5 Amazing Tarantino Movie Moments

Before I met Matt, I hadn’t ever watched a famous Tarantino film and it makes me cringe to even admit that. He’s practically a living legend, right? I missed out for a very long time. Even when Matt tried to introduce me to his work, I was apprehensive and I put them off for such a long time – for absolutely no reason whatsoever.

We practically lived and died films for years. We’d fit in 20 minutes of a film whilst on the bus to the cinema to watch one of the new releases, before watching another 20 minutes on the bus back home. Straight after college, we’d see what ‘LoveFilm’ disc had been posted to us and we’d stick one on. All films were discussed and rated afterwards on our IMDB account – if our personal ratings differed, we would even rate them as an average of our two scores. Super nerdy, I know, but we loved it.

Pulp Fiction Dance Scene Tarantino Movie Moments

What I’m trying to say is, after all of that, I still hadn’t watched any film directed by Quentin Tarantino. Thankfully, I eventually sat back and let Matt take me on a Tarantino journey, and although we’re nowhere near finished, we’ve made pretty good progress.

Here are some of my favourite Tarantino movie moments so far. Narrowing it down to five was difficult, so you’re going to have to forgive the countless other incredible scenes that haven’e been included!

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The Bride Vs. Gogo Yubari Fight Scene from Kill Bill Vol. 1:

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Jack Rabbit Slims Dance Scene from Pulp Fiction:

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Basement Bar Scene from Inglorious Basterds:

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Ear Cutting Scene from Reservoir Dogs:

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Burning Theatre Scene from Inglorious Basterds:

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What’s your favourite Tarantino movie moment?

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My Favourite Movies Of All Time

Engrossing myself into works of fiction is something I really love. Unsurprisingly, as well as fictional books and games, I am a huge fan of films. Now that I’m a little busier than I used to be – with a full time job and shit to do – I don’t get to watch as many films as I’d like to, but c’est la vie. When I do sit down to watch a film, my attention is fully absorbed and I’ll savour every moment.

Unlike a lot of people, I don’t often re-watch my all-time favourites. Instead, I kind of lock them away in my mind with a huge label across it saying “wow, never ever forget this film.” I do, however, have the tendency to re-watch some of the cheesier, guilty pleasure movies, but I can’t help myself… Mamma Mia, for example, is my ultimate, embarrassing guilty pleasure and I can’t get enough. I just love ABBA lots.

I thought it would be a really nice idea to share a huge list of some of these favourites. I would never be able to narrow them down to just one! So, here’s a snippet of my all-time favourite movies.

My Favourite Movies Of All Time

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Moulin Rouge

This is probably the film that means the most to me. Me and Matt watch it on our anniversary every year. 

Inception

The Aristocats

Catch Me If You Can

It’s been on my list of favourites since I was a child. It’s an incredible movie!

Unleashed

Cast Away

Even the name “Wilson” chokes me up… 

Black Swan

Donnie Darko

Dirty Dancing

Gran Torino

The character development in this film is just immense. 

Mulan

The Truman Show

This is a very special kind of film. It’s goofy, because of Jim Carrey, but the revelation and plot are incredibly moving.

Pulp Fiction

Mamma Mia

Perfect Sense

Me and Matthew watched this early on in our relationship and, to this day, we still sometimes just say “wow, do you remember Perfect Sense? That ending…”

Ex Machina

Titanic

12-year old Morgan would smack me if I didn’t include Titanic. After all, it does still make me sob every time. I bloody love this film.

Alice in Wonderland

Shutter Island

Her

A fantastic insight into where technology is heading.

The Green Mile

Love Actually

Oblivion

Buried

Definitely the best lone location movie I’ve ever seen. So tense.

Easy A

Wreck It Ralph

Silver Linings Playbook

Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper being awesome again. It’s a very relatable story about mental health.

Memento

Kick-Ass

The Grey

Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World

Thinking about this film makes my heart hurt. So enjoyable until your heart breaks.

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That’s definitely a very varied list and I know that I’ve missed so many. I’m sure I’ve forgot some big ones too, but I could just go on and on and on and on… When me and Matt first met, we’d spend full days watching movies over the weekends. We’d rent whatever movies we could find from our old Love Film subscription, so we’d end up with a right jumble of movies – I think that could actually be why I have such a varied taste in films! We would watch easily four films a day. Although we did watch a lot of crap, we found some fantastic movies and some of them are still my favourites to this day.

So, what are some of your favourite movies?

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Iconic Film Posters

Trying to balance my love for books, writing, gaming, nature, photography, TV shows, art and film in my spare time is a challenge. If your explanation of your day-to-day hobbies is a mouthful, then I’m sure it’s safe to say that it’s a bit of a task in the real world, too.

#FirstWorldProblems, right? I sound like such a spoon.

I just love immersing myself in my hobbies. Luckily, every single one of them can be shared with the love of my life and best friend, Matt, so it’s not hard to find the balance between home life and hobbies – this seems to be the issue for most people, when hobbies are discussed. Instead, it’s just a tough one for me to decide what hobby I want to play with each day!

I don’t just love a bit of everything, I love everything completely. Yes, I’m a bookworm – I could build myself a blanket fort, drag in a crate of books and stay in there for days. I’m also a blogger – my days are filled with ideas, inspiration and an urge to write from morning to night. Then there’s photography – my camera is my sidekick, my third eye and it never leaves my side. I don’t do anything half-heartedly, really. I give everything my all and, today, that everything is film.

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Here are, what I believe to be, the most iconic and most striking film posters of all time!

Colour:

Colour Movie Posters

127 Hours | The Truman Show | Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The use of colour in all three of these posters are the reason they’re so striking. 127 Hours is my personal favourite here – your eyes are quickly drawn to the struggle right in the center of the image, which is split between the looming-night sky and the hot red stone. The Truman Show cleverly combines bright colours with a myriad of stills from the film. It comes across pretty positive… despite what actually happens. The Star Wars poster uses a tradition combination of “good guys” blue and “bad guys” red. It’s simple, and it works!

Illustrations:

Illustrated Movie Posters

Attack of the 50 Foot Woman | Casablanca | Singin’ in the Rain

I think illustrated film posters are wonderful and I’d love to see this style of poster return! All three could similarly find a place in my “colour” section – they’re full of it. How interesting that they are have a primary focus on yellow!

Text Based:

Text Based Movie Posters

A Clockwork Orange | Buried | Trainspotting

Let me just say, Buried is one of the best films I’ve ever seen. It’s incredibly, almost intolerably, tense and Ryan Reynolds is perfect. The poster is just as impressive and it creates a similarly claustrophobic feel. I haven’t seen either of the other two films (I know, I’m terrible!) but I can completely appreciate how unique they both are.

Simple:

Simple Movie Posters

American Beauty | GoodFellas | Forrest Gump

Sometimes, simplicity is the way to go.

Personal Favourites:

Classic Movie Posters Favourites

Inception | Pulp Fiction | Titanic

Although I love every single one of the movie posters I’ve featured, a certain few have a stronger place in my heart. Out of my selection of favourites are these three goodies. Inception – which also happens to be one of my favourite films – has an incredible poster and DVD cover. It’s mysterious, it hints at the complexity of the story line and it introduces all main characters. I love that. Pulp Fiction is just… Pulp Fiction. It’s a fantastic film with a just as great poster. Last, but not least, is Titanic. The poster is just as romantic as the movie itself, yet the famous passenger liner noticeably looms over the couple… I’m sure we all know it doesn’t end well.

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What are your favourite movie posters?

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8 Female-Led Movies I’m Excited About

2016 brought with it the rise of the female-led movie! Whether that’s down to the recent rise in gender equality expose or it’s simply a coincidence, I don’t care either way. I’m just excited to see some fantastic actresses – including Emily Blunt and Mia Wasikowska – take their rightful place as top dog.

Alice In Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass

There’s a handful of female-led movies being released this year that I’m super excited to watch. Some are future hits and some, admittedly, aren’t taking themselves too seriously but we all need a little fun in our lives at times. If I only watched serious movies, instead of the odd comedy or animation here and there, I’m sure I’d be a much more intolerable and unhappy lady.

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Making sure I covered a wide range of genres, here’s my pick of 8 female-led movies that I’m looking forward to in 2016:

Alice Through the Looking Glass

“Alice returns to the whimsical world of Wonderland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter.”

Thankfully, this Tim Burton extravaganza was recently released in the UK and I’m eagerly awaiting the day I pop to the cinema to watch it. I’ve had Alice Through the Looking Glass on my radar for a while now and, with the story of Lewis Carroll’s Alice having such a fond place in my heart, I didn’t ever doubt that Tim Burton’s sequel would pass me by without a watch.

What I enjoy so much about his Alice in Wonderland adaptations is the colour and the fancifulness. I think it’s completely reminiscent of Lewis Carroll’s madness. There surely isn’t anyone better than Tim Burton to adapt Carroll’s story… they’re both bonkers.

Related: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (Book Review)

The Boss

“A titan of industry is sent to prison after she’s caught insider trading. When she emerges ready to re-brand herself as America’s latest sweetheart, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget.”

I absolutely love Melissa McCarthy. I think she’s just hilarious and I’m willing to give anything ago if she’s the star. This comedy clearly isn’t taking itself very seriously at all but I couldn’t care less. It looks fun, silly and I’m sure I’ll be leaving the cinema with a grin on my face.

The Girl on the Train

“A train commuter investigates a mystery revolving around a couple whose house she passes every day.”

When I first watched the trailer for this movie, me and Matthew barely breathed. It looks fantastically intense and I’m sure this mysterious thriller is going to be right up my street! I haven’t actually read the book so I barely know a thing about the plot, other than it’s a bit psychological and possibly a little ‘did she? didn’t she?’ – that’s what the trailer seems to highlight, anyway.

We’ll see though! I have a feeling this is going to be a huge hit so I’ll make sure I don’t miss my chance to see it at the cinema.

Lights Out

A woman is haunted by a creature that only appears when the lights go out.

This is definitely a movie that I should not watch (horrors stay with my for years) but I’m not sure I’ll be able to resist… It’s a collaboration of two film companies, Atomic Monster and New Line Cinema, that previously worked together on Annabelle (another movie I would sure as hell never ever watch). However, this horror is based on a viral short film that made its way around the internet a few years ago. You can find that here but be warned, if you’re a little bit of a scaredy cat then you maybe shouldn’t watch it.

I think producing a movie around this fantastic short film is a great idea and I have a feeling that’s why the movie interests me so much.

Bad Moms

“When three overworked and under-appreciated moms are pushed beyond their limits, they ditch their conventional responsibilities for a jolt of long overdue freedom, fun, and comedic self-indulgence.”

Bad Moms looks hilarious. I’m sure a lot of mums will appreciate what this comedy is trying to highlight and everyone else will be able to recognise the “oh, f**k it” attitude that we all feel once in a while! It seems like this is the first movie where Mila Kunis, renowned sex symbol, is actually playing a mum – thankfully, she isn’t being portrayed as the typical frumpy mum (which is definitely a stereotype that needs to bugger off) and I’m sure that’ll make this movie that little bit more relatable.

Finding Dory

“The friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish reunites with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way.”

After 13 years, we finally get to see Dory, Nemo and Marlin hit the big screen once again. I am beyond excited for this release! Dory is a wonderfully sweet character and I’ve always wondered what happened to her, her memory and her family. To finally have some answers will be lovely.

It seems as if the movie doesn’t actually have a villain as such. It’s been suggested that life itself it Dory’s enemy. That’ll be a very interesting plot line if that’s the case! I can’t wait.

Morgan

“Morgan is about a corporate risk-management consultant who has to decide and determine whether or not to terminate an artificial being’s life that was made in a laboratory environment.”

How could I resist a science-fiction thriller whose protagonist, an artificial being created in a lab, has the same name as me? That’s a little shallow, I know, but my name used to be a huge insecurity of mine so, now I’m comfortable with it, I like to revel in its glory!

Shallow name vanity aside, this movies looks like it could be fantastic. The trailer is suspenseful but doesn’t give too much away. I do like a bit of mystery.

Ghostbusters

“30 years after Ghostbusters took the world by storm, the beloved franchise makes its long-awaited return. Director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today.”

This is a biggie. Ghostbusters seems to have created quite a stir around the online film community – it hasn’t even been released yet and people are slating it. Is is because people disapprove of the female casting choices or it it simply because people are cross they’re revamped a classic? Either way, this hatred is no way to be acting over a movie that you haven’t seen. It could be fantastic, it could be terrible. As of yet, nobody knows.

Personally, I think it looks great. I love the choice of actresses and to revamp a classic with such a twist (oh hello, completely female lead) is pretty refreshing. Actually, it’s quite brave considering how much hatred the feminist movement is getting right now. I’m looking forward to it!

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Are you looking forward to any of these movies?

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Saturday’s Super Six | Animated Disney Movies (Part 1/2)

I genuinely thought that this would be easy. I had a mental list of my favourite Disney movies at the ready, yet when it came to writing this post my mind flooded with movies. I quickly noted them all down, before realising that my Saturday’s Super Six couldn’t exactly feature 16 Disney movies…

Eventually, I narrowed it down to 12, and thought to myself “sod it, I’ll make it a two-parter.” You can’t ever get enough Disney in your life.

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I’ll be combining Disney and Disney Pixar movies, because they’re all owned by Disney anyway, and I’m also numerically ranking these movies for the first time in the history of this blog feature! How hard can that be? P.S After ranking them, I can tell you the answer is very.

So, here’s the first half of my Saturday’s Super Six animated Disney movies!

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12. Brother Bear

Brother Bear Disney

I can’t remember watching Brother Bear for the first time, but I do remember watching it over and over again after that! The movie is based around the consequences of killing animals, a lot like a game I recently reviewed called The Deer God actually. It’s full of cute bears and a deceivingly light-hearted story.

11. Brave

Brave Disney Movie

Genuinely, I almost wrote “This is a really recent Disney movie” until I horrifically remembered it’s been 4 years since it was released! Slow down, life…

Anyway, Merida is a fantastic Disney princess who completely broke away from the stereotypical princesses that we’ve been so used to. She’s a Scottish, ginger, defiant, courageous princess who wants to find her own way in life. It’s great, and definitely worth a watch.

10. Big Hero 6

Big Hero 6 Disney Movie

Another completely different Disney movie! If you haven’t heard of Baymax and his adorable fist bump (balalalala) then you need to integrate yourself back into Disney, and if you don’t want to do that then why are you even reading a Disney blog post!?

Big Hero 6 is an American and Japanese cultural cross-over (hence it’s setting of San Fransokyo) full of technology and so many feels. I love it. I feels like it needs to be higher on the list… but then I see what’s higher on the list and I don’t even know.

9. Wall-E

Wall-E Disney Movie

Ugh, Wall-E is so damn cute. If you haven’t seen it (you should!), it’s a story about a generation of future humans, who became so lazy and reliant on technology that they live their lives in mobile chairs, and have completely destroyed Earth with only one tiny plant left in all of human existence. Charming? Or scarily relevant to the path us destructive monsters are heading? You decide.

It’s a great story. It’s full of lovable characters. It even has a catch phrase and who doesn’t want one of those? Waaaaall-eeeeeee.

8. Up

Up Disney Movie

Everyone shed a tear when Up ripped out our hearts in the opening montage of Carl and Ellie’s life. I don’t think anybody expected them to throw the saddest ever animated scene in at the beginning of a movie! Evil.

Once you get past the heartbreak, Up is a beautiful story about an old man going on an (let’s face it, probably his last) adventure. It even has a talking dog. I think that sells it alone.

7. Frozen

Frozen Disney Movie

LET IT GO… LET IT GO! It doesn’t matter if you say you hate that song (you’re all liars), if it comes on you’re gunna sing it with me. It’s incredible. Idina Menzel is incredible.

Frozen is a love story between two sisters, which alone is completely cute. Watching it for the first time was a bit of a shock to the system… It’s like “where are the stereotypically sexist standards that Disney princesses always have to live up to?” Nope. Anyway, I shouldn’t even have to explain why Frozen is on my list – it’s amazing and sassy and snowy.

Honourable mention:

Lava

Lava is a beautiful short Pixar movie, that me and Matt originally saw at the cinema before the screening of Inside Out. It made me cry like a little baby. It’s so insanely cute, and if you haven’t listened to the song from this short movie, then you seriously need to. Perfect.

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Next week I’ll be counting down my 6 all-time favourite Disney movies!

Which Disney movies do you love?

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Saturday’s Super Six | Musical Movies

I love music and I love movies, so the revelation that I have a huge soft spot for musicals shouldn’t come as a surprise. If you put me in front of the TV with a good musical, you’ll lose me (whilst I lose my voice) until the credits roll. This week’s Saturday’s Super Six will share my favourite musical films, and wow, this was a hard one list to create. They’re all so good.

I won’t be including animated Disney films because, let’s face it, they’re all musicals and they’re all fantastic. I’m planning on doing a Saturday’s Super Six dedicated solely to Disney movies in the future, instead! Similarly, films such as Footloose, Save the Last Dance, Fame etc. won’t be included as I would consider them to be dance films, not musicals. I’m sure a Super Six will cover these in the future too.

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Moulin Rouge:

Moulin Rouge Film

Baz Luhrmann‘s Moulin Rouge is not only my favourite musicals but it’s also a huge contender for one of my favourite films of all time. I think it’s rare to love every single song, every single line and every single little thing about a musical, let alone a film, but when it comes to Moulin Rouge, I really do. You’re taken on a story of complete love, fun, dance, friends, betrayal, sadness and death and I’m constantly captivated. It’s stunning.

The greatest thing youll ever learn,
is just to love and be loved in return

The songs are incredible too. They’re mash ups, covers, reinventions… seriously, if you take 3 classic songs and mash them into a new masterpiece, isn’t it just 3x as good as the original? Okay, maybe not, but you get my point.

One of my favourite scenes/songs/mash-ups:

Mary Poppins:

Mary Poppins Film

I’ve seen Mary Poppins way too many times but it never feels old, outdated or any less enjoyable the more times I watch. Although there are a few songs that I properly dislike, e.g. every single song that doesn’t feature Julie Andrews or Dick Van Dyke, it’s never ruined the movie for me, because there are moments in Mary Poppins that are just fantastic.

The chemistry between Julie and Dick though. They’re my favourite. They both completely make the film for me.

Pitch Perfect:

Pitch Perfect Film

Me and Matt both love Pitch Perfect. It’s so quirky. Despite focusing primarily on the female acapella group, it doesn’t feel like a chick flick – not like I’d mind, obviously. The introduction of Anna Kendrick‘s character Beca transforms the uptight, dare I say prudish Barden Bellas into a strong and modern acapella group.

In a world where acapella can fill up a full arena with cheering fans and an average college competition has three famous commentators, Beca’s changes to the group are a big deal.

The music in Pitch Perfect is a perfect combination of all genres. You’ve got a bit of classic rock, a bit of modern pop, rap… it’s fun and really easy to sing along to.

Les Misérables:

Les Miserables Film

I sometimes forget that Les Misérables isn’t just a powerful story about the French Revolution, and me and Matt will sometimes put it on the telly to be horribly reminded how gut-wrenchingly sad this film is. It’s incredible, but my god, it makes me bawl like a baby.

I’m going to be completely honest here. When I saw this film for the first time at the cinema, I was in the middle of reading the novel and I knew it was a musical at the West End, but I had absolutely no idea that the Hollywood film version would be a musical. Not only was it a musical, but I don’t recall any non-singing in the movie. I was gob-smacked. Up until the end of “Look Down” (the cool one with the boats), I was like “yeah, it’s a musical, nice one” and then we were singing to the church, and saying sorry in song… I got the point. Either way, it was a nice surprise and it’s still one of my favourite films to this day.

Mamma Mia:

Mamma Mia Film

Unpopular opinion maybe? I love Mamma Mia. So much. If me and Matt are just doing our separate thing at home, maybe he’s on the Xbox, who knows, neither of us would be surprised if I just shoved Mamma Mia on my laptop whilst I blog. And then sing along. And then go all gooey eyed. And then dream about living on a Greek island. *swoon*

I’m a huge ABBA fan. Really, a huge ABBA fan. The top-played section of my iTunes is almost completely made up of ABBA songs… (no shame). Then, you throw one of the best casts at me, including my sweetheart Amanda Seyfried, and how am I not supposed to fall in love? It’s lovely.

Into The Woods:

Into The Woods

Me and Matt waited in anticipation for Into The Woods for years. We stalk upcoming movies on IMDB a lot, and we’d heard this was going to be released but knew nothing but a small plot write-up and it’s main cast members – to be honest, we didn’t even know it was previously a stage musical. When it finally was released, we jumped right at it and loved it.

It very cleverly ties together the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel, by following a cursed baker’s family as they try and get their lives back on track. Again, this film has an incredible cast, a fantastic set of songs and one of the most unique story lines I’ve seen. I loved it!

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Did you like my picks? What’s your favourite musical?

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Saturday’s Super Six | Favourite 90’s Films

Well, this could be the most difficult “super six” that I’ve attempted so far… because really, how can I choose a finite number of films that stand above the rest? The 90’s was an epic decade for film, churning out a selection of some of the most fantastic blockbusters. Deciding which films to feature in this week’s Saturday’s Super Six will be a tough one, but I’ll give it a good go!

I’m sure this is a given, but I’m going to point out the obvious anyway – I’m only going to feature movies that I’ve actually watched. There’s still a fair few popular films that I haven’t watched yet. I’ll get there eventually…

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The Green Mile:

The Green Mile

The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges: a black man accused of child murder and rape, yet who has a mysterious gift.

Leave me alone whilst I cry myself to sleep… have you seen that beautifully sad face? That’s the magical John Coffey. I really hoped The Green Mile would have a happy ending, but instead it left me with tears in my eyes and a horrible realisation that happily ever after isn’t always realistic.

The character development in this film is intense. The guards open hatred towards Coffey melts into sadness that there’s is absolutely nothing they can do to save him… The Green Mile is a brilliant film, and it’s quite easily one of my all-time favourites.

Reservoir Dogs:

Reservoir Dogs

After a simple jewellery heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.

I was absolutely adamant that I would hate this film. Matt bugged me for years to watch it, and when I finally gave in I realised I’d been missing out on a lot for a long time. If anything, I’d missed out of one of the best scenes of all time. You know the one.

🎶 Well I don’t know why I came here tonight… I got the feeling that something ain’t right… 🎶

Saving Private Ryan:

Saving Private Ryan

Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.

Wow, I really need to watch this film again soon. It’s been too long. I’m a Tom Hanks fan-girl, yes, but Saving Private Ryan is much more than it’s fantastic cast. It balances the inhumanity of war with the humanity of the characters and their efforts to find and send home a solider.

When I was in school, I wrote a final piece of coursework based on the Normandy beach scene of this film, and it’s still one of my favourite pieces of writing. I guess this film will always have a special, well-deserved place in my heart.

The Truman Show:

The Truman Show

An insurance salesman/adjuster discovers his entire life is actually a T.V. show.

It was hard work trying to find a recognisable shot from The Truman Show without giving away huge spoilers and ruining the film’s ending. The first time I watched this film I hadn’t even read the film’s synopsis, so the whole plot was a shock to me – a brilliant shock, though, and it’s still to this day one of my favourites.

Titanic:

Titanic

A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind, but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.

Titanic is a visually beautiful and all-round brilliant film. To the Titanic haters, I seriously don’t understand the problem you have with it. It has action, it has sadness, it has special effects, it has a brilliant soundtrack, it has romance, it has the ultimate cast and it has history. What else do you want?

I actually have a very strong memory of my first Titanic viewing, and it’s stuck with me since I was a child. It was during the scene where Jack is hand-cuffed to a pipe in the quickly flooding room, and Rose is desperately trying to search for help. The acting, in this scene in particular, broke my heart. I felt her pain, completely. Eventually, I had to pause the video (yes, the video) as a ‘time out’, because I realised I was pacing the room in floods of tears.

Pulp Fiction:

Pulp Fiction

The lives of two mob hit men, a boxer, a gangster’s wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.

It’s a Tarantino great, and I couldn’t really list my favourite 90’s movies without featuring Pulp Fiction… The unique chronology of the film is brilliant, yes, but even the coolness of the film is noteworthy. Is it still cool to use the word cool?

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What about you? What are your favourite 90’s films?

-Morgan

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