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Favorite Cinematic Moment/Thing #2: The ending of The Usual Suspects.

(What? You thought I would put a video with this?)

In the Loop (#50) (#159)
This was, to use the vernacular of the characters, fucking brilliant. It’s hilarious. 100% dry British humor and wonderfully biting satire. Completely deserving of its Oscar nomination. I got to watch a bit of ”The Thick of It” while I was abroad and love the segue into a movie. Malcolm Tucker is one of the most entertaining characters around with Peter Capaldi being positively brilliant. Tom Hollander is his standard excellent and I loved seeing Chris Addison (not sure why they created a new character for him, but that’s okay) and Anna Chlumskey. It’s dark and outrageous and brilliantly harsh and hysterical. I loved it.

In the Loop (#50) (#159)

This was, to use the vernacular of the characters, fucking brilliant. It’s hilarious. 100% dry British humor and wonderfully biting satire. Completely deserving of its Oscar nomination. I got to watch a bit of ”The Thick of It” while I was abroad and love the segue into a movie. Malcolm Tucker is one of the most entertaining characters around with Peter Capaldi being positively brilliant. Tom Hollander is his standard excellent and I loved seeing Chris Addison (not sure why they created a new character for him, but that’s okay) and Anna Chlumskey. It’s dark and outrageous and brilliantly harsh and hysterical. I loved it.

How to Steal a Million (#81)

I. Loved. This. Audrey Hepburn + William Wyler + art heist = exactly my kind of movie so how it’s slid under my radar for so long I simply do not know. Suffice to say, I found it incredibly entertaining, very funny, and a complete gem that I will definitely be rewatching. I particularly enjoyed the ingenuity on the part of Simon in the museum and John William’s score (it’s one of his earliest ones and reminds me very much of Henry Mancini’s in “The Great Race,” which is one of my favorites). Speaking of Simon, another shocking revelation was the wonderfulness that is Peter O’Toole. Now how I’ve managed to avoid any of his performances I really don’t know. Not only is he a really fun actor, but he’s incredibly swoon worthy. Definitely one of the major perks of the movie was when a little bit of Ireland snuck into his accent at the end. If I wasn’t already in love with him and the movie, that would have clinched it. I’m blathering so in summary, I don’t know why this movie doesn’t have a higher profile because I found is incredibly enjoyable (a great one to check out if you like “Charade.”) (Oh, AND it had Eli Wallach. There were too many wonderful people/things in this movie!)

Day 25: The Most Hilarious Movie You’ve Ever Seen (Part 2)
Monty Python & the Holy Grail
This movie sits quite happily in my five favorite movies of all time. That is how much I love it. There is no way you can watch Monty Python & the Holy Grail and NOT laugh your head off. It’s just so brilliant! I love the tongue-in-cheek elements, as well as the more obvious incidences of hilarity. This is the spoof to which all other spoofs should be compared. It’s timeless, classic, and even a Broadway musical (which is, likewise, hilarious). I can quote most of the Knights Who Say Ni scene perfectly, and just love this entire movie on the whole. I can never not laugh and be merry whilst watching this movie. If you haven’t seen it, your life is sorely lacking and you should probably go out and rent it.

Day 25: The Most Hilarious Movie You’ve Ever Seen (Part 2)

Monty Python & the Holy Grail

This movie sits quite happily in my five favorite movies of all time. That is how much I love it. There is no way you can watch Monty Python & the Holy Grail and NOT laugh your head off. It’s just so brilliant! I love the tongue-in-cheek elements, as well as the more obvious incidences of hilarity. This is the spoof to which all other spoofs should be compared. It’s timeless, classic, and even a Broadway musical (which is, likewise, hilarious). I can quote most of the Knights Who Say Ni scene perfectly, and just love this entire movie on the whole. I can never not laugh and be merry whilst watching this movie. If you haven’t seen it, your life is sorely lacking and you should probably go out and rent it.

First off, I’m sorry I’ve neglected this project! But as I’ve mentioned, being home is weird, so you’ll have to forgive me. I’m skipping ahead a few days to 25, but to make it up I have TWO movies to talk about, so get excited. ;)
Day 25: The Most Hilarious Movie You’ve Ever Seen (Part 1)
Death at a Funeral
This movie (no pun intended) kills me every time I see it. When I’m laughing because of the opening credit sequence, I know I’ve found something good. Really, I don’t know anyone who hasn’t found this movie hilarious (provided they “get” British humor). It’s smart, but also understated in its brilliant hilarity. The best part is of course Alan Tudyk stumbling around on acid throughout the entire movie, but everyone else is so engaging and amusing the film would be great even without him in it. I refuse to see the new version out of Hollywood, but from what I can see they have pretty much kept the exact same script and just added a couple black jokes. Peter Dinklage even plays the same character! But that doesn’t matter, because the original is BRILLIANT and hilarious beyond belief and one that I really recommend to pretty much anyone.

First off, I’m sorry I’ve neglected this project! But as I’ve mentioned, being home is weird, so you’ll have to forgive me. I’m skipping ahead a few days to 25, but to make it up I have TWO movies to talk about, so get excited. ;)

Day 25: The Most Hilarious Movie You’ve Ever Seen (Part 1)

Death at a Funeral

This movie (no pun intended) kills me every time I see it. When I’m laughing because of the opening credit sequence, I know I’ve found something good. Really, I don’t know anyone who hasn’t found this movie hilarious (provided they “get” British humor). It’s smart, but also understated in its brilliant hilarity. The best part is of course Alan Tudyk stumbling around on acid throughout the entire movie, but everyone else is so engaging and amusing the film would be great even without him in it. I refuse to see the new version out of Hollywood, but from what I can see they have pretty much kept the exact same script and just added a couple black jokes. Peter Dinklage even plays the same character! But that doesn’t matter, because the original is BRILLIANT and hilarious beyond belief and one that I really recommend to pretty much anyone.

Day 7: The Most Surprising Plot Twist/Ending

The Usual Suspects

Ah, so brilliant. The Usual Suspects is definitely in the running for my single favorite movie of all time. It is really that good. The performances are excellent (especially Kevin Spacey and Gabriel Byrne), the direction superb and the screenplay is probably one of the best out there. I won’t spoil the ending for anyone, but it is so well done. Everything wraps up perfectly at the end in way you never see coming, but is so far beyond fulfilling. The movie that made my love Bryan Singer, Byrne and Spacey, as well as the one I wish I’d written. I highly recommend it to everyone.

And for my 700th post (OMG)… one of my favorite movies.
Roman Holiday
If you haven’t seen it before, I so recommend it. Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck… they are perfect in love. This is truly the sort of experience I think any girl wishes she could have while in Rome. It breaks my heart and makes me smile every time. 

And for my 700th post (OMG)… one of my favorite movies.

Roman Holiday

If you haven’t seen it before, I so recommend it. Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck… they are perfect in love. This is truly the sort of experience I think any girl wishes she could have while in Rome. It breaks my heart and makes me smile every time. 

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

It’s been a while since I did a movie recommendation post, so here’s a good one to make up for it. So funny. Robert Downey Jr (freshly cleaned up from the drugs so he’s pretty skinny) runs around with his finger in a bag of ice for most of the movie and gay Val Kilmer is hilarious. Watch it.