Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Movies & Awards...cuz those two go together, right?

DeeDee at Fiddledeedee needs some help with movie choices and offered a movie meme. I love movies. However, I discovered I can't remember the names of movies; I had to google keywords I remembered and actors' names to generate the list of movie titles below.

It was a lot of work.

But here they are. Perhaps I'll add more to the list as names come to me.

The Movie Meme: (please list up to at least 3 per genre)
Favorite Comedy Film:
Fletch and Fletch Lives
Dumb and Dumber
The Wedding Singer
Just Friends (Ryan Reynolds)
Meet the Fockers 1 and 2
50 First Dates (Reese Witherspoon)
Gods Must be Crazy 1 & 2

Favorite Romance Film:
The Princess Bride
Just Like Heaven (Reese Witherspoon)
Some Kind of Wonderful
When Harry Met Sally

Favorite Sci-Fi Movie:
**I'm not a big sci-fi movie buff, but I must have a thing for Will Smith because here goes:**
Independence Day
Men in Black

**And speaking of Will Smith, I still get FREAKED OUT when I think about the Dark Seekers in I Am Legend**

Favorite Animated Movie:
Shrek 1, 2, 3
Toy Story 1
& 2

Favorite Disaster Movie:
Deep Impact
(Note: Knowing with Nicolas Cage looks great, but it's dumb!)
**OK, and war is disastrous, right? The mini-series Band of Brothers is AWESOME!!**

Favorite Christmas Movie:
Elf (our Christmas tradition)
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Four Christmases (Reese Witherspoon, Vince Vaughan)

Favorite Horror Movie:
**Not a big fan of horror is stressful enough! **
Nightmare on Elm Street 1
Nightmare on Elm Street 2
Nightmare on Elm Street 3
The 3 Hannibal movies (beginning with Silence of the Lambs)

Movies With Music:
**Don't hate me...I hate musicals. And I know this will make you totally incredulous: never seen Grease! I know, that's an American icon or something, but I was living in Africa when it was big. I was blissfully ignorant. So...I'm going to go with movies with the best soundtrack:**
Top Gun
The Lost Boys
Flashdance (thanks for the reminder, Crossview!)

Favorite Book to Movie:
The Notebook
The Chronicles of Narnia series
The Jason Bourne series
**And...I haven't seen this yet, but it's on our Blockbuster queue, and I know I'll love it because the kids and I have been listening to it on tape, and I was thinking, Wow! This would make a great movie! and I looked it up, and there it was!!....**
Indian in the Cupboard

Favorite Classic:
To Kill a Mockingbird
Romeo & Juliet
Pride and Prejudice

Favorite Chick Flick:
Some Kind of Wonderful
When Harry Met Sally
Legally Blonde
Sweet Home Alabama

Movie You Could Watch Ad Nauseum:
Breakfast Club
**Used to also be Top Gun, but then Tommy boy got so weird and all, that it's left a bad taste in my mouth.**

Worst Movie of All Time:
My sincerest apologies...
Forrest Gump
Napoleon Dynamite

**Conclusions: I didn't know it, but I am a HUGE Reese Witherspoon fan! And...I did know this: I'm totally stuck in the '80s!!**

Oh, and while I'm here, I have to give a shout-out to TeacherMommy at Diapers and Dragons. She awarded me with the Queen of Allll Things award. (Thanks, TeacherMommy!)

Here are the rules:
1. List 7 things that make you awesome.
2. Pass the award onto 7 bloggers that you love.
3. Tag those bloggers to let them know they are now Queens too (and link back to the Queen who tagged you).

So, here's how I'm playing:
1. I was narcissistic enough on one of my You Capture assignments, so I shall defer to that post.

2. I am not tagging anyone because, well, I'm too lazy. However, I will say that all two of my fans are Queens in my eyes (well, except for Arby; he's definitely not a queen). So...if you want the award, just take it!

3. Link me, don't link me...


Fiddledeedee said...

Really? You're able to watch "Nightmare on Elm Street"????? I'm afraid I would never be able to sleep again. :)

And I totally forgot that I loved "Clueless." Like. Totally.

Kathleen said...

Ah...the Nightmare movies. Those were from a different era of my life--the era where it was cool to watch them, so you gave up nights, weeks of sleep in order to be cool.

CrossView said...

I'm so with you on Will Smith! Have you seen I, Robot? And I love all the animated movies you listed.

And I LOVE Elf because smiling's my favorite!

Guy hates musicals, too. I like some. My 19-yr old is a huge fan of them, of course. She loves Phantom of the Opera. And I think you may have forgotten the soundtrack to Flashdance?! LOL!

And Jason Bourne! I read those when they first came out. So we have all the movies.

I think they did a great job on Indian in the Cupboard. After my oldest had read it, we had to get the movie. Now my youngest doesn't want to read it because, hello?, she's already seen it. =P

I love Pride and Prejudice. ALl of 'em. And Mockingbird with Gregory Peck! *swooning here*

I don't care about Mr. Gump, but I can't help but love Napoleon. And I'm the only one in the house who's a huge fan.... Then again, I love Nacho Libre. ;o)

This has become a post. And I don't have time to do a post. So I'm going off to be mature (ish).

Kathleen said...

You are too funny, Crossview!

Haven't seen Nacho I dare??