Thursday Movie Picks: Globetrotting Movies

Hey, guys!
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, I’ll talk about movies that take you around the world!

#1 Into the Wild

Into the Wild takes you to the great outdoors somewhere in Alaska. Although the book was much better than the film, it’s still pretty good!

#2 Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

This comedy-drama takes us all the way around the world to colorful India!

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Thursday Movie Picks: The Great Outdoors

Hey, guys!
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 I’ll talk about films dealing with the great outdoors!

#1 Into the Wild

I loved the book, I wasn’t happy about some of the changes made for the movie. However, it features some amazing nature shots, Emile Hirsch acts expertly and the soundtrack is on point.

#2 The Beach

The beach is not Leonardo DiCaprio’s best production but it has its merits. Set in Thailand this film will infuse you with wanderlust. (Despite the dark story going on).

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My DVD Rack from A to Z (Part 2)

This is the second part of my A to Z DVD rack posts 🙂 Stay tuned for the next posts!

G – Gremlins: gremlins
This one is really good. It’s a rather dark Christmas movie about a cute little Mogwai name Gizmo who brings up some dangerous fellas.
Gizmo is one of my all-time favourite movie creatures. I even got me a plush toy. By now Gremlins is a firm part of my annual Christmas routine.

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Book vs. Movie: Into the Wild

In 1996 the book “Into the Wild” by John Krakauer was published. The non-fiction piece was turned into a movie in 2007 with Sean Penn directing the film.

The Plot:

The story basically tells the life of a young man named Christopher McCandless. Originally John Krakauer wrote an article for “Outside” on him. Three years later an expanded version was published as book. Christopher McCandles is a bright young man who just finished college when he decides to leave everything behind and sort of drop out of society. He abandons his belongings, donates his money and starts travelling the country. His journey leads him through the United States down to Mexico before he ends where he always intended to go: Alaska. Arriving there he comes across an old abandoned bus somewhere in the wilderness which becomes his new home. After 119 days alone in the north he dies as it later turned by starvation.

Book vs. Movie:

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