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Randomly Me Monday: Volume Twelve | 10 Day You Challenge

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I’ve slacked on the 10 Day You Challenge posts lately. I think it’s because I am a bit bored of talking about myself, but I hate to quit right before the end. So here I am in the final stretch.

Up today is three movies

I’ve mentioned my love for film on my blog before. I’ve also mentioned Amelie as my favorite movie overall. It’s truly the perfect blend of humor, romance, mystery, and silliness.

Today, I thought I would list three more favorites. Really, they are just the three that popped into my head first!


1) The Royal Tenenbaums.

I love pretty much everything Wes Anderson does. His movies are quirky, witty, smart, and unlike most other movies produced today. The Royal Tenenbaums is a bit (OK, a lot) depressing, but in a way that completely captures your heart and endears you to the somewhat damaged characters. It’s got a kickass soundtrack as well.

♥Love it.♥

My other Anderson favorites include Darjeeling Limited (portrays India in such a cool way) and Fantastic Mr. Fox. His new movie, Moonrise Kingdom, looks fantastic and I can’t wait to get back home to UT to see it.

2) Garden State

Going a bit indie again for this pick. Garden State was such an unexpected surprise. It’s not flashy in the least. It’s a love story set amidst personal doubt and turmoil. Zach Braff wrote, directed, and starred in the film. The biggest selling point? The AMAZING soundtrack Braff put together…

“You gotta hear this song it’ll change you’re life.”-Sam, referring to New Slang by The Shins.

Indie-rock is the overriding theme of the soundtrack and bands like The Shins, Iron and Wine, and yes, even Coldplay, come together to create the perfect score.

Watch the movie. Buy the soundtrack.

You’re welcome.

3) About a Boy

I adore this movie. Hugh Grant actually steps out of his typical role (geeky, charming, shy, etc.) and plays a complete ass. He redeems himself in the end, of course. I cry every single time I watch this sweet yet serious movie. Toni Collette is amazing in this, as in most things she stars in. I don’t know a single person who has seen the movie and not fallen in love with it.

The movie is based on a novel by the same name and does a great job of telling the story.

The soundtrack was composed by Badly Drawn Boy (a favorite of mine).

It’s another must see.


There you have it. Three movies I heart.

Want to catch up with previous posts in this series?

Randomly Me: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

10 Day You Challenge: ten secrets, nine loves, eight fears, seven wants, six places, five foods, four books


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One thought on “Randomly Me Monday: Volume Twelve | 10 Day You Challenge

  1. I’m so into Wes Anderson too!!! Darjeeling Limited is definately on the top of my list, but I’ve seen all of his films and I love each and every one of them. Moonrise Kingdom is incredible. I was worried it would have too much of his mark and be too asthetically driven, but while the looks of it are a huge element, the story is so great and really moves the film. The two young leads are fantastic and, as usual, the soundtrack is a masterpiece.

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