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Top five movies with a plot twist


ay twenty one of #IGWRITERSOCT is “Plot twist.” I love it when a movie or book smacks me in the face with a mind bending twist ending.

So, here are my top five favorite movies with twist endings.

It goes without saying there WILL be spoilers ahead.

5. The Sixth Sense

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Probably noted as one of the most well known plot twists in cinema history. We learn that Bruce Willis’ character of the child psychologist is actually dead the entire movie.

I honestly never saw this one coming. I knew something was up the entire movie but it never dawned on me that he was dead. Of course when you go back and re-watch it, it’s all so clear.

4. Seven

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This movie gave me a hangover for days. Not the good kind of hangover where you look back and in spite of how bad you felt you had a great time, and would probably do it again. No it was a hangover SO awful that anytime anyone ever mentions the name of that liquor, you throw up in your mouth a little.

This movie WRECKED me. It was such a dark and twisted ending once we find out “what was in the box.” The fact it was the pretty little head Pitt’s wife, and that she was pregnant. It was more than my stomach could handle.

I have only watched this movie once. I couldn’t bear to sit through it again. It was just TOO dark.

3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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Probably not considered one of the biggest plot twists in literary and cinematic history, but this one was deeply impactful to me.

As I sat there reading Deathly Hallows and we finally looked into Professor Snape’s thoughts, I literally gasped out loud and began sobbing on my sofa. THIS was the moment that I fell in love with Snape.

Snape wasn’t always a good man, he made some bad choices, but it was the good choices he made that defined him. Snape was the silent hero in the shadows.

2.  The Village

Ok. Popcorn was popped and I was nestled into my sofa ready for this movie. I knew M. Night Shyamalan’s game. I knew that this film was going to have a twist, and the entire movie I was trying to figure it out.

Other than the twist what I love most about this movie is the love story between Ivy and Lucius. I mean seriously, how ROMANTIC is it when she is standing there trembling on the porch, blind and terrified, with her outstretched hand all the while KNOWING that her man is coming for her. When Noah stabbed Lucius I felt like my heart was ripped out of my chest.

As our brave blind heroine goes into the woods to save her man. She climbed over that hedge I knew it was coming…but what??? What was coming??? Then you see that truck pull up and you realize. Holy crap it’s modern day.

Yep, M. Night got me again.

1. Fight Club

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This one absolutely came out of left field and shocked me. It changed the entire feel of the movie. Here thought I was just watching some strange dark drama, when in fact it was a physiological thriller.

The viewer has NO idea the entire time that Tyler is the narrator. We are too caught up with the fact he’s a total nut job.

Once we find out that Tyler and narrator are the same person, you have to go back and re-watch with a total different mindset. It makes you realize that no matter how much of a pushover someone may seem to be, the deep dark inner sociopath looms underneath.

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Series Review – On The Ropes

Just finished reading Aly Martinez series “On The Ropes.” I have to say that these were all fantastic reads.

Aly is an excellent writer. Her dialogue is great, her sex scenes are HOT, and she creates characters that I love. Alpha males with hearts of gold, and strong heroines. If a book can make me laugh AND cry it’s going to get a five star review and I have to say that each one of her books in the series made me shed tears.

My favorite was the first book, Fighting Silence. Possibly one of the best books that I’ve read all year. Till and Eliza meet as teenagers in an abandoned apartment that becomes their sanctuary away from the rest of the world.The story spans years but it doesn’t feel long and drawn out. It really builds the base for Till and Eliza’s romance. Till and Eliza’s story made me physically ACHE at times. Till is suffering from a genetic condition that will eventually leave him without his hearing, but that isn’t the main focus of the plot. Till has some deadbeat parents and two younger brothers, Flinn and Quarry who I guarantee you will love as much as Till.  There were so many things happening in the story, I can’t really touch on them all. I just have to say I loved everything about this book.

The second book Fighting Shadows, is about the second brother Flint, who becomes paralyzed at the end of the first book. I have to say even though it was an amazing read, this was my least favorite of the series. Maybe it’s because Flint is pining over another woman in the beginning. Had I not read the first book to understand his misplaced feelings for her, it would have been a turn off. He’s also very bitter in the beginning compared to the first book, which is understandable given his circumstances. Even with that I’d still give it five stars.

Ash, the heroine, is an amazing character. She’s kooky, charming but there were times I just wanted to bonk her over the head. From a research standpoint a few things stuck out to me because I’m kinda a stickler when it comes to getting things right about disability. One, Flint drives a wheelchair accessible van. IRL this would never be the case for his level of injury. (However I will say Quarry’s whole bit about how the van makes him look like a creepy molester is kinda hilarious dialogue.) Two, he never has any “issues” with ahem, performance. Ok, I get that if someone is a SCI incomplete they can have sexual function, but it wasn’t even touched on realistically in this book.

All in all though Fighting Shadows was still a great read that I thoroughly enjoyed.

The third and final book in the series is Fighting Solitude. I loved this one nearly as much as the first.

Quarry like his older brother Till has been diagnosed with a degenerative hearing disorder that will eventually render him deaf.

I had no idea how the author was going to pull this storyline off, and I can’t say too much because, um, spoilers.

She totally pulled it off though. Brilliantly. The author made me cry big ugly tears in this one and laugh out loud. This book ripped me apart at times. And OH MY GOD the sex was SCORCHING in this book.

The Page brothers will be with me a long time. Just start at the beginning of the series and read all three. Trust me. You won’t regret it.