Monday, March 18, 2013

Ninja Captain Alex's Top Ten Movie Countdown Blogfest






March 18, 2013


This is a bloghop hosted by the Ninja Captain himself, Alex J. Cavanaugh.  This is a list of my top 10 movies.  Here we go . . . 



The Long Kiss Goodnight- This is my favorite movie of all time.  Gina Davis and Samuel L. Jackson have awesome chemistry.  The story is well-developed and action packed.  If you love a movie about a spy turned teacher, turned spy again, this is the one for you.



Big Trouble in Little China- Yes, it is a cheesy karate movie with Kurt Russel and Kim Cattrall.  But I love this movie, down to the tacky and the horrible special effects.  This movie reminds me of the times I spent babysitting my little cousins in the Bronx.  I was 15 years old and my cousins were extremely hyperactive.    Good times!  So go catch it on Netflix.






The Matrix- What is real and how far the rabbit hole are you willing to go?  One of the best science fiction movies ever made.  Keanu Reeves and Lawrence Fishburne give an excellent performance.  This movie questions the human experience.  Concrete Reality vs. Surreal Virtuality.  


The Last Dragon- Another corny martial arts film that is awesome.  This is another film that I watched with my little cousins.  They loved all the martial arts films.  To this day, my cousins joke about this fim and they say "Sho-nuff!"


Independence Day- Most have seen this film.  This is film has excellent storyline and character development.  This is one of my favorite Will Smith movies (I, Robot comes a close second but not on this list because I can go on forever about all my favorites).  Many different perspectives are exhibited throughout the film and the imminent alien invasion literally hovers over their heads.




Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban- Yep, I am a Potter fan/ geek and all around know it all.  I suppose that is why I identify so strongly with Hermione Granger!  I even own a timeturner.  I suppose I love all the films with time travel.  With each book, I mean film, the overall tone becomes more dark and menacing.  Harry is developing as an adolescent and becoming a powerful wizard, with the help of his friends.  It is good against evil.  Bring it on!


The Sound of Music- Okay, don't kill me.  I know this is probably the most annoying film for my family . . . but I LOVE THIS MUSICAL!  I know every song and and all the characters and most of the dialogue.  I have loved this film since I saw for the first time at six years of age.  



The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King- Aragorn is so hot!  He kills it in this epic saga.  Need I say more.



The Chronicles of Riddick-  This is another favorite film.  While I did not like Pitch Black, because it gave me the heebie jeebies, I loved this film.  It also has great sentiment.  My husband took me to see this film on my 31st birthday.  He even had a cake in the movie theater.  I don't know where he hid it but it was a rich, chocolate mousse cake.  Good times!



Toy Story- Hands down, the best Pixar 3-D computer graphics animated film.  This was my son's favorite when he was 3 years old.  We played it every day sometimes two or three times per day.  I love the characters, the themes, and of course the sophistication of the drawings.  Love, love, love!

Well, that is all folks!  Leave a comment and go visit the other participants on the bloghop.





44 comments:

  1. Oh, good set. I will look for the Long Kiss Goodnight--sounds like my kind of movie, and I love Samuel L. Jackson.

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    1. It's an awesome movie. It has everything and is my all time favorite movie. :D

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  2. He brought the cake into the movie theater? Oh that is so sweet! I vaguely remember seeing Big Trouble in Little China but you've made me want to hunt it down and watch it again! (:

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    1. Big Trouble is like one of those B movies that you just love watching. Enjoy! I think it might be on Netflix or Crackle.

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  3. Really enjoyed Independence Day. Will Smith is a wonderful actor!

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    1. I love Will Smith especially in Men in Black. Hitch was pretty good too!

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  4. Awesome list Shaharizan. Toy Story alone takes it over the top, but Independence Day too? Great.

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    1. I know, I just love Toy Story and action films. :D

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  5. I have not heard the expression "heebie jebbies in years - possible since I left the Bronx.

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    1. Hahaha! My students say the same thing. I think I got it from them. :D

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  6. I'm very impressed by your husband's cake smuggling.

    Dave
    Dave Wrote This

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    1. Yes, it was like he pulled a rabbit out of a hat! :D

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  7. LOTR - very cool! Didn't even think about Big Trouble. Too many good films.
    Thanks for participating in my blogfest!

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    1. Your welcome! This was a lot of fun. I hope you do it next year too!

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  8. Independence Day is tops and I forgot about it! It's way to hard to choose ten - so many great movies! Great list!

    shahwharton.com

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    1. I actually had like 20 movies and whittled them down to these ten. :)

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  9. i love martial arts films no matter how corny they are. I'll have to check out the Last Dragon :)
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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    1. You are going to love The Last Dragon. :)

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  10. Yay for Harry Potter! PoA is one of my favourites out of them all! :D

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    1. I think it was the best of them by far also. :)

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  11. Some pretty interesting choices!

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  12. Awesome picks! And what a hubs to smuggle in cake for you=)

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    1. I know, he so gets brownie points for that!

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  13. Excellent list! A lot of my personal favorites are all here. It's good to meet you! :)

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    1. David, it is nice to meet you also. Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  14. RIDDICK. Love those movies. Pitch Black and Chronicals. NICE LIST!!!

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  15. We all love the Sound of Music. Just don't want to admit it.

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    1. I kind of figured there were people in the closet about this. :)

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  16. Just realized a missed a whole genre in putting together my list. Animated films. I would have to add Finding Nemo to my list. The Last Dragon is a good one to. Bruce Leroy. To funny..

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    1. Love Nemo. Just keep swimming . . . *hums melody*

      :)

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  17. I've seen many of those & love them all - I love the cheesy karate style, and cheesy anything from the '80s for the most part. :)

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    1. Those 80's films bring back so many good memories.

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  18. Quite an eclectic list, some great stuff here. Nice to meet you!

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  19. thank you for reminding me how hot vin diesel is. :D LOVED your choices...even kurt russell in his old films was awesome! new follower from the hop!

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    1. Hi Tammy. Nice to meet you! Thanks. Yeah, Vin Diesel is dreamy. :D

      Will check out yours!

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  20. I saw INDEPENDENCE DAY the day it came out - waited on line and everything. Everyone in the theater was so into it - so much fun! I like Smith in I AM LEGEND, too.

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    1. He was awesome in I Am Legend. I love most of his movies. :)

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  21. I totally forgot about Independence Day! I loved that movie even though it didn't make my top 10. :3

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    1. My son would watch it over and over again. This is Superstar. :D

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    1. Always and forever! Lawrence Fishburne was awesome in this trilogy.

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