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Top 5 favorite films

25 Jun

Oh how I love films! Doesn’t everybody? (At least everybody who is cool, anyway.) I have so many that I lovelovelove that earlier today I was trying to figure out what my top 5 favorite films would be.  I thought 5 was a good number because 3 is too few and 10 is far too many and 8 is just stupid. I decided on two criteria: 1.) Would I want to watch this film over and over? (Not in a row of course, nobody wants to watch the same film over and over no matter how good it is, unless you are 5 or younger). But like after a reasonable amount of time has passed. 2.) Would I recommend this film to just about anyone? If both of these criteria were met and I ABSOLUTELY LOVED the film, then it made the list.

5. Intermission

Starring: Cillian Murphy, Colin Farrell, Kelly MacDonald

Dir. John Crowley

2003

“A variety of losers in Dublin have harrowingly farcical intersecting stories of love, greed and violence.”

Oh this film is great. Just funny and interesting and different. Cillian Murphy is wonderful! (And it’s pronounced “Kill-ee-ann” every single male I have ever had a conversation with about him!)

4. Primal Fear

Starring: Richard Gere, Edward Norton, Laura Linney

Dir. Gregory Hoblit

1996

“An alter boy is accused of murdering a priest, and the truth is buried several layers deep.”

If you have not seen this movie, you absolutely must! Edward Norton is so amazing he was nominated for an Oscar (and this was his first role). This is one of those movies that will stick with you for a long time.

3. Heathers

Starring: Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, Shannen Doherty

Dir. Michael Lehmann

1988

“A girl who half-heartedly tries to be a part of the in-crowd of her high school meets a rebel who teaches her a more devious way to maneuver high school politics.”

“I love my dead gay son!”

2. Secretary

Starring: Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Spader

Dir. Steven Shainberg

2002

“A young woman recently released from a mental hospital gets a job as a secretary from a demanding and eccentric lawyer.”

This one barely passed my criteria #2, only because I would not recommend this to my parents, or grandparents, or anyone who is uptight about sex. But to everyone else, this movie is so great and a really lovely love story even though it is about S&M.

1. Buffalo ’66

Starring: Vincent Gallo, Christina Ricci, Anjelica Houston

Dir. Vincent Gallo

1998

“After spending 5 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, Billy is released only to kidnap a girl and force her to pose as his girlfriend in order to impress his parents.”

This movie is the best ever. I love it to pieces. The end.

Honorable Mention: Ed Wood

Starring: Johnny Depp, Martin Landau, Sarah Jessica Parker

Dir. Tim Burton

1994

“The mostly true story of the legendary director of awful movies and his strange group of friends and actors.”

So I lied. Top six.

Anybody want to share your top 5 favorite films? Or top 6? Or top 3? Or top whatever? I’d love some suggestions!

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Kick-Ass: so good

21 Apr

I super loved this movie. It was just fun as hell to watch. And personally, I was not offended by the violence or cussing. I just wasn’t. I basically thought it was awesome. I do enjoy Tarantino films, and the occasional comic (everyone should read The Killing Joke and Ghostworld, they’re great) so I guess I’m not really wired to be offended by semi-humorous over-the-top violence set to pop music.

I liked this so much, I already can’t wait to see it again (which will be when it comes out on DVD. It’s great, but it’s no District 9)!

Grade: A-

Picture of the day 01.24.10

24 Jan

Love Letter #6: Christian Bale

13 Jan

Dear Christian Bale,

I know 2009 was a rough year for you–what with your films being not very good and the assult charges and the angry yelling and such, but you are still one of my favorite actors and favorite man bodies to look at.

I especially like the one in the top right.

 

Like, I don’t know what you’re doing reclining on such a dirty looking sofa,  but you are hot manliness anyway:

 

Just about all your movies are great (I said just about, Terminatorheads!) and some of them are my all-time favorites: American Psycho, Batman, Howl’s Moving Castle (the animated Japanese one where you played an emo warlock with fab hair) are all the best.

I had this photo taped to my binder in high school.

 

Let’s hope 2010 has some better movies for you, and that no one interrupts your scenes, and that you get some roles where you actually get to be British, which is what you are.

 

I agree with you, jeez! Calm down!

Love,

Freckles

The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus: more please!

10 Jan

I super loved this movie. I saw it a few days ago and it has only grown on me more. It has its flaws (plot? what plot?) but for some reason it doesn’t even really bother me because I just really liked everything about it. The visuals, costumes, humor, acting. I loved it.

Apparently, it’s not for everyone, especially the elderly gentleman who got up and left within the first 20 minutes. Huh? WHAT MADE YOU COME TO THIS MOVIE IN THE FIRST PLACE? The first 20 minutes are not anything more weird than the trailer. Whatever old man, you don’t even know what you probably complained to the theatre employees about until you got a refund!

It was soooooooo fun! The visuals were strange and cool at the same time and it had this weird sense of humor that got a lot of giggles (not laffs, giggles). I was pleasantly surprised that it didn’t take itself too seriously; something I think it really benefitted from. And I just love all the clothes; Lily Cole looked so adorable in all her costumes (and she can act! imagine(arium) that!)!

Heath Ledger was wonderful of course and I think they pulled off the rotating actors very well. He was actually in it more than I was expecting which was nice (also I love his white suit and mask!).

While it’s not a perfect film (so how exactly does the Imaginarium work? oooo look! stilts!) I think it’s a nice final film for Heath. It even got applause when it ended, something I rarely hear in movies that aren’t about a British boy wizard.

I mos def recommend this film!