1998 | 20 Years of Movies
Top grossing: Saving Private Ryan $481,840,909
Summary: Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.
Staring: Tom hanks too many to name off, Tom sizemore, ed burns, barry pepper 25th hour, adam goldberg, giovanni ribisi a million ways to die in the west, vin diesel, and matt damon
Director: Steven Spielberg – Schindler’s list, E.T., Indiana Jones, ready player one, war of the worlds, jurassic park, the color purple, catch me if you can
Written by: Robert Rodat – thor dark world, the patriot, fly away home,
Best picture: Shakespeare in Love
Summary: A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays.
Staring: Joseph fiennes, gwyneth paltrow, geoffrey rush, tom wilkinson
Director: john madden
Written by: mark norman and tom Shepard.
Critically Acclaimed Movie:
The truman show
Summary: An insurance salesman/adjuster discovers his entire life is actually a television show
Staring: Jim Carrey yes man, ace Ventura, dumb and dumber, bruce almighty, i love you phillip morris, burt wonder stone. Laura Linney mystic river, mothman diaries, absolute power, primal fear, netflix ozarks, ed harris apollo 13, west world, pain and gain, the way back, gonr baby gone, buffalo soldiers, a beautiful mind.
Director: peter weir master and commander, the way back, dead poets society
Written by andrew niccol – gattaca, anon, the lord of war, the terminal,
The story of three stoners who come up with crazy scheme to get a friend out of jail after he accidentally kills a police horse.
Staring: Dave Chappelle(chappelle show) Jim Breuer, Harland Williams (tons of shit comedies)
Director: Tamra Davis- billy Madison, cb4, santa clarita diet, dirk gently
Enemy of the state
Summary :A successful lawyer finds himself the target of a corrupt politician and the NSA after receiving evidence to a politically motivated murder, the only man that can help him is a former government operative turned surveillance expert.
Staring: Will smith, gene hackman, jon voight, regina king, barry pepper, jack black, jamie kennedy.
Director: Tony Scott – Unstoppable, Domino, man on fire, crimson tide, days of thunder, beverly hills cop II, top gun, true romance and a whole shit ton more
A Perfect Murder
Summary: A wealthy Wall Street speculator discovers that his wife has a lover. He investigates him and uses the carrot and stick to make him murder his wife. Planned to detail, it seems like a perfect murder.
Staring: Michael Douglas (the game, wall street, basic instinct, ant man, traffic) Gwyneth Paltrow (Iron man, thanks for sharing, contagion, shallow hal, royal tenenbaums) Viggo Mortensen (lord of the rings, history of violence, the road, GI jane, crimson tide )
Director: Andrew davis – the fugitive, under siege, the guardian,
There’s something about mary
Summary:A man gets a chance to meet up with his dream girl from high school, even though his date with her back then was a complete disaster.
Starring: Cameron diaz(vanilla sky, the other woman, shrek), ben stiller(zoolander, tropic thunder, secret life of walter mitty, dodgeball,), matt dillon (crash, wild things, bad country, ),
Director: Farrelly brothers – dumb and dumber, kingpin, shallow hal, hall pass,
American history x
Summary: A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did.
Starring: Ed norton(primal fear, grand budapest hotel, moonrise kingdom,pride and glory, 25th hour, FIGHT CLUB), edward furlong()terminator 2, detroit rock city), beverly d’angelo(national lampoon vacations, entourage,), stacy keach(nebraska, gold, ray donovan, sin city 2, ), ethan suplee(mall rats, deep water horizon, wolf of wall street, brothers, without a paddle),
Director: Tony Kaye
1998 Honorable Mentions
- The waterboy – even though it is so goofy
- Rush hour – fuck man, Jackie chan
- The wedding singer – adam sandler not being a total fuckwad – fuck you I liked it
- Us marshals, Tommy lee Jones chasing Wesley snipes. Yes.
- A civil action – travolta, Robert Duvall,
- The negotiator – Samuel L Jackson, Kevin Spacey
- Pleasantville – Tobey Maguire Jeff Daniels, Joan Allen – worth the watch
- Sphere -dustin Hoffman, Share Stone, Samuel Jackson -Underwater sci-fi-but it bombed
- Baseketball – trey parker, matt stone – goofball comedy about lasy a holes
- Rounders – Ed norton and Matt damon playing cards to pay off loan sharks!
Movie I really didn’t like
- Patch Adams – Philip Seymour Hoffman was good…playing a DICK
- City of angels – nicolas cage, meg ryan, city angels…fuck you
- The Big Hit – mark wahlberg, Lou diamond phillips, Christina Applegate,
- Home Fries – Luke Wilson, Jake busey, drew barrymore – Jake busey flying an apache.
- Ring Master – A movie about Jerry Springer behind the scenes – An 8 mile talk show
Un Honorable Mentions
- I still know what you did last summer
- The thin red line
- Wild things
- the avengers
- Psycho remake
- Home grown
Box office bombs:
- Sphere – 80m budget – made 37m
- the avengers 60m budget – made 23m
- Beloved (oprah winfrey, danny glover, thandie newton) 80m budget – made 22.9m
- Jack Frost(michael Keaton…lol) 85m budget – made 34.6m
- Hard Rain (christian slater, morgan freeman)70m budget – made 19.9m
- Soldier – kurt russell POS – 60-75mbudget – made 14.6m