films-you-should-watch

I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to Gravity Falls for reintroducing me to one of the most wonderfully poisonous movie villains of all time and for making me rewatch The Night of the Hunter after too many years of neglecting to do so

[I’m gonna update this everytime I watch a good movie]

You should watch it

You really should watch it

You really really should watch it


1.       21


2.       500 Days of Summer


3.       Alice in Wonderland


4.       And Now for Something Completely Different


5.       August Rush


6.       Avatar


7.       Batman Begins


8.       Brave


9.       Bridge to Terabithia


10.   Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


11.   Charlie Bartlett


12.   Chronicle


13.   Crazy, Stupid Love


14.   Daydream Nation


15.   Dead Poets Society


16.   Death of a Superhero


17.   Donnie Darko


18.   Ferris Bueller’s Day Off


19.   Fight Club


20.   Finding Forrester


21.   Finding Nemo


22.   Finding Neverland


23.   Forrest Gump


24.   Friends With Benefits


25.   Frozen


26.   Garden State


27.   Good Will Hunting


28.   Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets


29.   Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


30.   Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire


31.   Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince


32.   Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix


33.   Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone


34.   Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban


35.   Hook


36.   How to Train Your Dragon


37.   Howl’s Moving Castle


38.   Hugo


39.   In Time


40.   Inception


41.   Inkheart


42.   Instinct


43.   Into The Wild


44.   Iron Man


45.   Iron Man 2


46.   Iron Man 3


47.   It’s Kind of a Funny Story


48.   Jumper


49.   Kick-Ass


50.   Life of Pi


51.   Love Actually


52.   Monsters University


53.   Monsters, Inc.


54.   Monty Python’s Life of Brian


55.   Mr. Nobody


56.   My Neighbor Totoro


57.   Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist


58.   Nowhere Boy


59.   Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End


60.   Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest


61.   Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl


62.   Princess Mononoke


63.   Requiem for a Dream


64.   Rise of the Guardians


65.   School of Rock


66.   Scott Pilgrim vs. the World


67.   Shall We Dance?


68.   Sherlock Holmes


69.   Shopaholic


70.   Shutter Island


71.   Simple Simon


72.   Spider-Man


73.   Spider-Man 2


74.   Spider-Man 3


75.   Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron


76.   Spirited Away


77.   Star Trek: Into Darkness


78.   Summer Wars


79.   Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street


80.   Tangled


81.   The Art of Getting By


82.   The Avengers


83.   The Book Thief


84.   The Breakfast Club


85.   The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian


86.   The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe


87.   The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader


88.   The Dark Knight


89.   The Dark Knight Rises


90.   The Golden Compass


91.   The Hangover


92.   The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy


93.   The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey


94.   The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug


95.   The Hunger Games


96.   The Hunger Games: Catching Fire


97.   The Incredibles


98.   The Interpreter


99.   The Intouchables


100. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen


101. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring


102. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King


103.  The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers


104.  The Perks of Being A Wallflower


105. The Prestige


106. The Thief Lord


107. The Time Traveler’s Wife


108. Thor


109. Thor: The Dark World


110. Twelve


111.V for Vendetta


112.  We’re the Millers


113.  Where the Wild Things Are


114. 10 Things I Hate About You


115. The Way, Way Back


116. Stuck In Love


117. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay


118. Mortecai


119. Big Hero 6


120. Who am I


121. The Social Network


122. Age Of Ultron

the signs as iconic 80's characters
  • aries:Alison (The Breakfast Club)
  • taurus:Gary Wallace (Weird Science)
  • gemini:Maverick (Top Gun)
  • cancer:Josh Baskin (Big)
  • leo:Marty McFly (Back To The Future)
  • virgo:Ray Stantz (Ghostbusters)
  • libra:Baby (Dirty Dancing)
  • scorpio:Andie Walsh (Pretty in Pink)
  • sagittarius:Ferris Bueller (Ferris Bueller's Day Off)
  • capricorn:John Bender (The Breakfast Club)
  • aquarius:Duckie (Pretty in Pink)
  • pisces:Billy (St Elmo's Fire)
listen i knew tom hardy was a ridiculous dog man but

[about his tattoo of his dog Max]

Did you have an affinity for pit bulls before? How did the tattoo come about?
Hardy: That was because — I mean, I love dogs, and I see myself as a dog inside in many ways — that’s the way I am. It’s like, I bark a lot, and I can bite, but I don’t really. You know, they’ve got an energy. I just have an affinity with a dog. I’m very, very loyal, but, you know, I will piss on the carpet. [Laughs.] I will chew your sneakers! And sometimes I look like I’m going to bite, but actually, if you know me, I’m not like that. But I will say, unequivocally, dogs are the most amazingly loyal creatures who will sit and watch the wall with you all day if that’s what you’re doing, and that’s cool, as long as they feel part of the team, and that they’re useful, and I feel that way as well.

Is being a part of a team making a movie interesting to you? The loyalty?
Hardy: A dog wants to belong. A dog wants to belong to a pack, and it’ll do what it has to do in order to eat and survive and stay warm, and they don’t leave your side. They do what they do. Each dog has a job. Some, you know, have different jobs [than] others. I have a job. You know, I see myself very similar to a dog. That sounds so weird? [Laughs.] I fucking love dogs, okay? I love dogs. You know what I mean?

(please read the rest of the article, it’s gold)

The thing about Ghostbusters is that how do I go back to watching other films now?!! How can I go back to watching films where the only female lead is there to wear skimpy clothing and be a love interest for the male lead? How can I go back to films where the only “fat” character is there for everyone and themselves to make fat jokes? The thing is straight guys finally got to see what it’s like to have their only representation in the main cast be the less useful only-there-for-supposed-eye-candy a la Kevin (but then Kate McKinnon kinda stole the eye candy part there) and they didn’t like it. Before the film, I was looking forward to it but I didn’t think having an all-female team really mattered that much. I see now why it really does, especially for young girls who are finally able to see themselves in Holtzmann’s creativity and goofiness, or Patty’s love for books and history, Erin’s accomplishments in the particle physics field or Abby’s ability to take no crap (even if it’s about the number of wontons in her wonton soup). Even if people think that the film isn’t great, and everyone’s entitled to their opinions, they can’t deny that it’s important and a definite step in the right direction for Hollywood.  

Did I Just Watch a Love Story Between a Raccoon and a Tree?

So I just watched Guardians of the Galaxy, or, well, I saw it yesterday, and you know what? I loved it. It was wonderful.

It makes me want to read the comics.

The CGI in the film was just spectacular. It was like I was watching an artist’s mind come to life on the screen, There were just times I wished the movie theater would stop the film and I could just stare and take it in.

The soundtrack is probably one of the best soundtracks I’ve listened to in a long time. It was probably the best thing ever and I love how the songs intertwine with Quill himself and the movie in general.

The character development of the characters and the plot was well written and well thought out, I was glad they didn’t just shirk that off just because they knew people would come because Marvel and Superheroes.

I was ecstatic that the characters weren’t all just always good, let’s save the universe sort of people. These people have grey morals and that’s probably the most wonderful thing about them. They don’t just think selflessly, they think realistically at times, think, well, selfishly at times, and that’s way more interesting than someone who always does the right thing.

I was amazed that Marvel went with a title that isn’t well known. It makes me jovial that they did because if a title that isn’t well known does well, then who knows what the future holds? We could get films from far less known characters, characters that are wonderful and could bring complexity into the universe. Maybe get a few TV shows other than Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the upcoming superhero series coming on Netflix.

It’s an exciting time to be a comics fan and all I see are bright futures ahead.

But this post isn’t about Marvel in general, it’s about Guardians of the Galaxy, and as you can tell, I really quite liked this film.

One thing that I found intriguing was Rocket and Groot’s relationship. I just love both characters, heck, I loved all the cast of the Guardians, but there was a point in the film that surprised me. When Groot died…Rocket really reacted to that death. Like, really reacted to that death.

He didn’t react like that to Gamorra, when she was about to die. He could think straight when he knew Gamorra was going to die. He was fine with killing Gamorra and Quill. He was going to blow them up. I’m pretty sure he was the one who said they could leave Drax on the floating dead head colony. Yet, when Groot dies…he’s sobbing all over the place and he’s acting more recklessly than usually and…it only makes me wonder, you know?

Hey, maybe it’s because Groot’s been his friend the longest. Maybe it’s that. Maybe I’m looking too much into this, but…did I just watch a love story between a raccoon and a tree?

Film 101.

(click film title for imdb link)

1. 2001: A Space Odyssey - Stanley Kubrick- 1968 

2. Vertigo - Alfred Hitchcock - 1958

3. Ordet - Carl-Theodor Dreyer - 1955

4. Tokyo monogatari - Yasujiro Ozu -1953

5. Fa Yeung Nin Wa - Wong Kar-Wai -2000

6. Sunrise - FW Murnau - 1927

7. 8 ½ - Federico Fellini - 1963

8. Solyaris - Andrei Tarkovsky - 1972

9. Dekalog - Krzysztof Kieslowski -1987

10. Stalker - Andrei Tarkovsky -1979

11. Zerkalo - Andrei Tarkovsky - 1975

12. Persona - Ingmar Bergman - 1966

13. Passion de Jeanne d'Arc, La - Carl-Theodor Dreyer - 1928

14. Quatre cents coups, Les - Francois Truffaut - 1959

15 Trois couleurs: Bleu - Krzysztof Kieslowski - 1993

16. Andrei Rublyov - Andrei Tarkovsky - 1969

17. Shichinin no samurai - Akira Kurosawa - 1954

18. Atalante, L’ - Jean Vigo - 1934

19. Au hasard Balthazar - Robert Bresson - 1966

20. Avventura, L’ - Michelangelo Antonioni - 1960

21. Sjunde inseglet, Det - Ingmar Bergman -1957

22. Rosetta - Jean-Pierre & LucDardenne - 1999

23. Smultronstället - Ingmar Bergman -1957

24. Trois couleurs: Rouge - Krzysztof Kieslowski -1994

25. City Lights - Charles Chaplin -1931

26. Journal d'un curé de campagne - Robert Bresson - 1950

27. Paris, Texas - Wim Wenders -1984

28. Citizen Kane - Orson Welles - 1941

29. Suna no onna - Hiroshi Teshigahara - 1964

30. Céline et Julie vont en bateau - Jacques Rivette - 1974

31. Eclisse, L’ - Michelangelo Antonioni -1962

32. Barry Lyndon - Stanley Kubrick - 1975

32. Werckmeister harmóniák - Bela Tarr - 2000

34. Blue Velvet - David Lynch -1986

35. Ikiru - Akira Kurosawa - 1952

36. Règle du jeu, La - Jean Renoir - 1939

37. Umberto D - Vittorio De Sica - 1952

38. Lawrence of Arabia - David Lean - 1962

39. Notti di Cabiria, Le - Federico Fellini -1957

39. Playtime - Jacques Tati - 1967

39. Sanshô dayû - Kenji Mizoguchi -1954

42. Banshun - Yasujiro Ozu -1949

43. Touch of Evil - Orson Welles -1958

44. Conformista, Il - Bernardo Bertolucci -1970

45. Himmel über Berlin, Der - Wim Wenders - 1987

46. Mouchette - Robert Bresson -1967

47. Pather Panchali - Satyajit Ray -1955

48. Viskningar och rop - Ingmar Bergman - 1972

49. Godfather, The - Francis Ford Coppola -1972

50. Charme discret de la bourgeoisie, Le - Luis Bunuel -1972

51. Rear Window - Alfred Hitchcock - 1954

52. Sullivan’s Travels - Preston Sturges - 1942

53. Searchers, The - John Ford - 1956

54. Ladri di biciclette - Vittorio De Sica - 1948

55. Breaking the Waves - Lars von Trier - 1996

56. Chinatown - Roman Polanski - 1974

57. Dr. Strangelove - Stanley Kubrick - 1964

58. Faces - John Cassavetes - 1968

59. Un condamné à mort s'est échappé - Robert Bresson - 1956

60. Nattvardsgästerna - Ingmar Bergman - 1963

60. Sweet Hereafter, The - Atom Egoyan - 1997

62. Black Narcissus - Powell & Pressburger - 1947

63. Hana-bi - Takeshi Kitano - 1997

64. Espíritu de la colmena, El - Víctor Erice - 1973

65. Hiroshima mon amour - Alain Resnais - 1959

66. Brazil - Terry Gilliam - 1985

67. Notorious - Alfred Hitchcock - 1946

68. Woman Under the Influence, A - John Cassavetes - 1974

69. C'era una volta il West - Sergio Leone - 1969

70. Modern Times - Charles Chaplin - 1936

71. Ta'm e guilass - Abbas Kiarostami - 1997

72. Maboroshi no hikari - Hirokazu Koreeda - 1995

73. Da hong deng long gao gao gua - Zhang Yimou -1991

74. Dolce vita, La - Federico Fellini - 1960

75. Enfants du paradis, Les - Marcel Carne - 1945

76. Goodfellas - Martin Scorsese - 1990

77. Casablanca - Michael Curtiz - 1942

78. Chelovek s kinoapparatom - Dziga Vertov -1929

79. Offret - Andrei Tarkovsky - 1986

80. Walkabout - Nicolas Roeg -1971

81. Star Wars - George Lucas - 1977

82. Straw Dogs - Sam Peckinpah -1971

83. Chongqing senlin - Wong Kar-Wai - 1994

84. Greed - Erich von Stroheim - 1925

85. My Darling Clementine - John Ford - 1946

86. Taxi Driver - Martin Scorsese - 1976

87. Fanny och Alexander - Ingmar Bergman - 1982

88. Gertrud - Carl-Theodor Dreyer - 1964

89. General, The - Clyde Bruckman & BusterKeaton -1927

89. Once Upon a Time in America - Sergio Leone -1984

90. Argent, L’ - Robert Bresson -1983

91. Clockwork Orange, A - Stanley Kubrick - 1971

92. Grande illusion, La - Jean Renoir - 1937

93. Rashomon - Akira Kurosawa - 1950

94. Singin’ in the Rain - Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly - 1952

95. Sunset Blvd. - Billy Wilder - 1950

96. Big Lebowski, The - Joel Coen -1998

97. Saikaku ichidai onna - Kenji Mizoguchi - 1952

98. Bad ma ra khahad bord - Abbas Kiarostami -1999

99. Pierrot le fou - Jean-Luc Godard -1965

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