# 497 – Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

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Not bad… Clearly made famous by the fighting scenes. That was the only time I couldn’t take my eyes off the screen, Empire magazine said it quite perfectly: ‘elegant ass-kickery’. The special effects and action scenes were done by Yuen Woo Ping, the choreographer of The Matrix. Explains all the flying and floating.

It wasn’t all fighting though, had a pretty good plot. Seemed to drag on a bit for me though, I was looking at the time waiting for it to be over. But if you are a fan of martial arts movies then I would recommend it!

# 498 – Antichrist

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Hmm. I actually don’t even know what to say.

The first half hour or so really is beautiful. It’s sad, deep and very intense. But I was unsure the whole time of where it was going and it always had these weird, scary undertones.

Then it went completely nuts. I feel like everything had some sort of hidden meaning, like every single second meant something. I suggest watching it if you feel like decrypting a very sexual, violent riddle. If not, then maybe you shouldn’t watch it. I also, very strongly, suggest that you don’t watch it with your dad. Watching a lady crazily masturbate under a tree in the woods just isn’t the kind of thing you want to share with family.

The acting was great! Very believable. The story though… I came in from watching it and my partner asked me what it was about. I couldn’t give him a straight answer. Gynocide? Human Nature? Porn? Either way, it made me more and more uncomfortable as it went on and when it was over I breathed a very big sigh of relief.

Dad’s words… Thank God we never have to watch that again.

 

# 499 – Saw

# 499 - Saw

I freakin’ LOVE Saw! Bit upset it’s so far up the list. I’m a big fan of James Wan’s movies, firstly because of Saw and secondly because he’s an Aussie. Adam (Leigh Whannell), one of the main guys, is actually Wan’s friend and wrote the screenplay. And another piece of interesting trivia… the whole movie was filmed in 18 days! Also, did you notice that all the victims that died were men?

It’s definitely a movie that makes you think the whole way through, and the twists..! I love that everything is connected and I love the slow build up. I remember first seeing it at the cinema and how I couldn’t tear my eyes away, even though I really wanted to. That horrible fucking doll! And the animal mask! Ugh.. creepy.

Points for playing a major role in the new ‘toture porn’ genre, for starting a 7 movie franchise and for making it to my top 10 fave movies of all time!

# 500 – Ocean’s Eleven

Ocean's ElevenAnd we’re off!! No turning back now…

First thing that I believe needs mentioning… did anyone else notice that Brad Pitt’s character ‘Rusty’ is always eating? He definitely does an unusual amount of eating. Strange. I can only think it’s to show off that sexy jawline…
Anyway, what a great movie to start things off! It’s a remake of the 1960’s movie that starred ‘The Rat Pack’ and is one of few (if any) that actually make the list over their originals.

I’d call it an ‘easy’ movie, I mean what’s not to like? It’s entertaining, funny and has an awesome cast. Which doesn’t really leave a whole lot more to say about it.

That’s one down! Only 499 to go…
See you tomorrow 🙂

Mission Impossible?

A very long time ago I came across a website. WordPress. How exciting!! I love to write, especially when I don’t have to see or know the audience. But what would I write about? I doubt people care about my everyday life and honestly, I didn’t have the time to do it anyway.

About a month ago I picked up a ‘Special Collectors Edition’ of Empire at the newsagent… The 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time. My initial thought was how awesome it would be if I could watch them all! And it clicked. I finally had something to write about.

Ever seen ‘Julie & Julia’? Well that’s where I got the idea and when I realised the enormity of the challenge it became so much more exciting. But why go to all the trouble of watching 500 movies and then writing about each and every one of them? Seems pointless and time consuming. Well, it probably is.

I’ve always loved movies, I get it from my dad, and he got it from his mum (horror is a particular favourite). I appreciate everything about them, even when they are completely ridiculous. I’d make a terrible critic. So, as of next week, my dad and I will have officially started the longest mission of my life… 500 movies in 82 weeks.

Wish us luck!