Friday, 14 August 2015

Lord of the Life of Brian

It's been a while since I posted about films I've watched. Then again, I still don't watch them all that frequently!

Does anyone else go through days of watching tonnes of films, then weeks of nothing? I know I can't be the only one!

So I'm still working towards the following goal:
061. Watch 100 films

Here are films 31-40. I'm actually just over halfway now, with 52 films watched, but have been procrastinating over blogging about them ;)

31. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
In a Word: Arkenstone
In a Sentence: The Lonely Mountain is in the hands of the dwarves and Bilbo, but the threats keep on coming and a big battle ensues to fight back the forces of darkness, in this final part of the Hobbit trilogy.
Recommended: For Tolkien fans not too bothered about it being an accurate adaptation of the book. (It's good, but there are some differences!)

32. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
In a Word: Beginning
In a Sentence: Bilbo is old and entrusts the ring of power to his nephew Frodo, who ends up embarking upon a journey to destroy the ring, along with a fellowship of dwarf, elf, hobbit and man.
Recommended: For fantasy fans who don't want the story to be over in just one film.

33. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
In a Word: Middle
In a Sentence: The continuation of the story started in The Fellowship of the Ring, wherein the fellowship have split into groups and continue about their important task.
Recommended: For fantasy fans who not only don't want the story to be over in one film, but like those films to be long.

 34. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
In a Word: End
In a Sentence: The final part of the trilogy, Frodo and his loyal friend Sam edge ever closer to their aim of destroying the ring, the other members of the fellowship slay orcs, and a king is returned to his throne.
Recommended: For fantasy fans who not only don't want the story to be over in one film, and like those films to be long, but also like to have a whole other trilogy of films to get stuck into that make up the prequel to this trilogy. Oh, and books. Many books.

35. Bad Neighbours (2014)
Genre: Comedy
In a Word: War
In a Sentence: When a fraternity moves in next door, new parents Mac and Kelly end up at war with them over noise, and do their best to take the frat boys down.
Recommended: If you enjoy mindless, crass humour and/or want a film that's easy to watch.

36. Lucy (2014)
Genre: Action/Sci-Fi
In a Word: Evolution
In a Sentence: Caught up in a drug smuggling operation, an accident leads to Lucy evolving into a being capable of using an increasing percentage of brain capacity - beyond the human 10% - and goes out to get vengeance on the drug cartel responsible.
Recommended: If you like in-depth, slightly weird films that require a lot of concentration!

37. Transformers (2007)
Genre: Action/Adventure/Sci-Fi
In a Word: ....transform...
In a Sentence: The war between Autobots and the evil Decepticons comes to Earth, and teenagers Sam and Mikaela get caught up in it.
Recommended: For those who like cheesy, easy to watch science fiction.

38. School of Rock (2003)
Genre: Comedy/Music
In a Word: ROCK!
In a Sentence: Unemployed musician Dewey pretends to be his substitute teacher housemate and transforms his class into a rock band in order to get money.
Recommended: If you enjoy hilarious hare-brained schemes in films that carry some positive messages when you look hard enough!

39. Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979)
Genre: Comedy
In a Word: Messiah
In a Sentence: Brian, born on the exact same day as Jesus (and just a little down the street) grows up and joins a political resistance group of rather hapless idiots, meanwhile being constantly mistaken for the messiah.
Recommended: For anyone who enjoys ridiculous and nonsensical comedy.

40. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Genre: Comedy
In a Word: Ni!
In a Sentence: The Monty Python team's take on the Holy Grail story, wherein King Arthur travels about the country to collect his Knights of the Round Table and seek out the Holy Grail--with hilarious consequences.
Recommended: As with Life of Brian, this one is for those who adore nonsense humour (and memorable one-liners).

So, how long will it take me to write about the next ten films? Who even knows.
In the meantime, the films tag has more of the films I've watched for this goal.

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