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(all random) (does not include live performances eg. Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary Concert, Eddie Murphy: Delirious)
The link to TO BE ADDED TO 'My DVD Library': http://www.imdb.com/list/grgNBwKcQts/
I WANT THEM IN MY COLLECTION!!!!!
The link to 'My DVD Library': http://www.imdb.com/list/EyQKFLORkAo/
ANYTHING ABOVE THE LINE I HAVE, OR WANT ------------------------------------------------------------------- ANYTHING BELOW THE LINE: IF RATED 6 OR ABOVE, I DON'T MIND IF RATED 5 OR BELOW, I DON'T LIKE
ANYTHING WITH NO LINE: I HAVE, OR WANT ALL OF THEM
(There really are no bad films, so best = love, and worst = like the least.) [this excludes Home on the Range]
HAVEN'T SEEN: (*not released) *Zootopia *Moana *Giants *Untitled Walt Disney Animated Studio film
(There really are no bad films, so best = love, and worst = like the least.)
HAVEN'T SEEN: (*not released) *Peanuts *Ice Age 5 *Ferdinand *Anubis *Mutts *Left Tern *Alienology
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
You will join me for this movie... THAT'S NOT A REQUEST!
This movie is currently ranked #1 on my Walt Disney Animation Studios BEST to WORST list - http://www.imdb.com/list/xd1gMExGbXg/ - and it is currently ranked at #10 in My Top 250 - http://www.imdb.com/list/Ds4FGytT3MA/. It is not hard too see why this is a wonderful film. We love each of the characters (except Gaston) for their own special reason, like Lumiere for his comedy and Cogsworth for his attempt at being a leader.
This is without a doubt the greatest adaptation of this story, and will stay the greatest for many years to come. It is a wonderful story, telling you not to be deceived by looks and look for the beauty inside.
As much as this movie is a pinnacle for the animation genre, I have to commend Alan Menken & Howard Ashman for their Golden Globe & Oscar-winning score and song "Beauty & the Beast". Also nominated for a Globe & Oscar was "Be Our Guest", and nominated for a Globe was "Belle".
This movie is a piece of cinema history that made it into the National Film Registry in 2002, 11 years after it's initial release. And it is not hard to see why.
"She glanced this way, I thought I saw... And when we touched, she didn't shudder at my paw. No, it can't be; I'll just ignore... But then, she's never looked at me that way before..." - The Beast
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
We're looking for the man with the hands... because we love him and his creator
Said by Burton to be the favourite of all his films, it isn't hard to see why. Edward Scissorhands is visually stunning, wonderfully written and well acted.
Marking the first of many collaborations between Tim Burton and Johnny Depp. It also marked the last time that anyone would see Vincent Price in a film, as he died 3 years later and in that time only did voice roles. A character that Burton had created when he was a teenager. This film was definitely the finest that Tim Burton had to offer (until Sweeney Todd).
One of Depp's greatest roles, with only 169 lines. His versatile acting is expressed immensely in this role, as his body language and facial expressions are focused on the most. His face doesn't change throughout the film but we can see the many expressions in his face, mainly confusion and depression. From his comedic waddle in his first encounter with Kim, to his look of anger when he stabs Jim with his hand, you cannot help but feel for this peculiar character.
Ryder looks absolutely beautiful sporting long, blonde hair which accents her beauty, to Edward innocence. This is the movie that made them fall in love and it obviously shows in the heart wrenching scenes like the hold me scene and the final goodbye.
This film has gained universal acclaim. Edward Scissorhands didn't win was nominated for a Golden Globe for Johnny Depp's portrayal of Edward; and was also nominated for an Oscar for the wonderful Makeup by Ve Neill. Without question, this film should have been in the running for Best Actor, Actress, Director & Picture.
A movie that jumps in and out of the IMDb Top 250, it is definitely a film that deserves to be higher on the list. It currently appears at #66 on Empire's Top 500 and frankly could be higher. Also a film that has not yet made it into the National Film Registry, which it should be.
"I'm not finished." - Edward
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
This movie showcases the finest of Frank Capra and frequent collaborator Cary Grant. It has the perfect combination of genres: Hilariously funny, just the right amount of romance, and the apparent main theme of crime.
The greatest part of this movie is definitely the vast array of facial expressions shown by Grant, especially the priceless look of surprise when he sees the dead man in the window seat.
The wonderful supporting cast is comprised of the blonde bombshell love interest played by Priscilla Lane. The dimwitted aunts played by Josephine Hull & Jean Adair. The unhinged brother played by John Alexander. And the sinister fugitives, his brother played by Boris Karloff, I mean Raymond Massey; and his doctor played by Peter Lorre.
Without question, this is one of my favourite comedies, my favourite Capra film, my favourite Grant film, and one of my favourite film released before 1950.
This is definitely Frank Capra at his greatest, and it should appear a hell of a lot higher on the IMDb Top 250. This movie should already be in the National Film Registry, but unfortunately it isn't.
get out of here! D'ya wanna be poisoned? D'ya wanna be murdered? D'ya wanna be killed?" - Mortimer Brewster
Around Fleet Street we shall always wonder!
One of my favourite musicals, brought to the big screen by my favourite director, and the title character played by my favourite actor. What more could I expect then for it to be a cinematic masterpiece.
In 1990 Edward Scissorhands, the first collaboration between Burton & Depp was made. I never thought that any of Burton's future movie would ever succeed Edward Scissorhands; behold 17 years later, Sweeney Todd came along respectively wiped the floor with Edward Scissorhands.
The film surpasses all the stage musicals in every way, with the obvious advantages that films can be shot anywhere, whereas the musicals can only be set on the stage. Full of blood, it is definitely the most sinister film by Burton (yes more sinister than Sleepy Hollow)
Depp's portrayal of the peculiar Sweeney Todd earned him a Golden Globe, but unfortunately not an Oscar. Carter's portrayal of the private Mrs. Lovett earned her a Golden Globe nomination. This movie marked their third collaboration in a film by Burton, and the chemistry between them is amazing.
The cast voices are astounding, no one tries to overpower any of the other cast while in song. I have to especially commend the supporting actors, Alan Rickman, Jamie Campbell Bower, Sacha Baron Cohen & especially Edward Sanders.
Rickman has made a career out of playing villainous characters, so the role of Judge Turpin is right up there with Hans Gruber and Professor Severus Snape, his voice is wonderful, especially in "Pretty Women".
Bower has an angelic voice, the reprise "Johanna" where he sings with Johnny Depp is definitely the highlight of his role.
Cohen is widely known for roles such as Borat and Ali G, but his dramatic roles in recent years such as Pirelli, The Station Inspector in Hugo, and Thénardier in Les Misérables are what I consider to be his greatest performances. He is a master of impressions and singing, so he sets the standard for all Pirelli's to follow.
Sanders, was 15 years old at the time and was wonderfully cast as Toby. I was never really fond of the stage musical Toby's because of mainly their dialogue just before they slice Todd's throat, Burton didn't have this scene in the film and this made for a better climactic ending, when he creeps up and slices Todd's throat.
Sweeney Todd is a film that appears at #490 in Empire's Top 500. I believe it should appear higher. I believe it is one of the many movies that should be in the IMDb Top 250 that aren't. I also believe it should be preserved in the National Film Registry, it already is preserved in My Room's Film Registry.
"AT LAST! MY ARM IS COMPLETE AGAIN!" - Sweeney Todd