Monday, December 9, 2013

Day 9: Kickin' It Old Skool Blog Challenge

Throughout December I am Kickin’ It Old Skool with Jamie Ridler, Shannon Ridler, and a whole group of other creative bloggers. We’re bringing back the days when blogging was fun and not just another chore on the social media frontier. Join in any time! The more the merrier.

Well, this is awkward. In last week's 10 Things post, I seem to have unknowingly answered several future questions including today's question about favorite movies.

But let's talk about them anyway. My favorite movies (in no particular order) are While You Were Sleeping, Jumping Jack Flash, and Die Hard (all of them, though #2 was probably my least favorite).

These are, perhaps, a bit all over the place in genre. The one common element? They are all funny. Funny may not have been their main intention, but it got worked in. I need a little humor in everything.

Let's talk a little about each one...

While You Were Sleeping

Synopsis: A single woman with no family (Sandra Bullock) fantasizes about a fancy-shmancy businessman, then is mistaken as his fiancée after an accident. His family embraces her and she begins to fall for his brother.

What I like about it: pretty much everything. I like the whole tone of it. I like the writing- it's such a well-written story/dialogue. It's sweet, it's light, and it stars Sandra Bullock.

And actually, it's about this time of year I like to break out While You Were Sleeping because it is set around the holidays. Perhaps I should make a date with myself.

Jumping Jack Flash

Synopsis: An unbusiness-like corporate office employee (Whoopi Goldberg) is mistakenly contacted by a spy requesting help to get home. She does everything she can to make that happen.

What I like about it: It's funny. Damn funny. The comedic writing was spot on, as was Whoopi's interpretation of it.

Die Hard

Synopsis: Bruce Willis kicks serious bad guy butt while teasing the head bad guy most of the way through. (This synopsis kind of works for all the movies, by the way.)

What I like about it: Bruce is badass. And he smirks. And he harasses bad guys like no one else can. It's a great action film with humor sprinkled throughout.

I like all of the Die Hard movies.

Other movies that would probably make my Top 10:

Red because Bruce kicks butt again alongside Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, and Morgan Freeman.

Sister Act because it's silly and makes me laugh almost as much as Jumping Jack Flash.

Under the Tuscan Sun because it's a visually beautiful movie and it's about a woman learning about herself all over again.

What are your favorite movies?

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3 comments:

  1. Ah! How could I forget Sister Act. I love it too and while in the movie theatre in 1993, it prompted me to go into labor...

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  2. I did enjoy Jumpin Jack Flash. I wrote that I don't have any favorite movies but as I read everyone's list I realize I have missed alot but there are more that I liked than I realized early this morning.

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  3. Awesome picks! I love Jumpin' Jack Flash too although I've not seen it since I had it on VHS (hehe). And I love Red. One of my faves of recent years and highly re-watchable.

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