Oct 25, 2015

MOVIE101: A Guide on Binge Watching

We all know how vacation works: decreased outdoor activities, ignored academic responsibilites, and increased bedroom confinement. And to help you with your binge watching, I've summed up few movies I've seen you can queue for viewing. You're welcome. (Now that I think about it, this list involves a lot of smoldering hot leading men.) I'd occasionally update this list.

I usually download torrent on kat.cr so I can't recommend any sites for streaming, but movie4k is a good place to start. There are also some movies available on youtube that they haven't banned (yet).

A/N: I highly suggest Click, Parent Trap, She's the Man and The Judge (bc I'm a sucker for RDJ! Who doesn't love him anyway?!).

ROMCOM MOVIES
Spending the night with your girl friends? Or you just have a lot of time in your hands and decide to spend the whole day in your bed, lights off, all cuddled up in bed, with a bowl of snacks ready?Although, single people might end up evaluating their current love status and google dating sites to fill in the man/woman-shaped hole in our your heart.

1. ADAM SANDLER'S Movies

50 first dates
Starring: Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore
Rate: 5/5
Plot: Henry Roth is a man afraid of commitment up until he meets the beautiful Lucy. They hit it off and Henry think he's finally found the girl of his dreams, until he discovers she has short-term memory loss and forgets him the very next day.


Just Go With It
Starring: Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston
Rate: 3/5
Plot: On a weekend trip to Hawaii, a plastic surgeon convinces his loyal assistant to pose as his soon-to-be-divorced wife in order to cover up a careless lie he told to his much-younger girlfriend.

Blended
Starring: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Bella Thorne
Rate: 3/5
Plot: After a bad blind date, a man and woman find themselves stuck together at a resort for families, where their attraction grows as their respective kids benefit from the burgeoning relationship.

2. KATHERINE HEIGHL's Movies

27 Dresses
Starring: Katherine Heighl and James Marsden
Rate: 4/5
Plot: After serving as a bridesmaid 27 times, a young woman wrestles with the idea of standing by her sister's side as her sibling marries the man she's secretly in love with.

The Ugly Truth
Starring: Katherine Heighl and Gerard Butler
Rate: 3/5
Plot: A romantically challenged morning show producer is reluctantly embroiled in a series of outrageous tests by her chauvinistic correspondent to prove his theories on relationships and help her find love.

3. KATE HUDSON

How to Lose A Guy in 10 days
Starring: Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey
Rate: 3/5
Plot: Benjamin Barry is an advertising executive and ladies' man who, to win a big campaign, bets that he can make a woman fall in love with him in 10 days. Andie Anderson covers the "How To" beat for "Composure" magazine and is assigned to write an article on "How to Lose a Guy in 10 days." They meet in a bar shortly after the bet is made.

Bride Wars
Starring: Kate Hudson, Anne Hathaway, Chris Pratt, Bryan Greenberg
Rate: 5/5
Plot: In Manhattan, the lawyer Liv and the school teacher Emma have been best friends since their childhood. They both are proposed to by their boyfriends on the same day and they plan their wedding parties in Plaza Hotel, using the services of the famous Marion St. Claire. However, due to Marion's secretary's mistake, their weddings are scheduled for the same day. None of them agrees to change the date and they become enemies, trying to sabotage the wedding party of the rival.

4. JENNIFER GARNER's Movies

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
Starring: Jennifer Garner, Matthew McConaughey, Emma Stone
Rate: 4/5
Plot: While attending his brother's wedding, a serial womanizer is haunted by the ghosts of his past girlfriends.

13 Going on 30
Starring: Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo
Rate: 3/5
Plot: A 13 year old girl plays a game on her 13th birthday and wakes up the next day as a 30 year old woman.

5. KRISTEN BELL'S Movies

When in Rome
Starring: Kristen Bell and Josh Duhamel
Rate: 4/5
Plot: Beth is a young, ambitious New Yorker who is completely unlucky in love. However, on a whirlwind trip to Rome, she impulsively steals some coins from a reputed fountain of love, and is then aggressively pursued by a band of suitors.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Starring:  Kristen Bell and Jason Segel
Rate: 3/5
Plot: A composer gets unexpectedly dumped by his actress girlfriend. To get over her, he takes a trip by himself to Hawaii, only to discover she’s staying in the same hotel with a world famous rock star.
6. AMANDA BYNES' Movies

She's the Man
Starring: Amanda Bynes and Channing Tatum
Rate: 5/5
Plot: When her brother decides to ditch for a couple weeks in London, Viola heads over to his elite boarding school, disguises herself as him, and proceeds to fall for one of her soccer teammates. Little does she realize she's not the only one with romantic troubles, as she, as he, gets in the middle of a series of intermingled love affairs.

Sydney White 
Starring: Amanda Bynes, Matt Long, Sara Paxton
Rate: 3/5
Plot: A modern retelling of Snow White set against students in their freshman year of college in the greek system.

Love Wrecked 
Starring: Amanda Bynes, Jonathan Bennett, Chris Carmack
Rate: 3/5
Plot: On a Caribbean cruise, Jenny is marooned on a beach with her rock and roll idol. Deliriously in love with the idea of time alone with him, she manages to hide the fact that they're a stone's throw away from their resort.

7. HILLARY DUFF

A Cinderella Story
Starring: Hillary Duff and Chad Murray
Rate: 4/5
Plot: Routinely exploited by her wicked stepmother, the downtrodden Sam Montgomery is excited about the prospect of meeting her Internet beau at the school's Halloween dance.

Raise Your Voice
Starring: Hilary Duff and Oliver James
Rate: 4/5
Plot: A girl from a small town heads to the big city of Los Angeles to spend the summer at a performing arts high school.

8. Clueless
Starring: Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd
Rate: 4/5
Plot: A rich high school student tries to boost a new pupil's popularity, but reckons without affairs of the heart getting in the way.

9. Aquamarine
Starring: Emma Roberts, Sara Paxton, JoJo
Rate: 4/5
Plot: After a vicious storm , half the ocean washes into the beach club swimming pool. Two teenagers, Haley and Claire, discover a mermaid in the pool. She tells them that she needs to find love in three days, and they agree to help her because helping a mermaid means you get a wish, and they decide that they can use their wish to try and stop Haley from moving to Australia.

10. John Tucker Must Die
Starring: Jessie Matcalfe, Sophia Bush, Arielle Kebbel
Rate: 3/5
Plot: Three ex-girlfriends of a serial cheater set up their former lover to fall for the new girl in town so they can watch him get his heart broken.

11. Bridesmaids
Starring: Rose Byrne and Kristen Wiig
Rate: 5/5
Plot: Annie is unlucky in love but when her best friend Lillian gets engaged and asks her to be her maid of honor, she's thrilled. At the engagement party however, she realizes she has a rival - Helen, a bridesmaid who also claims Lillian as her BFF. She is also rich, attractive, articulate and someone who is comfortable as the center of attention. 

12. What's Your Number?
Starring: Anna Faris and Chris Evans
Rate: 3/5
Plot: A woman looks back at the past nineteen men she's had relationships with in her life and wonders if one of them might be her one true love.

13. Made of Honor
Starring: Patrick Dempsey and Michelle Monaghan
Rate: 5/5
Plot: A woman looks back at the past nineteen men she's had relationships with in her life and wonders if one of them might be her one true love.

14. Flipped 
Starring: Madelline Carroll and Callan McAuliffe
Rate: 4/5
Plot: Juli Baker devoutly believes in three things: the sanctity of trees (especially her beloved sycamore), the wholesomeness of the eggs she collects from her backyard flock of chickens, and that someday she will kiss Bryce Loski. Ever since she saw Bryce's baby blues back in second grade, Juli has been smitten. Unfortunately, Bryce has never felt the same.Then, in eighth grade, everything changes. Bryce begins to see that Juli's unusual interests and pride in her family are, well, kind of cool. And Juli starts to think that maybe Bryce's brilliant blue eyes are as empty as the rest of Bryce seems to be.


COMEDY MOVIES
Having a bad day? Or you just a need a good laugh? Here are some feel-good movies you can add to your watch list.

1. LINDSAY LOHAN'S Movies

Parent Trap
Starring: Lindsay Lohan
Rate: 5/5
Plot: Identical twins, separated at birth and each raised by one of their biological parents, discover each other for the first time at summer camp and make a plan to bring their wayward parents back together.


Just My Luck
Starring: Linday Lohan and Chris Pine
Rate: 5/5
Plot: Manhattanite Ashley is known to many as the luckiest woman around. After a chance encounter with a down-and-out young man, however, she realizes that she's swapped her fortune for his after sharing a kiss.

2. Cheaper by the Dozen
Rate: 4/5
Plot: The Bakers, a family of 14, move from small-town Illinois to the big city after Tom Baker gets his dream job to coach his alma mater's football team. Meanwhile, his wife also gets her dream of getting her book published. While she's away promoting the book, Tom has a hard time keeping the house in order while at the same time coaching his football team, as the once happy family starts falling apart.

3. Meet the Parents
Starring: Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro
Rate: 5/5
Plot: Male nurse Greg Focker meets his girlfriend's parents before proposing, but her suspicious father is every date's worst nightmare.

DRAMA MOVIES
Warning: You might need to stock up on a lot of tissue before hitting play. Some major ugly-crying is about to happen.

1. If Only
Starring: Jennifer Love Hewitt and Paul Nicholls
Rate: 4/5
Plot: It takes a tragedy to teach the young businessman Ian to put love ahead of work and open up to his musician girlfriend Samantha.

2. The Age of Adaline
Starring: Blake Lively Michiel Huisman
Rate: 5/5
Plot: A young woman, born at the turn of the 20th century, is rendered ageless after an accident. After many solitary years, she meets a man who complicates the eternal life she has settled into. 

3. The Judge
Starring: Robert Downy Jr.
Rate: 5/5
Plot: Big-city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family.

4. Click
Starring: Adam Sandler
Rate: 6/5 (LOL highly recommended!! ROTFL to ugly-crying real quick)
Plot: A workaholic architect finds a universal remote that allows him to fast-forward and rewind to different parts of his life. Complications arise when the remote starts to overrule his choices.


5. The Last Song
Starring: Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth
Rate: 3/5
Plot: A rebellious girl is sent to a Southern beach town for the summer to stay with her father. Through their mutual love of music, the estranged duo learn to reconnect.

6. The Time Traveler's Wife
Starring: Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana
Rate: 4/5
Plot: A romantic drama about a Chicago librarian with a gene that causes him to involuntarily time travel, and the complications it creates for his marriage.

7. My Sister's Keeper
Starring: Cameron Diaz
Rate: 5/5
Plot: Anna Fitzgerald looks to earn medical emancipation from her parents who until now have relied on their youngest child to help their leukemia-stricken daughter Kate remain alive.

8. I Give My First Love to You (Japanese Film)
Rate: 4/5
Plot: Mayu, whose father is a doctor, meets Takuma, who is hospitalized in her father’s workplace. They develop feelings for each other, but Mayu learns of Takuma’s grave illness and that he will die before he turns 20. The distraught children make one promise for an uncertain future.
9. God's Not Dead
Rate: 5/5
Plot: College philosophy professor Mr. Radisson's curriculum is challenged by his new student, Josh, who believes God exists.
10. The Vow
Starring: Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum
Rate: 5/5
Plot: A car accident puts Paige in a coma, and when she wakes up with severe memory loss, her husband Leo works to win her heart again


WATCHLIST
These are movies that are on my To-Watch list this semestral break, so I can't give you any opinion yet. But most fall in the RomCom category.

The Invention of Lying starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone
Notting Hill starring Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant
What a Girl Wants starring Amanda Bynes
There’s Something About Mary starring Cameron Diaz and Ben Stiller
When Harry Met Sally starring Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal
Legally Blond starring Reese Witherspoon
Crazy, Stupid Love starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion starring Lisa Kudrow and Mira Sorvino
The Duff starring Bella Thorne
Paper Towns starring Cara Delevingne and Natt Wolf
The Wedding Ringer starring Jennifer Garner 
Miss Congeniality starring Sandra Bullock
The Proposal starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds
The Holiday starring Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet and Jack Black 
He’s Just Not that Into You starring Jennifer Anniston, Scarlet Johansson and Bradley Cooper  
Maid of Manhattan starring Jeniffer Lopez and Ralph Fiennes





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