oh_deanna: (fiona apple // flame)
I feel like a dickhead right now because I signed up for the Glee Big Bang and ONCE AGAIN I didn't finish the art. I'm just going to avoid big bangs for awhile. My heads a mess because of schoolwork and family crap and I just feel terrible for even signing up when I had an inkling that I probably wouldn't be able to finish it. Ugh. Anyway, here's my second favourite movie of all time (after Say Anything) of course...

#26. Braveheart (1995)

“It’s all for nothing if you don’t have freedom.”

SYNOPSIS: William Wallace is a Scottish rebel who leads an uprising against the cruel English ruler Edward the Longshanks, who wishes to inherit the crown of Scotland for himself. When he was a young boy, William Wallace's father and brother, along with many others, lost their lives trying to free Scotland. Once he loses another of his loved ones, William Wallace begins his long quest to make Scotland free once and for all, along with the assistance of Robert the Bruce.

WHY IS IT ON THE LIST: As my history teacher used to say in high school, "This movie is a historical fuck-up, but god damn if it isn't entertaining as hell." (She may not have said those exact words, I'm paraphrasing of course :P). This is the movie I put on when I want to watch something but I don't know what exactly. I know all the lines and I will literally put it on, bustle around my room doing something, and then pause mid-action to look at the screen and say the lines along with the actors. I have no idea why I love it so much, but I love it. The romance, the action, the characters. Everything.
oh_deanna: (babb chronicles // the cherry of cruelty)
Finally got the time to sit down and do this post for reals. John Cusack.. be still my heart!!! This is literally my most favourite movie of all time. OF ALL TIME.

#25. Say Anything (1989)

“The world is full of guys. Be a man. Don’t be a guy.”

SYNOPSIS: An improbable couple meets after high school graduation and must deal with their friends, family, and other pressures just to stay together. Lloyd Dobler is an average kickboxer with a good heart but limited ambition. Diane Court is an aloof genius who is very closely protected by her father. Lloyd wants nothing more than to go out with beautiful and intelligent Diane Court. Lloyd attempts to win her heart over the objections of her father before Diane leaves for a scholarship in England.

WHY IS IT ON THE LIST: This is the best movie ever. It's one of those typical eighties teen romances but it's perfect and it has John Cusack in it, so that's why. Ha. More in depth answer? Okay then - I love the characters. I love the way their romance is portrayed. It's realistic and true and beautiful. I like the back story with Diane and her father. I love Lloyd. He's the type of guy I always wanted to date. I love the quirky side characters and all the romantic lines and I even love their breakup and how it affects Lloyd because it's partly hilarious and partly so depressing that I can't bring myself to finish the movie (I always do though!). I highly recommend this movie to EVERYONE, because it's that good. Promise.
oh_deanna: (babb chronicles // motherfuckers)
Caught up playing the Sims! Also just discovered The Mortal Instruments series, and I'm hooked! Therefore, short entry today.

#24. Armageddon (1998)

"We have a national security matter."
"Good for you."

SYNOPSIS: ASA discovered that there is an asteroid roughly the size of Texas heading towards the Earth, and when it does hit the Earth, the planet itself and all of its inhabitants will be obliterated. Scientists decide to blow the asteroid with the warhead inside the asteroid itself. The only man to do it, is an oil driller named Harry Stamper and his group of misfit drillers and geologists. As he and his drill team prepare for space excavation, the asteroid is still heading towards the Earth. When the crew are launched into outer space, they are determined to destroy this asteroid.

WHY IS IT ON THE LIST: This is one of those movies that just turns me into an emotional wreck - when I'm not crying because someone died or something really moving happened, I'm cackling like a banshee because holy shit those guys are really, really funny. I love the way the drill team interacts with each other; they're like this big ol' family that loves each other and fights and still manages to saving the freaking world. Also I love how they all consider Liv Tyler's character to be their daughter; how they all practically raised her. Bruce Willis is the bomb in this movie (no pun intended). Classic disaster movie.
oh_deanna: (audrey hepburn // really?)
I went out for coffee this afternoon with Emma and Abbey, during which we had a thrilling discussion about piercings in people's nether regions. We all agreed that it squicked us, but you know, to each their own. Anyway, this movie is a classic. I've read in places that it's not supposed to be one of Jerry Lewis's best movies (actually, while hunting for reviews I came across a rather scathing one that made me really sad) but I love it.

#23. The Ladies Man (1961)

"Herbert. Herbert H. Heebert is my name."
"Oh. Herbert... H... Heebert. Uh, what's the 'H' stand for?"
"No, no I mean the other the H."
"No that's the same like the other part."
"Your name is Herbert Herbert? Oh. How in the world did that happen?"
"Oh, they think it started many years ago as a child. I was very stubborn, my mother used to yell outta the window, 'Herbert, HERBERT,' I never answered the first time so it stuck with me. Herbert Herbert Heebert. I got a pair of Herberts in front of my Heebert."

SYNOPSIS: Move over, Don Juan and Casanova - you've got competition from none other than Herbert H. Heebert. After being jilted by his gal, a depressed Herbert swears of romantic entanglements and is determined to live his life as a confirmed bachelor. However, he then finds employment at a Hollywood boardinghouse for women - and the female residents go wild over the newly hired help! And that's when the hapless Herbert graduates from being a simple handyman to becoming The Ladies Man!

WHY IS IT ON THE LIST: Every single time I would go and visit my grandparents, they would put this movie on for me. Even when i was living with them for awhile, they would let me watch this every single fricking night. God bless, they must have been so frustrated with me by the time I left! I LOVE Jerry Lewis. I grew up watching him and Dean Martin (as well as Abbott and Costello), and I have so many good memories of sitting in my pyjamas before bed, watching this movie and giggling like crazy. There are so many jokes and gags from this movie that my family and I still joke about with this day - the whole "Baby" gag, and the Herbert H. Heebert joke, and especially the bit where he gets his hand stuck on the toaster. I have so much love for this movie. Definitely in my top ten (and I think I need to start keeping track of my top ten, because at the rate I'm going I'll have twenty movies in there!
oh_deanna: (mine // peace up)
I am having a really hard time at home right now and I'm not really in the mood to do this, but my compulsion to keep on schedule and get things done won't let me ignore it. So here we go. A really good World War I movie.

#22. Flyboys (2006)

“Someday it’ll just end. Everyone will go home, get on with their lives. Tall grass will cover the battlefields. And all the pilots we’ve lost won’t mean a damn thing.”

SYNOPSIS: Before the United States entered World War I, young Americans went to France to be fighter pilots, joining the Lafayette Escadrille. This fictional version follows a laconic Texas rancher, an eager Nebraska kid, a Black boxer already in France, and a New York swell, as they arrive green for training, get their baptism by fire when German planes ambush them on their first mission, and graduate to heroics. Rawlings, the Texan, falls in love with a young woman he meets at a bordello. Keeping their eyes on them are Captain Thenault and Cassidy, the resident ace, who keeps a pet lion. Can the boys measure up?

WHY IS IT ON THE LIST: I'm a really big fan of WWI/II movies, and this is a great one. I feel that most of what is considered to be the 'best' world war movies are usually based on WWII, so a WWI movie is good to come across. I really like the camaraderie between the boys, and of course, James Franco shines in the lead role. I love that the love story is sort of part of the background, and that there isn't really a happy ending for them. It's sadder, but more realistic.
oh_deanna: (Default)
So I know that I already did a post today for the challenge, but I'm actually a day behind because I got lazy on Thursday, so this movie was supposed to be posted today anyway. And oh my goodness, is it a good movie! It has two of my all time favourite actors EVER in it, and I will probably post a picture of them together so I can fawn over them (and whoever else wishes to fawn may do so as well!). On with the show!

#21. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)

“I've only been here three days and it's just a shooting, but give it time, okay. This place is fantastic. It's like Gone With the Wind on Mescalin. I know you're my agent. Listen to me, they walk imaginary pets here, Garland. On a fucking leash. Alright? And they're all heavily armed and drunk. New York is boring!”

"Why didn't you come in?"
"I never enter the office on Sunday. B-a-a-ad juju."

"You know I'm straight."
"So am I. Straight to my house. Let's go."

"Hey Joe, what happened?"
"Oh, that Jim Williams went and shot somebody. Canape?"

"To understand the living, you gotta commune with the dead."

SYNOPSIS: This panoramic tale of Savannah's eccentricities focuses on a murder and the subsequent trial of Jim Williams: self made man, art collector, antiques dealer, bon vivant and semi-closeted homosexual. John Kelso a magazine reporter finds himself in Savannah amid the beautiful architecture and odd doings to write a feature on one of William's famous Christmas parties. Between being Jim's buddy, cuddling up to a torch singer, meeting every eccentric in Savannah, participating in midnight graveyard rituals and helping solve the mysteries surrounding Billy's (Jim's lover) murder, Kelso has his hands full.

WHY IS IT ON THE LIST: Because of these two men:

You don't understand. I just. Hmm. Most of you on my friendslist are well aware of my all consuming love for these two men... and the two of them in a movie together? How could I not love it?! Also, there are so many fucking hilarious quotes and things (which is why this page has more than one main quote; I couldn't just pick one!), and the plot is brilliant, and the characters are absurd and bizarre yet wonderful and warm and it's funny with this side of creepiness and it's actually based on an equally brilliant book by John Berendt which I also recommed you guys check out. But yes. This movie. THIS MOVIE. Definitely in my top ten.

19. Scream

May. 22nd, 2012 08:02 pm
oh_deanna: (fiona apple // flame)
A little subdued today. Just found out one of Mum's old high school friends died on Mum's birthday. Still no news from Dad's best friend who is in hospital. Ugh. And one of Mum's work friends might have lung cancer. I just. I know they say these things come in threes, so I hope that's it for now. Say a little prayer for those three.

#19. Scream (1996)

““You sick fucks. You’ve seen one too many movies!”
“Now Sid, don’t you blame the movies. Movies don’t create psychos. Movies make psychos more creative!”

SYNOPSIS: One year after the death of Sidney Prescott's (Campbell) mother, two students turn up gutted. When a serial killer appears, Sidney begins to suspect whether her mother's death and the two new deaths are related. No one is safe, as the killer begins to pick everyone off one by one. Everyone's a suspect in this case.

WHY IS IT ON THE LIST: This is not just a good movie, but a good series. I love these movies so much, because not only do I find them genuinely scary, but they're also funny. They don't take themselves that seriously, and are able to point out and laugh at all the tropes of horror movies that have come before them. Neve Campbell is brilliant as Sidney; watching this movie, you will find yourself constantly rooting for her. It's awesome to see a capable female hero in a movie that takes care of herself and kills the bad guy and doesn't need a man to help her.
oh_deanna: (glee // quinn broody)
I have spent all day organising my livejournal - fixing up the tags, editing the formatting to some older posts, friendslocking older posts, changing the profile layouts of my mix community, and changing the actual layout of this journal. Of course, what I really should be doing is my homework, but this just seemed much more important. I was also a bit distracted because my father called me with some bad news about a family friend, so I'm feeling a little off-kilter today. Sorry! Also, I've been posting this one facebook, and my high school English teacher is totally judging me for liking this movie! I like bad movies, I can't help it!

#18. Red Dragon (2002)

“I am the Dragon. And you call me insane. You are privy to a great becoming, but you recognise nothing. To me, you are a slug in the sun. You are an ant in the afterbirth. It is your nature to do one thing correctly. Before me, you rightly tremble. But, fear is not what you owe me. You owe me awe.”

SYNOPSIS: FBI Agent Will Graham has been called out of early retirement to catch a serial killer, known by authorities as "The Tooth Fairy". He asks for the help of his arch-nemesis, Dr. Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter, so that he can be able to catch "The Tooth Fairy" and bring him to justice. The only problem is that "The Tooth Fairy" is getting inside information about Graham and his family from none other than Dr. Lecter.

WHY IS IT ON THE LIST: Because of Edward Norton. I ADORE that man. ADORE him. I think he's a brilliant actor and alongside Anthony Hopkins in this movie he just shines. He plays one of those detectives that is always able to get into the mind of the criminal and skirts the line between actually becoming them and staying the good guy, etc etc. But together with the whole history we have of Hannibal Lecter (from Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal), it actually works. And Ralph Fiennes (another crush) is creepily brilliant as the Red Dragon. One of my favourite scenes in the movie is when glues Philip Seymour Hoffman (another freaking amazing actor) to a wheelchair and sets it on fire, leaving it to roll along down the street. It's surreal and horrifying and just encapsulates the whole feel of this movie - so creepy, so good!
oh_deanna: (growing up cullen // pistol whipping)
Three posts in one day, sorry guys! Spammity spam etc. I was in the mood to finish this, so I went with it. FYI, this is my most FAVOURITE disney movie of all time. OF ALL TIME. What about you guys? What are your favourites? Let me know, I love talking disney! Anyway, on with the show: featuring a super clever mouse detective...

#17. The Great Mouse Detective (1986)

“From that time on, Basil and I were a close team. We had many cases together, but I’ll always look back on that first with the most fondness; my introduction to Basil of Baker Street, the great mouse detective.”

SYNOPSIS: In Victorian London, England, a little mouse girl's toymaker father is abducted by a peglegged bat. She enlists the aid of Basil of Baker Street, the rodent world's answer to Sherlock Holmes. The case expands as Basil uncovers the crime's link to a plot against the Crown itself.

WHY IS IT ON THE LIST: This is the best Disney movie ever. It combines two of my favourite things - Disney and Sherlock Holmes. It's adorable and if anyone of you guys has seen it you will know that there are some genuinely creepy moments! The peg-leg bat was by far the creepiest thing EVER when I was younger, and Rattigan and his giant cat also creeped me out immensely. I always found it adorable that the plot of this movie sat side by side with a human version of Sherlock Holmes: there are numerous scenes where we see the shadows of the real Sherlock and Watson, and I always found this so, so cute and clever. This movie is definitely in my top ten, possibly my top five.
oh_deanna: (babb chronicles // motherfuckers)
Finally all caught up on these challenge posts, and my god does it feel good. I hate leaving things unfinished! My mother's birthday is on monday, and we've been celebrating her 'birthday weekend', so I've been a busy bee. She has requested a PINK cake, ALL pink, not just the icing. Love her to bits, she's so cute. Gotta get baking! This movie features the ever charming RDJ and is really fricking good. Seriously.

#16. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

“Look up “idiot” in the dictionary. You know what you’ll find?”
“A picture of me?”
“No! The definition of the word idiot, which you fucking are!”

SYNOPSIS: A petty thief posing as an actor is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition and finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation along with his high school dream girl and a detective who's been training him for his upcoming role...

WHY IS IT ON THE LIST: Aaslkjdfd;ghsdkghsd;f how do I explain how awesome this movie is? It has a phenomenal script, the characters are hilarious, the acting is flawless. I mean. It's an awesome movie. The back and forth between RDJ and Val Kilmer are always the best parts. It's genuinely one of those laugh-out-loud, funny movies. Except with action and guns and someone loses a finger which, again, is played hilariously. This is one of my favourite RDJ roles. I have no idea why this movie isn't more well known, it's brilliant!
oh_deanna: (mine // girl you need a manicure)
What was my frame of mind on this particular day? According to the note I had up, I was "bone tired" and just wanted a "cup of tea". Yep, Sounds about right! My friend Scott totally disagrees with me, but Twister is totally a top five movie - it's actually my no. 2 (after Say Anything and just before Braveheart).

#15. Twister (1996)

“'The Suck Zone'. It's the point basically where the twister... sucks you up. That's not the technical term for it, obviously."

SYNOPSIS: TV weatherman Bill Harding is trying to get his tornado-hunter wife, Jo, to sign divorce papers so he can marry his girlfriend Melissa. But Mother Nature, in the form of a series of intense storms sweeping across Oklahoma, has other plans. Soon the three have joined the team of stormchasers as they attempt to insert a revolutionary measuring device into the very heart of several extremely violent tornados.

WHY IS IT ON THE LIST: This is seriously the best movie. THE BEST. Well, not the best, but it's up there! I love this. I love the team of stormchasers, every single last one of them, and how they interact with each other. I love the love triangle, and how it's possible to feel sympathy for both women involved. I love Aunt Meg, and I love the other team of storm chasers and OH MY GOD do I love the actual tornado scenes. This movie has it all: drama, romance, action, thrilling scenes and amazing characters. What's not to love?!

14. Teeth

May. 17th, 2012 08:39 pm
oh_deanna: (glee // quinn oh my god)
Post #2, being fixed and filled out! Yay, I'm on a role. There was so much drama going on the day I originally posted this, and also (if what I wrote is correct, and it probably is knowing me) I was being distracted by food. Easy enough to understand, right? Now. This movie. THIS MOVIE. I apologise. Because it's bad. And I feel like you guys might judge me, just a bit.  I HOPE WE CAN ALL STILL BE FRIENDS AFTER THIS POST.

#14. Teeth (2007)

“Vagina Dentata! It's what's inside me. The doctor said so. A hero has to come and conquer them!"
oh_deanna: (glee // quinn never can say goodbye)
Three days later and I'm finally getting around to finishing these posts. Sorry! According to what I had written here, I was distracted by Glee. Those of you who watch Glee will probably understand! It's been an emotional last few episodes! Also there was a shitload of homework to be done, homework that I am still in the process of doing. Yech. This movie is one of my all-time favourites - I have many good memories of watching it in Advanced English and seeing all my classmates get as caught up and emotional as I was getting.

#13. Dead Poets Society (1989)

“No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world."

SYNOPSIS: Painfully shy Todd Anderson has been sent to the school where his popular older brother was valedictorian. His room-mate, Neil, although exceedingly bright and popular, is very much under the thumb of his overbearing father. The two, along with their other friends, meet Professor Keating, their new English teacher, who tells them of the Dead Poets Society, and encourages them to go against the status quo. Each, in their own way, does this, and are changed for life.

WHY IS IT ON THE LIST: This is such a wonderful movie. Really, truly wonderful. It's my favourite Robin Williams role, and he just shines! The students are fantastic and their cameradarie is touching. It's always sort of reminded me of The History Boys (another movie which is on this list, coming up soon!), or rather, The History Boys reminded me of this movie. This movie has one of those most intensely awful and heart wrenching suicide scenes I have ever watched... I get teary just thinking about it. A classic movie that everyone needs to watch, if they haven't already!

12. Grease

May. 15th, 2012 09:41 pm
oh_deanna: (adele // yeah you)
Today is a really weird day. I'm in the mood to do something creative, but for the life of me a when I put pen to paper I keep coming up blank. Also, as it was yesterday - it's freezing! I went to the library today and then when I got home I listened to The Duhks last album 'Fast Paced World'. Here, have a Duhks song (not from the album, but a Bob Dylan cover which I adore): It's Alright Ma (I'm Only Bleeding). Beautiful, beautiful music. I think I'm going so start doing update posts of things I come across online / think up / feel like talking about. I've noticed lots of people on livejournal seem to do this, so I'm just jumping on the bandwagon I guess! Today's movie is an all-time favourite, definitely in my top ten... who wants a little Grease lightnin'?

#12. Grease (1978)

“He was sort of special.”
“There ain’t no such thing.”

SYNOPSIS: When wholesome good girl Sandy and greaser renegade Danny fall in love over the summer, they never expect to see each other again. But when they both discover that they're now attending the same high school, social differences challenge their romance.

WHY IS IT ON THE LIST: That's a crappy summary above, but the others were even worse. This movie. THIS MOVIE. I know all the words to all the songs and everytime I watch it with someone else I piss them off because not only do I joyfully sing along to all the songs, but I recite every little bit of dialogue too. It's such an amazing, classic movie. To be honest, I never really cared much for Sandy and Danny - I mean, I do love them, but my favourite characters were always Rizzo and Kenickie. I never even realised until I was older what was going on in that whole scene were the condom broke. And I never even realised that she had a pregnancy scare. Haha I was so sheltered. Anyway, this movie is one of my all time favourites. It inspires joy and happiness and nostalgia in me, and I love that!
oh_deanna: (beetlejuice // green)
It is so cold. Seriously, it's beyond freezing. I'm wrapped up in a million layers of clothes, plus I'm typing this up wearing gloves, which is tricky to say the least. Trying to convince myself to leave the house tomorrow (I'm running out of smokes and also I need to go to the library), and I'm dreading it to be honest. Gonna bundle myself up and hope for the best. Tonight's movie is an all-time favourite, especially in the winter months... The Corpse Bride.

#11. The Corpse Bride (2005)

“With this hand I will lift your sorrows. Your cup will never be empty, for I will be your wine. With this candle, I will light your way into darkness. With this ring, I ask you to be mine.”

SYNOPSIS: When an arranged marriage between Victor Van Dort and Victoria Everglot reaches the rehearsals, Victor starts to worry. Spending time alone in the forest, Victor decides to practice on his own. Everything seems to go well, until he accidentally puts the ring upon the hand of a corpse. Before he knows it, Victor is in the land of dead and now has a corpse bride. Whilst everyones worries about who Victoria will marry in the land of the living, Victor desperately finds a way to get back.

WHY IS IT ON THE LIST: Only Tim Burton could make a movie about a guy accidentally marrying a corpse as adorable as this. I remember watching this and going in thinking "Ugh, this is never going to match The Nightmare Before Christmas". How wrong I was! This movie exceeded my expectations when I first saw it, and to this day remains a musical favourite. I love the songs and the sequence with all the  little oogly creatures living in the otherworld. And I LOVE the old wise man skeleton dude. He cracks me up! The voices are so well done, and Victor is the most adorable, sad little character that has you rooting for him the entire movie. My little shipper heart loves him with Victoria AND the Corpse Bride.
oh_deanna: (mine // got a light?)
Despite my good mood about the mix I just finished, I'm actually quite ill at the moment and this close to just chucking it all in and going to bed. So, like some other posts before it, this one is gonna be short and sweet. Sorry! Girl, Interrupted, here we come!

#10. Girl, Interrupted (1999)

"Have you ever confused a dream with life? Or stolen something when you have the cash? Have you ever been blue? Or thought your train moving while sitting still? Maybe I was just crazy. Maybe it was the 60's. Or maybe I was just a girl... interrupted."

SYNOPSIS: Susanna is depressed and directionless after finishing high school in the late 1960's. A suicide attempt lands her in Claymore, a mental institution. She befriends the band of troubled women in her ward (Georgina the pathological liar, the sexually abused Daisy, the burn victim Polly) but falls under the hypnotic sway of Lisa, the wildest and most hardened of the bunch. Will Susanna "drop anchor" at Claymore and perpetually act out like Lisa, or will she finally pull her mind together and leave institutional life behind?

WHY IS IT ON THE LSIT: First of all, it's here because of my combined love for Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie. Also, Brittany Murphy is in this, as well as Whoopi Goldberg. I mean, it's an all-round outstanding cast. It also has an amazing script, an amazing message, and is beautifully filmed. This film is kind of heavy with the topics it discusses, but it's frank look at mental illness is what drew me to it in the first place. I know what it's like to feel like you're crazy, and like no one gets you. This movie just validates all my feelings regarding my mental illness, and in a good way too!
oh_deanna: (mine // gaga approves)
As an early mother's day present, I surprised my Ma and took her to see her favourite Disney movie (also the first movie she ever saw in the cinema, over 41 years ago!), Lady and the Tramp (which I also love, though it's not on this list). We had such a good time, she spent the whole morning trying to guess what we were going to do, and she didn't figure out what movie it was until about five minutes before she started. I've been keeping this secret for a month! Clever me. I was feeling sick this morning, but we had such a good day that I'm totally energised now and reading to talk about movie no. 9 - Jawbreaker, a late 90s classic.

#9. Jawbreaker (1999)

"I killed Liz. I killed the teen dream. Deal with it."

SYNOPSIS: In what was meant as a harmless birthday prank, three of Reagan High School's most popular girls, Julie, Foxy, and Courtney pretend to kidnap their friend, the latter shoving a jawbreaker into the victim's mouth to keep her from screaming. Their plan goes awry when the girl accidently swallows the jawbreaker, choking to death. The cool and calculating Courtney tries to cover the crime but is found out by school geek Fern Mayo. In return for her silence, Courtney transforms the gawky Fern into the stylishly beautiful Vylette, leaving the conscience-stricken Julie out in the cold, threatening to set her up for the girl's murder if she breaks her silence.

WHY IS IT ON THE LIST: This is a really awesome movie that I watched for the first time when I was in high school. Not only did I think it was awesome and totally cool, but it also introduced me to one of my favourite bands - Veruca Salt (the movie opens with the song Volcano Girls, which I highly recommend you check out). Actually, the whole soundtrack is awesome - quintessential nineties. The movie itself it like every bitchy high school movie combined into one big epic flick; it doesn't take itself too seriously and that's why it works. Rose McGowan (second movie in a row with her in it!) is totally awesome as the crazy beautiful Courtney, and I've always loved Fern's transition into the bitchy Vylette, and the moment that Courtney realises how much her 'plan' has fallen through. Also Marilyn Manson is in it (albeit briefly, but still!).
oh_deanna: (mine // got a light?)
Back on track now, I promise! I had this major big yucky assignment due for Information Industry today. We had to present this case study to the class and it went terribly but you know what, it's done, we passed (we know for a fact, because we asked the teacher who was nice enough to let us know), and it's over. Thankfully. Here's number eight on my list, a really, really cheesy movie, apologies in advance! Dracula oh yeah...

#8. Dracula 2000 (2000)

"We're all so much more complicated than our names."

SYNOPSIS: In the millenium version of this classic Gothic horror we find Abraham Van Helsing (Plummer), who has tangled with Count Dracula (Butler) in the past, working as an English antiques dealer. Simon (Miller) is a vampire hunter in training under his apprenticeship. Van Helsing and Simon travel from London to New Orleans to rescue Van Helsing's daughter Mary (Waddell) from the family's life long nemesis - Dracula.

WHY IS IT ON THE LIST: This is not a good movie. It really isn't. I'm not going to deny it. The plot is terrible, the acting is just as bad. I mean, Vitamin C is in it. Also Gerard Butler's accent is atrocious. And somehow, in spite of all of this, I love it. I freaking love this movie so much. I never get sick of watching it, I never get sick of the overdramatic dialogue, and the last scene when it is revealed who Dracula ~really~ is is so intense. And the trio of vampire girls are fucking gorgeous. Creepy as hell, but gorgeous. This is one of those movies on my rainy day movie list; when I'm cold, tired and it's rainy and I just want to chill out, I'll put this movie on. Because of course, only me would find a violent movie about vampires 'relaxing'.
oh_deanna: (mine // crying)
Catching up catching up oh yeah. I'm beyond exhausted right now. This week has been so busy! And I have a ridiculous amount of homework next week (Info Lit practice assessments, MARC coding exercises for Cataloguing, periodical searches for Databases, plus I have to put together a resume & cover letter), and all I want to do is sit in the backyard, smoke my cigarettes and listen to my Black Keys. Oh, and watch this movie.

#7. Planet Terror (2007)

"Don't shoot yourself. Don't shoot each other. And especially... don't shoot me."

SYNOPSIS: After an experimental bio-nerve gas is accidentally released at a remote U.S. military base in Texas, those exposed to the gas turn into flesh-eating, mutating zombies out to kill. An assortment of various people who include stripper Cherry, her shady mechanic ex-boyfriend Wray, a strong-willed doctor, the local sheriff, and an assortment of various people must join forces to survive the night as the so-called "sickos" threaten to take over the whole town and the world.

WHY IS IT ON THE LIST: Two words. Robert Rodriguez. He did such a good job with this movie, such a good job. Of the two Grindhouse flicks, this one is my favourite. It's got everything you can want in a good zombie movie - a hot main character, a pyscho doctor, a hot lesbian nurse... and oh yeah, a girl with a machine gun leg. I mean, what more can you ask for? I love love love Rose McGowan in this movie. She kicks ass and she's so tough, it's awesome. The plot is the most ridiuclous thing that was ever created and that's what makes it so amazing. It's a throwback to those crazy 70s exploitation horror films, so there's elements of that in this film, though it goes beyond that. Just good, shlockey horror fun. A must see for zombie fans. Also, Bruce Willis is in it. There. Now you have to watch it.


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