Thanks to study leave starting on the 4th, I got to watch quite a few movies during the 'breaks' I took from studying. Now, for the rest of the holidays, movies will probably be my only source of entertainment. Oh well, that's not a bad thing. It's hard to believe that there's only one month left of this year!
Movies I'd never seen until the month of November...
Bridesmaids - Everyone seems to love this movie, apart from me. I admit that I found it funny in places, but I thought it was extremely over-rated and far too long. I still like Kristen Wiig, though, because she's the only famous person who has the same birthday as me.
The Tempest - I had a strange dream about Felicity Jones last night. She decided to hang out with me for a day, and then she suddenly became a jockey. And there was something about her being surprised that she won the Breakthrough Award over Elizabeth Olsen in Martha Marcy May Marlene at the Gotham Awards. I have problems.
Three Colours: Blue - I actually started watching this in October, but the DVD crapped out so I had to get sent another one. It was still cool, though.
Three Colours: White - I felt so cool spending the last night of school watching a foreign arthouse movie. I live an exciting life.
The Trip - Finally! A movie that came out in cinemas in the preview drawer! It's such a rare occurrence I had to seize the opportunity with both hands.
Centurion - I decided to introduce Mum to my fifth husband, Michael Fassbender. What did we take away from the experience? They swore back in 140 AD. Didn't know that.
TrollHunter - Only got it because it was in the preview drawer and I had heard of it. Again, I had to seize this rare opportunity.
Cars 2 - Meh. I've already forgotten about it.
Wrecked - A nice enough debut feature using the ever-popular 'let's focus on one person' storyline. Adrien Brody plays a guy in a car-wreck. Unfortunately, it wasn't all that interesting.
Tucker & Dale vs. Evil - Probably the funniest movie I've seen all year. No jokes.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon - I know I wasn't that bored yesterday because I didn't feel low enough to watch this gobshite again.
The Double Life of Veronique - I really liked this movie, even though it would probably take me like 500 watches to fully 'get'. Unfortunately, I can't find the DVD anywhere!
Three Colours: Red - Decided to treat myself to watching this after a huge day of studying for the English exam. What a nice treat that was.
Super 8 - I know that Steven Spielberg only produced this, but it felt like a Spielberg movie. And I'm having a bit of a Spielberg phase at the moment. I just don't like how everyone hates him because he's already at the top.
The Red Shoes - I'm so glad I bought this movie 'blind'. It's definitely in my top 5...maybe even my top 10.
Meek's Cutoff - I won the DVD, which was pretty exciting because I never win anything! It was quite a good movie, too. I felt pretty guilty for glugging back water during it, though.
Bad Teacher - It appears that I'm the only one who found this mildly entertaining. Wow, I'm getting unpopular when it comes to comedies.
Contagion - I loved how somebody coughed during it, then another person, then another person, then my friend, with me finishing it off. So much fun at the cinemas.
Clueless - Nope, I've never seen it before. I'm glad I have now, though, because Paul Rudd is the best.
City Lights - Woke up early on Friday morning to watch this for my Drama exam. It was such a beautiful movie. Especially that ending :')
sex, lies, and videotape - I'm so glad that this was the beginning of independent cinema.
Modern Times - Another cute Chaplin film. Seriously, I'm like, in love with him.
The Green Mile - My friend gave this to me about four months ago, but I just could never find three hours to watch it. It wasn't what I was expecting, but it was cool.
The Hangover: Part II - I really disliked this movie. There'll be a review up some day soon, but it just rubbed me up the wrong way.
Beginners - Just came back from seeing this. I loved it. Christopher Plummer for all the awards. Review will be up soon (keeping in mind that I lose a day or two because of the ball).
Movies I've seen before but I felt like watching again because I'm cool like that...
Carrie - No matter how many times I see it, that ending always scares the crap out of me.
Memento - It was on TV. And when my favourite movie of all-time is on TV, I have to watch it. It's so weird that it was on, though, considering that it's not even available in NZ.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - Finally found a copy of it, so I made Mum buy it for me as an 'early Christmas present'. I think that everyone should see this movie at least once in their lives.
The Social Network - I wish there was a movie this year that was as quotable as this one (there probably is, but I won't get to see it until halfway through next year...)
The Tree of Life - Way better the second time. Way better on Blu-Ray. I still feel like a whole lot could have been chopped out of it, though, because I thought it worked well as an 100 minute coming-of-age tale.
Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day - Still Amy Adams' best performance, in my opinion. This is such a fun movie.
Schindler's List - Decided that after a hard day of English study, I would treat myself to watching my second favourite movie. I cried...a lot.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World - I felt pretty crap about the Maths exam, so I snuggled up to a blanket and my puppy and we watched this. It always cheers me up.
The Double Life of Veronique - Just had to watch it again before I sent it back.
Fight Club - It was on TV. I felt compelled to watch it as I hadn't for over a year. I love every second of this movie.
(500) Days of Summer - It was also on TV, so of course I had to watch it. Even though I own the DVD and have seen it thousands of times.
Three Colours: Red - Got up on a Tuesday morning and decided to rewatch this before I sent it back. What a pleasant way to start the day.
Zombieland - It, too, was on TV. I just watched it because I couldn't be bothered doing anything else. Or be bothered watching Boy A on the other channel (it's a good movie, but it drags). I can't believe I picked Jesse over Andrew!
Peacock - Felt like watching it again. Cillian Murphy is amazing in that movie. I wish more people would see it.
Singin in the Rain - After the awfulness of The Hangover: Part II, I had to watch something good to get it out of my brain. I had to play eenie-meenie-miny-mo to choose between this and Casablanca. I just felt like watching a movie about Hollywood, in the end.
So, hows about you? Seen anything good this month?