Everybody’s got a hungry heart :: favorite movies

Warm Bodies (2013) “Don’t be creepy. Don’t be creepy. Don’t be creepy.” ~ R Trailer “What’s wrong with me?” It is not very often that I will watch a film and immediately lock onto it in a way that makes it certain that it will become, and remain, one of my favorite movies. When it…

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Tell me how I should be :: Blue Valentine

6. Blue Valentine (2010) movies seen in 2013 You Always Hurt the One You Love scene “I didn’t want to be somebody’s husband and I didn’t want to be somebody’s dad, that wasn’t my goal in life. But somehow it was. I work so I can do that.” ~ Dean I cannot seem to shake…

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Is that a ten-gallon hat or are you just enjoying the show? :: Blazing Saddles

5. Blazing Saddles (1974) movies seen in 2013 “The Waco Kid” introduction scene Blazing Saddles theme song :: Frankie Laine One of the things I absolutely love about my husband is his sense of humor, and that he can make me laugh easily, and does make me laugh at least once a day. I also…

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You got five minutes :: Drive

5. Drive (2011) movies seen in 2013 The drive home movie clip featuring the song A Real Hero :: College, featuring Electric Youth The elevator moment This was a second viewing of the film for me, and by all accounts, the more emotionally charged experience. I think this is due to the fact that the…

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You’ve lost so much. What if I can’t make up for that? :: Beginners

4. Beginners (2010) movies seen in 2013 “We are the same” scene. Beginners Theme Suite :: Roger Neill, Dave Palmer and Brian Reitzell Unconventional love stories with flawed and very real characters are my favorite love stories. I am also quite fond of honest takes on love, friendship and family (family in a broad spectrum…

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We all make our choices in life :: The Words

3. The Words (2012) movies seen in 2013 “The Old Man” (Score from The Words) :: Marcelo Zarvos I wanted to like this film so much more than I did, especially since it is about writers and writing, and involved time shifts and intersecting stories, something I love in film when it is done right.…

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Have we met? :: Ruby Sparks

2. Ruby Sparks (2012) movies seen in 2013 Ca Plane Pour Moi :: Plastic Bertrand I knew pretty quickly that Ruby Sparks would wind up on my list of favorite movies. There is something so me in this film, so what I love, so in my movie loving wheelhouse. My oldest daughter, who watched it…

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I have cheered the uncheerable :: ParaNorman

1. ParaNorman (2012) movies seen in 2013 Season of the Witch :: Donovan My first movie of the year was a family movie night choice, ParaNorman, an animated film from the makers of Coraline. As with most “zombie” films, this one came equipped with social commentary, this time on the appreciation of being “different”, as…

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