Day 30 – Your favorite movie of all time
Ok now this is the worst question that someone could possibly ask me. Even for me to narrow it down to 5 was pretty much impossible. But I guess when I get asked this question, these 5 are usually what come to mind. They each have their own story to them for me, and each of them when I think about it, all are a part of who I am. Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Closer, Pride & Prejudice, Marie Antoinette, and Atonement. I think that may even be the order in which I saw all of them too. I saw the last three in theaters, the first two I did not (Tiffany’s, obviously & Closer I was probably too young to be seeing that kind of movie anyway). Now that I think about it, I probably need to squeeze a Woody Allen in there somewhere. Which Midnight in Paris is definitely going to be added to that list pretty soon. As you can see, there is one director that made my list twice, and as previously challenged I did tell you that he was my favorite director. I could probably add a few more to this list, but for now I’ll just keep things simple…
So this was my last challenge :) I am so glad you guys stuck around for this haha! Some days were harder than others, but it was definitely fun doing this! Hopefully I can find more memes to do! :D
Day 29 – A movie from your childhood
This question is so broad it isn’t even fair. I could have gone with an obvious choice of a Disney movie, but I chose a Spielberg instead that pertains to Peter Pan. I remember loving all things Robin Williams when I was younger, but this was always my favorite of his. I loved how magical it was, and for it to not be an animated film was a big deal! There are certainly other choices from favorite films when I was younger, but I just happened to be thinking of this one the other day :)
Day 28 – Favorite movie from your favorite director
Ok, this was seriously such a hard decision. Let me begin by saying that I have two favorite directors. Joe Wright & Woody Allen. And while Woody Allen has done plenty of brilliant movies, and Joe Wright has only done a few - I think Joe’s few have might quite an impact. Every movie I have of his, I watch his commentaries, and they are quite inspiring. Every little detail he does to his movies - Atonement in particular - you can tell they are special in every way. Anything from a short shot to the way a person is positioned meant something to him. To this day I can watch Atonement and notice all the little things that make this movie so amazing. It has got to be one of the most visually appealing movies I have ever seen, and for me that’s what counts. I can’t account for the screenplay, because it was adapted from the book, but Joe’s interpretation is brilliant.
Day 27 – A movie that you wish you had seen in theaters
Moulin Rouge! (2001)
What I’d really like is Baz to get back in business with more movies like this and R+J. I can’t wait for the Great Gatsby, but I do wonder if it’ll be more like Australia and less theatrical. I kind of don’t care with it’s cast because it’ll be wonderful of course no matter what. Anyway, I never saw Moulin Rouge in theaters, but I really do wish I had. It would be so wonderful too especially because of the music. MR and R+J both have such amazing soundtracks I think I’d love to see them both in theaters again…back to back! Let’s make this happen :)
Day 26 – A movie that you love but everyone else hates
New York, I Love You (2009)
I seriously love this movie, and I love the trailer. Every time I hear 1901 I think (and smell) the city. Weird? Possibly. But I think this movie did a great job at portraying the diversity in the city, but what the hell do I know? I’ve only been there a couple of times. Anyway, I can’t understand why people didn’t find this movie as intriguing as I did. Even finding this trailer, and the comments on YouTube are terrible. Maybe they didn’t quite understand the concept of the storylines? I’ve seen Paris, Je T’Aime (2006), and knew what I was in for, and I absolutely loved it.
Day 25 – The most hilarious movie you’ve ever seen
The Hangover (2009)
So I only own a select few comedies because they are just not my thing. I am very picky when it comes to comedy movies these days because they are just too melodramatic. Now some might disagree with The Hangover as being the most hilarious movie ever, but for me it was a change of pace for comedies. I just remember sitting in the theater crying of laughter because Zach Galifianakis’ character was just something I have never seen before. Perhaps it’s the lack of knowledge of recent comedies, but his performance was brilliant. The second hangover was an unnecessary sequel, but nothing could possibly ever live up to The Hangover “Part 1”.
Day 24 – That one awesome movie idea that still hasn’t been done yet
A New Direction
It will happen!
Day 23 – Favorite animation
Toy Story (1995)
Yeah, so this is a little Tumblr cliche, but hear me out. I’m a huge Disney fan, and grew up with plenty fairy tales. Besides from the obvious classics, Toy Story was one of my favorites. And probably is my favorite because of the fact that it is an original screenplay & not the usual fairytale. The entire trilogy is amazing, but the first will always be my favorite.
Day 22 – Favorite documentary
Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)
I wouldn’t exactly say it’s my favorite, but it’s actually one of the most recent documentaries I have seen. I was always interested in Banksy’s work, so this was very fun to watch!
Day 21 – Favorite action movie
I think it was a tie between this and The Matrix, but seeing as how I have already used Matrix as one of my challenges, I chose Inception. I remember the first time I saw this trailer getting goosebumps. I was never the action movie type since recently, and this movie had a huge influence (so obviously when I say recently I mean RECENTLY). These new waves of Christopher Nolan action films are getting to me, and that’s a fantastic thing! I think mixing these great actors who can actually act while holding a gun WHILE looking sexy has made a great impact on women these days ;) BUT in all truths, I absolutely love these films.
Day 20 – Favorite movie from your favorite actor/actress
Hands down favorite movie ever & favorite actress. Enough said.
Day 19 – Favorite movie based on a book/comic/etc.
X-Men: First Class (2011)
Well, this isn’t my favorite movie based on a book OR comic, but I have already done my favorite movie/book (which is Pride & Prejudice) AND I am currently obsessed with this movie. It was really great and words cannot express how I feel about the cast so here ya go! :D
Day 16 – A movie that you used to love but now hate
Okay, here we go…So I used to love this thing called Twilight (you may have heard of it), but now I completely despise the whole fandom. After Twilight, I read the books, I loved the characters, I loved the actors…and now everything about it has changed. Watch New Moon and Eclipse and you know exactly what I mean. This movie was “supposed” to be an indie movie that not too many people saw, and a good film by Catherine Hardwicke. Now it’s some huge Blockbuster that each actor was definitely not meant for. You give those actors some money and big sets and huge budgets and look what they turn into. I can’t bare to watch them without laughing at how bad it is. I can surely speak on behalf of many people on here, and some may not admit it, but what it’s become is a completely overrated series that has become something it was never meant to be. Now it’s not to say I won’t go see Breaking Dawn because if I’ve read the book, I certainly will go watch the movies. Let’s just say I’m not on any Team Edward or Team Jacob anymore.
Day 15 – A character who you can relate to the most
Mad Men Cast (TV Series)
I’m just going to leave this picture here. This cast of independent women is all that I aspire to be (mostly Peggy because Betty is not so much a great mother lol). Not who I can relate to because frankly, I cannot think of one single character who I can relate to at the moment. I’m not so sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. All I know is that this show is amazing, and so is the amazing cast. I can’t wait for this show to start back up! :D
Day 14 – A movie that no one would expect you to love
The Matrix (1999)
I’m not exactly sure why it would surprise people that I loved The Matrix Trilogy so much, but for some reason it always does. A few semesters ago I chose to analyze and write a paper on this movie (very interesting by the way), and once I told people I had great interest in it, they were just caught off guard. That’s okay though, I like surprising people every once in awhile :)