I don’t even really know why I love this movie so much. It’s definitely a love-it-or-hate-it movie. Normally when I watch a movie with this type of absurdly ridiculous humour, I get angry that someone’s brain spewed such nonsense and called it funny. But here, there’s something about this movie that changes it from an absolute no-no to I’m-just-going-to-dance-around-the-room-and-smile-until-it’s-over. (Unless my least favourite scene is on — then I am angry at the absurdity, haha.)
Maybe it’s the comedic pairing of Oliver Platt and Stanley Tucci. Perhaps it’s Steve Buscemi’s suicidal character whose name is ironically “Happy.” Maybe it’s how all the stories get tied together by the end of the movie. Maybe I just happened to rediscover it at the tail-end of the time in my life when I might consider this sort of stupid humour as actually being funny.
While it’s a mix of a bunch of reasons, I’m convinced it’s mostly the last point. It also wouldn’t have been possible without the first. I love Platt and Tucci as actors, and their characters in this movie are absolutely adorable with their child-like innocence.
I’m finally all packed to go home tomorrow. This bed I’ve been sleeping in for the last month is so hard. I didn’t realise how hard until tonight. I barely entered sleep when I was awakened, and have been kept from falling back to sleep, by feeling someone walking in the house.
But, I’ve had my mind blown several times in a short span of time by IMDb while trying to ignore the subtle stomping.
I only went to confirm that John Krasinski (Jim from The Office, which I’ve been watching a lot in the last few days) is married to Emily Blunt. (1) He is. (2) Her birth name is Emily Olivia Leah Blunt, and “Emily” and “Olivia” are my two favourite female names! (3) Frickin’ Stanley Tucci is married to her sister. (4) His middle name is “Oliver,” and I love that name! (I would say it’s my favourite male name, but it’s not something I’d name a person; that’s probably why I gave that name to my vintage bicycle, LOL.) (Also, I love the name “Olivia” because of the name “Oliver.”)
Bonus: (5) At 6’3″, John Krasinski is the shortest of his siblings; his brothers being 6’6″ and frickin’ 6’10”.
Now that my mind has been blown enough times from cool info and personal coincidence, I’m dead. I should be able to sleep soundly now. 😏
As soon as I’d heard the song “Cinema” by Benny Benassi I fell in love with it. (Specifically the Skrillex remix, radio edit.) My geeky obsession this year is movies; I haven’t really played many video games. Every time I listened to this song I would think of scenes from 2012. I decided to make a music video with my favourite movies, but soon changed it to my “desert island movies.” (If you’re unfamiliar with this term, it refers to the list of, usually, five movies you would want to have with you if you were stranded on a desert island. Keeping in mind that these are the only five movies I would see for the rest of my life, some of my current favourite movies didn’t make that list; however, I adore them no less.) I only have four currently on that list, and chose three of them for the video. (The one not featured in the video is The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.)
One random fact that I had realised about the video, after I had already started making it, was that each of the three featured movies has an actor from the 1998 film The Impostors (Oliver Platt, Stanley Tucci, and Alfred Molina), which is one of my current favourite movies. So in a sense, there are four movies; three of my desert island movies and one hidden movie I simply adore.