Five Movies. Five Words – Vol. 5

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Well, it’s been more than a year since I did the last edition of Five Movies in Five Words. Seems that the only blog series I managed to keep up with is Five for the Fifth 🙂

I really should do this more often, maybe a few times a year, as it’s a fun challenge to capture the essence of a film, or whatever that comes to mind when I think of that film, in just a single word. As a general *rule* I’m picking films (old or new) I saw in the last few months that I haven’t had the chance to review yet.

So here we go:

The Eagle Huntress (2016)
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LION (2016)5movies_liontearjerking

Cairo Time (2009)
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The Shallows (2016)
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Allied (2016)
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Have you seen any of these? How would YOU describe them in one word?

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24 thoughts on “Five Movies. Five Words – Vol. 5

    1. LION is heart-wrenching in parts. It’s not perfect but it was definitely emotional, bring tissues when you see it. Allied is one big giant meh.

    1. Hi Misha, welcome to FC! LION is well worth a watch, incredible story and very emotional. Yep, Marion was the main draw for me to see ALLIED too and she’s still the best thing about it.

    1. Ahah yes, kind of. I do think the film is lively, a big adrenaline rush that’s quite entertaining. Plus I do like Blake Lively, first in Age of Adaline and now The Shallows. You should check it out!

  1. I totally forgot about this series, you should definitely keep doing it! It’s fun and very creative of you! I haven’t seen any of these films so I can’t contribute. I was a bit surprised how Allied turned out, thought it’s going to be one of those Oscar bait films considering the talents both behind and in front of the camera. I’ll probably give The Shallows a watch soon, looks like it’s one of those fun B-movie thrillers.

    1. Ahah, I totally forgot about it too! I just thought it’s a fun filler for when I’m not in the mood to write reviews, though it ends up being quite challenging too. I think ALLIED is just too flashy, more style than substance as I don’t feel the love story much at all. Funny that Pitt and Cotillard were rumored to have an affair, but I think Pitt had way more chemistry w/ his ex Jolie in Mr & Mrs Smith and obviously it was real. The Shallow is a pleasant surprise, a fun B-movie for sure and Lively is well, lively indeed 🙂

  2. Ahh, Australia. Great place to watch film. I have only seen one of these films, and that was The Shallows. ‘Middling’ is the word I’d use to describe it.

    I’ll do my own few, just for fun 😛

    Arrival – arresting

    Your Name – ethereal

    Nice Cave – One More Time With Feeling – memorising

    1. Hey Jordan! No fan of The Shallows eh? It was actually a pleasant surprise for me. I mean it’s no Jaws, but it was still great fun w/ a real adrenaline rush.

      Oooh I like the word you use for Arrival and I’d agree. I gotta check out that Nick Cave one, I presume it’s a documentary?

      1. yeah, its a very personal documentary. He lost his son and his life changed, and its sorta about him trying to make sense of this new world via creating and writing. Powerful stuff

        1. Oh wow, that sounds heart-wrenching! I think I remember my friend mentioned this. I’m not very familiar w/ Nick’s work but I’m curious about this one. Thanks for the heads up Jordan!

          1. I wasn’t familiar with Cave at all until I saw his last doco 20,000 Days on Earth. Made me an instant fan. The guy is amazing, and to open himself up like this…. such courage. I just posted about it, hopefully like the clips. Gives you an idea of what the movie looks like and how the album sounds

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