Monday, March 18, 2013

Top Ten Movies Countdown Blogfest

Ninja Captain Alex Cavanaugh is hosting the "Top Ten Movies Countdown Blogfest".  It's the easiest blogfest ever!

Rules:  List your top ten favorite movies!

I am literally going to do it in a countdown, so starting with.... (though they are not in correct order, maybe close)

10.  "The Emperor's New Groove"
A seriously under appreciated movie!  Kuzco turns into a llama and has to be rescued by the peasant Pacha, whose village he wants to destroy, and avoid the evil Yzma (who scarily resembles Voldemort) and her idiot companion, Kronk.  Seriously, hilarious.

9.  "The Little Mermaid"
My favorite childhood movie. I always wanted to be a mermaid.  Ariel rescues the dashing prince Eric and sings to him, she loves him and they have to be together. So she trades her voice for a pair of legs, things go down and the prince falls in love, kinda.  But then the sea witch Ursula fakes legs and gets attacked by dolphins, crabs, starfish, and the dog, Max.  In the end, Ariel gets Prince Eric.  Don't get it?  Watch the movie.

8.  "The Chronicles of Narnia" Series
Yes, if I had a wardrobe I would probably have tried to crawl into it.  I love these stories!  I read them when I was a kid.  I love Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy's adventures in the magical land of Narnia with the awesome lion, Aslan, who is voiced by Liam Neeson.  And Peter is pretty easy on the eyes. :)

7.  "Les Miserables"
Wolverine is chased by Gladiator for 18 years. In the meantime, Wolverine will fire then save the life of Mia Thermopolis. She dies. Wolverine adopts her daughter, Sophie from Bellatrix and Borat. Sophie falls in love with Colin Clark, a student/freedom fighter with Kinda Cute Random Guy. Another girl, Eponine nurses an unrequited love for Colin Clark and tries to get his attention. She dies. Kinda Cute Random Guy dies. In the meantime, Wolverine saves Colin Clark and the Gladiator dies. Colin Clark and Sophie marry. Wolverine dies. And this is all sung.  Though in all honestly, I love the story of redemption and I sing all the songs loudly in my car.  I do.  Honestly.

6.  "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" 
Not many people like this one about other two. (I don't count the new one. Shia LeBouf stinks.)  Indiana, Short Round, and the crazy night club singer he kidnaps, Willie.  There's some saving of children and a guy rips out Indy's heart. Don't worry - he puts it back. Indiana Jones saves the day, shirtless for part of the movie.  Yum, young Harrison Ford... :)

5.  "Harry Potter" Series
Harry, Ron, and Hermione fight the evil Voldemort on a quest to kill everyone and also find a new nose so he can have plastic surgery.  They kill lots of creatures, and lots of people die.  Really, the number of dead characters is kinda scary and very sad.  And then Harry sleeps with Ron's sister and they have babies.  Also, Ron and Hermione have dorky red head babies.  

4.  "The Avengers"
From Joss Whedon, god of all nerds, comes the movie blockbuster which finally unites the world's greatest superheros that Marvel still has the rights to.  The ultimate two hours geek fantasy that blinds all nerds from admitting any actual criticism.  Witness Iron Man fixing a spaceship for twenty minutes, the thrill of generic aliens on jet ski's, and the confusing power of the Tesseract. A movie so fulfilling you will forget the first twenty five minutes are kinda boring.  The bromance of Bruce and Tony.  Also, Captain America's butt.  It is amazing.  Seriously, LOVE this movie!  The nerd in me is so in love with this movie!!

3.  "Hocus Pocus"
Some might question why this beat "The Avengers", but it does.  I'm in love with Hocus Pocus.  I watch it all year round.  Thackery Binx gets turned into a cat by three evil witches. They are hung, but vow to come back when a virgin lights the black flame candle. Kinky?  300 years later, Max lights the candle to impress a girl, Allison and oops, the witches are back - determined to live forever by stealing the youth from all the children in Salem! Creepy. Max, Allison, Dani (Max's spunky little sister) and Thackery (who cannot die) have to save the day!  Seriously, if you have never seen this movie I will put a spell on you and make you watch it!!!  Also, Sean Murray (who plays Timothy McGee in my favorite TV show NCIS) is Thackery Binx. I've had a crush on him for years. :)

2.  "The Goonies"
A bunch of rag-tag dorky kids after the treasure of One Eyed Willy. Mikey and his band of friends are in search of pirate treasure to save their homes from the mean people wanting to put a golf course where their homes are.  Mikey, Brand, Mouth, Chunk, Data, Andy, and Stef are on a crazy goonie adventure with booby-traps, skeletons, and being chased by the Fratellis (really dumb criminals).  There is swashbuckling excitement and quotes which will have you repeating them over and over until you seem crazy to friends and family!  It's an older movie, but LOVE!  Also, Sean Astin plays Mikey....

Which takes us to my favorite #1 movie!!!!

1.  "The Lord of the Rings" Trilogy
I could seriously do an entire blogpost on this alone!  Four hobbits, two men, a dwarf, an elf, and a wizard set off to destroy an evil ring and keep it away from the eye from the Red Eye commercials, Sauron.  Not to be confused with Saruman who is an evil wizard.  Love the movies and the books!  So many beautiful quotes and a great story of the ages!  I love Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn.  Also, I have a dream to visit New Zealand someday because of this. 

Which also leads me to announce my theme for the "2013 A to Z Challenge".... (fake drum roll)

Awesome Nerd-ness

Don't know what that means.... you'll have to find out in April. :)

Thanks for reading about my Top 10 Favorite movies!!  Did any of your favorites make my list?? :)


  1. Love all of these! LOTR was no. one on my list, too. :)

  2. Yay for LOTR and The Avengers and Harry Potter!

    I always forget about The Emperor's New Groove but when I'm reminded of it, I remember how funny it is.

  3. THE EMPEROR'S NEW GROOVE!!! Oh my gosh I remember watching that movie when I was really little and I LOVED IT!! Really have to see that one again. And you have amazing movie choices. Just sayin. I love ALL of those(:

  4. yes and yes... don't tell anyone, i can sing all of the mermaid songs.... shhhhh!

    Jeremy [Retro-Z]
    Howlin' Wolf

  5. My wife loves Hocus Pocus and I think I've seen it a million times, just watching it with her. Cute film, though. Great list, as well :)

  6. Goonies! YES! I have much lover for your choices. :)

  7. Nerd-ness! Looking forward to that! :)

  8. I loove all the movies in your list!

  9. I LOVE Temple of Doom!! I hope you had a great St. Patrick's Day!!

  10. None of my faves made your list, but I am a fan of several on yours.

  11. Great choices! :D Lord of the Rings was on my list. And The Emperor's New Groove is hilarious. :D

  12. Awesome choices! I love seeing The Goonies there.

  13. Avengers and LOTR - very cool! Narnia would be in my top twenty.
    Thanks for participating in my blogfest!

  14. Love the Avengers and forgot all about Hocus Pocus that is a great one too.

  15. I love Les Miserables as well! Love the soundtrack, especially "I Dreamed a Dream" and "One Day More". It's a briliant film, but didn't make my list.

  16. The Emperors new groove! There was a time when I could quote that movie word for word. I can't believe I didn't pick that. great choices :)

  17. Excellent choices! Emperor's New Groove is one of my all time favourite Disney movies :) Beware the groooooove!


  18. Great list of movies, except for Harry Potter. I don't know why, but for me HP is like a sleeping pill.

  19. Great choices! I love, love Little Mermaid. One of the great parts about having kids is getting to relive the great Disney movies (I listed The Lion King in my list).

    I haven't seen Les Mis, and I can't wait to! And Raiders of the Lost Ark made me fall further in love with Han Solo... oops, Harrison Ford.

    Such a fun blogfest!

  20. The Goonies!! Surprised that hasn't been featured on more lists. One of the all time greats.

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  22. Awesome list. :) You have several of my favorites up there too!

  23. Just dropping by from the blog hop to say you've got an awesome list! :3

  24. Finally got to your blog - nice movie list :) Glad to see The Little Mermaid there, I LOVE Disney.