Day 6: Favorite Made for TV Movie My Date with the President’s Daughter. Laugh if you must, but I loved this movie. I thought it was cute and funny. It was by no means Oscar worthy or anything. Wasn’t directed by the Coen brothers. It was still good though. Duncan Fletcher (Will Friedle, Boy Meets World) meets Hallie Richmond (Elisabeth Harnois) at the mall. They make a date and Duncan is feeling good about things. That is, until he pulls up to Hallie’s house to pick her up. It’s not every night you pick up a date from the White House. The cool, calm, collected Duncan is now sweating bullets as he makes his way through security to pick Hallie up like a gentleman. Once she is in Duncan’s car, all hell breaks loose. Hallie let’s her hair down, ditches security, buys a skimpy outfit, and takes off. It’s a silly plot and a bit on the ridiculous side, but anytime I see it on TV I’m no match for its charms. Next time it’s on and you have absolutely nothing better to do, watch it.
Day 7: The Most Surprising Plot Twist or Ending Planet of the Apes didn’t have a knock-your-socks-off surprise ending, and many of us saw it coming. However, in the end of the film when it is revealed that the planet of the apes is Earth it was pretty fantastic. In the end of the film we see Charlton Heston on a beach and we also see the top half of the Statue of Liberty. Not the biggest shock, but still cool and chilling. I mean, the thought of that actually happening is frightening and strange but also quite intriguing.
Day 8: A Movie I’ve Seen Countless Times This one is difficult. I am one of those people who can watch one movie, really enjoy it, and watch it a thousand more times. I loved Enchanted so much and only saw it 3 years after the original release. Maybe I felt like I had to make up for lost time. Maybe I just wanted to learn the lyrics to each song as quickly as possible. All I know is that I love this movie. So, so much. And isn’t Amy Adams just as cute as a button?
Day 9: A Movie with the Best Soundtrack It was no surprise when Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross took home the Oscar for this score and soundtrack. Music often makes the movie. What would Jaws be without the theme? The Social Network soundtrack has techie beats that match up so perfectly with the content of the film.