Since I'm a movie-lush, I'm jumping around like a rabid Chihuahua over this rocktastic event!
Dimming the lights...shushing the chatterboxes...okay, let the countdown begin....
#1 While this movie is the most disturbing, gut wrenching, rip-my-heart-out-of-my-chest-performance, I've ever witnessed, I have to keep going back to it. If I don't, I'm afraid I'll forget who I am, or more importantly, who He is. No matter what your beliefs, I recommend The Passion of the Christ, to everybody.
#2 Call me sadistic, but I love this flick, and obviously, I'm
#3 Every time I see this, I get kind of sad because it reminds me of how fleeting life really is. James Dean was at the top of his career when he starred in Giant. Who knew he'd die at age 24, just 8 days after filming wrapped? There's a ton of creepy facts documented about Jame's beloved Porsche Spyder and the lives it claimed after his own, but I'd rather swoon over this movie clip than think about that stuff.
#6 It was a few months back, after watching Wuthering Heights, that I decided crooked teeth are, well, they're hot, on Tom Hardy, they are anyway. If you have Netflix, you gotta watch PBS's, 2009 Masterpiece Theatre adaptation of Emily Bronte's classic novel. Oh, this clip!!!! Can you hear my heart shattering???
#7 I watched this one in the theater, and when it was over, I felt invincible. A few times during The Book of Eli, a large portion of the audience started shouting for Denzel. I may or may not have joined in. Without spoiling a huge secret, the one that's revealed at the end, I gotta say, I was totally clueless and gripped. I'm not sure how it stacked up at the box office, but I loved Eli's grit and determination to carry out his mission.
#8 Gah, why do I love this movie??? Maybe I'm strange, (okay, I'm really strange!) but I could watch Muriel's Wedding, over-and-over-and-over.... If any of you have ever seen it, I bet you're either throwing your hands in the air, or shaking your head. But before you unsubscribe to my blog or unfollow me on Twitter, let me explain. I know...the movie is cheap, the actors are dorky, and the plot is crap. I get it. I really do. Still, I'm enchanted by pudgy Muriel Heslop and her gawky ways. Hey, you gotta give her some credit. Admittedly, I hate the dumb stunt she pulls at the end, but in a way, I kind of admire her. It takes guts to walk away from our heart's desires, which is exactly what she does when she discovers the prize isn't what she really needs. If nothing else, you should all watch this movie, so you'll have more reasons to make fun of me.
#9 By this point, the pressure is mounting, so I'll drop a sweet tale of young boy with a wayward mother. When the kid becomes too much of a burden, she dumps him on his uncles for a summer of wild tales and adventures. Though the boy starts out begging his mom not to leave him, he quickly finds peace and stability with the old guys in their ramshackle house and an affection for their strange ways. Second Hand Lions is a film fit for any kind of movie watcher.
#10 Wow, I can't believe I still have popcorn in my bowl! Maybe Alex should've done a top 20 movie countdown! Oh well, there's always next time. For now, I'll leave you with a movie I'm sure most of you have watched. It's been awhile since I've seen The Color Purple, but I can still quote a ton of the famous scenes. Like every time somebody gets married, I never fail to picture Shug (Margaret Avery) waving and yelling to her father, "I's married now!" And usually, I'll blurt out her line. Then I get a bunch of strange stares from people who'd probably like to bound me up in a straight jacket. Whoa, did I just say too much? Yeah, I guess I did, so I'll just scoot on out, now, to avoid more over sharing.
Thank you, Alex, for this super, duper excellent blogfest! As always, I've had a blast. And to everybody else, until next time, happy writing or whatever makes you smile. :)