This is a Meme that has been doing the movie blog rounds. Okay, it’s supposed to be drawn out over 31 days but, partially because I don’t have the time and partially because I’m like a kid on Christmas morning who wants to open all his presents right now, I’m going to do this in one swoop. Join in!
DAY 1: A SEQUEL THAT SHOULDN’T HAVE BEEN MADE
That, and every subsequent Saw movie. The first one was clever, chilling and well executed. The rest have been a steady plopping of tedious, repetitive turds.
DAY 2: A MOVIE MORE PEOPLE SHOULD SEE
Everyone should see it. A documentary scarier than any horror movie.
DAY 3: FAVOURITE OSCAR-NOMINATED MOVIE FROM THE MOST RECENT BALLOT
One of the best movies of the year.
DAY 4: A MOVIE THAT MAKES YOU LAUGH EVERY TIME
“We’ve gone on holiday by mistake.”
DAY 5: A MOVIE THAT YOU LOATHE
A travesty. Stephen Sommers manages to piss on every classic Universal monster in one movie. Not even Kate Beckinsale in tight leather can save this abomination.
DAY 6: A MOVIE THAT MAKES YOU CRY EVERY TIME
Valerie’s story, written for Natalie Portman to find in her cell, gets me every time.
DAY 7: LEAST FAVOURITE MOVIE BY A FAVOURITE ACTOR
What was John Cusack thinking?
DAY 8: A MOVIE THAT SHOULD BE REQUIRED HIGH SCHOOL VIEWING
This is what we have in mind for you, you little bastards.
DAY 9: BEST SCENE EVER
The opening scene. Spiders, Golden idol, rolling boulder, Alfred Molina and Spielberg doing what he does best.
DAY 10: A MOVIE YOU NEVER EXPECTED TO LIKE BUT LOVED
Sherlock Holmes. I’m a big Sherlock Holmes fan so I was sceptical about Downey Jr. (who looks nothing like the character) and Guy Ritchie (who hadn’t made a movie I liked until this) doing a decent job of this. Kudos to them for making it work and capturing the spirit of stories.
DAY 11: A MOVIE THAT DISAPPOINTED YOU
Big disappointment, and I wasn’t even expecting that much. Jeez.
DAY 12: BEST SOUNDTRACK/BACKGROUND MUSIC IN A SCENE
The Banana Splits theme (Tra La La song) playing while 10 year-old Hit Girl slices up a roomful of bad guys. Laughed my ass off!
DAY 13: FAVOURITE ANIMATED MOVIE
I never imagined a story about a rat who loves cooking could be so utterly enjoyable.
DAY 14: FAVOURITE FILM IN BLACK AND WHITE
Clooney’s second movie looked to the past to comment on the present. Brilliant.
DAY 15: BEST MUSICAL
Not sure if it really qualifies as a musical or not. But I loved it.
DAY 16: YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE MOVIE
DAY 17: FAVOURITE SERIES OF RELATED MOVIES
The only franchise that gets better with each movie.
DAY 18: FAVOURITE TITLE SEQUENCE
See my last post for more details.
DAY 19: BEST MOVIE CAST
Michael Douglas, Robert Downey Jr. and Frances McDormand for a start. Yum.
DAY 20: FAVOURITE KISS
The upside-down kiss in the rain. Makes me want to pull on my tight spandex.
DAY 21: FAVOURITE ROMANTIC COUPLE
Robin Williams and Amanda Plummer. Awwww.
DAY 22: FAVOURITE FINAL SCENE/LINE
Michael Corleone dies alone and tortured by the life he royally screwed up.
DAY 23: BEST EXPLOSION/ACTION SEQUENCE
The lobby shoot-out scene, which probably would have been three minutes shorter in normal speed.
DAY 24: QUOTE YOU USE MOST OFTEN
“Lotta strands in ol’ duder’s head.”
DAY 25: A MOVIE YOU PLAN ON WATCHING
Still haven’t seen it and it’s getting harder and harder to avoid the spoilers.
DAY 26: FREAKISHLY WEIRD MOVIE ENDING
The ending is at the beginning. But…but…but….
DAY 27: BEST VILLAIN
Heath Ledger nails the iconic character. And, no, it’s not a sympathy vote.
DAY 28: MOST OVER-HYPED MOVIE
Dances with Pixels. In 3D. Yay.
DAY 29: MOVIE YOU HAVE WATCHED MORE THAN TEN TIMES
Never gets boring. Never. Not ever. And never will. Amen.
DAY 30: SADDEST DEATH SCENE
So utterly, uncompromisingly sad that even Clint Eastwood cries. I don’t stand a chance.
DAY 31: SCENE THAT MADE YOU STAND UP AND CHEER
Joan Allen’s courageous Senator Hanson finally sticks it to Republican puritan Shelley Runyon (Gary Oldman) and becomes Vice President. Yay!