Wow...half way through the year already. Our school term has just finished, but unfortunately the workload hasn't weakened. When I'm not working, I'll be doing homework. But I have set aside A LOT of time to watch all the great movies that are coming out in the next two weeks (seriously, in the second week of the holidays there are SEVEN films I want to see coming out). However, as this month draws to a close, I can't help but feel it has been the best month I've had in a long time. Apart from the crappy weather, a cool beach trip with friends, the LAMMYs, the DemPod Battle Royale and the Matineecast turned up to make everything better. My movie watching wasn't too bad, considering that every single day of this month has been filled with school work. I am a time management queen.
*P.S. My time management skills aren't always the greatest. If you're expecting an email or something back from me, I'm slowly getting there...just need some room to let off some steam.
Movies I hadn't seen before until the month of June...
The 400 Blows - Yeah, I didn't love this as much as everyone else. It wasn't a bad film...it just didn't do a lot for me.
The Little Shop of Horrors (1960) - Watched this in preparation for my co-directing gig since I couldn't find the musical version. For something shot in two days, it was pretty good.
Albert Nobbs - Honestly couldn't see what was wrong with it. Brendan Gleeson's beard was just too impressive.
Our Idiot Brother - I wanna give this movie a huge hug.
Safe House - Confession: the music used in this trailer is so badass. I really do love it when they use hip-hop songs in trailers. Though it is weird that the trailer for this and the trailer for The Great Gatsby have the same music.
Chronicle - Dane DeHaan is one guy we ought to watch out for in the future.
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg - If I could be Catherine Deneuve then that would be great.
Alien - So awesome, but didn't get me excited for Prometheus. I have the sequel in my bedroom, can't wait to watch it.
Breathless - After watching this I read a little bit about Jean Seberg's life. Pretty horrific, huh?
30 Minutes or Less - Looks like Jesse Eisenberg isn't having the best run after The Social Network. Have you seen the poster for this? It is SO Photoshopped.
The Vow - Yes, I liked this one. In fact, I've pretty much liked all of Rachel McAdams' romances. Take away my cinephile card if you must.
The Ides of March - I have the poster for this up in my room at the moment. It is nice to wake up to Ryan Gosling's face every morning.
Vivre Sa Vie - Oh I wish I could be Anna Karina too. These French New Wave films have given me major girl-envy.
Raging Bull - Can't say I loved this as much as everyone else but ahahaha, they're making a sequel to it. Weird.
Au Hasard Balthazar - I can't look at donkeys in the same way since Balthazar haunted my dreams a couple of weeks ago.
Straw Dogs (1971) - Okay, perhaps I shouldn't have watched the remake before this one. It just didn't sit well with me at all. Dustin Hoffman was great, though.
One for the Money - Double this with coming across people being mean to other people and man does your night suck.
La Luna - Seriously the cutest short movie I've ever seen. Now every time I go outside at night my eyes are always directed towards the moon.
Brave - I'm still obsessing over Merida's hair.
Memoirs of a Geisha - I borrowed this from my friend on the night of the ball...which was in December last year. Thought it was about time I gave it a watch, huh?
Hiroshima Mon Amour - Eh...
Jack and Jill - How do movies like this happen?
Happy Feet Two - I'd love to say that my mind was fully on this movie, but it wasn't. For one thing, it was too dull for me to be interested in, and for another thing, I was helping a friend with his speech. Because I'm kind like that.
Shame - Oh, you should have heard me crying during this one. I don't even think it was crying, actually. I was basically screaming and heaving. It was a hideous sound.
Jules and Jim - Add Jeanne Moreau to that list of French New Wave-induced girl-envy.
Movies that I've seen before but felt the need to see again because I'm cool like that...
The Muppets - For a movie night (with the BEST FEED EVER, which we're gonna do again tomorrow). I got so excited over this movie the third time around I just about keeled over. I wish I could say I was joking.
Warrior - Wow. This movie. Many tears were shed at the end of this one.
Shaun of the Dead - But that's okay, because we watched this one straight afterwards. Oh, Edgar Wright, you beast.
Cemetery Junction - Watched this out at the beach. We all kinda agreed that they should use this movie in our English class. May sound unpopular, but we have our reasons.
Kick-Ass - Hadn't seen this in ages, so I felt deprived of Mark Strong's awesomeness.
Moneyball - I actually really really like this movie. Even though I haven't the foggiest of what baseball entails.
Shame - So the day after I saw it for the first time, I begged my friend to see it so we could chat about it. Next thing I know she's at my house at 9pm (on a school night) and we watched this movie that we've been talking about for the past nine months. Because we're cool.
Three Colours: Blue - I decided as soon as I woke up this morning that I should stay in bed and give this another spin. So beautiful.
What do you think of these movies? Seen anything good this month yourself?