Day 29 - best holiday movie (needn’t be yuletide)
Home Alone 2
(With the exceptions of the last couple of years) Every year during christmas Home Alone 1 + 2 are on tv, and we always watch it. So to me if there is one movie that says CHRISTMAS. It’s home alone.
When I was in America during Christmas I was staying in New York City. Since the hostel didn’t organise anything special for christmas I spend it walking around NYC searching for places that they used in Home Alone 2.
I think that was the first time I had a christmas with snow. There was so much snow that I couldn’t leave for boston on the day I was supposed too cause the bus didn’t ride. Thankfully I booked my flight home a day later so I had two days to get to Boston just in case.
Anyway when I finally arrived at my hotel in Boston I turned on the tv and Home Alone 2 was on. This just made me so happy. I had been to so many places in the movie so watching this movie now mean more than just CHRISTMAS, it also reminds of my time in America.
Even after 20 times I still enjoy watching this movie during Christmas and it feels incomplete without it.
Day 28 - favorite movie from a genre you don’t usually watch or movie you love that you never expected to enjoy
A Clockwork Orange
I have heard so much about clockwork orange that I expected it to be overhyped. Normally those old classics that everybody finds brilliant, are disappointing.
But last week I finally watched it with a friend and it’s my favorite Kurbrick movie so far. (Probably because I understood this movie and had lots of stuff in it that we are learning about in school atm)
Though I have seen several of Kubrick’s movies I didn’t really enjoy them. I still haven’t been able to watch 2001: A Space Oddesy. I turn it of after a couple of minutes because I can’t stay focused.
So if you have the same problem with his movies, go watch A clockwork Orange cause you might like that one.
(Random though that I had during this movie is that a Young Malcolm McDowell would have made a great hobbit )
Day 27 - oldest movie you love
I watched it in the cinema last year during the dutch film festival. Yeah I go to a DUTCH film festival to watch an American movie -_-. But anyway I watched Some Like It Hot with Marlyn Monroe and I really really liked the movie. It was the first time I saw Marlyn in a movie and really liked her in it.
But beside being a good and funny movie, It also felt way ahead of it’s time. Haven’t rewatched it yet but now that I thought about this movie again I want to watch it.
Day 26 - movie with a soundtrack you had to buy (or download illegally)
The Return Of The King
The only reason this one wins is because I really like the theme for Gondor. I have the complete recordings of the LOTR soundtrack and I listen to them a lot. Mostly when I want to watch the movie and I don’t have time I just put the soundtrack on and know exactly whats going on in the movie.
A sort explanations but I think it’s clear I just love LOTR
Day 25 - movie musical you can’t help but sing to
The Lion King
I’m not good with remembering lyrics. I can only sing one line of Singing in the rain and that is “Singing in the rain”. I have only watched Sound of Music once and that was drunk (It was the one thing that would make watch that movie) So besides not being good with remembering lyrics, I’m also not really font of musical movies. I like seeing theater musicals though. (Though I still wouldn’t watch Sound of Music sober)
But I have always loved the lion king and since I haven seen it so many times I can actually remember some songs :O
So when I rewatch the lion king I can sing some songs along, well the dutch dub anyway. Don’t think I have ever watched the english version of this movie.
Not sure if this movie counts but I can’t sing along to something that ain’t a disney movie.
Day 24 - favorite date/make-out movie
That would be Aliens. But it would be more as a test how the date reacts to certain things. Does the person accept a female lead who is the hero of the movie. Does this person accept said female hero to be female and not a female written like a dude. Does this person like sci-fi horror and fantasy? I can talk about how this is one of my favorite movies and that I really like sci-fi/horror/fantasy. And if the date doesn’t like this movie or LOTR then it’s bye bye right away.
Besides being a test, it’s just a very good movie I don’t mind seeing several times. And Ellen Ripley remains one of my favorite characters of all time
Day 23 - movie that should have been a hit, dammit
Not sure what the budget was for this movie but it’s world wide gross in the cinema wasn’t a lot and it deserves a lot more.
The fall is about a little girl named Alexandria that has broken her arm and is staying in a hospital. While she is staying there she often wanders around. During one of her walks around the hospital she meets Roy Walker (Lee Pace) a stunt man who after a fall lost the ability to use his legs. Not only his body is broken but so is his hart. To win Alexandria’s trust Roy tells her an epic story while making her an unknowing accomplish to his suicide attempt.
This is a special movie with great cinematography, beautiful sets,a amazing costumes and a good and interesting story.
This isn’t a movie for anyone so I get why it’s not a super hit but this movie deserves to be one. So go watch it if you haven’t seen it yet
Day 22 - favorite movie to put on in the background while doing other stuff
These are movies that I have often on in the background. I have seen these movies a lot so I don’t really need to pay attention to know what’s going on. 1 frame or line of dialog is enough to know where in the movie they are. Therefor they are perfect to put on while doing other stuff like making homework. I often catch myself talking along with these movies. Couldn’t really pick one because I rotate these 3. And once I have Pacific Rim that one will be added to mix as well.
Day 21 - animated movie that proves that animated movies can be great movies
I think there are a lot of great animated movies. Most of them have a lot more hearth since they are often aimed at children. And a lot of them try something different because with animations you can do anything, all you have to do is think it. (And work hard).
Princess Mononoke is the movie I picked for today.
Sprited Away was the first studio Ghibli movie I had seen. I immediately was a fan of theirs. When I talked about how much I liked their movies I was often asked what I thought about Princess Mononoke. And to my shame had to say I had never seen it.
It’s the favorite Ghibli movie of a lot of people so my expectations where very high so I was afraid to watch it and be disappointed.
I finally watched it this year when my expectations where on a normal level. And wow did I love it :O
People were really speaking the truth about it being a really good movie. The sort of villain person is really well written. It’s beautifully animated with lots of great designs. The soundtrack is amazing. And the story is very good too.
Even if you normally don’t watch animated movies I really recommend watching this one.
Day 20 - movie you can’t sleep without a nightlight after watching
I can watch it now without a nightlight but when I watched way back when it was released I was so scared afterwards.
I watch it at a sleepover with some friends and we just infected each other with fear. Don’t think I fell asleep that night and it wasn’t much better the next night.
What I think really made this film less scary is that I read the book the movie was based on and found it a lot better. And then I kept thinking about it the next time I saw it.
But if there is one movie that gave me nightmares it was this one.