Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Wednesday Randomness: A Few of My Favorite Things: MOVIES

Happy Wednesday! It's the first Wednesday of the month so that brings up to another "A Few of My Favorite Things" post. This month we are doing movies.

I have TONS of movies I love and it's actually a constant changing list, so I'm going to limit myself to a handful I watch again and again.

Pride and Prejudice - the A& E version with Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle. Now I enjoy other adaptations, quite a bit actually, but this is my overall favorite. I love Colin Firth's Mr. Darcy. And I think this version better reflects the book than others I've seen.

A Royal Affair - I watched this on Jenny Trout's recommendation. When I finally got to it, Jenny was NOT online. That didn't stop me, friends, from having an entire conversation with her while I watched this...this...wonderfully beautiful film. She came home to like 20+ IMs from me as I reacted to the movie. There is copious amounts of costume porn (le sigh) and, OMG, the dance scene between Struensee (Mads Mikkelsen!) and the Queen...
I can't even adequately describe it. The tension, the gorgeousness of it... *deep breath* I could watch that alone again and again. And have. :D

Mists of Avalon - One of my all time favorite Arthurian movies. Honestly, I don't know what to say about this. There's just so much. I'll just say I love the character of Morgaine in this. My heart breaks for her but her love for her brother, Arthur, and how strong she is...beautiful. I will readily admit, though, I want to smack Guinevere a lot during this movie.

Constantine - I just caught this the other night while I happened to be on IM with Kris Norris. I know she'll approve its inclusion on this list. (Keanu, eh, Norris?) I don't have a ton to say about this, other than I love to watch this again and again. Good vs evil, angels and demons, a wee bit of sexual tension...What's not to love?

Braveheart - I'm not a huge Mel Gibson fan, but I love this movie. I know it's not even historically accurate, but I don't care. I'm just entertained by it. Again and again. And I named one of my kids after Catherine McCormick's character, Murron, because I liked the way it sounded. Though I changed the spelling a bit. :) 

Lord of the Rings trilogy (that counts as one, right? :D) - No shocker that I like the movies as these are some of my favorite books. I'm fairly certain this is going to show up on Gwen's list. She has mad love for Viggo/Aragorn. And I appreciate that...AND HIM. But for some reason, I go against all my usual preferences and find myself totally digging to Legolas. 
I don't know what it is. I don't usually go for blonds (and I do think Orlando Bloom is fine when when he is not rocking the long blond wig). Apparently this fictional dude and Bradley James are the exception to my rule. 

Monty Python and the Holy Grail - OMG, the love I have for this movie knows no bounds. Just watch it, if you've never seen it. Watch it again, if you've seen it before. 

And I'm going to leave it there. Because I'm cracking the hell up over the Holy Grail quotes and I think I'm going to go watch the movie again. :-D

I can't wait to see the other ladies' lists.  I *know* Labyrinth will be on Bron's list... I've just witnessed her horror that I've never seen it. I don't know why... It's on my Netflix queue/list and has been for some time, but I've just never watched. She is now plotting to rectify this grievous offense on my part. :) 

Until next week!


  1. Help! Help! I'm being repressed! (I think this is my favorite part of the entire movie!) :D

    OMG - I can't believe I didn't list A Royal Affair!!! What is *wrong* with me!? And Mists! *so much shame*

  2. Of course, I had LofR!! And of course I mentioned Viggo/Aragorn and had a picture . . . of two. :-) I knew you would mention Pride & Prejudice. If I know nothing else about you, I would know that. :-)

  3. I didn't mention LOTR...I thought everyone would know it was a given for me since I bring it up all the time anyway.

  4. I whole heartedly approve of Constantine... of Keanu in general. The man. The voice. Those eyes. That hair... Okay. And OMG... The Holy Grail... the troll bridge scene. The killer rabbit. Fucking hilarious. And again, I missed LoR... so shameful.

  5. LOTR, Constantine and Braveheart are the only ones I've seen. LOL :)