The Unpopular Film Opinion Tag

Catherine, over at Thoughtsallsorts has tagged me for this. I appreciate the tag, and many thanks for this.  This tag was started by Richard, over at TheHumpoShow .

The Rules

1 – Pick 3 films that are well liked by most people, except by you.
2 – Tag 5 or more people to get involved.
3 – Thank the person who tagged you.

Well, where (and how)do I start this?

1 – I’m a big fan of David Lean, but I cannot stand Doctor Zhivago! I like the visuals and the music but that is as far as my love for this one goes I’m afraid. For some reason most of the acting comes across as stiff to me and I just don’t care one bit about Zhivago and Lara. It seems really dull too, which I consider to be hugely unusual for a Lean film.

2-  I like Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman and Baz Luhrmann, but I felt that Australia was a mess! I think it tried to tackle too much instead of just focusing on a couple of things. While Nicole and Hugh have some lovely scenes I just can’t get emotionally invested in their characters or care when bad things happened to them. I so wanted to like this and I have tried to rewatch it several times. It still does nothing for me I’m afraid.

3- My third choice isn’t a film but a TV series. True Detective has talented stars, one of the best theme tunes in recent years, and some awesome photography. It had such potential, and I was so looking forward to it when it came out. I sadly had the opposite reaction to many viewers who praised it highly.  What we get is a convoluted plot that reaches David Lynch levels of weirdness. At first I was hooked, a few episodes in I had lost interest, by the end I was just open mouthed in disbelief and shaking my head in confusion.  My final verdict on this one? Plain weird!

I tag the following bloggers.

Charlene over at Charlene’smostlyclassicmoviereviews

Paul over at Pfeiffer Pfilms and Meg Movies

Fritzi over at Movies Silently

Virginie over at Thewonderfulworldofcinema

Janet over at Sister Celluloid

Please feel free to join in, even if you haven’t been tagged by anyone taking part. You can leave your answers here in the comments below, or you can write a post on your own site. Have fun!


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Thank You To My Followers

Hi all. Hope your week has been going well, and that you have a relaxing/fun weekend waiting for you.

I just wanted to say a big thank you today to all of my followers.

When I started this blog back in February, I never for one moment expected to get many(if indeed, any)followers; I was just happy to be here writing about films, and hoping that at least one other person might read what I’ve written and share my love of classic cinema.

Now, just a few weeks later, I  have several followers, have taken part in my first blogathon, and I am feeling much more confident about blogging in general. So, whether you follow me from another blog or you follow via email, I just want you to know how much your support, comments and likes are meaning to me. I’ve met some lovely people and am enjoying so many fun and interesting conversations.

I want to give a special mention to Patricia, over at CaftanWoman. Thank you for encouraging me to give blogging a go in the first place and for offering me so much advice/help. It is very much appreciated. Not familiar with her blog? Be sure to stop by and check it out for some terrific reviews and comments.

I’d like to give a special mention to some other bloggers who I’m really chuffed to have come across for various reasons. Not familiar with them? Get yourselves clicking on the links to their sites and see what they’re all about.

Brian, over at Bonnywood Manor is your go to chap for classic film related satire. He knows how to make you giggle. Keep those laughs coming.

Charlene, over at Charlene’s (Mostly)Classic Film Reviews has a love for classic cinema from around the world. Be sure to stop by and check out her comments and feelings about various classics. I was delighted to run into Charlene, as she shares my love for classic era Japanese cinema.

Theresa, over at cinemavensessaysfromthecouch is passionate about the classics, and it really shows in her character and performance focused posts. Classic fans will surely envy her when they learn she met Kirk Douglas, Robert Osborne, and appeared on the TCM channel in America.

Fritzi, over at MoviesSilently  is your go to gal for all things to do with Silent cinema. I will be forever grateful to her for introducing me to some Silent films and stars that I had never heard of.

Ruth, over at SilverScreenings is not only passionate about the classics, but has one of the most lovely looking blogs I’ve come across. I really like the layout and look. Get over to her blog for interesting discussions and posts.

Many thanks once again to you all. I appreciate you stopping by and reading, and replying to my posts.

Maddy X