Film study… week 12

Evening
On her deathbed, a woman (Vanessa Redgrave) remembers her loves and losses from when she was Clare Danes while her troubled daughters (Natasha Richardson and Toni Colette) bicker around her. As a romantical films go, this one isn’t bad although a lot of the story seems to be underdeveloped. It’s like someone has taken an epic novel and condensed it to highlights. Also the conclusion of the film that there is no such thing as a mistake is a bit questionable.

Ok, who put superglue in the brandy?

Ok, who put superglue in the brandy?

Elizabeth –The Golden Age
This film isn’t bad. It just isn’t good either. Queen Elizabeth (Cate Blanchett) stomps about, ordering everyone around and being a moody cow and then wonders why Sir Walter Raleigh (Clive Owen) is shagging her best mate and her own cousin wants her dead. Oh and there’s the Spanish Inquisition… which nobody expected…

I wonder if anyone will notice that I've farted

I wonder if anyone will notice that I've farted

Family Guy: Blue Harvest
Ok, it’s not a film, it’s a special episode but I didn’t realise that until I’d watched most of it. I’ve only watched one or two episodes of Family Guy but I’m sure this reimagined version of Star Wars would have been a lot funnier if I was a fan. It was still pretty amusing though. Funny thing is no matter how much the glaring plot problems in Star Wars get pointed out by spoofs, it’s still like the best film series ever.

It's a the millenium cheese slicer!

It's a the millenium cheese slicer!

Fast Times At Ridgemont High
This is a typical teen movie following a bunch of high school students through a year at Ridgemont High. I’m not sure why but even though the subject matter is virtually the same, in the 80’s the teen movies were so much better. This one is particularly worth watching for Sean Penn’s turn as stoner surfer, Jeff Spicoli. Oh and it happens to be a Cameron Crowe.

Uh, dude, has, uh, anyone seen my bagel?

Uh, dude, has, uh, anyone seen my bagel?

4 Comments

  1. Jen

    Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!

  2. Speaking of 1980s teen movies, have you seen ‘Heathers’? That’s the one Saoirse contractually forced me to watch, and it’s actually pretty good in a surreal way. I agree that they used to be better – before they became too self-conscious.

    x

  3. Abbi

    I haven’t seen it but I’m pretty sure it’s on the list…

  4. Anya

    “It’s good to be King!”

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