Topic of the Week!

Favourite movies!!!

Hands. Down. La vita e bella (Life is Beautiful)

Beautiful soundtrack. Beautiful characters. Hilarious first half. Absolutely heartwrenching ending. Will. Make. A. Certain. Someone. Bawl. Their. Eyes. Out. ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL MOVIE.

ALSO. AUGUST RUSH. BEAUTIFUL. BEAUTIFUL. MOVIE. » seconded… and it has a great soundtrack…. <3 <3 <3


I have a ton of them :S Film and TV is one of my Arts majors! be prepared for a loooooooong list. In no particular order:

  • Children of Men - srsly, everything from the soundtrack to the acting to the cinematography is amaaaazing. There is this one shot where they are all in a car and it goes for AAAAGES but isn't boring and it's amazing. Directed by Alfonso Cuaron, who also directed Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (for anyone playing at home). Also it has Michael Caine in it. So duh, see it.
  • The Big Lebowski - Duuuuuude. The characters and script in this are amazing…the Coen Bros made this one…they also won the Best Film Oscar in…2007? for No Country For Old Men. Definitely worth checking out.
  • American Psycho - not only is Christian Bale at his absolute best, but the film is just so sickly ironic and even laugh-out-loud at some points, especially the scene with the raincoat. Watch. It. (Oh it is slightly disturbing so if you are not into thrillers/bad language don't watch it lol).
  • The Lion King - I don't think this one really needs explaining <_<
  • Snatch - besides Fight Club, this is the only film in which I can actually stand Brad Pitt. Probably because he speaks in an unintelligible gypsy-irish accent. This is a great gangster film…Guy Richie really knows his dialogue.
  • Lord of the Rings - I honestly do not understand how people managed to fall asleep in this. It is the epitome of epic.
  • Death Proof - A lesser known Tarantino film, probably my favourite Tarantino film. Has the best car chase sequence EVER. EVARrrrr.
  • American History X - Kinda disturbing. Edward Norton is sooo buff in this :O definitely a good movie though.
  • Shawshank Redemption - Do I really need to explain this one? D:
  • Forrest Gump - Me and this movie is like peas and carrots. Whatever that means. Anyway, a greatttt film.
  • Love Actually - Duh. I am a girl. This is the best romantic comedy evar, closely followed by Sleepless in Seattle and You've Got Mail.
  • The Princess Bride - There are two classic blunders: The most famous of which is "never get involved in a land war in Asia" - but only slightly less well-known is NOT SEEING THIS MOVIE.
  • Blade -okay so obviously not the BEST movie ever, but come on. Blade is SO badass.

  • She's Out of My League. (She's a 10…but he's a 5)
  • Leap Year
  • P.S. I Love You. - (Oiiiii shut up………It was beautiful)
  • Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
  • The Proposal
  • Bride Wars
  • He's Just Not That Into You
  • 500 Days of Summer - The theory that everyone loves ZD (and we all do!) (I thought you hated this one) (Yeah it makes no sense, wasted 2 hours of my life trying to understand what it was about
  • 27 Dresses - :)
  • Yeahh…I'll stop now

Movies that you should watch after exams (I mean really… we have probably seen all the 'hollywood blockbusters'… so here are some gems you might have missed):

  • The Butterfly Effect Think Inception with a bit of a twist
  • Happy Feet Who doesn't love dancing-singing-personified penguins? Did I mention the overarching environmental conservation message - its not as 'childish' as you may think.
  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf Ok, its 1930's black & white and there is a book on it… so why watch the movie? I think the acting is quite good and frankly… I can't think of a better 1930's movie which also has a bit of a twist!
  • Spaceballs Probably one of the most hilarious parodies you will ever watch! If you have ever wished that Americans did a parody like the Brits… then here is your… erm… ball.
  • Lovefield This is actually a short film - you will be hard pressed to find another video clip that genuinely plays on your emotions like this one does. Hit it up on youtube or search elsewhere for HD versions… but yes, this one is a must!
  • The Castle I think we have all seen this one… but you haven't… get off my lawn! (seconded!!)

  • Whip It because roller derby is just epic
  • Grease because who doesn't love a nice leather pantsuit?
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's because Audrey is just amazingggggggggg
  • Cars because disney movies are awesome, a sequel is coming out in june, and my doona is a glow in the dark cars one