Martin Scorsese has made some of the most iconic films of our time: classics inspired by the history of cinema and including superior performances, cinematography, and editing that have in turn inspired countless other filmmakers. “Wolf of Wall Street,” the director’s latest collaboration with regular lead Leonardo DiCaprio, is a stunning combination of all the qualities we’ve come to expect from Scorsese.
Back when Charlie Sheen wasn’t making an ass out of himself, there were a few good films he was in that ranged from great to generally entertaining. It does disappoint me because growing up, I did consider him along the same lines as some of the better actors to come out if the 80s. From Comedy, to Action, to Drama, Sheen could do it all.
I thought it’d be fun to take a quick look back at some of his pre meltdown films. Feel free to chime in with your own favorites in the comments!
Oliver Stone’s personal film based on his own time as an infantryman in the Vietnam war. Sheen plays Chris Taylor, a young man who quit college to serve in Vietnam. Sheen truly showed his acting chops in this great film.
Who doesn’t have a soft spot for this satire? Sheen plays ex-con Rick Vaughn, in this film also featuring Tom Berenger, and Wesley Snipes. The new owner of a fictional Cleveland Indians puts together a rag-tag team of crappy athletes so she can sell of the team and move on – so the team starts winning – hilarity ensues.
This 1994 action film directed by Deran Sarafian told the story of a sky diving instructor (Charlie Sheen) that finds himself mixed up in the wrong crowd – Russian Spy’s. The film was pure absurd escapist fun, but extremely entertaining.
Michael Douglas. Oliver Stone. Ensemble Cast. Do I really need to elaborate?
From the co-director of “Airplane!” Sheen leads the film that lampoons “Top Gun.” As a kid I remember seeing the commercials with him launching a chicken out of a bow-and-arrow. Awesome.
This is just a handful, but there are plenty of others, Red Dawn, Young Guns, Eight Men Out, Navy Seals, and more. Rank your top 5 Sheen films in the comments below!
Variety is reporting that Oliver Stone and Shia LaBeouf has signed on to join Michael Douglas in “Wall Street 2.”
The script was originally witten a couple of years ago by Stephen Schiff, but things didn’t work out. Alan Loeb has done a re-write on the script and now things look like they’re moving forward.
The story involved Gordon Gekko getting out of prison and mentoring a young LaBeouf, in exchange for spending time with his estranged daughter.
Can’t say I’m looking forward to this, but who knows, Oliver Stone has surprised me before.
Man in line: Wait a minute, why can’t I give my opinion? It’s a free country!
Alvy: I mean, d- He can give you- Do you hafta give it so loud? I mean, aren’t you ashamed to pontificate like that?
“Annie Hall” by Woody Allen & Marshall Brickman
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The Polar Express
I loved the strong African American female lead in this one. She is so confident! Tom Hanks as the conductor has a bit of a mean streak that I didnt like, I was expecting “good cheer” at Christmas. I think the anxiety and disbelief comes out very well in the boy lead (also played by Tom Hanks I think). He has been lied to far too often and he no longer believes luckily for him in his world Santa is still real wheras in ours the original Saint Nick is long dead. The boy who “knows everything” was a bit annoying. It makes me sad to see people with knowledge portrayed as annoying.
Can you say: AMAZING?!!!? This must be one of the best SFX movies ever made. It flat out rocks! Sure, some people say the plot is corny, the characters are corny, but, those who say that, I disagree with very, very strongly.
he few redeming qualities were another movie with Charlie and Martin Sheen working together and the “greed speech”. Too much full nudity and not enough plot to hold our interest.
Bed of Roses
This movie is for any woman who is feeling a little skeptical about love, and any man who needs a clue.
This is just an example of red hollywood propaganda. But it’s worth watching for the pathetic scenes between Keatton and Beatty shouting at each other and having sex afterwards. Brezhnev couldn’t have dreamt better for publicity during those years.
This is one of my all-time favorite movies! They could have made it a bit shorter, but… oh well!
The Lookout is not great, it is not exceptional nor do I see why everyone is raving about it.
A Walk to Remember
this was an amazing movie. I really enjoyed it alot. I cried and cried many many happy things in this movie