Happily Ever After

15 Dec

Last night I couldn’t fall asleep. That’s what happens when I go to bed with a lot on my  mind. I can’t turn it off until I’ve thought through it all. After about 45 minutes of laying in my bed trying hopelessly to find my way into dreamland, I gave up and went rummaging through my movie stash for something mindless and funny to watch. I decided against Phantom of the Opera (too melodramatic) and Disturbia (too scary). I just wanted something to put in my computer that I didn’t really have to watch but could still enjoy. That’s when I spied my copy of Disney’s Hocus Pocus. This is one of those movies I can watch over and over again and not get tired of it. That got me thinking about all the movies that I can watch over and over and over…

1. Hocus Pocus 1993

It has Bette Midler (who I think is hilarious and might kind of want to be friends with). It has a young Sarah Jessica Parker (before Sex in the City fame). And it has a talking cat. How could you not love it?

hocus-pocus

2. Casino Royal 2006

Daniel Craig is my favorite James Bond. Sexy and doesn’t give a darn what people think. And those eyes…

bond

3. Twister 1996

I wanted to be a storm chaser for a decent amount of my childhood. This changed when I learned how much science was actually involved but it hasn’t stopped me from loving this movie and wanting to chase tornadoes around in search of an adrenaline rush.

twister

4. The Princess Bride 1987

Classic, funny love story. And I may know most of the lines.

princess-bride

5. The Pelican Brief 1993

I blame this movie for my fear of parking garages.

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What are your go-to movies that never get old?

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4 Responses to “Happily Ever After”

  1. amc1087 December 15, 2008 at 6:06 pm #

    Princess Bride, no doubt. In Jr High, our band directors put that on when they didn’t feel like teaching, that and Mr. Holland’s Opus.

    Mine are:

    MIB
    The Wiz
    Dirty Dancing
    Requiem for a Dream
    28 Weeks Later
    Donnie Darko
    so many, its impossible to name them all, so I will stop there.

  2. Greg Brown December 15, 2008 at 8:12 pm #

    I’m currently digging The Dark Knight, which I saw three times in theaters (which is utterly ridiculous) and have already watched way too much despite finals and everything else I should be doing. Michael Clayton and There Will Be Blood also share that magnetic, I-could-seriously-watch-this-on-repeat quality that always draws me in. And then there’s other films like the 1966 Batman movie and The Big Lebowski that’ll have my undying love just for being so utterly ridiculous and over-the-top.

  3. poppyseed. December 15, 2008 at 11:51 pm #

    AMC and Greg-

    I’m a little embarrassed to say I haven’t seen many of the movies you both like. I will definitely have to add them to my list the next time I go and rent movies.

  4. dumbworldorder December 24, 2008 at 1:10 pm #

    I have to second the fine choices of Princess Bride (for my light hearted sappy moments), Requiem for a Dream, and Donnie Darko. Also have to add Boyz N the Hood, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and Fight Club.

    Drew from Dumbworld

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