Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Film Wars! A Battle to the Heart of my Top 10

Why do people watch movies?

Movies give you something to think about, they toy with your mind and drag you into another world. Some movies seem to be based on your life, some movies just make you go "Thank God that's not me!" and some are a mixture of both. Movies are the other world, the one you can visit but can't stay... it's the outcome of dreams put to reality, nightmares bought to life and of what you want to be but can't.

I don't remember ever not watching movies, I must have watched thousands by now but only few are worthy of remembering. Only few have an impact on your life, only few are ones that I'd like to watch over and over again.

Here's a list of those few movies that will never get old, my Top Ten Favourite Movies

10) The Notebook

"I am nothing special; just a common man with common thoughts, and I've led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten. But in one respect I have succeeded as gloriously as anyone who's ever lived: I've loved another with all my heart and soul; and to me, this has always been enough"

I'm not one for romantic movies, they're okay to watch when I'm bored but usually I don't consider them memorable. Most of them are too cheesy and too girly for my liking. The Notebook is one of the only movie of it's kind to stand out from the rest. It's innocence and honesty is almost beautiful to watch, the cast is perfect and the story line draws you in, making you part of every moment in the movie..
I watched The Notebook because I loved the novel, I can't say I cried a bucket of tears, but I will admit that it was a great movie!

9) Sin City

" The night's as hot as hell. It's a lousy room in a lousy part of a lousy town - I'm staring at a goddess. She's telling me she wants me. I'm not going to waste one more minute wondering how I've gotten this lucky. She smells like angels ought to smell, the perfect woman... the Goddess. Goldie. She says her name is Goldie."

Not a movie to watch with the family but a great choice for a movie night with friends or on your own! I'm not a huge comic book fan, but this movie is one to turn heads whether you're into all that geeky stuff or not because the last thing it would be classified as is geeky. Stylish, clever, violent and even funny would be perfect words to describe this movie and although I wasn't convinced at first, loved it once I gave it a chance!
The imagery and creativity, followed by all the movies other elements made it captivating, there wasn't a moment I was bored and I get bored quite easily!

8) Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind

"Sometimes I think people don't understand how lonely it is to be a kid, like you don't matter. So, I'm eight, and I have these toys, these dolls. My favorite is this ugly girl doll who I call Clementine, and I keep yelling at her, "You can't be ugly! Be pretty!" It's weird, like if I can transform her, I would magically change, too."

This movie is bizzare, yet brilliant, interesting and touchy... it's one of those that makes you stop to think, what if it was possible? What if you could erase a certain memory or the memory of a person? Would you do it?
I was honestly really impressed by Jim Carey in this movie, it wasn't his usual wacky, crazy, goofy character choice. He was more realistic, more mature...completely alien from the Jim we seen in his other movies yet so believable! This isn't one of those movies you can watch just once... I understood it better after watching it the second time, and thats when I realised that it was one of the best movies I had ever seen!

7) Green Street

"Pete Dunham's life taught me there's a time to stand your ground, and his death taught me there's a time to walk away."

I spend a good number of years considering this the best movie ever. I don't know how many times I've watched it till date, but I'm sure it's well into the double digits! For all those who don't know, I'm a huge football fan and so far no movie about football has lived up to its name, except this one. Pub brawls, football hooliganism, fights and the gorgeous Charlie Hunnam , what more could I ask for! Hunnam was fantastic, the movie is believable and highly entertaining! Definitely a must watch on my list!

6) Lion King

" Oh, where have I seen this before? Hm, let me think. Oh, yes, I remember! This is exactly the way your father looked before he died. And now here's *my* little secret... I killed Mufasa "

A movie list could not go without an animated film, so I picked the best of the lot. Lion King isn't a movie just for kids, I know my parents loved it as much as I did and I know a lot of older folks who think it's just brilliant! This has to be Disney's best movie ever, and the best animated movie to ever grace our screens. I remember loving it when I was a kid and I still love it today. I'm sure I'll still love it no matter what age I watch it at !

5) Gladiator

"Five thousand of my men are out there in the freezing mud. Three thousand of them are bloodied and cleaved. Two thousand will never leave this place. I will not believe they fought and died for nothing."

This movie is a classic. You have to be completely crazy or stupid not to like it! Brilliant acting, writing and direction can only give you a movie like Gladiator. There are many memorable scenes in the movie and it's not one of those you'd just watch once and forget it. It's more of a watch twice, go out and buy DVD then watch a million more times, movie. I must have been 10 or 11 when I first saw it but even back then I knew this was a brilliant movie. I loved every minute, every battle, every dialogue.

4) Saving Private Ryan

"what if by some miracle we stay, then actually make it out of here. Someday we might look back on this and decide that saving Private Ryan was the one decent thing we were able to pull out of this whole godawful, shitty mess. Like you said, Captain, maybe we do that, we all earn the right to go home."

I've always been a sucker for two things. War movies and Matt Damon. So why should this movie be in my top 5? This is one of the greatest movies ever made, and Spielberg's best by a mile. It's realistic, honest, brutal and makes you wonder about the value that life holds. Saving Private Ryan perfectly potrays the horrors of war and the fantastic acting of the cast helps us grow a liking to each of the characters. The perfect words to describe this movie are Powerful and Touching, because in it's its brutality and honesty, thats exactly what it is.

3) Blood Diamond

" Sometimes I wonder... will God ever forgive us for what we've done to each other? Then I look around and I realize... God left this place a long time ago"

When I first sat down to watch this movie, I wasn't expecting much. One because when I hear about movie's about Africa, it's so over done and just a failing attempt to make you cry. Secondly I'm not a huge Di Caprio fan. Not that he's bad, no he's an good actor... but I always thought him to be over rated mainly because of his looks. After watching this movie, I realised how wrong I was. Di Caprio is a great, great actor. Djimon Hounsou too was brilliant in this movie and everything about it was nearly perfect. It wasn't over done, yet it was moving.. the characters and the script was compelling. A true take on reality and has amazing depth. This movie is worth a watch, more than just one maybe.

2) Good Will Hunting

"Sometimes I wish I had never met you. Because then I could go to sleep at night not knowing there was someone like you out there. "

One of the most powerful scripts I have ever seen in a movie. This is one of those movie's that remain within you long after watching it. I sat for hours after this one, just thinking about what I had just learned. What impressed me is that MY favourite actor, Matt Damon helped with the writing in the movie. What stands out the most about it is exactly that. The writing was hilarious, witty, clever and meaningful. Good Will Hunting leaft me asking for more, I never wanted to end... I loved the cast and the acting. I could go on and on for hours about this movie, but the only thing you can do is get out there and watch it. If you haven't already, that is.


1) Fight Club

" All the ways you wish you could be, that's me. I look like you wanna look, I fuck like you wanna fuck, I am smart, capable, and most importantly, I am free in all the ways that you are not"

If you know me, then you've already guessed this by now. If you don't, well then NOW you know my best movie ever. Since I first saw it, I've watched it more than 20 times, bought the novel and learned most of the quotes by heart. This is Brad Pitt's best acting ever and Fight Club made me learn of how brilliant Edward Norton is. A dark, twisted movie with one of the best and most unexpected endings ever, every minute is captivating. I sat through this movie with my jaw touching the ground and couldn't look away no matter how much I tried and after that I kept watching it over and over, each time noticing how brilliant each scene, each line was. I can still watch it on repeat for the whole day and not get bored! I started off thinking it was just a bunch of guys in a fight and ended up with an unbelievably unique story. I can't say more other than how amazing this movie is. It is THE best movie I have ever watched, and I know it'll remain the best for quite a while ...

•Stay tuned•

Thursday, March 11, 2010


The most meaningful words ever written can be found in song lyrics. Every song holds an emotion, a feeling... a thought. It's a way to speak out how you feel, What your thinking, what you want to say but just can't.

Each song is a feeling put in words and music. From l ove, to hate to a broken heart, there's always something that holds the melody together.
A cheesy soundtrack or a depressing rock medley, it's always there to help you find your way around... what is life without music?

Our sense of smell is a wonderful gift, fragrance can hold a lot of beauty. The smell of rain, the ocean or freshly baked cookies can send you off into another world. Remembering what the person you love smelt like when your lonely can comfort you a lot and make you realise that no matter what, you're never alone.
Inexperienced at dwelling on such emotions, yet it's irresistible because it's there, it's in the moment and it makes you feel great. Can you describe love?
There are many words that explains it, but even that isn't enough.

You can call it comfort, happiness, security but all that alone isn't love. It's the small things amongst the large; from the butterflies in your stomach, to that infinite trust. It could be the tiny moments like the memory of the first dance, to the feeling at the thought of the first kiss... It's knowing that after years of being together , it's not going to fade away because more than anything, what you've found in this person is a best friend.

People come and go, everyone has their share of failed relationships and everyone believes they're in love but within them they'll know, even much before a break up, that somethings not right... thing's aren't going the way it should. Maybe it's when you realise you can't really talk to that person, or when it feels like no thing's right... and it's time to move on.
When your with the right person, I assume it's different... you know thing's are always right and even when you fight you know, somehow you'll get over it because what you have is bigger than any argument could ever be.

Special is an over-used word. Everyone in your life cannot be special , usually it's reserved to one person who means more to you than anyone else. Someone who makes you smile when you're angry, or laugh when your upset. Someone who you spend nights worrying about even if what's wrong with them is just a common flu. Special is the person, who when you think of you know you can't live in a world where that person doesn't exist.
Special is what's more important to you than your life. It's that person who breaks the fear you have, the fear of loving, or trusting and of being vulnerable because you know that you will be loved for who you are and you will be taken care of in all the right ways no matter what!

&& When you find that special someone... will you know? You will because suddenly everything will feel right and you'll know that you were meant to be there, exactly where you were at the exact same time, to meet that exact same person...because it was fate, destiny... something that's not in your hands because it wasn't planned, it's just how the World works it's magic on you !

Ciao x

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The football Story - Liverpool FC And The Rest

At 8 years old I remember asking what would probably be one of the most difficult questions to ever answer when speaking to a girl.
What is an offside?

What is an offside, really? I'd tell you, but if you don't already know I'm betting I'll lose you 30 seconds into the description. I don't remember not being the football hooligan that I am. I've always had something to say when it came to defending my team, no matter what age I was or what age the person I was fighting with was.
I'll admit that my first love was Arsenal but it didn't stick... being a Red was in my blood. I come from a family of Liverpool supporters and it was bound to rub off. In all honesty no one had an influence on the club I picked to support, it was of my own will that I turned to this mad crazy rollercoaster of a team!

Liverpool had such a flair about them and so much history to go with it, How could I not love them!
I've always disliked Manchester United and hell, at first I didn't even know why. My dislike for the team changed to outright hatred when Ronaldo joined them. I had never seen a whinier, more annoying, pathetic excuse of a player ever! He was horrible, he oozed smugness and I wanted nothing more than to just knock his head off and stick it in the mud.
I could go on and on about my "love" for Cristiano Ronaldo, but I'll spare everyone, If you still want to hear about what I think of him then go ahead and read this
Why The World Hates Cristiano Ronaldo

Liverpool have been my addiction, from watching their wins from decades ago to sitting in front of the telly an hour in advance anticipating the prematch analysis and waiting for the game to start! There hasn't been anything more important to me than football and Liverpool FC.

What I truly hate are google football fans. You know, girls who are desperate to know their football to impress men! They google their information and strut around pretending to be knowledgeable about the subject then start defying the true fans with their version of what happened which is obviously stolen from a comment somewhere on the Internet !Some of us stay up till all hours of the night waiting to watch matches while they sleep in their pretty beds, and google what we stayed up to know!
What's worse is that such girls make the rare ones who actually know their stuff look like them. Like we're just doing it for attention from the opposite sex.
Well no thank you, but they have nothing to do with why we watch football! In case the lazy ones didn't actually know, football is a lot of fun and for those who think girls can't comprehend the subject of football...think again! We might actually know more than YOU!

OK, no more rant. So Liverpool. How awesome are they...?

Right, I should stop typing now, but I'll be back!

Until then it's buhbye!


Sunday, March 7, 2010

Who am I?

The thing about me is that I don't believe in conformity. I am only influenced by myself, after all why would you want to blend in and be plastic like most girls nowadays?

You might accidently catch me doing silly things like watching American Idol or dancing around in my underwear ... but when the time comes I can be mature and speak my mind, and most importantly I can stand up for what I believe in.

I'm not going to fall into the stereotype that follows every girl around, because that's not true.
I can head bang, I can get dirty on a football ground and I'm not really bothered about my nails or clothes.
I've been running around ever since I could... run, making it known that I'm NOT who you assume I am, and even if you think you know me... you're wrong.