Top Ten Tuesday

Posted November 15, 2016 by Nicky in General / 9 Comments

This week’s theme is not about books, but movies. I actually have to confess that I am not actually much of a consumer of films or TV… but I do have some favourites.

  1. Anastasia. That bickering relationship between Anya and Dmitri? Yeaaaah. Also the ending song: “We were strangers, starting out on a journey…” Always sticks in my head.
  2. Stardust. It’s different to the book, but charming in its own way.
  3. Captain America: The First Avenger. Please let me hug Steve Rogers.
  4. Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Please let me hug Steve Rogers.
  5. Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr). I watched it half a dozen times in the cinema. In the cinema. The sequel was less fun, though it had its moments.
  6. Spirited Away. The soot creatures! Haku!
  7. Howl’s Moving Castle. Vastly simplified from the book, and yet I still enjoyed it as an adaptation. Even if it cut out the Welsh bits. Calcifer!
  8. Pacific Rim. Non-toxic masculinity with a lot of heart.
  9. Apollo 13. That movie never gets old. Everyone was brilliant, and every time I tear up at some point. This is rare for me, so, yeah.
  10. Guardians of the Galaxy. So. Much. Fun.

And now anyone who knows me is wondering why I made a post so obvious it’s approximately like pointing out that Earth has a moon.



9 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday

  1. Nikki, I so envy you, as you are always able to see past the reactionary political connotations of books and here, a cartoon and you can enjoy them as light escapism. Now, ‘Anastasia’ had steam bursting from my ears in humourless rage. That’s why I only like one Disney cartoon, ‘Pochohontas’ (though that’s nearly as historically inaccurate…).
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