Garden State

Monday Movie Marathon: I'm Listening


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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