At the Movies

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Since the Oscars was Sunday I thought I put together a few fun lists about different films, in different categories:

My Some of My favorite films: (I feel like this list changes sometimes)

  1. Pans Labyrinth 
  2. Spirited Away
  3. Amelie
  4. Wall-E 
  5. O Brother, Where Art Thou
  6. Mary and Max
  7. The Descendants
  8. Capote 
  9. Phoebe in Wonderland 
  10. District 9
  11. Frida
  12. Walk the Line
  13. 12 Years a Slave
  14. The Iron Lady
  15. The King’s Speech

Films that scare the shit out of me:

  1. My Amityville horror:  A creepy documentary that I never finished because my friend and I tried watching it at 3AM in our very dark three story house.
  2. The Troll in Central park: I had nightmares as a child that his troll would crawl up into my body. I shit you not, I would not sleep facing the side of my bed facing the wall for 8 years because of this fear.
  3. E.T. (I’m not putting a link in, a link means I have to glimpse at an image) I had a dream as a kid he tried to kill me, so I lived in fear my whole childhood of E.T. and still do.
  4. The Great Mouse Detective: Ok the movie isn’t scary, but there’s a fucking bat in it that scary as shit. Two years ago a bat ended up on my bedroom door and I touched it…full circle.

Some films I enjoy watching (there are pently more I left out)

  1. Midnight in Paris 
  2. Some Like it Hot
  3. Heathers
  4. Psycho 
  5. The Theory of Everything
  6. The Book of Eli
  7. I am Legend (The book was fucking good)
  8. The Dark Knight Rises 
  9. Frankenweenie 
  10. Sense and Sensibility 
  11. The Emperors New Groove: One of the most quoted movies when I lived with my roommates.) Ok, we mostly quoted the flea-box line.
  12. The Rescuers Down Under
  13. The Sword and the Stone: Just a silly movie to laugh at and I’m the red squirrel.
  14. Rio: I will never understand why I love this movie so much.

Films I grew up watching (over and over and over)

  1. My Neighbor Totoro: My all time watched childhood movie!
  2. Wallace and Gromit: Another cornerstone of my childhood and probably why I love cheese so much. Also, watch: A Close Shave & The Wrong Trousers
  3. Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: My mom is a huge John Candy fan. So I have seen almost every film he’s been in, over and over and over. John Candy was a large portion of my childhood movies.
  4. The Sound of Music
  5. Winnie the Pooh: Every time I see a bridge I tell my friends we should play pooh sticks and they give me the weirdest look.
  6. Charlotte’s Web 
  7. Lots of Disney movies: My mom always tells I loved to watch Sleeping Beauty and she would ask me why and I would state, “I like Maleficent.”
  8. The Neverending Story 
  9. Gay Purr-ee 
  10. The Land Before Time
  11. The Secret of NIMH: I don’t understand how this film never freaked me out.
  12. Back to the Future 
  13. Jaws
  14. Indiana Jones
  15. Ace Ventura 
  16. Lots of Client Eastwood movies: My dad is a fan of westerns…so lots of westerns.
  17. Wizard of Oz
  18. Jurassic Park
  19. Funny Girl 
  20. Homeward Bound

Weird Habit #77

I’m probably a pretty normal person. I can’t keep regular sleeping hours, I enjoy food and TV show indulgences and I can’t name each of the state capitals but I can name all the restaurants and fast food places within 25 miles of where I’m at. So I’m fairly normal I think, I hope.

But I have my own unique set of traits and quirks. One of them was in full force last night until 3AM.

I’ve been in a crappy ass mood the last few weeks and I know I’ve been the most negative person ever. I’m still stressed and I’ll always be stressed. It’s my survival strategy, or my way to get my lazy ass off the floor and to stop eating the brownie batter.

Since I have tomorrow off I rented three movies from the video store last night. Yes, the video store. my parents have been going to the same little video store since I was a little kid. The little video store always makes me smile because its such a small town thing, to have a video store still.

I watched the film The Theory of Everything. Pretty film, the images were very pretty, the continuing theme of circles, moving inward, outward and the movement of backwards to meet at a point. I enjoyed the small detail when Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) watches the others move their fingers, pictures himself picking up the pen. It’s an accurate image to portray and a different way to show being trapped.

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Then after the movie came weird habit #77. It took ahold of me like an OCD patient in a filing disaster zone. I cleaned my room. But I didn’t just clean my room because I dust and clean every other week or so. This was pulling stuff out my closet, my filing drawers and I re-organized everything. Movie ended at midnight and I stayed up cleaning and organizing until 3AM. Then I got myself off, imagined how nice it would be to have a ball gag (because I’m loud and I have to hold it in).

And then I fell asleep.

 

Some of my Favorite things that aren’t included in The Sound of Music

Some of my favorite things

  1. If I had to pick a favorite movie I would pick, Pans Labyrinth. I love the movements of the characters, the childhood escapism, and the symbolism happening with numbers and folklore of Mexico.
  2. Favorite song, “Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles
  3. I have a slight Coca-Cola & Dr. Pepper addiction
  4. I’m addicted to The Walking Dead
  5. I love to go hiking
  6. One of my favorite places to visit is Zion National Park
  7. Another favorite place of mine is the desert. I practically grew up out there because my family would go out every weekend to ride dirt bikes.
  8. I love drinking warm tea. (I love tea)
  9. Oh, soup is so comforting. I love eating soup, especially creamy soup.
  10. My favorite breed of dog is a Kerry Blue Terrier. We had one when I was very little and she was my favorite dog ever. I saw her get hit by a car when I was in kindergarten. I miss her so much.

I Cry at Dog Funerals

I have this terrible infliction, or quirk I guess? A quality one possesses and you hope others find it endearing, cute, all those fucking sweet, honey and sugar synonyms to describe a cute gal pal.

I cry when animals die. Sounds, normal right? Anyone would be sad if a puppy died, or your pet of 10 years passed away. Yeah, take it to the next level. Not only do I cry when animals die but the personification of an animal is so moving I cry. Like this short film for example:

I just cried and cried the whole damn time.

Other moments in film and TV I cried when no one else did:

  1. Two Brothers (Cried when I realized the mother tiger wasn’t dead) (Also the scene when they first showed the two different worlds the brother grew up in)
  2. When the dog Chin-Chin dies in Gilmore Girls
  3. Marley and Me (Ok i know a lot of people cried when the dog dies but my boyfriend of the time had fallen asleep half way through and woke up to me crying and was like, “whats wrong?!” Through my gasping for air I said, “Marley didn’t make it.”
  4. The 2013 Budweiser Super Bowl Ad with the guy and the horse. (Cried a whole lot)
  5. When the Dog from I am Legend dies. (I think the dog in the book is even more sad too)
  6. My Dog Skipwhen skip dies at the end.
  7. The Opening scene to Finding Nemo. The music for the opening always makes me cry too. I love that little bit of music so much!
  8. The ending to Homeward Bound!
  9. Dumbo cries for his mom. SAD! I always cry.
  10. Oh my God, when Littlefoot’s mom dies.
  11. As a child, I had an attachment to stuffed animals. I had a lot of them and struggled to give them away. You know what I thought? They wouldn’t be taken care of and they would miss me!

I’m going to stop there because I’ll just keep thinking of sad animal movies and cartoons.

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Yeah, let’s end this sad post with a sad GIF