Roza Rasekhi is a freelance writer living in Brisbane who loves to discover unique activities and share them with others. She also maintains a blog at www.notsurehowifeelaboutthat.wordpress.com.
Movies that make you go 'oooh'
Christmas is over, it's hot and it's time to relax. But what can we do that's cool, takes little effort on our part and is entertaining at the same time? Well, I'm glad you asked. Watch some great movies! Going to the cinemas in summer is a treat, as so many great movies are released in time for the holidays and the award season. Here is my list of the best movies that are out or soon coming out this holiday season:
Les MisÚrables is based on the novel written by Victor Hugo. It's known as one of the greatest and longest novels on social justice. It's not the happiest theme for the holidays but it has an incredible cast including Anne Hathaway as a destitute prostitute, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, and so many more. It's dirty and tough but I can't wait to see it. Plus they sing!
Life of Pi is yet another movie based on a great novel written by Yann Martel. The novel won the 2002 Man Booker and became a hit. I won't tell you what this one is about because I think one of the best things is the surprise. Let's just say it involves a boy and a tiger and it's a movie that's meant to make us think. I'm in a rush to finish the book before watching the movie!
Hitchcock: Lately I've been a bit obsessed (if it's possible to be a bit obsessed) with Hitchcock movies. They are not what I expected, often slower and more interested in character development than current thriller or horror movies, but then again, I've yet to see Psycho. Which brings me to Hitchcock, it's based on the period of Hitchcock's life in which he made Psycho and explores his relationship and partnership with his wife. I can't imagine how they would go about representing an icon, but I look forward to seeing it.
And last but definitely not least, The Intouchables, another wonderful movie adapted from a book, this time from Abdel Sellou's memoir, You Changed My Life. The movie focuses on the life of a wealthy quadriplegic man and his unlikely carer. It's one of the best movies I've seen this year, and is guaranteed to make you feel all good and fuzzy inside. I felt that watching the trailer ruined the movie a little bit, so try not to watch the entire trailer. You should also know that it's a French movie so that means that you'll be doing a bit of reading. I hope that you see it and love it as much as I did.