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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Videovangaurd is proud to present Nikki Nova's Top 25 Movies.

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 I am very fortunate to have one of the most sexiest and well known adult models write an article about her favorite movies for The Videovangaurd.  Not only is this girl amazingly hot as you can tell from her website, but she is also one of the most nicest and easiest people to get along with.  She is a sex symbol who can turn water solid in 80 degrees, but she also has a quirky, sarcastic sense of humor and is just pleasant to everyone she meets    Of course I am speaking of Nikki Nova.  The following list of movies sort of surprised me because there are some I have not even seen.  She has a great list of classic movies from today and yesterday.

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Nikki Nova's top 25 favorite movies of all time.(In no apparent order)

Written by Nikki Nova.




1). Santa Sangre (1990?)




Amazing surrealistic visuals. It's all about a boy who grows up with a Spanish traveling circus and grows up to be a man that acts as the arms for his mutilated mother, resulting in murder and mayhem. You just have to see it to understand and appreciate it. You think you know what's happening until the end. Directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky and just fyi his other films are awesome as well.





2). Gone With the Wind



Epic film! Amazing characters. Timeless life lessons. I am still so in love with the Rhett Butler and I always will be. That character is the perfect man. WOW.






3). The Breakfast Club



Come on. Do I even need to say anything here?  It's an 80's John Hughes classic.






4). Legend (1985 film by Ridley Scott)


One of the most beautiful and dark visual films I've ever seen ESPECIALLY when you get the all of the scenes down in the underworlds with Mia Sara (from Ferris Bueller's Day Off)and the Devil (played by Tim Curry).  AMAZING!




5). Splendor in the Grass(1961 film with Natalie Wood and Warren Beatty)


I can't think of any film that more perfectly captures the beauty and pain of the epic magnitude of that first true love and what almost always inevitably happens due to the fragility of youth that it normally occurs during. Very realistic and familiar in many ways.





6).Religulous (2008 documentary w/Bill Maher)


I have always thought most religion is absurdly ridiculous and causes unnecessary problems and conflict all over the world. I can't even tell you how much this film means to me. Don't get me wrong. I think faith and positivity is a great and wonderful thing. Unfortunately that's not all that religion promotes. Most of it breeds judgment, contempt, hate and persecution. What is loving or spiritual about that?





7).The Decline of Western Civilization the PUNK years (NOT the Metal version!!)




The PUNK ROCK version of this film/documentary is AMAZING! I LOVE it so much. It reminds me of the things I was into as a kid and it quite literally takes me back in time in the best way. It's a must see for everyone! I can't stand the idiots today that say they like punk rock and have no idea what REAL punk
rock really is. Watch it and learn!





8).The Outlaw Josey Wales(1976 Civil War era western)


Clint Eastwood at his best. I am a big Eastwood fan but most people don't know why he deserves so many accolades for this film in particular. He starred in it and directed it. He only used REAL Native Americans to play the Native American roles. As a matter of  fact his side kick in the film was an actual Indian Chief in real life (76 yrs old when making the film). This was the first film to EVER portray Native Americans in a positive light and not as savages. There is a groundbreakingly powerful scene more towards the end of the film between Josey Wales and the character "10 Bears". What 10 Bears says about it being a shame that the governments are run by double-tongues and it's too bad they haven't figured out how to do this is just so true and even more so today it seems. Best Eastwood film of all time in my opinion.





9).The Wizard of Oz




Go look at it again and tell me you aren't  impressed by the make up and costumes of munchkin land and the sets and just...wow.






10). Hamlet (1996 version with Kenneth Branagh)




I fell in love with Branagh AS HAMLET. Awesome. He did an amazing job as portraying this character.






11). The Krays (1990)




True story of the rise and fall of Brittan's most famous gangster brothers. Fucking AMAZING movie. Visually flawless and haunting and perfectly casted and performed. A MUST SEE.





12). Elizabeth (1998 film "Elizabeth" by Shekhar Kapur)




I'm a huge history/true story buff and this was an amazing film. The visuals, the accuracy, the magnitude...wow! This film depicts the early years of Elizabeth and her struggles with learning how to be a monarch.





13)Elizabeth the Golden Age( 2007 film also directed by Shekhar Kapur and starring Cate Blanchet).





This film goes more into her reign and showing the sacrifices made by her. She was married to her country and her people and couldn't trust anyone and WOW I feel her character so deeply in this film not to mention it is also a BEAUTIFUL movie.







14). Cadillac Records




 Well everyone knows I'm a huge blues fan and I love true stories so how could I not love this film. Great  flick indeed.
 
 





15).Almost Famous  






Another great music based film only this one is about an era that has never been recaptured and never will. If you were born in the 80's or later you have no idea what you missed. It was more than music. It was a feeling and a spirit and a way of being and thinking that I miss greatly. There was so much more soul in rock and the music industry then. Oh yeah...and then there's the timeless story of love too.





16). The Missing (Tommy Lee Jones and Cate Blanchet)





Just watch it. You'll understand. It en-captures the realities of what life would be like during that time, plus dis-functional family that is actually great and wonderful, plus the occult, Indians (both bad and good), love, overcoming almost impossible odds and taking the law into your own hands when the law won't help. Great flick! I relate so much to both Cate Blanchet's character as well as her youngest daughter's character Dot(Jenna Boyd). I was just like Dot when I was little and much like Cate Blanchet's character now as far as how I think and live.








17). Whip It





This is just a fun movie. I love the cast. It reminds me of a lot of my friends especially from back home in Virginia and my earlier years in LA. Ellen Page is awesome. Drew Barrymore is infectious. Juliette Lewis just rocks and Kristen Wiig is just perfect. Love it.






18).Pride and Prejudice (2005- Keira Knightley and Mathew MacFadyen)



The perfectly depicted film adaption of Jane Austins classic novel, so perfectly casted and acted.  Again..I love period pieces too, romance and the struggles between classes.   As well as the love of family and quite literally a fairytale ending.  I LOVE this film.






19). Conviction





True Story about an AMAZINGLY powerful loyalty, love and bond between a brother and sister who did not have anyone but each other. The sister played by Hillary Swank is such an unbelievably strong,awe-inspiring human being. In a time when no one seems to understand within the modern day "family" the true meaning of unconditional love, loyalty and faith in one another we are given the most perfect template that instills hope and on a more personal level shows me something I have always dreamed of and never had. Being that it's a true story it proves that it DOES really exist and it also shows us how powerful of an affect we can have on our lives and the lives of the people we love if we just stay strong and never give up on ourselves and on each other.






20).  Braveheart



Epic.....period.





21).  Contact Has Begun



Documentary on the existence of extra terrestrials and proof of it.






22). The Rocky Horror Picture Show





This is more of a nostalgia and cult classic choice. I remember going with my friends when I was only 14 yrs old to the midnight showings on many weekends.  We were saying the lines and dressing as characters along with so many others in the audience. So much fun. What other movie created THAT kind of cult following and fun?






23). The Shining



One of the greatest horror films of all time. A classic for a million good reasons.






24). Giant (1956 w/ James Dean, Elizabeth Taylor,Rock Hudson and Dennis Hopper).




One word... WOW!





25).  Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels




First Guy Richie film that really made it here in the U.S.  His others are great as well but this one had more of an impact on me, It was smart and full of humorous action and great characters. Loved it.



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10 comments:

  1. Great list. Very varied. Haven't seen some of them, but have heard of all. Was cool to see Religulous on the list and so high up :D

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  2. Well...I must say,being Nikki nova such class lady her choices also come pretty classy.
    I must say Gone with the Wind is amovie that only someone without a hint of taste,would not have it in its top movies.
    Shining,a classic,and Braveheart,amazing...Good chices Nikki,Great post Mr.Vern

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  3. Nikki, you never cease to amaze me. I'm with you on about 5-6 (especially Breakfast Club) but I haven't even heard of most of the others! Those films hit our generation, so knowing you, I'm sure they're intriguing and spectacular. I'll look them up. Nice job!

    -MM

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  4. I am very impressed with this list. Nikki even introduced me to movies I have not heard of and some I have forgotten. I'm not quite the film buff as I thought I was.

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