TOP 10 VILLAINS!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme set up by brokeandbookish, I apologize that this post is late and you are getting Top Ten Thursday!  As you may know I am back at university now and third year is already crazy. But better late than never right? I promise I will get better with scheduling and writing.

Without further ado here are my Top 10 Villains and Why, I decided to include a range from books, TV series and Film.

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All you need is love… Romance Haul

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Today’s post is dedicated to a haul, I was in a romance story kind of mood and took to amazon to build my book and DVD collection slightly, here’s what I bought… 

Firstly I couldn’t wait any longer and I finally ordered November 9 by Colleen Hoover, I’m a massive fan of Colleen Hoover books most notably Confess and Ugly Love which were my favourite reads last year in 2015. I’m slightly disappointed that the cover I have isn’t the wonderful white and orange version but this one is just as pretty.

I of course also had to buy The Longest Ride on DVD after watching it back in December, you can find my full review for it here; The Longest Ride. But essentially I was blown away by the story, I loved how it incorporated 2 different eras, the modern love story and a past love story and boy did it make me cry!

I also purchased The Age of Adaline which features the wonderfully talented and beautiful Blake Lively; I have yet to watch this yet but the trailer looked amazing. I can’t wait to finally get the time to sit and watch this; the concept also features two different eras which is something I’m loving lately.

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The only other book I purchased was A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks. I adore the movie, it makes me cry every single time and the story is truly beautiful therefore I had to finally get the book and give it a try!

Whilst on the subject of Nicholas Sparks, the other 2 DVDs I purchased were Safe Haven and Dear John, both movies based on Nicholas Sparks Novels. As you can see there is a theme going on here, Nicholas Sparks. After watching The Longest Ride I wanted his collection of movies, I have watched Safe Haven before and once again Loved it. Nicholas Sparks is a brilliant Author and I can’t believe he has created so many beautiful love story’s. Each one as good as the last, The Notebook, The Last Song, Dear John… There all so beautiful.

And the final DVD I have yet to mention is Endless Love. This is a movie I haven’t seen before, it was actually one of the ones that I saw when Amazon puts ‘other customers have also bought’ which made me add it to my basket. I have seen the trailer and heard a bunch of good reviews so I’m sure its a wonderful love story that I can’t wait to watch.

As you can see I am really into the Romance and Love stories lately, I love curling up in bed watching a heart warming film. I’d love to know your favourite romance film, let me know in the comments. 

Thelma and Louise

thelma Thelma and Louise, released in 1991 is an iconic film to watch featuring Susan Sarandon as our Louise and Geena Davis as Thelma.  They are also joined by other stars including Bradd Pitt.

The premise of Thelma and Louise is, Louise wants to get away on a little trip in the hopes of making her then ‘boyfriend’ Jimmy, jealous. Jimmy is a musician therefore he is constantly on the road, whilst Louise waits around for him back at home wondering when she is going to hear from him. Thelma is Louise’s bestfriend who is in a boring marriage ruled by her husband. Together they embark on a journey which doesn’t go to plan. Louise kills the man who attempts to rape Thelma, the journey ultimately becomes them running away from the police.

Thelma and Louise is a must watch film in my eyes, I myself wonder why I have not seen this film prior to me watching  it.By this I mean on must watch movie lists and in stores. The film is almost a satire on road narratives, which usually see’s male leads crossing the American road. Woman are usually depicted as pit stops along the way, they serve the men in the restaurants and they offer comfort to them. However Thelma and Louise is showing 2 female characters as they make their journey across the American Landscape whilst the male leads are stuck in one place back at home waiting to hear from the women.

I found the film very interesting as at the start of the film Thelma is a very shy naive character, this is probably due to her having to stay within the domesticated space. Cooking and cleaning to look after her husband and having to ask for his permission to go places, whereas Louise is the strong female character who continuously offers advice to Thelma and calms her down. As the film progresses the women swap roles, Louise becomes more emotional and Thelma becomes more confident. The road reveals Thelma’s true self.

I don’t want to spoil too much of the movie for those who have not watched it but the ending itself is very ambiguous. You are left wondering if that was truly the end of the road or does their journey continue?

It’s truly refreshing to see 2 female characters become stronger as the film progresses, showing the role reversal as they are off onto their journey whilst the men and their husbands are sat at home wondering about them. You can see how Thelma and Louise learn to adapt to the road which was seen as a very masculine space however the men don’t adapt to the home, this is evident in the police and Thelma’s husband awkwardly standing around in the living room.

I would highly recommend checking out Thelma and Louise, it is one of those films you need to at least watch once during your lifetime however please note that the Attempted Rape scene is not nice viewing, obviously this is a horrific crime many woman and men face. It is hard to watch but this is what sets their journey in motion. This particular scene shows how violent the road can be.

Thank you for reading!

If you have any film suggestions for me to check out please leave me recommendations.  I love to watch ‘older’ films and I do take a Film course alongside my English unit therefore I watch a variety of films to study each week. Let me know if you also like these film reviews; I have done them slightly summarized with little points as I don’t want to spoil the whole movie for those who have yet to check it out.