Category: 365 movie challenge

Day 17 – Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened (2019)

We all saw it happen live on social media. The memes, the fun we all had at laughing at those who were stuck there but I think what we forgot are the people who were in the middle of it because of a pathological liar who promised everyone the greatest thing on Earth. The people he scammed out of money, those he worked with and didn’t think of, the locals that were counting on that money. It’s insane when you think about it and Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened tries to remind us of that.

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Day 16 – Jerry Maguire (1996)

Jerry Maguire is that movie everyone knows quotes of. Everyone quotes it, “Show me the money” or “You had me at Hello” are two quotes that everyone knows. I knew them even when I never saw the film before today. I assumed it was going to be a simple sport movie, instead I found a touching love story and friendship. It’s more about a man discovering how to balance his life and work and the relationships he makes along the way. It’s a touching movie that made me cry when I was least expecting it.

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Day 15 – The Bourne Identity (2002)

I think sometimes the premise is better then the execution. The Bourne Identity is a good premise, a good example of an idea that is well executed but somehow I still found myself not as in love with it as I imagined I would. I think that the acting and direction are great but somehow I never connected to it as much as I wanted. It was just an okay film to me.

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Day 14 – Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Once in a while, there are films that you know you should have watched but you never did for some reason. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind was just that for me. And man was I mad with me for waiting so long before watching what I know consider one of my favourite films.

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Day 13 – Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)

Watching Anchorman, the whole time I couldn’t help myself but wonder why this was such a classic. It’s not that it’s a bad movie, it’s good I guess but I just couldn’t get pass the sexism that is so integral to the story and just lives so freely without ever being fixed. I just couldn’t get pass that. When I told someone how I felt about this, he simply said back then it was okay. But was it really? 2004 is not that far, where we really okay with that much sexism?

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