During April I'm going to attack a seemingly random collection of movies that include obscure cult films, an Oscar-winner for Best Picture, a made-for-tv movie, and a couple of Hollywood children's movies. What these 20 movies do have in common is that they've all been on various to-watch lists of mine for years, but I always find excuses for other movies to leapfrog over them. These are the red-headed orphans of PopGap, the movies that I've so neglected, they don't even beg me to watch them any longer. Most of them I've forgotten that I ever even added them to a queue. It's spring, so I'm going to dust them off, break them out, watch them once, and cross them off my list for good.
The movies on April's list are:
- Little Otik (2001)
- The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea (1976)
- Sound of My Voice (2011)
- The Sorrow and the Pity (1969)
- The Terminal (2004)
- Kiss Me Kate (1953
- An American Tail (1986)
- Jack the Giant Killer (1962)
- The Day After (1983)
- Being Flynn (2012)
- Salesman (1969)
- Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)
- 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
- Million Dollar Baby (2004)
- Ganja and Hess (1973)
- Heavyweights (1995)
- The Spook Who Sat by the Door (1973)
- Trouble Every Day (2001)
- Walker (1987)
- Siddhartha (1973)
I've only seen two of these movies before (noted with a ), and it's been 20-30 years since for each of those. the rest are all brand new to me.
As always, I'll be covering these movies as I watch them on Twitter @PopGap and will have reviews for each of these movies on this blog a couple days after watching them.
I may also try to fit in some bonus movies here and there as I simultaneously try to clean up with movies from 2014 that I've neglected while chasing these stupid lists. I may or may not tell you about them, at my discretion.