Day 01- The best movie you saw during the last year -- Toy Story 3, hands down. It was the only movie I was really looking forward to seeing this summer. We'll see what comes out later on this year, but still not over the TS3 love.
Day 02 - The most underrated movie -- Grindhouse
. (ESPECIALLY Planet Terror
.) It was MEANT to be campy and gruesome. And people just didn't want to sit through a double feature. And Death Proof
was pretty cool once you got past all the exposition that you normally get in a Tarantino film.
Day 03 - A movie that makes you really happy -- Enchanted.
That movie was so freaking adorable. (I especially loved when Giselle was offered the apple martini and Robert said something along the lines of, "Wow, everyone likes to give you free stuff, huh?")
Day 04 - A movie that makes you sad -- Beaches.
I think everyone knows why. I don't know anyone who doesn't cry buckets at the end of that movie. That, and Steel Magnolias.
Day 05 - Favorite love story in a movie -- It's going to sound so cliché, but Allie and Noah in The Notebook.
To think that a love like that could survive after Allie's mother would object to her being with Noah and him writing her every day for a year and thinking she just gave up on him because she never responded....it's the stuff that makes for a really good movie. Good book, BETTER movie.
Day 06 - Favorite made for TV movie -- A while back...it wasn't VERY long back, though...ABC had aired this movie about Anne Frank with Ben Kingsley in it playing Otto Frank. It was a two-parter, and the entire last hour was shown commercial-free and with a mature content warning because it went into detail about how Anne and her family suffered in the concentration camps after they were caught. It wasn't the same thing as the movie with Millie Perkins, which was just the stage version as a movie. They put a lot of research into what was going on not just with Anne and her family and the Van Pels' and Mr. Pfeffer, but what Miep and her co-workers were having to deal with just trying to keep them hidden. I was VERY lucky that I found it on DVD; I paid a pretty penny for it, and I can't bring myself to sell it.
Day 07 - The most surprising plot twist or ending - Regina George posting her picture in the Burn Book and getting even with Cady in Mean Girls.
It was a very underhanded thing to do, and I totally didn't see it coming when I first saw it, but it made sense.
...I always felt kind of bad for Regina George towards the end of Mean Girls
. Yeah, she was an intimidating bitch, but did she really deserve what happened to her? I believe in karma, but wow. The girls that she thought were her friends (ESPECIALLY Cady) kind of stabbed her in the back, and she ended up getting severely injured in the end. NO one deserves that, I don't care HOW mean you are. And to think that Janis Ian was the one who masterminded all of that in the first place....who's truly the mean girl in all of that?
Day 08 - A movie that you’ve seen countless times - Obviously, The Rocky Horror Picture Show
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Day 09 - A movie with the best soundtrack - Detroit Rock City
. Lots of awesome rock music from the 70s, mainly KISS.
Day 10 - Favorite classic movie - Probably Gone With the Wind
. And I had never been able to sit down and watch the whole movie in one sitting until recently! (I would always watch the first hour and then have to do something, or I would come in when it was half over.) I still love it so freaking much. Especially when Rhett forces Scarlett to go to the birthday party and makes her wear that red dress, and he tells her something along the lines of, "Here, wear this, it'll suit the occasion" all snarky-like. Rhett was freaking awesome.
Day 11 - A movie that changed your opinion about something - Dogma
. Here's the thing. I'm not a particularly religious person. I was raised Baptist as a kid, and I stopped going to church regularly after my church got a new clegyman because we (meaning my whole family) didn't agree with some of the things the new clergyman was preaching about in his sermons. It's not like I've turned my back on religion or Christianity or anything...it's just that I don't particularly agree with the idea of organized religion.
There's a part in Dogma
when Bethany is talking with Rufus on the train about how Jesus doesn't like how we've taken something like Christianity and separated it into so many factions. And because of that, it causes so many scuffles and skirmishes between different religious groups. Hell, people go to wars over this kind of stuff. I can't remember the exact quote, but Rufus said something along the lines of "It's easier to have a good idea instead of a belief. You can change an idea, but changing a belief is trickier." And it just made me feel a little more secure in not wanting to go to church every week. I consider myself to be an independent worshipper. I mean, I know how to read, and I'm smart enough to read the Bible and interpret it for myself. I don't need to go to church every week and have some clergyman preach to me about how I'm going to hell and make me feel bad about myself.
Day 12 - A movie that you hate - The remake of The Stepford Wives
. Hated it. HAAAAAAAAAAAAATED it. The original is tons of amazing, but the remake was just terrible. And it made no sense towards the end!
Day 13 - A movie that is a guilty pleasure - Hmm....I had to think long and hard about this one. There are quite a few movies that I'm kind of ashamed to admit that I love. But nothing tops the ridiculousness of.....She-Devil.
The Queen Actress Herself, Meryl Streep, in a movie with Roseanne Barr and Ed Begley Jr. of all people. The late-80s fashion sense. Mary Fisher's downward spiral, Robert's skeeviness, and Ruth just taking over her life as Vesta Rose. I. LOVE. THIS. RIDICULOUS. MOVIE.
(Troop Beverly Hills
is a close second.)
Day 14 - A movie that no one would expect you to love - Probably Cannibal! The Musical.
So many people see it in my DVD collection and ask about it, and I'm the one who has to explain it was the first movie that Trey Parker and Matt Stone made while in college before "South Park" took off as well as it did. It's such a craptacular movie, but it's hilarious. It's for the true Trey Parker/Matt Stone fan.
God, look at how young and skinny Trey was there!
Day 15 - A character who you can relate to the most -
I feel this could be best expressed by song:
Day 16 - A movie that you used to love but now hate - Okay, I know I've posted it before, so everyone knows about my love/hate relationship with Grease.
But let me restate it. I loved Grease
when I was a teenager, but over the course of time, I've seen it so many times, I've seen so many stage productions of it, I've done the songs for show choir and I've heard so many craptacular karaoke versions of "We Go Together" and "Summer Nights" that I can't stand it anymore.
Not only that, but I don't like the fact that by the end of the movie, Sandy figures out the only way to get Danny back is to make herself over into a skank, and it's okay with everyone. Yet Danny lettered in track and got his letterman's sweater and the T-Birds just made fun of him (briefly) for it until he told them, "You guys aren't going to be following me for the rest of your lives, right?" It's lame when Danny does something (sort of) productive with his downtime during high school, but Sandy gets the slutty makeover and everyone loves it because she's sexy all of a sudden. Yeah.
Day 17 - A movie that disappointed you the most - Superman Returns
. It was just another unnecessary sequel. The only good thing about it was Kevin Spacey as Lex Luthor because it's Kevin Spacey, for crying out loud. But yeah, that one was a bit letdown. Had a hard time buying Kate Bosworth as Lois Lane (I always felt they could've cast someone a little older, or someone who looked like a bit of a harried working mother), had a VERY hard time buying Superman lifting an entire island of KRYPTONITE, and the last thing....this is the movie James Marsden passed on doing X-Men 3
for?! (Or only showed up for the first five minutes, anyway.)
I hated it. I downright hated it. And I cling even more tightly to the original versions with Christopher Reeve to this day. (The original Superman
was on AMC the other day, actually!)
Day 18 - A movie that you wish more people would’ve seen - Death Becomes Her.
(Yeah, another Meryl Streep "crap-o-rama," LOL.) I've been kind of obsessed with it lately. I don't get why this movie didn't get enough love! It's not really a horror movie, it's more like a funny "Twilight Zone"-ish movie. Or like Tales From the Crypt
, more like. Brilliant comedic performances from Bruce Willis and Goldie Hawn and (of course) Meryl Streep. And Isabella Rosellini is hot as BALLS in it. SUCH an underrated movie. And I want to make animated gifs from it so badly.
Day 19 - Favorite movie based on a book/comic/etc. -
Off a book: the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Those were some of the best damn book adaptations I had ever seen. (I can overlook the elimination of Tom Bombadil from the first book, because that section did get a bit boring.) And The Two Towers
was probably the best one out of the three; I think I saw it four times in the theater.
Off a comic: I'm going with Watchmen.
Day 20 - Favorite movie from your favorite actor/actress -
Kevin Spacey--American Beauty
Reese Witherspoon--Legally Blonde
John Travolta--Pulp Fiction
Day 21 - Favorite action movie - For the longest time, I would've told you Terminator 2.
But I'll be honest. The Dark Knight
was just that much better. Nothing can beat the semi trailer chasing the Batpod. In IMAX. That was just fucking AWESOME.
Day 22 - Favorite documentary - Waking Sleeping Beauty.
It'll be HELL waiting for that to come out on DVD.
Day 23 - Favorite animation - In my opinion, nothing can beat the one that started it all.
1:26 For as realistic as we can nail rippling water with computer-generated animation nowadays....NOTHING can top the special effects used when Snow White's singing into the well. That's just PERFECT and looks MUCH more realistic than what computers can do NOW. Beauty and the Beast
is a close second, however. A VERY close second.
Day 24 - That one awesome movie idea that still hasn’t been done yet - I don't know. Something ORIGINAL that's not a remake of something that's already been done?! (Oh, I
know what's awesome. I'm just not going to post it, lest someone steal my idea.)
Day 25 - The most hilarious movie you’ve ever seen - I'm inclined to say Tropic Thunder,
but I don't want to be like everyone else who's responded with this. So it's a toss-up between Dumb and Dumber
. That movie never gets old and never fails to make me laugh.
Day 26 - A movie that you love but everyone else hates - Cloverfield.
I freaking LOVED it. I loved the whole viral campaign leading up to it, too. I really can't wait for Super 8
to come out.
Day 27 - A movie that you wish you had seen in theaters - I would've loved to have seen the first preview test screenings of The Wizard of Oz.
Apparently, there was a LOT of stuff that was cut from the film after the first few preview screenings because the movie was running too long. Plus, about a dozen of Margaret Hamilton's lines as the Wicked Witch were cut because she was just too scary for the kids in the audiences to handle.
Oh hell, I would just love to actually see The Wizard of Oz
in a theater, no matter what. I've seen it so many times on TV and on tape/DVD, it'd be a nice change of pace to see it in an actual theater.
Day 28 - Favorite movie from your favorite director - I'll reserve that for number 30, because it's the same thing.
Day 29 - A movie from your childhood - Any random movie from my childhood? I'll go with The Muppet Movie.
I know it came out in 1979, and I was born in 1980, but I think I've seen it so many times when I was a kid on tape or on TV. Love it.
Okay, Frank Oz, this alone can make up for the piece of crap that was your remake of The Stepford Wives.
Day 30 - Your favorite movie of all time -( I don't need you to tell me how fucking good my coffee is, okay? I'm the one who buys it. I know how good it is. When Bonnie goes shopping, she buys shit. I buy the gourmet expensive stuff because when I drink it I want to taste it. But you know what's on my mind right now? It AIN'T the coffee in my kitchen, it's the dead nigger in my garage. )
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