It’s the first Friday of December and that means that it’s FINALLY Christmas movie recommendation time! I can’t hold out on this one so I’m actually going to recommend my favourite (or at least one of my top three favourites) movie for you guys today. There’s a couple reasons for this. Firstly, it’s awesome. Secondly, some of you may have heard about a movie coming out today called Krampus. Well, remember how annoyed I was that Hunger Games ripped off the incredible Battle Royale? It’s the same thing here. The storyline is classic European folklore but I don’t want to hear everyone going on and on about how unique and interesting it is when the movie was already made in 2010 (Rare Exports) – and it’s amazing. Ugh. America, ripping off all the great foreign films. Anyways, I digress, I suppose it’s about time to get to the review.
Friday again! It came so quickly this week, which is awesome! I have nothing planned this weekend but painting. I am painting just about every piece of furniture in my house. Not really, but at least four or five pieces so keep posted for the results of at least one of those pieces on Monday. Now, the reason you’re here: to get another wicked-fantastic movie recommendation. Well, remember how I told you guys that I was on a great streak? The streak lives on! This one is a real winner. Watch it tonight. And eat pizza. And drink beer. And have some chocolate.
Happy Friday, everyone! I hope you’re in the mood for an incredible movie tonight because I have one heck of a recommendation for you. Now that Halloween month is over (woe is me) we can get back to other genres of movies other than horror. Just kidding! You guessed it, I have another horror recommendation for you guys this week. This one is more of a dramatic horror and a thriller so I wouldn’t classify it as a Halloween horror film. Regardless of it’s classification though, this movie is incredible. I realize that that is a strong word. This movie deserves it.
It’s Friday! Better yet, it’s the last day of work before I’m on vacation for two weeks! I’m on a plane tomorrow and off to visit my mom in beautiful British Columbia, where I will be doing lots of hiking, cooking (look out for some delicious recipes coming your way!) and other generally awesome things. I will be keeping you all posted so keep an eye out. As such, I’ve decided to recommend a movie that has made my husband all the more hesitant to go camping or hiking or into nature at all really. Backcountry was originally recommended to me by Eric over at The IPC who shares my love for horror movies. This recommendation did not disappoint.
I remember The Devil’s Advocate as being a one of a kind, powerhouse of a movie when I first watched it when I was young and impressionable. In hindsight, it probably isn’t the greatest movie ever made, and the idea certainly isn’t new, but it’s still pretty darn good.
For tonight’s recommendation I have a movie that stars my all-time favourite movie star crush: the incredibly handsome and ever charming, Kevin Costner. Now that you all know about my undying love for Kevin, I have to admit that I might be a bit biased when it comes to his movies. There are a lot of movies he did that received pretty terrible critical reviews and I still LOVED them. Namely, Waterworld, which has a whopping 42% on Rotten Tomatoes and The Postman which has an incredibly underwhelming 9%. I really liked these movies. Anyone else out there with me on this? I should have added them to my Guilty Pleasures list that I did with David over at That Moment In but I really don’t feel all that guilty about it. I digress. Mr. Brook didn’t receive the best reviews but it’s still a good movie and certainly worth a watch tonight. Let me tell you why.
Incredible chase sequences. Gritty characters with real depth. A score that gets your blood pumping and your adrenaline racing. An unquestionably evil antagonist and undeniably sexy protagonists. This movie has it all. It’s such an awe-inspiring visual feast of carnage and destruction. I couldn’t look away and I definitely didn’t want to. So much has already been said about this film and it’s completely warranted. What Mad Max Fury: Road brings to the table is more than just a non-stop action movie. There is so much going on here; in the lives of the characters, in what it’s telling us about the nature of humanity, in the way it’s not perpetuating stereotypes about all women being victims in need of rescuing from men. It’s a brilliant movie that you can take for face value and have an amazing time watching and there is also more to it if you care to look.
In honour of Canada Day on July 1st and my birthday yesterday, I decided to pick a decidedly Canadian film to recommend tonight. I first saw this one years ago and it’s just as good now as it was then. It’s a really innovative concept and it’s executed quite well considering the budget that it was working with. If you haven’t seen it yet, I’m confident that if you watch it tonight, you will not be disappointed.
I originally heard about this from Zoë over at Zobo With a Shotgun who listed it as her favourite horror movie of 2014. I was obviously intrigued but I didn’t get around to watching it for quite a while and then I kind of forgot about it. Then one day as I was perusing Netflix I saw it and said to myself, “Hey! That’s that movie that’s supposed to be great!” So I turned it on and… this is one of the most shocking movies I have ever seen. I loved it and I think you will too.