As this blog will be in autopilot-mode for at least until March, I decided to keep up with the movie posts, hope you guys like them. In 2011, I started the "100 films a year" challenge and watched 100 movies. (A few more even.) In 2012, I wanted to continue the posts because I liked keeping record of what I watched. And because it's been so much fun for the last two years, I will continue counting my movies.
A few facts about my movie-watching-year of 2012:
· I rewatched 3 movies from 2011
· I've watched 8 animated movies
· I've watched 14 documentaries
· I've watched 9 movies in my native tounge , a few dubbed ones & 1 movie with subtitles
Now let's start the new movie year with…
How come I didn't know about this movie? It pairs Anton Yelchin (who, IMHO, made a career-defining performance as the titular character) with Kat Dennings & Robert Downey Jr (beardless, I might add) in a wonderful coming-of-age dramedy about a boy who gets thrown out of private school and has to adjust himself to the life in public high school – by becoming a psychiatrist for his co-students. Great movie to start off the year with!
2 | Up (2009) | Animation, Adventure, Comedy | IMDB
This is probably the third time I've watched this movie. In theatres, when I bought the DVD and again now. (Seems like I watched it only last year, but no record of this in my movie log.) Even though I know the story, there are still 2 times I have to cry watching this. Anyone who has seen the movie will know where. Probably my Pixar favourite, except for the Toy Story films. I have an unhealthy love for Dug, and his cone of shame!
Every once in a while, there are books which have unnaturally good reviews, everybody raves about it and you just HAVE to read it. Perks is one of those books, I can point to it in my bookshelf. Yet, I have no recollection of the story, and I didn't like it when I read it. But after all the ravings about the film, I decided to watch it and was blown away. It's one of the best high-school-movies I've ever seen and definitely plays in the ranks of John Hughes. Not to mention that the cast is exceptionally great. I'm fully converted now.