30 Day Writing Challenge – Day 14

I’m really sorry for the delay on this post! I’ve been a bit busy these past couple of days but here you go…

DAY 14 – post your favourite movies that you never tire of watching

  1. Taken

This has been one of my favourite films for ages. I’m definitely more of an action film fan and this just ticks all the boxes. Liam Neeson is brilliant as always and his character is as gripping as the sensitive subjects this film deals with such as child prostitution and kidnapping. If you haven’t seen it already, you’ll want to get hold of it just to see Liam Nesson uttering his iconic line: ‘I will look for you, I will find you and I WILL kill you.’

2. Logan

I recently saw this at the cinema and apart from how violent it was, I loved it! Without giving any spoilers, it was a brilliant way of portraying Logan in his older days and is a true character led film. Marvel never fail to disappoint.

3. Zero Dark Thirty

I saw this a few years ago in the cinema as a last resort because Les Mis was fully booked. I’m so glad I took a chance and went to see this film. It’s a harrowing story about the team who captured Bin Laden and is not a light hearted watch. The quality of filming is incredible and Jessica Chastain is fantastic. She makes me want to fist pump at how she breaks women’s stereotypes in a man’s world.

4. Gone Girl

I read this book long before the film of Gone Girl was released and initially found it hard to get into. The writing style was very blunt and the none of the characters were likeable. However, the more I read, the more I wanted to know what would happen to Amy and Nick. It’s twisted but brilliant.

5. Drive

I’m not sure if I like the film or the soundtrack to this film more. It’s a brilliant piece of cinema which is made all the better by Ryan Gosling featuring as the main character. Effortlessly cool with little speaking and lots of action, this film will make you want to be a getaway driver.

6. Sherlock Holmes

This may be one of my favourites because Robert Downey Jr is in it but also because it’s a great film. I think RDJ makes a perfect Sherlock and along with Jude Law, they make a brilliantly funny duo. Rachel McAdams is also brilliant. (You’d never guess she was Regina in Mean Girls!) The music in this film is also great and the way in which it’s made to look like 1800’s with sepia toned buildings and backdrops, is really effective. Guy Richie is also a brilliant director.

7. Se7en

I only got round to watching this film last month and wow it’s good. I’ve never felt so unnerved by a film that isn’t a horror haha. The murderer will have you questioning humanity in this slightly gory thriller that gave me nightmares. Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman and Gwyneth Paltrow star making this a well acted and incredibly gripping film. It may have come out a while ago now but it’s definitely not dated.

8. Iron Man

Again, RDJ is in this film and Iron Man really wouldn’t be the same without him. The first film in this trilogy is the best and is a mixture of action, humour and typical Marvel wittiness. I’ve watched it many times and could probably quote it word for word.

9. The Shawshank Redemption

I am very late to the party on this one as I only watched it recently but I can see what all the fuss is about. It’s frustrating, sad, gripping and happy all at once. Morgan Freeman stars and it’s just such an honest look at humanity and what it means to be part of the prison system. Long but worth it.

10. Moulin Rouge

I only watched this at the end of last year, what is wrong with me?! A different choice to most of the films above, this is one of my favourite musicals. I absolutely love the music and may have fallen in love with Ewan McGregor very slightly. Such a sad musical but a feel good film about falling in love. Over dramatic but I love it. I also really wanted to go to the Moulin Rouge secret cinema this year but it was quite expensive.

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