With the passing of famed movie critic Roger Ebert, I’ve been surrounded by conversations about movies – the good, the bad and the ugly – so I thought I’d put together a little blurb about my loves, and some recommendations. *I could have probably listed hundreds of recommendations, but these are the ones that come to mind.
Top 3:
1.       A League of Their Own. Hands down my all-time favorite movie. I could watch it morning, noon, night, weekday, weekend, winter, summer… you get the picture. The actresses (and occasional actor) were phenomenal. They were able to make you fall in love with their character, with the thought of all-female baseball, and with the story as a whole. I think what made me love this movie even more is that aside from the actual participation in the league, my mom could be Dottie; she can play ball better than any unprofessional male or female I know. She would have definitely made the team.
2.       Terminator 2. While I can’t see myself watching this movie more than once or twice a year, I feel like it was the start of an entirely new movie generation. It was well before its time as far as storyline and effects go, and let’s face it, “I’ll be back” is one of the most buzzed about movie quotes. J Definitely a must see for all generations young and old.
3.       Finding Nemo. While this slot could have held so many movies for me, I had to go with Finding Nemo. It is a movie that anyone of any age can enjoy. It has a great story plot. You laugh. You cry. And while it has its annoying parts “Shark Bait ooh-ha-ha!” it still captures the heart of many. My favorite character? Dory, of course!
-          Any movie with Tom Hanks. This man cannot make a bad movie. Even the “weird” ones like The Terminal are fantastic. FYI, The Terminal is a WONDERFUL story. It will be boring to those of you like my friend Holli who cannot sit through a movie unless it’s a comedy or horror, but it’s worth the watch (or attempt, if you’re like her).
-          Pride and Prejudice. Okay, so Holli wouldn’t like this one either, but it’s a must see for those of you who are like me and wishes the world was the same as it was back then (except with modern medicine of course).
-          The female classics: Pretty Woman, Dirty Dancing, Steel Magnolias. Can you believe Holli hasn’t seen Steel Magnolias? The girl doesn’t have good taste in movies. Haha.
-          Roadhouse. There is just something about this movie that makes it a great one. No idea what it is… maybe subliminal messages?
-          Moulin Rouge. Okay, I have a HUGE, GIANT crush on Ewan McGregor. I think he might be gay though. *Sigh* All the super cute ones are.
-          Oh! But Jude Law isn’t and him and Kate Winslet both play in a fantastic movie called Contagion. Seriously. See it. Watch it. Think long and hard about it.
-          Multiples: Lord of the Rings, Twilight, Pirates of the Caribbean, Die Hard.
I love movies. I used to dream about having Roger Ebert’s job. To be able to sit privately and watch thousands of wonderful movies? Aaaah, only a fantasy to those like me. J
RIP Roger Ebert.

1 comment:

  1. Love your #1! Hadn't thought of T2 in that way but that's a very good point.