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Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Z Is For...



My theme for the A To Z Challenge 2014 is things I’ve learnt from movies. Some are serious, some are silly. And some I was clutching at straws.
I’ve tried to find clips of said movies where possible. So if I couldn’t find a clip and you haven’t seen the movie… well you’ll have to take my word for it.





 Z is for Zombieland.

The plot:

A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, and a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the Last Twinkie and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America.

And for my final A To Z post for 2014 what I learnt was that practical jokes can go very, very wrong.

(this movie is rated 15 in the UK)

 

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Y Is For...



My theme for the A To Z Challenge 2014 is things I’ve learnt from movies. Some are serious, some are silly. And some I was clutching at straws.


I’ve tried to find clips of said movies where possible. So if I couldn’t find a clip and you haven’t seen the movie… well you’ll have to take my word for it.





 Y is for You've Got Mail.

Basic plot:

Two business rivals hate each other at the office but fall in love over the internet.

This is my all time favourite rom com and I wanted to mention it so the thing that I learnt from this movie falls in to the clutching at straws catergory.

I learnt that daisies are the friendliest flower (which is briefly mentioned in this clip - this movie is rated PG in the UK)


Monday, 28 April 2014

X Is For...





My theme for the A To Z Challenge 2014 is things I’ve learnt from movies. Some are serious, some are silly. And some I was clutching at straws.
I’ve tried to find clips of said movies where possible. So if I couldn’t find a clip and you haven’t seen the movie… well you’ll have to take my word for it.






 X is for X-Men.

Plot:

Two mutants come to a private academy for their kind whose resident superhero team must oppose a terrorist organization with similar powers.

I learnt from X-Men that you don't have to necessarily be nice in order to prove you are friendly. :)

Just to set the scene - there is a mutant in the vicinity who can impersonate anyone she meets. (this movie is rated 12 in the UK)



Saturday, 26 April 2014

W Is For...



My theme for the A To Z Challenge 2014 is things I’ve learnt from movies. Some are serious, some are silly. And some I was clutching at straws.
I’ve tried to find clips of said movies where possible. So if I couldn’t find a clip and you haven’t seen the movie… well you’ll have to take my word for it.





 W is for War Of The Worlds.

Plot:

As Earth is invaded by alien tripod fighting machines, one family fights for survival.

What I learnt from this movie was that Morgan Freeman knows how to begin and end a movie (and H. G, Wells knows how to write a story). Morgan's not even in it (as far as I saw) but his narration gives the opening and ending scenes an edge.

This video contains the opening and ending narration however it doesn't have the actual footage (although as far as I remember it zooms in to the Earth during the opening and zooms out at the ending). The ending narration starts at about 1.15.