I only really started to enjoy
movies about 4 years ago after I packed in smoking. Previous to
that, I'd always wanted to go to the cinema but couldn't bear to
go without a cigarette for a couple of hours! So when I packed
in smoking, not only did I stop stinking like a horrible wretch,
but I also got to enjoy life more!
I'll freely admit that my tastes in
movies are not to everyone's liking. My favourite films tend to
be sci-fi and in particular, Star Trek - Next Generation. Good
old Captain Jean Luc-Picard and Commander Data. I never liked
the old Star Trek series much - I couldn't accept those
ridiculous furry monster outfits which they tried to pass off as
aliens. When STNG came out though, things seemed to improve
markedly and it wasn't long before I was a dyed-in-the-wool
Trekkie. Initially, it used to annoy me when storylines were
based heavily around Data, but within a short space of time, I
"got it" and looked forward to every appearance of our binary
buddy. When I saw Data get killed in the Nemesis movie, I
literally cried like a bitch in the cinema. Sad, I know.
So, apart from Trekkie movies, I
like anything to do with time-travel, space exploration and
Chinese and Japanese cultures from years gone by. One of my all
time favourite films is House Of Flying Daggers. It's a
beautiful film with amazing cinematography. It takes you to a
different world and allows you to escape reality for a couple of
hours. It makes me laugh when people scoff at these films,
claiming that they are too far fetched and unrealistic, but then
the following night they're queueing up to watch Superman or
Spiderman! Personally, I don't have any time for either of
those two comic-book characters, but I do like the X-Men
series of films - first class entertainment!
Another film right at the top of my
favourites is "CRASH". Boy, what a top film that is! Everyone could learn something from that film!
You've probably guessed from the
mention of China and Japan that I like martial arts films. I
know some of them are corny and believe me, I try to avoid those
like the plague, but that still leaves a lot of very enjoyable
movies with great action in fantastic landscapes. Hero is one of
them. On par with HOFD. A wonderful watch!
When I get the time, I'll list my