Sunday, June 20, 2010

Movie Dirty Dozen Bloghopping Fest!

This bloghop fest is brought to you by Alex J. Cavenaugh and the idea is to list your 12 fave movies of all time why.So here goes:

1. Galaxy Quest
This is, indeed, my all time fave movie. It makes me laugh every single time I see it and literally every line is quotable in useful ways. ("Yeah, you were giving me the 'we're dead' signal. I was agreeing with you. Like I know where the hold button is.")

2. Twister

I don't know why I love this movie. It's just a fun rollercoaster ride. And I love the Van Halen music.

3. 13 Going on 30

I know. It's fluff. But it's fun fluff.

4-6 Back to the Future 1, 2, and 3

Duh. These go without saying. But I'm going to say it anyway.

7. Stargate

Because like some people are Trekkies (see #8) I'm a Stargate fan (in all its incarnations)

8. Star Trek 2009

Yes, I do like all things Star Trek (except Deep Space Nine which was a heinous mutation unworthy of Star Trekdom). I enjoyed all the series (except DSN which doesn't count as Star Trek), but didn't really enjoy most of the movies until the 2009 version. Love it.

9. Laura Croft: Tomb Raider

I adored the video game and in turn the movie because Laura's a tough smart chick who doesn't take crap from anyone (and I think I secretly want to be her...did I say that out loud?!)

10. Toy Story

Who doesn't like Toy Story?

11. Mulan

I'm kind of on the fence about this one actually. I'm not a big fan of Disney because most of their female characters are wimpy or co-dependent and there's rarely an animated Disney film which doesn't begin or revolve around one of the main characters' parents or family members dying (think about it - Nemo? Mom and thousands of siblings. Snow White? Orphan. Cinderella? Dead father. Belle? Dead mother. Jasmine? No mother. Ariel? No mother. But Mulan has both parents and nobody's dead and she's a tough chick who doesn't take crap from sound familiar? See #9. But I don't want to be her.)

12. Reign of Fire

Christian Bale? Matthew McConaughey? Dragons? Need I say more?

So what do you think of my Dirty Dozen? You should definitely go check out everyone else's (see below) and share yours!


Falen said...

Oooh some fun movies here. I love love love Galaxy Quest. We lost our copy for a few years and then when we found it and watched it again it was EVEN BETTER because we had forgotten a lot of little stuff.
We're always a fan of the "Is there air? You don't know, you don't know!" line from Guy.

Nishant said...

I love love love Galaxy Quest.
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Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Big fan of the Stargate series and all things Trek - especially DS9! Which is why Trek is so awesome - there's something for everyone.
And Reign of Fire kicked butt!

Anonymous said...

Galaxy Quest---LOVED that film!!! Great list! :D

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Good selection, I know of quite a few, a few I didn't know. My grand daughter was named Lara after Lara Croft.

Thanks for a most pleasurable read,

Gregg said...

Interesting list. The only ones that I have seen is Back to the Future, which just missed the list for me and I wish it hadn't and Toy Story. The rest I have never seen. I will have to check them out. Thanks for dropping by my site.

DEZMOND said...

STARGATE, STAR TREK and REIGN OF FIRE - I love seeing these movies in your list. All three would appear in my list too if we had 15 or 20 spots :)

Tessa Conte said...

Like minds! I love your list!!! Reign of Fire! Back to the Future! How did they not make it onto my list???

Oh yes, I had to limit myself to 12. *frowns* No fair.

Merrilee said...

1, 2, 4-6, 8 and 10 are on my list to!

I love Galaxy Quest, I think it's one of the most underappreciated movies out there!

Geof said...

Nice list. I enjoy the sequel to Back to the Future as much as I do the original.

The Alliterative Allomorph said...

Ooh! I remember twister! I loved that film. I think I watched about ten times in the same year! :o) Great choices!

Anonymous said...

I have Back to the Future on my List. Still a timeless classic. My kids love Mulan. Have to admit I like it too.

Stephen Tremp

elizabeth mueller said...

Whoa!!! These are also my favorite movies! You can add these to my 12, too! ;)

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