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Monday, December 09, 2013

Favourite movies

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Kickin'It Old Skool, Day 9
"Let's share some of our favourite movies!"

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At first I didn't want to see the movies of my all-time favourite book. In my humble opinion it could never ever do justice to the book of this brilliant author. Then other genuine Tolkien-(book!)fans posted positive reviews, so I got curious. And I won tickets for the Dutch premiere of part two... Long story short: I've seen them all, loved them, got all the extended versions on dvd. :) Although I still have some pet peeves about how things from the book ended up in the movie, I'm a fan of the movies.
I've seen the first Hobbit-movie and it looks like that's going to be a great trilogy too, but i'm not completely sure yet. :)

And there's another favourite: Star Trek! I'm not a huge fan of the Original series, but I like the movies with the original series cast. I love the movies with The Next Generation. The last two movies with the younger Kirk & friends are good too. I would have loved a Deep Space Nine or a Voyager movie, or both, or all together!

In general I like fantasy, SF, action, history, horror, adventure, thriller, detective and lots more. I'm not a fan of what marketing snobs keep calling 'women's movies' and of comedy, although there are always exceptions.
Some random titles of movies I like: The Green Mile, Ghost, Pearl Harbor, Robin Hood, Titanic, X-men, but also Monty Python, Tristan & Isolde, The Wicker Man, Practical Magic, Dances With Wolves, and a lot of classics and cult-movies. Too many to list, different genres. I'm sure I'll think of 20 other movies I could have mentioned once I hit the publish-button....

8 comments:

  1. Hi Tink - I see what you mean about liking similar movies. LOTR is an awesome epic and while not 100% faithful to the books, is far more than I ever thought could be done in a movie (who knew there would be 3 movies?). And I am a huge Trekkie but in the end, no one movie stood out for me (except perhaps Wrath of Kahn). Like you, I actually like the Next Generation movies and wish they'd have done a Deep Space Nine - I loved the mix of politics and religion in that particular iteration of Star Trek. Nice list!

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  2. I don't usually like women's movies either but if it is a good comedy I will enjoy it. I don't go to the movies much - maybe that is something I should change.

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  3. now that my post is up I am thinking about so many more great movies.. I love all of Tom Hanks movies. The Green Mile was on my list but I had to edit it down to ten.
    I loved Ghost too but again....had to edit

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  4. I was unsure whether I'd like the LOTR movies as well, but they get my thumbs up. And how fun that you won tickets.

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  5. Your post reminded me of even more movies I have loved over the years, I love Monty Python, and The Green Mile

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  6. Hooray for awesome movies!! We could totally have a movie night together and hang out! :)

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  7. Ah, I like your picks! I am a big fan of the Lord of the Rings movies and of course am a huge Trekkie.

    I like a lot of cult films too, there are so many out there to enjoy! It's glad to see some Pearl Harbor love too, that one really got me.

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  8. Yes, Star Trek -- totally forgot about them! Especially the newer ones cracked me up - I loved getting to see the "young" Bones. "She left me with nothin' but my bones!" :)

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