5 posts tagged rated r
(1993) Rated R - 1hr 55m
In the violent 1990s, a cop (Sylvester Stallone) catches a relentless killer (Wesley Snipes), and both end up in a cryogenic deep freeze. In the peaceful year 2032, the criminal emerges from his long chill and attacks the now crime-less California. Unable to stop the bloodshed, a “Big Brother” boss (Nigel Hawthorne) defrosts the murderer’s past nemesis, who struggles to adapt to the ways of a new world and a restless new partner (Sandra Bullock).
6.4/10 - IMDB
(2004) Rated R - 2hr 3m
Undercover FBI agent Frank Castle is devastated when his wife and children are murdered after witnessing a Mafia hit. So with nothing left to lose or to live for, Castle becomes “the Punisher” — a one-man judge, jury and executioner.
Friday the 13th
(1980) Rated R - 95 minutes
Twenty years after several mysterious deaths shut it down, Camp Crystal Lake reopens — but the place clearly hasn’t shaken its “death curse,” as a deranged killer terrorizes the teen counselors in this original version of the classic slasher flick. Gruesome makeup and effects, a nubile cast (including a young Kevin Bacon) and an iconic villain make this horror film a genre-defining classic for the ages.
6.3/10 - IMDB
Also available: Friday the 13th: Part 2
(2009) Rated R - 84 minutes
Black Dynamite (Michael Jai White) is the only one strong enough and brave enough to take on the baddies who murdered his brother. What’s the former CIA agent to do? Expose a conspiracy that leads straight to the White House. Providing plenty of hilarity and sexy, slick action, Scott Sanders directs this homage to classic 1970s blaxploitation flicks. Salli Richardson-Whitfield and Arsenio Hall also star.
“Now Aunt Billy, how many times have I told you not to call here and interrupt my Kung Fu!”
7.3/10 - IMDB
Happy Birthday John Carpenter!
They Live (1988) Rated R - 94 minutes
In this consumer culture parody, professional wrestler “Rowdy” Roddy Piper plays an unemployed working stiff who inadvertently finds a pair of sunglasses that allow him to see the world as it truly is. Billboards carry subliminal messages such as “Submit to Authority,” and yuppies are actually aliens who are bent on subduing the human race. Before you can say, “Die, yuppie scum!” Piper grabs a gun and starts blasting.
Herochan note: It is John Carpenter day over at our new sister blog Netflixia. If you haven’t watched Carpenter’s “They Live” you are really missing out on a movie that spawned a ton of modern “pop” art, video game catch phrases and possibly the greatest fight scene in the history of all mankind. Check it out!