30 Movies in 30(-24) Days

While browsing @Jeneahaly‘s oneaday blog, I found her mention of a project started by another oneaday-er, Chris from I Started Something I Couldn’t Finish; which is a fantastic title that perfectly sums up my attempt at the project.

Basically, for the lazy link clickers, you have to answer 30 questions about movies over 30 days. So a month of movie updates, unless it’s one of those months with 29 or 31 days, or one of those leap year things but they’re just bastards so I’m ignoring them.

I’m not going to do one post for each answer, instead covering 5 questions over 6 blog posts – because I’m lazy. I’m trying to make these quite impulsive so expect some random and possibly wrong/easy answers. Without further ado, here are my first questions and answers:

Day 01 – The best movie you saw during the last year

Oh, that is a sneaky one. I watched quite a few last year and can’t remember many that really stood out. Possibly Red Cliff, the original 2 disc un-dubbed version of course. Oh, screw that, it would have to be Bunny and the Bull, written and directed by Paul King, the director of The Mighty Boosh. It was fantastic. Great cast, amazing cameos, and an utterly spellbinding feast for the eyes. If you haven’t seen it yet then please do.

Day 02 – The most underrated movie

I don’t really follow ratings so I’m not sure about this one. Underrated via my friends would have to be 13th Warrior. Yes, I know, it’s Antonio Banderas etc. but I really like the story, the setting and the characters. And there’s some cracking action in it.

Day 03 – A movie that makes you really happy

My Neighbour Totoro. Easy. The original Japanese version of course. I can put up with subtitles and Mae’s voice in the Western version is just horrible. My girlfriend bought a big Totoro plush that has slowly become mine through the years. I hug it while watching it… no I don’t, honest.

Day 04 – A movie that makes you sad

I tend to only watch sad films once as I can’t stomach them for a good long while. So I can’t recall an answer to this one. There is, of course, the obvious choice in Schindlers list, which upset me and educated me when we watched it in school. But I think the movie that made me the most sad, so sad that I actually remember crying, would have to be Terminator Two. I was young at the time, not even in my teens, but I loved that big chunk of Austrian metal so much, and when he did the thumbs up I properly wept. I know Tim Bisley used this in Spaced but I swear to God this happened to me.

Day 05 – Favourite love story in a movie

I like honest portrayals of love in movies and there have been a few in my time. And I can’t really think of any now. What I can think of is less honest in a realistic, normal way but more sweet and fucked up: Garden State. I really dug the chemistry between Zach Braff and the previously hated (thanks to George Lucas) Natalie Portman. So mucyh so that I may have watched the film far too many times.

Well that’s five down and twenty five to go. I’ll try and plan ahead for the rest. This is just a quick brain vomit as I felt like writing something. It’s a fun project, though, why don’t you join in?

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