Saturday, April 19, 2014
A to Z Challenge - Q
Quest for Fire (1981)
Three prehistoric tribes search through treacherous terrain in search for fire. This was Ron Perlmans debut film, which he and another actor got frostbite during the filming. This film was based off of a novel written by J. H. Rosny Aine (La querre du feu). The language used in the movie (Nadsat) was created by Anthony Burgess. Within the movie, one of the main reasons Rae Dawn Chong got her part was because she was comfortable with nudity. After reading about this movie, I am adding it to my 'to watch' list.
Kate Winslet plays Madeleine 'Maddy' LeClerc who has caught the eye of the imprisoned, infamous writer, The Marquis de Sade, in 18th Centery France. In the insane asylum, he fights a battle of wills against a tyrannically prudish doctor who was assigned to the asylum by the Emperor Napoleon.
Jennifer Carpenter is an amazing actress, I had always thought so after watching a different movie she was in. She didn't disappoint in this horror/thriller about Angela Vidal (Carpenter), a TV reporter and her cameraman get trapped inside of a building. They're trapped after the CDC quarantines the building after an outbreak of a mysterious virus which turns people into ravenous killers.
Not one of my favorite Brendan Fraser movie, but this movie is about Alden Pyle (Fraser) and Thomas Fowler (Michael Cane) and how they are romantically interested in the same woman. It's further complicated when Fowler, who is married to a devote Catholic woman, has an affair. Pyle expressed his love, to his friend Fowler, of the Siamese dancer and the wish to marry her. They have a complicated relationship.
Quigley Down Under (1990)
Sharpshooter Matt Quigley (Tom Selleck) is hired from Montana by an Australian rancher, Elliot Marton (Alan Rickman) who is paying a very high price. But when Quigley arrives Down Under, it's not exactly as he would thought. Also starring Laura San Giacomo as Crazy Cora.
Queen of the Damned (2002)
This is the movie adaptation of Anne Rice's novel, where the rock-star vampire Lestat wake up the Queen with his music. Lestat is played by Stuart Townsend, and Queen Akasha was portrayed by the wonderful Aaliyah. When the queen awakens, she wants Lestat to be her king.
Quantum of Solace (2008)
James Bond (Daniel Craig) goes down the proverbial rabbit hole of mystery as he tries to stop a mysterious organization for eliminating a country's most valuable resource. All while, he still tries to seek revenge over the death of the woman he loves. This is another movie that I have not watched yet.
Queen, The (2006)
Helen Mirren portrays head matriarch Queen Elizabeth II. After the death of her daughter in-law, the Princess Diana, she struggles with the sequence of events that proceeds, that nobody could have predicted. I still have to watch this movie, it's in my 'to watch' list.
Quick and the Dead, The (1995)
I happened to watch this movie once when it was on TV and fell in-love with it. The all-star cast consists of Sharon Stone as hard-nosed-surviving Ellen, Gene Hackman is Herod, the man in charge and who's use to getting what he wants, also has Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe. This is a western about the lady avenger (Stone) returning to a town owned by a ruthless gunslinger hosting an elimination tournament.
Quest for Camelot (1998)
This story is an adventure the entire family will enjoy, about Kayley (Jessalyn Gilsig), a young blind hermit (Cary Elwes), and a goofy two-headed dragon race to find the lost sword Excalibur to save King Arthur and Camelot from disaster. Also has the voice talent of Gary Oldman and , Jane Seymour, Don Rickles, and Eric Idle.