Alan Rickman: A Life In Movies

I apologize for being remiss on this, I've had to deal with some IRL stuff and haven't been able to write as much as I would like recently.  Also, the death of Alan Rickman hit me a lot harder than I anticipated.  At first I was sad, but then I started to go through all of the movies I have seen of his and loved and I just kept getting more and more sad.  I wasn't sure if I was able to even do it, as even to this day I get teary eyed thinking of him being gone forever.Nonetheless, I threw this 24 hour movie marathon together in hopes that I can do one of my favourite actors of all time justice. so here we go:1.) Die Hard (1988) Hans Gruber was one of the best villains of all time and I think this was the best way to start the marathon off.  He was just such and asshole throughout the entire thing, done so well and will be in my top 5 of Christmas movies forever.2.) Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) If there is a villain I love to loathe more than Hans Gruber, it's the Sheriff of Nottingham.  He threatens to cut out Kevin Costners heart with a spoon because it'll hurt more… I mean… holy crap that's vile.3.) Dogma (1999) Rickman plays Metatron, the highest level of angel in heaven, God's right hand man.  He can't drink, can't fornicate and is as bitter as can be, it's a really good twist on how heaven works, likely my favourite Kevin Smith movie.4.) Galaxy Quest (1999) By Grabthar's hammer I love this movie.  He plays Alexander Dane, a prominent British actor who plays a Vulcan like character on a Star Trek spoof and makes the movie so worthwhile.  There's a scene where he attacks a monster at the end with the most awkward karate chop I've ever seen in my life and I can't get enough.5.)Blow Dry (2001) A simple movie about a barber in small-town England who has to begrudgingly enter a hairdressing competition to help his ex wife, her lesbian lover and his son… Bill Nighy and Josh Hartnett are in the movie too and make it a blast.  Also, he has tattoo's on the bottom of his feet… that's double tough.6.) Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001) Reprising his role 7 more times as Severus Snape, Rickman is one of the few rocks in a movie series that (to me anyways) fell short of the mark.  If it weren't for he and Maggie Smith these movies wouldn't be as good at all.7.) Love, Actually (2003) Great romantic comedy all in all and Rickman adds to a cast that's already fleshed out with Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Liam Neeson and Emma Thompson8.) The Hitchhicker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005) Marvin the robot had to have been written with Rickman in mind, the constant humdrum and monotone voice are immaculate.9.) Quigley Down Under (1990) I put this towards the end because, while I liked it, it was made at the same time as Indiana Jones, so I mean… who can beat Junior?10.) Bob Roberts (1992) Not a huge fan of this movie, but I think that Rickman did a pretty good job.  I saw the movie when I was real young and when I watched it again, just didn't do it for me.11.) Michael Collins (1996) Irish movie starring a bunch of English actors?  Who can say no?!12.) CBGB (2013) I love the genre of music, I love the presentation, I love Rickman.  It's a great way for me to end off this marathon.I hope you guys enjoyed it, we went over by 11 minutes, but i definitely felt that Rickman was worth a couple extra minutes of our days.