2005’s 13 Best Films

In Everyone has one, Opinion by Adam Blasucci

13. Land of the Dead

George Romero’s newest zombie, social satire.

Starring: John Leguizamo, Simon Burke and Dennis Hopper

12. Sky High

Disney high school comedy that uses superheroes and sidekicks to represent the cool kids and the nerds of high school.

Starring: Kurt Russell, Kelly Patterson and B film star Bruce Campbell.

11. The Devil’s Rejects

Sequel to shock rocker Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses. The sequel is about a family of serial killers on a road trip from hell. Not a movie for the faint of heart. A great 70s Southern rock soundtrack.

10. The Skeleton Key

Horror film set in the bayous of New Orleans dealing with voodoo and hoodoo. Great twist ending.

Starring: Kate Hudson

9. The Amityville Horror

Remake 1970s horror classic about a famous haunted house Amityville Long Island.

Starring: Brian Reynolds and Melissa George

8. King Kong

Peter Jackson’s loving homage to the original giant guerrilla cinematic classic.

Starring: Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrian Brody, Colin Hanks and Kong

7. The Fantastic Four

Marvel comics’ first family of superheroes vs. the super villain Dr. Doom.

6. Sin City

Comic book legend Frank Miller’s ultraviolet, dark and gritty hard-boiled crimes story. One of the greatest comic book adaptation’s ever on film. The film was shot in Black and White splashes of color.

Starring: Bruce Willis. Co directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller

5. Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride

Read my review in October’s issue of Audacity.

4. Crash

One of the best race relation’s films of 2005.

Starring: everyone! Ha ha!

3. Murder Ball

Documentary about the rough-and-tumble sport of quadriplegic rugby and the lives of the men who play this brutal sport in tank like wheelchairs.

2. Rory O’Shea Was Here
In my opinion one of the most overlooked films of 2005.

This film was very special to me, because it deals with two characters one (Michael) with cerebral palsy and speech impediment. And the other character of the story (Rory) was an independent, outspoken young man with Muscular Dystrophy with spiked hair who listens to punk rock music. This young man becomes the interpreter of Michael who is very hard to understand. See my brother has CP and isn’t able to talk. I have MD, a cool haircut, listen to punk rock music and I am my brother’s interpreter. I understand everything my brother is trying to communicate.

This film and Murder Ball are the best films of 2005 dealing with disabled characters and issues.

1. Batman Begins
The reinvention of the Batman franchise. Read my review in the October issue of Audacity.