Monday, March 18, 2013

Top Ten Movie Countdown Blogfest



Here are my top ten movies, in no particular order:

1.  Henry V (Brannagh version)



2.  Mr. Smith Goes to Washington


3.  Star Trek 2009


4.  Red



5.  Roman Holiday


6.  Galaxy Quest


7.  So I Married an Axe Murderer


8.  Stargate


9.   Lethal Weapon IV


10.  Miss Potter


What movies are on YOUR list?

60 comments:

  1. So I Married an Axe Murderer... Jane stop this crazy thing... awesome... I think also Miss Potter was one of her best work and I don't normally like her.

    Jeremy [Retro-Z]
    Howlin' Wolf

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  2. Thanks Jeremy, I'm glad you stopped by. I enjoyed both your "sequels" theme and the designs at your tee shirt stop!

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  3. Miss Potter I secretly LOVED. It had such a worm feel to it, it made me feel calm and relaxed. And very entertained as well. ;)

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  4. Hey Luann, nice to meet you. 'Galaxy Quest' and Axe Murderer' two movies I love and forgot about when composing my list. I also like 'older' movies. Great list.

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  5. Galaxy Quest and Stargate - good ones! As for the Lethal Weapon franchise, I went with #1, but they're all good. :)

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  6. Oh, I loved Roman Holiday. One of my faves that I completely forgot about!
    karen

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  7. RED's on my list too - such a superb movie and Galaxy Quest so very nearly made it :). Great choices.

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  8. I still need to see Miss Potter. Excellent list. Lots of favorites on this one. :)

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  9. I've only seen a few of these. Henry V looks like one to add to my list to see.

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  10. Thanks for visiting, George! I loved that bit at the end of Miss Potter when she talks about marrying the guy and that "her mother did not approve". Loved your horror take on the list!

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  11. Welcome to the porch, farawayeyes! I like your Top Ten categories! Saves time on having to winnow a list down to 10 individual movies!

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  12. Bob, come on and pull up a chair and let's all talk movies! Absolutely gorgeous picture as the background for your blog header. Kind of beautiful, sad and spooky all at the same time!

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  13. Karen, great to see you on the porch!

    I think a lot of us are having that experience today - that of finding forgotten favorites on other peoples' lists!

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  14. Great list! I totally forgot about So I Married An Ax Murderer. "Harriet, sweet Harriet. Hard hearted harbinger of haggis." :)

    Hopping thru...
    My Answers: http://susreviews.blogspot.com/2013/03/top-ten-movie-countdown-blogfest.html

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  15. Thanks for your comment, Natasha!

    I'm loving the "honorable" mention additions in your post. It was hard to pick just ten movies!

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  16. Oh I forgot about Miss Potter - top movie. I must watch that again actually. I have it somewhere. Apart from that, your list is quite quirky! Some odd, though fn choices; movies I'd never have thought of, but recall watching with a smile on my face. :D

    shahwharton.com

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  17. I appreciate your visit, David. Yes, Miss Potter is a good movie, I recommend it. I've also added movies from your list which I have not seen to my "to be seen" list!

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  18. MJ, I appreciate your comment. Brannagh's Henry V was compared negatively with Laurence Olivier's. I've seen both, and with all due respect to Olivier's talent, I prefer the newer version.

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  19. Oh my gosh... I'm disoriented... the only one of those I've seen is Red... (I love Red, but I think this is the list I knew least)

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  20. Thanks for stopping by, Sus! As a huge fan of alliteration, that line is one of my favorites from the movie! I also liked the "small" cappuccino. And Amanda Plummer makes a great 'off the wall' character, in Axe Murderer, Pulp Fiction and an LNO:SVU episode.

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  21. I've been wanting to watch GalaxyQuest but haven't found the time. Loved Stargate too!
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  22. Great list, love Stargate and Lethal Weapon. Have never seen Roman Holiday, but enjoyed the rest.

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  23. Thanks for the visit, Hart. I agree with you, we had no movies in common. Oh, well, that's what these hops and fests are for, introducing ourselves to new people and new ideas! :O)

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  24. I appreciate your comments, Shah. Yes, there are a couple of oddballs on my list. I tried to leave a comment on your blog, and although there were many comments already there, there was no place for me to enter a name/email and it would not take a comment w/o that information. :(

    Here's the comment I tried to leave:

    Argh, I should have done this too, favorites from various genres! I didn't think of Cowboys and Aliens, which was a great movie. I would also add "Unbreakable" with Bruce Willis and Samuel Jackson.

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  25. Welcome to my porch, Nutschell. I liked the movie Galaxy Quest so much that my kids gave me the DVD one year for Mother's Day!

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  26. If it's not Scottish its crap. That is my favorite line to use in everyday conversation.

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  27. Glad to "see" you, Pat. Roman Holiday is about a princess and a news reporter. I don't want to spoil it so I'll stop there.

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  28. Thanks for your comment, Jon, I've been known to use that line, oh, now and again, in my conversations. Now working, "it's spherical, but quite pointy in parts" is a little harder to work in but makes me chuckle every time.

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  29. I loved 2009 Star Trek. I was never a fan of the series until that movie. Now I can't wait to see the new one!

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  30. Never give up; never surrender! Galaxy Quest is on its way to becoming a cult classic. It's a great movie. Thanks for following. :)

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  31. Red is a fun movie with a great cast! I don't think I've ever seen Roman Holiday, but it also has a wonderful cast. Thanks for reminding me to be on the lookout for it! Nice to meet you through the blogfest, and I appreciate the follow!

    Julie

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  32. I love Roman Holiday and Stargate, too. Awesome movies. Great to meet you, LuAnn :)

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  33. Star Trek and Galaxy Quest - good combination. And Red has turned up on several lists today.
    Thanks for participating in my blogfest!

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  34. STARGATE! Great movie to start a great TV series=) Excellent choices!

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  35. I love any movie with Jimmy Stewart in it. And, Ax murderer, good one, too.

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  36. Oh, you've got a couple great ones that I forgot. RED is a favorite of mine. And A Roman Holiday is a wonderful classic.

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  37. I'd forgotten about Galaxy Quest! Fun movie. :)

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  38. OMG, So I Married an Axe Murderer - love that one. Mike Myers is classic!

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  39. OMG, "So I Married An Axe Murderer!"

    WO!
    WO-MAN!
    WOOOOOO-MAN!!!!!

    Love it. :-D

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  40. Thanks for your visit Adriana. Always glad to know a Stargate fan!

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  41. Some of those movies take me way back. Kudos on Roman Holiday. I love anything Audrey!

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  42. Glad to have you on the porch, M.J. Trekkies unite! :)

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  43. Michael, welcome to my blog! Oooh, if Galaxy Quest is a cult favorite, can we show it at midnight at the movies and have people come dressed up as their favorite character? :p

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  44. Great to meet you too, Julie! Blazing Saddles, I will stay up late to watch that one! :) And I've seen Life is Beautiful on a couple of lists today so that one is definitely on my to-see list!

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  45. Oh, "M" (that sounds so James Bond, doesn't it?), I love just about any movie where Charlton Heston is without a shirt - Planet of the Apes, The Ten Commandments etc etc.

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  46. Thanks so much for your visit, Alex. You must have been crazy busy today. I've had loads of fun and written more comments on more blogs today than I ever have. Now I'm tired! *LOL*

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  47. Thanks, Kathleen! I liked the movie Stargate somewhat more than the series, but not using James Spader in the series probably had something to do with that!

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  48. Yes, Sydney, Jimmy was one of the greats!

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  49. Thanks for commenting, LD! That's part of the fun of having a bunch of people participate in a Top 10 blogfest, not only do you get to learn things about your festmates, but the others will probably remember ones you've forgotten!

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  50. Thanks for your visit, Laura. Yup, Galaxy Quest rocks...if I ever get done making comments on blogs today I'm going to treat myself to watching it!

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  51. I hear you, Trish. Ever since the "Scottish Store" sketches on SNL, I've been a Mike Meyers fan. One of my favorite lines...

    "Scotch is a drink; Scots are a people. But we're BOTH quite tasty!"

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  52. Oh Mina, I am so glad you stopped by. I had tried to put the Big Reveal blogfest graphic on my Photobucket, but couldn't access the site earlier. Now it is all taken care of an on my blog.

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  53. Great picks. Galaxy Quest is such a camp classic!

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  54. Henry the V, the Kenneth Brannagh version! I love that version of that play. it has to be my favourite of all.

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  55. so i married an axe murder...wow, totally remember that fun one!! new follower from the hop!

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  56. I didn't get to see Miss Potter. Maybe I'll rent that one. Good list!

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  57. I LOVED Stargate when it first came about. The movie was brilliant but I feel like it's been overshadowed by the series which some episodes I've found quite painful to watch. :3

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  58. I haven't seen any of these classics. Thanks for providing the list.
    Loubna from tajoon.com following you back.

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  59. Glad to have you on "The Porch", Loubna! What are some of your favorite movies?

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