So there's this meme floating around the interwebs. I feel like doing it, just not in a 31 day period. I'm not the only who did the whole meme in one day.
DAY 1: Sequel that should not have been made
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. I was so looking foward to this and was left disappointed. I want a refund, Spielberg.
DAY 2: Movie you think more people should see
Quiz Show. One of the underrated gems from the year dominated by Pulp Fiction, Forrest Gump and The Shawshank Redemption.
DAY 3: Favorite Oscar-nominated movie from most recent ballot
Up in the Air. I'm starting to like Jason Reitman's work. I can't wait to see his next movie.
DAY 4: Movie that makes you laugh every time
The Apartment. It has the right mix of sincerity, sweetness and humor.
DAY 5: Movie you loathe
The Benchwarmers. I pratically felt my brain cells getting killed while watching it, it was so stupid.
DAY 6: Movie that makes you cry every time
WALL-E. No explanation needed if you saw it.
DAY 7: Least favorite movie by a favorite actor/actress
Jack Lemmon in Save the Tiger. He was good, the movie...not so much.
DAY 8: Movie that should be required high school viewing
Kinsey. This has everything you wanted to know about sex, but were afraid to ask.
DAY 9: Best scene ever
The taxi cab scene from On the Waterfront. It just sums up why it's been a classic for years.
DAY 10: A movie you thought you wouldn't like but ended up loving
High Fidelity. Since I had read the book beforehand, I was thinking it was gonna be the same. Not true. The movie has its own charm that's different from the book.
DAY 11: A movie that disappointed you
Public Enemies. My review alone sums up why I was left underwhelmed.
DAY 12: Best soundtrack/background music in a scene
"Married Life" from Up. It gave the montage an emotional wallop.
DAY 13: Favorite animated movie
The Nightmare Before Christmas. Who said animated movies are for kids? Apparently not Tim Burton.
DAY 14: Favorite movie in black and white
Ed Wood. Since it's set in the 1950's, it seems appropriate it's in black and white becuase it gives the movie a nogalistic feel to it.
DAY 15: Best musical
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. I'm not really a fan of musicals, so I went with this.
DAY 16: Your guilty pleasure movie
In Bruges. Like I stated in the review, I nearly barfed from the violence towards the end of the movie. And yet, I liked it.
DAY 17: Favorite series of related movies
Batman. Not the Joel Schmacher-directed ones, just the ones directed by Tim Burton and Christopher Nolan. They made the comic book genre gritty; Schmacher not so much.
DAY 18: Favorite title sequence
Catch Me If You Can and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. They would make Saul Bass proud.
DAY 19: Best movie cast
Inception. Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, as well as several Nolan alums. Need I say more?
DAY 20: Favorite kiss
The kiss of death in The Godfather Part II and the reuniting kiss in Brokeback Mountain. One full of love, one full of hate.
DAY 21: Favorite romantic couple
Jack and Ennis from Brokeback Mountain. The relationship has sort of a Shakespeare feel to it: a forbidden romance that ends in tragedy.
DAY 22: Favorite final scene/line
Some Like It Hot. "Daphne" is trying everything to get out of her engagement to Osgood and ultimately ending with the revealation that she's a he. That leads to the funniest closing line in movie history.
DAY 23: Best explosion or action scene
The Death Star blowing up in Star Wars. 'Nuff said.
DAY 24: Quote you use most often
"Well, nobody's perfect" from Some Like It Hot. It fits into my daily life, so there.
DAY 25: A movie you plan on watching (old or new)
Saving Private Ryan. I want to see it, but I don't have enough time to watch it.
DAY 26: Freakishly weird movie ending
The Prestige. Was tempted to go with Inception, but this is a million times freakier.
DAY 27: Best villian
Amon Goeth from Schindler's List. Truly one of the scariest performances I've seen in a long, long time.
DAY 28: Most over-hyped movie
Citizen Kane. Sorry, movie buffs, I'm not crazy about it as you are.
DAY 29: Movie you have watched more than ten times
50 First Dates. This was before I became a movie snob, mind you.
DAY 30: Saddest death scene
George from A Single Man. It left me depressed throughout the rest of the day.
DAY 31: Scene that made you stand up and cheer
Andy's escape in The Shawshank Redemption. What else?
Boy, that was annoying.