End of October Movie Update

I’m back with another exciting update 😉 (Here’s the September update.) Only one more month until the challenge is over! This month was not a great movie month for me, but that’s because October is the best time to go outside and do stuff… I did check a few off the list, though!!

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Dear White People (October 11)
Um… I knew I was getting into a racial charged film when I selected it on hulu, but danggg… I’m glad that I watched it, but it was quite controversial. I know it was supposed to make you think about racial inequality (and it does), but it’s a little confusing to understand each character and their background, especially with all the big words. That sounds so basic, but it’s true. I did like how the story flowed and how all the characters had strengths and weaknesses. I give it 6 out of 10 stars.

The Grand Budapest Hotel (October 12)
Wes Anderson is such a kooky bird. I think you have to be in a certain mood to watch & enjoy his films. I was not in the mood when I went for it. I chose this movie for a “personal victory” and while I stand by that label, it was a weird one. I wasn’t surprised by the movie’s strangeness, I was just disappointed that I didn’t enjoy it more. Oh well. This one gets 4 out of 10 stars.

…I’m pathetic.

one: any set in new york city | One Fine Day
two: any incorporating hot air balloons in the story | Mysterious Island
three: any featuring a child as the main character | The Sandlot
four: any Disney film | Tangled
five: any set in Egypt OR that has an Egyptian character OR that stars an Egyptian actor/actress | Death on the Nile
six: a close friend or family member’s favorite film | Crazy Stupid Love
seven: any with the word great in the title | The Great Muppet Caper
eight: any starring Harrison Ford | Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
nine: any featuring an idiot as the main character | National Lampoon’s Vacation
ten: any mentioned in levis strauss’ list: Denim in the Oscars: A Look at Jeans in Cinema | Rear Window
eleven: a film about a knight | Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
twelve: a love story | Chocolat
thirteen: a movie about something miraculous | Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
fourteen: any starring an actor/actress with the same first name as yours | Roman Holiday
fifteen: a film about the Olympics | The Cutting Edge
sixteen: a film on Time magazine’s list: The Top Ten Newspaper Movies | All the President’s Men
seventeen: any with a question in the title | How Do You Know?
eighteen: any with a score of ninety percent or greater on Rotten Tomatoes | The LEGO Movie
nineteen: a film about a superhero | Antman
twenty: any with subtitles | The Lunchbox
twenty-one: any incorporating unicorns in the story | Inkheart
twenty-two: a film about a personal victory | The Grand Budapest Hotel
twenty-three: a film with black or white in the title | Dear White People
twenty-four: any set in a country you would most like to visit | Aloha (formerly The Queen)
twenty-five: a film set in a zoo | Zookeeper

Point so far: 80/200 (each movie is 10 points)

Additionally, a bonus round was issued on October 15th (I think these are “the most disliked actors” list) and you can’t change your movie choice once it’s made…. So here are my picks:

one: Anne Hathaway | The Intern
two: Ben Stiller | Megamind
three: Miley Cyrus | The Last Song
four: Vin Diesel | Fast & Furious 6
five: Eddie Murphy | Dreamgirls
six: Will Ferrell | The Other Guys
seven: Gwyneth Paltrow | Iron Man
eight: Katie Holmes | The Romantics
nine: Ione Skye | Fever Pitch
ten: Jonah Hill | Moneyball
eleven: Ashton Kutcher | Annie
twelve: Justin Long | Planet 51
thirteen: Maggie Gyllenhaal | Won’t Back Down
fourteen: Nicolas Cage | The Family Man
fifteen: Owen Wilson | Cars 2
sixteen: Pauly Shore | I can’t… I can’t even stomach a movie by this guy.
seventeen: John C. Reilly | Never Been Kissed
eighteen: Sylvester Stallone | Antz
nineteen: Tyler Perry | The Single Moms Club
twenty: Channing Tatum | She’s the Man
twenty-one: Vince Vaughn | The Lost World: Jurassic Park (ha, yeah right… but maybe (yeah right))
twenty-two: Patrick Wilson | Morning Glory
twenty-three: Megan Fox | The Dictator
twenty-four: Gary Busey | Entourage
twenty-five: Renee Zellwegger | Bridget Jones’s Diary

So…. We’ll see how I do with this list, too. Geeeez.

Have you seen any of these films? What good ones did you watch this month?


6 Comments Add yours

  1. Faith says:

    Soooo….I forgot I did this! Ha! I need to check my list and get busy! I love the bonus ones…might have to do that. 🙂


    1. Louise says:

      Oh noooo! I mean, I might as well have forgotten… I did HORRIBLE this month. I don’t have a lot of downtime in October, though, so I’m hoping that November gives me some reading time and movie time!


  2. LondonKiwiEmma says:

    I think you’re doing incredibly – I could number the movies I’ve watched this year on one hand!


    1. Louise says:

      That’s because you’re so busy traveling!! If I was Queen of European Exploration I would never have time to see a movie either! (But thank you 😉 )


  3. Since I’m new to your blog, I haven’t seen this series yet, but I love the idea of a movie challenge! Especially ones that force you to get outside of your comfort zone and watch things you might not watch otherwise. I enjoyed The Grand Budapest Hotel, just like I enjoy all of Wes Anderson’s movies, but I’m surprised to hear that you weren’t thrilled with Dear White People. I haven’t seen it yet, but I do enjoy movies that explore race/gender/class issues, especially through a humorous lens.

    The most interesting movie I saw this month was The One I Love with Mark Duplass and Elizabeth Moss. I knew it was going to be weird and surreal, but damn, it was WEIRD. The boyfriend and I also saw Trainwreck in theaters, which we thoroughly enjoyed. I find Amy Schumer to be a riot 🙂



    1. Louise says:

      I can’t pinpoint what I didn’t like about The Grand Budapest Hotel, but sadly it just wasn’t for me… I LOVE Fantastic Mr. Fox- it’s my favorite movie! Dear White People was just boring for me to watching. It was a good movie and the actors were great, it just didn’t keep my interest. I’ll have to check out The One I Love! I saw Trainwreck and thought it was HILARIOUS. Amy Schumer is a freaking comedy goddess! Ha 😀


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