Has it really been a month since my last Month in Movies post? Crazy! I rather surprisingly didn't see any of the Best Picture noms this year, so you won't find any of those on this list.
Here's This Month in Movies: (* = re-watch)
Drive (2011): I can't believe it took me so long to see this. The acting was wonderful, and while I wasn't too fond of the excessive violence and gore, it was crucial to the impact of the film. I definitely enjoyed it.
Kicking and Screaming (1995): No. Not Will Ferrel. Just. No. The movie chronicled the lives of a group of recent liberal arts college graduates and their difficulty adapting to the "adult" world. I definitely enjoyed, and on some levels related to, this film.
Pacific Heights (1990): Because Michael Keaton is at his best when he's playing the criminally insane.
Safety Not Guaranteed (2012): I wanted to like this movie a lot more than I ended up liking it. It wasn't bad, but it fell short of what I had hoped it would be. I do enjoy watching Aubrey Plaza on-screen, but that was pretty much the extent of it for me. Fantastic concept for a film, but in my opinion poorly executed.
Super 8 (2011): I'd been on the fence about seeing this. Speilberg has disappointed me recently, and I wasn't in the mood for another disappointment. Luckily, that didn't happen. I really enjoyed this movie. I felt like a part of the film, and like a kid again. Part of the adventure and excitement. It was really enjoyable.
Titan A.E. (2000)*: This movie had a fairly large impact in my developing tastes as a child. I was a big science fiction fan (and still am), and this movie appealed to it in a way that treated me maturely while still being a "kids" movie. It was also one of the main reasons behind my interest in possibly majoring in animation, and while I didn't end up doing that I still thank this movie for expanding my drawing interests. Also, I didn't find out until recently, the screenplay was written by Joss Whedon and Ben Edlund both of whose work I am a fan of.
Hansel and Gretel, Witch Hunters (2013): Okay, I saw this on a whim because it was literally the only movie that had a showtime I could make. (
Other movies I watched this month: Dead Awake (2010), The Bothersome Man (2006), The Conversation (1974), The Emperor's New Groove (2000)*, The Future (2011), The Nines (2007), The Road To El Dorado (2000)*, Warm Bodies (2013).