Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Number 68

[after getting hit in the crotch with a soccer ball by Toby] Oh. Right. OWW! OH, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD! IT BURNS! - Viola (as Sebastian)

On one for my many visits to Courtney's house I arrived just as the movie She's The Man was ending. Settling down in the family room I watched and laughed as Sebastian proves he's a guy and Viola proves she's a girl. It was all very entertaining, I forgot how funny that movie can be. Of course, Courtney's memorizing powers don't stop with song lyrics, she knew all of the words to the movie! (which doesn't annoy me as much as the lyrics thing) But when looking up quotes I found one from the memorable ball in crotch scene. Ah, a classic. Makes me laugh just thinking about it.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Number 69

"As Miss Golightly was saying before she was most rudely interrupted..." - Holly Golightly

Tess, if I wasn't for you them Hannah, Courtney, Gretchen and I wouldn't have ever seen Breakfast At Tiffany's. You convinced me to watch it during a sleepover and then I got Gretchen, Hannah, and Courtney to agree to watching it (upside down hulk!) and history was made. It's such a wonderful story, and Audrey Hepburn did a marvelous job. This movie changed the way movies were made and the way women were looked at on the big screen. Good girls didn't have to play good girls, they could play call girls and sleep with more then one man in the same movie. And the little black dress made a come back! Even now, who can't adore a black dress? 

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Number 70

"If we bring a little joy into your humdrum lives, it makes us feel as though our hard work ain't been in vain for nothin'. Bless you all." - Lina Lamont

You truly must be living under a rock if you haven't seen Singin' In the Rain. The best musical ever made, and that's a fact. In ninth grade Mom (for some reason) put a note in my lunch that had a reference towards the quote (above) and (of course) Nora got it right away (her being so cultured and all) but poor little Ragan was left with a confused look on her face. Don't feel to bad for her, I fixed it right up by inviting her over for a showing. We've (Gretchen and I) have introduced many people to this amazing movie. Just ask Wendy, four years later and she's still singing the songs. (just not in the rain)

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Number 71

"Well, if you win, you beat up a girl. If you lose, you got up beat up by two girls." - Joan Jett

After watching The Runaways (the story of the teenage girl rock band that made it big and then fell apart) yesterday I walked up stairs and downloaded Cherry Bomb and I Love Rock N' Roll onto my ipod. While they were loading I dug out my pok-a-dot high heeled shoes. Those paired with my dark tight jeans and bright red I Love Tokyo shirt made me feel like a runaway. So for a good half an hour I traipsed around the house trying to act like a rock star to no avail. I don't know what that movie did to me, but Dakota and Kirstin are sublime, I highly recommend it.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Number 72

"Stern, if this factory ever produces a shell that can actually be fired, I'll be very unhappy." - Oskar Schindler

I ended up watching Schindler's List (thank you so very much Mikaela!) during the week we were watching really gruesome World War 2 movies in history. Saying I was drained after I watched this 3 1/2 hour movie would be an understatement. I laughed and cried, but mostly cried during those hours I sat watching it. Then when I emerged from my bedroom my whole family was upset I had seen it. Apparently I would be 'emotionally drained' from the experience, but what they obviously don't know is that the movie is supposed to send a good message. Schindler saved eleven hundred Jews from death, I'd say that's a happy ending.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Peas Are Green

Have you ever noticed that people have the same pet peeves? No, I'm serious. Think about it, what are the big pet peeves that people whine about?
  1. The word 'pet peeve'
  2. The word 'moist'
  3. Receptive sounds
  4. Reading over their shoulders
What is your pet peeve? I know mine is when people talk to you from outside the dressing room, and it's only the dressing room not the bathroom, that's fine. And it can be the lady asking if it's all okay or it can be my mom. (Hello, I'm dressing I don't really want to talk to you!)


Number 73

"Is now the two hours' traffic of our stage" - News Reporter

"I think it's funny that you have the opening sonnet memorized." Tekla says after I quote the opening to Romeo + Juliet. It's my favorite part, what can I say. In 14 lines Shakespeare tells you what happens in the entire play, ingenious. I also like how they modernized the play, in the way of looks, but kept the words. And I guess having Leo in it doesn't hurt.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Number 74


Rachel Hanson: PMS?
Tom: What do you know about PMS?
Rachel Hanson: More then you, Tom.

The writer of (500) Days of Summer is amazing. A film that has intelligent dialogue, such as above, and a lovely little story to go along. Sure, Summer didn't handle the situation very well, but it's all about the story. I want to make a movie like this, the cinematography is so different compared to the movie in theaters today and the 'mood' changes, from the story to daydreams, to french movies. It's so cool. It draws you in. And the little sister is to die for, she's giving her older brother advice. I also kinda have a star crush on Joseph Gorden-Levitt (Tom) ever since I saw him do the Make 'Em Laugh dance in SNL. Leo better watch out, he has competition.


And a little Han Sol action >>LINK<< I just love music sequences. (please Courtney!)


(aww sad)

Homer Knew Best

I'd never detain you here too long, Telemachus,
not if your heart is set on going home.
I'd fault with another host, I'm sure,
too warm to his guests, too pressing or too cold.
Balance is best in all things. It's bad either way,
spurring the stranger home who wants to linger,
holding the one who longs to leave - you know,
'welcome the coming, speed the parting guest!'


-Menelaus from The Odyssey (homer) pg 321 Book 15 (the prince sets sail for home)


I really couldn't tell you why, but I like this quote, a lot.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Number 75

"That's good work, Angus. I knew you had some balls in those Underoos." - Hartman Hughes


All About Steve seems like a romantic comedy, but what it really is, is a movie about finding who you are and being fine with it. Mary is a crossword maker at a city wide newspaper who thinks she has fallen in love with Steve, a camera operator for CCN news station. Mary follows Steve (with the help of Steve's two co-workers) across country and makes some wonderful friends along the way. While walking along in her red boots she gives people friendly advice and compares crosswords to real life because crosswords are the most spectacular fun a person can have without passing out.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Not 77, but 76

"Well, the little guy was kinda funny-lookin'." - Hooker

After reading Meghan's blog yesterday I got it in my mind to watch Fargo. It just so happened that Gretchen wanted to rent a movie while we were out getting groceries and I saw the movie in Blockbuster, but I didn't rent it, nor did I buy it. Gretchen was set against it, Dad found it entertaining that I wanted to see it. So, today after watching our two movies Gretchen and I were playing around with the Apple TV (afore mentioned in the post iwantawhat?) and ended up renting, via itunes, Fargo. Gretchen quite enjoyed it, and the same for me as well, there. (<--- lol)

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Number 77

 "Listen guys, there are plenty of successful people who didn't go to college. Albert Einstein. You know? Pocahontas never went to college. Corey Feldman and Corey Haim; they had a great run. Both Lewis and Clark. Suzanne Somers. Bono." - Bartleby

I remember watching Accepted at Courtney's birthday party a few years ago. After watching the most depressing movie ever (yea it was so depressing that I'm not even going to say the name, or maybe I forgot it...) we watched this comedy. Dude, Justin Long can talk really fast. You know I've always wanted to know somebody who makes fake Id's. He's kinda' the Ferris Bueller of the twenty-frist century.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Number 78

"Is that supposed to be me? Or is that, like, Fat Albert or somebody?" - Holbrooke

After watching Date Night it ended a bad day in a good way. Mom, Dad, Gretchen, and I were laughing so hard. Tina Fay and Steve Carell are a good acting team.

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Friday, August 20, 2010

Number 79


"I'm in survival mode right now, and I want us to get to a familiar place, and right now, I feel like that's my van." - Nikolia Wolf

After hearing some interesting conversations between Meghan and Tessa, Courtney and I finally watched Jennifer's Body (thank you Meghan) and I have to say, the lines are very quotable. I should know because I'm like god.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Number 80

"Well, I'm a nail technician and I think we both ought to just stick to what we know." - Brenda

My little cousins (Renae and Choochy) watched Juno last year while we were at the cabin. The outcome was quite funny. First off, my aunt and uncle were angry at Mom for letting them watch it, to which she responded "if you didn't want them to watch it then you can stay out at the lake with a cabin full of kids." The second, neither of them thought it was good, apparently they didn't get it. So, no worries their innocence wasn't compromised.


*I'm gonna' start doing this 100 movies a little differently, just give you the reason why I like it not the run down of the movie like I have been doing, maybe it will be more interesting for Courtney and I'll be posting non-movie post too.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I Need Some Sleep

I had a wonderful week, true I am wiped out, but it was great seeing Tekla and Choochy (aka Chisana). This little video basically sums up what we did for fun. Listened to Chooch sing along to the music while her head phones were on. (plus some Gilms, which for thoes of you who don't know is Gilmore Girls)

video

The song is from Shrek 2, it's called I Need Some Sleep.

Number 81

"I'd just as soon kiss a Wookiee." - Princess Leia

Star Wars, my what fun. My personal favorite is Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (the whole 'I am your father' thing). Which is either number two or number five, it depends on the way you look at it. I know it looks stupid now, but back then it was amazing the kind of stuff George Lucas (the director/writer) was able to do. It's thanks to him that we have Pixar, so the next time you watch [insert favorite Pixar movie here] think about Star Wars. How come it's 'rare' to find a girl that likes Star Wars? Seriously? It's not like there's a depletion of us on the planet. I guess it just really turns guys on....Whatever, not even that can stop me for enjoying this lovely movie.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Number 82

"Prodigious!" - Roy

Most of the movies we (students) watch in science classes are extremely boring. Not October Sky, this movie made me grab ahold of Mr.Luke's wooden chairs and wait for the end. When a movie makes you shiver, that's a good sign. That's exactly what this one made me do, I think it's amazing how far they were able to go because of one guys dreams, kinda' makes me think anything is possible. I also love each of the four boys, they all bring something unique to the table and it makes them even more lovable. (side note, the guy on the far left looks so much like Nora's older brother Reid) I never thought I would enjoy a movie about science as much as I enjoyed this one. I guess it just goes to show you, anything can be made interesting.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Number 83

"Congratulations. I'll send you out with a shot gun a lot more." - Ruby

Cold Mountain is one of the best book to movie, movies ever. It does the book justice, which is shown by it's many awards/nominations. It was also one of the first movies to ever be edited on Final Cut, which is the software I use for my movies. I think that's very cool, especially because it made it to the Oscars. ReneƩ Zellweger does a wonderful job on Ruby, almost exactly how I pictured it. The music is especially erie, which gives it a mood that draws you in and doesn't let you go until the end. I'm a sucker for bluegrass and anything having to do with Allison Krauss, I was just raised that way so maybe that's why I love the music so much. In all I have to give the director credit, he did an amazing job.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Number 84

 "Just put 'em the wash; they'll be grand." - Declan

I like Leap Year so much that I have it quoted on my quote list (sidebar). It's the same quote as above mostly because it's just so funny in the movie, but if you haven't seen it then it's kinda' lost on you. Like most quotes from movies you haven't seen.....I also figured out what to name my laptop after seeing this movie, Louie. After the Louis Vuitton suitcase she lugged all over Ireland. I also have to give Amy Adams credit, she has been in a lot of different rolls, but she dose an amazing job in each of them. True, this movie isn't a prime example because her character isn't well rounded, but she still gives her best effort. Plus the Irish accents are to die for, Gretchen even loved them and she hates the Irish.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Number 85

"And to think that in some countries these dogs are eaten." - Buck

Most of the characters in Best In Show annoy me, but it's because they do their part so well. They each play a 'pageant dog mom' and show the different types of people that own these pure bread dogs. It's basically the behind the scenes of the top dog show. I'm not a huge dog person (as many of you might know) but I really enjoyed this movie. It's a bit off the beaten track and has some of the weirdest things happen between the opening and closing credits, but I think anyone could love it. At times you want to strangle the characters, but then you also want to jump into the TV and hug them. My favorite is Harlan Pepper and his Bloodhound Hubert, the actor is also the write/director which makes him that much more awesome. Even the commentators are portrayed magnificently, the two most opposite people the world could make are forced to comment on dogs....it just makes the movie.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Number 86

"Why the hell didn't you make him finish school?!" - Indiana Jones

On a car trip to Pierre, South Dakota Renae, Gretchen, and myself watched all three Indiana Jones movies. We finished the third one just as we pulled into my families driveway. It was a very dramatic car ride. Mom said we kept on gasping and yelling at the screen. I remember how uncomfortable it was. Still, I fell in love with the story. It's not normal (at lest these days) to have an original screen play. I thought (unlike many fans) that the fourth movie was good, it wrapped up Indy's life quite nicely. Okay, so here'a a challenge, hum the Indiana Jones theme and then hum the Star Wars theme. Not as easy as it seems.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Number 87

"It ain't 'you all', it's 'y'all'!" - Carter

Is it sad that I didn't see Rush Hour until a year and a half ago? And it was only because I had an asian themed birthday party. Sad? Yep. At least I was sane enough to fall in love! I can see why Nora was so appalled that I had never seen the movies. Both Carter and Lee are so lovable as they dance to 'War' and teach each other special skills. Oh! It makes me want to watch it again, or at least listen to the song. I know it's a bit racist, but I think the movie does it in a way that makes it funny and not offensive, which is something to applaud. Besides, who can't love Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan?

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Number 88

"Of course you can! Everything in this room is eatable, even I'm eatable! But that is called 'cannibalism,' my dear children, and is in fact frowned upon in most societies." - Willy Wonka

This movie may in fact raise me a few thousand points (as Meghan so humbly put it) because I put it on my count down. I distinctly remember popping Charlie and the Chocolate Factory into the portable DVD player during a long car ride and then silently celebrating that we were pulling into a gas station because I could quench my chocolate hunger. No, seriously, don't you get a chocolate craving when you watch this movie? I sure do. It's nice that the movie stays close to the book (it seems they never do these days) and that it's updated, like the Mike Tv character to be a video game fanatic. And the Umpa Lumpas don't let us down.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Number 89





"Listen to you. Desperately asking me if you sounded desperate?" - Mike

I don't know how many times I saw the commercial for The Ugly Truth. I can still remember it, that shows you how much TV I watch. Gretchen and I ended up watching it on OnDemand, and we were quoting it for the next few days. It's surprisingly unique and I think Gerard Butler does a good job, even though his american accent isn't the best, his looks make up for it. Of course it's a normal romantic comedy, but it's not quite as predictable, true they get together in the end, but it seems a lot less tacky. The only downfall to this would be how.....sexual it can be, but if you're like me it won't be a problem.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Number 90

"Napoleon, don't be jealous that I've been chatting online with babes all day" - Kip

It's all thanks to Susan (my aunt) that we were able to see Napoleon Dynamite before the general public became obsessed. She had a skill of finding movies that were unknown just before they became a house hold name. It's quite amazing how popular this little movie became. It had a budget of practically nothing, but it became a must see movie. Not only do each of the actors do an amazing job, but they are each distinct and original. Think of Rex Quando, Kip, Uncle Rico, even the principle of the school. They each make me giggle thinking about some of the stupid things they do, and their are so many funny lines to quote. Defiantly a feel good movie (who couldn't love Pedro?) that makes you want to get up and dance with Napoleon!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Number 91

"I'm sorry, Emily. I had to wait three hundred years for a virgin to light a candle." - Thackery Binx

Hocus Pocus. Meghan says more to herself then to Courtney and I. Then she laughs. Thanks Meghan....thanks. There are three reasons why I like this movie. 1) It's one of the only halloween/scary movies that doesn't freak me out. 2) I absolutely love the 'i put a spell on you' song that the three witches do. and 3) Sean Murray who plays Timothy McGee in NCIS plays Binx, the black cat. Come on, who couldn't love a movie with him in it? I also really like how they did the whole 300 years later thing, I like when they do that in movies...plus the quote above!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Number 92

"Aren't people from Arizona supposed to be like, really tan?" - Jessica

The world wide phenomenon that half of the world hates. Let me explain myself. I like the books okay, their kinda dry and she puts absolutely no description in them which makes them a quick, dull read. The movie has some of the worst acting I have ever seen, I don't want to sound rude, but it was going great until they decided to talk. (the only good actor is Charlie) The cinematography is amazing, and the clothes they wear! (Let me say this right now, Bella stole Meghan's look, totally not cool.) My favorite part is right at the beginning when the song Full Moon comes on and you are seeing an ariel (birds eye) view of some Washington mountains. The music is really good, probably the best part of the whole movie, I only listen to the music when it's raining, ya know the whole 'Forks' feel. The director did a wonderful job and I even read her directors diary book, which I think only a person like me would find entertaining. The camera angles give me the shivers and also make me a little envious, I wish I could do something like that, but just with better actors.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Number 93

"Yes, it's lovely, dear, lov...Good Heavens, child! You can't go in that." - Fairy Godmother

When Gretchen was little she would spend hours in front of the TV laughing her head off at Gus-Gus in Disney's animated Cinderella. Still to this day every time Gretchen sees that part in the movie she just can't stop laughing. As you may have assumed Cinderella is Gretchen's Disney princess (because we all have one, and if not then you were truly never a child) and her favorite children's movie. The reason I like it? It's amazing the kind of animation Disney was able to pull off in 1950 and it makes girls heart swell knowing that if a maid could find her happily ever after, then nothing is impossible.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Number 94

"Hi, I'm Poot and this is my hetero life mate, Frank." - Poot

I think it was Wendy who first introduced me to the movie Stick It and the first time I watched it I loved it. Not only does the movie have ample opportunity to make fun of gymnasts, they also have intelligent girl fights, if that makes sense. What girl doesn't like seeing other girls look like idiots? And what guy doesn't like looking at girls in leotards? It's a win-win if you ask me, perfect movie date. The two guy friends are my favorite part even though they have little screen time, I can't help but love them. The movie even has a message in the end after all of the crap that goes on during the middle. Not something many movies like this can pull off and it makes me appreciate gymnasts just a little more then usual.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Number 95

"I think I just saved your life. No need to thank me, you should just start listening to me." - Cassie

A few weeks left of school and Courtney wants us to think. I can't imagine why she would want to smash our maxed out minds even more by watching Push, which I've never seen and never plan to, but I smile and agree with everyone else. Wahoo, a movie that makes you think. To my surprise my brain does not turn to gel and I really enjoyed it. Sure, I think to get a grasp of what's going on you need to watch it a million times or you need somebody who has to explain things as you watch it, thank goodness for Courtney. Still it's one of the most action packed movies I have ever seen and despite the confusing parts the script is written brilliantly. I can see why Courtney loves it so much.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Number 96

"Oh, that's not swearing. They came out of the sinful category an age ago!" - Delysia

Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day is serious, funny, intelligent, and racy all bundled up into one movie. The moment I walked out of the theater I couldn't stop thinking about it, and if it's a good movie you think about it after the credits roll. Miss Pettigrew and her new found friend, Delysia, find themselves in tons of crazy predicaments which, thanks to Miss Pettigrew, they quickly scurry out of. The costumes are to die for (especially Delysia's) and the whole tone of the movie is carried in a graceful manner that allows it to look modern and yet look like it popped out of the late 1940's. There is just no way not to fall in love immediately when you sit down to watch this amazing movie. 

Monday, August 2, 2010

Number 97

"Hey. I could look at myself naked." - Fred

A longtime animated series turned into an interesting movie. Scooby-Doo has been on Gretchen's birthday cake and we have both memorized the theme songs to its many tv shows, we're big fans. The live action movie, Scooby Doo, didn't let us down. It was funny, and Scooby looked real! Which was the biggest accomplishment for the movie. The characters are played by a wonderful cast, and the fact that Sarah Michelle Geller and Freddie Prinze Jr. (Daphne & Fred) are real life husband and wife just makes it that much more adorable.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Number 98

"Okay, you know what? I don't feel protected. You try living for 15 years thinking that you're one person, and then in five minute, you find out you're a princess. Just in case I wasn't enough of a freak already, let's add a tiara! " -Mia

This little movie made every little girl wish they were a princess who happened to live in Seattle. The Princess Diaries is a classic movie, which is an accomplishment because it is still relatively new. The set, especially the house/firehouse where Mia and her mom live is filled to the brim with things to look at. The cast fits perfectly into each of their rolls and I especially love the queens driver/secret service man and the romance between them. It really gives girls hope that even though you may think your not a princess doesn't mean you aren't one at heart, which is why I just can't stop watching it.