Friday, April 30, 2010

Friday Fives - nothing mushy please!

Just Me and My Life

Well, folks I am sorry to be getting this up so late! It has been crazy here the last couple of weeks and I have fallen behind on some things. But, better late than never I guess...

Ok, on with the Friday Fives! As you may know, I link up with a friend of mine who comes up with these and they have been a real hit so far. So, I will keep them going as long as you all tell me you still enjoy reading them!

Today's topic is my 5 favorite movies. That will be tough! I love watching movies! It has always been one of my favorite things to do! I could be fixing dinner, working, or folding laundry, it doesn't matter.... I will turn a movie on while I work. The problem will be getting my favorites narrowed down to just 5. There are so many, but I will try to keep it brief since I have already rambled on quite a bit.

So, I should probably elaborate and tell you that I am rather picky when it comes to movies. For many of you this will come as no surprise. To the rest, sorry.... my taste is a little different than many. Anyway, here it is:

1. The S
ound of Music
This is a classic! It isn't one that I sit and watch over and over, but I still love it.
Now, be prepared. This is probably the only "chick flick" t
hat will show up on my list.... I don't do "mushy" movies!

2. The Ring
Oh man! This one was good. Actually, just about any creepy, scary movie will work for me! Not the cheesy, predictable "Jason" or "Freddy Kreuger" will do. I prefer the ones that have a creepy twist that really requires paying attention.

3.Shining Through
I know, you may have never heard of this one. It is a spy movie based in WWII. Over the years I have come to really like war movies. Maybe the fact that I cannot count the number of relatives in my family who have served in the military (including my husband) has given me a soft spot for them. Who knows? My husband was a history major, so his interest in them has really had a lot to do with it too. The spy aspect of it just makes it that much more exciting. Yeah, there is a little bit of a love story in there but it doesn't overwhelm the theme of the movie.

4. My Big, Fat, Greek Wedding
This movie was just hilarious! I will admit, I am most picky when it comes t
o comedies. I think it was the family dynamics that cracked me up most about this movie.

My husband and sister (who strangely share more of the same interests in stuff like this) get a kick out of teasing me. That's OK! I am not ashamed to say that I HATE dry, dumb, slapstick humor. I know most people will call me crazy and I may never hear the end of it, but here goes..... I can't stand Will Ferrell, Saturday Night Live, or any of those comedies where people are just acting like idiots! There, I said it! Go ahead and make fun. Just don't make me watch them!

5. Memphis Belle

Did I mention that I have a thing for the guys in uniform??? When I was in college, my roommates and I liked this movie so much we went to see it 8 nights in a row! Now, at that point it had moved into the $1 theater (I was in college, I couldn't afford full price!). We were all in school at Austin Peay, just minutes from Ft. Campbell and we all happened to be dating guys in the military at that time, who were all overseas in the first Gulf War. For some reason we latched on to this movie. By the end of the week we were quoting it line for line. I haven't watched it in a while, at least not until a few days ago. I walked in and saw Chip watching it with the boys. I was so excited, and they loved it!

1 comment:

  1. Memphis Belle is one of my sons favorite movies. He would watch it over and over and over and...