Thursday Movie Picks: Immortals

This week's theme from Wandering Through the Shelves will live forever....Immortals. AKA that time I tried really hard to pick something other than vampire movies.

1) Mr. Nobody

Nemo is over 100 years old. This movie is about his life, and it's a very peculiar ride. No matter how weird it gets, you can't help but enjoy it. (Okay, so he's probably *not* immortal but close enough)


2) Highlander: Endgame

HEEEEEEEERRRRREEEEEE WE ARE! BORN TO BE KINGS...okay, you get it. This movie is actually really bad, but I used to watch the TV show with my dad so there's there nostalgia factor. Plus Edge, one of my favorite wrestlers was in it for a minute. 

3) The Friday the 13th series

This bastard is immortal, it doesn't matter if we've seen Jason "die" several times. Dude just keeps coming back. 

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  1. Mr. Nobody is new to me but sounds interesting. I usually like these sort of films so it's great to find new ones.

    I've only seen the first Highlander and while it was fun once was enough. I've also seen the first Fri. the 13th but slasher flicks aren't my thing. Good fit though.

    The Immortal theme can fit many different angles into it so I tried to look for three varied POV's.

    The Mummy (1999)-Slightly flaky but endearing librarian Evelyn (Rachel Weisz) with a knowledge of antiquities heads to the ancient city of Hamunaptra when her fun but conniving brother Jonathan (John Hannah) turns up with a trinket that could lead to great discoveries. Needing a guide they rescue Rick (Brendan Fraser) an adventurer who has knowledge of the area and also discover there is another band of explorers heading in the same direction and the race is on. Once they get there they accidentally awaken an ancient mummy who is hell bent on restoring his equally ancient girlfriend to life. Hijinks ensues. Deep? No. Fun? Yes.

    The Seventh Sign (1988)-Abby Quinn (Demi Moore) and her husband Russell (Michael Biehn) are awaiting the birth of their child, an event of great joy but some trepidation since Abby has lost a baby before. They rent their garage apartment out to a quiet unusual wanderer who Abby comes to believe is there to kill her baby and bring about the apocalypse and seeks to avert either happening. During the same period the Vatican assigns Father Lucci to investigate the various signs that are appearing but Father Lucci has reasons of his own to seek the truth.

    The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)-Young and beautiful Dorian Gray mentions to his reprobate friend Lord Henry that he wishes the portrait he has just had painted could age while he stays eternally young and lives a life of debauchery. Inexplicably his wish comes true and he turns into a hedonistic cad who is left unmarked by his callous behavior. Solid adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s story with a touching performance from an impossibly young Angela Lansbury as the ill-fated Sibyl Vane. She scored her second Oscar nomination for it before turning 21, the youngest person ever to do so, a record that still stands.

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    1. The Picture of Dorian Gray is popular this week, I haven't seen it or the Seventh Sign. I hated the Mummy movies though, I remember going to the 2nd one just because The Rock was in it, and it was still so bad.

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  2. Edge was in Endgame! Insane - love that guy in Haven.

    When I was picking the films this week, Mr Nobody kept popping up. I haven't seen this film but I really want to - the story sounds brilliant!

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    1. I've never watched Haven, but I always wanted to because he was in it. He was one of my favorite wrestlers.

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  3. Jason should be the definition of immortal.

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    1. Jason is above vampires at this point.

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  4. I also went with Jason. How could I not?

    Endgame is so so bad, lol.

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    1. You guys...I saw Endgame theatrically. The Hell was I thinking?

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    2. I did too though, lol. I was thinking Edge.

      Though I was a minor, that's all on my dad. It's his fault.

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  5. Quite a few immortal characters in horror film aren't there? Perhaps an unkillable killing machine if scary to some.

    Haven't seen your other picks but Highlander has been picked a lot so I have to see it.

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    1. Highlander is so bad. lol. It's fun though.

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  6. I haven't seen these but saw Mr. Nobody on Netflix a lot while browsing. Seems like an interesting movie but I'm rarely in a Jared Leta mood. lol

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    1. Mr. Nobody is really interesting. I found it a little hard to follow at times. but it's wild and worth watching.

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  7. I haven't even heard of Mr. Nobody. I have seen all the sequels of Highlander and only like the first one. It is pretty bad eh? I am never going to see Friday the 13th..not my bag

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    1. It's very bad, but a campy fun bad, imo.

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  8. I will fight someone to the death against anyone who doesn't like Highlander. I love the first film, hadn't seen Endgame w/ the Rated R superstar. You can never kill Jason. He is the shit.

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    1. He's in it for like 2 minutes, but who cares? Love Edge.

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    2. Edge will always be cool unlike that bald-headed Samoan sell-out who enjoys fisting people.

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    3. Noooooooooooo I love The Rock! lol

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  9. At this point, I'm thinking all the Avengers are immortal. I don't think Disney will let any of them die.

    Fingers crossed Han Solo is, too.

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    1. Disney is going to massacre half of them in Infinity War, I wouldn't worry. lol

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    2. Then they will wait 5-10 years and reboot the entire franchise.

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  10. I've gotta see the Friday the 13th movies again. I know I've seen all of them over the years, but Halloween and Nightmare on Elm Street always stuck with me more. Good call there!

    Your other two picks escape me. I have actually never seen any Highlander movies.

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    1. Lol you're not missing much with Higlander.

      Excepg amazing camp.

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  11. Yay - for you trying to not pick vampires. :)
    Mr Nobody is the one one I've been wanting to watch for some time.

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