Monday Movie Marathon

Monday Movie Marathon: When I Grow up, I Wanna be Just Like You

This week’s movie marathon features films with characters you can look up to. They make you re-think the way you see the world and give you that push you need to be confident in yourself. Like a good friend, these characters have helped me reflect on the things that really matter.


1. PLEASANTVILLE (Gary Ross, 1998)

I love this film’s take on the concept of perfection. Not only do the characters literally change the way they see the world, but they open their minds to ideas that challenge the status quo.


2. LE FABULEUX DESTIN D’AMÉLIE POULAIN (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001)

Obviously this was making the cut. I didn’t cut my bangs short for nothing! I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of watching this movie. It fills me with so much inspiration, from the music to the details in every scene.


3. LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE (Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris, 2006)

If you ever need a pick-me-up, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll fall in love with all these characters and want them to reach their final goal.


4. SAFETY NOT GUARANTEED (Colin Trevorrow, 2012)

Watch this movie and you might just start believing in time travel, or at least believe in some magic in this world. Let your inner child run free!


5. THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER (Stephen Chbosky, 2012)

The timeless story of growing up and figuring out who you want to be. I still feel like I’m trying to work that out, so it’s nice to know I’m not alone.


That’s it for this week’s Monday Movie Marathon. I hope these movies put a huge smile on your face, and don’t make you re-question everything. Crap.

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Monday Movie Marathon: Fireside Flicks

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This week's movie marathon features films you can cozy up with. Last month, I was housesitting for my mom. I enjoyed spending evenings in front of the fireplace with a cup of hot (spiked) coco, snuggling with the cat. During the grey winter, it's nice to watch films that wake up your senses and inspire you.

1. THE BIG CHILL (Lawrence Kasdan, 1983)

It's the film that reminds you to make plans with the friends you don't see during the winter. It's also really fun to recognize these successful actors in the film that kick-started their careers.


2. THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY (Clint Eastwood, 1995)

Despite the continuous debate that Clint Eastwood may or may not have been too old to play this part, it's still a wonderful and lovely movie. The perfect cozy-up movie on a cold night.


3. I AM LOVE (Luca Guadagnino, 2009)

A tragic and beautiful story. With it's vibrant shots and captivating characters, this movie will definitely inject some life into this winter's blues. And who doesn't love Tilda Swinton?


4. SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN (Malik Bendjelloul, 2012)

This film is amazing and the story of Rodriguez will stay with you forever. His music played in my head for days after watching this documentary. You will love this story of a long-lost musician whose lyrics changed a nation; without him knowing anything about it.


5. THE KINGS OF SUMMER (Jordan Vogt-Roberts, 2013)

Cruel. I know. I've been daydreaming of the summer all month, and this is what I want it to look like. This movie reminds me of Stand By Me, and makes me want to go on crazy adventures.


That's it for this week's Monday Movie Marathon. I hope these movies keep you warm this evening!

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Monday Movie Marathon: Good Weird

Monday Movie Marathon: Good Weird

This week's Monday Movie Marathon features films that are enchantingly quirky and fun. Watching films is all about suspending your disbelief and just going with it. These movies really push that envelope; and it works. Featured films include: Dr. Strangelove, Living in Oblivion, I Heart Huckabees, Micmacs à tire-larigot, Submarine and Moonrise Kingdom.

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Monday Movie Marathon: I'm Listening

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This week's movie marathon features films with soundtracks so good, they stick in your head for days. The music in these movies not only fits perfectly with the story they accompany, but they stand up on their own, filling your iPods with artists you may not have been familiar with before.

1. Reality Bites (Ben Stiller, 1994)

Probably the only Ben Stiller movie I enjoy; actually, it is the only Ben Stiller movie I enjoy. The diverse soundtrack partners the film so perfectly and truly captures Generation X.


2. Garden State (Zach Braff, 2004)

The first thing I did after watching this movie was add it's soundtrack to my music collection. I love listening to it on long drives; it just fits with that longing mood you get during a roadtrip. This movie introduced me to some great artists, and really had an impact on the music I listen to now.

3. C.R.A.Z.Y. (Jean-Marc Vallée, 2005)

There are too many reasons why I love this movie, but the soundtrack is an important factor. You'll be singing along to this one, guaranteed. Oh, how I love feeling that nostalgia for a time I never knew!

4. Mr. Nobody (Jaco Van Dormael, 2009)

A complex and beautiful film with a equally intriguing soundtrack. I love how many things you can take away from this film; and it sounds as good as it looks.

5. Café de Flore (Jean-Marc Vallée, 2011)

A really touching story with a soundtrack to match. The way this film uses music is really fascinating; the sound design in general really sets the tone for the vibe of this film.

That's it for this week's Monday Movie Marathon. I hope you enjoy listening to these films while you watch them!

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Monday Movie Marathon: I've Got Something In My Eye...

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This week's movie marathon features films that...hmmm...make me cry. Like a little baby. Sometimes, a good cry is just what you need. Just maybe not all at the same time? Now that I think of it, maybe this isn't marathon material. Just make sure you have some candy and someone to snuggle with.

1. JANE EYRE (Franco Zeffirelli, 1996)

This used to play every year on TV, and I seem to always hit the right channel as soon as it started. I think it was the first romantic movie I ever saw, and my idea of love was really shaped by this film. It's probably not the best film ever made, but as a young girl watching it, I fell in love. With the simplicity of the characters and the friendship they built. It is so dear to me, and will always be that movie that introduced me to the world of romance. On another note, the 2011 version with Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender is really good! I would definitely recommend it.

2. LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL (Roberto Benigni, Rod Dean, 1997)

One of my favourite movies of all time, and one film that, without fail, gets me blubbering every time I see it. And now, because I've seen it so many times, I start to ball even before the sad parts happen. This truly is a beautiful story and it has been a part of my life for a very long time. As sad as it is, watching it makes me appreciate the beauty around me.

3. I AM SAM (Jessie Nelson, 2001)

I first saw this film in theatres with my father, and we both emerged from the dark room holding hands with tears in our eyes. The touching story and nostalgic covers just warms your heart. And you just can't help but fall in love with Dakota Fanning's character.

4. BIG FISH (Tim Burton, 2003)

A magical story that just makes you dream. I think everyone remembers those crazy stories your parents would tell you as kids, and sometimes you wondered what it would be like if you had been there. For me, this movie reminds of that wonderful imagination you have when you're a kid and it just brings it back to the surface (no pun intended).

5. ATONEMENT (Joe Wright, 2007)

The epitome of the impossible love story. As much as Keira Knightley makes me cringe (and I secretly wish someone else had played that part *cough* Carey Mulligan *cough*), the story is bigger than she is (thank goodness). My heart breaks at the end of this film, and you just can't make it right. How depressing I sound...but it's truly a beautiful film.

That's it for this week's Monday Movie Marathon. I hope I have not depressed all of you! Just get some tissues and let it out.

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Monday Movie Marathon: You Crack Me Up

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This week's movie marathon features films that simply make me laugh. A lot. Not that making me laugh is a hard thing, but these do it so well. Even after seeing them a dozen times, they still manage to make my sides hurt.

1. SOME LIKE IT HOT (Billy Wilder, 1959)

Seing Jack Lemon dressed as a woman never ceases to amuse me. This film is so lovely and innocent, you just can't help but smile the whole way through. And if seeing a rugged Tony Curtis traipse around in a sparkly dress doesn't do it for you, then maybe seeing Marilyn in all her tight-dress glory will.

2. MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL (Terry Gilliam and Terry Jones, 1975)

This film is definitely sidesplitting! The first time I saw this film was in theatres with my mother during a Monty Python marathon, and the room was in constant laughter. The mix of the cheesy effects and cheeky British humour makes me laugh so hard, I start to cry. If you are ever feeling low, this movie will surely lift your spirits, and will leave you with some unforgettable memories.

3. THIS IS SPINAL TAP (Rob Reiner, 1984)

A mocumentary so funny, I wish it was real. These characters really capture your heart as much as they make you concerned for the sanity of humanity. It might be weird a first, but stick with it. It is so very funny.

4. THE BIRDCAGE (Mike Nichols, 1996)

Hank Azaria alone, as the flamboyant housekeeper, gets you roaring with laughter. And the rest of the cast just keeps that going the whole way through. Robin Williams is no Mrs. Doubtfire, but man, his many Hawaiian and flower print shirts are just as funny!

5. I LOVE YOU, MAN (John Hamburg, 2009)

Time for some modern-day humour, I think. This film definitely delivers. A timeless tale of all those man dates, to find the perfect bromance. There aren't enough stories like this, and it's so funny!


That's it for this week's Monday Movie Marathon. I hope these films help turn that frown upside down. We all need a little pick-me up once in a while!

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Monday Movie Marathon: A Sight For Sore Eyes

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This week's movie marathon features films that are so beautifully shot, every shot is like a feast for your eyes. During these cold grey winter nights, maybe these will awaken that part of the brain that remembers that this world is a really beautiful place.

1. CITIZEN KANE (Orson Welles, 1941)

One of the original films with "those cool shots". This is a timeless, epic story with cinematography to match. If you're feeling patient this evening, give this a try; it's worth it.

2. AMERICAN BEAUTY (Sam Mendes, 1999)

I think what I love the most about this film is how it takes those small moments of intense thought and turns it into an intricate choreography. You can watch and let your mind wander, just like Lester Burnham (not like that, perv).

3. THERE WILL BE BLOOD (Paul Thomas Anderson. 2007)

A mix of an amazing soundtrack paired with epic shots of the Californian landscape, this movie does not disappoint. If the look of this film doesn't impress you, I'm sure Daniel Day-Lewis' performance will.

4. THE TREE OF LIFE (Terrence Malick, 2011)

What a beautiful film. Even if you leave without fully understanding the story behind the film, you will leave with some gorgeous imagery. Despite the mixed critiques of this movie, I personally loved the world it created and the visual story it told. Because when I think of my life, I think of those moments that really caught my eye.

5. MELANCHOLIA (Lars von Trier, 2011)

Watching this film is like watching a painting transform. I love how the visuals intensify as the story unfolds and intensifies as well. This film definitely channels the ominous and scarily beautiful energy of the universe.


That's it for this week's Monday Movie Marathon. May your eyes go on a crazy adventure filled with some really glorious sights!

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Monday Movie Marathon: After Too Much Turkey

This week's movie marathon features the films I like to watch during the Christmas season. I come from a small family, and after we eat our delicious meal, talk, clean up a bit and stare at each other for a while, all that's left to do really, is watch some movies. So cozy up with a blanket and a good cup of eggnog and enjoy.

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1. Doctor Zhivago (David Lean, 1965): Perhaps not the happiest (or shortest) of films, but this wintery Russian film will take you on a journey of love and struggle. An epic tale that warms, and breaks my heart every time I watch it

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2. Edward Scissorhands (Tim Burton, 1990): The whole time, I just ask myself "why did this scientist think SCISSORS was a good idea for hands?!" But then, I guess we wouldn't have a movie. You just have to go with it; it's quirky and lovely and all the characters are so unique. And you see Winona Ryder as a blonde. Yup.

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3. The Family Man (Brett Ratner, 2000): I am such a sucker for this film. I know it's Nicholas Cage and I know it's cheesy, but I can't help myself, I love it! So here is my confession. It's a beautiful story; just try it. Please?

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4. Love Actually (Richard Curtis, 2003): Of course it's here, how could it not be. THE Christmas movie of our generation. But at least this one is good!

 

 

 

 

 

That's it for this week's Monday Movie Marathon. Hope you all have a happy holiday season to spend time with family and friends. And perhaps discover a love for some new films!

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Monday Movie Marathon: So Quotable - Part II.

Welcome to part II of last week's movie marathon, featuring the films that inspire me to the point where I wished I had come up with them myself. Ever get the feeling of being too inspired? (I know, would make for a great #firstworldproblem tweet.) Not sure if this 2-parter is helping me put things into perspective, or just bringing back some old feelings of "but that could be awesome too!". I need to calm down now. 1. ANNIE HALL (Woody Allen, 1977): Obviously Allen had to make his way to my list, bloody genius film-making-machine. (Sorry, I'm calm.) Yes, Allen plays next to gorgeous actress Diane Keaton and yes, he frequently becomes a blubbering fool. But the back-and-forth between these two is priceless!

2. ORDINARY PEOPLE (Robert Redford, 1980): This is a bit more on the sad side, but nonetheless very very good. I could get all deep here and tell you that it makes you think and stuff, but I guess you get the point. Just be prepared to hate Mary Tyler Moore as the mother (I know, right?) and feel things for Donald Sutherland you never thought you'd feel (awkward.)

3. FARGO (Joel and Ethan Cohen, 1996): Oh Cohen brothers, how I wish I could spend a day in each of your brains...I am in love with all their films, but this one is pretty special. I think it was the film that introduced me to this love-hate relationship. I bet you'll try to imitate Frances McDorman's accent after watching this (or is that just me?).

4. TRAINSPOTTING (Danny Boyle, 1996): I may have needed subtitles the first time I watched this, but that hasn't stopped me from seeing this film more than 10 times. It. Is. Great. A little disturbing, but great. Just makes me want to travel to Scotland and never have another drink again

5. IN BRUGES (Martin McDonagh, 2008): Bet you'd never heard of Bruges before this film? Bet you want to go there after seeing this film? This twistedly funny movie (again, might need some subtitles) will undoubtedly inspire you (whether it be in your writing or your future travel plans).


That's it for this week's Monday Movie Marathon. Now that I've gotten those off my chest, I can maybe, possibly focus on a project of my own! Set in Bruges, featuring the life of a drug addict couple who talk fast and shoot people. Done.

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Monday Movie Marathon: So Quotable - Part I.

This week's movie marathon features the kind of films you wish you could take credit for. They are so well written and so clever, how could it have not come from that fabulous brain of yours?! Notice the "Part I" section of the title. Clearly I have some resentment issues. Or just really big shoes to fill (at least I already wear size 9).

1.TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT (Howard Hawks, 1944): I grew up watching the classics. My mum always surprised that her 10-year-old could sit through a black & white film, with no explosions and no special effects. But I love them; and I love this one in particular. The chemistry between Bogart and Bacall is magical. I may have practiced the "look up without moving your head" move once or twice...or twenty.

2. TERMS OF ENDEARMENT (James L. Brooks, 1983): I'm not sure I can convey exactly how much I love this movie. It makes me laugh and cry and all the cheesy things girls do while watching a movie. It's quirky and humble and heartbreaking. It's one of those films you are happy to introduce to someone; speaking of which, I have a date to finish it with someone special who is now far away...

3. WHEN HARRY MET SALLY (Rob Reiner, 1989): Whether it's the old couple interviews, or the public orgasm scene, you won't forget this movie after you've seen it. Not only does it make you think about our relationships with the opposite sex, or reflect on the people who are in your life, but when was the last time you saw Billy Crystal with a full-head of hair?

4. PULP FICTION (Quentin Tarantino, 1994): I did it. I know it. But come on, how quotable is this movie? As a big Tarantino fan, I was trying to think of which movie to write about. A close second was "True Romance"; check it out if you have the chance. Other than that, seems I don't have much to say. You know what they call a Quarter Pounder with cheese in France?


That's it for this week's Monday Movie Marathon. Stay tuned for Part II of my resentment-filled list. Until then, I'll try to think happy thoughts.

What would your picks be? Tweet me @warriorrenaud or use the hashtag #mondaymoviemarathon!

Monday Movie Marathon: Halloween Treats

This week's movie marathon features the films I like to watch around Halloween. I've learned that marathoning scary movies never goes over well for me, so I try to stick to the humorously scary.

1. YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (Mel Brooks, 1974): This is actually my favourite movie of all time. No joke. It's amazing. But I warn you, don't ask me to watch it with you, I might start inadvertently reciting the entire screenplay (with accents). I can honestly watch this movie at anytime of the year, but Halloween is always a good way to introduce it to a new audience. Envoy!

2. THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK (George Miller, 1987): We've got Jack Nicholson, Cher, Susan Sarandon and Michelle Pfeiffer. Probably not their proudest cinematic experience (for Cher perhaps), but this film is quite the entertainment. This over-the-top, eccentric and  slightly disturbing movie is perfect for this time of year!

3. BEETLEJUICE (Tim Burton, 1988): It's a Burton film pre-Johnny Depp! And it might take you a while to recognize Alec Baldwin. This is the perfect Halloween movie; and it's just creepy enough to fill my scare quota.

4. PRACTICAL MAGIC (Griffin Dunne, 1998): Come on; a running scene to Faith Hill's "This Kiss" deserves some love. No? In any case, this magical chick flick is quite close to my heart. Don't blame me if "Put a Lime in the Coconut" stays stuck in your head after.


That's it for this week's Monday Movie Marathon. My apologies if these were not the scary movies you were expecting; that's what happens when you're a big wuss like me. Although I do watch shows like American Horror Story just before I go to bed. Not too sure what my problem is. I highly recommend that one by the way. Maybe this is the beginning of "Television Tuesdays"?

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Monday Movie Marathon: So. Freaking. Cool.

This week's movie marathon features those films that have such amazing concepts, they blow your mind. Not only have these films inspired me to create outside-the-box projects, but they also help me see the world in many different ways. These filmmakers have such great imagination, it's always a pleasure to enter their reality. 1. A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (Stanley Kubrick, 1971): Despite this movie being completely and utterly creepy, it is truly amazing. Kubrick so thoughtfully created a world where everything is as dysfunctional as it is intriguing. Although I am glad that Kubrick's predictions of 1995 were slightly off...milk anyone?

2. BEING JOHN MALKOVICH (Spike Jonze, 1999): This is probably the coolest concept for a film. Ever. Maybe I'm a bit over-enthusiastic. But it really is that good. First off, you will never see Camero Diaz looking so unglamorous. And then you might just have to do a marathon of all John Malkovich films...just saying.

3. ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND (Michel Gondry, 2004): It was hard to believe that Jim Carey almost made it twice in this list, if you have a chance, check out "The Truman Show". But back to the point, I love this film. It's like inception without the constant low drone sounds and slow motion shots. It's such a lovely story, told in such an interesting way.

4. FANTASTIC MR. FOX (Wes Anderson, 2009): I could have put all of Wes Anderson's movies in this list, that man has the imagination of a...wow, see? But to mix Roald Dahl and Anderson together...can you say dream-team much? This film is so lovely, you will giggle the whole way through. And then perhaps try your hand at claymation. (I really should not attempt that again).


That's it for this week's Monday Movie Marathon. If you've suffered from writer's block lately, I'm sure these will clear up those imagination vessels. Or you might turn into a psycho-stalker with short-term memory-loss, who dresses up like a fox. Hmmm.

What would your picks be? Tweet me @warriorrenaud or use the hashtag #mondaymoviemarathon!

Monday Movie Marathon: I Wanna be Twelve Again

This week's Movie Marathon features those films you loved as kids, and still love now (although maybe not openly). So let's turn the clock back and remind ourselves of the days when taking a bike ride to the corner store to get candy was a day-long adventure.


1. STAND BY ME (Rob Reiner, 1986): I remember watching this film as a kid and having to skip certain parts because I was so scared. Watching it now, it just warms my heart to see these boys connect and interact in a way we don't always see in modern media. Definitely a classic, and you might just notice yourself whistling the song "Stand by Me" (in it's various versions) all day...

2. NOW AND THEN (Lesli Linka Glatter, 1995): I could probably recite most of this film's script to you...I recall watching it 3 times in a row one day. It was one of my favourites as a child, and it still holds a very special place in my heart. It's also really fun to see if you can recognize the 12-year old actresses.

3. A LITTLE PRINCESS (Alfonso Cuarón, 1995): It's magical, it's scary, it's sad, it's heartwarming. This film was very different than anything else I watched when I was younger; it talked about death and loneliness and drew from things like Indian Mythology; I felt so connected to the main character's story. Despite my Indian roots, I have always lived in a Western society. It was nice to see a film that melded both in such a fascinating way.

4. THE PARENT TRAP (Nancy Meyers, 1998): I don't know many girls who grew up in the 90s who have not watched this movie; it's a classic! Do you still know the secret hand shake? (I might...)

5. 1981 (Ricardo Trogi, 2009): I had to add a 5th; well I could have added several more, but this one was a must. Filmed in Québec, this is a wonderful film about Trogi's childhood. Growing up in Québec around the time the film was set, I appreciated the simple details and compelling story that I think many Québecers can relate to.


That's it for this week's Monday Movie Marathon. Whether you loved them back then, or are just seeing them now for the first time, I think the child in you will appreciate these heart-felt movies. Or they might just make you dust off that old tape collection.

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Monday Movie Marathon: Bewildering, Puzzling & Inexplicable

This week's Movie Marathon feature are the films that generate a large question mark over your head by the time the credits roll out. But this doesn't make them bad movies, on the contrary. You perhaps now have a new mission in life, which is to decipher the message of the film, and so you watch it over and over and over and over and over. I seem to have failed at making this mission seem fun; so give these a go, and see what I mean!

MULHOLLAND DRIVE (David Lynch, 2001): Don't worry, it's normal to have a lot of questions after seeing this film. I figured out most of it after a few (ok, many) viewings, however, nothing is explained completely. You have to come to terms with that permanent question mark and simply enjoy the absolute brilliance of Lynch's film.

DONNIE DARKO (Richard Kelly, 2001): A warning: Frank might start appearing in your nightmares. Despite the constant questioning you'll be doing as you watch this, the story is extremely compelling. So sit back and just go with it. For me, it's one of those films I am always happy to watch over and over again and discover new answers every time.

MEMENTO (Christopher Nolan, 2000): Watching this movie is like doing a triathlon with your brain. So good, yet so exhausting to keep up with. Chronology goes out the window with this one, and you start to feel very similar to the main character who suffers from severe memory loss.

TWELVE MONKEYS (Terry Gilliam, 1995): Most of the film is fairly straightforward (weird, but straightforward). The ending however, is the confusing part; perhaps because Gilliam tends to create a unique world where we find ourselves concentrating on details that aren't important to the story. Other than seeing Bruce Willis as a crazy time traveler, this movie is definitely worth watching!

That's it for this week's movie marathon. If you're in the mood for some brain teasers, these will undoubtedly fulfill your active movie-watching needs!

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Monday Movie Marathon

Introducing Monday Movie Marathon, where I discuss movies that would make for a great addition to a popcorn-filled evening. This week's feature is High School. Those movies that delve in the teenage brain, and make you laugh (and rethink your sense of style) the whole way through.

HEATHERS (Michael Lehmann, 1988): It's quirky, it's dark, it's so completely quotable. I love movies that make you uncomfortable for laughing. Definitely a must for today's marathon.

  BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER (Fran Rubel Kuzui, 1992): My inner geek is totally in the spotlight in this post, but I could not talk "High School" movies without talking about Buffy. This movie was the precursor to my favourite show of all time, and it too has a very special place in my heart. It is completely ridiculous and completely awesome at the same time.

  CLUELESS (Amy Heckerling, 1995): Another incredibly quotable movie, this was the movie of my childhood. I dreamt of having Cher's wardrobe (although, I'm not sure about the full yellow plaid skirt-suit anymore) and her cool friends. Dusting off my VHS copy always makes me smile.

  BRING IT ON (Peyton Reed, 2000): I did it, it's on the top of my list. And don't you tell me that you've never learnt any of the words to the cheers in this film.

That's it for this week's movie marathon. Seems I had lots to inspire me as a young girl in the 90s. These female-focused teen flicks struck me as a kid and are still on the top of my favourite movie list.

What would your picks be? Tweet me @warriorrenaud or use the hashtag #mondaymoviemarathon!