|Movie Title/Year and Brief Description, Including Great Quotes and Scenes|
Under Siege (1992)
Also Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995)
Steven Seagal starred in this Die Hard-like action film (set on a ship at sea) as Casey Ryback, an ex-SEAL, martial arts expert and naval hero onboard the USS Missouri battleship - serving as a lowly cook. The one-man, invincible army was called into duty to combat terrorists who hi-jacked the ship during a surprise birthday party for its doomed Capt. Adams (Patrick O'Neal). The insane, bigger-than-life bad guys were led by ex-CIA operative William Stranix (Tommy Lee Jones) and disillusioned, traitorous executive officer Cmdr. Krill (Gary Busey), scheming to steal the ship's nuclear missile warheads. The R-rated violence included stabbings, eye gouging, a bare-handed throat extraction, a microwave explosion, a saw slicing, and a helicopter explosion.
"Let this be a learning experience, gentleman. If you resist, we will kill you and the man next to you."
"You and I, we're puppets in the same sick play. We serve the same master and he's a lunatic and he's ungrateful, and there's nothin' we can do about it. You and I, we're the same."
The gratuitous nude scene in which busty stripper Jordan Tate (Erika Eleniak formerly of TV's Baywatch in the late 80s before Pamela Anderson, and Playboy's July 1989 centerfold Playmate) burst out wearing a black thong and naval jacket, and then opened her top to display her impressive breasts.
Krill, dressed as a drag queen.
The kung-fu knife fight in the battleship's control room between psycho terrorist Stranix and Ryback, and the terrorist's death by a knife driven down into his skull's brain, followed by electrocution when thrown into a radar computer monitor ("Keep the faith, Stranix").
Producer/director/star Clint Eastwood's revisionist western was his own tribute to his legendary legacy in Sergio Leone's low-budget 'spaghetti' westerns, and a return to his most successful film genre. In this modern-day classic western shot on location, Eastwood reprised his film origins - as a gritty and weathered Western character (e.g., The Man With No Name) and as his urbanized 'Dirty Harry' vigilante in Don Siegel's films.
This serious, dark, film-noirish, violent tale of retribution radically redefined and realistically debunked and demythologized the grandeur and romanticism of the Western genre. Eastwood played the role of William Munny, a weakened, once-violent but reformed gunfighter - and an aging pig farmer - who reluctantly took on one last bounty-hunting job in 1880's Big Whiskey, Wyoming, with the help of his old partner Ned Logan (Morgan Freeman) and a cocky braggart named the "Schofield Kid" (Jaimz Woolvett). They journeyed to the town to confront the corrupt, sadistic and autocratic Sheriff "Little Bill" Daggett (Gene Hackman), who had denied justice to the women of the town's brothel, one of whom had been brutally slashed by vicious cowboys.
"It's a hell of a thing killin' a man. You take away all he's got and all he's ever gonna have."
The concluding bloody gun battle between Sheriff "Little Bill" Daggett and Munny.
Universal Soldier (1992)
The sequel: Universal Soldier: The Return (1999)
Heavy-accented, muscle-bound, B-list 80s stars: Belgian martial-arts expert and kickboxer Jean-Claude Van Damme (as Pvt. Luc Deveraux / GR44) faced off against Sweden's Dolph Lundgren (Sargent Andrew Scott / GR13) in this mindless Roland Emmerich action/sci-fi thriller filled with visceral action. The cartoonish film followed on the heels of other dumb-fun macho-films such as The Road Warrior (1981), The Terminator (1984), and RoboCop (1987).
The duo were portrayed as futuristic robots, semi-android UniSols (or "universal soldiers"), or elite bionic anti-terrorists -- both re-animated 25 years after killing each other during combat in Vietnam by the military (in a top-secret project) to serve in a high-tech, Super-SWAT army of previously-dead soldiers wearing Desert Storm fatigues. The memories of the GI-Joe-like, zombie combat robots were supposedly wiped clean but they suffered flashbacks. They were also mostly pain-free, emotionless, and extraordinarily strong, involved in vehicular chases, shootouts, and martial-arts fights.
"Look for something unusual --something hard."
- "Where is he?"
The scene of a hungry Deveraux brawling in a restaurant after ordering plates of food - and happily finishing up with a bowl of popcorn.
The infamous slow-motion view of the bare ass of naked Deveraux before he was packed in ice in a bathtub.
The climactic fight to the death scene, in rain and mud, between the two UniSols at Deveraux's parents' farm.
Wayne's World (1992)
Sequel: Wayne's World 2 (1993)
Penelope Spheeris directed this wacky comedy, inspired by Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989), that starred Mike Myers and Dana Carvey providing spin-off characters from TV's Saturday Night Live: self-mocking Wayne Campbell and black-spectacled, long-haired Garth Algar, two stoned, high-school public access cable-TV show hosts who broadcast "Wayne's World" from their wood-paneled basement in Aurora, Illinois.
The film was noted mostly for their dialogue, sight gags, and catchphrases: "Excellent!", "Party On!", "She's magically babelicious", "Schwing!", "If you're gonna spew, spew into this", "Hurl", "We're Not Worthy" (spoken to rocker Alice Cooper), and "Pardon me, do you have any Grey Poupon?", among others. The film appealed to adolescent-minded teens, who enjoyed Wayne's hopeful romance with aspiring rock singer Cassandra (Tia Carrere) (to the tune of "Dream Weaver"), and Garth's hip-thrusting toward his fantasy dream girl (while lip-synching to the tune of Jimi Hendrix's "Foxy Lady").
"All I have to say about that is 'asphinctersayswhat'."
"You know, Cassandra, from this height... you could really hock a loogie on someone."
"I once thought I had mono for an entire year, It turned out I was just really bored."
The energetic Bohemian Rhapsody (originally a song written by Freddie Mercury and recorded by his rock group Queen) - performed as a sing-a-long with Wayne, Garth, and three friends inside a car ("Thunderbolts and Lightning, Very Very Frightening").
Writer/director Kevin Smith's first film (the first in a so-called "Jersey trilogy") was this dead-pan, low-budget, comedy cult film made in grainy 16 mm and originally rated NC-17 for foul language, perfect for disenfranchised male teens. It chronicled one day in the unglamorized, working-class life of Dante Hicks (Brian O'Halloran) - a twenty-two year old college dropout and Quick Stop convenience store clerk in Asbury Park, New Jersey with his grungy, anti-social video-store clerk best friend Randal Graves (Jeff Anderson).
The film was noted for their interactions with indecisive, confused, and irate customers including Randal's X-rated phone order of pornography video titles (example, "All Tit-F--king, Volume 8", "I Need Your C--k", "Ass-Worshipping Rim-Jobbers", "My C--t Needs Shafts", etc.) while a Mom (Connie O'Connor) and young daughter stood close by at the counter waiting for the title "Happy Scrappy Hero Pup." Memorably, they also idly chattered about the politics of two Star Wars films: The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi ("...any independent contractors who were working on the uncompleted Death Star were innocent victims when they were destroyed by the Rebels").
"Anybody could waltz in here and do our jobs. You - you're so obsessed with making it seem so much more epic, so much more important than it really is. Christ, you work in a convenience store, Dante! And badly, I might add! I work in a s--tty video store, badly as well. You know, that guy Jay's got it right, man. He has no delusions about what he does. Us, we like to make ourselves seem so much more important than the people that come in here to buy a paper, or, God forbid, cigarettes. We look down on them as if we're so advanced. Well, if we're so f--kin' advanced, what are we doing working here?"
Randal's discussion with Dante of how his cousin Walter died - "He broke his neck trying to suck his own d--k... Come on, didn't you ever try to suck your own d--k?"
The "I'm 37!?" scene of Dante learning the past sexual history of girlfriend Veronica (Marilyn Ghigliotti) when he asked: "...I understood that you had sex with three different guys and that's all you said!...How many?...How many d--ks have you sucked?" - and her answer to a shocked Dante after contemplation: "Something like 36" - implying that he was number 37.
(chronological, by film title)
Intro | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10
Part 11 | Part 12 | Part 13 | Part 14 | Part 15