Thursday Movie Picks: Actors who are Real Life Family Playing Same Family Role in Movies

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Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
Today, we’re tackling movies that feature family members among the cast. To be more specific, all the films have family members playing the relation in the film that they also have in real life!

#1 Wild at Heart – Diane Ladd and Laura Dern

I’ll take any excuse I can to talk about my favorite David Lynch movie. Laura Dern is just perfect in this one. But another impressive performance was delivered by her mother Diane Ladd, who also plays her mum on screen.

#2 Paper Moon – Ryan O’Neal and Tatum O’Neal

Paper Moon features Ryan and Tatum O’Neal, real-life father and daughter who play the same roles on screen, even though we don’t know with certainty whether or not she really is his child in the film.

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Thursday Movie Picks: Cinephiles in Movies

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Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
To kick off May, we’re going to talk about some films featuring cinephiles!

#1 Cinema Paradiso

Let’s begin with the ultimate film about cinephiles, Cinema Paradiso. It was literally the first thing that came to mind when I read the topic and I fully expect it to make an appearance on many lists this week.

#2 Film Geek

Next up, we have a flick that I stumbled upon while doing some research. Film Geek sounds like I’d enjoy watching it a lot and it’s a great fit for this week’s theme.

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TMP Television Edition: Royalty

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Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
As is customary for the last post of the month we’re doing TV instead of movies, specifically shows focussing on royalty.

#1 The Crown

Let’s start this off with The Crown, probably the most famous show about royalty that has aired in recent years.

#2 The Royals

Next up, we have a show that I never actually finished watching. I managed to catch the first season when it was on German TV but never really kept up with it after that. The Royals is more of a party version of royalty.

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Thursday Movie Picks: Environmental Wrongs/ Disasters

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Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
This week, we’re going to talk about some environmental wrongs and disasters. Specifically, manmade ones!

#1 Deepwater Horizon

Deepwater Horizon is based on the explosion and oil spill that happened in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.

#2 Erin Brokovich

Next up, Erin Brokovich. This was actually the first film I thought of when reading the topic. It is also based on a true story, where Brokovich was fighting against the Pacific Gas and Electric Corporation who were responsible for contaminating ground water.

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Thursday Movie Picks: Psychics and Mediums

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Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
This week, we’re talking about films featuring psychics and mediums.

#1 The Gift

It’s been a very long time since I’ve last seen this film, but when I read the theme, this one was on top of my head. I do remember it being quite interesting!

#2 The Sixth Sense

I bet The Sixth Sense will be popular this week. It’s probably one of the most famous films that features a character with psychic powers.

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Thursday Movie Picks: Diary/Journal

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Welcome to another entry for Thursday Movie Picks.
It’s a series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, so if you want to join the party, head over to her blog! It’s pretty easy: check out each week’s topic and come up with 3 to 5 movies that fit the theme.
To kick off April, we’re going to talk about some films featuring diaries and journals!

#1 Heathers

This film is so iconic, it might be my all-time favorite performance by Winona Ryder. I mean, just the line “Dear diary, my teen angst has a body count” is beyond brilliant.

#2 Cruel Intentions

Going from an iconic 80’s flick to a famous 90’s one. This fresh take on Les Liaisons Dangereuses comes with a great cast and a great soundtrack. Plus the character played by Ryan Phillippe keeps a journal, which will be important in the course of the story.

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