The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
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The Movies Tag Q46 + Q47: Most annoying actresses + Movies you love that everyone hates?

QUESTION: Most annoying actresses?

I didn’t want to answer this so much that I took a two month break from blogging. Wow. I just can’t think of any actresses I find annoying. If I do, I’m sure I’ll let you know… For now, let’s combine this with the next question, shall we?

QUESTION: Movies you love that everyone hates?
ANSWER: Maybe The Hobbit? The Visit, The Duff, The House Bunny, Wild Child…

I don’t think any of the films I’ve mentioned in my answer are universally hated, really, but for most of them I’m going by iMDB ratings, as I don’t think there are any films I love that everyone else hates!

The Hobbit is my main answer though, because I seem to love The Hobbit films a lot more than most other Middle-Earth fans. Whenever I hear anyone talk about the trilogy, their opinion is usually that there shouldn’t have been three films, and that each film drags. I disagree completely.

I used to love The Hobbit films more than the Lord of the Rings films (now they’re pretty much equal). I think this is because, before I saw The Hobbit, I wasn’t as big of a fan of LOTR as I am now that I’ve seen The Hobbit, if that makes ANY SENSE AT ALL?! 

Don’t get me wrong, I liked LOTR before The Hobbit, but for some reason I fell in love with The Hobbit, then fell in love with LOTR ten-times over how much I loved it before.

As for the rest of the films – The Visit and the chick flicks – they’re all underrated (in terms of their iMDB ratings at least) and people need to open their eyes to their glory!

I forgot how difficult it is to write these posts sometimes. If you’ve actually read this entire post, well done. If you didn’t, I don’t blame you 😀

Moulin Rouge!
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The Movies Tag Q16: Favourite music-themed film?

QUESTION: Favourite music-themed film?
ANSWER: Moulin Rouge!

“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn, is just to love, and be loved in return!”

I will never stop getting shivers from that line. I got shivers writing it, and repeating it again in my head.

Moulin Rouge! is the classic ‘Romeo and Juliet‘ love story. By that I mean, it is about two people who come from very different backgrounds who fall in love. Their love is intense, passionate, and true, but they are forced to keep it a secret due to a disapproving third party. It is, of course, tragic and beautiful.

If you can’t relate to or sympathise with the love story, then you’ll surely find some entertainment in the film’s renditions of many well-known songs, such as Your Song by Elton John, Madonna’s Like a Virgin, and Queen’s The Show Must Go On.

On top of being romantic and musical, it’s also very funny… when the timing is appropriate (important!). The costumes are magnifico! The cast is superbe! In other words, it’s just an all round wonderful film, with laughs, tears, and suspense.

If you aren’t sure what you want to watch tonight, give Moulin Rouge! a go and let me know what you thought!

What is your favourite music-themed film? And what is your favourite Moulin Rouge! song or quote? Let me know in the comments below!

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The Movies Tag Q13: Favourite romance film?

QUESTION: Favourite romance film?
ANSWER: Titanic

Of course it’s Titanic. Why did I even need to think about this one?! Titanic is the first film I remember owning on DVD, and was my favourite film when I was younger. Bit of an odd choice for a child I suppose but I’ve always loved it!

Firstly, I love the young Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet, and the real life relationship they’ve gained from working together. But what really makes me favour Titanic is the real story behind the film. It fascinates me, but to this day I have never been able to explain why the tragedy grips me so.

(If you haven’t seen Titanic, what are you doing with your life? But just in case, I’d better spoiler alert this next part) 

As for the film, the scene at the end in which the camera glides through the wreckage of the ship is particularly special to me. In this scene, the halls blossom, the sun shines on the wood floors, and everyone who meant something to Kate Winslet’s character, Rose, are reunited, happy and oblivious. The real Titanic must have been a magnificent sight.

It’s so sad, the story of the ship, and although Jack and Rose may not have been real, so many hearts must have been broken that day.

While I would not want to be on a sinking ship, I’d be in awe if I were able to walk the decks of the Titanic. Seeing as I can’t do that, my dream is to dive to the bed where the ship lies and see its reborn beauty. For now, I will just have to settle for the film, which if you ask me is a pretty good deal in the meantime!

Well I know what I’m going to be watching this weekend. I’ve got another post coming for you tomorrow so be excited and don’t forget to check back then!!