Happy New Year folks! As you can see, the new year new me "rule" doesn't apply here and I'm joining Thursday Movie Picks, the weekly series hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves, for my 3rd year. The blogathon has been running for 5 years though, 5!. The rules are very simple, each Thursday we pick three to five films to fit the week's theme.
And we are opening the year with movies named after their character. Here are the first three that came to my mind among those I haven't picked yet.
Donnie Darko (2001) [Review]
A giant bunny called Frank tells Donnie Darko that the world will end in 28 days and this troubled teenager beings to commit acts of vandalism and more. It's got one of the weirdest stories ever. It's very complex and I'm not sure I really understood it but I loved it. Jake Gyllenhaal is mind-blowing.
John Wick (2014) [Review]
The son of a Russian mobster boss kills the dog his late wife left him so former hitman John Wick resumes his job and seeks revenge. This one is very simple. It's pretty much Taken with a dog instead of the daughter, and it has a lot of flows. But Keanu Reeves is charming af and the film is quite entertaining.
Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Holmes and Watson capture a serial killer who is eventually sentenced to be strung up and Watson attests his death. But this guy returns from the afterlife and Lestrade asks Holmes to help Scotland Yard in the investigation. This also is very entertaining, and Robert Downey Jr. makes an awesome Holmes. I need to rewatch this though.