Let’s Go To The Movies – 50 Favourite Films!

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!

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33 Today . . .

That’s right another year old and now a very old 33!

So I have decided to continue what I did for last year and see which actresses won Oscars when they were 33 years old and it just so happens my absolute favourites Julia Roberts in Erin Brockovich and Catherine Zeta Jones in Chicago we’re both 33 when they picked up Oscars!

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Oscars 2019 – Luncheon

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Each year in the build up to the Oscar ceremony The Academy host a Luncheon for all of the nominees and previous winners as well I must add. This happened yesterday and something that it always creates is some great photos!

I also must mention that Richard E. Grant is already winning Oscar season with his fanboy nature at all of the awards events and taking many selfies with different actors! (Richard E. Grant’s Twitter feed).

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7 Greatest Performances: Julia Roberts

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Oscar winner for Erin Brockovich

You may or not be aware that Julia Roberts is my all time favourite actress (Sorry Meryl/Catherine Zeta Jones) so I thought I would start a new series of blog posts 7 Greatest Performances and who better to start with than Julia Roberts? This will be looking at the best performances from different actors rather than judging just the film. I thought this would create some very good and interesting lists, as the greatest performances are not necessarily in the best films. This comes on the back of seeing Wonder over the weekend which I thought she was just amazing in!

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7 Best Film Mothers

As it is Mother’s Day (in the UK at least) I decided that I would then pick my 7 favourite film mothers who are the best mothers!

Molly Weasley – Harry Potter Series

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What better way to start off the list than with Molly Weasley played so fantastically by Julie Walters ever present in the series and a brilliant mother to all of her children. As well as taking it upon herself to then look after Harry. Her best moment coming when stepping up to fight against Bellatrix in the finale. Certainly someone you would love to have as your mother, always looking out for you and a standard knitted sweater for Christmas!

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Mrs Doubtfire – Deleted Scenes

I came across this late last night and find it to be really incredible to watch in all honesty. It just shows how many different layers they put together for what I certainly regard as one of my all time favourite films.

But if these scenes had been left in it certainly would have given it a much darker edge, as it did place a lot of the emphasis on the comedy and funny moments. I like that this has come to my attention as it shows more of the horrible things that happen when a family breaks up.

Also showing once again how great Robin Williams and Sally Field were acting together!

What are your thoughts on these deleted scenes and do you think they should have left them in?