Films I ♥
2110 8.2 8.41. Princess Mononoke (1997)
"You cannot change fate. However, you can rise to meet it, if you choose so."
I've got to say, I generally adore every film from the Ghilbli Studios. But this one has always been my favourite.
The story is very mature, serious but still very exciting/interesting. That packed with beautiful animation, music and voice acting (I'm referring to the japanese version) brings across the indescribable feeling of the film.
Like in a lot of other films by the Ghibli Studios there is a certain melancholy in this one too.
That makes it a so interesting since the common lovey-dovey happy-end story isn't excactly there.
The love story in this film exists but is realistic and pleasant to watch...and not that cheesy.
And it's got wolves in it. I like wolves :)
4477 8.4 8.82. Inception (2010)
"If we are gonna perform Inception then we need imagination."
I really love Inception and I think this will be the greatest film in 2010. Though it actually has a pretty simple frame, the wit and creativity make it something special.
I appreciate that it's an action movie that is actually clever and gives the watcher something to think about; and not just random shooting and explosions.
The effects are very impressive but they are just used when they are really needed so that it doesn't become too much.
Also the music matches the film perfectly- Hans Zimmer again did an excellent job on the soundtrack.
The cast is incredibly well chosen and even if the film is rather serious there are a few gags. Scarce but efficient. Nolan did an amazing job that leaves me fascinated and totally "in love" with Inception.
1052 7.1 7.33. RocknRolla (2008)
"That that starts sweet ends bitter, and that which starts bitter ends sweet."
RocknRolla really is a masterpiece.
First thing that appeals to me is the nice way of filming and presenting it. When watching it you can see that it is indeed a Guy Ritchie-Film. And I do love his style of making films-so no surprise. ;)
Next thing ist that all the dialogues in RocknRolla are somehow marvellous. Rememberable and humorous every now and then.
The cast is well fitting and somehow the film sets me in a good mood.
It's the same occurrence as in e.g. the Ocean's-Films: you want the actual bad guys to win.
Since they are a lot of characters and different stories it's very thrilling to keep watching. Especially when they overlap.
I hope they will make the sequel anytime soon.
4178 7.6 7.94. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
3461 8.5 8.85. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
1272 7.6 7.76. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
6018 7.9 8.47. The Lion King (1994)
"So whenever you feel alone, just remember that those kings will always be there to guide you. And so will I."
Lion King really means something special to me.
I grew up with it so it kinda defines my childhood and I always link something with it.
The story is, although probably meant for children, actually very serious and sad. But it also has so many moments that give you hope and of course some comedy.
The animation is beautiful, like the music.
Now that I'm older I realised that there are in fact a lot of things in this film that can be referred to our society.
So even if it's not just pure nostalgia that appeals to me, the film nonetheless has its interesting aspects.
P.S. I did and always will love Scar. :3
3424 8.4 8.68. Spirited Away (2001)
"Once you do something, you never forget. Even if you can't remember."
Another Ghibli product...and it's excellent again.
It has a very abstract story that has become quite normal for me since I already watched it in early days.
It's beautifully animated and the music is wonderfully composed.
Each character is interesting and special in their own way. It occurs that 8 out of 10 times I cry during this film. Probably fault of the music because actually the story isn't that sad-just melancholic. One of the best examples for films delivering emotions. :)
5960 8.4 99. The Dark Knight (2008)
"You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain."
I think "The Dark Knight" really is one of the best superhero-films.
It is a lot gloomier than its prequel, supposedly because of the Joker. I have to admit it IS a bit long but it has good reasons.
The action scenes in the film are magnificent as well as the whole framework of the story.
The actors are terrific, I just didn't like that they took another actress for Rachel. I was kind of used to Katie Holmes.
In The Dark Knight a lot more emotions and twists are presented and I hope the sequel "The Dark Knight Rises" will also deliver the feeling that was put across in the past two films.
Well... as long as Christopher Nolan is responsible it cannot turn out too bad ;)
2078 6.5 6.810. Ocean's Thirteen (2007)
"Well, I know all the guys that you'd hire to come after me, and they like me better than you. "
I probably prefer Ocean's 13 over the other Ocean's-films because when watching it you feel a certain nostalgia because there were already
Although it's similar to the first film, the story and objectives in this one are very different.
I like that they are planning everything very precisely and then you can see how everything works out.
A typical aspect of the Ocean's-Films that is shown off to its best advantage once again.
And somebody did a very good job on editing I must admit.
The atmosphere of Las Vegas, that has somehow been missing in the second film, is also there again.
The witty dialogues and brilliant cast are on their best behaviour and make the film so enjoyable to watch.
Moreover the soundtrack is the best one out of the three in my opinion.
It makes a fitting completion of the Ocean's-series.
2002 7.5 7.511. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
"You're pretentious, this club sucks, I have beef. Let's do it."
I was longing to watch this film ever since the day it ran in cinema (but at that time nobody was willing to accompany me :C) and 7 months later I finally made it. And oh, how I did enjoy it! The story is innovative, entertaining and thrilling and brings such lovable characters along.
This is probably also one of the films with the best editing and camera I have seen so far, and it's got the extraordinary mixture of comic- and video game-design which won me over right away.
The actors did great although I'm still no big fan of Michael Cera, but even he convinced me as he was the protagonist.
I suppose this film will be able to captivate me over and over again and I'm really looking forward to it. ;)
2672 7.3 7.612. Watchmen (2009)
"Miracles by their definition are meaningless, only what can happen does happen."
Although Watchmen is quite a complex film, it isn't tiring at all.
It has a very 'dark' setting and shows life from different angles; it shows that superheroes can also be bad and cruel.
The film doesn't even a give you a clear good-and-evil-picture so you can kinda decide for yourself.
And it features so many aspects of our world what makes it very interesting to think about a bit more.
In my opinion the combination of action, logic, humour and probably political issues is well-matched and the cast is quite okay.
The only thing I dislike about this film is the music.
I think it doesn't fit and the music makes a big difference. It destroys the mood of some moments in this case. Well except that, it's a very epic film indeed.
973 7.4 7.413. Pirate Radio (2009)
"Then, when the tension becomes too much to bear, you finally, finally, you just say: "How about it, then?"
I saw this film in cinema 7 times and didn't get tired of it. It's quite a miracle but everytime I came out of the cinema I was completely happy.
That is probably because of all the lovely relationships of the characters with whom you feel connected to for some reason.
The actors do their part very well. The Soundtrack features very cool songs of famous Brit-Pop Bands and the whole setting is something new and interesting. It's a very funny film and some quotes will always get stuck in your head I guess. It's strange that I have watched it on DVD only once. ô__o
5991 7.7 8.214. V for Vendetta (2005)
975 6.5 6.615. I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)
"Honey, I know you're upset. But we love each other."
Oh how I love this film. First I think it's got the perfect cast. Secondly I think it is great that a film about gay people gains acceptance with still so much senseless homophobia in the world.
The story is cute and it actually has a few surprises ready.
I mustn't always be "Boy gets the Girl" if you ask me.
1337 6.5 6.716. 21 (2008)
"Winner, winner, chicken dinner!"
First of all 21 gives me the much appreciated "Las Vegas-Feeling" again.
Then I think the story is actually very creative and shows some morals.
The actors also do their part well and the film has a "turnover"-effect which makes it probably that appealing.
And I like the fact that after you've watched the film you're totally thrilled to learn how to play Blackjack. ♥
7499 8.4 8.917. Fight Club (1999)
"It's only after we've lost everything that we're free to do anything."
This film really caught me off guard. My first impressions were all very good. The cast and their awesome acting and the setting and all. And then the turnover came. I really didn't expect that because I didn't even know what the film was about beforehand.
So I was completely amazed. And that's also they fact why I love it that much. :D And of course Edward Norton's performance. And surprise, something bad happens to Jared Leto AGAIN! xD
1010 7.7 7.718. Mysterious Skin (2004)
"Rise like two angels in the night and magically disappear."
I don't really know what is the appealing factor for this film. Probably its weirdness and that it's a delicate topic that is dealt with. It's disturbing and captivating at the same time. The actors deliver the emotions so brilliantly and make this film what it is. A completetly underrated one at that. ♥
1837 6.3 6.619. Angels & Demons (2009)
"Man is flawed, always. Even this one."
In Angels & Demons I actually don't care about the whole god versus religion thing. xD When I left the cinema the only thing remembered was Ewan McGregor's performance. But after watching it again some time later I realised how cool this whole "following-the-signs" idea was. I liked the references to the elements and how exciting it got at the end.
Although the "turnover" was never really a surprise for me I like the way the story has a sudden turning point.
And it was a million times better than the awfully tedious prequel 'The Da Vinci Code'.
159 7 6.520. Disco Pigs (2001)
"What's the colour of love, Pig?"
And here I go again with an underrated film.
Elaine Cassidy and Cillian Murphy do so great in this one.
Their relationship is brought across very well and though the irish accent is not always easy to understand, it makes it so much more charming. Disco Pigs is such a tragic film so I can't help it to cry at the end.
But is is also so beautiful. ♥
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