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Sunday, November 2, 2008

What We Like: Mark's Favorites

Happy Sunday everyone! Hope everyone had a safe Halloween as well as changed their clocks. Today is the beginning of a new feature here at The Movie Watch. To give everyone a peek in at our scope of interest, we're going to be sharing with you some of our favorites.

Who knew that a guy who posts on both a movie based blog and a game based blog (cheap plug) would have a favorite movie based on a game? This is the rare case of a movie based on a game that doesn't change the story or characters from the source material and gets a successful product. With it's well written dialogue, great score and kick-ass fight scenes, Mortal Kombat is always on my list when it people as me what my favorite movies are. The sequel Mortal Kombat: Annihilation fell way short of it's predecessor, but needless to say, I am very excited at the forthcoming film Mortal Kombat: Devastation. If you are a fan of Martial Arts films, this is definitely one of the best non-Jackie Chan, nineties, American films. (If you are a fan of the genre, that eliminates a lot)

Anytime Men of Honor is on TV, I watch it. This has been one of my favorite films since I saw it back in 2000 at the age of 12. Men of Honor stars Cuba Gooding Jr. as Master Chief Petty Officer Carl Brashear Jr., America's first African-American Master Diver in the US Navy. The film also stars Robert DeNiro and Charlize Theron as Master Chief Billy Sunday and his wife Gwen Sunday. One of the most intriguing parts of Carl Brashears story is that after becoming a diver, an accident occurs on the ship he is stationed at and he ends up losing his leg. He ends up training to carry the old school copper and brass diving suits while on a prosthetic. It's a truly gripping film and is good for almost any occasion.

Back when I was a kid, there was a block of anime shows called Toonami on Cartoon Network. This block of anime featured a show called Gundam Wing. It followed a group of men who piloted large fighting robots called Gundams, that each had their own special abilities, against a military organization. This film served as an epilogue as well as a prologue by ending the story and showing unseen flashbacks of how it began. This is definitely a great film for any fan of the series, like myself. It's got a great J-Pop theme that has been stuck in my head since I started writing about it, great action and a well flushed story that has many twists and turns that will keep even non-fans on their toes.

These are some of my favorite movies that I can watch any time of day, any day of the week.


Wilder Shaw said...



Mark Donica said...

We need to have Movie Watch nights where one person brings movies for everyone to seeeeeeeeeee.


yeah I said it

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