I'm super lazy and don't feel like posting much of anything, so here are my answers to a movie list I found on another blog. Feel free to post your 14 movies in the comments. It'll keep people occupied while I think of something else to write about. Don't you like doing my work for me?
1. One that made you laugh: Dumb and Dumber. Except not the first time. The first time I saw it, in the theater, I thought that it was the stupidest movie I had seen to date. Um, why did they turn away the Hawaiian Tropics bus? What the hell? But the next time? I laughed for three days straight.
2. One that made you cry: Considering I started crying in my car the other day when "Imagine" came on the radio, this might be a pointless venture, but The Last Samurai. What a powerful film! And as cartoonish as Tom Cruise might be in real life, he is a damn good actor. He makes us believe that he is Nathan Algren. The cinematography alone brings me to tears, but it is the story, the amazing writing, and the characters that make this film so memorable. And tear-worthy.
3. One that you loved when you were a child: Overboard. My friend Jill and I rented this movie every. single. weekend for our sleepovers. Every weekend. "I just... ate a bug."
4. One that you've seen more than once: The Princess Bride. I tend to watch movies over and over again, and this movie is just so damn easy to watch! Inconceivable! I love love LOVE princess movies. God, I'm such a girl.
5. One that you loved, but were embarrassed to admit: Catch and Release. Standard chick flick, but with great acting, an even better soundtrack, and a less generic storyline. I watched it twice before sending it back, and watched one specific scene about ten times. Jennifer Garner was good, and Timothy Olyphant was great. Plus, Kevin Smith. Enough said.
6. One that you hated: Casino. The acting was spot-on, of course, but the story was just so dirty and immoral, that I couldn't bring myself to like a single character. By the end, I wanted to simultaneously hug Sharon Stone and throw her through a window (like I said, the acting was amazing). I really like "gangster" movies, but this one just didn't make an impression on me at all. Except that it cemented my desire to not go to Vegas.
7. One that scared you: The Lost Boys. So if your eight-year-old daughter was having a birthday party sleepover, you'd rent this, right? I think that the birthday girl's name was Jessica. I know her mother was a flaming idiot. I also know that my dad came to pick me up that night because I was so freaking terrified. Lame, sure, but if I had stayed, I probably would have wet the bed.
8. One that bored you: The Sure Thing. This pains me, as I love John Cusack. But it was bad. And so dull. I didn't even finish watching it. Maybe if Joan Cusack had been in it... Nah, even she couldn't have saved it.
9. One that made you happy: Enchanted. I thought that this was going to be super cheesy-cutesy, but I absolutely loved it. And downloaded the music that night. Amy Adams is adorable, Patrick Dempsey is one-note, but charming, and the allusions to other Disney flicks made me smile.
10. One that made you miserable: Pan's Labyrinth. Still one of the best movies I have ever seen, but depressing as hell. Oh... so depressing.
11. One movie you weren't brave enough to see: The Ring. Jeff teased me mercilessly for jumping out of my skin while watching The Others, Signs, and the like, but was completely serious (I think) when he told me that I should never, ever see The Ring.
12. One movie character you've fallen in love with: Patrick Verona, Ten Things I Hate About You. He didn't put up with Kat's bitchiness, and made her act like a nice person. Plus, he was gorgeous. Oh, Heath Ledger.
13. The last movie you saw in the theater: Wanted. Blech. Blarg!
14. The next movie you hope to see: The Dark Knight. I have a feeling that this one won't disappoint.