Lists by Clockwork-Avacado
The Films of Cameron Diaz, from Best to Worst - That I have seen so far
The Films of Tom Hardy from Best to worst - Updated as watched
"I met him, fifteen years ago; I was told there was nothing left; no reason, no conscience, no understanding; and even the most rudimentary sense of life or death, of good or evil, right or wrong. I met this six-year-old child, with this blank, pale, emotionless face, and the blackest eyes... the devil's eyes. I spent eight years trying to reach him, and then another seven trying to keep him locked up because I realized that what was living behind that boy's eyes was purely and simply... evil. " - Dr Samuel Loomis
One of the best new British actresses around, Gemma Arterton hit the scene in the mid-2000s, and these days, has become a big name draw, with movies like "Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters", "Runner Runner" and "Byzantium." Known for her sincere, relaxed style, perfect English accent and dazzling good looks, this list is a tribute to Gemma, perhaps my favourite British actress in fils these days.
This is my attempt to list Gemma's performances in every film I've seen her in, from best to worst.
PLEASE NOTE: This are only films which I've seen, not every film she's ever been in.
A retrospective ranking of all ten "official" members of the beloved ASBO gang in orange, from E4s recently deceased series, best at the top, worst at the bottom. Series review will follow.
My absolute favourite TV series, each of which I strongly recommend if you've never seen. Looking at this list, I have ridiculously diverse taste in TV shows. Oh, well...
Somehow managing to be a cultural phenomenon, the Harry Potter films teach us that Brits still live in the early twentieth century, and all speak with ridiculous accents. From ridiculous names, stupid CGi effects, terrible actors and a surprisingly lifeless bunch of unecessarily convuluted plots, this is a film series which new it was going to go on for at least seven movies, and so didn't need to bother about being decent enough to encourage us to go and see the next one. A rest home for camp British actors, in the way that "The expendables" is a rest home for terrible 80s action heroes, I'm finally watching my way through this tired franchise, and realising that worse can get worse...Spectro patronus to you to, you git...
Quentin Tarantino, the guy who makes films for people who like films, is sometimes a visionary, sometimes a kid who hasn't quite grown up yet. Either way, he's made some great films, and some garbage. Critics love him. The people respect him. Movie fans adore him. But which are his best, and which are his worst?
Tarantino has long been hailed as a very specific filmmaker, who went on to define his own style of filmmaking, leading sritics to adopt the phrase "Tarantinoesque." Whether it describes his long, rambling dialogue scenes of characters talking quite literally about nothing, or his penchant for sudden, explosive burst of bloody violence. Maybe it's his penchant for macho swaggering and posing, maybe his characterisation of tough, intelligent female characters. Maybe it's the constant undercurrent of "anythiing is possible" which flows through his movies like an electric current, or maybe it's the chilled out lack of any plot whatsoever. Maybe it's the character who spout pop-culture references, or moral thoerising, or the constant barrage of profanity. Maybe it's the thinly disguised immorality of every character Tarantino has ever written. Maybe it's the longing close-ups of womens barefeet, or amybe it's the bond of brotherhood which ties his male characters together. Maybe it's his adoption of cinematic genres of yesteryear, the "grindhouse" kung fu movies, horror films, spaghetti westerns or blaxploitation films. Maybe it's his heavy borrowing of plot elements form well known films. Maybe it's his use of classic film soundtrack music, re-intorducing it to a whole new audience. Maybe it's his idle philosophising about the position of the individual in an increasingly weird, weird world of violence, sex, betrayal, chilled-out villains, and no heroes. Or maybe, quite simply, it's an amalgamation of all of the above, that constittutes the "Tarantino-esque" movie experience
The mission to watch all eight of Tarantino's films is finally completed, after watching "Reservoir Dogs". The following retrospective is my attempt to rate Tarantino's movies from best to worst, along with some passing thoughts.
Films I'd really like to see soon, in a vague order...
If Marvel ever get around to doing a decent FF re-boot, then we need to remember that with great characters must also come great casting. So, here's some possibilities for the new movie, from a die-hard FF fan. The original two movies were average, but light years away from the spectacularly epic quality of the Lee/Kirby, or even Byrne era comics. Remember, Lee wasn't joking when he used to call this "The world's greatest comic magazine", so how about, "The world's greatest superhero Movie"?
Tell us what you think of these choices, please, because I think some of these would be brilliant...
My attempt to rank the Bond films in order