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Derek Walters

I'm such a huge movie fan (of course I am), and my passion spans from classics to comedies all the way to horror and finally, superhero related films (which is the absolute best). Like most, I've had many favorite films throughout the years, the more notable being Eric Bana's Hulk (which has to literally be my number one favorite EVER!), Kick-Ass, Small Soldiers (places fairly high), The Lord of the Rings franchise, and, well...way too many to list properly...

For the past, I don't know how many years, movies have been my escape from all the chaos of my somewhat screwed up life. Lately, I haven't been watching as many as I had used to (but about every weekend for sure), since most of my time goes to writing to all of you about the things that bring us movie fans happiness (sort of).

Movies have also been one of my go-to places for drawing ideas, like the Joker, or Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl, and Deadpool. Each time a new superhero film comes out, I've got to draw something (It beats buying a crud-load of posters).

Ever since I was a wee one, movies have spiked my interest in becoming an actor or filmmaker (but where I live, there aren't many opportunities). I'm also a pretty big fan of music, all kinds, and I also thought it'd be fun to pick out songs for movies. Nonetheless, one of my dreams is to star in at least one movie.

Enough of that chit chat, below are 7 of my all time favorite films (as of now of course)!

1. Hulk (2003)

The Hulk isn't necessarily bad per-say, but it's definitely not a very popular film among fans, either of the two for that matter. But this is my baby. This is the film I've watched so many times, and out of every single movie I've seen and have, this stands above 'em all. Ah, the Hulk is a true masterpiece comic film. Nothing gets better than this! (Maybe Suicide Squad will...maybe.)

2. The Iron Giant (1999)

I don't know what it is about this film that makes me love it so much. Maybe it's the robot, I'm not sure, but I can tell you that it's a really great film...really great. Maybe it's how I too love Superman and comic books. Regardless, when I was little I couldn't get enough of this, still can't for that matter. I hope they make a sequel or something!

3. Need For Speed (2014)

The first time I watched Need For Speed, I loved it. I used to be a pretty big fan of the Fast and Furious films, but they went down the crapper for me a long time ago. This on the other hand, stood out as original (there's actually no CGI and all the car races/chases are completely legit) and...really really awesome! My brother and I always played the games, on Gamecube and PlayStation 2. Those were always fun, especially Most Wanted, you have to love the cop chases! I love how they incorporated one into the film. Maybe it's that, either way, it brings back some pretty good memories.

4. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Guardians of the Galaxy is just a bundle of awesomeness! I don't know what it is about this either...maybe it's the fact that it's just so different from all the other superhero movies out there. Or maybe because Vin Diesel had also voiced the Iron Giant? It had a really great plot, music, and was just all around great!

5. Kick-Ass (2010)

Kick-Ass is not like any film you've ever seen. One of my first posts here at Moviepilot was saying why need a Kick-Ass 3, and in it, you'll find why it's so great. You can read it here!

6. Whats Eating Gilbert Grape (1993)

My brother and I usually watch this about every week; I might not do it that often, but he does. I don't know what it is with this movie, and neither does he, but it's really awesome. Maybe I'm like Arnie (Leonardo Dicaprio's character) and he's like Gilbert (Johnny Depp's character)'s just too weird. Way weird. It's cool how it's supposed to take place in Iowa (the state I so happen to live in), and how the writer of the book, Peter Hedges was best friends with my doctor.

7. Small Soldiers (1998)

The whole idea of toys coming to life, is probably one of every child's dream. With this, the film goes to show you a downside to what could happen if the idea was true...


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