So it is freezing cold, most of the big cities have been hit with a great deal of frost and snow. I recommend if you have the option, to stay home. However, even if you can’t stay home during the day, this list will provide you with some great watching material.
I love movies, but sometimes I get quite restless whilst watching. So here is a list of movies, cliche or not, that I have enjoyed for one reason or another. Note I am open to watching all genres of movies, so if you have something in mind, suggest it!
1. Almost Famous
I could watch this movie on repeat. From the incredible soundtrack to Kate Hudson playing one of my favourite cinematic characters.
The movie tells the fictional story of a teenage journalist writing for Rolling Stone magazine in the early 1970s while covering the fictitious rock band Stillwater, and his efforts to get his first cover story published. The best part is that this film is semi-autobiographical, as Crowe himself was a teenage writer for Rolling Stone. In knowing such a thing, it changes the way you view and understand the movie, you toy with the idea that the situations you’re viewing may have actually occurred.
I recommend everyone see this movie once … or twice.
2. The Spectacular Now
This movie was good, it felt a little bit like every other teen movie but it brought up some themes that I feel we don’t always see. It brought up ideas of self-worth and how we project ourselves upon the world. I will say Shailene’s character kind of drove me crazy with the amount of laughing she does, nonetheless, I still think it’s worth seeing, not only because i’m fan of hers but also because you really see her grow as an actress.
3. The Way We Were
Okay, I think there are 2 types of people in this world, people who like Barbara Streisand and people who don’t. This movie is for both groups of people, if you don’t like her this movie will make you like her, and if you already have a love for Barbara, then this love will just deepen. This film is about a politically active Jewish woman who meets Hubbell Gardiner the popular boy with a hidden talent in writing & literature. Years later, in the wake of World War II they meet again, and despite their obvious differences, marry. Hubbell wants to be a screenwriter, so the two move to California despite Katie’s objections. They prosper there, but as the Hollywood blacklist looms, Katie’s activism threatens her husband’s reputation.
P.S: I have been known to declare that in this movie there is the most sexually charged nonsexual scene of Hubbell tying Katie’s shoe- yes I’m serious; the scene is a must see.
Well there you have it a few movies to check out if you haven’t already