Sunday, 22 March 2015

My DVD collection - Lifestyle

Hey Guys,

I wanted to share with you a few of my favourite films. I don't own many DVDs well compared to my CD collection which consists over 70+. So I'm just gonna share with you the majority of my DVD collection and my favourites but there are a lot of films I love that I don't own yet.

My favourites out of all the ones I own - Edward Scissorhands - This is arguably my all time favourite film. I love cheesy romances and I love Tim Burton films so this is everything. I only saw it for the first time about two years ago on a movie day with my best friends and I went home asked my dad about it and I had it for Christmas the next month and I've watched it so many times and I still tear up towards the end. 
The Nightmare before Christmas - For any Tim Burton fan I think this is self explanatory, I can watch it all year. I love the songs, the animation and the story. I just find it so funny and I don't feel like I'm watching a kids film. Who isn't obsessed with Jack and Sally?
The Great Gatsby - I saw this with my friends in the cinema when it first came out knowing nothing about it I had no I what to expect apart from amazing costumes. I was just mesmerised (expected from a Luhrman film) I feel in love with Gatsby and trying to work out what was going on. You really feel for the characters and became a part of the story as you hated Tom and wanted to see Daisy and Gatsby together. I don't know anyone whose seen it and didn't enjoy this film. 
Tangled - This isn't necessarily my all time favourite Disney film as that changes all the time but I only own a few and this one I never tire of. I just love Flynn Ryder, their relationship and the songs (especially I see the light). For me this was the first 'Modern' Disney film that I love in the same way as the classic Disney films the only difference being the animation style and Flynn being the only love interest who is sarcastic and questions her singing. Another thing I love about this film is no matter how many times I watch it I still feel shocked or nervous for the characters at certain points in the story. 
Easy A - It's your standard crappy rom-com but this is my favourite out of them all. The storyline is predictable and a bit ridiculous (high school is not like that) but it is so funny (I hardly ever actually laugh out loud at film or TV) and the characters are so lovable. This was Emma Stones first big role (I think) and I fell in love with her. The character Olive is just brilliant not your stereotypical rom-com main lead, her family are so funny, there's plenty of 80s movie references and Dan from Gossip Girl is the love interest so what's not to love. 
The Notebook - I am not even sorry for putting this film here. I just love the story of this (book review here) but Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams were just amazing in this ( I didn't realise they were together at the time in real life) it is such a beautiful love story and yes I cry every time. Who doesn't?

Mean Girls - Such a classic film! Might be a shocker that its not my favourite of this genre but I can still quote it so well and it makes me laugh. Growing up you were either a Lindsay Lohan fan or Hilary Duff so take a guess as to who I favoured. 
Pitch Pefect - Again this was a present and I actually don't love this. I love Fat Amy's character in this (although still think she was over hyped) and Anna Kendricks character. I also loved the references to 80s rom-coms (similar to those in easy A) but apart from this I didn't enjoy it really the songs were annoying and the everything else was annoying. For a teen pop musical I'd much rather old glee haha. 
Crazy Stupid Love - This is so funny, I really enjoyed Steve Carells character (as usual) in this.I think like most of us the real highlight is Ryan Goslings character, notably towards the end when he is shirtless and doing the dirty dancing move (I am trying to make it clear which scenes I'm describing without giving the stories away). I think the love triangle with the babysitter is predictable but still funny but if it wasn't for Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone I wouldn't watch it repeatedly.
The fault in our stars - I loved the book (book review here) and I loved the film too. It makes me cry every time and I just love it. I saw it in the cinema last year with my friends and I just loved it. I mean they left out some of my favourite quotes and the casting wasn't how I imagined but apart from that I loved this film and can watch it over and over again. 

Romeo and Juliet - I haven't seen this since we watched it in year 9 English which was a very long time ago but I mentioned to dad about how good I remember it being and I love Baz Lurham so I found it in my stocking this Christmas, yet to watch it again though. 
Sweeny Todd - I've always loved Johnny Depp but as a kid I only saw pirates of the Caribbean films so I'm on a mission to go through and watch all of his. Dad also got my this for Christmas and we watched it was amazing. So much better than I expected, I kinda wanted a slightly different/ nicer ending but it was so good. This songs and all the characters were amazing. Can't wait to watch it again. 
Perks of being a wallflower - this is another one that I read the book  (book review here) first then saw the film! The book is one of my all time favourite books I just think it's so beautifully written. I enjoyed the film but it's no where near as good as the book! The character portal is amazing and it is such an enjoyable film that gets really intense at times and I really recommend it. 
Whip it - I used to be obsessed with this film. It was directed by Drew Barrymore and stars Ellen Page. It's so different to the usual films I watched as a young teenager. I just love the style and music of this film and just thought the whole roller derby was so cool. I thought all the girls were so cool and I wanted to be them. I loved the love interest but I also love the twist with that and it's just such a great easy watch girlie film with a difference. 

The Lucky one - I saw this in the cinema and loved it and then watched it on DVD again with mum. It's predictable and your typical Nicholas Sparks but I love it. Of course I loved Zac Effron in this but it was just a beautiful film with some really intense sense that left me and mum on the edge of our seats (even though I'd already seen it) 
Dear John - again your typical Nicholas Sparks but I think this was the first of his films I saw and I just love the acting in this. Watching them fall in love over two weeks is beautiful. It is a beautiful love story but everytime I hate the ending and get so annoyed with it. 

If you know me well you'll know I love Disney so I'm a little disappointed about how there's only 2 Disney Classic DVDs here! 
Peter Pan (DVD with the second film, return to never land) - my favourite Disney film (well my favourite non-princess film) I just love all the characters and the story! I loved it as a kid and after seeing Finding Neverland (Johnny Depp again) I just loved the story behind Peter Pan and J.M Barrie's inspiration. The whole imaginary world and the idea of this boy who never grows old I just love!! There are some beautiful quotes in this movie too and I just watch it and feel like a little kid again!! 
The little mermaid - Self explanatory right? Who doesn't love Ariel! I just love this movie! I think it has some of the best Disney songs and before we were graced with Flynn Ryder Prince Eric was my favourite. 
Frozen - I'm not even sure why I have this on DVD! I've seen it once and ugh!
Alice in wonderland (Tim Burton remake) - I was given this because I love Disney and Tim Burton but the first time I saw it I absolute hated it!! I didn't realise it was based on the second book by Lewis Carol so I just hated all the changes and didn't understand it with the fight at the end but I recently re-watched it and really  enjoyed it. The portrayal of the queen of hearts and the mad hater is insane. The costumes and everything about this film is amazing too. 

So that's my narrowed down DVD collection (I recently found a few that I are technically mine but they are up in the loft never watched, things like Ella Enchanted (my childhood), Wild Child and loads of Olsen sister films I do love but they kinda pass my mind and obviously there's loads of films that I adore but don't own yet so it's not 100% my top films. Let me know if you love any of the films I've talked about in the comments and we'll talk about films, also recommend me films you think I'd enjoy based on the above. Oh and I apologise for the terrible "reviews" most of these I probably haven't watched in so long so I can't even remember character names and things so I'm just stating that I like the film rather than reviewing them. 

Hope you enjoyed this different post! Let me know if you'd like something similar with music (not all 72 CDs maybe talking about artists or something?) 

Love Charlotte

1 comment:

  1. you picked out some of my favourites too!! lol i also loovveee Nicholas Sparks movie as well as Great Gatsby and many others! Great picks!! xxx

    Anisha ♥ All You Need Is Red