Thursday Movie Picks: Island 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.
Are you ready for a holiday? Because this week, we’re going to talk about island movies!

#1 The Beach

First up, we have the beach. It’s kind of dream turns to nightmare but the scenery sure is stunning. I think it’s been 15 years since I’ve seen this one. I remember that I quite liked but knowing now how many negative reviews it garnered back in the day, I don’t even dare rewatch it. I’d probably hate it now. 😅

#2 The Blue Lagoon

What a weird movie this is. I specifically remember watching it on a Sunday afternoon as it aired on German TV. It’s rather cringy on a lot of levels but it’s definitely a great fit for this week’s theme.

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Thursday Movie Picks: Shopping Mall

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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.
Next up in our TMP series of posts, we have films about shopping malls!

#1 Dawn of the Dead

I’ve always been somewhat partial to horror films, so it’s no surprise Dawn of the Dead had to be on this week’s list.

#2 Mallrats

I’m somewhat baffled with myself that I still haven’t seen this one, considering how much I loved Dogma. Mallrats is one of Kevin Smith’s most famous films and it features a lot of the same cast as Dogma does, so I really need to check it out sometime!

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Thursday Movie Picks: Fantasy

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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’s topic is fantasy films, so let’s dive right in without any further ado!

#1 The Green Knight

I was so excited when this film was announced and now I haven’t had time yet to watch it. 😭
As you all probably know by now, I’m such a sucker for all things mythology. So, I have no doubt that I will love this fantasy film building on Sir Gawain and The Green Knight.

#2 Sleepy Hollow

Sleepy Hollow to me is peak Tim Burton. This fantasy film is by no means perfect but personally, I love everything about it. The cast, the story, but most importantly the *aesthetic*!

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Thursday Movie Picks: Failure to Launch (Movies that were supposed to launch a franchise)

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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.
For the first post of June, we’re going to look at films that were intended to kick off a franchise but ended up failing miserably!

#1 Van Helsing

First off, we have Van Helsing. I was so disappointed when I watched it. It’s just peak level cringe in so many aspects. What I wasn’t aware of, however, is that it was meant to be the first film in a series. Well, judging from the movie we got, I’m glad the rest go scrapped.

#2 The Last Airbender

Let’s just pretend that this one doesn’t exist, ok?

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Thursday Movie Picks: Mazes

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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 going to talk about some films featuring mazes!

#1 Maze Runner

When I read the topic, the first movie I thought of was maze runner. I did read all the books and watched the entire trilogy of films but ended up rather disappointed with both, if I am honest.

#2 Pan’s Labyrinth

Pan’s Labyrinth on the other hand is an impressive film that is simply stunning.

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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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