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