Day Eighteen: The Children’s Hour (1961) (March of the Movies 2023)

Back when Hollywood was younger, it seemed more relevant to be a star. Given how the sample size of credible actors was smaller, or perhaps the opportunities were less viable, earlier decades often had faces that would become household names. Aubrey Hepburn was one of those superstars of ye olden days, and viewing The Children’s Hour was partially inspired by seeing her in one of many leading roles throughout her career.

Hepburn had a sort of mythos around her, particularly due to her fast rise in the ’50s and ’60s, only to step away closer to her 40’s. And, of course, she was very, very beautiful. Talented and eye-catching, it wouldn’t surprise me to learn that many developed a passion for cinema because of her. If they were to be introduced to her through this film, I think it would be a deserving adoration.

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Day One: Detachment (March of the Movies 2023)

A little fun fact for you: I originally intended to view this film last year. However, I ended up deciding to go with something a little less depressing at the last minute, and it fell through the cracks. When drafting potential films to watch this year, Detachment came to mind immediately, so I felt it appropriate to finally view it to kick off this year’s “festivities.”

T’was a good idea to not watch this last year. My goodness, what a downer.

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Day Thirteen: The Shawshank Redemption (March of the Movies 2022)

Ah, the classics. If you were to ask the users on IMDb, The Shawshank Redemption would be the greatest film of all time. Go to any film database that allows user ratings; you’re likely to see this within its top 100, if not 50 or 20 or 10. With so much appeal, it’s obvious I’ll wish to view it eventually.

Is it the greatest film ever? Nah. Is it a great film? Well, it certainly makes a case.

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Day Four: Dinner for Schmucks (MotM 2020)

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This was the film that made me want to add the stipulation to re-watch films from my Rotten Tomatoes days. Why? Because I gave this an 8/10 nine long years ago. Upon seeing that now, not only was I completely dumbfounded, but I was almost convinced I didn’t rate it. There’s absolutely no way I gave this an 8/10; I remember so little of it! So, the desire to submit myself to torture bore fruit, as it typically does, and I decided to make it one of the earlier re-watches.

It wasn’t fun. Continue reading “Day Four: Dinner for Schmucks (MotM 2020)”

Merry Days of Anime: Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii [DROPPED]

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This entry will be another quick one, which is somewhat unfortunate as the finale of the Merry Days of Anime block. Alas, I could only stomach two episodes, so I only have enough to say about two episodes’ worth of content. This is also a pretty popular series, so strap yourselves in for some harsh opinions. Continue reading “Merry Days of Anime: Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii [DROPPED]”

Cigarette & Cherry – A Potential Floater

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Even with my advanced age and slightly-cynically-inclined mindset, there is still a mushy part of my soul that adores the sweet and wholesome progression of romantic couplings. While I find the shipping fanatics of the world almost alarming in their enthusiasm, I empathize with them, as nothing gets me going in fiction quite like a well-developed romance. Something about two people trusting in one another over all else in a world so torn by disarray and strife… my heart goes “doki doki.” Because, in the end, all we really have is each other, right? Continue reading “Cigarette & Cherry – A Potential Floater”