storm in Fantastic Four.
36. Shannon Elizabeth naked in American Pie. The whole theatre got really quiet. On par with Phoebe Cates getting out of the pool in Fast Times.
35. The trailer to Van Helsing. Such promise. Too bad the movie itself sucked.
34. Watching Surviving the Game with Ice-T and Hard Target with Jean-Claude Van Damme the same night and realizing it's the same fucking movie.
33. Wyld Styllns.
32. Ultimate Nick Fury. Played now by Samuel L. Jackson. He was originally a character in the comics based on Jackson, now real.
31. The Rock in The Rundown.
30. Saw the original 1989 Batman trailer at a comic-book convention when I was a kid.
29. Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle. Best stoner flick I've seen in a while. NPH is brilliant and helped transform his career. I've never even had White Castle, but I wanted to after seeing this.
28. Ed Norton in American History X. He's terrifying as a Nazi skinhead, and just played the role so well.
27. The Matrix bullet-time. When it first came out, it was incredible. Now it's just cliche.
26. The implied mythology of the Vorpal Sword and the Jabberwocky in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland.
25. Watch Denzel's Manchurian Candidate and Mel Gibson's Conspiracy Theory the same night and try not to be paranoid.
24. The unrealness and pure comic-book feel of Sin City and 300, even though I don't like Frank Miller.
23. Ryan Reynolds as Hannibal King in Blade 3.
22. Bruce Lee.
21. Cloverfield. I just feel it's a unique filmmaking experience.
20. "Yippe Kay Yay Motherfucker!"--Die Hard.
19. Rocky IV with Ivan Drago is the perfect Cold War movie.
18. Daniel Craig as a new James Bond without all the crappy gadgets. The parkour scene with the cranes is incredible!
17. Toy Story looked so real.
16. Goth sensibilities in The Crow. Brandon Lee's finest movie, he could have been
so much more. The music was great.
15. I remember watching all the Nightmare on Elm Streets during the summer on TV with my friends before going to the beach.
14. Another Fast and Furious reference: Suki from 2 Fast 2 Furious. She took over the beginning of that movie.
13. Armageddon. Every emotional available.
12. Speaking of Michael Bay-- Peter Cullen's voice as Optimus Prime in The Transformers movie. Brings me back to childhood. "Autobots--transform and roll out!"
11. The over-the-top violence of the first Kill Bill.
10. "Bohemian Rhapsody" in Wayne's World.
9. Thor and SHIELD agents fighting next to his hammer.
8. ECTO-1 from Ghostbusters. Vigo the Carpathian from II.
7. "Now you know what we are, now you know what you are. You'll never grow old, Michael, and you'll never die. But you must feed!"--Lost Boys.
6. "Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."--Princess Bride.
5. The Outsiders. Greasers vs. Socs.
4. Two great Civil War movies: Glory and Gettysburg. I saw Gettysburg with my history class because my professor is a renactor that was in the film. Glory 'cuz it's perfect.
3. Tombstone's gunfight at the OK Corral. And Val Kilmer's entire performance as Doc Holiday.
2. Empire Strikes Back: greatest movie ever.
1. Getting out of my crappy cubicle job, getting on a bus to Maine, meeting up with my buddy and his geeky friends (in a good way) and seeing Star Wars Phantom Menace. Jar-Jar aside, one of the most fun parts of that was the Post-Mortem discussion afterwards in Chile's.