Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Movie Meme #1 - 21st Century Films

The rather lovely Hannah (aka Metal Mummy) has started up a fab movie meme where us movie fans get to choose a film from a genre each week and write about it.

How could I not join in?  I love films...I wish I had the time to watch more and this meme will certainly open my eyes to films I haven't seen so they can go on my 'to watch list'.

This week the theme is films from the 21st century.   It's really difficult to pick out a favourite film in this genre as there are SO many that I could easily rave about - The Prestige, Pan's Labyrinth, Lord Of The Rings, Inception, Donnie Darko, The Departed, Tell No One, The Kings Speech etc.  There are so many I love!

picture source: wikipedia
However, I'm choosing Memento.

In a nutshell it's about a guy with amnesia who's wife has been killed (that is his last memory) and he uses notes and tattoos to discover who has killed her as he's unable to store new memories.  It's one of those films that starts at the end - it's one of those films that really makes you think.  It's written and directed by Christopher Nolan - the mastermind behind Inception and The Prestige.

The film stars Guy Pearce in the lead role and he's amazing.  "What?" I hear all you Neighbours fans cry "Mike Young?"  Yes, Mike Young from Neighbours.  He's long since shed the Aussie Soap badge and is a fantastic actor - also stars in The Kings Speech (another of my faves) and The Hurt Locker.

If you haven't seen it, pick up the DVD.

Also, check out 'Tell No One' or 'Ne le dis a personne' from the films I've mentioned above.  I so very nearly chose to write about that instead as it's a French (subtitled) thriller so you may not have heard of it.  It's an great thriller, real 'edge of your seat' stuff based on the novel by the great Harlan Corben.

11 comments:

nicsnotebook.com said...

Oh that sounds good, loads of "classic" films I have never seen and the OH has so it's hard to get time to watch them by myself lol..

Hannah said...

I adore this film.

Will definitely check out Tell No One too - I love Harlan Coben, and subtitled foreign films are usually so much more raw!

Thanks for joining in hun :) xx

JoJo said...

I love this film. It's so clever. x

Vickie said...

Your film choice appears to be the same as mine and i have hand written my reply to the mis meme and alot of my answer is the same as your lol, apart from ive not seen memento,but its on my list of film i must see before I die!

Kate said...

Great choice - love that film.

Lady Estrogen said...

This movie was so fecked up - in a good way!
I love Guy Pierce, but I can't NOT picture him without lipstick and a bra, circa Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. lol.

Mrs P said...

It's not one Ive seen, Will take a look at it :) x

Inside the Wendy House said...

My post is so low brow compared to everyone elses'! hehe xxx

Kamika said...

I made the mistake of trying to sit down to watch Memento....half way through....and with a few glasses of wine in me. LOL! I was SO confused!

motherporridge said...

fab film...."don't believe his lies"

waterbirthplease said...

good good choices! :-)

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