Film review: Adjectives of desciption

How would you describe the last film you watched? Was it gripping, predictable, hilarious? Do you know the meaning of the following adjectives? Are they usually positive or negative?




















Film festivals

cinema vocabularyGoing to the cinema, or watching films and DVDs at home is definitely one of the most popular pastimes of the last 50 years.

Watching movies is an easy way to learn new things, to switch off, to be entertained, and if we are lucky, to be inspired.

Thankfully, Málaga is on the Film Festival Circuit and what better place to roll out the red carpet afilm1nd glam up with a mini skirt and a pair of high heels. Yes, film making is definitely something to celebrate, or at the very least we all have an excuse to sit on over-sized plastic armchairs, drink cheeky beers and stuff our faces with popcorn.

If you want to learn more about films and the cinema in general, then check out the Topic of the Month section, Films and Cinema.


Types of films

Kinds of Films 1Kinds of Films 2Kinds of Film 3Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to improve your vocabulary and comprehension of everything connected to films.

If you fail in your mission, you might spontaneously combust, burst into flames, be jet-ported to Mars, or, you might just live happily ever after.

Don’t risk bursting into flames, if I were in your shoes, I would accept this mission. Good Luck! Can you match the pictures with the appropriate film genres? Documentary, Horror, Animation, Western, Action, Musical, Science Fiction, Romantic Comedy, Thriller

Could you be the next top film scriptwriter?

paramount picturesParamount Pictures is an international film and television production studio. It is consistently ranked as one of the top-grossing film studios in the world and it is well-known for movie blockbusters such as Grease, Friday the 13th and Mission Impossible.

The studio has employed most of the best script writers in the world but it is sick to the back teeth of their whingeing behaviour.  The studio has decided to put its foot down and open an academy to develop new talent.

Do you think you have the right skills and personality? If you want to apply for the academy, write a postcard to the talent manager answering the following questions:

  1. If you were granted three wishes, what wishes would you ask for?
  2. If you had to choose one thing that represented your personality, what would it be and why?
  3. If you had to change into an animal, what animal would you choose and why?
  4. If you had to write a script about a famous person, who would you write about and why?

Film Challenge: Watch 12 best films ever made based on a book

film genresSo, my brother gave me this challenge as part of my list of resolutions. Obviously, I’m over the moon with this challenge, I can be a couch potato and at the same time feel like I’m achieving one of my goals. So, the problem is that we can’t agree on which films I have to watch.
The genres of the films are as follows:

  1. Best Thriller
  2. Best Sci-Fi
  3. Best Chick Flick – Romantic Comedy
  4. Best Horror
  5. Best Documentary
  6. Best Action
  7. Best Adventure
  8. Best Drama
  9. Best War
  10. Best Musical ( seriously?!)
  11. Best Gangster
  12. Best Animation

Right, let me know what I should watch and I’ll put the popcorn on and find the corkscrew. Finally, I know a lot of you are film buffs so don’t be shy, all suggestions are welcome.

To find the evidence: which film or TV series?

What well-known film or TV series are these lines from?

gambling’’The body is cold, the case is hot and the crime scene is the key to the killing. Crime scene investigators are a team of forensic scientists who bring crimes back to life. In the city of Las Vegas, between the high rollers and the low lives, between the hidden clues and the varied motives, lies the trail to the truth. The evidence never lies”.

To solve a crime: which film?

What well-known film or TV series are these lines from?

van‘’”In 1972, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn’t commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, ….then maybe you can hire…….

To be loved: which film?

What well-known film or TV series are these lines from?

heart‘’Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion’s starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don’t see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often, it’s not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it’s always there – fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know, none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge – they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaky feeling you’ll find ….’’