March 18, 2013

top ten movie blogfest

Alex is once again hosting a movie blogfest. this time it's ten instead of 12. (see, i knew i'd done this before.)  anyway...

as usual, i’m late again in participating. and again i ask, just ten?
 
 we have like a gazillion in our movie collection. the question “what are we going to watch tonight?” goes right along with “what’s for dinner?” i won’t go into how it started, but let’s just say, we’ve watched a movie almost every night for the last two years. so to pick my favorite is going to be difficult. i think, instead, i’ll pick my most recent favorites. these are in no particular order.

 1. The Legend of Bagger Vance – Will Smith and Matt Damon are great in this. we especially love Will Smith’s mystic character.

2. The Avengers – we watched this 3 times in the theater, and could hardly wait for it to come out on blu-ray. when it did, we must have watched it five times in two weeks. maybe more. i have the lines memorized now.

3. speaking of Joss Whedon… someone showed us Serenity a few years ago and i thought it was a little strange. but then we saw it on tv, rented it, loved it, and decided to buy it. and then we had to watch Firefly. yes, they were different, and i actually prefer watching Firefly (minus a few episodes that were just strange), whereas my boys prefer the movie. do i dare admit that my favorite character is Inara? Watt is a close second.

4. Inception – it took me about 3 times of watching this to figure out what was going on, but when i did, i liked it. and i love the music. Hans Zimmer is one of my favorite composers.

 5.  The Hobbit – in our small town, movies don’t last a long time, so although we’d planned to watch this a second time in the theater, we didn’t get the chance. we’re looking forward to the blu-ray release, and i’m sure we’ll watch it a few times in that first week.

 6. The Adjustment Bureau – not my kids’ favorite, but i like it because it helped me solidify a major part of the plot for my sequel. and i love the idea of two people fighting for forbidden love. J

 7. Robin Hood (with Russell Crowe) – despite the poor way they depict King Richard, i like this for the story and the medieval feel. i especially love the sweet way Robin treats Marian.

 8. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows – who would have thought that Robert Downey, Jr. would play such a great Holmes? and Jarod Harris is superb as Moriarty. 

 9. the Jason Bourne series – as my boys watched these recently, i found i really liked the story. unexpected.

 10. Red – talk about unexpected. i keep telling myself i should not like a movie about retired assassins, but i just can’t help it. it’s funny. “wanna get pancakes?” 

15 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Yes, I have done it before!
We have similar tastes in movies. Some of those didn't quite make my list, but ten just wasn't enough.
And Red was a lot of fun! I was surprised how much I enjoyed it as well.
Thanks for participating in my blogfest!

Tammy Theriault said...

Inception is becoming quite popular! Great picks!!

Mark Means said...

Hey there from the blog hop...

No one was more surprised than I was on how much I liked The Hobbit. It didn't make my top ten, but I still think it's a great film

Nice list! :)

Sus said...

Nice list! I'm ashamed to say I haven't seen Inception and after so many on this blog hop have picked it, I'm thinking I need to watch it tonight.

M.J. Fifield said...

The Avengers and Serenity are both on my list.

And I count the Bourne movies as some of my favorite spy/secret agents films.

Julia King said...

The Bourne series. Blast, that should have made it on my list. There's just too many movies and not enough space. Great list! :)

Adriana Dascalu said...

great list! As for sherlock, god that movie is great in all the variants!

MOCK! said...

I haven't seen every movie on your list, but I like the ones I have!!

Jackee said...

I love so many of those movies. Thanks for sharing! I can't wait until The Hobbit comes out too. :o)

Have a lovely (movie involved) evening!

Donna Hole said...

Awesome choices ;)

.....dhole

Courtney Barr - The Southern Princess said...

Wonderful list!

The Adjustment Bureau..that one had slipped my mind. Great movie!

I also love the Bourne Movies..even the newest is a great stand alone or addition.

nutschell said...

Avengers and Inception seem to everyone's favorite movies. Great picks!
Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

Jeremy [Retro] said...

i am so happy for robert downey jr. and his bout of success... holmes 2 was much more together than the first... i am super fan. nice job on your list...

LD Masterson said...

I think you were the only person who pick The Legend of Bagger Vance. That really was a great movie. Of the ones you listed, my favorite was RED. Wonderful veteran actors just doing their thing.

The Capillary said...

Just dropping by from the blog hop (late I know!) to say you've got some great picks. I quite enjoyed Russell Crowe's version of "Robin Hood" even though it didn't make my top 10.