Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday - Freebie

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I absolutely LOVE this week's topic on Top Ten Tuesday. It's a freebie. Which means I get to pick whatever I want to. So I decided to pick my Top Ten movies that I happily watch over & over. These may not be my all time favorites, though most are. They are just ones that make me feel good when I watch it. And most are chick flicks.

So here are my top ten. Or rather 13.


1. Ever After - This Cinderella story is by far my favorite film adaptation of ANY fairy tale. I remember when this first came out on VHS. (Yes, I just dated myself). I was in college. It came out on a Tuesday. I drove to Hastings between classes and bought the video. Came back went to class. Came back to my dorm room and watched the movie TWICE before I went to sleep. Watched it again the next day. By the end of the week, my roommate and I had practically worn the video tape out. Even now, when I watch the DVD, I can happily watch it over & over.


2. Mulan - This is probably my all-time favorite Disney animated movie. It surpasses even Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Oliver & Co, Aladdin, and Beauty and the Beast for me. I'm not sure what it is about Mulan that I love so much. I just do.


3. Frozen - I can quote every line to every song. The soundtrack lives in my car. The DVD lives in the soundtrack case. And the Blu-ray lives at my brother's house with the Blu-ray/DVD combo case. For me, it ranks right up there with the movies I mentioned on #2.


4. Letters to Juliet - I love chick flicks. This one is sweet. And Amanda Seyfried is one of my favorite actresses. This is also the movie that introduced me to Taylor's Swift's music.


5. Sweet Home Alabama - This is another one that just makes me happy. Reese Witherspoon has some of the cutest outfits in this movie. Plus it is set in the Deep South. And I love how it accurately portrays a small town in the South. I went to college in one. Besides Reese is another one of my favorite actresses.


6. 27 Dresses - I can relate to the main character. I've been a bridesmaid in 6 weddings and have a closet that contains those six bridesmaid dresses, my high school prom dress, and possibly one or two of the formal gowns I wear to Awards Night at Seminar. Besides the co-star is James Marsden, Cyclops from the X-Men. And he's just adorable.


7. Down With Love - This is a remake of an old Rock Hudson/Doris Day Film called Pillow Talk. But it has Ewan McGregor in it. I developed a HUGE crush on him when I saw him in Star Wars Episode One The Phantom Menance. And then in Moulin Rouge, I saw him in a role that wasn't that of a Jedi. This movie is hilarious in all aspects of it.

8. The Marvel Collection: Specifically Thor, Captain America, Avengers, Thor: The Dark World, and Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier - Chris Hemsworth. Need I say more? Though I like the story line in Captain America. And I just love how each of these movies are fun, funny, and just awesome. Seriously. I've been on a Marvel kick since New Year's Eve when I watched the Guardians of the Galaxy, followed by over the past weekend Thor, Captain America, Avengers, Iron Man 3, and Thor 2.


9.Les Miserables - Yeah. It's not a happy movie. But I ADORE the Broadway musical and love the music. When this came out on DVD, I had a conference I was attending. I'd stopped by Walmart on my way home for the single purpose of picking this up. They didn't have it. The clerk tried to talk me into something else. I went across the street to Target, got it and the items I needs for my conference. Came home. Left for my conference. Got back the next day, watched it twice that Saturday, again the next day. With a friend a week later. And then loaned it to my best friend for a couple of weeks. I re-watched it recently.


10. Harry Potter Collection - Seriously. I love these movies. All of them. The books are reread regularly, but the movies are some of those that I will stick in and do a marathon watching session. Though I've never yet seen all 8 in one day.


11. Grease - Like Frozen, I can quote it. It's not one that I can crochet during. But I LOVE LOVE this movie. I've seen the play, and loved it. But this movie is still just a fun time.


12. Newsies - I'm not sure what it is about this movie that I loved so much. Maybe it's because I grew up watching Gene Kelly musicals and he consulted with this film. And Gene Kelly's influence is obvious specifically in the scene where "King of New York" is performed. Maybe it's because it's not the typical musical - the romances. But it's about a group of sweat shop newspaper boys who changed history. And have I mentioned how excited I am to see the Broadway show when it comes to Houston in May?!


13. Princess Bride - This is a classic. It's funny. It's romantic. It's a total feel good movie. And the book is even more funny than the movie if that's possible. Cary Elways, Westley in the movie, had a memoir come out this past fall. It's called As You Wish. And it's his experiences while making this amazing film. I'm not a non fiction reader normally, but this is one book I'd read!

11 comments:

  1. I LOVE MULAN, MARVEL, AND HARRY POTTER. great list by the way. :)
    MY TOP TEN TUESDAY!

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    1. Thanks! I had fun with this topic this week.

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  2. Oh my gosh! Get out of my head!
    Sweet Home Alabama is one of my top 10 movies! I love Mulan (Fav Disney), I love all the Marvel too! Spiderman is still my fav. and I love Letters to Juliet!
    I love anything with Katherine Heigl so love 27 dresses of course.

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    1. Sweet Home Alabama is one of my favorite movies. And 27 Dress is just wonderful. Letters to Juliet is one I need to re-watch.

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  3. I LOVE Frozen, even though the enormous hype around it annoyed me a lot. Les Miserables was such a wonderful movie.
    Great list!

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    1. I just watched Les Miserables over the weekend. And of course, cried through "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables."

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  4. Great list! So many of my favorite movies or ones I really want to see!!!

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    1. Glad you like it Abbi! Seriously, give me a free topic and I'll happily share movies. :)

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  5. Frozen, Marvel, Sweet Home Alabama, Ever After and 27 Dresses are some of my very favorites too! Great picks and topic this week, Dawn. :)

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    1. Rissi, I actually thought of you when I found the Marvel movie collage. You and I share the same taste in most books and movies. :)

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  6. This is a great list. I enjoyed reading your review and thoughts on these movies.

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