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Desert Island Films: Marcel’s Movie Reviews

desert islandMarcel from Marcel’s Movie Reviews has kindly submitted his Desert Island Films. Read on for his choices and reasons, and be sure to check out his site.

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Desert Island Films is about choosing 8 films you would take if you were going to be stranded on a desert island and explaining your choices. They don’t necessarily have to be your favourites, just 8 films, no more or no less! You are also permitted to take one book and one novelty item which must be inanimate and of no use in escaping the island or allowing communication from outside.

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Cabin in the Woods

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Cabin in the Woods is one of those movies that I can watch over and over again. I would bring this film to the island because it sums up every other horror film ever made. Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard create this perfect stereotypical formula that will allow me to remember how every other horror film ends, allowing me to not bring any other horror film to the island.

Drive

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Since we’re only allowed to bring eight films, a book, and a novelty, my source of music will come from Drive. Drive has one of the most unforgettable soundtracks, and after I saw the film I found myself on iTunes buying it. The soundtrack isn’t the only good thing about this film, its minimal source of action and intensity can be felt on every viewing. Plus, Ryan Gosling playing a man with no name persona fits the film perfectly.

Kung Fu Panda

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When being stuck on an island it’s necessary to include an animated film. Kung Fu Panda is the movie I would bring to the island because of how much it makes me laugh. I first saw this movie on IMAX with my uncle because he wanted to see it, personally I’m not big on animated features, but I fell in love with this film instantly.

Like Crazy

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This is an independent film that won my heart, not for its love story but by the reality it stands by. Like Crazy is a film I would bring to the island as a reminder of the hardships relationships bring about. I would like to keep a constant reminder of how it feels to be in love while also realizing the separation of love I’m withholding on the island.

Grandma’s Boy

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The comedy that I would bring to the island is Grandma’s Boy. I’ve always been one to play video games and this film sums up the comedic outlook of it. Being on an island this film would remind me of the video games I used to play and how playing with friends creates a competitive relationship that is serious but also funny.

Magnolia

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The reason I’m bringing Magnolia is because it has my favorite actor’s best performance, and he’s not even the main character. Tom Cruise in Magnolia showcases, what I think is his best performance. The film itself is an emotional rollercoaster with all of the characters and provides this hidden intensity that flows naturally throughout the whole movie.

Inglourious Basterds

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By far my favorite Tarantino film. Inglourious Basterds includes Tarantino’s creative dialogue that earned Christoph Waltz’s Oscar winning performance. I find myself constantly watching this film even at its long runtime of 2 hours and 33 minutes long. This fictitious outlook of World War 2 will remind me of the satire that Tarantino expresses in this film and why it’s my favorite Tarantino film.

Seven Samurai

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Akira Kurosawa’s epic story of a village in desperate need of help, hiring seven samurai to wave off a group of bandits is my favorite film of all time. This film is also relatable to the island because I would be in desperate need of help; only thing is nobody would be around. Kurosawa captures this story flawlessly, I won’t go into how but he just does.

Book – Brave New World

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This is the book that I would bring with me to the island. I’ve never read and I know nothing of it. Since I would have all the time in the world, I feel like a book that I’ve never read would be more useful because I could either love it or hate it, and if I hate it, the fire you could more of a spark.

Luxury Item – Crowbar

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I would bring a crowbar with me to the island because a crowbar is the most useful item ever! There could be so many things that a a crowbar can be used for. I could possibly climb a tree with it, crack coconuts, and possibly catch fish, who knows.

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Thanks again to Marcel for taking the time to join the prestigious Head In A Vice ”castaway” list. If you would like to submit your choices and add your name to THIS LIST, please drop me an email to – tysoncarter@hotmail.co.uk

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28 Comments

  1. Thanks again Marcel!! Any list with Drive is all good with me. Nice diverse list, and a useful luxury item. Well played sir 🙂

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  2. Seven Samurai – great choice. 🙂

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  3. Great choices with Magnolia, Seven Samurai, and Drive.

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  4. Awesome! Awesome! Awesome Marcel! Drive and Kung Fu Panda. KFP I coincidentally watched tonight with my daughter and has one of the best low end bass scenes ever…Ska-doosh!

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    • Ever since I saw it for the first time on iMax it has been my favorite animated film, sadly I’m not too big on animation but I live this film.

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  5. AHHHH!!!! Not DRIVE!!!! 😉 Good pick there with the crowbar – entirely useful. Also yay for Magnolia – love that movie!

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  6. What… a list… Very interesting indeed. Far from my own choices (Tyson will ask me soon lol), but still some good ones and some… awkward ones.

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    • Sure you’ve told me before you want to do your own list, I’m just patiently waiting! Never want to nag. Would love you to share your list 🙂

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  7. gregory moss

     /  February 18, 2013

    Love the crow bar!!! 🙂

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  8. Loving the inclusion of Inglorious Basterds. Great list, this.

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  9. Awesome choices! Kung Fu Panda, Drive, Cabin in the Woods, Magnolia are all great films. I`ve never heard of Like Crazy but it looks pretty interesting. Learning something new everyday 🙂 And I agree Tom Cruise was amazing in Magnolia.

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  10. theipc

     /  February 18, 2013

    Nice list, Marcel!!! Grandma’s Boy??? Never heard of it – or seen it – but that’s about to change : )

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  11. wordschat

     /  February 18, 2013

    You had Tyson at Drive. Never heard of Grandma’s boy. If you like video games you must read READY PLAYER ONE.

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  12. Great to see Like Crazy on your list – I adore that movie!

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  13. Nice list ! yet again another Drive inclusion. Some serious Golsing-lovin’ goin’ on in these parts.

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  14. Several great choices here! Particularly Drive and Magnolia 😀

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  15. Abbi

     /  February 19, 2013

    Love Seven Samurai!

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