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Favorite Movies:
The Night of the Hunter, On the Waterfront, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Il Buono, il Brutto, il Cattivo.), Gilda, The Killing, Vertigo, The Last Detail, The Blues Brothers, Night and the City, The Big Lebowski, Memento, Grindhouse, Rushmore, The Asphalt Jungle, Lost Highway, Catch Me If You Can, Point Blank, Fight Club, Casino Royale, The Departed, Minority Report, It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, Paths of Glory
Favorite Actors:
Robert Downey Jr., Kate Winslet, Matt Damon, Asia Argento, Sam Rockwell, Audrey Hepburn, Lee Marvin, Julianne Moore, Clint Eastwood, Sterling Hayden, James Stewart, Barbara Stanwyck, George Clooney, Christian Bale, Tina Fey, Henry Fonda, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, Myrna Loy, Clive Owen, Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro, Winona Ryder, Catherine Keener, Robert Mitchum, Meryl Streep, Marlon Brando, Bill Murray, James Cagney, Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson, Humphrey Bogart, Rosario Dawson, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Steve Carell, Gary Oldman, Dustin Hoffman, Mark Wahlberg, Grace Kelly, Amy Sedaris, Edward Norton, Ingrid Bergman, Willem Dafoe, Marilyn Monroe, Jude Law, Elizabeth Taylor, Lawrence Tierney, Keira Knightley, Tom Hanks, Ava Gardner, Burt Lancaster, Harvey Keitel, Uma Thurman, Naomi Watts, Lily Tomlin, Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Paul Rudd, Rachel Weisz, Aaron Eckhart, John C. Reilly, Tim Roth, Bruce Campbell, Orson Welles, Greta Garbo, Adrien Brody, Ewan McGregor, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Steve Buscemi, Vince Vaughn, Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, Gene Hackman, Pierce Brosnan, Diane Keaton, Montgomery Clift, James Dean, Sacha Baron Cohen, Franka Potente, Chris Cooper, Anne Bancroft, Jake Gyllenhaal, Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Justin Theroux, Paul Newman, John Cassavetes, Spencer Tracy, Greg Kinnear, Sid Haig, Jessica Biel, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Liam Neeson, Sean Penn, James Spader, Michael Caine, Lauren Ambrose, Christopher Walken, Dennis Hopper, Tura Satana, Vincent Price, Ursula Andress, Harry Dean Stanton, Alec Baldwin, Peter O'Toole, Shannyn Sossamon, Tom Waits, Billy Bob Thornton, Angie Dickinson, Allison Janney, Maya Rudolph, Gloria Grahame, Audrey Tautou, Christina Ricci, Tyrone Power, Shelley Winters, Eugene Levy, Yui Ichikawa, Veronica Lake, Amy Poehler, Aishwarya Rai, Peter Stormare, Brandon DiCamillo, Stephen Colbert, Gregory Peck, Jason Robards, Claire Bloom, Gene Tierney, William Shatner, David Koechner, Fred Willard, Bruce Lee, Sarah Polley, Rose McGowan, Joseph Cotten, Karen Black, Glenn Ford, Kurt Russell, Hope Davis, Jon Stewart, Isabella Rossellini, Cillian Murphy, Patton Oswalt, Helena Bonham Carter, James Mason, Scarlett Johansson, Parker Posey, Li Gong, David Lynch, Mario Bava, Wes Anderson, Michael Showalter, Tilda Swinton, William Powell, Anna Karina, Ellen Burstyn, Cloris Leachman, John Turturro, Charlize Theron, Dave Chappelle, Claudia Cardinale, William Holden, Peter Lorre, Bela Lugosi, Gina Lollobrigida, Leonardo DiCaprio, Laura Dern, Shirley MacLaine, Joe Spinell, Jodie Foster, Gary Cooper, Ricky Gervais, Carole Lombard, Steve McQueen, Kristen Wiig, Will Arnett, Richard Burton, Groucho Marx, Audrey Totter, Timothy Carey, Luana Anders, Fritz Lang, Lori Williams, Edwige Fenech, Joel McHale, Charles Bronson, Toshiro Mifune
I love all kinds of movies--well, except maybe chick flicks. I'm also very picky about what I watch and calling me a movie snob and/or movie geek isn't too far off from the truth. Actually it's the gospel truth. If you're going to send me an invite P L E A S E send me a message along with it. I'm not into the whole "collecting friends" thing so if you won't drop a quick line I won't accept. DO NOT send me an invite if all you're going to do is send me movie recommendations without dropping the occasional line. If you genuinely like a movie and think I'd like it let me know. If you just want me to know you saw a movie I don't care. And last thing--if you send me an invite and your profile is set to private, we have nothing to talk about. Oh and </span><a style="FONT-FAMILY: trebuchet ms" href="http://mjgildea.blogspot.com/">THIS!

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The Mayor of Hell

The Mayor of Hell

10 months ago via Flixster

The Mayor of Hell sounded like it was going to be a weak version of Angels With Dirty Faces but it was surprisingly more than what I'd initially expected. James Cagney plays a racketeer who starts taking a cushy in-title-only government job at a boys reform school seriously. The last half hour starts falling apart a bit once you discover the focus isn't quite where you thought it was but the final fifteen minutes redeem the flimsy third act quite a bit. Cagney plays Cagney and quite a few of the inmates, I mean students turn out some pretty good performances. If you can consider The Mayor of Hell one of the early Warner Bros. gangster movies, I'd say its one of the better ones...

X: The Unknown

X: The Unknown

14 months ago via Flixster

This not entirely satisfying Hammer film is pretty much solidifies the reason as to why you didn't see them making too many sci-fi movies. Dean Jagger plays an American scientist in Scotland, who with the army at his disposal must stop the radioactive version of The Blob. The story is nothing innovative or even particularly exciting but even Hammer's lesser efforts have some great murders, an awesome-looking monster and a great finale. And if you're lucky, some spectacular photography. Fortunately, X the Unknown has all of these things. It's just too bad there are those story parts inbetween.

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