It's MOVIE MONTH in my apartment! Since nominations are out and about, we've been cracking down on every film we can before the Oscars roll around. My apartment is also infested with sickness, so what better time to sink into your crusty couch cushion than with a bunch of sneezing/coughing/sweaty/ shivering friends!
This has been a year of biopic films: Foxcatcher, Selma, The Imitation Game, just to name a few! I always hold my breath when "based on true events" pops up at the beginning of a movie. As a performer, I can't help but think about how challenging and exhilarating it must be for the lead actor! It's one thing to live and breathe as a completely different character, but for someone like Reese Witherspoon to have Cheryl Strayed on the set of Wild EVERY DAY watching her?... How intimidating would that be!? It also makes me think... Who would play Jessica Gallant in the biopic film, "Ruffled Girl- The true story of a girl who ate herself to death with Ruffles Regular chips." If YOU had to choose someone to play you in a movie, who would it be? Would you even trust someone enough to take on that task? I have to say, it's not a hard decision for me. My top four would easily be Margot Robbie, Reese Witherspoon, Rachel McAdams, or Beyonce.
I tried to pick my three favourite movies this year, but it was impossible. Instead, I made a list of movies that I LOVED and think YOU should see- if you're into the whole movie watching thing:
1. Gone Girl (Freakishly amazing)
2. Whiplash (Anyone who was a band geek in high school will especially love it *Alto Sax*)
3. Birdman ("The actors movie")
4. Into the Woods (One word, Sondheim)
5. Wild (Reese's Pieces)
6. Foxcatcher (Steve Carell was scarily convincing)
7. Selma (So powerful, a must see)
8. The Imitation Game (Benedict Cumberbatch ROCKS)
9. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Never thought I'd enjoy a movie about apes other than Tarzan)
10. X-Men: Days of Future Past (The only X-Men I've ever seen and enjoyed every second)
11. Interstellar (My boyfriend is OBSESSED with Christopher Nolan, you should be too)
Movies I still need to see: Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Theory of Everything, Still Alice, Big Eyes, Cake, Hunger Games (how have I still not seen this!?), and American Snipper!
If you can't make it to the movie theatre this week, check out "The Hollywood Reporter Roundtable" interviews. Watching it kind of feels like you're spying on a bunch of celebrities having coffee, but it's beyond intriguing. Click here to watch!
What were your favourite movies this year? Are there any missing from my list that I MUST see? Comment below to let me know! Also- if you're bored- you can check out my new series on Youtube "Singing in the Shower With Jess"! I've been having way too much fun working on it.. Click here to watch!!
My playlist writing this week's post:
▸ I Can Love You Better (Dixie Chicks, Wide Open Spaces)
▸ Bennie and the Jets (Elton John, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road)
▸ Lets Fall In Love (Ella Fitzgerald, The Cole Porter Songbook)
▸ Uptown Funk! (Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars)
▸ Paperdoll (Celine Tsai, Champagne EP)
▸ Relapse (Celine Tsai, Champagne EP) *** one of my amazingly talented friends!
Lots of love xo,
Hi! I'm Jessica. I love beaches, ice cream, onesies, and cuddles. I try to follow my instincts in all aspects of life. I love hearing peoples stories; How they got to the exact moment they're in. The glass is half full. I love the big dipper. The Secret changed my life. Love is w o n d e r f u l. August 24th is my favourite day (No, it's not my birthday). YOU. ARE. ENOUGH. Yolo-ing through life, but mostly singing.