25 February 2018

My favourite movies/films

Not an exhaustive list, but it’s a start.

Generally in order of which ones I've either seen the most, have fond memories of, would recommend the most, or simply think are the best. Not including horror movies on this list, as that's really a different category/goal of film.
  1. Spirited Away
  2. Matrix
  3. Truman Show
  4. Donnie Darko
  5. Back To The Future
  6. Groundhog Day
  7. Iron Man
  8. Avengers: Infinity War
  9. Parasite
  10. WALL-E
  11. Monsters, Inc
  12. Iron Giant
  13. Matilda
  14. Hot Fuzz
  15. Shaun of the Dead
  16. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 
  17. Princess Mononoke
  18. Coraline
  19. Moon
  20. Butterfly Effect
  21. Inside Out
  22. Day The Earth Stood Still (original)
  23. Lion King
  24. Aladdin
  25. Terminator 2
  26. Inception
  27. Arrival
  28. Avengers: Endgame
  29. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  30. Toy Story
  31. Toy Story 3
  32. Up
  33. Pan’s Labyrinth
  34. A Beautiful Mind
  35. 12 Years A Slave
  36. Beauty and the Beast
  37. Incredibles
  38. Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2
  39. Oblivion
  40. 2001 Space Odyssey
  41. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  42. It's a Wonderful Life
  43. X-Men Days of Future Past
  44. Fifth Element
  45. Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  46. Shawshank Redemption
  47. Clockwork Orange
  48. Godfather 2
  49. Kill Bill 2
  50. Elephant Man
  51. Bedazzled
  52. Bruce Almighty
  53. Your Name

Horror

  1. Jeepers Creepers
  2. Shining
  3. The Fly
  4. The Thing
  5. Insidious
  6. Signs
  7. Split
  8. Sixth Sense
  9. Saw
  10. Se7en
  11. It Follows
  12. Babadook
  13. Requiem For A Dream
  14. Ghost Stories
  15. Lights Out
  16. It
  17. A Quiet Place
  18. Grudge
  19. Ring
  20. Paranormal Activity
  21. Invisible Man (2020)
  22. Rec
  23. Blair Witch
  24. Alien
  25. Unfriended
  26. Annabelle
  27. Drag Me To Hell
  28. Mist
I don't find scary:

  1. Exorcist
  2. Nightmare on Elm Street
  3. Loved Ones
  4. Funny Games
  5. Carrie
  6. Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  7. Hereditary
  8. Any zombie films
  9. Jaws
  10. Get Out


13 February 2018

Force Awakens vs Last Jedi


  • Indigenous species
    • Ending of FA shows black seagulls occupying the island
    • LJ replaces with with Porgs. Add the crystal foxes, and the toad creatures on the island
  • Plot
    • FA reveals the plot of Luke Skywalker vs Ben Solo shortly after we meet Han Solo again and why Luke ran away.
    • LJ revolves around the reasoning behind Luke's story
    • In LJ, Rey learning the light/dark side of the force even though she'd mastered it in the first film
  • Villains
    • FA reveals Snoke as an intimidating but not formidable character.
    • LJ reveals him in detail, but he is easily killed by Kylo Ren.
  • Powers
    • FA introduces Rey picking up her powers really quickly, never recognised by herself before, compared to Luke doing weeks/months of training
    • LJ introduces new never-before seen powers like:
      • Snoke bringing Kylo and Rey together
      • Leia flying through space
      • Luke creating an interstellar hologram
      • Ghost Yoda is able to cast lightning
  • Fight battles
    • FA has the fights with Kylo (Rey and Finn), and Finn vs the 'Traitor' Stormtrooper
    • LJ has the Praetorian Guard scene
  • Starships
    • LJ introduces the Dreadnought and Snoke's ship
    • LJ introduces a hyperspace jump through a ship to destroy it
  • Humour
    • FA has BB-8, C-3PO providing quips, and Kylo attacking the computer consoles twice
    • LJ has Chewie preparing to eat roast Prog, the toad creatures getty angry, Yoda making quips, and Kylo attacking the elevator