Sunday, November 18, 2007

My very favoritest movies

Serenity
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A wonderful movie based on the series Firefly, which was short-lived, but even better than the movie that followed. From Joss Whedon, the creator of series like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, comes a movie and a show filled with great one-liners, action sequences, and well-crafted characters.


Fight Club
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From the director of Se7en, Fight Club is an original, twisted movie with new ideas, amazing dialogue, and a story unlike any other. You either hate it or love it and I love it.


Labyrinth
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An odd fantasy with more than a hint of romance. With more than one original song by star David Bowie tucked in, this movie is a sometimes ridiculous, always delightful story filled with creatures designed by Brian Froud, a genius in his work.


Donnie Darko
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Jake Gyllenhaal plays Donnie, a deeply troubled boy who is told by a rabbitnamed Frank exactly when the world will end. The story spins out of control from there and when it's done it'll leave you thinking for quite awhile.


Love Actually
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A beautiful movie filled with the stories of many different people whose lives are loosely intertwinned. Perfectly crafted and told, each story is unique and heart-warming. Funny, sad, loving, this movie is one of the greatest romantic comedies ever.


Pride and Prejudice
Keira Knightly must have a knack for choosing amazing movies to star in, because Pride and Prejudice and Love Actually are two of the only chick flicks I like. Pride and Prejudice, based, of course, on the novel by Jane Austen, is the perfect love story of two creative, original characters that live happily ever after.


Interview With the Vampire
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Based on the incredible novel by Anne Rice, the first in the Vampire Chronicles, the book and movie are the tale of Louis Pointe du Lac and Lestat de Lioncourt, two vampires, told from Louis' point of view to a young reporter. The movie was followed years later by The Queen of the Damned, a film adaptation of the third book in the Vampire Chronicles, which, in my opinion, was one of the worst movies made of all time andpartially ruined a glorious book. Interview, on the other hand, is an amazing book-of-a-movie.


Accepted
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This is a wonderful comedy that is clearly about unschooling to any unschooler. It's a story of freedom, self-discovery, the perils of school, and, of course, acceptance.





V For Vendetta
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This is a story about a revolution from a horribly corrupt government not too far in the future. It's also a story of strength, self-discovery, love, freedom, and thinking for yourself. It's inspiring, moving, and anarchist.


The Nightmare Before Christmas
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One of Tim Burton's greatest films, it's a love story, a musical, a fairytale, a Chirstmas movie, a movie about following and discovering your dreams, and being true to yourself.


28 Days Later
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An infection ravages England, turning everyone into flesh-eating monsters. Our heroes are left to survive and fight the infected in a poignant, well crafted, beautifully scored film about family, love, and the apocalypse.


Dawn of the Dead
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The George Romero original was a sequel to Night of the Living Dead, which basically created and defined zombie movies. Dawn of the Dead is an incredible movie about survivors of the zombie attack taking refuge in a mall and trying to live their lives.


Land of the Dead
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The most recent Of the Dead movies, Land of the Dead is grittier than its predecessors, telling the story of a city of survivors, compltetly cut off from the zombies, who are now getting smarter. Eventually, the zombies infilatrate the city and have to be fought off. The film even boasts an appearance from Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright, the minds behind Shaun of the Dead.


Howl's Moving Castle
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An anime adaptation by Hayao Miyazaki of the Diana Wynne Jones novel, it was nominated for an Academy Award and is, in my opinion, a beautiful movie. Not Miyazaki's best work, or the best movie-of-a-book, but it's my favorite simply because of it's silly nature and glorious story.

4 comments:

Hippothefish said...

SERENITY WINS.

Fight club was very well done

I haven't seen labyrinth in years

I don't remember what Love Actually was about

Pride and Prejudice was most excellent

Howl's Moving Castle was pretty good too.

I approve of your listness. Even though it doesn't have Alien/s in it.

Ronnie said...

How is it that I have seen so few of your favorite movies?! Time for a movie festival!

Zenmomma said...

I love Donnie Darko! And Accepted!

Frank said...

Browncoats rule and Alliance drones drool! Best movie in the 'verse.

Of course, "Apocalypse Now" is the best movie in this 'verse! (grin)

The Dadster