20 July 2006

Movie #32

Gumball Rally.

Mostly for nostalgia, this movie is the best of the cross-country race movies. It inspired Hal Needham to make Smokey and the Bandit and Cannonball Run. But those movies can't even touch the cool factor of Gumball Rally.

Raul Julia and Gary Busey early in their careers. It's 90 minutes of must see fun.

If you can find a copy (Netflix has it), I recommend the viewing.

BONUS: Watch The Hunter (McQueen) or Bullit (also McQueen) or the Drive after seeing this movie.

18 July 2006

Movie #31

Collateral. Say what you want about Tom Cruise, Michael Mann can do no wrong.

This film is very smart.

Jamie Foxx deserved the oscar for this and not for Ray.

BONUS: Watch Ronin or Desperate Hours after seeing this movie.