Top 10 Movies
Top 10 Movies
Being at the top of the food chain is quite nice, don’t you think? There’s no hassle of running for your life; no need to cower among the shadows; no expectation of a gory death from gnashing teeth. Yup! Things are pretty sweet for us homo sapiens. So much so that we forget how vulnerable and ill-equipped we are when it comes to facing the animal kingdom, mano-a-mano. Hollywood, however, does not and so, this week, BFF has dedicated the Top 10 to re-capping those very timely reminders.
Let The Right One In director Tomas Alfredson has taken the helm of the new adaptation of The Brothers Lionheart – frankly, we’re just staggered by the fact that not one but two separate studios have wanted to introduce new generations of kids to Astrid Lindgren’s deeply odd classic. The Wikipedia entry for the first film notes, gravely, that it is “softened a bit [from the book] and does not explicitly show the brothers committing suicide”, which probably tells you all you need to know. In dubious celebration of Alfredson’s odd career choices, we’ve collected ten other children’s books that should never have been committed to celluloid.
Pedro Almodóvar’s new film Los Amantes Pasajeros, or I’m So Excited to us English-speaking jerks, is officially out in cinemas everyone! It’s obviously going to be totally weird because it’s by Pedro Almodóvar. Did you guys see that movie, The Skin I Live In? WHAT WAS THAT? Anyway, this film is more or less The Skin I Live In On a Plane. More importantly, though, the film shares its English title with a very famous song by The Pointer Sisters, which got us thinking: what other films out there have famous songs for titles? Turns out, loads. Because nothing in this wretched world is original.
This year Hollywood seems bent on exploring the possibilities for our future. Tom Cruise’s Oblivion (out now!), Matt Damon’s Elysium and Will Smith’s After Earth (both still pending) have their own special vision for what the world will be like. Never ones to be left out, here at BFF we decided that a Top 10 edition had to be devoted to the worlds we’ve already come across, drawing back the curtain to unveil all the utopian and dystopian fates that await us.
Another year, another chapter to the Scary Movie franchise. Apparently we’re on number 5 at the moment, but it feels like, thanks to all the new variations out there (Epic Movie, Date Movie, Disaster Movie), as if we’re more in the realms of 5,000,000. Remember when parody movies used to be genuinely good and funny and clever? You DON’T?! Thank goodness you’re in expert hands – it’s time to pay homage to the top 10 parody films ever made…
Where’s better to spend your hard earned English pounds to watch a film of an evening? A large commercial cinema with a gargantuan screen, copious amounts of food and customers who can’t put their phones away for a single second; or a smaller independent cinema that boasts a serious love for film and occasionally provides free tea because the heating’s knackered? This BFF writer leaps into a very important debate on the matter- WITH HERSELF.
We all know what this week brings; misleading weather, no more eggs, a newly risen God and a whole new Game of Thrones season for us to wreck our livers with. So we’ve done the hard work for you. We’ve teamed our favourite TV shows with our favourite cocktails to give you one hell of a journey into an inebriated medieval paradise. Do your worst, Joffrey. We’ve got daiquiris on our side…
Hollywood is in mourning for Withnail And I star Richard Griffiths, who died last week aged 65 due to complications following heart surgery. We’ve decided to pay our respects to this unforgettable actor, Best For Film style, with a Top 10 list…