Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Big Screen Thanksgiving Scenes to Be Thankful For

As you defrost your turkey and prep your pie, I thought you might want to sample some Thanksgiving scenes from the big screen. Put on your bib and dig in… and be sure to let me know if I’ve missed any. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

Planes, Trains and Automobiles
– This is the all-time BEST Thanksgiving movie, featuring one memorable scene after another. A must-see EVERY Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Scenes and/or Movies – Perhaps the Most Popular
About Last Night…
Addams Family Values
Funny People
Grumpy Old Men
Hannah and Her Sisters
Home for the Holidays
Little Fockers
Miracle on 34th Street
Nobody's Fool
Pieces of April
Raising Arizona
Scent of a Woman
Son in Law
Squanto: A Warrior’s Tale
The Blind Side
The Ice Storm
The New World
You’ve Got Mail

More Thanksgiving Scenes and/or Movies

Alice’s Restaurant
American Gangster
Antwone Fisher
The Doors
Down and Out in Beverly Hills
Easy Virtue
Four Brothers
Antwone Fisher
Broadway Danny Rose
Grindhouse (trailer in movie)
Hit & Run
Holiday Inn
Home of the Brave
House of Yes, The
Jack and Jill
Palo Alto
Mighty Joe Young (1949)
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Pie in the Sky
Primary Colors
Rescue Dawn
She's Gotta Have It
Starting Over
Tower Heist
White Palace
Smart People
The Myth of Fingerprints
What’s Cooking?

These movies appeared on some lists, but I can’t remember the scenes and have not verified them at this point. Feel free to comment!
27 Dresses
Cheaper by the Dozen (2003)
Hanging Up
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Morning Glory
Superhero Movie
The Family Man
Trading Places
Tropic Thunder (Fatties commercial)
While You Were Sleeping
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving Family Reunion
The Mayflower Voyagers
An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Movies with a Bite

Even though The Twilight Saga is coming to a close, the long list of vampire movies is very much alive and growing all the time. If you're a real bloodsucker, you'll love this list of movies with a bite. If I'm missing any, be sure to add them. Also, PLEASE let us know YOUR top picks and the ones that really SUCK. There are a few vampire classics I have yet to see, but there's a special place in my heart for "The Lost Boys" and the hilarious "Love at First Bite". Now dig in, all you nightwalkers!

30 Days of Night
A Return to Salem’s Lot (1987)
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Blade II
Blade: Trinity
Blood: The Last Vampire
BloodRayne 2: Deliverance
BloodRayne: The Third Reich
Bordello of Blood
Bram Stoker's Dracula
Bud Abbott and Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant
Dark Shadows
Day Watch
Dracula (1931)
Dracula 2000
Dracula 3000
Dracula 3D
Dracula II: Ascension
Dracula: Dead and Loving It
Dracula: Prince of Darkness
Dracula's Daughter
Fright Night (1985)
Fright Night (2011)
Fright Night Part 2
From Dusk Till Dawn
From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money
From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter
Hotel Transylvania
House of Dark Shadows
I Am Legend
I Sell the Dead
Innocent Blood (1992)
Interview with a Vampire (documentary)
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles
John Carpenter's Vampires
Let Me In
Let the Right One In
Lost Boys: The Tribe (video)
Love at First Bite
My Step-Dad's a Freakin' Vampire
Near Dark
Night Watch (2004)
Nosferatu (1922)
Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)
Once Bitten
Queen of the Damned
Salem's Lot (1979/tv movie)
Salem's Lot (2004/tv movie)
Scooby-Doo! Music of the Vampire
Shadow of the Vampire
Son of Dracula
The Addiction
The Hunger
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice (tv movie)
The Little Vampire
The Lost Boys
The Monster Squad
The Moth Diaries
The Night Stalker (tv movie)
The Return of the Vampire
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
The Twilight Saga: New Moon
The Twilight Saga: Twilight
The Vampire Lovers
The Wisdom of Crocodiles
Thirst (2009)
Transylvania 6-5000
Ultraviolet (2006)
Underworld (2003)
Underworld: Awakening
Underworld: Evolution
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
Vampire Hunter D
Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust
Vampire in Brooklyn
Vampire's Kiss - Nicolas Cage
Vampires Suck
Van Helsing
We Are the Night

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Villains to Avoid!!!

I saw "Alex Cross" in the theater yesterday and while it's not the best movie, I thought Matthew Fox (who has come a long way since "Party of Five") was soooooooooo creepy and superb in the role. So... it got me thinking about movie villains. I'll give you a few good ones to start, but who are YOUR favorites and why? Be sure to head on over to to post your choices. Here's also a clip to get you in the mood.

In no particular order...
Anthony Hopkins - The Silence of the Lambs
Heath Ledger - The Dark Knight
Jack Nicholson - Batman
Voice of James Earl Jones - Star Wars franchise
Kathy Bates - Misery
Javier Bardem - No Country for Old Men
Kevin Spacey - The Usual Suspects
Glenn Close - Fatal Attraction
Ralph Fiennes - Schindler's List
Jaws - Jaws
Margaret Hamilton - The Wizard of Oz
Christof Waltz - Inglourious Basterds
Louise Fletcher - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Jack Nicholson - The Shining
Voice of Lucille La Verne - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Voice of Betty Lou Gerson - 101 Dalmatians

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Take It Off!!!

Whether it's a bachelor party, bachelorette or just a regular night out for some, strippers put on a big show by taking it off. Many actresses, who want to prove they can play gritty, take on roles as exotic dancers... and sadly, not as many men do. That's why women all across the globe are rounding up their girlfriends and heading out to see "Magic Mike" when it opens this Friday, June 29th. Let's just hope they've said goodbye to the typical male stripper mullet hairdos and opted for a more modern cut. In honor of Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey and Alex Pettyfer showing us their greased up goods, here's a look at some more actors, who have stripped down to make their star power go up. (OK, some just played strippers, but didn't actually perform a striptease on camera).

Magic Mike (2012) - Channing Tatum et al
Closer (2004) - Natalie Portman
Striptease (1996) - Demi Moore
Flashdance (1983) - Jennifer Beals
The Full Monty (1997) - Tom Wilkinson et al
Sin City (2005) - Jessica Alba
The Wrestler (2008) - Marisa Tomei
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) - Salma Hayek
Gypsy (1962) - Natalie Wood
Welcome to the Rileys (2010) - Kristen Stewart
Grindhouse/Planet Terror (2007) - Rose McGowan
Showgirls (1995) - Elizabeth Berkeley, Gina Gershon et al
Powder Blue (2009) - Jessica Biehl
The Hangover (2009) - Heather Graham
Rock of Ages (2012) - Julianne Hough
Zombie Strippers (2008) - Jenna Jameson et al
Summer School (1987) - Ken Olandt
Dogma (1999) - Salma Hayek
Frankie and Alice (2010) - Halle Berry
The Last Boy Scout (1991) - Halle Berry
Jury Duty (1995) - Pauly Shore
I Know Who Killed Me (2007) - Lindsay Lohan
Dancing at the Blue Iguana (2000) - Daryl Hannah
Barb Wire (1996) - Pamela Anderson
Choke (2008) - Gillian Jacobs
Enter the Void (2009) - Paz de la Huerta
The Right Stuff (1983) - Peggy Davis
Exotica (1994) - Mia Kirshner
Yellow (2006) - Roselyn Sanchez
Darling Lili (1970) - Julie Andrews
Burlesque (2010) - Christina Aguilera et al (They're not really strippers, but we'll include it.)
True Lies - Jamie Lee Curtis (She wasn't a real stripper, but this is a very memorable stripping scene.)

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Let's Go to Camp!

With Wes Anderson's "Moonrise Kingdom" getting more and more buzz and summer officially in full swing, I thought I'd spend a bit of MY summer break making a list of camp movies. In "Moonrise Kingdom," Jared Gilman plays a twelve year old Khaki Scout, who ditches his New England sleepaway camp to embark on a journey with his new young love played by Kara Hayward. Whether you're sending your kids to camp this summer, you're a kid in the thick of it all or if you're a grown up, who attended camp as a child, this list is for you. I have THE BEST memories from summer camp, day camp AND sleepaway camp, and I hope you do too. Either way, enjoy these "campy" movies!

Meatballs (1979)
Bill Murray, Ivan Reitman directs - HILARIOUS!
Little Darlings (1980) Tatum O'Neal and Kristy McNichol - Love this one!
Friday the 13th (1980) Watch a young Kevin Bacon get killed!
Dirty Dancing (1987) Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey - Classic!
Camp Nowhere (1994) Christopher Lloyd and Jonathan Jackson - Great for kids.
Jesus Camp (2006) documentary - This one may freak you out.
Indian Summer (1993) Alan Arkin, Bill Paxton, Diane Lane, Elizabeth Perkins
Camp (2003) Anna Kendrick
Heavyweights (1995) Ben Stiller, written by Judd Apatow
Ernest Goes to Camp (1987) Jim Varney
Wet Hot American Summer (2001) Janeane Garofalo, Paul Rudd, David Hyde Pierce
The Parent Trap (1998) Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid
Addams Family Values (1993) Christina Ricci, Joan Cusack, Anjelica Huston
The Baby-Sitters Club (1995) Schuyler Fisk, Rachael Leigh Cook, Larisa Oleynik SpaceCamp - Lea Thompson, Kelly Preston, Joaquin Phoenix in his feature film debut
Summercamp! (2006) documentary Sleepaway Camp (1983) slasher flick
Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown (1977)
Camp Rock (2008) made for tv Disney movie The Adventures of Spin and Marty - Disney tv series from the 1950s

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Cupid is Stupid

Years ago, I didn't have a Valentine's Day date and neither did one of my best friends from high school, so we ordered tons of Italian food and watched "Seven" with Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman! Talk about a non-Valentine's Day movie! Anyway, we had a blast. I think it was even raining outside, which made the movie even creepier. So, it got me thinking... what are your favorite NON-Valentine's Day movies??? Here are a few that come to mind...

War of the Roses
The Break-Up
The Story of Us
American Beauty
Basic Instinct
So I Married an Axe Murderer
To Die For
Blue Valentine
My Bloody Valentine


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Devil's Food for Your Movie Appetite

"The Devil Inside" is possessing audiences in theaters right now, but which other demonic movies have given us nightmares over the years? Here's a list of some. What are we missing?

The Devil Inside
The Exorcist
The Omen
Rosemary's Baby
Devil's Advocate
End of Days
Prince of Darkness
The Witches of Eastwick
Bedazzled 1967
Bedazzled 2000
Angel Heart
The Exorcism of Emily Rose
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
Lost Souls
The Ninth Gate
Little Nicky
The Prophecy
The Evil
Mr. Frost
Prince of Darkness
The Golden Child
Drag Me to Hell
The Beyond
The Sentinel
The Story of Mankind
The Passion of the Christ
House of the Devil
Angels and Demons (by name only)
Devil in a Blue Dress (by name only)
The Devil Wears Prada (by name only)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Eh, Batter, Batter, Batter, Batter - Suh-wing Batter!

The Golden Globes air this Sunday and Brad Pitt is nominated for his lead performance as Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane in "Moneyball", so today we're hitting a home run with a list of baseball movies you may want to check out. Be sure to add YOUR favorites to the scoreboard, if they're missing!

Bull Durham
The Natural
Field of Dreams
Pride of the Yankees
A League of Their Own
Eight Men Out
The Bad News Bears (1976)
Bad News Bears (2005)
Major League
The Sandlot
The Rookie
Fever Pitch
Angels in the Outfield (1994 & 1951)
The Babe
Bang the Drum Slowly
Bingo Long and the Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings
For Love of the Game
Damn Yankees
Little Big League
Summer Catch
Rookie of the Year
Soul of the Game
The Jackie Robinson Story
The Stratton Story
Take Me Out to the Ballgame
The Fan