Thursday Movie Picks: School Competition

Thursday Movie Picks is a weekly event hosted by Wandering Through the Shelves. For more themes and entries of other participants, head over to her site! This week’s theme is about school competitions, but not sporting competitions. Here are my picks for this week.

Rocket Science
Competition: Debate
I really don’t remember much about this movie except for Anna Kendrick yelling at the main character. I do remember enjoying this gem, and while it’s not one of Kendrick’s best (she plays a supporting character here), it’s still a good movie if you’re on the lookout for something new.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Competition: Triwizard Tournament
While I did like both the book and the movie of this, I was kind of irked by it. I think it’s because of Cedric Diggory’s death, and the effects of the wizard war to innocent bystanders. I mean here is one person who has absolutely nothing to do with Harry and was unfortunately at the wrong place at the wrong time because of Harry. This is the only time in the series where there is something new going on and we meet people from different schools and places. The challenges here are well rounded; it stimulates the mind and the heart, as well as challenges the individual physically. I think it’s about time I watch the movie again.

The Emperor’s Club
Competition: The Emperor's Club/Mr. Julius Caesar
I don’t remember much from this either, but it is very much focused on sharpening of the minds and gaining wisdom through knowledge.


  1. Yey!! You chose Rocket Science too. Its odd that this was one Kendrick's first lead roles, but I watch this for Thompson :)

  2. I also chose Goblet. Katie also had Rocket Science and I had said I thought I saw it, but when I look at your photo of it, I know I did. I remember it now.

  3. Others have picked Rocket Science too and it sounds interesting. I'll add it on my watchlist.

  4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is one of my favorites. I wasn't too bothered by the changes from the book and felt that a lot of them were okay. It's a fun movie overall, excluding Cedric's death (obviously). Nice list!

  5. Great picks! I don't remember much else about Rocket Science either, but Anna Kendrick is so good. Almost went Goblet of Fire myself.

  6. I have not seen the 1st or last one but i have seen the harry Potter film and I was so sad to see Cedric bite the dust especially since he is from Hufflepuff. Hufflepuff is such a passive house to belong to (I would belong to Ravenclaw)