Saturday, July 12, 2008

Because I Haven't Written About Movies Enough Already, Here's Another Annoying List

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.

6 comments:

Kristen said...

Jeff and I saw The Ring on Halloween. I don't think I slept through the night until Christmas.

CANDY CANE!

Waayers said...

Here's my list!

1. One that made you laugh: Dumb and Dumber. One of my top three favorite movies.

2. One that made you cry: Swing Kids. Makes me cry every time.

3. One that you loved when you were a child: Sleeping Beauty. It was the first movie I remember seeing in the theater and it quickly became my favorite.

4. One that you've seen more than once: Too many to choose from...I'll say Sixteen Candles is my go-to when I don't know what else to watch.

5. One that you loved, but were embarrassed to admit: Bring It On. Shhh, don't tell!

6. One that you hated: Fargo. Too disturbing.

7. One that scared you: Anything involving ghosts. The Haunting is one example.

8. One that bored you: The Assasination of Jesse James. Didn't finish it.

9. One that made you happy: Love Actually. It makes me all warm and fuzzy inside.

10. One that made you miserable: Munich. It gave me the opposite of warm fuzzies, despite the lovely Eric Bana.

11. One movie you weren't brave enough to see: I admit I've never seen Saving Private Ryan because everyone has said it's so violent.

12. One movie character you've fallen in love with: Justin Matisse (Harry Connick Jr.) from Hope Floats. What can I say, I love Southern boys. :)

13. The last movie you saw in the theater: Indiana Jones.

14. The next movie you hope to see: Step-Brothers.

Heather said...

kristen - CANDY CANE. Oh man, I totally forgot about that one. Yes, I could have included that one in movies I'm embarrassed about...

waayers - Bring it On, hell yes. I own it and love it and am not embarrassed about it at all. And you know my stance on Sleeping Beauty. And Stepbrothers looks hysterical.

carrie m said...

how about one that you're supposed to love, but actually hate? that would be HEAT for me.

and as a side note on 10 Things I Hate About You - I'm listening to Muse a lot lately and they do a cover of "I love you, baaaaby and if it's quite alright..." something something...it always makes me think about Patrick/Heath. *sigh*

lem said...

Okay, The Lost Boys is awesome! And filmed in Santa Cruz. I just discovered that they are making a sequel! How awesome is that? I am so there. Especially since Cory is in it. I wonder if Cory 2 will be in it...

Heather said...

carrie m - I'm going to have to think on that. I"m sure that there is more than one "classic" that I am supposed to love, but don't.

And yeah - I have that Muse cover, too. I know what you mean.

lem - I heard about the sequel, and I'm pretty sure that BOTH coreys will be in it. Which would be a major Hollywood coup.