What is the 365 Day Movie Challenge?

They say do what makes you happy. They also say sometimes you just need to focus on you. I don’t know who ‘they’ are, but ‘they’ seem very wise. Nothing makes me happier in life than art in all its glorious forms – painting, photography, music, dance, theater, television and film. When surrounded by art…

218. Misery

Movie: Misery Release Date: November 30, 1990 Director: Rob Reiner Starring: James Caan, Kathy Bates. Tag Lines: “This Christmas there will be…Misery.” “The Tide Has Come.” “Paul Sheldon used to write for a living. Now, he’s writing to stay alive.” Relevance: As mentioned before on this blog (see 256. The Green Mile), I am a…

219. Stepmom

Movie: Stepmom Release Date: December 25, 1998 Director: Chris Columbus Starring: Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon, Ed Harris, Jena Malone. Tag Lines: “Sometimes the Person You Can’t Live With Becomes the Person You Can’t Live Without.” “When Two Woman Share One Family.” “Be there for the joy. Be there for the tears. Be there for each…

220. Roxanne

Movie: Roxanne Release Date: June 19, 1987 Director: Fred Schepisi Starring: Steve Martin, Daryl Hannah, Shelley Duvall, Rick Rossovich, Fred Willard, Michael J. Pollard. Tag Lines: “Roxanne dreamed of a handsome, intelligent, romantic man. C.D. Bales is two out of three… but looks aren’t everything!” Relevance: I know that I didn’t see ‘Roxanne’ in theaters…

221. Fright Night

Movie: Fright Night Release Date: August 2, 1985 Director: Tom Holland Starring: Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse, Stephen Geoffreys, Roddy McDowall. Tag Lines: “There are some very good reasons to be afraid…of the dark.” “If you love being scared, it’ll be the night of your life.” “There are good reasons to be afraid of…

222. Less Than Zero

Movie: Less Than Zero Release Date: November 6, 1987 Director: Marek Kanievska Starring: Robert Downey, Jr., Andrew McCarthy, Jami Gertz. Tag Lines: “In Beverly Hills, you can have anything your heart desires. You just can’t have it the way it used to be.” “It only looks like the good life.” Relevance: I grew up in…

223. Interview with the Vampire

Movie: Interview with the Vampire Release Date: November 11, 1994 Director: Neil Jordan Starring: Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Stephen Rea, Antonio Banderas, Christian Slater, Kirsten Dunst. Tag Lines: “Drink From Me And Live Forever.” Relevance: In 1994 I was attending Graduate school getting my Master’s degree in Theater. Although I kept up with movie new…

224. Joe Versus the Volcano

Movie: Joe Versus the Volcano Release Date: March 9, 1990 Director: John Patrick Shanley Starring: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Lloyd Bridges, Robert Stack, Abe Vigoda, Dan Hedaya, Barry McGovern, Ossie Davis. Tag Lines: “An Average Joe. An Adventurous Comedy.” “A story of love, lava and burning desire.” Relevance: Just like yesterday’s movie (see 225. Groundhog…

225. Groundhog Day

Movie: Groundhog Day Release Date: February 12, 1993 Director: Harold Ramis Starring: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott. Tag Lines: “He’s having the worst day of his life…over and over…” “He’s having the day of his life…over and over again.” Relevance: In February of 1993, I was starting my final semester of undergrad college. I…

226. Nine Months

Movie: Nine Months Release Date: July 14, 1995 Director: Chris Columbus Starring: Hugh Grant, Julianne Moore, Tom Arnold, Joan Cusack, Jeff Goldblum, Robin Williams. Tag Lines: “Ready or Not.” Relevance: I saw ‘Nine Months’ in theaters in the summer of 1995. I was already a fan of Hugh Grant, Robin Williams and Chris Columbus but…

227. Jesus Christ Superstar

Movie: Jesus Christ Superstar Release Date: June 26, 1973 Director: Norman Jewison Starring: Ted Neeley, Carl Anderson, Yvonne Elliman, Barry Dennen. Tag Lines: “And now, the movie……” Relevance: I don’t remember exactly when I first saw ‘Jesus Christ Superstar,’ but as soon as I did I was hooked. I was familiar with the music long…