Monday, March 18, 2013

Top Ten Movies BlogFest

For the sake of this bloghop, I have tried to stick with my favorite parent (especially daddy) movies. I will add a list of my favorite, no-restrictions-attached movies at the end too.

I’ve challenged myself to come up with one sentence to tell you why to watch this movie. Ten sentences won’t do them justice, but maybe one of them will be where you are at.

10  Finding Nemo (Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, 2003): Would you swim the whole ocean, face your greatest fears, give up everything- if you could save your child?
Finding Nemo (2003) Poster
9 The Odd Life of Timothy Green (Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, 2012): Maybe not a classic yet but an interesting look at parenting through desperate eyes.
The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012) Poster
8 Martian Child (John Cusack, 2007): That box the boy is wearing, who put it there?
Martian Child (2007) Poster
7 The Story of Us (Bruce Willis, Michelle Pfeiffer, 1999): Love is a difficult choice that we can all make.
The Story of Us (1999) Poster
6 What a Girl Wants (Amanda Bynes, 2003): Is her daddy.
What a Girl Wants (2003) Poster
5 Mr Holland’s Opus(Richard Dreyfuss, Sissy Spacek, 1995): Who you think you are does not change who you really are.
Mr. Holland's Opus (1995) Poster
4 The Fiddler on the Roof (Topol, Norma Crane, 1971):  Tevye, I used to laugh at you, now I cry with you.
Fiddler on the Roof (1971) Poster
3 Dead Poets Society(Robin Williams, 1989): Conform your child to your own mould, or help them grow into their own?
Dead Poets Society (1989) Poster
2. The Royal Tenenbaums (Gene Hackman, Ben Stiller, Luke and Owen Wilson, Gwyneth Paltrow, etc, 1991): How to be a jerk of a father, in case you wanted lessons.
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) Poster

1 Life is Beautiful (Roberto Benigni, 1997): There’s the dad I wish I could be.
Life Is Beautiful (1997) Poster

My regular list would likely include numbers 1-3 above along with Citizen Kane, The Philadelphia Story, All About Eve, It’s a Wonderful Life, Toy Story, The Matrix, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Vertigo, High Noon, 12 Angry Men, Modern Times, O Brother Where Art Thou…how many is that…oh and anything else with Jimmy Stewart (like Rear Window or Mr Smith Goes to Washington or Harvey or…)

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Head's up for tomorrow's entry

I'm sticking another toe into blogging again tomorrow, joining Alex J Cavanaugh's Top Ten Movie Bloghop. You can join by following this link...