Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Week 2: Favorite Movie

I have been putting off this post. First off, I'm not much of a movie watcher and never have been. Which is ironic, because I wasn't much of a get-outside-and-do-stuff kid either. I'm not sure what I did - read and journal I guess - while my siblings watched A Goofy Movie, Superman series, and Dumbo on repeat.

So, I've been thinking long and hard. I usually give a pat answer to this - whatever pops into my head first: Hope Floats, Kate & Leopold, Blind Side, Gladiator, The Notebook, 50 First Dates, So I Married an Axe Murderer... the list goes on. Then someone says another movie and I say, "Oh yeah, I loved that movie!"

The movie that I've decided to list as my favorite feels like a cheat, because it's also a Broadway musical. EVITA with Madonna and Antonio Banderas gives me chills every time I watch it. I bought the full soundtrack so I can listen to it over and over. It's history, music, and complex relationships all in one.

After that, it's a long list of go-to movies: Aristocats, Bolt, Kung Fu Panda, and just about any Meg Ryan, Julia Roberts (except Notting Hill, yuck), Russell Crowe, or Sandra Bullock film. ;-)  


In My Own Words said...

I've never seen Evita. I think, on your recommendation, I should watch it. Particularly like your bookshelf on your blog. Very cool!

Laura Reese said...

I second the "Yuck" on Notting Hill! I've never seen Evita, either. As a musical lover, I'll have to fix that!

Megan said...

Aww I like Notting Hill! lol it's so cheesy.

I do love me some Evita, though. I always sing those songs when I'm doing my chores around the house... they're just so powerful!