Thursday, July 1, 2010

Getting to Know You Thursday, Movies

All of this media coverage on the Twilight series and the release of Eclipse last night at midnight got me thinking about all the young 'uns (and not so young 'uns) that are obsessed with these movie, myself included. Movies are my favorite form of escape. Some people drink or do drugs to escape, but my addiction is the cinema.

Of course, my favorite type of movies are romantic comedies. I looooved The Proposal. I love to laugh and I'm a hopeless romantic so romatic comedies are my go to genre. I also love just straight romance chick flicks. I have seen The Notebook probably fifty times and I cry every time.

I do enjoy action/adventure as well, like all of The Bourne series. Jason Bourne rocks! Also, The Last Samuari was WONDERFUL! There are some movies that really make me want to be involved in making movies in some form or fashion. Lots of people know that I wanted to be an actress, but this movie is so beautifully shot, that being any part of it must have been amazing.

I love movies that tell a good story. I think I'm a little more open-minded about some movies that a lot of people I know. I haven't seen a lot of foreign films, but the few I've seen, I've really enjoyed. Rabbit Proof Fence is the movie that comes to mind. Very good film.

Suspense/mystery/crime movies also fascinate me , but I do not like horror movies. I am a chicken butt! I am a scaredy cat. I don't like to be scared. I have nightmares. It's not fun for me or Hubby when I have nightmares. No thank you! I can't even get through the first minute and a half of Halloween because the music is so scary. No way Hosea! I don't enjoy blood, guts and crazy psychotic/sociopath killers.

I do enjoy a few musicals, namely Grease, Grease 2 and South Pacific and of course The Sound of Music. In fact, Hubby gets tired of watching them with me, because I recite the words and sing the songs. He says, "I want to hear Olivia Newton-John sing. I can hear you sing anytime." I have been known to break into "High on a hill was a lonley goatherd, yodelady, yodelady, yodelay hee hoo" while driving down the road. I'm pretty sure my kids think I'm nuts, not to mention that guy at the redlight whose windows were rolled down. And seriously, can anybody watch Grease without doing The Handjive and The Stroll? I think not!

I will admit, I'm not a big fan of sci-fi. I don't generally like aliens and space ships and stuff. Although, Avatar was excellent!!! It was the exception for me. I don't get in to superhero movies either. Not my thing.

One thing you may not know is that I looove old movies. I love Doris Day. The Thrill of It All (with Doris Day and James Garner), That Touch of Mink, Pillow Talk, Send Me No Flowers, With Six You Get Eggroll, the list goes on and on. I also loved the original The Women and Yours Mine and Ours. I think I was born in the wrong era.
On the rare occasion that Hubby and I get to have a date, you will almost always catch us at the movies. Sometimes we will go see two or three in a row. I am soo thankful that Hubby is so open-minded about movies. He has no problem watching "chick-flicks". He loves The Notebook as much as I do. Although he does make fun of me for watching too much Lifetime Movie Network.

When Hubby was growing up, his mom would go and rent four or five movies and get lots of junk food (ice cream was her fave - Blue Bell, specifically) and they would have marathon movie days. We love to do that too. The few times we have gotten to go away for our anniversary, we spend at least one day in bed watching movies. I looove sitting in my favorite jammies with a big ole bowl of Movie Theatre Butter popcorn and a Dr. Pepper and watching a few movies together. The only thing that would make it better would be watching them without having to pause them fifteen times per movies because of the kids.

So, what type of movies do you like? What's your favorite? What snacks are a must during movie time?

Just for the record, I'm team Jacob. I'm old enough to be his mother, but that boy is beautiful!


  1. Laughing at "Team Jacob". The daughter went to the midnight showing the other night. I'm clueless about most of the series, but from her I can at least follow what all the "hip" people like you are saying. Grin.

    I LOVE the old movies that you mentioned with Doris Day. In fact, if you stick Doris in a movie, I'm guaranteed to love it every time. I will very honestly "grieve" when she dies like I've lost an old friend. She's my favorite.

    I love mainly old movies and definitely old musicals. "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" is my favorite, but any of the Doris musicals like "Calamity Jane" and "Moonlight Bay" rank about a 10 way tie for close second.

    With modern movies, I want some romance. However, I rarely go to the movies any more. Just too cheap and too easily annoyed at this age I guess.

    Great post, btw. It was interesting to read AND got me thinking.

    And of course, I LOVE the scene from Grease. That movie came out right before my senior year of HS. Memories...

  2. Oh, I am so going to pay tribute to this post on my blog sister-friend. So going to do it! I love movies! ;)

  3. I love everything but horror!! I love Chicago/The Sound of Music (I got to go on the tour in Austria!!). I love old movies: The Seven Year Itch, It Happened One Night, The Major and the Minor. I love chick flicks: 27 Dresses, Sweet Home Alabama, The Devil Wears Prada. :)

  4. I don't like movies to much. Don't go hating on me:) My husband and son love them though. I will say that I love tv series. I would sit and watch every episode of Recue Me or NYPD Blue. I haven't read any of thos Twilight books so I definitely haven't seen the movie. LOL!