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Jul. 4th, 2010

30-Day Movie Meme movie List (with links!)

For those who would like a cheat-sheet of my recommendations (I'll leave off the ones I hated... ;) ), here's all the movies from my movie-meme along with year, rating, genre, and a link to IMDb for more information.

10 Things I Hate About You - 1999 - PG13 - comedy/romance
12 Monkeys - 1995 - R - science fiction
Beaches - 1988 - PG13 - drama/musical
Bram Stoker's Dracula - 1992 - R - thriller/romance
Color Purple - 1985 - PG13 - drama
Contact - 1997 - PG - science fiction
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - 2008 - PG13 - drama/fantasy
Dark Knight - 2008 - PG13 - action/crime
Edward Scissorhands - 1990 - PG13 - fantasy
French Kiss - 1995 - PG13 - comedy/romance
The Fugitive - 1993 - PG13 - action/mystery
Hairspray - 1988 - PG - musical/comedy
Ice Pirates - 1984 - PG - comedy/science fiction
The Importance of Being Ernest - 2002 - PG - comedy/romance
The Handmaid's Tale - 1990 - R - science fiction
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - 2002 - PG - fantasy
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - 2007 - PG13 - fantasy
Howl's Moving Castle - 2004 - PG - animation/fantasy
Labyrinth - 1986 - PG - fantasy/musical
Looking for Richard - 1996 - PG-13 - documentary/drama
Meet the Robinsons - 2007 - G - animation/science fiction
Mists of Avalon - 2001 - nr - fantasy
Moulin Rouge - 2001 - PG13 - romance/musical
Mrs Henderson Presents - 2005 - R - drama
Orlando - 1992 - PG13 - drama
Sense and Sensibility - 1995 - PG - romance
Serenity - 2005 - PG13 - science fiction
Singin in the Rain - 1952 - G - musical/comedy
The Sixth Sense - 1999 - PG13 - thriller
Stage Beauty - 2004 - R - drama
Star Wars - 1977 - PG - science fiction
Sweeney Todd - 2007 - R - musical/thriller
Tales of the City - 1993 - nr - drama
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes - 1984 - PG - drama
Terminator - 1984 - R - science fiction/thriller
The Truth About Cats and Dogs - 1996 - PG13 - comedy/romance
Vibes - 1988 - PG - fantasy/comedy
Volcano - 1997 - PG13 - action
Watchmen - 2009 - R - action/science fiction
Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory - 1971 - G - fantasy/musical

stats for those curious )


Well, so much for posting every day.  Worked for half a month, at least...
Here's the rest of the 30-day movie meme.

25 - The most hilarious movie you’ve ever seen
I'm going to go with French Kiss here, because the scene with her covertly watching her ex-fiancee with his new girlfriend had me in literal tears the first few times I watched it, I was laughing so hard.

26 - A movie that you love but everyone else hates
Hm...hard to say. I'm going to go with two less-known films because I know they're both shlock, but I can't help but enjoy them: Ice Pirates and Vibes.  Ice Pirates...I don't know why that hits me right, because none of the actors are particular favorites of mine...it's just fun to watch.  And Vibes...Cindi Lauper and Jeff Goldblum?  How can you not giggle right there?  Plus, it's got Julian Sands as the bad guy, and all sorts of fun mystical gobbledy-gook.

27 - A movie that you wish you had seen in theaters
Probably any number of action films, though no specific answer is coming to mind for them right now, so I'm going to go with Meet the Robinsons.  So adorable, and the ending chokes me up every single time.  I imagine it was rather magical on the big screen.
Also, for one I'm glad I didn't see in the theatre: Terminator.  I love the story, but gah!  It would have been far too much to handle in the theatre.

28 - Favorite movie from your favorite director
I'm going to go with top three, because while they're all fannish, they're all so incredibly different.
For Stephen Spielberg, I'd have to go with the Color Purple.  Brilliant movie, excellent casting, and one of my all-time favorite films.
For Tim Burton, it has to be Edward Scissorhands.  One of the best original fairy tales ever.
And for Terry Gilliam, it's definitely 12 Monkeys.  My favorite time-travel movie of all time, bar none.
Brilliant men all. *nods*

29 - A movie from your childhood
Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.  "Who can  take a rainbow/sprinkle it with dew...?"  "A little nonsense now and then is cherished by the wisest men."  "Come with me/And you'll be/In a world of pure imagination..."
As [info]foodie has said, no offense to Johnny, whom I adore, but Gene is Willie Wonka.

30 - Your favorite movie of all time.
After some internal debate, and since I already listed Color Purple above, I have to say Contact.  One of the best sci-fi films of the nineties, without being overly flashy about special effects.  Great casting, amazing story, and they did an excellent job translating the important bits of the book without losing the audience's attention.  Definitely one of Jody Foster's best.

Jun. 24th, 2010

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So behind on this...  Ugh.

19 - Favorite movie based on a book/comic/etc.
Book would have to be the Handmaid's Tale.  I love hte cast they chose, and I thought they were incredibly faithful to the story.
Comic would probably be Dark Knight.  Blew me out of the water.

20 - Favorite movie from your favorite actor/actress
*snorts* Which one?
Maybe a top 5?
Johnny Depp - Anything, really.  Even when it's a bad film.  But one of his best--Sweeney Todd
Cate Blanchett - The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - She did an excellent job of "aging" believably in the story.
Judi Dench - Mrs Henderson Presents - not the greatest film ever, but I did love watching her in it.
Colin Firth - The Importance of Being Ernest - because Firth + Everett + Wilde = Love. :D
Jody Foster - Contact - as soon as I heard she was attached, I knew they'd do the story justice.

21 - Favorite action movie
The Fugitive.  Harrison Ford + Tommy Lee Jones.  Great story, great acting, great lines.

22 - Favorite documentary
Looking for Richard - an interesting examination of the characters of the play Richard III by a number of well-known actors.  But then, I'm a sucker for Shakespeare.  Even if it is one of my least-favorite plays.

23 - Favorite animation
Howl's Moving Castle - I love the way this turns fairy tales on its head, while still maintaining a more serious tone than most movies that do, and I'm also a sucker for Miyazaki.

24 - That one awesome movie idea that still hasn’t been done yet
Good Omens the Movie.  With all-British actors. *nods* Directed by Gilliam. :)  I want this movie.  And no, it's not Dogma.  It's pretty significantly different.

Jun. 18th, 2010

So behind...

16 - A movie that you used to love but now hate
Independence Day.  Blew me away the first two times I saw it.  Then I started realizing that all the female characters in it are not only backdrops, but actually portrayed "best" as wives and mothers.  Just FYI, guys?  That's not the only things we can do, thanks.  That's to say nothing about how Amero-centric the stupid plot is.  Yes, the ships are all over the world, but WTH do they all wait for the US to do anything about it?  I happen to know there are plenty of clever people outside the US, thanks very much.

17 - A movie that disappointed you the most
Men in Black II.  Really wanted to enjoy this one even half as much as the first, but it was just...boring.  If you want more, watch the cartoon.  Much better.

18 - A movie that you wish more people would’ve seen
This one's a tie for me.  Both of these are low-budget films as opposed to Hollywood releases, but both are worth a view.  Orlando, based on the Virginia Woolf story, and Stage Beauty, which takes place about 100 years (give or take a decade) after Shakespeare in Love, and is based a bit more on historical fact.  Both deal with perception of male and female roles from very non-traditional viewpoints, and both are well-worth checking out if you haven't seen them.

Jun. 15th, 2010

Movie Meme

15 - A  character who you can relate to the most

Recipe for one Elf:
A teaspoon of Eleanore Dashwood's family sensibilities,
A pinch of Malfoy pride and stubbornness.
A cup of Tracy Turnblad for body-image and love of music,
A teaspoon of Sarah from Labyrinth for that touch of day-dreams,
And a sprinkle of Kat Stratton for brains.
Add a dash of Abby from The Truth About Cats and Dogs for self-image.
Mix it all together, then sprinkle liberally with Luna Lovegood for strangeness and just a dash of Morgana le Fae for wickedness.
Bake for four or so decades, and voila: Elfflame.

Jun. 14th, 2010

30-day movie meme update

Forgot last night, so you get two responses instead of one. :)

13 - A movie that is a guilty pleasure

After a good deal of thinking--I have to say Volcano.  Completely unbelievable in many ways, and yet still head and shoulders above the other volcano movie done at about the same time, Dante's Peak, despite that movie actually taking place on a mountain.  Besides, I'd always rather see Tommy Lee Jones over Pierce Brosnan any day of the week.

14 - A movie that no one would expect you to love

Well, this one's not perfect, because people who know me know that I like this story, but I will admit, originally I didn't expect to like Terminator, so that counts, right?  The horror aspects are usually more than I would be able to handle, but I made a deal with my husband back when we first started dating that he wanted me to watch either Aliens or Terminator, and he would never ask me to watch the other.  I still think I made the right choice.

Jun. 12th, 2010

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12 - A movie that you hate

I'm not particularly fond of this question, and I also don't sit through movies if I'm not enjoying them.  So there's nothing that comes to mind that I've actually seen.  Though there are plenty of modern movies that turn my stomach...

So I've decided to go with American Pie.  No, I don't care to hear why I should like it or watch it.  I'm happy with not liking it, and please, let's leave it at that?

Jun. 11th, 2010

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11 - A movie that changed your opinion about something

At first I was thinking a movie that made me rethink my opinion on some subject, but [info]kabal42 helped me rethink it, so I'm going to go with a movie I was surprised to like:

The Sixth Sense.  I wouldn't have seen this on my own, but [info]turtle_avenger wanted to go, so I went with her, and was astounded by how much I liked the film.  If you want more than that, I suppose you could say it changed my opinion that good thrillers can't be made any longer.  Of course, then Shyamalan did his next film and kind of changed my mind back, which was really quite a shame.

Jun. 10th, 2010

Movie Meme

10 - Favorite classic movie

Without a doubt, and not including Christmas movies, definitely has to be Singing in the Rain.  Nothing can cheer me up faster than listening to them singing "Good Morning, Good Morning."  Maybe It's time for me to wtch that again...

Jun. 9th, 2010

Almost forgot again...

This doesn't bode well for the other 21 days, I think...

09 - A movie with the best soundtrack

Damn. Already said Labyrinth. Hm...

Ah. Perfect:

Jun. 8th, 2010


Nearly forgot to do my movie-meme, despite [info]foodie reminding me about it.

08 - A movie that you’ve seen countless times

No heavy thinking today.  This one has to be Star Wars.  There are others I've seen dozens of times, but none that have affected me quite so deeply, despite witty banter or over-tight breeches.  Han, Luke, Leia and co will probably always have a solid place in my heart.

Jun. 7th, 2010

30-Day Movie Meme

07 - The most surprising plot twist or ending

Serenity - Spoiler for the movie if you haven't seen it )

Jun. 6th, 2010


Movie Meme:
06 - Favorite made for TV movie

So many possibilities: V, BBC's Pride and Prejudice (Colin Firth FTW!), Angels in America, And the Band Played On...

But I think I'll go with Tales from the City.  It's really pretty amazing the first film ever got made, let alone aired.  Gay subjects, talk of pot, a transgendered character, and even scenes with two men in bed together.  On PBS.  Of course, they quickly decided they couldn't afford to do others, because too many companies threatened to yank their funding if they did the sequels.  So Showtime took over.  And they lost the original Mouse and the original Mona, both of whom I thought were excellent.   Such a great cast.  Laura Linney, Olympia Dukakis, Bill Campbell, and one of my all-time favorite actresses, Chloe Webb, who is an absolutely incredible actress.  If you haven't seen it, do check it out.

And, in a completely different vein...  To distract myself, I've been playing Sims again.  Today it's my University crew, which includes Brian Kinney and Justin Taylor in their last year at University.  Today I was randomly scanning the household and found them doing this:

Jun. 5th, 2010

30 Day Movie Meme

05 - Favorite love story in a movie

I'm going to go a little weird here.  There's many love stories in movies that I enjoy, but most, when I start to think about them, start out too abruptly, or end too sadly, or something like that.

So I'm going to go with one that really hits a few buttons for me: Dracula and Mina in Bram Stoker's Dracula (the Coppola movie).  I love the past-life aspect of it, as well as the seduction.  And even that she's there with him at the end.  And this is the role that made me fall madly in love with Gary Oldman.  The hottest man ever to play this role. *nods*

Jun. 4th, 2010

30-day movie meme

04 - A movie that makes you sad

Three movies immediately come to mind, but I think I'll go with Beaches.  Just thinking of "Wind Beneath My Wings" makes me tear up a little.

Jun. 3rd, 2010

Movie Meme

03 - A movie that makes you really happy

Hm...something I could sink into and not be depressed or otherwise cry by the end?  That would have to be Labyrinth.  The music, David Bowie, the Muppets...what else do I need? :D

Jun. 2nd, 2010

Daily post

Movie Meme:
02 - The most underrated movie
Tarzan: The Legend of Greystoke.  Possibly not the most underrated ever, but definitely more so than most.  I think this movie fails to catch its audience for several reasons, the most prominent being that most Tarzan fans expect to see the more action-oriented serials Tarzan, as opposed to this plotty thing, and the audience who would be interested in plot tend to dismiss Tarzan as a "kid's story."  I think this is an excellent retelling of his origin story, though, for those interested.  If you can find a copy.

Quote offer:
I owe folks icons and one drabble.
Icons: [info]foodie, [info]snapesgirl, [info]angela_snape, [info]zephre, [info]kabal42, and [info]wolfish_cat
Drabble: [info]zephre
So what would folks like?  Zephre, HP or Merlin is quite welcome.  I'm kind of picky about some pairs, but I'm always open to Gen if you prefer character-centric.

And the unguessed:
#5: The Young Sherlock Holmes
#7: Dragnet
#12: The Bride
#14: Clueless

And to everyone who offered support and condolances--Thank you.   I'm doing okay.  Behind on everything now, and still having a bit of trouble sleeping, but...I'm recovering.

Jun. 1st, 2010

Meme - 30 Day Challenge--Movie Edition

Copied from here.
Something to distract me this month.  One question a day for 30 days.  We'll see how long I can keep this up.

    01 - The best movie you saw during the last year
New movie?  That would have to be the Watchmen.  Dark and gritty and pretty damned amazing for what it was.  Granted, I haven't read the original, so I don't know as much about the changes they made, but even so, I was highly impressed.

the rest of the questions )