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reasons why “king arthur: legend of the sword” is a good film and you should go see it:
  • the cinematography is AMAZING
  • the special effects are AMAZING
  • the soundtrack is AMAZING and does a good job of getting you pumped for each scene and involved with everything that’s happening
  • the actions scenes are realistic and characters are winded after long runs/battles
  • there is NO romance whatsoever between the male and female leads
  • several of the wisest, most powerful, and most important characters are people of color
  • one out of the top three most powerful characters in the entire film is female and is not demeaned at all by others on her side for being female
  • there is humor, but it fits with the film and isn’t at all distracting from the plot or out of place in plot events
  • shows how badly women in the sex trade were treated by their customers
  • mentions (though incredibly brief) the fact that men and boys were also exploited in brothels and the sex trade
  • shows the main villain of the film actually showing grief and powerful feelings toward his own family
  • accurately shows the protective instincts and doubt that come with being a person in charge of the lives of many others
  • there is extremely little nudity (the only nudity is fully understandable and is not at all disrespectful towards women’s bodies, it’s very modest)
  • there isn’t a single sex scene in the entire film
  • all pieces of lore about excalibur and the story is explained, nothing is left to speculation about how the sword ends up where it does
  • accurately portrays PTSD and how it can effect a person’s life

THIS FILM. IS AMAZING. YOU SHOULD GO SEE IT. SERIOUSLY.

Underrated Films

(you should totally see)

  1. Never Let Me Go (2010) (Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield, Keira Knightley)
  2. The Perfect Score (2004) (Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Bryan Greenberg, Erika Christensen)
  3. Just Friends (2005) (Ryan Reynolds, Anna Ferris) (Hysterical)
  4. Grind (2003) (Adam Brody, Jennifer Morrison, Mike Vogel)
  5. Sweet Home Alabama (2002) (Funny as hell and super sweet)
  6. Drive Me Crazy (1999)
  7. She’s the Man (2006)
  8. Chasing Liberty (2004) (Mandy Moore, Matthew Goode, and Europe)
  9. The Skulls (2000) (Joshua Jackson and Paul Walker)
  10. About Time (2013) (Rachel McAdam, Domhall Gleeson)
  11. Orange County (2002) (Jack Black and Colin Hanks)
  12. Alpha Dog (2006) (True Story, chilling, brutal)
  13. Wicker Park (2004) (great thriller)
  14. Stay Alive (2006) (Sophia Bush and a scary ass but good mystery horror)
  15. LOL (2012) (I know it’s Miley but the story is good)
  16. Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List (2015)
  17. What A Girl Wants (2003) (Some of Amanda Bynes best and sweetest)
  18. How To Deal (2003) (Mandy Moore, deep, and real)
  19. In Your Eyes (2014) (romance, thriller, telepathy)
  20. Project X (2012) (one of the most epic movie parties ever)
Ranting about Gaston

Originally posted by reyskyvalker

ok wow this is my first time to rant so please bear with me

warning: spoilers

I know Gaston was supposed to be hated but I really get mad when people say he deserved what happened to him. I’m sure everyone knows what happened, right? Yes, he may be an asshole, well, he’s ten times a villain than the 1991 Gaston but I just noticed something. You see, in the beginning, in the “Belle” scene, he says “pardon”, “excuse me”, and “please let me through” instead of pushing those people blocking his way to get to Belle. He doesn’t mock Belle for her interest in books/reading, and he helps Maurice in search for Belle. It made me think that he actually is a nice guy. Until he started doing really horrible things. He leaves Maurice in the woods to be eaten by wolves, locks Belle and Maurice, (tried) killing the beast of course, and many more. I believe that there really is goodness in him but because he couldn’t control his anger (he was the one being controlled by it instead), he loses himself (the real him) and does those. LeFou sees those things he does and starts to question it. The part he sings in The Mob Song proves it: “there’s a beast running wild there’s no question. But I fear the wrong monster’s released.” See, even LeFou who sings a song full of praises for him now calls him a monster. He knows that, that is not the Gaston who is his best pal, the guy he adores so much, and the guy everyone used to call a hero. But it’s cool, because Luke Evans did his responsibility which was for everyone to hate Gaston. Well, not me. I loved him so much in this. He did an excellent job, he is perfect! They did not made a mistake choosing him to play as Gaston. He is now my favorite actor tbh.

Agggh, sorry if this is bad, it’s actually my first time to rant here so I hope you guys got my point. Remember that this is my opinion, everyone has their own and no opinion is wrong. Don’t be afraid to express yourself and share yours! :) Oh, and to those who haven’t seen the film, you should go see it now! It’s really good, believe me. I watched it for two times! Have a good day!

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Top Horror films you should see - 5/20 - House of 1000 corpses

Directed by Rob Zombie (2003)

Two couples travel around the country by car looking for the best roadside attraction. However when they take a wrong turn they bump into Captain Spaulding who fills them in with the legend of Dr. Satan. After taking in hitch-hiker Baby she leads them to her house with the promise of knowledge however her family are less than conventional. When the family attacks them they must try and survive the house of 1000 corpses.

(Credit to original sources for above photos)  

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Us The Duo-No Matter Where You Are

Ok Tumblr, I havent seen this around yet, but I think you should all watch and get them more known than they already are, and why is that you ask?

1. This is a boss ass song.

2. Which was featured in The Book of Life

3. Which is an amazing film that you should go see immediately.

4. Look at these cuties!!

5. Who are totally married, and gosh darn adorable and make music together!!!

6. Were basically discovered because of vine, how cool is that?!?!

7. This song is freaking amazing.

WATCH NOW AND FALL IN LOVE!

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Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013) is now on NETFLIX!

LOOK AT ALL THAT BLUE!

When I reviewed Blue Is The Warmest Color barely last year I didn’t really review it. I was too busy loving it so much to really dissect into it, but now that it is on Netflix, I’ll go into why I love the film so much and why you should watch it.

First things first, the trailer got me obsessed with the song “Take Care” by Beach House. I watched it about 10 times and learned about the film before I built up the courage to watch the film online, and boy did I watch it. I watched it almost everyday from December 20th to 30th.

It’s been a while – probably since Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind – since I’ve seen such a romantic story. I like the style of the film how it’s a day-to-day reveal of someone’s life that way the 3-hrs goes by like that and it really doesn’t feel like three hours. 

The film is about a young woman, Adele, (about 17) who meets an older woman, Emma, (about 24) with blue hair and falls quickly in love with her. Now understand this is not a lesbian story. This is a French film about love and heartbreak. There is so much more to the story and there are many dynamics involved.

This film is very sad. We see Adele’s life day-to-day. We feel what she feels, and deal with her teenage problems with her we see her with her first love and grow into this distressed person who is lost in a world where she feels alone. I won’t give too much away but by the end of the film you’ll be wrecked; it’s the saddest. The climax between Adele and Emma is very powerful and deep and it makes watching their relationship together worth it. 

I’m glad I’m doing this now because at first didn’t want to cover this film thoroughly because of all the hype of the sex in the film, which to me is barely nothing. At first, it’s like damn! (kinda like in Brokeback Mountain) but after you’ve seen it, it’s no big deal. The film to me is much much more than the sex they have it’s the love they share and that is what I fell in love with. I love how real the relationship is. Also, I just love French cinema. If you know me, you know this. One of my favorite French films is La Vie En Rose with Marion Cotillard. I don’t mind reading subtitles; I’m a film person. The typical French audience is used to sex heavy in film. You should see Eva Green in The Dreamers, she has sex with her brother. Lol.

Though not all French films are sex forward. Umbrellas of Cherbourg is awesome and musical with no sex, as well as Amelie, and I don’t care for the vulgarity that people say French film have. Grow up

I went off on a tangent. Back to La Vie d'Adele aka Blue is the Warmest Color. The motif in the movie is the color blue, figuratively and literally. Adele feels blue throughout the whole film and the actual color blue is everywhere: clothes, Emma’s hair and eyes, benches, umbrellas, walls, backgrounds, Adele’s sheets, the actual word “blue” is shown in one scene where Adele is outside with her “friends”.

It’s such a good film you feel everything Adele feels. What is on screen is so powerful and real. People have even called it an epic. I really recommend it. It touches on a lot of elements, not just a lesbian love story, there is classism in the film, eating disorder, depression, homophobia, society’s depiction on what success is.

I love the film and everything about it, down to the performances, music, directing, blue symbolism. I like how prominent the film is. This movie turned me into a Lea Seydoux fan. 

send me questions about films
  • 1. What's your favorite film?
  • 2. What's your least favorite film?
  • 3. What's the most underrated film?
  • 4. What's the most overrated film?
  • 5. What's the last film you saw?
  • 6. What's the last film you saw in theaters?
  • 7. Who are your favorite directors?
  • 8. What film has the best cinematography?
  • 9. The best sound editing?
  • 10. The best soundtrack?
  • 11. The best score?
  • 12. What films do you think everyone should see?
  • 13. What's your favorite film theory?
  • 14. What's your favorite film genre?
  • 15. What's your favorite comedy?
  • 16. What's your favorite scifi/fantasy?
  • 17. What's your favorite romantic film (comedic or dramatic)?
  • 18. What's your favorite documentary?
  • 19. What's your favorite era of film?
  • 20. Who are your favorite actors?
  • 21. Who are your favorite actresses?
  • 22. Do you watch the Oscars?
  • 23. Do you watch the Golden Globes?
  • 24. Who is the most deserving of either an Oscar or a Golden Globe?
  • 25. Who is the least?
  • 26. What is your favorite musical?
  • 27. What is your favorite adaptation?
  • 28. What story do you think should be adapted to film? Who would direct, and who would star?
  • 29. What films are from your childhood?
  • 30. What films changed your perspective on life?
  • 31. Which actors would you like to see work together?
  • 32. Which directors would you like to see work together?
  • 33. What film would you like to remake?
  • 34. What film should never be remade?
  • 35. What's a movie you expected to love and didn't?
  • 36. What's a movie you expected to hate and didn't?
  • 37. What are some of your favorite film quotes?
Strange Magic Thoughts

I thought I would write out some of my thoughts on this awesome movie Strange Magic, which everyone should see. A warning though, these thoughts are going to have lots of spoilers, so don’t read them until you’ve seen the film (and you should go see the film right away because it’s good). I’m putting my thoughts under the cut due to spoilers and length. Tagging joons because she’s the queen of this fandom, blessed be her name.

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A post wherein film writer Kimberly Luperi explores a Miriam Hopkins’ film you should run to see (after, that is, you watch our eight film birthday tribute to the actress, of course!)

“Boys, it’s the only thing we can do: let’s forget sex.” So proclaims Gilda (Miriam Hopkins) to roommates George (Gary Cooper) and Thomas (Fredric March) in DESIGN FOR LIVING (‘33).

Those unfamiliar with pre-Code Hollywood may be surprised to learn that such a living arrangement was depicted in a film from 1933. As an enthusiast of what we now term the pre-Code era, lasting from roughly 1929 through summer 1934, I’ve always ranked Ernst Lubitsch’s DESIGN FOR LIVING (’33) among my top picks from the period.

When I first watched DESIGN FOR LIVING (’33), I was simultaneously astounded and charmed by the frank plot and modern characterizations. I mean, this is a picture in which the leading lady proclaims: “A thing happened to me that usually happens to men,” then decries society for allowing men to sow their wild oats while ladies are left to “decide purely on instinct” and proposes she live with both the men who love her, because she can’t choose. Oh, and after trying convention (aka marriage) on for size, she decides it isn’t for her either. By pre-Code or even today’s standards, Gilda is a progressive woman indeed.

I came to my first DESIGN FOR LIVING (’33) viewing informed by Mick LaSalle’s books Complicated Women and Dangerous Men; in the former he wrote the picture resides on the “outer reaches of outrageousness or daring,” while in the latter he argued the movie is “sexier and more risqué” than Noel Coward’s play. I also perused Kim Morgan’s @criterioncollection essay in which she termed the film “far ahead of its time.“ Furthermore, I was aware the picture landed on the Catholic Legion of Decency’s 1934 condemned list and knew that post-Code enforcement, the Production Code Administration (PCA), considered this tale of "gross sexual irregularity” as “definitely, and specifically, in violation of the Production Code on a half dozen counts” and denied it re-release several times. 

However, in researching older reviews and critiques, I was surprised to find that the film didn’t make as many waves as I assumed it would considering its audacious plot and modern reception. Surely, select notices highlighted the movie’s “certainly risqué” storyline, and a slightly fanatical 1933 Los Angeles Times article warned ladies that the implied ménage à trois is “apt to give us ideas” while cautioning that matriarchy was on its way. For the most part, though, DESIGN FOR LIVING (’33) was just another picture. Every contemporary piece I came across stressed the difference between Coward’s 1933 Broadway play and Ben Hecht’s adaptation, often unfavorably for the latter, with some outlets claiming the movie lacked the double entendres and suggestiveness of Coward’s original. Overall assessments from the picture’s initial release were mixed but more so positive, highlighting the performances and the “Lubitsch touch” when judging the film on its own merit. Jumping ahead some years, I also found it peculiar that several scholars writing from the 1960s to early 1980s more harshly dismissed the movie, and some even inaccurately reported initial reviews were largely negative.

Save for the PCA’s denunciation and select notices, there was really nothing to suggest that a film initially received as light entertainment would be touted as one of the most daring and revolutionary of the period years later. With the benefit of two decades worth of increased scholarship focused on this unique epoch and the passing of time, it seems the film’s legacy has grown independent of the celebrated stage version. But could the more eminent modern day reception also be a result of cultural revisionism and a tendency to romanticize the pre-Code era?

What’s your take?  

The first film in a long line of films I’m going to be recommending is Boy by Taika Waititi. The film was released in 2010 and is a New Zealand comedy set in 1984 about an adolescent misfit, whose obsessed with Michael Jackson, get’s a chance to meet his dad and find out who he is in the process.

Great film, I enjoyed it

You can find it on Netflix. Check It Out. 

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Top Horror films you should see - 17/20 - Sleepy Hollow.

Directed by Tim Burton (1999) 

Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow after a headless horseman is rumoured to be beheading the townsfolk. Ichabod must delve into the history of a town filed with murder and secrets to put the horseman to rest. 

(credit to original sources for photos above)

SOME MOVIES YOU SHOULD SEE

in no particular order other then by director

an easy place to watch movies online free is here:

www.time4popcorn.eu/

(some are pretty obvious but its good to start with the obvious sometimes, not everyone has to like these thats okay they are just some of my faves)

(Still more to be added)

SHANE MEADOWS:

DAVID LYNCH:

  • Blue Velvet (Crime/Drama) Trailer
  • Mullholland Drive (Mystery/Thriller) Trailer
  • Twin Peaks (Crime/Mystery) Trailer
  • Wild at Heart (Crime/Romance/Comedy) Trailer

STANLEY KUBRICK:

  • The Shining (Horror) Trailer
  • A Clockwork Orange (Crime/Drama/SciFi) Trailer
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey (Adventure/SciFi) Trailer
  • Lolita (Drama/Romance) Trailer

ALFRED HITCHCOCK:

FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA:

  • The Godfather (Crime/Drama) Trailer
  • Apocalypse Now (Drama/War) Trailer
  • Bram Stoker’s Dracula (Horror/Romance) Trailer
  • Rumble Fish (Drama) Trailer

SOFIA COPPOLA:

  • The Virgin Suicides (Drama/Romance) Trailer
  • Lost in Translation (Drama) Trailer
  • Somewhere (Comedy/Drama) Trailer

WES ANDERSON:

  • The Royal Tenenbaums (Comedy/Drama) Trailer
  • Moonrise Kingdom (Comedy/Romance) Trailer
  • Rushmore (Comedy/Drama) Trailer
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel (Comedy) Trailer
The Most Surprising Film of 2015

2015 was quite the year for film. The sad part about filmmaking, is the talent and resources tend to go where the money goes… So, it’s rare to find a gem of a film that didn’t have a big budget, or get a lot of acclaim, that actually has a star or two with a halfway decent story. 

Ashby is about a young man trying to navigate life as a teen, moving to a new town, having a mother who has a slew of gentlemanly callers, and having a strange neighbor that may or may not be bad news. 

It stars Nat Wolff and Mickey Rourke (of all people).

I highly recommend this heat-filled, refreshing story about a man and a boy teaching each other how to be alright. 

For more film recommendations, follow this blog, and make sure to tag #FilmsUShouldSee in your next post about a film! We wanna’ hear from you!

Have a great 2016,

Jess <3