Friday, December 30, 2011

New Year's Eve Movies to Celebrate (or Not!)

Before you bust out the champagne, horns and hats... and start counting down till 2012, here's a list of New Year's Eve movies or movie scenes to help you get in the mood. If you like to stay home on the big night and ring in the new year on your couch, then you may want to pick up a couple of these for tomorrow night. Either way, have a safe, fun and happy New Year!!! And remember, this is not an exhaustive list, so if your favorite is missing, please add it. Thanks!!!

New Year's Eve (still in theaters)
When Harry Met Sally
Ocean's Eleven (1960)
It's a Wonderful Life
Rosemary's Baby
Trading Places
About Last Night...
The Poseidon Adventure
While You Were Sleeping
Sleepless in Seattle
Bridget Jones's Diary
The Apartment
Forrest Gump
The Holiday
Sex and the City
200 Cigarettes
The Hudsucker Proxy
About a Boy
A Lot Like Love
The Cutting Edge
Money Train
The Gold Rush
Holiday (1938)
Holiday Inn
The Godfather: Part II
Strange Days
Boogie Nights
Sunset Boulevard
Out of Africa
Show Boat
An American in Paris
Made for Each Other
Are We There Yet?
Rumor Has It
Hide and Seek
Blackboard Jungle
Chaos Theory
Jaws: The Revenge
Little Caesar
Love Ranch
The Quickie
The Roaring Twenties
More American Graffiti
Assault on Precinct 13
P.S. Your Cat Is Dead

Monday, December 26, 2011

Mall Madness Continues Today!!!

Just when you thought mall madness was over till Black Friday 2012, we find ourselves in the middle of it all over again! And guess what... I just came from the mall (yes, I finished all my returns, exchanges and shopping by 9:30 am and bolted before it got REALLY crazy) and I got some killer deals!!! So, if you're an early riser like me and you've made getting to the mall right when they open on December 26th an annual ritual, then this list is definitely for you! Here's a look at some of our favorite mall movies and mall scenes. Be sure to add YOUR favorites if they're not already on here.

The Blues Brothers
Valley Girl
Mall Rats
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Can't Buy Me Love
Scenes from a Mall
Paul Blart: Mall Cop
Observe and Report
Minority Report
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Back to the Future
Jingle All The Way
True Lies
Eight Legged Freaks
Kindergarten Cop
Bad Santa
Career Opportunities
Dawn of the Dead
Jackie Brown
Confessions of a Shopaholic
Anywhere But Here

Sunday, December 25, 2011

You're An Angel!

On this Christmas day, I thought I'd take a look at all the angels, who have flown onto the big screen. Of course I'm sure YOU'RE the biggest angel of all, but here are some others to join your posse. If your favorite is missing, be sure to add it. Thanks! And remember, "Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings". Wait, did I just hear a bell??? Nice!

It's A Wonderful Life
Heaven Can Wait
The Preacher's Wife
City of Angels
Angels in the Outfield
We're No Angels
Just Like Heaven
Prairie Home Companion
Charlie's Angels
Angels and Demons
The Da Vinci Code
All That Jazz
Wings of Desire
The Prophecy
Unlikely Angel
One Magic Christmas
Hawaii, Oslo
Faraway, So Close
Miracle Dogs

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Kids who Deserve Coal in Their Stocking

While all the good little girls and boys are preparing for bed right now SO excited that Santa's coming soon that they just can't fall asleep, I've decided to focus on the kids who deserve coal in their stocking. I know... edgy, right??? What's that? Blasphemous? Oh, sorry!!! Have a merry Christmas anyway... and bad kids... CLEAN UP YOUR ACT!!!

The Bad Seed - Patty McCormack
The Good Son - Macaulay Culkin
Kids - Chloe Sevigny, Rosario Dawson
Heavenly Creatures - Kate Winslet, Melanie Lynskey
The Basketball Diaries - Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Wahlberg
Thirteen - Evan Rachel Wood, Nikki Reed
Elephant - Alex Frost, Eric Deulen
Mean Creek - Rory Culkin
River's Edge _ Keanu Reeves, Crispin Glover, Roxana Zal
Bully - Brad Renfro, Bijou Phillips, Nick Stahl
Rebel Without A Cause - James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo
Poison Ivy - Drew Barrymore
Hard Candy - Ellen Page
Freeway - Reese Witherspoon
Murder By Numbers - Ryan Gosling, Michael Pitt
Gummo - Jacob Reynolds and Nick Sutton
The Doom Generation - James Duval, Rose McGowan
Jennifer's Body - Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried
Heathers - Christian Slater, Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty
The Exorcist - Linda Blair
Carrie - Sissy Spacek
Jawbreaker - Rose McGowan, Rebecca Gayheart, Julie Benz, Judy Greer
Problem Child - Michael Oliver
Pet Sematary - Miko Hughes
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory - all the kids, but Charlie
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - all the kids, but Charlie
The Omen (1976) - Harvey Stephens
Carrie - Sissy Spacek
The Butcher Boy - Eamonn Owens
Heavenly Creatures - Kate Winslet, Melanie Lynskey
Orphan - Isabelle Fuhrman
The Exorcist - Linda Blair
Village of the Damned - all the kids
Children of the Corn - John Franklin and all the kids
Bully - Brad Renfro, Nick Stahl, etc.
Dennis the Menace - Mason Gamble
Case 39 - Jodelle Ferland

Thursday, December 22, 2011

To Heck with Christmas Tradition!

You know the traditional Christmas movies that come to mind every December, but there are countless feature films that take place around Christmas that aren't really about the holiday or have Christmas as the backdrop for certain scenes. Here's a list of some of them that are available on DVD for your viewing pleasure (and displeasure - let's face it... some of them are not so good!). Be sure to add YOUR favorites to the list! Happy holidays!!!

Die Hard
Lethal Weapon
Trading Places
Batman Returns
The Family Man
Beautiful Girls (A young Natalie Portman is the standout in this ensemble cast of adults.)
Bridget Jones's Diary
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
LA Confidential
Powder Blue
The Last Boy Scout
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
I Am Legend
First Blood
Surviving Christmas
Ghostbusters II
The Ice Harvest
The Proposition
The Ref
Reindeer Games
The Long Kiss Goodnight
Just Friends
The Thin Man
Eyes Wide Shut
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
When Harry Met Sally...
Man on the Moon
Little Women
Cast Away
Sleepless in Seattle
You've Got Mail

Saturday, July 30, 2011

A Christmas Gift List For You

With Christmas only a few days away and most of you hopefully getting some well-deserved time off and family time, I thought I'd give you a list of Christmas movies(feature films) available on DVD. If your favorite is missing, I'd love it if you'd add it. Thanks... and ho ho ho! I'll do a non-traditional Christmas movie list tomorrow!

A Christmas Story (My personal favorite - Peter Billingsley rocks!)
Love Actually (A heartwarming movie for any time of year.)
It's a Wonderful Life
Home Alone
Elf ("Santa! I know him!!!")
The Santa Clause
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Miracle on 34th Street (The original is best, but you can watch both!)
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
The Polar Express
The Nightmare Before Christmas
The Muppet Christmas Carol
White Christmas
Four Christmases
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
The Family Stone
The Holiday
Bad Santa
A Christmas Carol (So many versions to choose from!)
All I Want for Christmas
Holiday Inn
Christmas in Connecticut
Holiday Affair
We're No Angels
Black Christmas (Scary!)

And to get in the spirit of Hanukkah, there's always Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights

Goin' Ape

Audiences are goin' ape over "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" starring James Franco, Freida Pinto and Andy Serkis as the main monkey man, Caesar. Monkeys and chimps and apes, oh my!!! So, if you're wondering what other movies feature primates, here's a start, in alphabetical order. Be sure to let us know about any others you feel are worthy.

12 Monkeys
1492: Conquest of Paradise
2001: A Space Odyssey
28 Days
40 Days and 40 Nights
About a Boy
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
Addicted to Love
American Pie
American Wedding
America's Sweethearts
Anger Management
Battle for the Planet of the Apes
Bedtime for Bonzo 1951
Being John Malkovich 1999
Beneath the Planet of the Apes
Born to Be Wild
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes
Curious George
Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey!
Date Movie
Dr. Dolittle
Dr. Dolittle 2
Dude, Where's My Car?
Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd
Dunston Checks In
Escape from the Planet of the Apes
Every Which Way But Loose
Failure to Launch
George of the Jungle
Gorillas in the Mist
Greystoke - The Legend of Tarzan
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
King Kong (original and remake)
Kung Fu Panda
Kung Fu Panda 2
Lost in Space 2000
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
Mighty Joe Young (original and remake)
Monkey Business
Monkey Business 1952
Monkey Shines 1988
Monkey Trouble
MVP: Most Valuable Primate
Night at the Museum
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Peter Pan
Planet of the Apes (original and remake)
Project Nim
Project X
Return of the Ape Man
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Space Chimps
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
Summer of the Monkeys
Tarzan & Jane
Tarzan 2
Tarzan and His Mate 1934
Tarzan and the Jungle Boy
Tarzan the Magnificent 1960
Tarzan, The Ape Man 1932
Tarzan's Greatest Adventure 1959
The Animal
The Ape
The Ape Man
The Emperor's New Groove
The Hangover 2
The Jungle Book
The Jungle Book 2
The King of Kong
The Monkey's Uncle
The Powerpuff Girls Movie
The Wild Thornberrys Movie
The Wizard of Oz (the flying monkeys)
X2: X-Men United
X-Men: First Class
X-Men: The Last Stand

Switchin' It Up with Body-Swap Movies

Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman are trading places and actually trading bodies in "The Change-Up". The loser ladies' man becomes the successful family man and vice versa. What will they learn from the experience? Basically what all these people learn - that the grass is always greener. Here's a list of a bunch of body-swap movies, some more so than others. Be sure to add any you like and comment on ones you think don't qualify.

The Change-Up
Freaky Friday (original and remake)
Face/Off (face-swap, not really body-swap)
17 Again
All of Me
Shrek the Third
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Scabbers the rat)
The Hot Chick
13 Going on 30
Scooby-Doo (the whole gang switches bodies)
The Nutty Professor
The Skeleton Key
Being John Malkovich
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
The Shaggy Dog
18 Again!
Dream a Little Dream
Vice Versa
Prelude to a Kiss
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
Here Comes Mr. Jordan
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Mulholland Dr.
Heaven Can Wait
Oh! Heavenly Dog
The Nutty Professor
The Animal
Chances Are
Shrek 2
The Shaggy D.A.