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 don’t know how the current weather is for you, but the area where I live has had a sudden temperature drop below freezing with a threatening snow storm this weekend. That sounds like perfect weather to make some hot chocolate and cuddle up on the couch with a great movie!
I recently came across this 30 Day Movie Challenge from TheaterThoughts.com, posted last year. Basically, every day for thirty days you watch a different type of movie based on your tastes. Get ready for movie night x 30!
While it would be perfectly fine to fill out the list as you go through the month, I’m doing it all at once for the sake of the blog.
30 Day Movie Challenge
Day 01 – The best movie you saw during the last year: (I’m assuming this means new movie) Now You See Me Day 02 – The most underrated movie:The Impostors Day 03 – A movie that makes you really happy:Last Holiday Day 04 – A movie that makes you sad:Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Day 05 – Favourite love story in a movie:Made of Honor Day 06 – Favourite made-for-TV movie:Stargate: Continuum Day 07 – The most surprising plot twist or ending:Angel’s Dance Day 08 – A movie that you’ve seen countless times: All of my favourites ;o), but for the sake of the challenge, Spider-Man 2 Day 09 – A movie with the best soundtrack:Home Alone Day 10 – Favourite classic movie:Mary Poppins Day 11 – A movie that changed your opinion about something:Vegucated (documentary) Day 12 – A movie that you hate:Up Day 13 – A movie that is a guilty pleasure:The Impostors (this duplicate couldn’t be avoided) Day 14 – A movie that no one would expect you to love:Red Dawn Day 15 – A character to whom you can relate the most: Andy Sachs in The Devil Wears Prada (fashion-wise) Day 16 – A movie that you used to love, but now hate:First Knight (my dislike for this particular Lancelot grew too much to continue enjoying the movie) Day 17 – A movie that disappointed you the most:Eragon Day 18 – A movie that you wish more people would’ve seen:The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Day 19 – Favourite movie based on a book/comic/etc.:The Three Musketeers (1993) Day 20 – Favourite movie from a favorite actor/actress: Jeremy Renner in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol Day 21 – Favourite movie from a newcomer: Lindsey Lohan in The Parent Trap (back when she was a newcomer… and clean) Day 22 – Favourite documentary:Forks Over Knives Day 23 – Favourite animation:Toy Story Day 24 – Favourite foreign film: (I’ll assume foreign to America) The Decoy Bride Day 25 – The most hilarious movie you’ve ever seen:Rocketman (the first time I saw it as a kid) Day 26 – A movie that you love, but everyone else hates:The Terminal Day 27 – A movie that you wish you had seen in theatres:Inception Day 28 – A movie you still don’t understand:2001: A Space Odessey Day 29 – A movie from your childhood:Beethoven Day 30 – Your favourite movie of all time:2012 (JUST “2012“… Not 2012: Ice Age or 2012: Doomsday.)
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.