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30 Days Of: Film, Day 21

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Day 21: A movie no-one would expect you to love

Before sports anime came into my life, there was a sports movie I was pretty into; Moneyball. I couldn’t tell you much about it now, other than Brad Pitt manages a baseball team and Jonah Hill is there, but at the time I was super into Moneyball. I even tried reading the book, but it turns out when you know nothing about baseball, it’s much easier to get the gist from a film rather than a super in depth book about it.

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30 Days Of: Film, Days 16 – 20

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Due to some health issues and some problems with technology, I’ve missed out on 30 Days Of a few times this week, so here’s this catch up post.

Day 16: Who is your favourite actor?

I’ll have to go with Paul Rudd for this one. He’s exceptionally versatile, and a lot of his movies are some of my favourites. He can obviously do comedy really well, but he’s also a really great dramatic actor too!

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Day 17: Who is your favourite actress?

For as long as I can remember I have loved Keira Knightly. I don’t particularly have any strong feelings for period dramas, but I will watch them if she’s in them. I don’t even know why I love her so much, I just do.

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Day 18: What is the most overrated movie?

So, since it came out, I really don’t see the hype behind The Dark Knight. I think it’s okay, sure, but is it the best movie in the Nolan Batman trilogy? No, that’s Batman Begins. People get so agitated when I say I don’t like it that much, but I just think it’s pretty alright.

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Day 19: What is the most underrated movie? 

I really don’t see enough appreciation for Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping. It’s genuinely a hilarious film, and the soundtrack is amazing. I have a few close friends who love it, but outside of them I haven’t really heard of anyone else having seen it, which is a shame because it’s one of the funniest films I’ve ever seen.

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Day 20: Who is your favourite character from a movie?

Oh wow, this is a tough question. In a general ‘this character is really fun’ way, it’s probably Marty McFly. The Back to the Future films probably aren’t deep enough to have any properly meaningful character development, but Marty is a really fun character anyway!

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30 Days Of: Film, Days 14 and 15

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Day 14: Your favourite animated movie

Guess which dumb-dumb got the prompts for day 13 and 14 mixed up? Yes, me.

Anyway. Favourite animated movie is a hard question for someone like me who likes to watch a lot of animated movies! I’ll pick my favourite Western animated movie as I think I’ll be here all day if I have to deliberate between my favourite anime movies.

My pick for my favourite animated film goes to Kubo And The Two Strings, a film which I am extremely fond of. It’s stop motion, but… that counts, right? If you haven’t seen it I would urge you to do so, it’s so wonderful and has a great story.

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Day 15: The best movie you saw last year

Chelsie and I went to Scotland Loves Anime, an anime film festival, in October last year. It was there that I saw my favourite film of the year, Ride Your Wave. I cannot wait to see it again, but to me it was the perfect mix of drama, comedy and action, and was just perfect. The characters were great, and I really like the art style.

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30 Days Of: Film, Day 13

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Day 13: The first movie you saw at the cinema

I’ve mentioned my childhood obsession with dinosaurs, and that led to me wanting to see Jurassic Park in the cinema, and for some reason, even though I was only 4 at the time, my mother took me. I don’t remember being scared, so it’s probably the bravest I’ve ever been, as we all know I’m a huge wimp now.

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30 Days Of: Film, Day 12

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Day 12: Your favourite movie when you were a teenager

I had absolutely shocking taste when I was a teenager, so unfortunately, my favourite movie would probably be something like The Hot Chick, which is as good as the picture below makes it seem.

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I also, for some reason, really loved all those parody movies that were really popular, so something like Not Another Teen Movie would also have been really high up on my list of favourite films.

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30 Days Of: Film, Day 11

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Day 11: Your favourite movie as a child

I’ve mentioned previously a love of Jurassic Park and Oliver! as a child, and really I think that those two films are synonymous of my childhood, and certainly the ones I associate with being a child the most.

Like most children, I also loved Disney movies, but I never liked the princess ones much and instead leaned more towards the action type films. My two favourites as a child were The Sword in the Stone and Robin Hood, which I have really fond memories of. One time I can remember really vividly is refusing to leave the house for a birthday party because The Sword in the Stone was on, and then hiding under the dining table crying when the ‘squirrel bit’ happened.

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30 Days Of: Film, Day 10

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Day 10: Your favourite director

I’ve alluded to this in a previous post, but my favourite director is Wes Anderson.

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I just love everything about his films. They’re whimsical without being ridiculous, funny, heartwarming. He hasn’t yet made a film I don’t like. I love his aesthetic too, as do most people. It helps massively that his cast generally seem to be some of my favourite actors.

Big shout out also to Christopher Nolan, whose work I love immensely also.

 

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30 Days Of: Film, Day 9

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Day 9 – A movie you can recite in your sleep

I’ve mentioned a lot of films so far in 30 Days Of: Film that are huge parts of my life that I can definitely nominate here; Jurassic Park, Popstar, Role Models and Oliver! to name a few.

So, to talk about a different film – I have seen Bad Neighbours more times than I care to admit. I still find it a really funny film, and infinitely quotable. There are so many great moments in that film.

So it’s either that, or Shrek!

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30 Days Of: Film, Day 8

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Day 8 – A movie that makes you sad

The thing about me is it’s very easy to make me sad. I cry a lot. Basically any film where a dog dies will make me instantly sad, for one thing. I’ll also cry at pretty much any Disney film, and anime films have a terrible habit of making me cry also.

The last film I cried at was I Want To Eat Your Pancreas, but the last non-anime film I cried at was probably Toy Story 4, going back through the list of films I’ve seen at the cinema for my challenges.

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30 Days Of: Film, Day 7

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Day 7: A movie that makes you happy

As a child I spent a lot of time at my grandparents’ house after school, as my parents worked full time and depending on what shift my dad was on, my grandparents looked after me. My grandparents didn’t have Sky, and I had a few toys there but the thing that kept me most occupied was Oliver!. I would watch it every single day I was there, at least once a day (with Nan fastforwarding through the parts she thought weren’t suitable for my little 5 year old eyes – I didn’t know Nancy died until I was about 14).

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Now, Oliver! reminds me of those early days spend at my grandparents house and brings back a lot of happy memories. It definitely kickstarted my love of musicals too!