Monday Movie Marathon: You Crack Me Up


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!

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

I'm Back Online!

GWR is back! I may know my way around a camera, but building a website is not my forte. Luckily enough, with the help of several lovely and patient tech support employees, I did it!

You can now watch the entirety of my short film "Dreaming in Colour", which won an award this summer at the World Film Festival.

And for you zombie film enthusiasts, I promise to have the full version of "Mon amour, le zombie" soon, but you can check out the trailer on the site as well.


Winning Awards is Fun

What more could a filmmaker want them to have recognition for the work you do? Well, possibly a million dollars, some new lenses and a RED camera, but that's beside the point. This week, I got the chance to live a little moment of glory, and I am forever grateful. My short film "Dreaming in Colour" was not only showcased at this year's 43rd Annual World Film Festival in Montreal, but it won the award for Best Experimental Film in the Student Film Festival. Words cannot express my excitement when I got this news! And having the chance to attend the press conference with the judges and other students was wonderful. Meeting so many great filmmakers in the making certainly re-lit my passion for film. That script that's been sitting on desktop for years might just get a second chance. Seems I now have the confidence to pull it off! So thank you to everyone who inspired this film, and hopefully this is only the beginning of my filmmaking career. You can watch "Dreaming in Colour" right here.