movie-recommendations

Me Before You

So yesterday I came back from my Carnival trip which didn’t go so well, depressed a bit about how things had gone (beach with no sun, raining, cold, cloudy, lost in a town I didn’t knew, and so more), I opened facebook and there it was Me Before You movie trailer, I have never heard about either the movie nor the book, but I decided to watch the trailer bc I am a big fan of Sam Claflin and Emilia Clarke.

Fifteen minutes after watching the trailer at 9:00 pm I had already downloaded the book. This was something big for me bc I had decided not no read any book till I had ended up this semester (four weeks more and it will be over) but the trailer seemed so good to me I couldn’t resist.

About ten minutes ago I finished reading it and I had never been more emotional after reading a book, I was crying still am, thinking about all the wise things that a single book can teach you about life, specially in the kind of moments I am living, when I have to decide what should I do for the next few years, how to manage my future, define who I am and what I want from life, and that an “I don’t really know” its not an answer for that question.

There had been a very long time since I read a book that was so good as this one, Me Before You leaves you a sweet & sour flavour, I want to express my congratulations to Jojo Moyes, the author who has shown outstanding skills to make yourselve feel all the emotions, all the desperation and all the love, but specially all the interrogants about life, dragging you to a world where you have to imagine someone you love being tetraplegic, all the limitations they have, but also all the hope of a better life, and why not, to defy all the Christian/Catholic rules about killing your own self or someone else just to stop the infinite pain.

PLEASE READ ME BEFORE YOU, it’s worth it! so worth it that I stoped myselfe of doing homework for an entire day just so I could end it up. Can’t wait to watch the movie, I will go alone (as I used to go to the movies), buy nachos and a big pot of popcorn, sit and cry all the rivers I want while watching Sam hot as hell Claflin fall in love with Emilia Clarke, there couldn’t be better actors to play the roles of Will and Lou.

You know how Netflix recommends movies to you based on which movies you’ve liked, using the set of movies that other people with similar tastes have liked?

We need a recommender system like that for poly partners, using the structure of the polycule. “You’ve dated and liked X and Y, how about Z?”

We could make a poly dating app out of this. And in deference to the Netflix connection, let’s call it “Chill”.

anonymous asked:

do you have any horror movie recommendations?

let the right one in, it follows, feast, eden lake, insidious, martyrs (the original, not the one made this year)

here’s a longer list: letterboxd.com/deathproof/list/favorite-horror-movies-ranked/ 😊

Boruto: Naruto The Movie (2015)

As a long time anime fan, this was another personal favorite of 2015.

For those who are not aware of the Naruto anime, this film revolves around the main characters: Sasuke, Naruto, and his son Boruto. 

From a biased Anime watchers point of view, I loved & hated the movie. I had to watch the film with subtitles since the original film released in Japanese - this did not bother me because I am used to watching shows with subtitles.

As far as the movie itself goes, It was filled with plenty of action scenes and had a pretty interesting timeline, but it was so short and some of the characters were pretty annoying!  Despite these two setbacks, I still enjoyed the movie and would recommend to anyone who enjoys anime. 

I would rate this an 8-8.5/10!

-JB

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15 Movies That Aren’t About Straight Thin White People That You Need To See

There are few things more depressing than trying to think of movies about young women who aren’t white. It’s also depressing trying to think of movies about young women who aren’t straight. Oh, and when you try to think of movies starring women who are plus-sized? Ha! Good luck with coming up with more than a handful, if that much.

Despite the fact that there are so many different kinds of girls out there–black, brown, queer, fat, etc–the media really hasn’t caught up, especially the movie industry. Seriously, we have a larger chance of seeing vampire girls than seeing a gay Asian chick. I don’t know, but I’m pretty sure there are more gay Asian chicks than vampires. What gives? Er, okay, the answer is racism but anyway…

There might be a huge lack of diversity in some of your favorite movies, but there are still some great films out there that actually represent the diversity of young women’s experiences. Check out these 15 movies that aren’t about straight, thin white people and add some new favorites to your list.

movie rec list: you deserve the best

These are movies that I love that I wholeheartedly recommend. Make sure you have a good ad-blocker/pop up blocker if you’re going to use any of the links.

sweet movies for emotional sick days

  • Tangled - 
  • Enchanted -  
  • The Muppets -  - 
  • Strictly Ballroom - 
  • Ferris Bueller’s Day Off - 
  • Hugo - 
  • Midnight in Paris - 
  • Be Kind Rewind   - 
  • The Princess Bride - 

to make you laugh

  • Wet Hot American Summer - 
  • The Big Lebowski - 
  • Mystery Men - 
  • Pitch Perfect - 
  • Easy A - 
  • Singin’ in the Rain - 
  • The Life Aquatic - 
  • Clueless - 
  • Heathers - ✓
  • Shaun of the Dead - 
  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang - 
  • Galaxy Quest - 
  • Best in Show - 
  • Clue - 
  • Good Burger - 
  • Bridesmaids - 
  • Office Space - 

crazy good sci-fi

  • Blade Runner (director’s cut) - 
  • Dark City - 
  • Attack the Block - 
  • The Prestige - 
  • District 9 - 
  • Moon - ✓
  • Jurassic Park - 
  • The Adjustment Bureau - 
  • Back to the Future - 
  • Alien - ✓

remarkable indie flicks

  • Safety Not Guaranteed  - 
  • Sleepwalk With Me  - 
  • Much Ado About Nothing  - 
  • Bottle Rocket  - 
  • Once  - 
  • Little Miss Sunshine  - 
  • Melvin Goes to Dinner (no link)
  • The Kings of Summer  - 
  • The Daytrippers  - 
  • Adventureland  - 
  • Dazed and Confused   - 
  • Before Sunrise  - 
  • Juno  - 
  • My Dinner With Andre  - 
  • Ruby Sparks  - 
  • Whip It  - 

sad (but also wonderful) movies

  • Another Earth  - 
  • The Puffy Chair  - 
  • Lost in Translation  - 
  • Short Term 12  - 
  • Young Adult  - ✓
  • Garden State  - ✓
  • Your Sister’s Sister  - 
  • House of the Flying Daggers  - (find dvd)
  • Sunshine Cleaning  - 
  • Coraline  - 
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox  - 
  • Toy Story 3  - ✓

bad-ass movies to watch with your friends

  • Pacific Rim - 
  • The Departed - 
  • Point Break - 
  • Snatch - 
  • Fast Five - 
  • Hero (x) (find dvd)
  • The Avengers - 
  • Skyfall - 
  • Speed - 

must-see foreign language films (no links, find the dvd!)

  • Pan’s Labyrinth
  • Bande à Part
  • Run Lola Run
  • After Life (x) 
  • Cinema Paradiso
  • A Woman is a Woman
  • Spirited Away
  • Chungking Express
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
  • Pierrot Le Fou
  • The Science of Sleep

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

This was probably one of my favorite movies to release in 2015. This film is the 7th movie to release in the Star Wars collection, & the first film of a new trilogy.

As a child, I grew up watching all of the older star wars movies, so my past experiences had some influence on how I felt about the movie beforehand. Overall, I would rate the movie a 9/10. I think that this movie was one of the best movies to release in 2015, but in comparison to the previous star wars films, it could have been a little more interesting & had more action in the beginning.

Favorite part about the movie: The graphics and the complex plot. Since I am familiar with the older Star Wars movies, I was able to see the development of the graphics and make connections between each movie which made for a more enjoyable experience.

Overall the movie was great! I recommend to anyone interested in sci-fi movies!


-JB

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Movie recommendations

The Touchables (1968)

A quartet of friends kidnap a rockstar and imprison him in their plastic, see-through Bubble House. Directed by Beatles photographer Robert Freeman (who shot the cover for Rubber Soul), and featuring music by long-lost British flower-pop group Nirvana. (Watch trailer)

Groupie Girl aka I Am a Groupie (1970)

A bored teenage girl decides that she wants to meet rock stars, and the best way to do that is to become a groupie. She finds herself going on the road with a rock band, and soon discovers that being a groupie isn’t as glamorous or exciting as she thought it would be. (Watch online)

Groupies (1970)

This documentary on the first generation of rock ‘n’ roll groupies, features performances by such bands as Ten Years After, Terry Reid, Spooky Tooth, and Cat Mother. (Watch online)

200 Motels (1971)

The story, interspersed with performances by the Mothers and the Royal Symphony Orchestra, is a tale of life on the road. The band members’ main concerns are the search for groupies and the desire to get paid. (Watch online)

Sid & Nancy (1986)

Morbid biographical story of Sid Vicious, bassist with British punk group the Sex Pistols, and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen. When the Sex Pistols break up after their fateful U.S. tour, Vicious attempts a solo career while in the grip of heroin addiction. One morning, Nancy is found stabbed to death and Sid is arrested for her murder. (Watch online)

Uncle Meat (1987)

This is a documentary about an unfinished movie. Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention try to film the sci-fi epic “Uncle Meat.”

Almost Famous (2000)

A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies it on their concert tour. (Watch online)

Plaster Caster: The Rock & Roll Adventures of Super-Groupie Cynthia Plaster Caster (2001)

Plaster Caster is an intimate documentary portrait of legendary artist and groupie, Cynthia Plaster Caster, famous for plaster casting the penises of rock stars, including, most notoriously, Jimi Hendrix. (Download)

The Cockettes (2002)

In the late ’60s and early ’70s, a San Francisco-based group of transvestite performers formed a talented troupe known as “The Cockettes.” This documentary shows how their scene interrelated with the booming San Francisco counterculture. (Watch trailer)

The Banger Sisters (2002)

Lavinia and Suzette, former rock groupies and best friends, reconnect after 20 years; one is still as wild as ever, while the other has adopted a more conservative lifestyle. (Watch online)

Das wilde Leben aka Eight Miles High (2007)

Achim Bornhak’s movie focuses on the restless life of Uschi Obermaier, the icon of the 1968 movement in Germany and groupie. Uschi just wants to have fun, works as fashion model and leads international music stars in temptation… (Watch online)

Let’s Spend the Night Together: Confessions of Rock’s Greatest Groupies (2011)

The documentary follows Pamela Des Barres on a road trip as she visits many oldschool rock groupies. From the outer limits of Salt Lake City to the southern end of Little Rock, Arkansas, some of rock ‘n’ roll’s most beloved dolls will re-emerge to share their stories. While the salacious details of their intimate pastimes remain the obvious attraction, it’s the unexpected human side of their relationship with these rock gods that is the most intriguing. (Watch online)

Crimson Peak is unquestionably the best vampire film I’ve ever seen – the deep irony being that it has no vampires. 

Tom Hiddleston is more transcendently beautiful, more broodingly seductive, and quite plainly more superlatively vampiric playing the Baronet Thomas Sharpe in Crimson Peak than he was playing an actual centuries old vampire in Only Lovers Left Alive.

Crimson Peak is not a film. 

It is an aesthetic.

Ghosts trail ectoplasm in the shape of lace filigree subliming into smoke.

A minor character wears a pearl rope necklace to a ball purely so that Del Toro might film her clutching it.

Jim Beaver plays the gruff yet doting father of the film’s ingenue, and performs a twenty second monologue insulting the delicate softness of Tom Hiddleston’s elegant porcelain hands.

There’s a thirty second close-up of a swallowtail butterfly being eaten alive by carpenter (?) ants during a garden party. 

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Please watch this movie.

indie movies: a recommendation list

  • Safety Not Guaranteed
  • Sleepwalk With Me
  • Bottle Rocket
  • The Puffy Chair
  • The Science of Sleep
  • Once
  • Your Sister’s Sister
  • In A World…
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • The Daytrippers
  • Dazed and Confused 
  • Before Sunrise
  • Strictly Ballroom
  • My Dinner With Andre
  • The Breakfast Club
  • Ruby Sparks
  • Ghost World
  • My Own Private Idaho
  • Lost in Translation
  • Garden State
  • ACOD
  • Vicky Cristina Barcelona
  • Melvin Goes to Dinner
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • Another Earth
  • Be Kind Rewind
  • The Kings of Summer
  • Moon

I love all these movies so feel free to ask me about any of them!

more movie recs can be found here (or other places like in shoes)

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13 Teen Movies You Need To Watch Before You’re 18

Is it just me or has the teen movie genre sort of petered in recent years? Seriously, think about how many teen movies came out in the ’90s and early ’00s compared to now. Surprising, right? Honestly that kind of sucks because teen movies can be so formative for us in the weirdness of our teen years and even into the weirdness of young adulthood.

Well, while we’re waiting for the next good teen movie, you might as well binge on some movies of the past. From iconic teen classics to lesser known indie flicks, check out these 13 teen movies that you have to watch before you’re 18. And if you’re over 18, well, better late than never!

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Your winter film guide

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