5/21/2013 6:11:47 PM
In this blog, I shall be talking about movies that I have recently watched.
The Breakfast Club. Great movie. I hadn't remembered how well it captured teen angst and drama. And I say that in a loving way.
Ferris Bueller's day off. Another very good 80's movie. I'd like to think of myself as the Ferris of my group of friends. No, I wouldn't go through the extravagant steps he took for a day off, but I am the quickest talker in the group and I'm the most likely to jump on a float out the lot of them. Comparing myself to him sounds a bit conceited though... And they'd never admit it just to spite me even if my friends agreed. Anyway, I rather like this movie. I remember in high school the shop teacher had this girl's speech (Link) as a sticker that covered the entire back window of his truck. Good times.
Gung Ho. I got this suggestion from Dhampy, actually (kind of). It was in his movie game and he mentioned that it was a comedy with Michael Keaton and Gedde Watanabe(?). All three of those things are things that I love. So I tried it out. I WAS LIED TO (kind of). It wasn't really a comedy. It was fairly dramatic (kind of). It was a comedy in the Old English sense of the label in the sense that no one died and a lesson had been learned, but it wasn't comedic in the "ha-ha" kid of way. Still a really good movie. Quite heartwarming. I really love Gedde. He's my favorite part of Sixteen Candles. He also played Ling in Mulan. Ling was one of her three friends at the soldier training camp (the tallish skinny one). Furthermore, he played Ling in Kingdom Hearts 2. Man, that brought back some feels when I read that.
The last movie I'll talk about is Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. Delicious little movie. And this one comes directly suggested from Dhampy (not just something I saw off his blog). This was the last Wes Anderson movie that I needed to watch to complete the collection (to date). This movie really revived my interests in the ocean and incited some research on Jaque Cousteau. What a great man he was. I really want one of his signature beanies as well. Two of my friends from college have Steve Zissou society rings. They're pretty rad. I wouldn't mind one of those either. Anyway, the ocean is amazing. I love space and exploration and Nasa and Chris Hadfield (Link) and the rest of the Canadians in space, but I really feel like we should explore our oceans farther before we continue on with exploring past our planet. Let's get to know where we're from before we know where we're going. This statistic is probably off due to my neglect, but did you know that we only know something like 3-4% of the species that exist in the ocean? The ocean is a huge place. And it's awesome (Link. Also, that website that I just linked you to with the last two videos is awesome. It's this simple little site that the owner, or whatever you want to call him, puts up 5 random videos off the internet everyday. There's quite a few Ted talks and other educational stuff, but a lot of it's just badass and funny. Check it out. THAT SITE WILL EAT YOUR SOUL AND NEVER LET YOU LEAVE. It's like Youtube without the decision making or comments.
This isn't movie related in the slightest, but I've been playing this little drag racing game on my phone and I'm about to buy a new car. Should I get the Corvette C6, or the Ford Mustang Boss 302?
That turned out a lot longer blog than I expected.
P.S. That site, Wimp, isn't anything like Youtube. Forget I said that.