Many films that are released at mainstream cinemas are likely to be big-budget blockbusters – these are the prequels, sequels and everything in between that may not necessarily be great movies, but will make loads of money at the box office (of course, there are some amazing big-budget films too, they are just rarer). If you are lucky enough to live near an independent cinema, you may be able to see some more unusual flicks.
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Shalee Rae is a Melbourne blogger who has a passion for food, wellness, and all things film.
Deserted Island Movie Collection: Since I would have a lot of time to kill, I would bring all of John Ford’s movies (there are over 140 after all).
Best Movie Snack: Love a good cheese platter.
When deciphering what makes a great film, it is clear that a huge part of it comes down to the director, and Alfonso Cuarón is one of the best in the business.
Before there were movies there were books, and some of the greatest films are adaptations of great reads. While many believe that the movies are never as good as the books, I believe that adaptations are a great way to share a story with those who don’t read, along with new generations.
Sometimes what makes a film special is watching the transformation of a certain character (spoilers follow).
Jennifer Lawrence in an American actress who is well known for her roles in The Hunger Games series. Like many, I fell in love with her because of her performance in Silver Linings Playbook (2012) and have watched her journey ever since.
Hans Zimmer is a renowned German composer who over the course of his career, has created over 150 soundtracks and movie scores.
After finding myself in a deep YouTube binge, I came across a video of Adam Sandler and Miley Cyrus singing on the Jimmy Fallon show. The performance by Sandler was understated and quite lovely to watch. The same however cannot be said for most of his movies over the last decade.
June 2017 saw the release of the new Wonder Woman movie starring Gal Gadot as the female heroine. Women across the world praised the movie for the strong female cast and its female director. The original Wonder Woman TV series featured Lynda Carter as the lead and aired over 40 years ago. With the passing of so much time, it is interesting to look at the differences and similarities between the original and renewed Wonder Woman franchise, as well as the two leading ladies, Gal Gadot and Lynda Carter.