Tuesday, December 9, 2014

All Time Favorite Movies

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)

Babydoll dresses and knee socks... memories. Clueless was my high school movie. I was 16 years old when it came out, and secretly longed to hang out with Cher, Dionne and Tai at Bronson Alcott High. I loved everything about this movie. The fashion, the catch phrases (As If!) and especially the performances by Stacey Dash, Alicia Silverstone and Brittany Murphy (RIP, Tai).

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?

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Otter Love


I don't know what it is about otters... but I go CRAZY every time I see one.

It's really weird. Most people really like cats or dogs. I mean, I like cats and dogs too, but there is just something about that darn sea otter that I adore.

I remember when I was a little girl when my class took a trip to an aquarium. I think I was in the 5th or 6th grade. Anyhoo... there were lots and lots of cool things to see at the aquarium, of course, but when we got to the sea otter tank, I immediately was filled with this overwhelming feeling of complete and utter love.

To this day, I have no idea where that love came from.

I remember staring at the tank. I think the otters were hiding away, and all I could do was telepathically try and communicate with them to come out of hiding so that I could see them, lol (eventually, they did). I mean, my eyes and thoughts were FIXED on that tank. I can remember the image of me staring at them in my head as we speak.

I also remember being a little TOO obsessed with them around that time after my class visited the aquarium as well. I think I remember driving my mom crazy talking about them so much (sorry, Mom). Honestly, I don't know what it is... but it's just something about that animal... I just adore the sea otter. So much.

Part of me thinks that I'm a little nutty for having such a huge crush on this animal. But I know I'm not alone. I fondly remember the interview Kristen Bell gave on Ellen DeGeneres' show about her insane love for sloths. It was hilarious.

And it was nice to know that I'm not the only person out there with an extreme fondness for one of the world's cutest and funniest little animals.

If you haven't seen the interview with Kristen and Ellen, watch it below. It's hysterical.




Thursday, November 6, 2014

Slightly Heartbroken


And so it is... Cumby is engaged. It is a sad day, folks.

I wish him all of the happiness in the world. To be honest, I'm not sure if Sophie Hunter, who does seem like a nice person, is the right one for him... I've never seen a lot of chemistry between the two of them in pictures and he's been hiding her away for 5 months now. His behavior, to me, is a bit odd. Something is off. I hope that everything is okay.

Perhaps he's changed... not a bad thing, by any measure. I'm sure it has been hard for him now that he's attained a substantial amount of fame to keep his private life to himself. Part of me can't blame him for keeping his relationship low-key.

However lately, he has seemed stressed and grumpy. A man that's in love doesn't usually look like this. They usually look elated. Especially when they are out with their significant other (just an observation)...

Even though he's off the market now... I still wish him the best and I hope that he and Sophie are happy.

And... I will always be a fan. Whether he knows it or not... I'm one of his biggest cheerleaders.

Team Cumby, forever :)

Friday, October 10, 2014

Quote of the Day


Yep. This pretty much sums me up. #Virgosrule

Monday, September 29, 2014

Throwback Monday

Me and Cheri (my sister) when we were kids:


And us again in Disney World in 1990:


And no... we aren't drinking beer. Ha ha ha.