#439 – Grosse Point Blank


Cusack’s back! Two of them this time! Well actually all FOUR siblings show their faces in this movie but I’m mostly caring about Joan. That’s right, Joan is Johns sister. I’ve always really liked Joan Cusack but never knew her name to be able to put the two together.

This movie is filled with familiar faces, and it was sooo good. I know right, finally a movie that we didn’t have to force ourselves to sit through. Put it on your ‘to watch’ list. Do it now.

It’s very funny and full of wit. John Cusack is honestly the best. I love his humour, always slightly sarcastic. There were a few pop culture references as well, sometimes they went straight over my head but most of the time dad knew what was going on (especially the Sgt. Pepper reference which he even had an old Beatles CD to show me what they were talking about) thank goodness for dads.
It’s jam packed full of action (lots of bullets are let loose thats for sure!) and the soundtrack is frickin amazing, you’ll find it hard not to sing along.










# 451 – Unbreakable



Surprise! We didn’t give up… just had a short break. And what a great movie to get us back into the swing of things!

Look, let’s just be honest, I don’t know if there will ever be a movie that I hate if Brucey is in it (have I mentioned this before?), he is seriously one of the best actors I know. If I ever come across a Bruce Willis hater I’ll punch them in the face.

I’d seen this movie a verrrryyy long time ago, probably when it first came out which would have made me 11 years old and the one scene I remembered is the part where the orange man pushes him over the balcony and into the pool. I think it must have affected me emotionally because I remember it so vividly (and I’m scared of pool covers). Not one other part was familiar to me.

I love the superhero/real world analogies, what a great way to look at comic books! Like they are all someone’s story, from long ago.. just exaggerated and commercialised. When you take all of that away, there are real life heroes and villains.

Shout out to M. Night Shyamalan… what a clever man! We love your movies buddy!

A must watch! Even without Bruce and the superhero stuff, it’s a great movie with an even greater twist.

# 464 – Juno


Juno is great. An indie movie that became a huge hit!
I’ve seen this one before, after I watched ‘Whip It’ I had to see more of Ellen Page. Its about a teenage girl who falls pregnant and decides to put the baby up for adoption. It’s just something a little different, which is nice. You don’t have your usual 25 year olds playing high school kids, it’s not ‘fake’ and it has some great characters.

I love the dialogue, it’s so funny. It’s similar to other movies Michael Cera is in; witty and a little weird. It has a great soundtrack to!

FYI – Apparently, Green Day named their song ‘East Jesus Nowhere’ from a line in this movie.

If you haven’t seen it, you must do so now! And if you’ve got teenage kids, make them watch it 😉

# 467 – Snatch



I’m sorry, I have to be a girl for one sentence, just let me get it over and done with. Brad Pitt is seriously, seriously attractive. Even when he is a feral gypsy. He could be covered in shit, literal shit, and it wouldn’t phase 90% of the female population. That was 3 sentences… sorry, I’m done.

Great movie! It’s put me in an excellent mood. It’s hilarious, entertaining, got a great cast, bloody, fairly tricky storyline and some nice twists. Jason Statham is also worth a mention for this one. See, it’s not all about Brad. Also, Vinnie Jones, very funny in all his calmness.

Love the sound effects and the mix of different characters. Well done Guy Ritchie, I give it a 9!

Oh and just incase… don’t search the word ‘Snatch’ in Bing images unless you’re over 18.

# 474 – Enter The Dragon


Move over Jackie Chan, I have a new favourite.
Speaking of Jackie, keep an eye out for him.. I missed it (he must have been young) but he has 2 cameo scenes!

I was surprised, In a good way! I love when that happens. I was expecting some stupid storyline like ‘reclaim the stolen holy sword’ or something but instead it was ‘catch the bad guy that is drugging and killing women’. Very impressed with Bruce Lee’s acting skills and English accent. I also don’t think that man has any body fat whatsoever.

The sound effects are definitely worth a mention… They were awesome and quite hilarious, I think we will forever be doing Bruce Lee impersonations now.

The whole movie was filmed without sound, they done it all after apparently. Once you know that you can tell but it’s not that bad while you’re watching it.

I’m going to give it an 8.

# 475 – The Impossible

The Impossible

“Nothing Is More Powerful Than The Human Spirit”

This deserves to be so much further up on the list! Or down? It deserves a lower number!!
Wow, just wow. What these people went through! I had that lump that you get in your throat right from the start, halfway through I didn’t even try to hold it back anymore, I just let the tears flow. Better out than in.

It’s a true story about a family (mum, dad and three little boys) that survived the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. Mum and the eldest son get separated from dad and the two littler sons, it is just incredible and emotional all the way through. But so beautiful at the same time.
This Tsunami killed over 230, 000 people in 14 countries, Thailand being amongst the hardest hit, with waves over 30 metres high. The hardest thing watching it is thinking the whole time how it must have been for them, and all the people that didn’t get a happy ending.

You just have to watch it. Everything was so believable; acting, make-up, special effects. I think I’m going to have to put it on my top 10…




# 480 – The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947)

The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty


Ahhh daydreaming… who doesn’t drift off every now and then? The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is about just that… and it’s fantastic. Seriously! I can’t wait to see what they’ve done with the 2014 remake. I imagine it will be magically funny!

For a movie made in 1947 (sorry, but older movies generally aren’t that funny), it’s very entertaining and amusing. There was more than one occasion when I found myself AND dad laughing.

Action, comedy, drama, maybe a tad bit of singing, damsels in distress, bad guys with knives and a happy ending… what more could you want?
It reaches 8 on the scale.