If you’re a horror movie buff, you’ll know why the hold such great appeal. There’s something strangely comforting about getting your mind off your own problems and having an adrenaline rush while knowing you’re completely safe in your own home.
Timer – 2009
Of all the world’s mind-distorting movies, Timer has got to be among everyone’s Top 5 top mindbenders of all time. A “Timer” is implanted into a willing individual’s wrist and upon implantation begins a count-down of the days until the day on which the implantee finds true and genuine love. Continue reading “The Mindbenders – Movies That Make You Think”
Mainstream audiences may think of drag queens solely in comedic terms, but a closer look at the top 5 movies in which they play a central role reveals another side to them.
While some characters certainly have been used to provide moments of pantomime-like humour, they also have been mouthpieces for wisdom and examples of bravery, ingenuity, and tenacity.
South Korea is one of the world’s most stable countries, with an extremely high human index rating, a high GDP and the fastest internet in the world in general. They’re also one of the most highly educated countries on the globe and have become known in the movie industry for the quality films that they release every year.
Many of these films have become household names due to the excellent acting and production value, and while not all films from South Korea are among the best, these are some that are.
Wes Anderson is an American filmmaker that has gained popularity due to his unique directing skills, creating films that rely on distinctive visuals and narrations. Anderson has realised a number of movies over the years, with a few of them earning both financial and critical success. These are some of the best movies that Wes Anderson has released.
You already know that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has seen success on an unprecedented level. Each film managed to be a hit, even if some are more highly acclaimed than others. Either way, not a single film that tied into the universe was a failure, which is nothing short of a miraculous.
Imagine a film about the horrors of war and which encompasses the associated themes of conflict like propaganda, blind faith, and loneliness, and you’ll have an idea of what this brilliant film tackles.
The days of having to trudge to a cinema to see the latest blockbuster are over. There is now a treasure trove of endless entertainment available online, via streaming services such as Netflix. The real challenge can be finding the best Netflix original content, amidst an ever growing sea.
But, make no mistake, Netflix original films are now as good, or sometimes even better, than those made in Hollywood.
Arguably the most enduringly popular of all Batman’s arch-villains, the Joker has undergone an incredible evolution both in the comics and onscreen. His treatment by writers and interpretation by actors all highlights different aspects of the character known for his clown-like appearance.
Found in every genre, cult movies are films that have attracted an audience of fervent fans that take their appreciation of it to the next level. If you are looking for the best introduction to the category, you should start with the most important titles.
The following cult titles have inspired fancy dress events, annual conventions, endless pages of analysis, drinking games, and much more.
5. This Is Spinal Tap
The 1984 release This Is Spinal Tap is credited with being the very first mockumentary. The American film co-written and directed by Rob Reiner is a spoof of 1970s rock band documentaries. The movie features a fictitious UK band called Spinal Tap, which it follows on their tour of America. Incidentally, many viewers did not quite get the joke, and thought the band, and the events portrayed in the movie, were real.
4. The Wicker Man
Released in 1973, director Robin Hardy’s the Wicker Man is a cult movie about a cult. The story of sergeant Neil Howie plays out on Summerisle, an island he thinks he is visiting to investigate a girl’s disappearance. The Christian policeman discovers that, not only have the townsfolk converted to a form of paganism, they also have lured him to the island – and they practice human sacrifice.
3. Withnail & I
Bruce Robinson’s 1987 black comedy Withnail & I was produced by former Beatle George Harrison’s company, Handmade Films. Starring Richard E. Grant, Paul McGann, and Richard Griffiths, Withnail & I is set in 1969, and it follows two out-of-work actors from London to the Lake District, where they arrive horribly ill-equipped to deal with a weekend in the country. The film inspired a drinking game in which viewers match Withnail drink for drink. If you play it, substitute rum or vinegar for the shot of lighter fluid.
2. Pink Flamingos
The 1972 John Waters cult movie Pink Flamingos stars infamous drag queen Divine, and it is not for the faint-hearted. Divine’s character is a trailer park-dwelling criminal named Babs Johnson who relishes her designation at the filthiest person in the world. The arrival of two criminals eager to outdo her in filth puts Babs’ reputation at risk. Just some of the horrors that await you in the film include exhibitionism, vomiting, murder, cannibalism, castration, and the sight of Divine eating dog poo to the tune of How Much Is That Doggy In the Window?
1. Rocky Horror Picture Show
If one title exemplifies the attraction and effect of a cult movie, 1975’s the Rocky Horror Picture Show is it. Starring then-relatively unknown actors such as Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, and Barry Bostwick, the movie follows newly engaged straight-laced couple Brad and Janet into the lair of sweet transvestite alien, Dr Frank-N-Furter and his cohorts, Riff Raff, Magenta, and Columbia. The movie is still shown at midnight screenings during which audience participation sees confetti thrown, water pistols squirted, and more.