Film Suggestions III


The films I've chosen this week are some of my personal favorites. They're fun and a little ridiculous, though I'm not sure what anyone else's opinion would be. I recommend them anyway.

Marie Antoinette - This was the first Sofia Coppola film I watched when I decided to get into film. (I couldn't bother with movies at all for most of my life.) It's still one of my favorite films in general. It's pretty, the soundtrack is the best out there, and Kirsten Dunst is Marie Antoinette. This movie gets a lot of crap about historical inaccuracies, but as someone who loves history, I don't think it really matters here. It's just a really good film. Watch it and cry because you want to visit Versailles.

Jane Eyre (Masterpiece Theater) - I think this is technically a mini-series. It comes in two parts, but I've never not seen them back to back. This is something I caught on TV a few months ago, and it's my favorite rendition of this story. It's shot beautifully and the actors are ace.

Lotus Eaters - This was originally recommended by Kieryn. It's pretty and odd, and I honestly wasn't a big fan immediately after watching for the first time. However, the more I think about this film, the more I like it. I want to thank whoever was in charge of wardrobe, because it's a thing to admire. I'm still not too sure about the plot, but I'd recommend for the visual aesthetics at least.

Empire Records - Okay, so I first saw this in middle school, and I've been obsessed ever since. This movie does not get old e v e r. It's precious. It's about a group of young people working in a music store. Do I even need to explain anything else? It's just fun. I don't want to give away anything else, because the plot isn't even remotely difficult, but it's something everyone should see at least once. (and then you'll see it again and again because it's that good)

Merlin - I guess this is also a mini-series. I've only ever watched it on the same TV channel as Jane Eyre. Merlin is also comes in two parts. The story is about, well, Merlin, including King Arthur, Camelot, etc. That's fun. Okay, I'll be honest, this film is terrible. It's so terrible, is amazing, and I've seen it too many times. It's very cheesy and the way some scenes are shot will crack you up, but I love it. I really don't think it's intentionally funny, but I'd recommend this for a laugh, and for gorgeous nature shots. 

I hope you guys check these out. Let me know what you think. Also, please remember that I'm not a film critic by any means (obviously), I'm just a girl who likes pretty things.

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