Movie March 2015

Throughout this month I aspired to watch a variety of films ranging from Oscar nods to indie rom-coms. Huge nod to Chris Fang for inspiring me with his movie marathon. I accomplished viewing 15 movies in 31 days. Time for a montage.


31. What If

It's not a Harry Potter rom-com, but this will do.

Assume we're all hopeless romantics. It's very easy to be cynical about love.


30. Harmontown

Dan Harmon is the mad-scientist who created Community and Rick and Morty.

A glance on how Dan Harmon's work speak to the outsiders of society.


29. The Book of Life

Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition look alike + amazing trailer

Always play from the heart


24. Playing It Cool

A writer who writes a rom-com and along the way realizes that there are people in life who are so important that they dwarf everything else.

Love is like your 401k, it matches your investment, you love a little, you're loved a little.


16. Top Five

Head of State still got it

Everything does not mean something. Okay, sometimes a movie is just a movie. Sometimes a song is just a song. Sometimes a joke is just a joke.


15. Song One

Anne Hathaway music-indie.

We all live in a world of songs and lyrics.


14. The Imitation Game

A drama about Alan Turing staring the thinking woman's crumpet and the amazing Keira Knightly. Happy Pi Day to the founder of computer science!

Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.


13. Penguins of Madagascar

Benedict Cumberbatch can't say Penguins

He says peng-wing.


12. Laggies

I had an amazing experience watching this coming-of-age romcom under the stars at the Ward Village Courtyard Cinema in partnership with HIFF. What was even more amazing was that the film's director Lynn Shelton attended the showing to answer questions about the film's title and her story on how she became a filmmaker.

Rule #2: You can't keep putting aside what you want for some imaginary future. You've gotta suck it up and go with you gut.


11. The Lost Thing

Winner of the Best Short Animation Film Oscar in 2011.

"Maybe there aren't any lost things anymore, or maybe I've stop noticing. Too busy doing other stuff I guess.


10. Nick Offerman: American Ham

Back at it again. Sign me up for anything to do with the man behind Ron Swanson. It was his 10 Tips For A Prosperous Life and "true talk" humor at it's finest. It was a reminder of how important it is to Paddle Your Own Canoe.

When we work hard, we have earned the right to use intoxicants...It's so great to strike a balance. Beer, wine, whiskey, and the lesser spirits. Taken in the proper doses, and used safely, intoxicants can provide some of the most beautiful and joyous moments of your life. They can certainly ignite your creativity, and just be really fucking fun." Nick Offerman, you son of a bitch.


Meanwhile...


4. Horrible Bosses 2

Bateman, Day, and Sudekis were hillarious in Horrible Bosses.

Bend you over and show you the 50 states states" has now been used in two films. I'm all in when comedy sequels build from what made it's predecessor funny.


3. The Interview

Never has a film attracted so much geopolitical controversy.

Have you ever felt like a plastic bag?


2. The Sound of Music

Today marks the 50th year anniversary of this popular musical's theatrical release.

It's weird how you can recongnize songs from a musical you've never seen. Thanks Family Guy.


1. Whiplash

Starting off with an Oscar nominated film for Best Picture.
I loved J.K. Simmons as a douchebag teacher in this Drumline for adults.