Filmtastic!

Day 01 – Favourite foreign film

Day 02 – A film that is underrated:

Orange County

Orange County came out in 2002, and I thought it was amazing. Coming-of-age stories can be kind of lame, but this one was full of hilarious wit and irony. The main character is a very intelligent teenager who is disillusioned with his dysfunctional family and the superficiality of his community. All he wants to do is get out and go to Stanford uni so that he can be a writer.

The cast in this movie is great. One of the cast is Lily Tomlin, who is one of my favourite actors for pulling off this kind of dry wit. Another member of the cast is Jack Black, who usually drives me up the wall. In this case I think he is OK.

I really don’t understand why people stopped talking about this movie so quickly. It was such an interesting portrayal of teenage life in a very surreal community. My guess is that its release was poorly timed – it came out around the same time the the tv show the O.C. went to air, and so now whenever anyone says “Orange County” they think crappy TV instead of awesome alternative film.

Oh well.

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Day 03 – A film that brings you unadulterated happiness
Day 04 – A film cliché that you love
Day 05 – Favourite love story in a film
Day 06 – Favourite actor/actress
Day 07 – The most surprising plot twist/ending
Day 08 – The best opening/closing credits
Day 09 – The best soundtrack/score to a film
Day 10 – Favourite classic film
Day 11 – Favourite black-and-white film
Day 12 – A film that permanently altered your point-of-view
Day 13 – A guilty pleasure…
Day 14 – A film that you used to love but now hate
Day 15 – Favourite film sequel
Day 16 – Favourite film character
Day 17 – Favourite film quote
Day 18 – The best overall cast in a film
Day 19 – The most hilarious film you’ve seen
Day 20 – A moving (emotional) scene
Day 21 – Favourite film from your favourite actor/actress
Day 22 – Favourite Academy Award acceptance speech
Day 23 – A character who you can relate to the most
Day 24 – The best page-to-screen film adaptation
Day 25 – Favourite film villain
Day 26 – Favourite film poster
Day 27 – A film that you wish you had seen in theaters
Day 28 – Favourite film from your favourite director
Day 29 – A piece of trivia from a favourite film
Day 30 – Your favourite film of all-time?

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