The Best Movie You May Not Have Heard Of – Chef
Chef came out in the summer of 2014 and played locally at the Palm Theater. Because of its limited release, many people did not catch this movie in the theater, which is too bad. I love this movie. Besides the awesome soundtrack and cooking scenes that just make you hungry, it reminds me of hanging out at my dad’s VW shop in La Puente when I was the same age as the kid in the movie.
A Classic Must See Movie – Crash
Crash is an academy award winning film with Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Terence Howard and many others that I am convinced most people have not seen, or even heard of. Crash is an extremely powerful movie and frankly, I have not seen it since 2006 when it came out, so I am going to watch it this month too (tax season is no excuse for not watching a good movie!).
A Guilty Pleasure – Napoleon Dynamite
Ok, ok. So Napoleon Dynamite is definitely a movie people either really love or really hate. I really love it. My wife really hates it. I get it, it’s not for everyone. But one thing I judge a movie on is “is it quotable?” Do people go around quoting the movie? If so, that makes for a great movie. I know “Do the chickens have large talons” is not quite “Leave the gun, take the cannoli” but it is damn funny.
PS – if you do not know the source of “Leave the gun, take the cannoli”, we need to have a serious talk.