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)
Cairo Time (2009)
The Shallows (2016)
Have you seen any of these? How would YOU describe them in one word?
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I haven’t seen any of these films though I have heard good things about Lion while I did read some mixed reviews on Allied.
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.
I have heard great things about Lion. The only reason why I want to watch Allied is because I love Marion Cotillard!
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.
I saw Allied on Sunday, and look forward to discussing it with you on the 13th. One word? Sputtering.
Hi Cindy, I hope to have my review done by then. Oh wow, sputtering is definitely a perfect word to describe ALLIED, you da wordsmith woman 😉
Is that pun intended with The Shallows? I hope it is because it made me chuckle! And it reminded me that I still really want to see it! 🙂
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!
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.
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 🙂
You’re very punny today, Ruth!
Ahah, I take that as a compliment 🙂
I haven’t seen any of these films, but I like the post.
“Brevity is the soul of wit!”
Oooh I like that quote Paul! Where’s that from? Btw, I have a feeling you’d like Cairo Time. Patricia Clarkson is lovely.
It’s from Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
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
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?
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
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!
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
I can’t wait to see Allied. It looks amazing.
Hi there, welcome to FC! Well I just posted my review of ALLIED if you’re interesting. It only ‘looks’ amazing 😉
haha okay you have me very intrigued. I’ll stop over and give it a read!!