Who doesn’t love Music and Movies lists?

Songs that everyone should love.

Love might be a strong word but in my opinion you should at least listen to them. So here they are in no particular order…

Motorcycle Drive By- Third Eye Blind

Something Vague- Bright Eyes

Songs that Saved my Life- Kill Hannah

So Long, So Long- Dashboard Confessional

Science vs Romance- Rilo Kiley

God Called in Sick Today- AFI

Disarm- Smashing Pumpkins

Sing- Dresden Dolls

Konstantine- Something Corporate

Swing Life Away- Rise Against

Movies everyone should watch

The Lost Boys
Come on an 80s vampire movie where the vamps were actually the bad guys? How can you beat that? They died disgustingly and couldn’t do sunlight. It had the Coreys, Kiefer Sutherland, and some weird shirtless dude playing sax. It’s so much more than 80s cheese.

I can hear the boos already. No I’m not talking about that god forsaken Brittney Spears movie. I’m talking about the actual awesome one. This one
This is the movie that got me hooked on the Robert Johnson story.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Do I really need to explain this? If nothing else just watch it so you’ll get all the references to it. Then you can see for yourself why it is awesome.

The Dark Crystal
Jim Henson, enough said.

Love Actually
I’m really not big on romantic movies. Yawn bore blah. But this is one of the few I really do enjoy. No specific reason, it’s just cute and I like it. Maybe it helps that they all don’t have happy endings.

Shaun of the Dead
I love zombie movies. They are so cheesy and B grade. But even if you aren’t a fan I think you should check out this one. The same way Scream made fun of the slasher films while still being scary, Shaun of the Dead does with zombies

My Own Country
From Amazon- “In this moving true story, an East Indian doctor takes over a hospital department of infectious diseases in rural Tennessee, just as the AIDS epidemic is sweeping the nation. Naveen Andrews (The English Patient) plays Dr. Abraham Verghese, a young family man who immerses himself in the lives of his patients. First, he must educate the residents of Johnson City, Tennessee, about AIDS. “What was common in New York and San Francisco was unheard of here,” says Verghese. Before long, however, the compassionate Dr. Verghese is overwhelmed with a caseload of 82 people suffering with AIDS from hundreds of miles around. The acting in the film is first rate, with Academy Award winner Marisa Tomei playing a simple southern girl whose beloved brother (played by her real-life sibling, Adam Tomei) is dying of the disease. Glenne Headly’s portrayal of a dirt-poor housewife who catches AIDS from her philandering husband is also especially strong. Mira Nair, director of such films as Mississippi Masala, brings her intimate knowledge of Indian traditions to the film, lending invaluable authenticity to its theme of clashing cultures. An engrossing, heart-rending picture, My Own Country is a true original that deserves a wider audience.”

Rear Window
As blasphemous as it may be. I’m honestly not a fan of hitchcock movies, this is the one exception. Fun story and the whole movie feels like it has been blanketed with claustrophobia.

Pan’s Labyrinth
You should watch this simply because it’s dark, gritty, and gorgeous.

Honorable mentions

Harry Potter Series
Boondock Saints
Wristcutters: A Love Story
Dead Poets Society

For an explanation of why you should watch these go check out Des’ entry. http://bravetonight.wordpress.com/2011/09/04/were-living-in-a-movie-worl/


~ by Last Night Here on September 22, 2011.

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