I’m lumping day 5 and 6 in together, because I had a little personal drama and missed posting day 5 and don’t want to be behind for the rest of the month!
Day 5: Your favourite drama movie
When I was at university, I decided that, off the back of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World coming out, I would do a “Jason Schwartzman” challenge where I’d watch all of his films (something I might redo with another actor for this blog at some point, but we all know how bad I am at watching films).
This was really my entryway into Wes Anderson films, having only seen snippets of The Royal Tenenbaums as a child on a longhaul flight. Through my viewings I found Rushmore, and fell in love with it instantly. I’ve no doubt that there’ll be many more Wes Anderson films appearing in this challenge, but Rushmore is always going to be my standout.
Day 6: Your favourite comedy movie
This was really tough for me, so I’m going to pick two films I love dearly. The first is Role Models. I have seen this film more times than I care to recount, and I still find it as funny now as I did the day I watched it. There’s so much subtle humour and so many hilarious jokes (and also Paul Rudd). It’s an incredibly funny film and I love it a lot.
The second film is another that means a lot to me too – Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping. When I went to see this at the cinema, I had NO idea what to expect, I just went because I loved The Lonely Island. After the opening song, I felt like I had never laughed as much in my life (and also like me and my friend were the only ones laughing). Again, I’ve watched Popstar more times than I can count, and it still holds up, and also has a killer soundtrack.