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Thursday, 24 April 2014

U 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.





 
U is for Under Siege.

Basic plot:

A former SEAL, now cook, is the only person who can stop a gang of terrorists when they seize control of a US Navy battleship.

What I learnt from this movie is that you should never underestimate the cook.

(this movie is rated 15 in the UK)



Wednesday, 23 April 2014

T 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.





 T if for Taken.

Another of my favourite action movies.

Plot:

A retired CIA agent travels across Europe and relies on his old skills to save his estranged daughter, who has been kidnapped while on a trip to Paris.

This post is in the same vein as my B post but in this case you don't want to mess with Liam Neeson. (this movie is rated 18 in the UK).

Basically Liam Neeson's character is on the phone to his daughter who is in Europe when she is kidnapped. The kidnapper comes on the phone and this is how the call goes:


The guy on the other end of the phone clearly has no ides who he is dealing with. Liam Neeson is a man who has trained Obi-Wan Kenobi, he's trained Batman, he's fought wolves, he was a crusader, and he is a god, just to name a few.

But the guy on the end of the phone still goes ahead and messes with him - he should have known that it would end badly for him.

To prove that you don't mess with Liam Neeson here is the trailer for Taken - it has the same speech you just heard just with some demonstrations of the character's 'skills'.


Tuesday, 22 April 2014

S 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.





 S is for Scream.

The plot:

A killer known as Ghostface begins killing off teenagers, and as the body count begins rising, one girl and her friends find themselves contemplating the "Rules" of horror films as they find themselves living in a real-life one.

From this movie I learnt the rules to surviving a horror movie.

(This movie is rated 18 in the UK and this clip does contain bad language)


Monday, 21 April 2014

R 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.






Basic plot:

Two women get into a lot of trouble when they go to their high school reunion and lie about their lives after twelfth grade.

What I learnt from this movie is something that would come in handy whilst we are at school but is something that we don't really learn until after school.

Basically in this movie Romy and Michele's school days were made hell by one of the popular girls, who they were always trying to get to like them. They continue to try to impress her at their high school reunion by lying about their lives. And towards the end of the film they realise that they shouldn't care what the girl thinks.

And their confrontation of her is awesome - it is the sort of thing that you wish you could go and say to everyone who has ever made your life a misery and yet you still tried to get them to like you.

If they don't like you that is their loss, not yours.

(this movie is rated 15 in the UK and there is one use of the F word in it... and the word b*tch)


Saturday, 19 April 2014

Q 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.





 Q is for Quantum Of Solace.

Now this post is about James Bond in general. I'm just using the trailer from Quantum Of Solace as an example (this movie is rated 12 in the UK).


So most of us have seen a James bond movie - they usually comprise of this sort of thing:



However Bond is highly unlikely to have managed to do this kind of stuff successfully given his alcohol consumption as described in this article.