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4 Movies Worth Watching Again This Weekend


by Jennifer McShane
03rd Sep 2016
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If you’re one of the few not attending Electric Picnic this weekend, now is the perfect time to dust off your collection of beloved, guilty-pleasure films and immerse yourself in the happiness they bring you. There’s’something about sitting to watch a film again; movies can be re-watchable for all kinds of reasons, but the one constant is that they engage; they have something the average does not – the hook that keeps you coming back for more. Maybe, it’s the dialogue, the score or the fact that Bill Murray in Groundhog Day never stops being funny. Either way, you can watch it on repeat for a reason. ?Below is our pick of four films so good, they are worth many, many repeated viewings:

Midnight In Paris

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This charming tale of a disillusioned writer?Gil Pender slipping through time from the present day Paris to the city as it was in the 1920s is simply a joy to watch. Pender meets cultural legends of the period such as Ernest Hemingway at many a Parisian party and it’s so much fun, surrounded by many a beautiful sight in the City of Lights. Woody Allen’s surprisingly successful time-travel comedy works because it’s intentionally light; no bold intellectual statements is it trying to make, it’s charming and nostalgic and one you’ll always watch again.

 

Groundhog Day

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Bill Murray is at his best as the cynical Phil Connors, who finds himself living Groundhog Day over and over again (trivia: he apparently re-lives the same day for almost ten years) until his change into a better person breaks the cycle. The entire cast is brilliant (including Andie MacDowell), and the dialogue?and brilliant one-liners are second to none. You’ll laugh out loud, and truly love this hilarious and tender tale.

 

Pulp Fiction

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What can be said about what is possibly the most quotable film of all time? The Royale with Cheese, Jack Rabbit Slims (and that twisting from John Travolta?and Uma Thurman), the killer soundtrack; Pulp Fiction was made for re-watching. It’s timeless, Tarantino at his best but remember to watch it right until the end. It’s non-linear structure ties all the characters?to each other, and each has their own story to tell. Bruce Willis, Tim Roth, Samuel L. Jackson and Amanda Plummer also provide the film with some of it’s (many) brilliant moments.

Almost Famous

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Writer-director Cameron Crowe’s autobiographical love letter to music remains his best work. ?This is a movie you can return to over and over only to find it’s just like catching up with old friends. Almost Famous is built on such good vibes and Crowe’s intimate knowledge of the period (from a very personal script) that it’s impossible not to love.?Set amongst America’s music scene in the early 70s, the personal script, fantastic cast and one of the best movie soundtracks ever make this a perfect film. By the end of it, you’ll long to be on a tour bus with your musical heroes, where the only agenda is to feel joy at the power of your favourite song.

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