Tuesday, March 29, 2011

7 Favourite Movies

I have been nominated to tell you 7 things about myself by these two lovely blogs: Cap Ou Pas Cap and Lazy Girl’s Blog. I did a post like that a little while ago here, and can't really think of any more! So to borrow yet ANOTHER leaf out of Fill Your Well’s book, I will list my seven favourite movies instead (ok, so I cheated and put ten. But what’s a girl to do?). So here they are:

Top 7 movies

1. Rocket Science

This is the sweetest, most uplifting movie I have ever seen. The narrative sounds as if it is from a well-written novel, the characters are completely kooky but completely lovable, and it gets better and better each time you watch it.

2. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

This is THE most romantic movie I have ever seen, though the movie itself makes no attempt to be romantic. Basically the storyline is there is a company that can wipe out memories that people don’t want anymore. The main character's ex-girlfriend wipes out memories of him after their painful breakup. To get revenge he goes to get the procedure done too. Halfway through, he changes his mind, and has to hide in old memories with his memory of his ex-girlfriend so that they don’t erase her. Sounds confusing? It absolutely is, particularly as it jumps from the past to the present constantly. But once you get into the rhythm of it then it is easy to follow, and well worth it!

3. 500 Days of Summer/Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

This is another really sweet, funny movie. Again, very romantic in a completely un-romantic way. The main character is really likeable, you definitely feel for the guy. And this movie has hit home for so many people, as it is a really realistic portrayal of relationships, as opposed to the candy-covered Hollywood versions. However, the very very end sucks. So badly. Turn it off about two minutes before the finish, and you will absolutely love it.

Scott Pilgrim is hilarious, crazy, action-packed and brilliant!! It's basically about a guy who falls in love with a girl, but to date her needs to defeat her 7 evil ex's. A movie you can't help but love!

4. Amѐlie

Now THIS movie is uplifting. Sweet, charming, quirky and lovable, this movie is definitely one to watch when you’re feeling a bit down.

5. Up

I do not cry during movies, but I cried during this one. For a kid’s movie, it deals with a lot of adult themes (like love and loss- just to clarify!) and is all about letting things you have lost go.

6. Singin’ in the Rain

This movie makes me long for the days when talent was all you needed to break into the movie industry. They are seriously amazing dancers. I cannot stress that enough. Amazing. The actors are likeable, creative, funny and talented. The best part? The storyline rocks too.

7. The Dinner Game (The French version!!!)/City of God/The Royal Tenenbaums

Three completely different movies, but I couldn’t choose between them!! Sorry, I’m hopeless! The Dinner Game is an over-the-top, tacky, crazy, completely hilarious French movie that never fails to make me laugh.

City of God is a scarily realistic portrayal of drugs and gangs in Rio de Janeiro. The story follows two young boys; one who grows up to be a photographer, and one that grows up to be a drug dealer. It is stylish, and in some places funny; in others very intense. It was nominated for 4 Oscars, and it definitely deserved those nominations. Not for the faint hearted though.

Lastly, the Royal Tenenbaums is another quirky comedy that will make you laugh, smile, cry and wish you were nearly as cool as the characters.

Here’s what you do with the award:

· You link and thank the blogger who awarded you

· Copy-and-paste (or download and upload) the award into your own blog post–a teacup of roses!

· Share Seven Things about yourself

· Nominate up to fifteen other great bloggers

· Comment on their blogs to let them know to come pick up their prize

So here’s the bloggers I chose to get this award. I’m nominating seven, just to keep on with the theme :)

The Hummingbee

Not Your Average Ordinary

Live. Love. Laugh

Translucid Graffiti


Coffee, light and sweet

Cracks in the Pavement


IfiHadaHammer said...

Up was so cute, but Singing in the Rain is awesome! I love Gene Kelly. Love him....love... Him.

Jo said...

Great idea to do movies! I think picks of our favorites tell a lot about the different facets of our personalities!
Love your choices!!

Jessi said...

Up makes me cry every time I watch it!

Priyanka Banerjee said...

Ive seen only #5 and 6 and I definitely agree with you! :)

Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

I need to see the first. It sounds right up my alley. And I definitely think it's time to watch Singing in the Rain again. It's on my list for this week. (And thanks so much for including me in the 7 you tagged!)

Mil said...

Cried at Up, too! So hard. I LOVE Amélie. That must be the reference in your ID photo with the spoon, right? Love Scott Pilgrim, too. Will have to check out Rocket Science.

Alison Gibson said...

Excellent, some new movies to watch! I liked 100 days of summer too, though I get a bit over the whole "quirkly girl who everyone is in love with" thing. Sometimes I wish there was a movie about a really boring awkward non-funky-dressed girl who everyone goes crazy for :)

Pia said...

Amelie and Up are beautiful movies! I love them.
I still haven't seen 500 days of Summer. I really need to get on that!

a work in progress said...

omg thankyou for nominating me hahaha!

jillian m. said...

i love love love amelie and 500 days of summer! i think i've seen each of them about 3x (and i'l probably watch them 3 more times).

thanks so much for nominating me! i'm happy to do it. if i don't post mine this week, it will probably be next week, but i'll defnitely keep you posted. thanks again!

Francesca said...

I've only seen one movie out of those 7.. shameful I know, but Up.. what a fabulous movie. Pulled at my heartstrings indeed x

gracey said...

We have exactly the same film preferences! :D

Mandy said...

Thanks for the award :) I will have to look into some of these movies (I have seen a few and loved them as well)...similar tastes!

Thanks again

Dilan Dilir said...

i love up,it´s a cute movie :D

Ash said...

I absolutely love most of the movies you listed! Especially Up. It makes me cry every time!

vintch said...

i've got to watch rocket science! it sounds so fabulous:) looking it up right now...:)

~BB~ said...

I've never seen any of these movies! (except for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - LOVE that one) It looks like I have some movies to add to my queue!

styleforlife said...

Love all those movies! Great picks. :-) xx

Aquí said...

Amelie is my all time favorite! Great choices here!!

Indie.Tea said...

I saw Kimbirdy's list - pretty magical. Yours is too.
I adore Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, but I tend to forget it when it comes to lists...

Deidre said...

I love so many of these movies! I adore Amelie and singing in the rain. I LOVE 500 days of summer (although you're right, I think the ending was a cop out).

One that I probably would've mentioned as well is Little Miss Sunshine.

koralee said...

What fun...I will have to remember your list....some I have not seen. Thank you....hope your week is going really really well. xoxo
ps....I love singing in the rain!

Krystal said...

I need to see Up, I keep hearing about it everywhere!

Kimbirdy said...

yay!! i love your list. i have not seen rocket science, but based on the fact that we have pretty much the exact same taste in movies, i'll probably love it. it's going on my netflix queue right now! :)

Googlover/keishua said...

great movies choices. I love so many of them. Amelie is probably my favorite of all time. Thinking I might watch it today.