I cancelled my Sky subscription. Over 6 years I’ve had Sky TV. Not sure what I’m going to do without it really. You may have noticed from my twitter feed I’m a bit of a movie/box set addict. Currently mid way through binge watching Grey’s Anatomy I always stop on a Friday to watch some films. Every week.
I thought I would miss my Friday Movie day when my subscription is no more. But I don’t need to do! I have Netflix and my DVD player. Sure my DVD collection has rapidly decreased in recent years but that can be changed can’t it! Especially considering how many ‘new’ films I plan to watch and ultimately don’t. Ending up with a good old tried and tested favourite. Surely I can’t be the only person who does this?
Did you know that on the 5th September 2016 Warner Bros UK launched the Iconic Moments Collection, a beautifully matching packaged set of 33 standout titles celebrating the breadth of their catalogue! Each of the releases has fantastic new artwork built around one of the most memorable lines in the film!
Have you seen any of these titles or do you own any? I have to admit to not have actually seen One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest or The Shining. Jack Nicholson kinda scares me a little bit! I do remember catching snippets of Dirty Harry growing up. My dad used to watch it frequently and it still feels like a proper grown up film to me despite me now being the same age he was when I saw him watching it!
Two of my most recent favourite films are Interstellar and Inception. Both films have been on my TV frequently this year. Interstellar initially grabbed me as I am a Matthew McConaughy fan anyway but the story really intrigued me. I have to admit it took me a good few watches to figure it out but the scene where he’s behind his daughters bookcase trying to make her see him, to help him, really sticks with me. As a young girl she thinks her room is haunted by a poltergeist but we find out really who it is later in the film as we follow McCaughneys character as he travels through a wormhole looking for planets that are suitable for humans to live on.
Inception, well this is truly a film that got me thinking. And a little bit puzzled at first too. Leonardo DiCaprio infiltrates peoples subconscious to steal information. After taking on a seemingly impossible ‘inception’ to wipe clean his criminal history, things takes a drastic turn.
At the end of the film is a scene with a spinning totem used to test reality. If in a dream world it will spin indefinitely. As a lucid dreamer myself this really gave me something to think about. I know when I’m in a dream, had that dream before and can tell myself what has happened and what to do, where to go etc. I can tell myself it’s just a dream. But what if my totem didn’t stop spinning, What if during one of my own lucid dreams I convince myself that reality has shifted and I’m awake. What if the dream is ultimately better than the reality. Can I choose to remain in my dream? Would that be possible within the realms of our own reality?
Do you have a favourite Warner Bros film? Or a film that really resonates with you that you can just watch over and over and over again?
*Disclaimer: A collaborative post*