Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I need your help...again

So coming up for another one of my blog projects, I need your suggestions and recommendations. I am going to attmept to watch 30 movies in 30 days. I know, I know, you wish you could be as original me... However, if you know me well, this challenge might be next to impossible because I am not really a huge movie fan. In fact, any movie I watch at my house usually includes a good 45-minute nap. But I don't want to just choose any old 30 movies. I want your recommendations. I want to watch movies that everyone in the world has seen but me. I want to watch the favorite movies of my loyal readers. So I need you to comment on the blog or send me an email and give me your thoughts. Tell me what to watch! It could be your favorite movie, a movie you just think everyone should see, something ridiculous from your childhood, whatever! (No rated R movies, of course :) I will try to link every movie I watch to one of you. I will even mention you by name and give a brief bio on you and short history of your life. Okay, maybe not all that information. But highlighting one of my readers each day would be pretty cool. I can tell you are excited :) So lay it on me! And don't worry, I already plan to watch a movie they call "The Notebook." Whatever that's about...


Amy said...

I think everyone should see Jane Austen's lesser known "Persuasion" the 1995, BBC, version. The subtleties of humor, strength, and love, make it the very best novel she ever wrote, and my favorite Austen production. Oh, and it is waay better than watching a show about a spoiled bratty girl with a notebook....But again, that's just one woman's opinion.

Amy said...

Oh! And don't miss out on "Persuasion's" Chopin soundtrack! Breathtaking!

Erika said...

Total must-see movies:
Casablanca (a MUST see must see movie)
Jurassic Park
(those are my two favorite)
Also good:
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Pillow Talk

Linnley Marie said...

Wait until Dark.. It's old, and a classic. or Breakfast at Tiffany's... ha ha All of the Legally blonde movies ha ha.

John and Julianne said...

Our favorite movies:

LOTR-all 3, extended versions
Princess Bride
Pride & Prejudice (either version)
Much Ado About Nothing
Bourne series (3- Idenity, Ultimatum, Supremacy)
The Incredibles
The Fugitive
Gladiator (this one is R due to war scenes. It is one of the greatest movies ever made and the message of goodness triumphing over evil will change your life. Amazing flick.)
Dances with Wolves
Real Genius
Sense and Sensibility (Emma Thompson version)
Mission Impossible series
The Mummy
Some Kind of Wonderful
Dead Poets Society
Anne of Green Gables
Anne of Avonlea

Thats a good summary of our top favs. If I think of anymore I'll let you know.

Would love to know your thoughts on the movies u watch!!

Julie & John

Meredith said...

Pride & Prejudice (the five hour one with Colin Firth... love it!)
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Fletch and/or Fletch Lives
The Dark Knight
Confessions of a Shopaholic
When in Rome
You Again (in theaters still, but cute and actually clean)
Funny Farm is good
A Walk to Remember
Fools Rush In

btw, The Notebook was terrible. :) Good luck with your adventure! We watch so many movies at our house, we should do a challenge where we ONLY watch 30 movies in 30 days.

Mike said...

Patton-Academy Award winning performance by George C Scott and, without question the greatest opening scene in the history of movies (OK, maybe a tie with the opening sequence of Star Wars)

The Big Sleep-Classic Film Noir and a the young Lauren Bacall with Bogey can't be beat. The dialogue is a little clipped and hokey, but hey, it was the 40's...

Barefoot in the Park or The Odd Couple-Neil Simon at his best.

Woodstock-I know it's a documentary but the classic rock is, well, classic and the interviews with the hippies tell you everything you need to know about why the 60's generation (mine)is the stupidist generation to ever live.

Wait Until Dark-Creepy music, Katherine Hepburn (need I say more) and truly one of the scariest closing scenes in moviedom. I still have bad dreams about Alan Arkin.

A Hard Day's Night-The first full length rock n roll video, the Beatles play themselves, the music is untouchable....a true classic.

Mike said...

Sorry...it was Audrey Hepburn in Wait Until Dark, not Katherine Hepburn....

badabinghams said...

Ok, there are already a ton of great movies on here , but I have few.


Jane Eyre- 1996 one is my fav.! Rent it from net flix are library

Fantastic Mr. Fox- cartoon way fun.