This is something I have been putting together for quite a long time now and I have held off posting it or even attempting to start the blog post in fear that I have forgotten and somehow missed a favourite film from the list. Barring in mind I got up to 72 films and then had to cut it down to the 50. I would like to make clear these are my favourite films, some might have happened to win Oscars as well and some certainly have not at all. The way I have decided on my favourites is the sheer joy they bring and the number of rewatches I have had over the years. While I have listed 1-50 a lot of them can be shifted around and changed with each other. It is going to highlight my love for musicals and for certain actors and actresses! I doubt it will contain many surprises though!Read More »
Continuing on with the Jack Nicholson themed posts over the weekend I thought I would finish with just one more! Looking at some of my favourite of his lines from different films!
The legendary actor Jack Nicholson turns 80 years old today and over at Realweegiemidget Reviews a Blogathon was put together to help everyone celebrate this together. When I first saw it, I just knew straight way which film I was going to write about and that is As Good As It Gets. One of my all time favourite films and an Oscar Winning performance from Jack!
Here we go with ten more . . .
I am 28 years old today.
Ahhh pushing to close to 30 for my liking!
But anyway Happy Birthday to me!!!
I am going to use this blog post to put together my favourite film from each year since I was born, just want to clarify that I have picked favourites so therefore might not actually be the greatest film in the world!
1987 – Dirty Dancing
1988 – Big
1989 – When Harry Met Sally
1990 – Pretty Woman
1991 – Father of the Bride
1992 – A Few Good Men
1993 – Jurassic Park
1994 – Pulp Fiction
1995 – Toy Story
1996 – The English Patient
1997 – As Good As It Gets
1998 – The Mask of Zorro
1999 – American Beauty
2000 – Billy Elliot
2001 – Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
2002 – Chicago
2003 – Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
2004 – Million Dollar Baby
2005 – Walk the Line
2006 – Casino Royale
2007 – Juno
2008 – The Dark Knight
2009 – An Education
2010 – Black Swan
2011 – Bridesmaids
2012 – Skyfall
2013 – Frozen
2014 – Birdman
2015 – None so far!
I’ve just got home from the Theatre to see Spamalot and feeling inspired by that (review in progress) . . . I decided that a musical moment for this Monday, which will hopefully make you smile is from one of my all time favourite films ‘As Good As It Gets’ when the legend that is Jack Nicholson gives his version of ‘Always Look on the Bright Side of Life’ ❤
Captain America aka Steve Rogers missed a lot when he was frozen between 1943 and 2011. The idea of this blogathon is to pick 10 films between those years that he should watch to catch up on what he missed out on! I was trying to come up with a format on picking my choices at first I thought Best Picture Oscar winners, but then I decided against that and would pick Best Picture nominees from over the years, so the films which did not actually win the Oscar.
So here we go with my 10 choices . . .
Ok so I have slightly caved and decided to admit for at least this blog post that I am a romantic at heart . . . by making a list of love movie quotes that I would love a man to say to me! But I had decided not to place them in a 1-10 order, as they are all in the list for the same reason of thinking that it would be just lovely for a man to say them to me. Yes some are very cheesy! But I guess I do have to conform at some point for some Valentine’s Day slushiness!!!
“You complete me” (Jerry Maguire, 1996)
Who wouldn’t want a man to inform them that you complete them . . . not something that they are going to tell you ever day. As corny as this is, I still love it!
A big happy birthday today to my favorite actor Jack Nicholson. He is 73 years young today.
Whilst trying to decide which films to include, I decided the biggest factor had to be if your able to watch it over and over again. I mean your only going to have 8 DVDs to chose from. Pointless having DVDs in there if you could not watch them over and over.
In putting together my list they had to have a good story, acting and interesting characters who you could either relate to or are very likeable.
My initial idea was to narrow it down towards the 8 films by separating the films into different genres. Then attempting to have at least one from each genre, giving a wider variety of film choice. But I am not entirely sure that actually happened when I look at my finished list.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Thought provoking and complex with a very interesting concept.
Brilliant performances from Kate Winslet and Jim Carrey
Has to be watched many times for you to really notice a lot of things in it.
Makes you wonder if you would erase someone
Confuses you so much throughout
“Look Closer . . . ” – tagline really explains it all, that you must look closer as life isn’t always what it first appears.
You must look closer at everything.
Brilliant performances from all members of the cast, who work so well together.
How midlife crisis can go
You will never look at a plastic bag blowing in the wind in the same way again!
The Sound of Music
Feel good film you can sing along to and enjoy at any ages.
The love story, between Maria and the Captain.
This is the film I watch when I feel a little down or ill, as it makes me smile.
Julie Andrews being just amazing
The Dark Knight
Amazing performances and storyline
I saw it 3 times at the cinema (holding the record for most cinema viewings for a film)
The Joker & Batman
Thought provoking in the sense of terrorism
Amazing Batman installment
Million Dollar Baby
I tried to resist all temptation of including my favorite film in this list, but the pressure got to me and I decided to include it.
Amazing performances and a storyline which really got to me.
The score by Clint Eastwood is just brilliant
The trio of Swank/Eastwood/Freeman
Best Picture Oscar winner
As Good As It Gets
Jack Nicholson at his very best in a best actor winning role.
Such a funny film with sarcastic and very witty humour used.
Helen Hunt in an Oscar-winning role
The dog – amazing in so many ways
The amazing lines Nicholson delivers
The ultimate tale of friendship lasting and how you get past disagreements and heartache.
“Wind Beneath My Wings”
Bette Midler putting in a believable and brilliant performance
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Yes I am very much part of the Rocky Horror fan club
This has to be one of the ultimate cult films.
Launched the Time Warp
Brilliance of Tim Curry in Drag
“Give yourself over to absolute pleasure”