We asked our KSSU DJs: What’s your favorite movie of all-time and why?
DJ Ghost: Spirited Away (2001)
My favorite movie of all time is Spirited Away for sure. As an animation nerd, there’s soooo much to love about this movie. I love how colorful it is and how rich in scenery and characters it is. It’s magical in a strange way I absolutely love. There’s a lot going on, but it’s all harmonious. It’s a gorgeous movie, and if you haven’t seen it, I’d definitely give it a watch. Spirited Away is the kind of movie that makes me yell to the sky “I LOVE ART!!!”
DJ Homeskillet: Silence of the Lambs (1991)
My all-time favorite movie is Silence of the Lambs. I am a really big fan of horror movies, so that is certainly one of the reasons I like this movie, but I also love the technical aspects of the film. The cinematography is very well done, and Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins just give such amazing performances. It is something I can turn on the tv and know that I will be entertained and on the edge of my seat. It’s a classic!
DJ A-DREAM: Dumb and Dumber (1994)
The movie is just classic movie that I watched growing up with my brothers. We can literally talk in movie quote, especially from this movie. “So you’re telling me there’s a chance?” It is hilarious because of all the “dumb” things that happen to them and they say. If you haven’t seen this, I would highly recommend it.
DJ Lioness: The Perks of Being A Wallflower (2012)
My all-time favorite movie is The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I read the book in middle school, but it’s one of the few instances where I preferred the movie version. I love this movie’s soundtrack: Heroes by David Bowie, Asleep by The Smiths, Teenage Riot by Sonic Youth. This film opened up the floodgates for me to discover even more alternative music of this nature. It’s one of my favorite coming-of-age films and watching it got me excited to start high school and make cool, eccentric friends like the main character, Charlie. This movie is full of emotion and heart and is many people’s favorite for a reason.
DJ Mikaroni: Back to the Future (1985)
My favorite movie of all-time is Back to the Future. While the entire trilogy is great, the first one will always hold a special place in my heart. It’s one of those movies I can quote the entirety of. I first watched it when I was a kid and I thought the premise of time travel and going back in time was so fascinating and cool. As a kid, I would draw comics based on the series and time travel in general. It definitely shaped my imagination as well. The soundtrack for the movie is great and especially the ones involving the orchestra. It plays at just the right time and gives the movie the extra “oomph” it needs during the big moments. There’s nothing negative I can say about the movie, I think it’s near perfect.
DJ Jondell: Back to the Future II (1989)
My all-time favorite movie is Back To The Future! (More specifically Back To The Future II). This is because of the way the film shows the possibility of how our future can look like, and some of them came true. The characters are memorable and there are many scenes that never get old. The soundtrack and music are great as well. My dad introduced my brother and me to the trilogy when we were young and we were both really into it, since my dad was a fan and really loved the films. To this day, we sometimes make references/quotes from the movies.
DJ Harrito: High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008)
High School Musical 3 is my favorite movie, most people would look at me confused and ask why, simple. It’s the last of the High School Musical trilogy and I personally related to it so much in my senior year. I absolutely loved going to Prom, helping promote activities, and doing the yearbook in high school, ironically they are also present in the film. I think it often gets a bad reputation simply because it was released in theaters and had a higher budget. I can understand why but I’d like to direct the attention to Descendants 3. Descendants 3, unlike High School Musical 3, had the highest budget out of the three films due to the higher production cost and because it was the finale of the film trilogy. (No I am not going to count Descendants 4 because in my opinion, it doesn’t look great from leaks and none of the original VKs seem present in the film aside from Uma.) Despite it being made with a high budget, it was one of the most well-received from the public upon release. High School Musical 3 doesn’t deserve the hate, but I can understand why since many others may find it insulting that it received much attention and even a theatrical release for being a well-known franchise. Overall, I watch High School Musical 3 for a laugh or to reminisce to my similar high school life I’m almost a high school musical pin completer myself due to how much I love the film series and hopefully I finish it once I’ve graduated from Sacramento State University.
P.S. Also bizarre, High School Musical 2 is the one I don’t love the best despite it being the most successful Disney Channel movie haha!