As many of you may know, I am a huge movie fan. Always have been since I was knee high. Although some may argue I’m still knee high. I worked in a cinema for, I think, four years in total and I had a lot of fun. I was in my element talking about films with customers and colleagues. So I thought it would be fun to discuss my top 5 films with you, my followers. So here goes.
1. Hacksaw Ridge
First of all, WOW! What a film. At the top is Hacksaw Ridge. This film is relatively new on the block and I didn’t watch it when it first came out, but it was one of those I knew eventually I would watch. So a week ago, I decided I was going to put it on for me and my husband to watch before bed. Usually we pop a film on to fall asleep to and usually we always fall asleep (we’re right babies at heart, ha). Then Hackshaw Ridge happened and we couldn’t keep our eyes off the screen. A story based on harrowing true events, following the courageous Desmond T. Doss. In 1945 Doss made the decision to join and serve in the battle of Okinawa, as a medic. He made the terrifying decision to enter the war ground without any gun power and was there only to save the lives of his mates and to not take any lives. Desmond Doss saved the lives of 75 men and lived to tell the tale. Actor Andrew Garfield did a fantastic job of playing this role and had me in complete awe of this man. I urge everyone to watch this film, you won’t be disappointed.
To view the trailer, got to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sslCRVx7nPQ
2. Déjà Vu
This film is great! One of Denzel Washington’s many great movies. The story follows Denzel’s character and how he and a team use a futuristic surveillance system. It’s one of those films that you can’t pick your phone up during or pop into the kitchen to get a drink because you’ll miss something vital and become lost. It’s really quite fascinating watching the detectives look into the past and watching people without them knowing. It leaves you wondering whether such a system could ever be created, I highly doubt it but wow would it be amazing. I can’t even begin to describe the made up system they use but its so interesting to follow and has you on the edge of your seat.
To view the trailer, got to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oz1hv1u0DXc
3. The River Wild
I doubt that a lot of people know this film, but I grew up with it on and could literally watch it immediately after finishing it. I used to watch it daily and never get bored. Starring some great actors from their early days, the incredibly talented Meryl Streep, who is one of my favourite actresses. There’s also Kevin Bacon and John C. Reilly. It’s a great concept for a film and is a real nail biter the minute they hit the water. I would put this in the category of Crime/Thriller. I found that I’d constantly be shouting at the TV. Love this one, if you watch it after reading this, please let me know what you think.
To view the trailer, got to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWew8lWYhtl
4. Con Air
Con Air! Again, this is a film I grew up with. No, I didn’t watch it until a certain age because this isn’t a film for the viewing of children. The story itself is actually a sad one, leaving you feeling sorry for the main character which you may think is confusing considering he’s a “con”. With names like Nicholas Cage and John Malkovich, this movie definitely doesn’t disappoint. There’s non stop action and even talking about it makes me want to watch it. A lot of people will say they know of John Malkovich from ‘Of Mice and Men’. Not me! To me he is Cyrus the Virus who delivered one of the best lines in this film when he sarcastically says “hahaha funny f*cker aren’t ya”. I still use that now, it’s gold! So go watch it, although I’ll be surprised if anyone hasn’t!
To view the trailer, got to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXgcE6_xfR0
5. Pitch Perfect
Well come on! I had to throw a good chick flick in there somewhere. The first Pitch Perfect (PP) was the first film I watched using my free tickets that I got with working at a cinema. I went with my brothers girlfriend and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Since then there has been a second PP but I didn’t find this one as good as the first and they’re currently filming for the third instalment. Now I think they probably should have stopped at the first, it was a new concept for a film and it worked well. However, I don’t feel it is something you can continue to drag out. My favourite part of this film is the “riff off”, it’s kind of like a dance off but with singing instead. If you like music then I would definitely recommend this, it’s interesting to see what they do to the songs. They’re a group of really talented ladies. It’s definitely a fun film that gets you singing along. A good one to watch with some girls.
To view the trailer, got to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dltOM6eYXY
So there you have it, my top 5 films. I’ll probably think of some later and say to myself, “gah! I should have put that one in”. I’ve loved writing this blog, films are my thing. What are your favourite films and why?
Enjoy reading, bye for now.