Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Aliens, Explosions, and a Little Bit of Romance

As the months get colder, staying in with a stack of DVDs and a cup tea becomes more and more appealing.
So here are the most recent ten films I've watched for Goal #61!

81. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008)
Genre: Comedy/Romance
In a Word: Whirlwind
In a Sentence: When Guinevere Pettigrew loses her job, her pursuit of a new one gets her caught up in the mad, fast-paced world of London socialites.
Recommended: If you like rom-coms set in past eras
(Note: This is adapted from a book of the same title, which I read for another goal. I preferred the book!)

82. Transporter 3 (2008)
Genre: Action/Adventure
In a Word: Vroom.
In a Sentence: Frank Martin is dragged out of retirement to transport the tearaway daughter of a government official from Marseilles to Odessa, meeting the usual assortment of bad guys on the way.
Recommended: For those that enjoyed the previous two movies and like predictable plots with lots of action scenes.

83. Iron Man (2008)
Genre: Action/Adventure/Sci-Fi
In a Word: Ego
In a Sentence: After being injured and held hostage in the Middle East, the genius billionaire playboy Tony Stark creates a weaponised suit that can save lives and fight evil.
Recommended: If you like your superheroes with an extra helping of snark and ego.

84. Iron Man 2 (2010)
Genre: Action/Adventure/Sci-Fi
In a Word: Egoier
In a Sentence: As his health deteriorates with no apparent cure, Tony Stark must battle against a madman with a vendetta against the Stark name.
Recommended: If you liked the first film and want a deeper look into the repercussions of a superhero's true identity being known

85. Iron Man 3 (2013)
Genre: Action/Adventure/Sci-Fi
In a Word: ...humbled!
In a Sentence: After his work and home are destroyed by a terrorist, Tony Stark goes underground to start over, and stop the person responsible for the attacks.
Recommended: If you want an Iron Man film with a deeper plot.

86. Clueless (1995)
Genre: Comedy/Romance
In a Word: Whateverrr
In a Sentence: When a dorky new girl Tai joins her class, rich high schooler Cher makes it her mission to give her a makeover and boost her popularity, but doesn't bank on how tricky romance can be.
Recommended: If you love cheesy 90s teen movies

87. Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992)
Genre: Action/Comedy
In a Word: Mothering
In a Sentence: Serious police sergeant Joe Bomowski's life is turned upside down when his bossy and interfering mother comes to visit.
Recommended: If you enjoy cheesy, funny cop films

88. Pitch Black (2000)
Genre: Horror/Action/Sci-Fi
In a Word: Darkness
In a Sentence: When a commercial transport ship crash-lands on a planet inhabited by deadly nocturnal creatures, the survivors turn to criminal Richard B Riddick to help them as the planet is plunged into the darkness of a month-long eclipse.
Recommended: If you and like playing Who Will Be Picked Off Next?

89. Chronicles of Riddick (2004)
Genre: Action/Adventure/Sci-Fi
In a Word: Conversion
In a Sentence: Fugitive Riddick ends up on Helion Prime, where an old friend pleads with him to help fight against the Necromongers, a race of crusaders who seek to kill all humans--or convert them to one of their own.
Recommended: If you want to know exactly what you can do with a tea cup.

90. Star Trek Beyond (2016)
Genre: Action/Adventure/Sci-Fi
In a Word: Frontierier (I'm doing good with these single word summaries, right?)
In a Sentence: The USS Enterprise passes beyond known space on a rescue mission, where they end up stranded on an uncharted planet, desperately fighting against an enemy set upon destroying the Federation.
Recommended: If you've enjoyed the previous Star Trek films!

Well, my film choices are still bordering towards action and science fiction, but what can I say, I know what I like!
Only ten more films to go before I can call this goal done!

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