Monday, July 12, 2010

What do you mean I have to choose just one?

By Lisa Karon Richardson
Our theme this week is about the movies we wind up watching over and over again. The ones that we cuddle up with on a rainy day when there’s no one around to whine, “not that one again!”
I’m taking a page out of Patti’s book though. I don’t think I can limit myself to just one. Being an American I like to have lots and lots of choices. And being a woman, I want to be able to change my shoes, er—movie to suit my mood.
All in all I decided the job was just too hard. So I pawned it off on you. Here are my top picks, sorted by mood. You guys tell me which ones are the best. Or tell me which movies you like better. I.e. The ones I forgot to include.
Pink Panther-When I’m in the mood for funny.

Anne of Green Gables-When I’m in the mood for something sweet.

Indiana Jones-When I’m in the mood for something adventurous.

To Catch a Thief-When I’m in the mood to see Cary Grant and Grace Kelly

White Christmas-When I’m in the mood to watch a Christmas movie. (Am I the only one who does this outside the actual Christmas season?)

Okay, have at it all. What moods did I forget and what movies. Oh, I’ve got one The Princess Bride. I should have put that in the list. Anyone else?


  1. Ha, ha! It actually is raining here like it hasn't in a while. I love a good rainstorm. And now I have more than enough excuse to watch one of the movies on my list. But which one will it be? Which one?

  2. My "go to" movies are The Princess Diaries, While You Were Sleeping, Secondhand Lions, You've Got Mail, and all my Jane Austen and Dickens movies!

    I wish I would have a rainy day sometime soon!

  3. Oops! Forgot Philadelphia Story and Bringing up Baby! (Can't forget Cary Grant!)

  4. Great choices, Lisa. Is it the original Pink Panther movie you chose? I'll have to put that on my net-flix list and see it again.

    I absolutely love Cary Grant. Any movie he's in is fine by me. A bad Cary Grant movie is better than most of what's out there now!

    White Christmas is also my favorite Christmas movie which I don't often proclaim, because of my secret location near Bedford Falls where we have a Zuzu's cafe, The Clarence hotel, and streets named after characters from 'that other movie'.

    I've never thought about watching it in July... good idea!

  5. D'Ann, I love While You Were Sleeping and Bringing up Baby. Katherine Hepburn is a hoot in that one. I never saw Secondhand Lions. I'll have to put it in the queue.

    Deb, the great part about watching a Christmas movie in July is that it cools you off! Nothing like fooling the mind.

  6. No, I definitely watched A White Christmas a time or two outside of the Christmas season. :)

  7. Adgem Thank you! It's so good to know I'm not alone in my um... eccentricities.

  8. Oh, Lisa, this is so fun! I also love any thing with Cary Grant. He was the best! Along with his movies, the ones I watch over and over are: Ferris Bueller's Day Off (My all time fav when I need a good laugh), Romancing the Stone (sigh...), and You've Got Mail (love Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan together in all three of their movies!).

  9. Anne of Green Gables is a great one, and I love any musical, so White Christmas is up there for me. Of old movies, Fred Astaire ones are some of my favorites.

    My watch over and over again movies are pretty much all laugh out loud romantic comedies:

    How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
    10 Things I Hate About You
    Failure to Launch
    13 Going on 30

    Stuff like that, and also dance movies.

    Center Stage
    Save the Last Dance


  10. The ones I watch over and over again are: "Braveheart", "First Knight", "Indiana Jones", "White Christmas", "Emma", "Pride & Prejudice", "Sense & Sensibility".

    I'll stop now...

  11. Suzie Jo-Ferris is a classic. Not to coin a phrase or anything but, he's very popular. The sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, wastoids, dweebies, dickheads - they all adore him. They think he's a righteous dude. And Romancing the Stone is another good onr. Hey anything with an author living out their adventures has to be pretty good.

  12. Ooh, Dina I forgot about Save the Last dance. i love that movie. The original one anyway. Partially because I was so braced for a tragic ending where the guy makes a bad choice, but he didn't and I'm a sucker for a happy ending. Plus it's very romantic...

  13. Colletta you are a woman after my own heart. Do you have a favorite Indy flick? And which of the Jane Austen treatments do you prefer? Please tell me you're a Colin Firth fan!

  14. Let's see, My top flicks to watch again and again are 10 Things I Hate About You, A Knight's Tale, Mean Girls, Romancing the Stone, Better Off Dead with John Cusack, and yes, sigh... Twilight.

  15. Haven't seen or read Twilight yet. Just haven't gotten around to it I guess. Romancing the Stone seems to be racking up wuite a few votes. Definitely A Knight's Tale. I heart Sir Ulrich, i.e. William.

  16. Hmmm, you're right. There's no way to choose just one. I'm anjoying everyone's comments.
    I'd have to say any of my Jane Austen/Charles Dickens, like D'Ann said. I also love Moonstruck, Kate and Leopold, French Kiss. I think I have to include Somewhere in Time but I may have OD'ed on that one already.

    I have the collection of Rogers and Hammerstein musicals. I would probably watch any of Nicholas Sparks movies as well as Mamma Mia.

    All I can say is I love Netflix. I suppose I should try to do the 'watch online' but that would just open me up to a whole new addiction.

    Philadelphia story is great. Roman Holiday. Robin Hood. Okay, I have to quit and anticipate the rest of the week's comments!

  17. Romancing the Stone. Oooh, I love that movie! Indiana Jones. We definitely have some common favorites.

  18. Ooh, Deb, have you seen the new Robin Hood? I thought it was really good. It was different than the traditional story. Shows how he became Robin the Hood. I want to go see it again already, but will wait until it comes out and buy the movie probably.

  19. Lisa, I avoided the Russell Crowe Robin Hood because I wasn't ready for big screen blood. I like small screen blood better. Okay, so was it bloody?

    I really wanted to see it, so I'm glad you enjoyed it.

    Which reminds me, one of my new faves is on my Amazon Wish List. I don't buy too many movies or books but I know I'll be buying THE YOUNG VICTORIA.

  20. White Christmas, Anne of Green Gables, anything with Cary Grant or Audrey Hepburn in it. I could watch Charade, Roman Holiday, and Funny Face over and over.

  21. White Christmas, Anne of Green Gables, anything with Cary Grant or Audrey Hepburn in it. I could watch Charade, Roman Holiday, and Funny Face over and over.

  22. Easy! The Princess Bride. Ahh, I love the romance of it all.

  23. Deb, there's some blood in the new Robin Hood. The movie starts when King Richard is on his way home from the crusades, and his army are sacking their way across France. The king is allegedly killed (I'm still not sold on that plot point, but he stays dead through the course of this movie but he may arise during the second movie that they have to make.) And Robin who is a commoner winds up having to take the place of nobleman Robert of Locksley in order to get his own men safely back to England and also bear news of the king's death home.

    The movie does have a much more martial flavor than other versions. But there's a great romance plot with Robert Locksley's widow, Marion.

    Again I loved it but it's not a one-size fits all movie. I remember someone on the loop saying something about it opening with a sex scene? But it opens in the army camp. I got the sense of carousing all around, but must admit I never saw the part this person was so offended about.

  24. Ooh, Julia. Charade is a good one. Oh, and North by Northwest. Alfred Hitchcock was a genius.

  25. You're right T. Anne. The Princess Bride is a great movie. I can quote lines from that one too, but in the interest of not driving everyone insane, I will restrain myself.

  26. I love the classics! Whenever I'm feeling lonely or blue, I like to turn on a movie from the 1940's and it perks me right up! So if I'm going through a funk, you might find me walking around talking like Katherine Hepburn - top drawer, darling!

  27. Great Idea Bex!
    Love your idea. I can hear 'Kate' now in that amazing voice and upper class NE dialect.

  28. I'm with you Bex. My kids don't quite get my love for all things Black and White. But I love them, especially the old comedies and musicals. Of course, I'm a sucker for Technicolor too. I mean it's hard to stay glum while watching Esther Williams swim with Tom and Jerry.

  29. Oh yes! Technicolor is way fun! I recently watched "Desk Set" with our girl Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy. Its a bit newer, 1957 - but oh so cute!

  30. Is that the one where she's a reference librarian for a company? The office romance? Sigh. They had amazing chemistry on the screen didn't they?

  31. Yes! She actually for the NBC reference department- only its called something other than NBC. And they get an IBM - which is massive, bigger than my first apartment.

    They did have a great chemistry. Pity that the true story was so scandalous and when you think about it in terms of regular people and not glamorous people, icky.

  32. Yeah, watching the old hollywood movies is great, digging beneath the glamour. Not so much.

    And Spencer was the one brought in in charge of the IBM. I do remember the movie.


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