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Heartbreakers

Published August 18, 2019

Heartbreakers

I’ve seen this film once or maybe twice a long, long time ago and I knew that I loved it. I’ve been waiting, not-so-patiently, for it to appear anywhere, pleeeease, and finally it popped up on Amazon Prime. Hooray! Thankfully, it lived up to my nostalgia and the hype I’d given it within our household. Funny, with interesting characters, doing twisty-turny type things and leaving you guessing. I really wasn’t keen on Gene Hackman’s character, and I suppose his story felt a little unfinished, although of course it ended with the most final act of all.”

Moulin Rouge!

Published July 6, 2019

Moulin Rouge!

So look, we may not have been exactly in the right frame of mind to start watching another film - it was late, we had been drinking. But this was so not good. I love Baz Luhrmann’s work, so arty, so well-crafted, so fitting with strong music that gives you a sensory overload sort of vibe and really sucks you in.

881. Shrek

Published December 1, 2018

881. Shrek

Title: Shrek Director: Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson Year: 2001 Run time: 1hr 30m “Winner of the first Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, Shrek sparked a motion picture phenomenon and captured the world’s imagination with… the Greatest Fairy Tale Never Told! Shrek (Mike Myers) goes on a quest to rescue the feisty Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz) with the help of his loveable Donkey (Eddie Murphy) and win back the deed to his swamp from scheming Lord Farquaad.

856. Save the Last Dance

Published September 22, 2018

856. Save the Last Dance

Title: Save the Last Dance Director: Thomas Carter Year: 2001 Run time: 1hr 52m “Sara (Julia Stiles) wants to be a ballerina, but her dreams are cut short by the sudden death of her mother. She moves in with her father (Terry Kinney), who she has not seen for a long time, in Chicago, mainly the ghetto. She gets transferred to a new school where she is the only white there.

679. The Princess Diaries

Published July 24, 2016

679. The Princess Diaries

Background info Title: The Princess Diaries Director: Garry Marshall Year: 2001 Run time: 1hr 51m “Shy San Francisco teenager Mia Thermopolis (Anne Hathaway) is thrown for a loop when, from out of the blue, she learns the astonishing news that she’s a real-life princess! As the heir apparent to the crown of the small european principality of Genovia, Mia begins a comical journey towards the throne when her strict and formidable grandmother, queen Clarisse Renaldi (Julie Andrews), shows up to give her “princess lesson.

647. The Fast and the Furious

Published February 7, 2016

647. The Fast and the Furious

Background info Title: The Fast and the Furious Director: Rob Cohen Year: 2001 Run time: 1hr 46m “They’ve got the adrenaline rush and the mean machines, but most of all, they’ve got the extreme need for speed. On the turbo-charged streets of Los Angeles, every night is a championship race. With nitro-boosted fury, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), rules the road turning all his challengers into dust. He and his rival, Johnny Tran (Rick Yune) are the boldest, the baddest and the best.

529. Bridget Jones's Diary

Published February 14, 2015

529. Bridget Jones's Diary

Background info Title: Bridget Jones’s Diary Director: Sharon Maguire Year: 2001 Run time: 1hr 37m “Renée Zellweger earned an Academy Award nomination for her portrayal of Bridget Jones, a thirty-something single English woman who decides to improve her life and chronicles the efforts in a diary. We follow her efforts through her wry and witty narration, as she struggles with career, family, and romantic challenges. Academy Award-winner Jim Broadbent co-stars along with Golden Globe winner Hugh Grant and Colin Firth.

497. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Published January 1, 2015

497. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Background info Title: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Director: Chris Columbus Year: 2001 Run time: 2hrs 32m “Based on the first of J.K. Rowling’s popular children’s novels about Harry Potter, the live-action family adventure film Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone tells the story of a boy who learns on his 11th birthday that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and possesses unique magical powers of his own.

Film Watch - 365. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

Published November 4, 2013

Film Watch - 365. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider

Fast Facts Title: Lara Croft: Tomb Raider Director: Simon West Year: 2001 Run time: 1 hr 40 mins Background Info I’m not entirely sure how I’ve managed to get this far without Film Watching this. It feels like I’ve seen it relatively recently too, but I reckon I might have caught snippets of it on TV, it’s always on the box! Anyway, love it. Love the game and love the film, so we absolutely knew what we were getting into when we settled down to watch this one.

Film Watch - 351. Jurassic Park III

Published September 16, 2013

Film Watch - 351. Jurassic Park III

Fast Facts Title: Jurassic Park III Director: Joe Johnston Year: 2001 Run time: 1 hr 32 mins Background Info In quick succession after watching the second, we devoured the third. I had remembered a scene midway through JP2, and realised it wasn’t in that one but was actually all I could recall about this third film. Yay for dinosaurs! Live Blog 2:27 - Of all the flying-related activities, hanging off the back of a boat seems doable.