RIP John Heard

Such sad news that actor John Heard has passed away at the age of 72. I have actually just watched Big this morning and was thinking that Heard was in so many films in the late 80s and early 90s that I totally love.

He is probably most well known for being the Dad in Home Alone, my other favourites include Beaches, Big and The Guardian.

Rest in Peace John.

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A look back at 2006 in film!

I don’t see 2006 as 10 years ago I mean that is just madness. But it has been a whole decade now since that year, which is terrifying in all honesty. I thought it was a perfect opportunity to have a look back in this blog post at the films from 2006, the ones I enjoyed at the time, the ones I have caught up with and quite frankly the ones which are getting better with age and standing the test of ten years.

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2006 was also pre-blog so I don’t even have many reviews for films from that year, if you search 2006 as a tag I am sure you will be shocked to see the lack of reviews. Especially when one of them is a bit of a strange film choice.

Highest-grossing
1. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest – $1,066,179,725
2. The Da Vinci Code – $758,239,851
3. Ice Age: The Meltdown – $660,940,780
4. Casino Royale – $599,045,960
5. Night at the Museum – $574,480,052
6. Cars – $461,983,149
7. X-Men: The Last Stand – $459,359,555
8. Mission: Impossible III – $397,850,012
9. Superman Returns – $391,081,192
10. Happy Feet – $384,335,608

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7 Films That Will Make You Scared of the Water

It’s been a while since I have put together a ‘7 Things’ list but while watching some of “All is Lost” on Saturday it got me thinking about films which will actually make you scared to go into the sea and maybe of the water in general. I certainly wouldn’t fancy a small boat in the sea at all!

Didn’t quite make the list – Titanic I thought this would be the most obvious choice so decided to not include it in the 7 films.

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Movie Quote of the Day 55

Today’s quote comes from “The Guardian” and a little explanation of a good life.

Ya Know what though, I don’t mind. I mean if my muscles ache, its because I’ve used ‘em. Its ahrd for me to walk up them stairs now its cuz I walked up em every night to lay next to a man who loved me. I got a few wrinkles here and there, but I’ve layed under thousands of skies with sunny days. I look and feel this way, well cuz I drank and smoked, I lived and loved, danced, sang, sweat and screwed my way through a pretty damn good life if you ask me. Getting old isn’t bad. Getting old, that’s earned.”