Finally a list of films that I can engage with: LoveFilm’s 101 Most Rented
It’s an interesting list, as it features many films that people actually choose to see, the usual list of films recommended by the critics. There are some very good films on the list, alongside some dodgy ones (Music & Lyrics, PS I Love You).
I’ve seen 72 so far, which I’ve marked in bold. I’ve starred the remaining ones that I’d like to see (most of which are in my rental queue already). How many of them have you seen?
- The Last King Of Scotland
- Little Miss Sunshine
- Casino Royale 
- Deja Vu*
- The Pursuit Of Happyness* (caught the end at a friend’s house, but that doesn’t count)
- The Departed
- Hot Fuzz
- Blood Diamond
- American Gangster
- Children Of Men
- Crash 
- The Bourne Ultimatum
- The Devil Wears Prada
- Run, Fat Boy, Run
- The Constant Gardener
- The Holiday
- The Queen*
- Die Hard 4.0
- Walk The Line
- Knocked Up
- Inside Man
- Million Dollar Baby
- I Am Legend
- The Prestige
- Pan’s Labyrinth
- The Da Vinci Code
- The Island
- Hotel Rwanda*
- Brokeback Mountain
- Batman Begins
- No Country For Old Men* (saw bits of it last Christmas)
- Night At The Museum
- Mr. And Mrs. Smith (2005)
- Michael Clayton
- Notes On A Scandal
- Finding Neverland*
- Babel* (I have it but haven’t felt in the mood for it yet)
- The Illusionist
- Memoirs Of A Geisha
- The Bourne Supremacy
- Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End
- Wedding Crashers
- Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
- Lucky Number Slevin
- The Golden Compass
- A History Of Violence
- National Treasure
- Miss Potter
- Ocean’s Thirteen
- The Lives Of Others
- Sin City
- Stranger Than Fiction*
- The Interpreter
- Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
- The Aviator
- Spider-Man 3
- Mission: Impossible 3
- Wallace And Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit*
- Flight Plan*
- Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe*
- War Of The Worlds 
- The Kingdom*
- 28 Weeks Later*
- V For Vendetta
- Man On Fire*
- This Is England
- The Good Shepherd 
- Shrek The Third
- The History Boys
- The BreakUp
- Meet The Fockers
- Ocean’s Twelve
- King Kong 
- Layer Cake
- P.S. I Love You
- The Terminal*
- Superman Returns
- Music And Lyrics (only because it was the only film shown on a flight I was on)
- The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford*
- The Simpsons Movie*
- The Incredibles
- Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street*
- Charlie And The Chocolate Factory *
- Iron Man
50 Things about Me (taken from Nicholas’ blog)
I’m not tagging anyone else to do this, but feel free to use it if you want.
1, What color is your toothbrush?
2, Name one person who made you smile today?
Firmin – the main character in the book I’m reading
3, What were you doing at 8 am today?
4, What were you doing 45 minutes ago?
Watching an old episode of Las Vegas
5, What is your favorite candy bar?
Cadbury Time Out (at the moment)
6, Have you ever been to a strip club?
7, What is the last thing you said aloud?
“What’s most important or most urgent.” – defining the word ‘priority’ for my dad.
8, What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
9, What was the last thing you had to drink?
10, Do you like your wallet?
Yep, it’s an old denim mini filofax.
11, What was the last thing you ate?
Toasted hard dough bread with cheese
12, Have you bought any new clothing items this week?
13, The last sporting event you watched?
A couple of weeks ago, my brother’s footie team, Liverpool were playing some other team and won 5-1 or 5-0 or something like that.
14, What is your favorite flavor of popcorn?
15, Who is the last person you sent a text message too?
An ex-work colleague
16, Ever go camping?
17, Do you take vitamins daily?
18, Do you go to church every Sunday?
19, Do you have a tan?
Yes and no…
20, Do you prefer Chinese food over pizza?
21, Do you drink your soda with a straw?
Sometimes, when it’s offered.
22, What did your last text message say?
“Poor you – another late finish! I’m back at work today – trying to give myself next week off. Not sure when I’m going to finish tonight, but I’ve been here since 9 and I’m flagging already. I should still be able to meet with you next week if you like but I can’t remember what we agreed on. Keep the faith.”
23, What are you doing tomorrow?
I might go to the gym
25, Look to your left, what do you see?
Bookcase with books and dvds
26. What color is your watch?
Rose gold and silver
27, What do you think of when you hear Australia?
29, Do you go in at a fast food place or just hit the drive thru?
I usually eat-in
30. What is your favorite number?
31, Who’s the last person you talked to on the phone?
One of the counsellors at work last Thursday
32, Any plans today?
Sort out some website stuff and chill out
33, How many states have you lived in?
I’ve only lived in London
34, Biggest annoyance right now?
Workmen making noise next door
35, Last song listened to:
I Poke Her Face by Kid Cudi Feat. Kanye West
36, Can you say the alphabet backwards?
37, Do you have a maid service clean your house?
No, but we have a woman who does our ironing
38, Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time?
Nike white trainers (sneakers) that I bought in Dublin last year
39, Are you jealous of anyone?
Nah, but I’m probably envious of a good few.
40, Is anyone jealous of you?
41, Do you love anyone?
42, Do any of your friends have children?
43, What do you usually do during the day?
44, Do you hate anyone that you know right now?
45, Do you use the word ‘hello’ daily?
46, What color is your car?
I don’t have a car
47, Do you like cats?
48. Are you thinking about someone right now?
49, Have you ever been to Six Flags?
50, How did you get your worst scar?
Removal of a contraceptive implant in my upper arm
This trailer for the forthcoming Where the Wild Things Are movie looks really good. I’m looking forward to joining Max on his adventures again.
They should have used Where’s Your Head At? by the Basement Jaxx as the soundtrack to the above video. Those safari parks have always creeped me out anyway.