Monday, March 18, 2013

Ninja Captain Alex's Top Ten Movie Countdown Blogfest



No. 1:  One of my enduring favorites is Die Hard with Bruce Willis.  Hope the new movie coming out, A Good Day to Die Hard, will be as much of a romp as the original.

No. 2:  Off in the quirky realm would be the movie Kinky Boots - I think it is movie with heart and soul.


Pictured: Lola (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Lauren (Sarah Jane Potts), Mel (Linda Bassett), George (Ewan Hooper), Pat (Mona Hammond), Don (Nick Frost), Jeanie (Kellie Bright) and Big Mike (Stephen Marcus) in Julian Jarrold's 'Kinky Boots'

No. 3:  For drama and heartbreak, I recommend Sin Nombre.



No. 4:  Kind of an off-the-wall black and white classic Katherine Hepburn is The Rainmaker (1956) with her playing opposite Burt Lancaster.

No. 5:  I so loved musicals as a kid, so I have to dig in history's past for this gem (and animated nonetheless) 1955s Lady and the Tramp.



No. 6:  Back to the future (noooo, not the movie), recent movies - 2007's No Country for Old Men.

No. 7:  For those who don't mind subtitles Ran is worth the effort.  Amazing photography, excellent story line.    



No. 8:  A comedic movie worth the price of admission - The Hangover.

No. 9:  A 1972 classic, Last Tango in Paris, strangely fascinating, featuring a mumbling Marlon Brando.


No. 10:  Finally, one in the horror/sci-fi genre -- 1979's The Alien. 

There ya haves it, in no particular order, my top ten I could (pretty much) watch over and over again.


The past weekend's thrift shop finds included a Madame Alexander fairy doll ($2.50), silver seashell clip-on earrings with pink gemstone flowers ($2.50), two amber colored bracelets (1/2 off $1.75) and background scarf ($2.50).  MA Fairy doll and the background scarf will make an appearance later on in the year with either the Mad Tea Party or Le Mysterieux Carnival.


To add to my art book collection, I picked up How to Draw Animals by Jack Hamm (pub. 1969), and British Landscape Painting - 19th Century (pub. 1970).


25 comments:

jaybird said...

When my 21 year old nephew advised I watch "The Hangover" I kind of put it off, thinking, no way am I going to think it's funny. Boy was I wrong. I laughed throughout the whole movie.

I really enjoyed your thrift shop finds! Great job. I am totally bummed b/c my favorite thrift store I frequented at least once a week, just closed! :(

nutschell said...

I enjoyed the first Die Hard movie but I haven't had the time to check out the other ones. Must put them on my netflix queue one of these days!
Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

Pat Hatt said...

Die Hard as number one, surely can't argue with that. Although don't hold your breath with the next one, it isn't as good at all.

Clarissa Draper said...

Wow, what a collection. I see you like foreign movies.

I don’t know what the problem was on my website but I added the titles now.
1. Rebecca
2. The Godfather
3. Shawshank Redemption
4. North and South
5. Strangers on a Train
6. The Man Who Knew Too Little
7. Galaxy Quest
8. Lorenzo’s Oil
9. The King’s Speech
10. Forrest Gump

Tami Von Zalez said...

I laughed so hard watching the Hangover.

Sorry about your thrift shop closure - that would bum me out too, 'cept I've got a circut of about 10 of them I routinely visit.

Tami Von Zalez said...

Yeah, I don't think they will be able to replicate the success of the first one ...

Tami Von Zalez said...

I do likes my foreign movies - in fact, I would add The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (the Swedish one).

Nicole said...

Die Hard? Hell yeah!!! John McClane is my main squeeze :)

How about this for starting the weekend off with a bang...I considered going out on a date with someone who I wasn't going to go out on a date with, just so that I could suggest that we go to the movies, so I can see "A Good Day to Die Hard" and get this: I partially haven't made a decision because I don't know if it's still playing in theaters in my area -- The things I'm willing to do for Bruce Willis, I tell ya! LOL.

Your Lady and the Tramp selection is an unexpected treat that takes me back to my childhood years when I had the book and singalong Vinyl soundtrack that I still can't seem to find, to this day. No Country for Old Men is one of the best movies of the decade...oh, how I WISH I remembered that last night while doing an interview for my movie. Javier Bardem is a total badass in No Country'.

Rockin' List, Tami!

~Nicole





David P. King said...

Excellent choices, and might I say your blog name is one of the coolest I've seen lately. It's good to meet you! :)

Maggid said...

I so loved the movie "Kinky Boots." Thanks for the tip about "RAN" . . . enjoyed your post. -g-

Helga! said...

O, G and I LOVE all the Die Hard films, and are keen to see the latest one, which has just opened here. Bruce is awesome!
XXX

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I don't mind subtitles and enjoyed that film. (Dubbing however, drives me crazy.)
Thanks for participating in my blogfest!

Tracey Joseph said...

I haven't seen most of these, but it's nice to discover new films. I think I might re-watch Lady and the Tramp.

VR Barkowski said...

Aww, Lady and the Tramp—great movie! And I loved Kinky Boots. Fab story with lots of heart. I understand it's now a musical. I'd love to see it.

~VR Barkowski

Christine Rains said...

Excellent list! Die Hard is a classic.

LD Masterson said...

I haven't seen all your picks but Lady and the Tramp will always have a place in my heart.

Anonymous said...

We have Lady and the Tramp. Its a classic. Lady and the Tramp II is pretty good too. The former's setting was based on the town Walt Disney grew up in.

Brett Minor said...

When asked about my favorite Christmas movie, Die Hard has always been my answer. Love it.

Dropping by from the A to Z Challenge. This will be my first year participating.

Brett Minor
Transformed Nonconformist

Tami Von Zalez said...

Thank you so much! I try to have fun with it.

Tami Von Zalez said...

I am a firstee too on the challenge. I try to get a jump on these month-long challenges, almost all of my posts are complete and queued up for April.

Trisha F said...

I don't think I've seen any of these except the DIE HARD movies (which I loved)! Wow! :)

Yolanda Renee said...

Almost all your posts are complete and queued up for April, can you co mine too! I am so behind on everything!

Love your choices though, several I haven't seen, now I wonder if I'll ever have the time -- love being busy!

Tammy Theriault said...

i am totally in aww of the kinky boots! what?? wow, hot!
new follower from the hop, hi!

Tami Von Zalez said...

Many thanks - must see the movie!

Anonymous said...

You've got such a quirky list. Loved it. :3