October 18, 2008

This is my favourite film

I knew someone would eventually choose the topic of favourite film for the "This is..." meme and the day has come. "What's your favourite film?" is one of my lease favourite questions because I don't have a simple answer. I have watched what seems like a million movies in my lifetime and I can't seem to choose a favourite.

Since Hokey has taken the time to pick the topic for the week I'm going to try my best to narrow down my list of loved flicks.

Fav Musical

This one is easy. Some of you may remember my post about the best movie musical ever: Across the Universe. It is by far the best when it comes to musicals. No point in arguing with me because I'm right and anyone who disagrees is wrong with a capital W. If you haven't seen it be sure to rent it and be prepared to fall madly in love with Jim Sturgess.

Hot hot hot!

The story is good, the soundtrack is phenomenal (Beatles all through but sounding better than the originals thanks to these amazing performers) and well, Jim Sturgess.

Horror
I LOVE scary movies. I've loved them since I was a kid. More often than not my evenings filled with scary movies would be followed up by even scarier nightmares. My parents were saints, they would always come in and comfort the maniac child although I'm certain there were many times when they were tempted to smother me with my pillow considering the nightmares were self-inflicted. The nightmares were awful but they were the result of something wonderful: horror flicks.

Choosing one favourite horror movie is not easy so I've narrowed it down to two:

The Exorcist

Poltergeist
I loved the Poltergeist movies when I was a kid, they freaked me out like you wouldn't believe and the clown with the moving head at the end of either the 2nd or 3rd movie caused me to rip the hanging clown on a swing from my bedroom ceiling and worsened my already evident clown issues.

Comedies
Old School is in my top ten for sure



And of course the classic: Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Best Raindy Day Movie
My mom's favourite movie is definitely one of mine too so I can't end this post without including The Goonies

I could go on and on but that's enough for today. What are YOUR favourite movies?

5 comments:

ashley said...

ahhh- dont know how that erased! great list- love ferris. anyone...anyone....anyone;)
x ashley

Jaime said...

Such a fab movie!
thanks for stopping by Ashley

Suz Broughton said...

All time? So hard to say. I love comedies almost exclusively. Steve Martin in anything. Oh, and old movies with Gary Cooper. Loved him.

tanzi said...

Ferris is definitely one of my faves--along with The Breakfast Club. I still remember, geek that I was/am, having "Save Ferris" written on my pencil case in high school. Yup, I was all cool like that.
Going from the beautiful pics from Across the Universe (still have to see that!) to the creepy ones from Exorcist was disturbing! I'm off to bed so if I have bad dreams I'll blame you.

But seriously, Old School? I couldn't watch the whole thing. I guess I'm just far too intellectual...I prefer Zoolander!

Kimber said...

I still think the best scene in Zoolander was the part where his model buddies are spraying each other playfully...with gasoline.

My fave lovie-dovie movie is Greencard. It's an obscure 80's film with Andie MacDowell and Gerard Depardieu. Rent it! It's sweet and funny and leaves you with happy tears in your eyes.

My fave weeper movie is Les Invasions Barbares. I can't say enough about this film...you laugh, you clench your fists, you cry...it won an Oscar too!

My fave adventure is Raiders of the Lost Ark - cause who didn't love Harry before he went all weird, pierced his ear and started dating Calista?

Fave hororr is The Ring. Seriously, I almost peed my pants watching it. Whatever you do, do NOT turn the lights off when watching.

Great post James!