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My top 10 movie characters

I enjoyed doing last week’s top 10 so much, that I thought I might do a few more. So this time it’s my favourite movie characters… the ones I laughed at, was intrigued by, fell in love with and couldn’t take my eyes off.

Film: Everything is Illuminated (2005)
Played by: Boris Leskin
Quote: Grandfather actually says very little himself, but this quote from Alex kind of sums him up
“This is Sammy Davis Jr. Jr… She is Grandfather’s Seeing Eye bitch. Father purchased her for him not because he believes Grandfather is blind, but because a Seeing Eye bitch is also a good thing for people who pine for the opposite of loneliness. In truth, Father did not purchase her at all, but merely retrieved her from the home for forgetful dogs. Because of this, she is not a real Seeing Eye bitch, and is also mentally deranged.”

Film: Warm Bodies (2013)
Played by: Nicholas Hoult
Quote: ”I don’t wanna be this way. I’m lonely. I’m totally lost. I mean, I’m literally lost. I’ve never been in this part of the airport before.”

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Film: Lawless (2012)
Played by: Tom Hardy
Quote: “I thought I walked.”

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Film: Breakfast at Tiffanys (1961)
Played by: Audrey Hepburn
Quote: “The blues are because you’re getting fat and maybe it’s been raining too long, you’re just sad that’s all. The mean reds are horrible. Suddenly you’re afraid and you don’t know what you’re afraid of. Do you ever get that feeling?”

Film: Despicable Me 1 & 2 (2010 & 2013)
Voiced by: Mostly Pierre Coffin
Quote: “Banana!”

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Film: Kill Bill Vol 1 & 2 (2003 & 2004)
Played by: Uma Thurman
Quote: “Those of you lucky enough to have your lives, take them with you. However, leave the limbs you’ve lost. They belong to me now. Except you, Sofie! You stay right where you are!”

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Film: 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Played by: Heath Ledger
Quote: “What is it with this chick, she have beer flavored nipples?”

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Film: Fight Club (1999)
Played by: Brad Pitt
Quote: “All the ways you wish you could be, that’s me. I look like you wanna look, I fuck like you wanna fuck, I am smart, capable, and most importantly, I am free in all the ways that you are not.”

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Film: The Crow (1994)
Played by: Brandon Lee
Quote: “He was already dead. He died a year ago the moment he touched her. They’re all dead. They just don’t know it yet.”

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Film: Miss Congeniality (2000)
Played by: Sandra Bullock
Quote: “I am in a dress, I have gel in my hair, I haven’t slept all night, I’m starved, and I’m armed! Don’t mess with me!”

My top 10 movie soundtracks

There will be no Film Friday this week. In between not having any internet or Sky for almost two weeks and using up the entire 3G quota on my iPad, I just haven’t been able to fit in the requisite four films. I didn’t want to go for a whole week with no cinematic content so I have decided to go all Cinema Parrot Disco and do a top 10, combining my two greatest loves – film and music.

So with no further ado, I bring you my top 10 movie soundtracks (in no particular order). For the purposes of this top 10 I am considering a soundtrack to be made up of actual songs rather than backing music, which would be a score. I’d love to hear your favourites. (Stuck in the 90’s? Me? Never!)

thecrowThe Crow
Release date: 1994
Iconic song: Big Empty by Stone Temple Pilots
Romeo+Juliet-Soundtrack1William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet
Release date: 1996
Iconic song: Lovefool by The Cardigans

tumblr_inline_mho437c8Rm1qz4rgpWarm Bodies
Release date: 2013
Iconic song; Hungry Heart by Bruce Springsteen

Crazy-Heart-Soundtrack Crazy Heart
Release date: 2009
Iconic song: The Weary Kind by Ryan Bingham

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Release date: 1999
Iconic song: I Want You To Want Me by Letters to Cleo

american_pie_soundtrack_aAmerican Pie
Release date: 1999
Iconic song: Mutt by blink-182

863903_01The Wedding Singer
Release date: 1998
Iconic song: You Spin Me Right Round by Dead or Alive (performed by Adam Sandler on the soundtrack)

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Release date: 1995
Iconic song: Til I Hear it From You by The Gin Blossoms

Complete+Dazed++Confused+Soundtrack+disc+1+dazedn+and+confusedDazed and Confused
Release date: 1993
Iconic song: School’s Out for Summer by Alice Cooper

500-days-of-summer500 Days of Summer
Release date: 2009
Iconic song: Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want by The Smiths

Film Friday #118

Warm Bodies

While on the hunt for brains, conflicted but barely cognizant zombie, R (Nicholas Hoult) eats colonel’s (John Malkovich) daughter, Julie’s (Teresa Palmer) boyfriend (Dave Franco) as they scavenge for supplies. As Julie sparks some last remaining seed of humanity in R, he decides to take her with him against her will to the airplane he calls home. As the two spend more time together, R becomes more and more human and soon they realise their friendship is having the same effect on all the zombies around them. But what will Julie do when she finds out that R was the one that ate her boyfriend and how will they convince the colonel that R is anything other than a threat? Right, so anyone who has had the misfortune of watching a movie with me will know that I hate plot holes, deviations from the stated rules of a mythology or anything convoluted or illogical and I’m not afraid to pick holes while we’re watching the film. I probably should have hated it, because you can’t really be half a zombie, can you? However, if you consider that this film is actually pitching zombism as a metaphor for loneliness and emotional disconnection, with the underlying theme of the restorative power of love, suddenly you can forgive all sorts of things. And when you add the fact that we genuinely laughed out loud, the soundtrack is blistering, the heroine is not annoying and Nicholas Hoult’s portrayal of a lost and almost mute soul is intensely touching… I’m struggling to find anything I didn’t like about Warm Bodies. The caveat though is that if you, like my husband, are a total zombie-purist you will hate every second of this. Do not watch it. Go and watch Night of The Living Dead again… but not the new one, Paul says that breaks the rules too… 5/5


R had seen his future and it wasn’t pretty

The Pirates in an Adventure with Scientists

In this utterly bonkers stop motion romp, a somewhat useless pirate captain (voiced by Hugh Grant) attempts to win the Pirate of The Year competition by allowing Charles Darwin (voiced by David Tennant) to present his pet dodo at a science exhibition. Little does he know that Queen Victoria (voiced by Imelda Staunton)  and her cronies, including Napoleon, intend to eat said dodo and various other rarities… or something. I struggled to keep track of this one it was so deranged. I think you might have had to be under the age of ten to get it or possibly on acid. I think it might have been written while on acid. Not for me. 2/5


There is nothing as beautiful as the love between a clay pirate and his dodo

The Accidental Husband

When decidedly unromantic radio host, Emma (Uma Thurman) advises a caller to rethink her upcoming marriage to fire fighter, Patrick (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), Patrick gets his revenge by bribing a state official to change her marital status… to married to him in the hope that she will be forced to contact him so he can tell her off.  Perfectly logical (well not really, but this is a rom com). With her impending marriage to dull Richard (Colin Firth) in jeopardy, Emma tracks Patrick down and ends up spending rather a lot of time with him through a series of implausible mishaps. Wonder what happens next? Yawn! 2/5


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This biopic tells the story of Harvey Milk (Sean Penn), who became the first openly gay official to be elected in California. Following Harvey’s life –  from his fortieth birthday where he has a life changing meeting with, Scott (James Franco) who becomes his partner and the catalyst for his political activism – to his tragic assassination. Set in the late 70’s, this film is a reminder of how recently attitudes around homosexuality have changed. Sean Penn is fantastic as the flawed by inspirational Milk and it’s hard not to get sucked into his charismatic portrayal. An excellent study of a wonderful man. 4/5


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