Sunday, April 19, 2009

Journal Jar - 4/19/09



What do you think about movies?

I love movies! I love cuddling up on the couch with some snacks, with my hubby and just realxing for two hours. I especially love that they have commercial free movies on most channels now. OR there is always the fast forward button...love that!!

Going to the movies is a different story. I have a really hard time paying $20 for two people to go watch a movie that will be on my TV in three months or in the bargain bin at Wal-Mart in four. $20 could buy us part of a dinner at Chili's and great conversation. And the chairs aren't nearly as comfortable as my couch with a quilt.

When I was a teenager, I thought the movies were the best thing ever! Two hours, unsupervised by my parents to hang out with my friends, or even boyfriends. Most of the time I just went to the movies to go, not caring what was playing. I had many dates at the movies. Some good, some really bad.

What is your favorite movie and why?

This is a hard question cause there are sooo many great ones. So I'm going to do top 10 greatest movies ever, by Kritta22.

1. Nacho Libre (Doesn't matter what mood you are in, you WILL laugh at this movie)

2. American President (It has Michael Douglas in it. It's just a great romantic movie)

3. The Holiday (I hadn't heard of this until last Christmas...you NEED to rent this. It has Jett Black in it that you have never seen him this way before.)

4. Single's Ward (It's a church movie. SO stinking funny.)

5. Double Jeopardy (My fave dramatic movie...great story and started close to my hometown)

6. Shrek 1-3 (How could you not love that big guy!!?? And all the little things that are thrown in there...do you think he is compensating for something?? hehe)

7. 23 Dresses (just a cute chick flick)

8. Meet Joe Black (another chick flick, long but totally worth it cuz you have to see when she knows!! Oh and I ALWAYS fast forward through the hot and heavy scene that they totally could have been without! (I hate that!))

9. Monster -in-law (oh so fun!)

10. Mulan (Gotta love a chica that can kick some tushie!)

Honorable mentions: Finding Nemo, Men in Black, Harry Potter's, Legally Blonde, Pretty Woman, the Italian Job, and Talledanga Nights.
What are your favorite movies?

17 comments:

Kristina P. said...

YOu know, we don't watch a lot of movies at home. I do love going to the movies, however.

Probably my favorite movie is Good Will Hunting. Very moving.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Ok here is where our age difference will show
1. it's a Wonderful Life
2. Mr Smith goes to Washington
3. North by Northwest
4. Boys town
5. I Remember Mama
6. All The President's Men
7. Monkey business
8. Mr. hobbs takes a vacation
9. Field of dreams
10. Bringing up baby
also
Mr. blandings builds his dream house
Lilies of the Fiels
Beaches
The Birds
Halloween
Jaws
jurassic park
Back to the futrue 1 & 3
The Mummy 1 & 2
Indian jones all
3 days of the condor
A league of thier own
Arsenic and Old Lace
Heaven Can wait

That is just the tip of the iceberg. Oh my heavens I could go to 100, I adore movies!!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Wait then there is all the musicals and all the disney, AAAhhhh

Becky said...

I go for classics--Doris Day is wonderful. But Philadelphia Story is my fave.

one day in the life of me said...

We just watch "The Holiday" this weekend. I love that movie. It's the only movie I have seen with Jack Black that I like him in.

My top favorite movie, is "Pride and Prejudice" with Colin Firth.

Shelle-BlokThoughts said...

I go to the movies with my
Hub all.the.time! Its what we do! My favorite
Movies are Dirty Dancing and Transformers there are many more but I could
Watch those over and over. Oh and How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days!

The Duckers said...

Love finding out more about you!

27 dresses (not 23) :o)

Barbaloot said...

I love movies, too! I'm a huge sucker for cheesey movies, but my favorite are sports ones. Rudy is my all-time favorite.

whoopsadasie said...

I only like to go to the movies when it's not crowded. We ususally wait till it's been out a while. Sometimes if we really like it we will buy it! I don't know why...we RARELY ever watch them!

I really like American President, the Holiday, Shrek 1-3, 27 Dresses, Meet Joe Black, Monster-in-law, Finding Nemo, Pretty Woman, and Italian Job! My all time favorite though is My Fair Lady, or Fiddler on the Roof.

Emily said...

How funny- some of your top 10 I HATED (Shrek3! Nacho Libre!) so I will be interested to see if you hate mine ;0)

Here's my top 10 (in no order)

Little Miss Sunshine
In Her Shoes
Stranger Than Fiction
Gone with the Wind
Happy Gilmore
Galaxy Quest
Les Miserables (the one with Liam N)
Little Shop of Horrors
Shawshank Redemption
Toy Story

I did like Mulan, Legally Blonde, Men in Black & HP

Sissy said...

I adore the movies! at home, in the theater, on the tiny screen on my blackberry - whatever! my faves are
St Elmos Fire
Love Stinks
Iris
The Departed
Wedding Crashers
Schindler's List
Frida
The Gift
Some Like It Hot
Gone With The Wind
and about a hundred more :)

tiburon said...

I am a BIG movie watcher. LOVE movies.

I made a list a while back...

These may not be my top 25 of all time - but these are the ones I can think of - and ones that I have watched at least two dozen times each - and that I could quote all the live long day - in no particular order

1. Jaws
2. Breakfast Club
3. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
4. Tommy Boy
5. Happy Gilmore
6. Sixteen Candles
7. Better Off Dead
8. So I Married an Axe Murderer
9. Some Kind of Wonderful
10. Joe Vs the Volcano
11. Father of the Bride
12. Say Anything
13. Sneakers
14. Star Wars
15. Forrest Gump
16. Big
17. Wayne's World
18. The Notebook
19. Sixth Sense
20. Remember the Titans
21. While You Were Sleeping
22. Back to the Future
23. Sleepless in Seattle
24. Top Gun
25. Pretty in Pink

Jenny said...

Wow there are lot of great movies listed.

I love

Pretty in pink
The Notebook
While you were sleeping
Sleepless in Seattle
Top Gun.....wait I just noticed my liste is looking like tiburons.

I love the New Yes Man
How to lose a guy in 10 days
Under the tuscan sun
Just to name a few!

Like you I love to cuddle under a blanket in pj's with my favorite treat. (that does not coast $10)

Jenny said...

Wow there are lot of great movies listed.

I love

Pretty in pink
The Notebook
While you were sleeping
Sleepless in Seattle
Top Gun.....wait I just noticed my liste is looking like tiburons.

I love the New Yes Man
How to lose a guy in 10 days
Under the tuscan sun
Just to name a few!

Like you I love to cuddle under a blanket in pj's with my favorite treat. (that does not coast $10)

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I'm totally a hitchcock buff. Love all of them. After that Ground Hog day and Terminator 2 are my favorites. Movies are great.

Sarcastic Quilter said...

Favorite stupid comedy: Down Periscope. Makes me laugh every time.

Favorite tear jerker: Steel Magnolias or Beaches

Favorite background noisemakers while I quilt: Day After Tomorrow, Independence Day, Last Holiday, The Mummy

Rhonda said...

Wow, this was a hard one but I'd have to say that my all time favorite movie is "The Hallelujah Trail" starring Burt Lancaster, Lee Remick, Jim Hutton, Donald Pleasence, Brian Keith and more. If you haven't seen it and you love Westerns, rent it!!!!