With Summertime upon us, we get ready to settle into that lovely heatwave of a time that will either have us in a AC powered living room or the cool temped space of your favorite movie spot. Which means movies, new and old, shall be on the menu. The question is…which movies to watch.

Well that is where I come in with Mr. Incredible’s Gentlemen’s Guide to Movies you should see. I have compiled this list of great movies for different situations over many years and have come up with some amazing unexpected choices that should help you kill time.

Let’s begin shall we!!!

 

The Lost Boys

Teenage brothers Michael (Jason Patric) and Sam (Corey Haim) move with their mother (Dianne Wiest) to a small town in northern California. While the younger Sam meets a pair of kindred spirits in geeky comic-book nerds Edward (Corey Feldman) and Alan (Jamison Newlander), the angst-ridden Michael soon falls for Star (Jami Gertz) — who turns out to be in thrall to David (Kiefer Sutherland), leader of a local gang of vampires. Sam and his new friends must save Michael and Star from the undead.

Before twilight, we had The Lost Boys. They didn’t sparkle or anything like that. Running with a good balance of violence, horror and comedy, this movie had a little something for everyone. And you get to enjoy a pre-24 Kiefer Sutherland.

The Raid

A rookie member of an elite team of commandos, Rama (Iko Uwais) is instructed to hang back while his comrades-in-arms go ahead with their mission to take down a brutal crime lord called Tama (Ray Sahetapy). However, the team’s cover is blown, and Tama offers sanctuary to every criminal in his high-rise apartment block in exchange for the cops’ heads. Now Rama must take command and lead his remaining team on an ultraviolent charge through the building to complete — and survive — the mission.

As a big action movie fan…this movie provided a big break from the copy cat styles that were going on at the time of this movie’s release. You take a interesting story, throw in some plot twist and top that with some amazing fight scenes and you got a movie that appeals to even the most light hearted action movie fan. A must watch for those that want to wake up and shock their system.

Something About Mary

Ted’s (Ben Stiller) dream prom date with Mary (Cameron Diaz) never happens due to an embarrassing injury at her home. Years later, Ted hires Pat Healy (Matt Dillon) to track down Mary so he can reconnect with her. Pat lies to Ted about Mary and he finds out everything he can about her to trick her into dating him. Ted travels to meet Mary and has to weave through the web of lies that Pat and Mary’s friend Tucker (Lee Evans) have woven to try and win her over.

Your classic comedy that seemingly had it all. You got subtle comedy, physical comedy and some sketch work. Like a buffet of things, you had great actors who showed off amazing timing and put out what could easily be a top ten comedy movie contender. A great ending and just a great all around team effort.

The Thing

In remote Antarctica, a group of American research scientists are disturbed at their base camp by a helicopter shooting at a sled dog. When they take in the dog, it brutally attacks both human beings and canines in the camp and they discover that the beast can assume the shape of its victims. A resourceful helicopter pilot (Kurt Russell) and the camp doctor (Richard Dysart) lead the camp crew in a desperate, gory battle against the vicious creature before it picks them all off, one by one.

First off this is a remake. A remake starring a Kurt Russell who was on the upside of his career. A great sci fi horror movie that isn’t all monsters. A lot of it plays on the human mind when nobody can be trusted and anyone could be a threat. Shape shifting monsters in the middle of nowhere in a snow storm and you got yourself a definite horror classic on your hands.

The Lego Movie

Emmet (Chris Pratt), an ordinary LEGO figurine who always follows the rules, is mistakenly identified as the Special — an extraordinary being and the key to saving the world. He finds himself drafted into a fellowship of strangers who are on a mission to stop an evil tyrant’s (Will Ferrell) plans to conquer the world. Unfortunately for Emmet, he is hopelessly — and hilariously — unprepared for such a task, but he’ll give it his all nonetheless.

Action, comedy, Deep Storyline and animation. That was all you needed to keep kids attached to this movie. But it also has enough great voice acting that any adult watching will get hooked in. Backed by a great father son back story that peeks through the movie, the movie captures you heart and by the time everything is said and done, you will agree that EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!!!!

Logan

In the near future, a weary Logan (Hugh Jackman) cares for an ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart) at a remote outpost on the Mexican border. His plan to hide from the outside world gets upended when he meets a young mutant (Dafne Keen) who is very much like him. Logan must now protect the girl and battle the dark forces that want to capture her.

After Deadpool blow the doors off. Logan got the reset that allowed it to put out one of the best movies of that year. With some great acting and gruesome fight scenes, we finally got to see the Wolverine movie that we were always hoping for. The connection within the main characters held you in while the action opened up the world of comic violence you come to expect from Logan.

Blade

A half-mortal, half-immortal is out to avenge his mother’s death and rid the world of vampires. The modern-day technologically advanced vampires he is going after are in search of his special blood type needed to summon an evil god who plays a key role in their plan to execute the human race.

The first black super hero to do it big on the screen. The first C list comic character to make a hit. The FIRST Rated R super hero flick to kill at the box office. A lot of first that people tend to look over now a day. Great action. Good storyline and a dope concept pushed this series into 3 showings. One of which allowed Ryan Reynolds to show why he should play Deadpool.

Equilibrium

In a futuristic world, a regime has eliminated war by suppressing emotions: books, art and music are strictly forbidden and feeling is a crime punishable by death. Clerick John Preston (Christian Bale) is a top-ranking government agent responsible for destroying those who resist these rules. When he misses a dose of Prozium, a mind-altering drug that hinders emotion, Preston, who has been trained to enforce strict laws of the new regime, suddenly becomes the one capable of overthrowing it.

GUNKATA…thats the artform they used in the movie and inspired alot of fight scenes that came after this movie. A interesting storyline, this movie became the first big sighting of Christian Bale. Not a long movie and the ending could use some work, but the freshness of the action that they are using at the time is enough to make you plop down and watch what is going on. Trust me, go and watch this movie and you can start to notice it’s influence on the fight scenes that come  after the movie’s releases.

 

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