# 423 – Lethal Weapon

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Do you really wanna jump? Do you wanna?

Yes, you do! Jump straight into the Lethal Weapon franchise. The first instalment is the only one that makes the list though so if you hate it don’t feel forced into watching the others.

You know I don’t like ‘reviewing’ the classics – I’m just a noob recording what movies I watch from some dumb list, I don’t have the skills of a real reviewer. Just know that it is actually awesome, I love it, and you should watch it! One of my favourite parts is at the end when all the cops just stand around and watch the good guy V the bad guy in a fist fight because he deserved it. HAHA, so great.

Oh, and how’s this for a headspin – according to IMDB, Bruce Willis was considered to play the role of Riggs but he turned it down, he got his role in Die Hard after Mel turned that down! Crazy stuff.

Enjoy

E x

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# 48 – Schindler’s List

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I’ll just comment that yes I jumped ahead a little, about 300 movies – but I had the opportunity to watch this and I had to take it. People with so little time as me do not need more time wasted on crappy movies, so I’m picking out some good ones incase I die before I get to finish this list.

Ok let’s get into it! The first thing that comes to mind is the sound of my hysterical wailing. I kid you not, I have never cried so much in any other movie, and I wouldn’t even call it crying (that would be an understatement) I was distraught. For two days after I watched it, I had this really deep, sorrowful feeling as though an acquaintance had died.

Now, for all you tough guys and gals. I realise that the above statement is very dramatic but I truly feel this way. However, I do openly admit that I am overflowing with empathy and can rarely contain myself. The fact that I cry weekly whilst watching Greys Anatomy does nothing to take away from the fact that this movie was incredibly emotional and raw. If you don’t cry you have an ice cold heart.

It’s also incredibly infuriating. Some things that happen and the mental state of people at that time is just so hard to comprehend. I kept finding myself going, “I wouldn’t have done that” “I wouldn’t have followed that order” “How could they do that?”. But how do you know? How can you say that you would not have done exactly the same thing if under such pressure?

Which leads me to my next point. I’ve only talked about the storyline and the feelings it promoted – because that’s what these directors are able to do! Ah, the power they have over me! It completely immersed me in it. My train of thought during the movie was around the actual story; the characters, the situations the comparisons to my own life and how hard it must have been for them.

I think when you completely forget that you’re watching a movie is when you truly know you’ve watched one worthy.

I could go on forever, really. There is so much literature out there about it. The novel has been recommended to me which I have added to my list (another really long one). I’ll end it here and just hope that you’re able to enjoy to the best of your ability amongst all the horror it brings to light.

It really is magnificent.

E x

# 430 – Big Trouble in Little China

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I have got to look into these movies before I watch them! Yet again, I had this one all wrong.

It is a must watch, honestly, it’s great… in a ridiculous, over the top, total nonsense kind of way. Very entertaining and funny. It’s almost like it’s taking the piss the entire way through.

Directed by John Carpenter (he’s a big deal, done lots of stuff, look him up) it has this ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ and ‘Ghostbusters’ kind of feel to it. Damsel in distress, cocky typical American guy and the weird old magic Asian just come together to make a fun movie with terribly awesome costume designs and one liners.

Here’s a spot of trivia for you gaming nerds:
Apparently Raidens’ (Mortal Kombat) appearance is taken from the lightning character in BTLC.. don’t hold me to that, it’s just what I’ve read.
WoW players may know what the Six Demon Bag is, a trinket with which the tooltip says “Blast enemies with the power of wind, fire, that kind of thing!”… a direct quote from one of the characters about his six demon bag.

So there you have it, fun for the whole family!! Get watching 🙂

E x

# 422 – Jerry Maguire

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I feel like Jerry Maguire is one of those movies people my age always here about but have never actually seen; being released when we were too young to watch, but such a big hit that everyone talks about it.

To be honest, I think it’s popular for only three reasons:
“You complete me.”
“You had me at hello.”
Surely you seen this one coming… “SHOW ME THE MONEY!!”

Those lines are referenced ev-er-y-where. If you haven’t heard at least one, you must live under a rock. In a very deep hole.

I legit knew two things about this movie before I watched: Tom Cruise and ‘show me the money’, which led me to believe it was about some hostage situation. It’s not.

Moving on, it’s not a bad show, I was just expecting more because it’s so widely talked about. It’s a sweet love story with loveable characters and the best little kid that just makes you want to squeeze him. It’s more rom-com than anything else.

I’d recommend watching it just because it’s, like, a part of your duty as a movie-lover.

E x

# 426 – Kill Bill Vol. 2 & # 333 – Kill Bill Vol.1

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Quentin Tarantino is one of my favourite directors, and I really don’t know that many. I hope to one day name my baby Tarantino, because he’s the best and also because it’s fun to say. I have this obsession with slightly stupid, disgusting, over the top, violent movies, like Machete. I heard Robert Rodriguez and QT are tight… so that explains a lot.

I was SO excited to watch this. I’d only seen parts of it before and let me tell you, it was just as fantastic as I’d imagined. Best part ever.. the blood spray when somebody’s limb is cut off, always have a good giggle at that.

It’s got some bad ass girl power! I love every single one of the assassins, great actors. Awesome fighting scenes, good fun and an easy story to follow.

Love every minute of it, so it makes the next one on my Top Ten list! And I’m counting it as one movie because it’s one big story chopped in half, it’s not a sequel people!

Enjoy

E x

 

# 431 – Electra Glide in Blue (1973)

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A story following a good cop with a dream.

John Wintergreen patrols the roads but he longs to be a detective. His chance finally comes when his patrolling job leads him to a crime scene set up to look like a suicide. But Johnny has his suspicions!

He gets a small taste of what being a detective is like before heading back to his life on the road.

Quite a long movie with one hell of an unexpected and unnecessary twist at the end!

I didn’t hate it, but that’s two good hours I’ll never get back.

E

 

#411 – Iron Man & #92 Iron Man 3

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Nope, Iron Man 2 didn’t make the cut. But who cares, its like the middle child that everyone forgets about.

Iron Man must be the superhero every guy wants to be. He’s got all the chicks and all the money and says and does whatever he wants… makes for very good entertainment actually.
There is not another person in the whole entire world that is better suited to Iron Man than Robert Downey JR. I really love this guy. Such a dick though.

I do have a slight issue with the change in actors for the character Rhodey, but I think Don Cheadle does it better anyway so I won’t complain too much.

Not much else to say here! Definitely worth your time if you haven’t already seen it. The trilogy plus The Avengers is well worth a weekend at home on the lounge with your family 🙂

Enjoy x

E