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Monday, March 18, 2013

Top Ten Movie Blogfest!


It's time for Ninja Captain Alex's Top Ten Movie Countdown Blogfest! Hop around, check out the lists, and leave comments where you agree, or disagree, or are just completely bewildered. For my top 10 list, I didn't spend too much time ranking the entries or trying to figure out which are the BEST movies of all time - instead, I went with those old stand-bys that I know I will watch again and again and again everytime they hit TV. So, in no particular order . . . okay, so alphabetical order . . . I give you:

Army of Darkness - All of the Evil Dead movies are classics but, for me, this one was the best of the bunch. I will go see the Evil Dead remake when it comes out, but there is no replacing Bruce Campbell.

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure - Hands down, the absolute best (and funniest) time travel movie ever made. I still laugh at every single gag whenever I watch it, and not even the disappointment of their Bogus Journey can dampen my enthusiasm.

The Empire Strikes Back - The entire original trilogy is a classic, and even the oft-maligned Return of the Jedi could deserve a place in the top 10, but it's Empire that always defines the franchise for me.

      

Fletch - There was a time when Chevy Chase was one of the funniest men on screen. Although many might argue the Vacation movies marked his high-point, Fletch was his best all-around movie. It was funny, it had great music, and it had a good, solid story.

Jurassic Park - Anybody who denies that eyes went wide, their jaw dropped, and their inner child peeked out from the depths of their soul the first time they saw a dinosaur walk onto the screen is a liar! An absolutely stellar adaptation of one of my favourite books.

A Knight's Tale - When it first came out, I thought it was the stupidest idea ever for a movie. When I first sat down to watch it, I wondered what the hell I was doing. Somehow, all these years later, I will still stop whatever it is I am doing to sit down, tap my feet, and cheer every time it comes on TV.

      

Lethal Weapon - The first and the best of the bunch. As much fun as the other movies in the series were, and as great as Joe Pesci was in the second, the dark, sombre, manic tone of the first still sets the standard. Plus, if you stick around for the credits, you get a killer title track from my hometown boys, Honeymoon Suite.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail - It was a toss-up between this and Life of Brian, but in terms of sheer quotability, the Holy Grail wins out.

   

Poltergeist - One of the first horror movies I ever watched, and still one that manages to creep me out every time. That damn clown beside the bed? Yeah, I still jump every time poor Robbie comes up from looking under the bed to find it waiting behind him.

Raiders of the Lost Ark - I could have gone with The Last Crusade, which was an absolutely stellar movie, but Raiders was the first, and the one that I watched nearly every time I visited my Aunt's house. With all due respect to Han Solo, this was Harrison Ford's finest role.

   


20 comments:

  1. You can never go wrong with Indiana Jones movie. :D
    And 'Poltergeist'... After 20 years I still feel uneasy whenever picture on tv disappears. :D
    Very nice picks.
    I would add MIB to the list. And Pirates of the Carribean from 'newer' movies. And from oldies: Romancing the Stone and Electric Dreams. :)

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  2. woohoo, a list totally in your style, Bob!

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  3. Some brilliant movies on your list, not a one I haven't loved at one point or another. Watched Poltergeist again the other week and it's still scary :). Bill and Ted have always been wonderful and both movies are great for cheering up if in a black mood, I find. Great list.

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  4. Bill and Ted? Excellent! *air guitar*

    This is a great list. Many of my favorites are on it. :)

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  5. Although Jurassic was a super fine movie, it didn't make my top ten, but A Knight's Tale most certainly did. Interesting though how Harrison Ford keeps appearing on so many lists.

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  6. Following from the Top Ten Movie Countdown Blogfest.

    Almost every movie on your list, I went "OMG, yes!" The only one I haven't seen is "A Knight's Tale".

    "So-crates". *ROFL*

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  7. Great List, fogot about Fletch and yeah the first Lethal Weapon was the best, seen all 10.

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  8. These are great picks. I think the willingness to sit & watch multiple times is the only true test of a movie's worth.

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  9. Bill and Ted is a GREAT pick! :)

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  10. So many good ones!! Also, I'm delighted to see another horror film on a list, and Poltergeist is one of my favorites, too (though yet another that I forgot while making the list). I wanted to be Indiana Jones when I grew up, so that should tell you how much I loved those movies. And A Knight's Tale will forever be a new classic. I've seen it rumored that Campbell is involved in Evil Dead IV, and that they aren't worried that the remake will affect their sequel. Haven't seen if any of that's true, though.

    Shannon at The Warrior Muse

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  11. Monty Python and the Holy Grail was one of their best, and of course 'Indy'. Had to love Indiana Jones movies, the stuff of adventure!
    A very nice selection.

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  12. Raiders and Jurassic Park - awesome picks!!
    Empire will forever be the best.
    And Monty Python rocks.
    Thanks for participating in my blogfest! Sorry I'm so late - still trying to get around to all two hundred participants.

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  13. The Last Crusade is on my list.

    I love that bit in Lethal Weapon when that guy is threatening to jump off that building. Those who've seen it will know what I mean. Those who haven't may be concerned over my lack of concern for someone threatening suicide - but it is funny...

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  14. To each his/her own. I wouldn't pick any of 'em. Oh well, interested in my top ten?

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  15. Really great list. Some of my ALL time favs! :)

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  16. Great picks! Yours is the first list I've seen with Army of Darkness - Bruce Campbell rocks!

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  17. I really have to get a copy of Bill & Ted's. I haven't watched that movie yet!
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  18. Some real classics on your list! I almost included Bill and Ted, and you went with the right Star Wars movie. :)

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  19. That's a great mix. I've seen most of these and although they didn't make my top ten, they're wonderful movies.

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  20. Just dropping by from the blog hop (late I know!) to say you've got some great picks even if our lists don't overlap. :3

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