Movies and Musicals

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Hey!

Being at university has really made me appreciated a good night in with my TV and DVDs. I am a student so paying for a TV license seems a bit too much so instead I'll stick with re-watching all my favourite movies and boxsets over and over again. I mean, I'm not complaining at all because I absolutely love them. So what do I watch? I love all sorts of genres. When I can, I'll watch episodes of The Vampire Diaries, Shadowhunters, Pretty Little Liars (waiting on the final half of the final ever series), The Big Bang Theory, etc. Also, most recently I started watching Riverdale and both me and Ed are in love with it! But when it comes to a nice night in watching movies, I have a very specific collection. I'm not normally one for buying DVDs unless I really love the movie so here's what I have: 

Harry Potter

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Yes, I have them all. I plan on getting Fantastic Beasts too just complete the collection. I also have all the books so it only seems right. I was a massive fan as a kid and I even wanted a Harry Potter themed bedroom and everything! I already had the bin and bedding. Eventually I grew out of it but never stopped loving the HP franchise and after recently beginning to reread the books, I love them even more now! A Harry Potter marathon is needed very soon!

Step Up


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Again, I have them all. Well, except number 5 which I'm in need of. I have bought them all from That's Entertainment over time to create my collection. Being a lover of dance, they have been movies that have inspired me to choreograph and continue allowing dance to influence my performances in physical theatre. I tend to look at the movies from a dramatic point of view. For example, in the final film they are able to pull off not just a phenomenal dance, but a phenomenal show overall, and I look up to people who are able to do that. Credit to all the directors, choreographers, and of course the dancers! 

Moulin Rouge

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I don't know why I love this movie so much. I think it's because it's just so random but there's a cute (badly ending) plot line and Ewan McGregor's voice is just so damn, lovely! When I sing I prefer to belt so this movie gives me some perfect opportunities to sit down and belt out a good tune, usually whilst scoffing popcorn. The medleys created for the movie are, in my opinion, some of the best mash ups of classic songs, of all time. I could easily watch this movie on repeat!

Rock of Ages

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Got to be my favourite musical, ever! I love it just as much as I did the first time I watched it and I'm constantly encouraging others who haven't seen it to go and watch it urgently! For a lover of 80s rock, it's the perfect movie for me. I was fortunate enough to get to see the stage production of it at the Manchester Palace Theatre and I couldn't compare the two which I've never experienced before. They were both just as good as each other on different levels but with almost the same music and plot! I need to go see it again, and just writing this making me watch to put my DVD on again!

Mamma Mia


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I got this as a present one year and rewatched it for the hundredth time the other night. It's such a feel good movie musical with a young Dominic Cooper singing his heart out. Amanda Seyfried is beautiful as always and from this movie became one of my role models, and I don't have many so that's saying something!

Camp Rock

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Sometimes I feel a little bit embarrassed to say I still own Camp Rock on DVD but I'm not going to deny it now. I have always loved Disney Channel Original Movies and this one was not an exception. I know all the songs and probably the dances. I remember sitting in my attic at home attempting to learn the guitar and write songs whilst watching this movie. It seemed to be a big inspiration towards my music as a kid. As I got older though I ended up following the path of acting, singing and dancing rather than playing an instrument. I'd still love to learn to play the guitar though!

Wild Child

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Alex Pettyfer though! I was a lot younger when I got this movie and he must have been one of my celebrity crushes! If I ever had a girls night (where me and my best friends would pig out watching movies), this would be one of the top movies on the list. That and all the behind the scenes features also on the DVDs. Same for the times I had to go to my Mum and Dad's work - they are self-employed property developers so their work was the house they were doing up at the time- where I'd get my McDonald's and watch it on my portable DVD player! Since then I've even managed to get my boyfriend to love the movie just as much as I do!


Seems amazing how far we've come regarding television since all these movies were released. I couldn't live without my HD TV these days and at home we're constantly upgrading the technology in our house. We've currently got a Smart TV but it won't be long before we'll be stepping up again. Panasonic are releasing a new 4K TV range this year and already have some on sale! They are all Ultra HD 4K Pro HDR with OLED displays and lots more extras, built in gadgets and additions making TVs better than they've ever been. I really don't know what more they can do but you just know there will be more! Look out for 2017's Panasonic 4K TV range!

What are you're favourite movies? How do you prefer to watch them? Eg. On the big screen, TV, laptop, etc.?

- KC xx




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28 comments

  1. oh ive seen them all and currently trying to catch up with some of the classics ive not seen in a while x

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  2. Do you know what is crazy is that I literally have every DVD on this list and I love them all, Wild Child is one of my faves x

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  3. I'm a big Harry Potter fan as well and have seen all the movies and read all the books. I haven't seen all of the movies you have featured here. One of my favourite movies is About Time x

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  4. Rock of Ages made me fall in love with Julianne Hough! Haha! Even now I'm not in uni, I find TV licences pretty useless. I'd much rather watch something on Netflix anyway. Plus I can watch it on my TV, my laptop and even my phone so it's a win / win!

    - Elodie x

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  5. i forgot about rock of ages need to re watch that film! xo


    www.unwrittenhollywood.co.uk

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  6. every time I watch step up I feel like I could obviously be a dancer just like them, then I remember I have no rhythm! I love all these films- great picks! xx

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  7. This is so so bad, i have never watched any of these. I have now shamed myself into making an effort to watch one lol x

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  8. I love HP too and have them all! There are a few movies (like Top Gun) that I could watch over and over but I like new ones mostly! Still love going to the cinema too 👍🏻

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  9. If I go to the cinema, it has to be a scary, psychological or action film. I can't be doing with comedies. Same for at home really. I watch a lot of netflix. I do love harry potter and wild child though xxx

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  10. So I hate even admitting this, but I've never seen the Harry Potter movies:( There next on my list of movies to binge watch.

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  11. What a great list of movies! Forwarding to my son .. I'm sure he'll be thankful for the inspiration!

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  12. I love musicals but I have never seen Moulin Rouge the whole way through. Rock of Ages is so good x

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  13. I love musicals! My two favourites would probably be Moulin Rouge and Chicago x

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  14. I love the Harry Potter movies, i've just re read all of the books too x

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  15. I watch movies over and over too but then if it's a good movie then it's easy enough to do and you even noticed bits you missed the first time around. I love the Harry Potter movies, I've lost count how many times I have seen those.

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  16. I love musicals and these are great choices! x

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  17. I have so many favourite movies, impossible to pick just one. Love both musicals and movies! :)

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  18. This is so interesting! My sister would love a Musical show like this.

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  19. I absolutely love Mamma Mia! I haven't seen it in the theatre or anything but i love the film xo

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  20. I love musicals and there are some on your list I haven't seen yet. I might just have to treat myself to a film night in sometime soon.

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  21. Baz Lurman's Moulin Rouge & Romeo and Juliet are our favourite all time musical films. You should head to Secret Cinema who are doing a production of the Moulin Rouge film this spring x

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  22. I love all of the Step-Up films, havent watched them in a while though x

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  23. I love mama Mia. Although, I spend most of the time singing all the songs through it haha.

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  24. I love Rock of Ages so much too! I also saw it in the theatre, definitely one of my favourites! xx

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  25. Thanks for reminding me of some great old movies. Loving them!

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  26. I am a massive Musicals fan and love all the old ones; Calamity Jane and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers are my old favourites. Of course you can't beat a bit of Dirty Dancing, and I have to admit that Pitch Perfect is one of my guilty pleasures x

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  27. You certainly have some of my faves there too, Mamma Mia, Rock of Ages, Moulin Rouge, all classics.

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  28. I'm totally obsessed with Harry Potter - I'm re-reading the books again!! Also, Moulin Rouge is one of my fav films.

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