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(this gif has literally nothing to do with anything but it’s going here because I like it)
This isn’t Michel Gondry’s strongest movie, but I can’t help but love it so much. What I love about Be Kind Rewind so much is that it starts out as being a funny movie about two guys who are making their own versions of famous movies after all the tapes in their video store got erased, and it ends on how powerful movies can be and how they bring people together. Also it’s pretty funny. I first saw this in the cinema when I was on holiday in London (the only good thing about holidays at home, imo) and didn’t think it was as funny as I do now, but I’d definitely say that people should watch this. Especially if you like Jack Black, because he’s in this. Oh, and there’s a ‘sweded’ version of the trailer that only stars Michel Gondry. It’s pretty funny once you can get past Gondry’s heavy French accent.
This movie. You guys, this movie. I just. Ugh, this movie is so freaking good.
(Okay, here’s a real explanation. This movie is the one that lead me to be a cinephile. I watched it when I was about 14 and in the middle of a huge obsession with Marlon Brando, who I still think is the greatest actor who ever lived. I’d never seen anything like this. I had no idea that a movie that is nearly three hours long could hold my interest for the entire time, and I loved it so much that I then went on to read the book, which is one of my favourite books ever. I hold a pretty firm belief that this is the greatest movie ever made, and so far nothing has convinced me otherwise.)
Dramedy is totally a genre. Trust me.
Ever wanted to see Cillian Murphy dressed as a woman? No? Well, now you have and it’s all thanks to me. I don’t remember how I ever came across this movie but I’m glad that I did because it’s one of the funniest and heartwarming movies I’ve ever seen. This is the story of a transwoman from a small borders town in 1970s Ireland who comes to learn of her gender identity and aims to find her true mother who lives in London. This movie has everything for me: the cast is awesome (Liam Neeson’s in this movie too, before he became addicted to action movies), there’s a fantastic soundtrack, and it’s hilarious. I realise that some people take issue with men playing transwomen, but if you like Cillian Murphy I’d definitely say to give this a go. It’s one of his finest moments, in my opinion.
Sometimes I watch a movie so many times that I get sick of it and never want to see it again (*cough*Mean Girls*cough*), but I don’t think I’ll ever get sick of Forrest Gump because it’s such a beautiful movie. It makes me laugh at times and pulls severely on my heartstrings at other times. I love this movie so much that I’m having a hard time putting my feelings for it into words, so just seriously. Go watch Forrest Gump because it is just so good. Go on. Do it.
If you’re a fan of Tom Hiddleston and you haven’t seen this film, I have two questions for you: 1) why and 2) WHYYYYY?????? I made such a big deal about seeing this film in the cinema when it came out that I dragged my friends to the independent cinema in the next city over because that was the only place in the whole region where it was playing. I was literally that determined to see it in the cinema. No way was I going to wait until the DVD release when I could travel there for free (I can’t now, but I could at the time). But really, if you’re a Hiddleston fan, you absolutely MUST watch this film. I said so. That means that you really have to.
Oh, and there’s also this lovely but brief shot:
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Any time that I mention this film I have to fully prepare myself for any flames or stones being thrown at me by other Trekkies. Why? I’ll just say it: I like the nu!Trek franchise more than I like The Original Series. I will always defend this series because if you actually look at it and form your own opinion that is not based on Tumblr (that website has a serious case of mob mentality) you’ll find that The Original Series is way more sexist than this series. And besides, if I hadn’t watched this film I wouldn’t have gotten into the Star Trek franchise as a whole. I think it’s exciting, I like how the characters are portrayed (yes, I think Chekov is absolutely adorable and I always want to hug him. I probably wouldn’t have payed any attention to Anton Yelchin at all if I hadn’t watched these films), and the special effects are spectacular. It’s an origin story and the start of a new franchise, it doesn’t need to be deep or have any ethical messages about humanity just yet. Maybe once they’re actually on the proper five year mission, but not here. If I want to watch the ethical and moral side of Star Trek, then I’ll watch one of the TV shows (I still haven’t finished Enterprise or started Deep Space 9 or Voyager), if I want something exciting though then I’ll watch one of the films. Any of them.
Aww, I have such fond memories of this movie. The Dark Knight was the first superhero movie that I saw in the cinemas and it has a special place in my heart. If I hadn’t watched this movie, I wouldn’t have started reading comics or gone further into the DC Universe, or be as obsessed with Batman as I am now. And even though I like to pretend that The Dark Knight Rises never happened (I gave it a good review when it came out, but now I don’t like it so much anymore), I love this series and TDK is probably the best superhero movie that I’ve ever seen. Ever.
about that opinion of mine and I got comments telling me that I was wrong. Oh well). Because the book doesn’t have Christian Bale’s glorious butt (I was considering making a gif of Patrick Bateman’s morning exercises, but decided against it because he does them in his underpants and there’s a lot of people under 18 in the blogosphere) and I honestly think that the movie’s funnier. What was I talking about? Oh yeah, I love this film and if you’re too nervous to read the book then I’d definitely say give the movie a go because it’s not as grisly or explicit as the book is. And there’s naked Christian Bale. Who could argue with that?