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What is the Best Movie you have seen...
Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:45 pm
When I was about four, I went to a video store with my mom and something drew me to
The Lion King
. I'm not sure what it was, but I guess I liked the cover. Anyway, my mom let me buy the VHS tape (yes, kids, this was back in the day of videos instead of DVDs!), and I watched it that night. I laughed, I cried, and, in short, I became obsessed. To this day it's my favorite movie and I still can't watch it without crying a little. (Then again, I cry at practically everything.)
However, since then, a few movies have also come close to it in the favorites department. If you'll indulge me a second, those movies would be:
*Meet Me in St. Louis.
This movie is amazing. It makes me sad that so many people of this generation haven't seen it. It's brilliant—poignant, funny, and sweet. Not to mention it's beautifully shot, the wardrobe is gorgeous, and the actors/actresses are fantastic (Judy Garland, anyone?). Even though it's not strictly a Christmas film, I watch it every year at Christmastime and it's just... argh, I love it. <3
*Silence of the Lambs.
This movie is brilliant. Okay? Let's just get that out in the open. And if you haven't seen it yet, you need to. And you also need to read the book, because then you'll be able to compare the two, and that's a lot of fun because they're actually about as good as each other. Well, okay, maybe the book is slightly better—only because the book is so gosh darn perfect that it's impossible to entirely live up to. But man, is the movie close to it. Like,
close. The movie's fantastic—well-acted, well-written, and suspenseful as hell. I mean, I've seen it several times now, yet every time I watch it, it still has me on the edge of my seat throughout the whole film (but especially the climax)—even though
I know what's going to happen.
The book and the movie are both heaven.
There's more, of course, but those are my top three in the favorite-film department. <33
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Mon May 05, 2014 1:31 pm
Well, mine would be
The Last Stand
because the plot was something I've never been exposed to. It excited me because it wasn't like the other action/adventure movies I've watched. It had a balance between the talking and the action. It's been my favorite for quite some time now.
The Last Stand was also quite violent, but too much of it until it made me sick. The twist and turns were endless in the movie. I really loved it.
I'm a loyal novel reviewer. >
Thu May 08, 2014 4:12 pm
I have many favorite movies, but I think I shall pick Amadeus. This film is beautiful on so many levels. First, the score is absolutely brilliant. A combination of Mozart's compositions and Salieri's music, it truly reaches audiences in a way that other music could never hope to. As soon as I heard the first chord, I was drawn in completely.
Second, the story itself is absolutely gorgeous. The depth at which the writers managed to portray both Salieri and Mozart was incredible. It is not only a story of jealousy and ego; it is a story of overcoming the influences of others and bursting forth, no matter the obstacles. The charm, charisma, and zeal that Mozart exudes is a shield, and Salieri manages to see that. However, we never see into Mozart's mind. We only see his weaker shell.
Third, it is shot wonderfully. The cinematography is beyond anything that I had expected. As the watcher is navigated through a series of operas and performances, a whole world is constructed flawlessly. The costumes. The hair. The makeup. The setting. It is all just perfect.
I would recommend this movie to anyone looking for an interesting watch. You will not regret it.
"To prejudge other men's notions before we have looked into them is not to show their darkness but to put out our own eyes." - John Locke
Wed Nov 05, 2014 1:07 am
Definitely my favorite movie has to be The Breakfast Club! Being an avid movie watcher as I do say so myself, The Breakfast Club is a novel for movie-watchers. For the type of person that might not be used to having such depth reached in a movie, The Breakfast Club will rock their world with breaking stereotypes and addressing most if not all the issues you wish were talked about more in high school. Not only that, but it proves that with the amount of relatability that it received that high schoolers have the ability to comprehend more than adults may assume. It's just the best.
Thu May 14, 2015 8:09 am
, for sure.
if we wait until we're ready
we'll be waiting
for the rest of our lives
Sat Aug 01, 2015 12:19 pm
I havent seen many movies, and of the few I've seen, I liked many of them.
However, the one that actually moved me was:
The Karate Kid: This movie ( the African Kid one ) gave me such a strong sense of inspiration that I had to watch it again, and AGAIN. That part that touched me was how the kid was able to overcome his difficulties not through violence and outright revenge, but through careful planning and self-control. I also liked how confidence and character improvement was stressed upon. And most of all, I liked the quote by Jackie Chan ''Life will knock us down, but we can choose whether or not to get back up.''
I've watches some other movies which were funny, but didn't touch me in the way the Karate Kid did.
We all want to be different, which makes us all the same.
Mon Nov 09, 2015 2:51 am
The best movie for me has to be Inception. This movie resonated with me from the very first time I saw it in theatre. It's a about a thief who has the rare ability to enter people's dreams and steal their secrets from their subconscious. . Dom has lost his family and really his sanity.
Dom gets a chance at redemption when he is offered a seemingly impossible task: Plant an idea in someone's mind. In this case Dom(the main character and thief) must gather a group of architects and thieves to take down the son of the ceo of one of the wealthiest companies. If he succeeds, it will be the perfect crime, but a dangerous enemy anticipates Dom's every move.
Sorry for the huge summary, but it's just so good! Leonardo Dicaprio, Tom Hardy, Ellen Page, and Joseph Gordon Levitt are in it which makes it even better!
Sun Dec 13, 2015 4:45 am
"Mr. Pip". It not only presented a unique idea, but didn't center entirely on the Obligatory White Male Actor, despite sometimes going there--I just loved it.
"For with much wisdom comes much sorrow; the more knowledge, the more grief."
Ecclesiastes 1: 18
Sun Dec 20, 2015 2:32 pm
Bride of Frankenstein
Army of Darkness
Thank you for Smoking
I couldn''t decide which one was favorite (they are so different).
Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:16 am
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind -- still uncontested.
I am a forest fire and an ocean, and I will burn you just as much
as I will drown everything you have inside.
I am the property of Rydia, please return me to her ship.
Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:28 pm
The Nightmare Before Christmas. I love almost all of Tim Burton's films but this has to be my favourite! The animation style is amazing and the music has to be some of the best scoring I've seen within film and television, it's so dark and eerie and made the film as great as it is!
Tue May 23, 2017 4:48 am
I really like Stardust, Ella Enchanted, the Perks of Being a Wallflower, the Fault in Our Stars, Almost Famous, Sweeney Todd, and Sleepy Hollow, but there's way more that I really enjoy.
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Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:41 pm
is the best movie I've ever seen. It's just a heartbreaking, beautiful, tragic, wonderfully made film. It talks about family, sexuality, and growing up in general.
A close second would be
which is a bit similar, as it follows a boy throughout 18 years of his life.
Give these 2 a watch. You won't regret it!
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:30 am
The Shape of Water
The Incredibles 2
Jurrasic World 2 : The Fallen Kingdom
Marvel's Infinity War
A Quiet Place
I couldn't decide which one was my favorite! They're all great
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:08 am
Avengers Infinity War 2018
I *do* like flipping tables.
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