mostlikelymax Day 15 - The First Movie You Ever Saw in Theatres
"Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" | I don't actually know the first movie I ever saw in a movie theatre but I do remember my mom telling me about her experience seeing "Roger Rabbit" with my brother a few days before I was born. I do remember the Angelica Huston movie "Witches" scaring the living shit out of me and I remember for some reason seeing parts of "Robocop" but my first theatre going experience will remain a mystery to me. So while I don't remember my first theatre experience, I can say I was in the womb watching Robert Zemeckis' "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" a few days before I was born. I also really loved the movie as a kid and watched it pretty incessantly on VHS. I always loved the half animated/half live action world he created and while I haven't really been enamored with his other films, I've always really dug "Roger Rabbit." #30days30movies #30DayFilmChallenge
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  •   a_creaturefear I feel like the shoe about to get dipped is an accurate representation of my existence. 15h
  •   justinbivona "Witches" was the scariest movie to see as a kid! Ruined me. 14h

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mostlikelymax The official poster for @talentswebseries is finally here in all its glory! You can also check out our official site at www.talentswebseries.com for more exclusive photos and much more! by @probablymarshall
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mostlikelymax Day 14 - Favorite Quote From a Movie
"Adaptation" | Charlie Kaufman & Donald Kaufman
Charlie Kaufman: There was this time in high school. I was watching you out the library window. You were talking to Sarah Marsh.
Donald Kaufman: Oh, God. I was so in love with her.
Charlie Kaufman: I know. And you were flirting with her. And she was being really sweet to you. Then, when you walked away, she started making fun of you with Kim Canetti. And it was like they were laughing at *me*. You didn't know at all. You seemed so happy.
Donald Kaufman: I knew. I heard them.
Charlie Kaufman: How come you looked so happy?
Donald Kaufman: I loved Sarah, Charles. It was mine, that love. I owned it. Even Sarah didn't have the right to take it away. I can love whoever I want.
Charlie Kaufman: But she thought you were pathetic.
Donald Kaufman: That was her business, not mine. You are what you love, not what loves you. That's what I decided a long time ago.
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mostlikelymax Day 13 - A Movie You Used to Hate But Now Love
"Inherent Vice" | So this is technically supposed to be a movie you used to love but now hate but I've failed to think of a single movie I ever loved that I turned on that much. Films can be very of the moment and how you feel about them can have a lot to do with where you were at in your life at the time. I'm more inclined to find films or albums that at first glance, I had either a strong distaste for but eventually they grew on me and I saw them in a whole new light. So with "Inherent Vice," I never flat out hated the film, but I did dislike it quite a bit on first viewing. I waited in line for four hours at AFI Fest last year behind some of the most obnoxious fanboys you're ever likely to encounter and proceeded to sit through a two and a half hour seemingly purposefully convoluted, stoner noir. I think circumstance has a lot to do with how you view any piece of art on first viewing. I vocally contested "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" when it came out but I listen to it almost weekly now. "Inherent Vice" was a film I felt massively disappointed by on first viewing and have subsequently been blown away by on multiple viewings since. It's not as convoluted as I remember. In fact, it's quite coherent. It's a huge undertaking, its ambition is sky high as usual with PTA and after revisiting it, I've found it to be an absolutely haunting, melancholy trip into a forgotten era. It's about the world changing before your eyes, the gentrification and revamping of Los Angeles and most memorably, the longing for lost love. It's maybe Anderson's most subtle film and it's a testament to his craftsmanship and genius that he could not only adapt Pynchon but also leave his own mark on it. #30days30movies #30DayFilmChallenge
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  •   carmed11 I felt the same way the first time I watched it. I think it was all about expectations. At first I was pretty disappointed, but gave it a second chance, and I was able to soak it in easier after all the expectations were gone. A lot of his later films have to grow on you. I felt very similar when viewing "punch drunk love" and "the master" the first time. Like I knew there was something in there good but I had to rewatch to discover it. 3d
  •   mostlikelymax @carmed11 I agree man. I think I was pretty taken by "The Master" right away but it's definitely unfolded in different ways on multiple viewings. Expectations can definitely affect how you walk into something though but I guess they're hard to avoid, especially when it's one of the greats. 3d

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mostlikelymax Day 12 - Favorite Animated Film
"Wall•E" | I don't really have an animated film from my childhood that I cherish or love but I can say that as a grown adult, no other animated film has ever moved me the way "Wall•E" did. From the moment I saw the first image of the tiny, lonely robot left alone on a wasteland future dystopian version of Earth, it was love at first sight. The first forty five minutes of the film are some of the best moments of film I've ever witnessed. It's a beautiful, near silent love story about a lonely robot and its pure cinematic heaven. I think I actually experienced butterflies in my stomach watching the first half of the film unfold. It's gorgeous, groundbreaking animated filmmaking and one of the very best films of the 2000s. #30DayFilmChallenge #30days30movies
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  •   merrymissbee Love this movie. I also love the use of "Put on Your Sunday Clothes" from Hello, Dolly! It makes me grin like a newb every time 4d
  •   mostlikelymax @merrymissbee It's such a joy to watch :) 4d

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mostlikelymax Happy Birthday to the coolest dad in the San Fernando Valley. Thank you for letting us crawl on you on a regular basis. Can't wait to recreate this photo on Sunday. 4d

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mostlikelymax #LlewynDavis vibes are far too frequent these days 4d

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mostlikelymax Day 11 - Favorite Childhood Movie
“Batman” | My childhood was a steady diet of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” Dick Tracy toys, early Jim Carrey and Tim Burton movies. I was totally enamored by the late 80s genre blockbusters he put out. I would dress up as Batman and attempt to build my own version of the town in “Beetlejuice” for hours on out. The worlds he created fed into my desire to escape and live in fantasy and I can credit Burton with fueling my love for movies early on. The gothic, otherworldly quality he brought to his early works before he became a parody of himself are what truly captured my adolescent imagination. I’ll always reserve a soft spot for his “Batman” movies no matter how often maligned they are or unfairly compared to Christopher Nolan’s much more grounded, sober and bleak reimagining of the character. Tim Burton didn’t exactly make a “Batman” movie for comic book nerds, he made a Tim Burton movie. It’s very much a product of it’s time and yeah, it holds up mostly on nostalgic and retro terms but it’s still a hell of a movie for it’s time. The art direction and casting of Michael Keaton alone merit it’s title as a classic. Also, fucking Prince did the score for it! The Joker’s goons defacing works of art while wielding boomboxes blasting Prince is something you’re not likely to see in any of the new humorless DC movies or the overstuffed, unintelligible Marvel movies. Before comic book movies were churned out seemingly every month as advertisements for future movies that aren’t even in production yet, there was Tim Burton’s “Batman.” #30days30movies #30DayFilmChallenge
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mostlikelymax Day 10 - Favorite Director
I’m pretty sure anybody who knows me or has spent even five minutes with me talking about film knows that my favorite director is Paul Thomas Anderson. Nonetheless, choosing a favorite director is a really difficult task. Scorsese, Altman and Kubrick are all at the top of my list and without their work, PTA wouldn’t be the director he is today. They have inspired us, marveled us with their genius and transformed the very way we look at film today. But growing up, Paul Thomas Anderson was the guy that put it all in perspective for me. His movies are larger than life and his characters are unrivaled in my books. From Dirk Diggler to Frank TJ Mackey to Daniel Plainview, he has created some of the most memorable on screen personas in the history of cinema. It’s no wonder that guys like Ben Affleck call him the Orson Welles of our generation, that almost every single aspiring director will be in line for his new film opening day and watch his work almost religiously. Not only has has he taken from the best and molded his inspirations into a style that is totally his own, he has always challenged himself and surprised audiences with what he can do. His voice, his vision, everything is maintained from feature to feature, but he is always charting new territory. His films are bursting with energy, humanity, style and always welcome multiple viewings. If you wanna see a truly fascinating, must watch behind the scenes feature, watch the 90 minute BTS for “Magnolia.” I’ve watched it an embarrassing amount of times but it’s worth every minute and every viewing. #30days30movies #30DayFilmChallenge #PTA
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mostlikelymax I feel like nobody is talking about "Show Me A Hero" or Oscar Isaac's mustache so I'm just gonna drop this photo here in hopes that everybody starts watching it.
#ShowMeAHero #TheHBOShowWeDeserve
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mostlikelymax Back when my brother and I did beach model shoots. 7d

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mostlikelymax Day 9 - A Movie You Know Practically the Whole Script Of
"Scream" | Just as much as I grew up watching the Jerry Bruckheimer action catalog of the 90s, I was just as enamored with the Dimension Films catalog. I owned "Phantoms" and "Mimic" on VHS and even went to a theatre to see "Dracula 2000." All those films still hold a soft spot in my heart but none of them hold a candle to the original "Scream." I rented this movie from the old Tower Video when I was a kid and it just completely changed the game for me. I watched it over and over, memorizing the witty banter Kevin Williamson wrote, obsessing over the entire thing. I feel like most kids of the 90s will always have a special place in their hearts for "Scream" but this was definitely the movie I watched as a kid repeatedly and still put on anytime it's on TV. I recently got to see it on the big screen for the first time ever and it's still a blast. Unlike most of its contemporaries, "Scream" still holds up. It's an essential slasher film, a fantastic screenplay, superbly directed and features a seriously committed and under appreciated performance from Matthew Lillard. It's also an essential film period. This movie is just as important and influential as "Pulp Fiction" was in its time. There are many imitators but nobody could ever get it quite right the way Wes Craven and company did. #30days30movies #30DayFilmChallenge
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  •   sureimnick mad love for Drac two thou 7d
  •   mostlikelymax @sureimnick G. Butler, Epps, Vitamin C and J. Mills killin the early 2000s horror game 7d
  •   sureimnick you knew shit was really ill if Powerman 5000 be bumpin on the soundtrack 7d
  •   ssellmeyer I'm so happy that you're doing this movie list thing. You're the reason I watched Dogtooth and for that I will be forever grateful! 7d
  •   drewgarrett_ One of my favorites for sure! 7d
  •   mostlikelymax @ssellmeyer Oh man I'm so glad you liked Dogtooth! His new movie "The Lobster" looks amazing! 7d

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mostlikelymax Day 8 - A Movie That Makes You Sad
"Biutiful" | Alejandro G. Inarritu's first four films are known for known for being relentlessly and unapologetically bleak. They focus on underground dog fights, unexpected death, heart transplants, the universal connection of love we all strive for and in his heaviest, most soul crushing film "Biutiful," he focuses on cancer. I walked in fully prepared for a grim experience but nothing could prepare me for what I watched. "Biutiful" is a knockout of a film. It's two and a half hours spent watching the facets of society we don't want to look at, the choices we make that we are forced to live with and the lives we leave behind when we're long gone. Javier Bardem is a rare breed in film today. Along with Matt Damon, I have never seen a bad Javier Bardem performance. In fact, I've never seen a Bardem performance that isn't great and "Biutiful" is his masterpiece. It's a soul baring, miraculous performance and one I would recommend every actor see. "Biutiful" is unflinching, soul crushing and painfully real. It forces you to acknowledge your own mortality and the fear of what you will become to the people you leave behind. In its most heartbreaking moment, Bardem begs his young daughter to remember him. It's like a dagger to the heart. Unforgettable and haunting, nothing has ever sincerely fucked my shit up the way "Biutiful" has. #30days30movies #30DayFilmChallenge #Biutiful #JavierBardem
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mostlikelymax One of my favorite shots by our incredible cinematographer @probablymarshall from @talentswebseries | This and many other stills are up on our official Facebook page. www.facebook.com/talentswebseries
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mostlikelymax Day 7 - A Movie That Makes You Happy
“Beginners” | Sometimes you need to come home from a long day at work or a stressful week and unwind with a film that makes you feel warm. When I feel down or just want something to put on before I go to sleep, I often turn to Mike Mills’ low key masterpiece “Beginners.” It’s a movie about the relationships in our lives - ones with our parents, the lovers we meet along the way and the adorable Jack Russell Terriers that give us wisdom. “Beginners” is about coming of age late in life and experiencing love in ways that make you feel young again. It’s also about the legacy of our parents. The effects they’ve had on us as children and how that informs us in adulthood and mostly how they inform our relationships. It’s about what they leave behind and how you can feel like you’ve known someone your whole life, only to discover a whole new side of them in the aftermath of their death. I find a great deal of comfort in knowing this was the last film I got to watch with my mother before she passed away because it’s also about the way a death can change you and alter you. The death of a loved one, especially a parent, can open your eyes to a new you and lead you down a path of life you may have been too scared to embark on before. “Beginners” is romantic, beautifully photographed and brimming with life and feeling. If you’re ever feeling down, I highly suggest a rainy day with “Beginners.” #30days30movies #30DayMovieChallenge
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mostlikelymax On September 18th, you can watch every episode of @talentswebseries on your computer or Apple TV. #TalentsWebSeries 1w

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mostlikelymax Day 6 - Favorite Comedy
“Happiness” | Todd Solondz has made a career out of looking at the darker and often troubling sides of humanity. He writes films about people that are usually looked over by society and puts a microscope over them, capturing their every day lives with a beautiful, judgement free lens that makes him a singular voice in American film. “Happiness” is still the high point of his career - a film that looks at an ensemble of characters ranging from a sad sack loner who makes late night phone calls to his neighbor asking her if she’s wet, a therapist who lives a double life as a pedophile and the black sheep of a family who can’t seem to find love as quickly as her sisters have. In another directors hands, these characters would be sight gags, repulsive side characters or one dimensional monsters. In the hands of Solondz, they’re fully realized, beautifully inhabited flawed human beings. This is another film I saw far too young to fully grasp but it immediately informed my sense of humor, my outlook on the world and fed my growing interest and sympathy for lonely characters looking for acceptance in an unforgiving world. “Happiness” is a window into the ugly truths beneath the surface, sometimes making you cringe, often times making you laugh and always surprising you with it’s deeply felt view of the every day human being looking for love in all the wrong places. #30DayMovieChallenge #30days30movies
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mostlikelymax Dinner for Three 1w

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mostlikelymax Day 5 - Favorite Drama
“Zodiac” | Classifying a film by genre can be an often difficult and subjective task. “American Psycho” is often found in horror when most people agree it’s a black comedy. Directors like Alexander Payne, Paul Thomas Anderson and Spike Jonze often walk the line between comedy and drama and land somewhere right in the middle. “Zodiac” is a film that by all accounts, is most certainly a thriller and a mystery on the surface. But brewing right underneath the sprawling tale of the Zodiac killer and his reign of terror on the Bay area in the late 60’s and 70’s, is a film about obsession. “There’s more than one way to lose your life to a killer” is the tagline for the film and it couldn’t be more accurate. David Fincher delivers an impeccably detailed, haunting account of the men who devoted most of their adult lives to catching this killer. “Zodiac” captures the tragedy of a senseless killing spree, the nature of obsession and the end of an era in 2 hours and 45 minutes and it never once feels boring. The stakes are all psychological, losing your sanity and your life to pursue something bigger than yourself. That's the drama at the heart of "Zodiac" and it's riveting. It’s Fincher’s finest hour as director, the most underrated film of the 2000s and a classic in the making that future generations of cinephiles will obsess over just like the characters inhabiting Fincher’s world. #30days30movies #30DayMovieChallenge
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mostlikelymax Day 4 - Favorite Horror Film
"The Shining" | My biggest fears growing up were snakes and Jack Nicholson. I loved Tim Burton's "Batman" so much growing up and watched it enough times that I became convinced The Joker was hiding under my bed. Then a late night visit to the bathroom where I was greeted by Nicholson's "Wolf" themed Vanity Fair cover permanently fucked my adolescent shit up. Jack Nicholson was a boogeyman in prosthetic wolf and clown make up and he was ruining my sleep. "The Shining" didn't exactly help my Nicholson phobia but it also established him as a real human being in my young mind. I watched "The Shining" far too young to grasp most of it but it scared the shit out of me nonetheless. Most importantly I think when you're young you still get a sense of when something just aesthetically clicks with you. Stanley Kubrick clicked with me. The legendary framing in "The Shining" and most of his works has been permanently etched into my brain for a lifetime. The hidden symbolism and subtext buried underneath this film is richer and more satisfyingly disturbing than any other horror film I've yet to see. There are many different horror films that are at the top of my list - from the paranoid surrealism in "Rosemary's Baby" to the slasher satire "Scream" - but "The Shining" is the one that gets under my skin and evokes true nightmares. #30days30movies #30DayMovieChallenge
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