my three favorite movies
(i'm all about caps locked this week)
the parent trap1961
Hayley Mills plays twins who, unknown to their divorced parents, meet at a summer camp. Products of single parent households, they switch places (surprise!) so as to meet the parent they never knew, and then contrive to reunite them.
i grew up watching this movie
it was one of my moms favorites
& at every birthday party for years
we would rent it
(& karate kid)...
at some point it was
so we taped it
taking great care to cut out the commercials
(i was a pro at this by the way)
& then we watched it
(ps i still do)
if you do one thing for yourself
in your lifetime
rent this movie
it is just so funny
& it's fun to see if you can figure out how they
made the scenes with hayley & hayley in a single frame
before digital, even!
(& checking imbd
it says that they won an oscar for film editing so there you go...)
we loved this movie so much that we even taped
parent trap 2
with a grown up hayley & hayley
parent trap 3 hawaiian honeymoon
it had real life triplets in it
& maybe 2 hayleys again
i can't remember
(kate do you?)
but by this point i can imagine hayley being a little tired of
only getting to be on one half of a shot every take
& saying 'enough already!'
a few favorite lines:
'I know all there is to know about hiking & camping & woodlore'
'Congratulations. In the history of this camp, that was the most infamous, the most disgusting, the most revolting display of hooliganism we have ever had.'
'Oh yes! Don't say anything about that dear, sweet, precious Vicky! That plus-faced child bride and her electric hips! '
& the song they sing for their parents
i really think you're swell
you really ring the bell
& if you stick with me
nothing would be greater
rhyme greater & alligator
& i am a fan for life!
there is a remake too
with none other than lindsay lohan
it was released in 1998
after her first stint in rehab
but she had big things in her future!
actually & i don't know this for sure
(& that has never stopped me before)
i think she had a deal with disney because she also did remakes of
(since seeing 'christine'
when i was 18
i only watch cars with personalities when they are animated
thank you lightening mcqueen)
this movie is super cute too
& fun to see miss lindsay without
a mug shot or a stripper pole in sight...
honestly it is sweet & cute
& really fun
dennis quaid & natasha richardson
This thriller portrays the exploits of a deranged serial-killer. His twisted agenda involves choosing seven victims who represent egregious examples of transgressions of each of the Seven Deadly Sins. Two cops, an experienced veteran of the streets who is about to retire and the ambitious young homicide detective hired to replace him, team up to capture the perpetrator of these gruesome killings. Unfortunately, they too become ensnared in his diabolical plan....
(any summery that has the words
well, that's the movie for me...)
okay so i usually put this
on any list of movies that i love
it has a bit of shock value
which i don't mind saying i like
especially after the parent trap
& while i was thinking about my favorites
i went over this one in my head
because i have been kind-of returning to
the favorites things i have loved over the years
& wondering if they are still favorites
or just favorites at that time in my life
& not really the life long sort...
i think this movie remains a life long sort
so i hope you will still like me
even if i do like this movie
& am going to state the merits of it right now...
i saw this movie in the theater with brian
it came out in 1995
(fun fact: that was our first year dating)
the thing i remember from the start
is the beginning credits
for someone who loves graphic design
it was amazing
i can see it in my head right now
cool distressed flashes of text
that hooked me right away
& then the plot
i love lists
lists of favorite things
lists of what i want to do before i die
lists of stuff
to do lists
& i know that the seven deadly sins is not the list
you want to keep in your diary
but just that aspect alone
got me too...
& as the detectives figure out the pattern
& realize that there are 3 to go
really smart & amazing
plus brad & gwyneth
(i think they met on this movie
& i'm not saying that they should have ended up together
but there was something about them
all blond hair & perfect cheeks)
gwyneth is in it for like
8 minutes total
(unless you count her head only
& then she's in it for 9 minutes)
i have only seen this movie one time
just that time in the theater
but it stayed with me
in a scary way
& in a good way
after Q was born i stopped watching all of those
law & order
america's most wanted
witout a trace
(look a list!)
i would get way too scared at night
so i still don't really watch that sort of thing anymore
but i might try seven again...
also by the way
the official way to spell the title is
but i just couldn't do it
maybe if my blog was in a cooler font...
oh & i can't leave out
that kevin spacey is in this movie
at his deranged
brian & i have this joke
when he gets to choose a movie i say
'gee i wonder what's going to happen
someone is in trouble
& then a normal everyday guy comes from nowhere
& helps them
but there's a hitch
& then the fate of the world is in his hands
& then someone dies
& then someone shoots someone
& then a car crashes into another car
& then the guy almost dies
& then he says something cool & sarcastic
& then he finds his strength
& saves the world
& then kisses some girl?'
& when i chose the movie he says
'gee i wonder what will happen
a cute everyday girl
has a crush on a cad
(that's all for you brian)
or a dork or someone who is too nice
& she goes home to an empty apartment to listen to
sad FM easy listening for the over thirties
(oops sorry started channeling bridget jones instead of brian)
& then a nice guy comes along
& she doesn't like him
& he aggravates her
& there is a mix up of some sort
& she says something cute
& they fight
& she cries
& then they realize they were made for each other
& then the girl runs to the guys apartment
& sees him with another girl
& runs off before that guy can tell her
'it's my cousin trixie visiting from akron'
& then everything gets figured out
& they kiss
& a cute song plays over the credits?'
so i have a hard time narrowing this one down
it is most definitely
a movie with that sort of plot line
but which one?
you've got mail?
bridget jones' diary?
pretty in pink?
somethings gotta give?
never been kissed?
high school musical?
13 going on 30?
i just can't decide
i love them all...
so how about you?
what are your favorites?
i want to know...
now i'm off to have a