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 does I know it, though, and am usually immediately burning to tell people about it. Warm Bodies, which I watched this afternoon, is one of those films. I could say that I should have known I loved it because a) I am a sucker for … Continue reading Everybody’s got a hungry heart :: favorite movies

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 this film since watching it this week, I feel as if the characters and the story have embedded themselves underneath my skin and are floating around in my bloodstream, still prickling my emotions and making me feel a little bit raw. Part of me wants … Continue reading Tell me how I should be :: Blue Valentine

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 love his love of music, movies, and musicals. Blazing Saddles is his favorite movie, and one that he is quick to quote, especially if said quotes come from “The Waco Kid“, the character he would love to reprise if they ever do make the rumored … Continue reading Is that a ten-gallon hat or are you just enjoying the show? :: Blazing Saddles

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 first time around there was the initial confusion I felt at the start from a visual perspective, as well as the shock and surprise moments that really pack a wallop the first time around. This second time I got to take it all in, the … Continue reading You got five minutes :: Drive

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 sense, be it genetic families or families of choice). Even if, at times, a story hits on personal pain or recognizable flaws that are hard to watch, I still find myself drawn to these stories. Beginners has all of that, and though I felt myself … Continue reading You’ve lost so much. What if I can’t make up for that? :: Beginners

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. But, therein lies why I did not love this film, the stories did not always mesh well together, especially the story arc involving accomplished writer Clay Hammond and the mysterious student, Daniella. I wanted Daniella, espeically, to be connected to the other characters and intersecting … Continue reading We all make our choices in life :: The Words

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 with me, said pretty much the same thing to me as it ended, that it was very much a “me movie“, especially the writer part of who I am. I could not agree more. There were parts of this movie that reminded me of Eternal … Continue reading Have we met? :: Ruby Sparks

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 a town is held captive by a witch’s curse (a young girl accused years ago of being a witch and executed). Norman is the boy who can talk to the dead, who is an outcast much like the witch from long ago, but is also … Continue reading I have cheered the uncheerable :: ParaNorman