Top 10 Milla Jovovich Movies21.10.11 # Top Ten # 8 Comments
Model. Musician. Singer. Artist. Fashion Designer. Actor. And occasionally topless. These are all the things that Milla Jovovich and I have in common. Since I saw her in Resident Evil, this multi-talented lady has always been my favourite actress. I’m not sure if it’s her distinct and cute voice, her underrated acting chops or the fact that she’s just stunning but I always look forward to whatever she’s doing next. I’m a fan. With several movies of hers coming out this year (including The Three Musketeers in 3D no less) I thought now would be the perfect opportunity to PROCLAIM MY LOVE… of her work with you all. These are the top 10 best Milla Jovovich movies. Enjoy!
10. Ultraviolet (2006)
Ultraviolet sees Milla J as “Violet”, a quasi-vampire sword-and-gun-wielding motorbike-riding badass sworn to fight a government that wants to cull the vampire population while protecting a boy who is the key to vampirific salvation. What more could you ask for? Well, how about a studio who doesn’t fudge up the director’s vision to get a lower age rating? Much to the chagrin of director Kurt Wimmer (who’s responsible for the excellent Equilibrium) and Ms. Jovovich herself, that is exactly what happened and the critics responded likewise. Still, it’s Milla doing what she does best and visually it looks spectacular on Blu-ray – and that’s just her cat suit.
9. Zoolander (2001)
We all know and love Zoolander – a film that has become a cult phenomenon despite poor box-office takings. If for some reason you haven’t seen this film but read Movie Moron, like Slash in South Park, you probably don’t exist. Zoolander is the tale of airhead model “Derek Zoolander” (Ben Stiller) who contends with being overtaken by “young” upstart “Hansel” (Owen Wilson) while also being the target of nefarious fashion designer “Mugatu” (Will Ferrell). Milla has a small but memorable role as Mugatu’s henchwoman, “Katinka Ingabogovinanana” – a sneering, Russian dominatrix who thrives on just being deliciously evil. No doubt, Milla probably took some inspiration for the character from her days as a model too. That Milla – she’s so hot right now!
8. You Stupid Man
With the exception of a Russian a film that I’m going to have trouble downlo- I mean, attaining a region-free DVD copy of… in English, Milla’s only attempt at Rom-Com fare comes in the shape of 2002’s You Stupid Man, helmed by writer/producer Brian Burns of Entourage fame. The film is about a love triangle which forms between “Owen” (David Krumholtz), his former girlfriend who cheated on him “Chloe” (Denise Richards) and his new love interest “Nadine” (played by Milla J). Yes, the idea of the guy from Numbers getting anywhere near EITHER of these two ladies seems like a stretch BUT his chemistry with Milla in this film makes it believable. Jovovich is charming as Nadine, somehow forgiving all of Owen’s misdemeanours while the audience collectively face-palm his longing for the clearly inferior Chloe. Milla if you’re reading this, do more romantic comedies – they suit you. And also, call me.
7. The Million Dollar Hotel (2000)
Written by Bono, music from U2, produced by Mel Gibson and directed by Wim Wenders – somehow it shouldn’t have failed! The Million Dollar Hotel is a tragi-comic story about the apparent suicide of “Tom-Tom” (Jeremy Davies) after he is suspected of murdering a resident at the eponymous hotel by “Agent Skinner” (Mel Gibson). For whatever reason it did fail, beneath the issue (read: pacing) is an assured performance from Mi-Jo as “Eloise”, a prostitute with mental ticks who is the centre of affection for “Tom-Tom”. A sweet and naïve relationship develops between the two as the tension (eventually) ramps up towards the tragic ending. Sounds like the plot of every one of my romantic relationships so far. Including murdering Tim Roth.
6. Stone (2010)
A film about manipulation, Stone features Milla as “Lucetta”, a conniving temptress who seduces a parole officer (played by Robert De Niro) for the acceptance of her equally calculating convict husband “Stone” (Edward Norton). What could have been a physiological thriller ends up being a plodding drama in the hands of John Curran. But the constant highpoints are always Milla’s scenes where she’s entirely watchable as the femme fatale that ultimately dooms De Niro’s character. Like De Niro, I also believe that Milla is a woman worth going to prison for.
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