It’s time for another favorites post. This time we’re talking about our favorite movies. Have I mentioned how hard naming my favorites is for me to do? Yeah… Plus my landlord got a little crazy with the weed whacker today and cut our cable cord so I don’t have Wifi tonight. That means I’ll be posting via my phone and data plan… Grr. So this’ll probably be short.
I love movies. Love. Like, possibly more than I love books. I’ve been a movie junkie all my life and when I meet someone who doesn’t go see movies in the theater it really puzzles me. Yeah, I know that you can watch movies at home, but there’s something awesome about watching a movie in the theater on opening weekend with a full audience. I can vividly remember seeing the original Karate Kid and the crowd cheering when Daniel-San did the crane and kicked that bully’s ass in the tournament. That was a classic movie moment that was made even more awesome by the environment of the theater and the crowd.
Then of course there are book to movies and the midnight premieres. The Harry Potter premieres were all a blast and wouldn’t have been the same at home on DVD. Watching a film like HP with a theater full of people who love the series as much as you do is a wonderful thing.
So yep, I love movies. I’m also very weird so I have a very eclectic mix of favorites. Looking at my DVD’s I have a strange bunch of movies. Crossroads (Brittney Spears is one of my girlfriends and it’s a musical and features Anson Mount), Footloose (the remake… Dance movie, duh!), six of the Harry Potters, High School Musical 3 (music, dancing, Zac Efron), Mr. & Mrs. Smith (Angelina Jolie… Another girlfriend), Original Sin (Angie again and a really hot sex scene with Antonio Banderes), Phantom of the Opera (Gerry Butler and b’way), Practical Magic, City of Bones, Rent (my favorite b’way show), Step Up (1,2, and 4… Still need 3), 4 of the 5 Twilight’s, Under the Tuscan Sun, Love Actually (Diane Lane… Another girlfriend), The Holiday (Jude Law… Yum) Emmet Otter’s Jugband Christmas, and You Got Served (LOL, don’t hate!). So as you can see, I like chick flicks, dance movies, musicals, muppets, angels, and vampire/werewolves. LOL
Fave movies that I don’t own include Grease, Grease 2 (I don’t care if it’s lame, I love it!), Empire Records (“It’s Rex Manning Day!”), Finding Nemo, Lilo & Stitch, Real Steel, Man of Steel (oh Henry!!!), Goonies, Ten Things I Hate About You, A Knight’s Tale, Overboard, and Satisfaction to name a few.
Like I said, I’m an odd duck. 🙂
So tell me what your weirdest favorite movies are. 🙂 Then check out my girls to see what they like. I have a feeling their favorites are going to be waaaay different. Like Jane Austen type stuff and period pieces with castles and shit. LOL
June 4th, 2014 at 9:47 am
Fun list! Movies that I love that I feel are underloved: Joe vs the Volcano, The Majestic, and the Thomas Crown Affair (Pierce Brosnan, not Steve McQueen). Love Actually too – when I need a cry and a laugh.
June 4th, 2014 at 10:46 am
Oh, I do love Mr. and Mrs. Smith! And The Holiday, too! 🙂 (Also there’s nothing wrong with castles and shit, Kel.) 😉
June 4th, 2014 at 12:52 pm
I love the Goonies!! I’ve probably seen that movie like a billion times and it never gets old.
June 4th, 2014 at 11:25 pm
Your mix of movies are about as eclectic as mine. You do have some good titles there that I also have – Harry Potter and Twilight, (I too have a soft spot for these.)Phantom of the Opera and Rent. (love those Broadway musicals) My all time favorite musical is Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. *sigh* My collection also includes classics with Marilyn Monroe – How to Marry a Millionaire and Bus Stop – and Cary Grant – Arsenic and Old Lace and That Touch of Mink with Doris Day and Bringing up Baby with Katherine Hepburn. (A favorite). Then there is the sci-fi section – All of the Star Wars and Star Trek Movies and let’s not forget Dr. Who. And a couple that always make my favorites list – Blade Runner (Harrison Ford *sigh*) and Lady Hawke (Rutger Hauer – yum!). Logan’s Run (young Michael York and Farrah Fawcett) and Ice Pirates (Quirky but a guilty pleasure of mine). Just in case you think I only collect old stuff, I also have a good many of Hugh Jackman’s movies – favs – Kate and Leopold, Someone Like You and of course the X-men movies and his early stage of Oklahoma for the London Theater. (amazing preformace!) his is only the tip of the ice burg on my collection. Yep! I like movies AND I am a collector. If I don’t stop here, I will go on and on and on. I think I need to go watch a movie now.
June 5th, 2014 at 12:21 am
Ooh, The Holiday is a great date movie!
June 5th, 2014 at 2:41 am
Seriously… I missed more faves. GREASE!!!! I saw that movie literally twenty times at the theatre. And many times since. And a Knight’s Tale… hell yeah. And I don’t know why I didn’t include Home Alone. Seriously, we watch the two of them every Christmas. And I still freaking laugh.