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’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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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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