Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Movie Junkies Unite (and win stuff...)

I love movies, like, a lot. I killed our beta player when I was a kid by watching waaaay too many of them. So when I saw a tweet from rockstar goddess author Beth Kery about a chance to gab about our favs and possibly win stuff, I knew this was one that must be passed on. For the good of humanity and movielovers everywhere.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it:

Go to Beth Kery, Julie James, Lea, & Stacy's blogs. Read their movie lists. Comment with your own top ten (or top three, four, whatevs). Possibly win cool stuff from these rockstar-goddesses. And then come back here and tell me about your favs.

See, I loved this idea big time because I'm engaged to snark paranormal movies at the Raven each month (which I love to do, no denying it) but an unexpected side effect of being a regular snarker is that I spend less time purely gushing about movies on the brilliant and awesome side of the spectrum. (Last night I saw Despicable Me and there was much giggling to be had.)

So now, we gush...

My all-time list is impossible to pin down to just ten, but here are a few solid keepers:

The Philadelphia Story, Princess Bride, To Catch a Thief, The Usual Suspects, Groundhog Day, Bull Durham, Singing in the Rain, My Fair Lady, Pride & Prejudice (BBC version), Immortal Beloved, X-Men 2, The Last of the Mohicans, Chocolat, Noises Off, Ghostbusters, Oscar, Pirates of the Carribean, Blazing Saddles (or anything Mel Brooks touched), Gross Pointe Blank, True Romance (or anything Tarantino touched), The Fifth Element, Dogma, Dirty Dancing, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (or anything Charlie Kaufman touched), Harry Potter, Scrooged, Ten Things I Hate About You, His Girl Friday, Minority Report, Shawshank Redemption, The Incredibles (or almost anything Pixar touched, I'm not a huge fan of Up or Wall-e but everything else made me giddy-happy), Across the Universe, Love Actually, Galaxy Quest and True Lies.

What about you?


Moonsanity said...

I love movies too. Just about any superhero/comic based movie is on my list. I love them. Also: Last of the Mohicans, Braveheart, Underworld, Hitch, Sweet Home Alabama, You've Got Mail, Return to Me, Lord of the Rings Trilogy...I'm sure I've forgotten some.

Vivi Andrews said...

I love Sweet Home Alabama! And Return to Me is so sweet. The sense of family in both those movies is so fabulous. Sleepless in Seattle too. I love the romances where the hero/heroine aren't islands, you know?

Moonsanity said...

I LOVE the old guys in Return to Me. I think it was one of Carroll O'Connors last roles. My husband started buying me DVDs for Valentine's Day and both of those were from him. Also Sleepless in Seattle, While You Were Sleeping, I want him to get me Leap Year next. Did you see that one. Sigh. Ireland, and hunky Irish guy.

Vivi Andrews said...

I haven't seen Leap Year yet, but I *love* Amy Adams. I must check it out!