50 Shades of Grey might be all the rage now, but a movie based on a fan fiction based on the Twilight series is possibly the last thing I’ll spend time and money watching.
If you’re looking for something beyond the usually rom-com, check out these films on relationships which are as unconventional as they get.
Movie: Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles
Running time: 122 minutes
Watch for: A up and coming Brad Pitt as the tortured Louis de Pointe du Lac, a deliciously good looking Tom Cruise as the charismatic Lestat de Lioncourt, and talented 12 year old Kristen Dunst as a century old vampire and Louis’s lover.
And yes, Dunst first on screen kiss was with Brad Pitt. Which she pretty much declared was disgusting. Jealous?
Movie: Before Sunrise
Running time: 101 minutes
Watch for: Remember how you fell in love? Conversations deep into the night, an urgency to fill in each other on your lives, lest they miss out on something, however minuscule.
Before Sunrise allows us a glimpse of this intimate and vulnerable moment between 2 strangers who met on a train, and the inevitable bittersweetness that comes when the night ends. Will they ever see each other again?
Running time: 111 minutes
Watch for: Before there was Christian Grey and Ana Steele, there was the original E. Edward Grey and Lee Holloway.
Why the award winning Secretary kick 50 Shades of Grey’s butt:
1. It was made more than a decade before 50 Shades of Grey.
2. It has a better storyline.
3. Its characters are more real and relatable.
4. Its characters wound up better versions of themselves at then end of the film.
5. It is a kooky film that doesn’t try too hard to take itself seriously.
And when it comes to BDSM scenes, 50 Shades of Grey is all about making-out-in-the-elevator, touching-thigh-under-the-table, whips, handcuffs, blindfolds etc etc. Yawn. Show me something we haven’t already seen in countless other movies. But in Secretary? You’ll just have to find out for yourselves!
Movie: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Running time: 108 minutes
Watch for: What happens when you and your ex erases memories of each other and meet again as strangers? Will you find yourselves falling in love again?
Jim Carrey shows off his acting chops in this rare non comical appearance, and possibly best performance of his career. Paired by powerhouse Kate Winslet, this film will get you thinking the next time you wonder if you’re better off without your memories.
Running time: 126 minutes
Watch for: Imagine falling in love with your Operating System. To have someone (or something) treat you as the centre of their universe, running every aspects of your life and hanging on to your every word. A perfect dream or a twisted reality?
Movie timer: 568 minutes (9 hours and 28 minutes)
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