Movies and Life

I don’t watch movies often but when I do, I am very selective about what I watch. I can safely say that if I am watching a movie with someone the majority of the time the other person will veto my choice. Big hype Hollywood movies don’t have much appeal to me. I always feel let down at the end, because most of the time they are just lining the movie up to have at least one sequel.  But I wouldn’t call myself a movie snob either. I just know what I like. Indie, Foreign, B-Movies. Usually something about a person who is an underdog or loser and comes out winning. Or something obscure and vague or strange storyline that makes me feel like I should be living in a different time or place.

I just watched Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist tonight, for probably the 10th time. I love the music in it, the vibe of it; makes me miss the days of the Saturday night mission. Out in the city, looking for the best party, and meeting people in the process. It feels like an era of time, when technology was changing quickly, and new music was abundant. The fun was searching for that music. Finding out about new bands on MySpace or on some obscure internet radio station. Making mix CDs for our nights out as we move from one party to another. Maybe thats it, the movie reminds me of myself in my 20s.

So here’s a list of some of my favourite movies: (not a complete list, but what I can think of off the top of my head)

  • Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • 200 Cigarettes
  • Singles220px-Infinite_playlist
  • Reality Bites
  • High Fidelity
  • A Dirty Shame
  • Clerks
  • Mallrats
  • All John Hughes’ movies
  • Say Anything
  • Empire Records
  • 24 Hour Party People
  • Swingers
  • Art School Confidential
  • Coffee and Cigarettes
  • The Little Death
  • Celeste and Jesse Forever
  • Drinking Buddies
  • Take this Waltz
  • Zach and Miri Make a Porno
  • Go
  • Can’t Hardly Wait
  • Party Monster
  • Young People Fucking
  • Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
  • American History X
  • Secret Life of Pets
  • Shaun of the Dead
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