Let’s face it, if you’re a film fan every year you cry “Let’s have a horror movie marathon on Halloween!” with the best of intentions. And then it never happens, because better things come your way. Such as an invite to a fancy dress party wherein everyone else has somehow managed to look effortlessly cool AND scary, while you just look like a lonely, used tampon in an outfit you thought would definitely land you a snog.
It’s only fair that the household rantings between my wife and I should be shared – especially when we’re bantering away about the premiere of Orange Is The New Black. She might not see it that way, but she’s at work now.
Proclaiming to have THE definitive list of the saddest films and the most tear-inducing moments within them is trickier than attempting to get toothpaste back into the tube. Some lists I agree with, some have me utterly baffled. An attempt to evoke the same emotional response in every human being via cinema is a task that’s inevitably, quite difficult.
My choices here are no exception. Things that make me blub like a lottery winner, might not make you blub. Regardless, here are five heartbreaking moments in movies I adore that get me every time. They resonate. They strike my tear ducts with the wrath of an angry god. They make me bawl, causing my fellow filmwatchers to regard me with a judgey side-eye.
Beware: if you’ve not seen the films listed, there may be spoilers!
The film: Monster
Date of visit: March 2009
Location of visit: Daytona Beach, Florida, U.S.
On my last trip I visited a place in New Zealand wherein the Parker-Hulme murder had taken place. For this jaunt, I wanted to visit the bar where Aileen Wuornos, the serial killer immortalised in the biopic Oscar-winner Monster and two Nick Broomfield documentaries, spent her last free night prior to her arrest.
Here are my recommendations for the best films on Freeview August 5th through to August 11th.
Here are my recommendations for the best films on Freeview July 29th through to August 4th.
Here are my recommendations for the best films on Freeview July 8th through to July 14th.
This week sees the release of The Internship, a film berated by many for its unabashed Google product placement. I liked it. It prompted me to get home and Google Google. Will this mark the arrival of a whole new slew of films based around familiar brands? Probably not. But just in case, here are a few suggestions I think would be smashing.
I know what you’re thinking; oh no, here’s another of Gem’s lists. Well, I would say sorry but to be honest putting numbers in front of sentences is the closest thing in my day I get to basic arithmetic. And even then I’m surprised when they end up in the correct order.
Film fans are a demographic who’ll easily go without sufficient sustenance to acquire the latest Anchor Bay re-release or a ceiling tile from the Sulaco. It’s safe to say that we’ll deny ourselves life’s essentials (shampoo, sausages, etc.) to acquire a piece of celluloid history. This goes farther than the usual purchasing of a must-have Blu-ray. Some of us will part with the kind of cash that could get our dental problems sorted once and for all. Today, a look at a spot of Spiderman memorabilia.