I won't mention any names, [although I'm sure the person knows I'm talking about them haha] but recently I was asked by a friend to suggest some movies to them, because they've seen all the ones that "mainstream" people talk about. So in an attempt to help, I [naturally] turned to my movie collection and tried to think of a few good slashers I could mention. However, the question came with a twist. She wanted a non-horror film to watch. Contrary to popular belief, I actually have quite a few favorite films that don't have the blood and gore that a usual slasher film- which is usually what I would watch- would have. So I decided that I'd make a post about it, and although I have more that five favorites, I figured that if this friend of mine were to see this post, she'd have more than one choice to decide from. so here we go; my top 5 NON-HORROR films. [in no specific order]
Seriously. Who hasn't wanted to be a superhero? That's the question our hero Dave asks himself before turning himself into Kick-Ass. I love the idea behind the film, the acting, hell- even the actors themselves. Even if I read the comic AFTER seeing the movie [and noticing some LARGE differences], I still enjoy the movie's take on the Kick-Ass mythos.
2. Harry Potter series.
This one's a big one one for me. Although fairly obvious, I grew up with this series; I read the books, followed the movies, cried during the last book [I mean, who didn't?!], and ultimately find myself to be repeating the whole process over again.
3. Office Space.
This movie is a Mike Judge classic. Everything from funny scenes, to greedy bosses; this movie has it all! If you haven't seen Office Space, at least watch it for Milton [the guy in the middle with the cake], cause he's the whole reason this movie is perfection.. or at least, I think so.
One of the best fantasy movies from my childhood [that yes- slightly scared me..damn you Tim Curry for amazing acting!]. This movie feels like the fantasy film to watch. From Unicorns, to the Lord Of Darkness, himself. What makes this movie even more of a Legend [see what I did there?] is the fact that I actually found myself to enjoy Tom Cruise's role! Props to Ridley Scott for directing this gem.
5. Titan A.E
[note; I had to use the Japanese poster, just because it looks so freaking bad-ass.] This movie was my childhood whenever I had the chance to watch it at my cousin's place. We'd watch it a million times over, even if we didn't fully understand what the hell was going on. The animation is fantastic, the story is something that we all feel we can relate to, and aliens and spaceships? count me in!
Honorable mentions go out to The Lord Of The Rings series, most [but not all] superhero films, Book Of Eli, Coraline, Tim Burton's NON-HORROR films and [obviously] a LOT of others. Be sure to 'like' the fan page for Firework Eyes & Haunted Hearts on Facebook; which you can find here, or even follow me on Twitter. [visit my profile here] If you have a Tumblr, be sure to follow me here or my more horror explicit Tumblr here [please be aware, that my second Tumblr page has inappropriate content for readers/viewers under 18] Have a suggestion for a new post? Send me your comments and/or ideas anywhere mentioned above. Until my next post though, CHEERS!