Another long weekend is upon us and what other better thing to do than curl up on your bed, watch movies while guiltily eating bars and bars of chocolates? I’m having another Bridgett Jones moment, and I need cinematic intervention.
I have been hooked to this British TV series “Misfits” for the past weeks. It is my own unique way of dealing with emotions I can’t handle. The characters are way interesting and when I looked up for the casts on the internet, they are way interesting than the characters they play. And so because of my endless pursuit of movie nerdiness I feel I must watch the casts other works.
For a guy who’s been through emotional struggle (in real life) it looks pretty easy for him to play Rudy Wade whose power is having another self, splitting off of his chest every time his conscience is bugging him off. Well, in fact his other self is actually his conscience.
This is England
This is England 86 (TV Spinoff)
This is England 88 (TV Spinoff)
“A story about a troubled boy growing up in England, set in 1983. He comes across a few skinheads on his way home from school, after a fight. They become his new best friends even like family. Based on experiences of director Shane Meadows. “
“A man wrongly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage against the U.S. is offered his freedom if he can rescue the president’s daughter from an outer space prison taken over by violent inmates.”
Also, I have a secret love for Luc Besson movies.
He plays a love-lorn power dealer, Seth. His character is intriguing because he keeps you guessing what his motives are. Is he a bad guy or a good guy? In real life though, he is a really good-looking guy. Also, his neck tattoo is very sexy, I almost thought that it is part of his power.
“In 1922, Madrid is wavering on the edge of change as traditional values are challenged by the dangerous new influences of Jazz, Freud and the avant-garde. Salvador Dali arrives at the university; 18 years old and determined to become a great artist. His bizarre blend of shyness and rampant exhibitionism attracts the attention of two of the university’s social elite – Federico Garcia Lorca and Luis Bunel. Salvador is absorbed into their youthfully decadent group and for a time Salvador, Luis and Federico become a formidable trio, the most ultra-modern group in Madrid. However as time passes, Salvador feels and increasingly strong pull towards the charismatic Federico – who is himself oblivious of the attentions he is getting from his beautiful writer friend, Magdalena. In the face of his friends’ preoccupations – and Federico’s growing renown as a poet – Luis sets off for Paris in search of his own artistic success.”
As a pretentious art fan, it is a shame I havent watched this movie yet.
“A profile of Ian Curtis, the enigmatic singer of Joy Division whose personal, professional, and romantic troubles led him to commit suicide at the age of 23.”
Ian Curtis’s poignant life is made even more poignant by Sm Riley’s accurate depiction. I need to mention that I love Joy Division.
Alright, I have a huge crush on this guys charming Irish accent , his messy brown curls and his goofy sense of humor. Although I can’t tell if it’s his character Nathan Young or his real self that I’m crushing on. Robert Sheehan looks more like a European Jay Baruchel. And he is just fun to look at. Sorry, my inner fan girl can’t be restrained.
“Two brothers attempt to become global rock stars but can only look on as old school friends U2 become the biggest band in the world. “
If I have to draw a pie chart of movies that I love, films with music references will surely take up half of the chart.
“Cherry Bomb follows teenagers Luke, Malachy, and Michelle as they embark on a wild weekend of drink, drugs, shop-lifting and stealing cars. But what starts out as a game turns deadly serious when the three discover that they can’t get off the wild ride they’ve set in motion.”
Rupert Grint and Robert Sheehan in one film, too much adorkableness.
He made his character Simon Bellamy appear as if it was written for him. Or maybe it was, I did not really research it. His big blue eyes and deep baritone voice makes him more interesting as Iwan than as Simon. And the fact that he was in Game of Thrones makes him even more awesome.
“Out on parole after 8 years inside Bill Hayward returns home to find his now 11 and 15-year-old sons abandoned by their mother and fending for themselves. Unwilling to play Dad, an uncaring Bill is determined to move on. Although Dean the older boy has found a job and is doing his best to be a father to his younger brother Jimmy, the arrival of Bill has brought them to the attention of social services. With the danger of being put into care looming, Dean forces his feckless Dad to stay by threatening to grass him up for dealing. If there’s one thing Bill doesn’t want its to go back to prison. He reluctantly agrees to stay for a week o help fool social services that the boys are being cared for. Having never really grown up himself Bill quickly connects with Jimmy and through this new bond starts to realize what he’s been missing. He has a family, a place in the world.”
All these films and maybe more for the Labor Day weekend. I might spend a night at the beach after I’m done with this, or maybe watch a gig, or maybe just stare at cat photos online. Who knows?
Have a great weekend, you.