I was pooping today and thought of a good post. What movies are cool, kick-ass movies? Then I got to thinking and made a small list. Please add to it. "Kick-ass" can mean a few different things. The way it was shot, it's "Fuck you" attitude, the characters, etc. Kick-ass movies might not always be great movies, but you'll watch them when they're on. Why? 'Cause the kick ass!
The Hitcher - This movie grabs you by the balls and yanks. Good plot twists, and surprisngly unpredictable.
Near Dark - Kicks the shit out of The Lost Boys.
Aliens - James Cameron owns this. He took the series to a whole other level. It's a shame David Fincher came in and pissed all over it with Alien 3, but what can you do.
Run Lola Run - See it.
Reservoir Dogs - Pulp Fction doesn't kick ass in my book, although it's a superior movie to Dogs. But this movie shambles along, quickly, to it's awesome, bloody finale. And no, Kill Bill doesn't kick ass in my book because I didn't like Kill Bill at all. Although I did like...
From Dusk Til Dawn, written by QT and directed by Robert Rodriguez. It's a throwaway movie, but it has some balls.
The Bourne Supremacy - Bourne literally kicks ass, but the filmmaking here is also notable. Awesome car chase.
The Thing - "Maybe we shouldn't." Great characters. Perfect ending.
Danny Boyle's Trainspotting & 28 Days Later. Amazing stuff. But NOT The Beach, although that could have been a great movie. It wasn't.
Jaws - "Show me the way to go home........"
70s thrillers - The French Connection, Marathon Man, Three Days of the Condor
Dawn Of The Dead - This movie pulled me right in from it's amazing opening sequence to its tragic finale. Can't wait to see what he does with 300, coming in 2007.
Your turn - what kicks your ass?