- Broadcast News (1987), A really smart romantic comedy that doesn’t bore. It’s funny and gives you the feels.
- Escape to Witch Mountain (1975), I’m just learning about this slew of Disney sci-fi movies from the 70s and I’ve been enjoying the hell out of them. They’re campy and silly (The main kid defends himself from a bully by telepathically shoving a baseball glove in his face) so it may not be for you but I had a lot of fun.
- Lost in Translation (2003) If both of those are too uplifting to you, you could always go for this one. Bill Murray. Scarlett Johansen. I’m shocked I hadn’t seen it. It’s meditative and smart and charming and sad, but you know, at the same time not. Watch it.
- Play it Again, Sam (1972) Woody Allen’s a kinda taboo name right now but whatever this movie was classic. A film critic obsessed with Casablanca turns to an imaginary Humphrey Bogart to help him get out of the ‘friend zone’ of sorts. Very funny.
I thought this list would be longer but I guess I’m not watching a whole lot of movies on Netflix. I did watch Twin Peaks finally and that was pretty crazy, with a realllly slow ending.
Things that didn’t get my seal of approval: Dances with Wolves, House of Cards, Shrek: The Musical, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
I dunno. It may be bedtime.
1. Write a movie.
2. Shoot only the funniest/most interesting/most heartfelt scenes.
3. Cut up your footage and release it in photoset .gif form.
4. People will eventually be like “WHAT MOVIE IS THIS FROM” and then launch your kickstarter.