If anyone knows me, they know that I am a HUGE movie nerd. I love films. I haven't been watching too many of them lately, due to being a little stressed out about life, but I can assure you... I really am a total movie nerd. It's crazy how much movie knowledge I have stored in my brain. I kid you not.
Anyhoo, since I love movies so much, I thought that I would blog about my top 5 favorite ones. I had been meaning to do a list like this for a while... well, no time like the present. Here we go:
1) Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
This is my all time favorite film. It's been my favorite film since I was 12 years old. I even remember going to go see it in the theater in the summer of 1991. Now, I was a bit scared, since I had previously seen The Terminator when I was a little girl, and when Arnold popped out his eyeball and revealed that he was a machine underneath, I just about freaked out. So, I was scared that there was more of this in the film, but luckily to my surprise, Jim Cameron kept the scary robot stuff out of the film this time around (phew!).
Well, not exactly. Arnold did rip off his skin and show the audience that robotic arm of his. But since I was a bit older, I ended up handling that scene pretty well.
This is my favorite film for a few reasons. a - Linda Hamilton kicked ASS in this film. Her character was the epitome of a strong woman looking after and trying to protect her child. I admired the way she cared for her son and was determined to try and prevent a nuclear war that would have destroyed the lives of millions (And those arms! I admired those too).
b - The special effects were AWESOME. I remember the the first time when the T-1000 pierced through that jail gate in the psychiatric ward with his liquid metal skin.... dude, I was like Keanu Reeves in The Matrix - "WHOA." The special effects for this film were revolutionary at this time, and no one had ever seen anything like this on camera. Truly magnificent.
c - And Eddie Furlong. Yes. Eddie Furlong. I remember taking one look at him, and thinking to myself "I will marry him!" Ah, to be 12 years old again. He was my biggest celebrity crush at the time. I liked him so much, that I used to buy BOP magazine and litter my bedroom wall with photos of him (if you need proof, just ask my sister). I couldn't get enough of him. I even made my mom take me to see Pet Sematary Two for my 13th birthday, just because I liked him so much. And that movie was scary (yipes). Ah, to be young again.
2) Tombstone (1993)
One. Of. The. Best. Westerns. EVER.
I love this movie. I've seen it so many times, it's not even funny. Kurt Russell gives a great performance as Wyatt Earp, Bill Paxton is great as Morgan Earp and Michael Biehn turns in a good performance as Johnny Ringo.
But the star of this movie is my boy, Val Kilmer, as Doc Holliday. He was AWESOME in this movie. So many quotable lines, such a great performance... and he didn't even have to lose weight to do it.
"I'll be your Huckleberry"... love it!
3) Clueless (1995)
4) Shakespeare In Love (1998)
I have a thing for love stories. And even though this one uses real life characters in a fictional universe (somewhat), I love this movie. I wanted Viola and William Shakespeare to get together in the end. And I cried when they didn't. WAAAAH.
I especially loved the script, Gwyneth Paltrow's and Joseph Fiennes' performances, and the cameo by Ben Affleck.
5) Casino Royale (2006) and Young Adult (2011)
I couldn't decide between these last two films for slot number 5, so it's a tie for me. I remember taking my mom to see Casino Royale, since there was so much buzz about Daniel Craig's performance. And he delivered. This is my favorite Bond movie of all time. The writing was great, the cast was great (especially Eva Green... love her) and the action scenes were off the chain.
And I very much enjoyed seeing Daniel Craig in a swim suit. Hee hee.
And last but not least... Young Adult. Seriously. If you have a sarcastic sense of humor, you will like this movie. Charlize Theron gives a great performance in this obsurdly funny film (she's so good in it, it was like the role was specifically written for her). The writing is great, the jokes are funny, and the supporting cast turns in great performances as well.
I've seen all of Diablo Cody's films (Juno, Jennifer's Body and this one), and I swear, the woman gets more creative and more hilarious in her writing each time she writes a script. Kudos to her for making such a great film.
So, those are my favorite films of all time. I can say that there are plenty others that I really do like too, but these six are truly my favorites. And I've seen every last one of them at least 100 times a piece.
Seriously. 100 times plus and counting. I have a lot of time on my hands.
What are some of your favorite films?