You know those movies that you assume that you majority of people have seen, those cult classics which are quoted and talked about extensively, well chances I’ve not seen a lot of them. It was only last year that I watched the two Star Wars trilogies in preparation for The Force Awakens. And it was only in the last year that I saw The Goonies, The Lost Boys, Ghostbusters, Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas, Trainspotting, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and more of the typical ‘classic’ movies for the first time.
I don’t get a lot of downtime or me time to relax, perhaps the odd half hour here and there where I can read my book but not a lot of time to watch movies. This is why I am setting myself the March Movie Challenge where I want to have watched four classic movies by the end of the month. Watching one movie a week might not seem like much to a lot of you but for me this is a proper challenge to build in the time to do so.
The movies that I want to watch this month are Pulp Fiction which I know a lot of people will be shocked at the fact that I haven’t seen it. So many people talk about how great this movie is so I am really hoping that I don’t let people’s thoughts cloud my initial viewing of it but I kind of feel like it’s a movie that I need to watch.
The Matrix is the next movie that I want to watch, I think i’ll just begin with the original and at some point I might progress and watch the second and third movies depending on how much I love the original. I remember when this first came out but when I was a teenager I wasn’t into anything action or sci-fi related so this didn’t appeal to me. I do think that things may change now though.
Labyrinth is a movie that I should have seen a long time ago but I didn’t and naturally with the passing of Davie Bowie *RIP* I really feel that now is the time that I should see this movie. I pretty much know nothing about this movie so I have no expectations or thoughts about it but I’ve only ever really heard good things about it, plus it has a 7.4 score on IMDB which is generally a good score.
The final movie I am going to aim to watch is Clerks. Another one of those movies which has been on my to-watch list for absolute ages, but something I have never got round to seeing. The great thing is the movie is on Netflix UK so I can watch it on there and actually utilize my subscription to them. I go through phases with Netflix, some months I’ll watch loads and others not so much.