January 15, 2007

Top Five Movie Favourites

I've been tagged by Paris B. It's been a while since I've done a meme, so here goes nothing.

It's really difficult for me to pinpoint a particular favourite movie, as there are so many! I think a movie's good and worth watching if I'd want to watch it over and over again (yeah, I can watch a good movie many times over without getting bored). I'm more into comedies and chick flicks than anything else. Anyways, after rummaging my bin of favourites, here are my top five, in no particular order. I've also added a lil' something of my own to the meme, which are memorable scenes and lines.


Bridget Jones' Diary I & II

Bridget Jones' Diary I & II

Something about the lumbering, 30-something love pariah endears to me, especially when her love interest's played by Colin Firth. I'd watch anything played by the sexy Brit (better than Hugh Grant anytime). Renee Zellweger played Bridget really well; you just can't help but be sorry for her when it came to struggling with her love-life, career, and a porky behind. So like many of us, eh?

Favourite scene: Bridget deciding on whether to wear really tiny knickers, or huge granny pants for her date with Daniel (Hugh Grant).
Favourite line: Don't have a particular favourite. Every line's hilarious!


Back to the Future I, II & III

Back to the Future I, II & III

I was 5 years old when I first watched Part 1, but only fully understood the show a couple of years later. By then I was simply hooked. It's funny how I learnt the word "butthead", and the phrase "make like a tree, and get out of here" when I was only seven. I thoroughly enjoyed Part 2 though; I thought that by the year 2015, there'll really be flying cars and self-drying clothes! Doc Brown's (Christopher Lloyd) my favourite character, followed by Marty (Michael J. Fox).

Favourite scene: In Part 2, when Marty got on the Hover Board to get away from Biff Jr. (Thomas F. Wilson) I wanted a Hover Board so bad!!
Favourite line: "Manure! I HATE manure!!" (when Biff crashed into a truck with a large load of manure)


The Devil Wears Prada

The Devil Wears Prada

The book actually portrayed Andy Sachs as a real bitch, compared to Anne Hathaway's angelic features and actions. Still, Meryl Streep did Miranda's character justice; very chic, very bitchy, very VERY cold. As for the rest ... hello? Weren't you mainly paying attention to the clothes? ;)

Favourite scene: Andy strutting down the streets of New York, lookin' very chic, and wearing all those super-gorgeous clothes to Madonna's Vogue. I want me that lovely white coat she wore in that scene.
Favourite line: "Why is no one reeeaady?" (Miranda to her staff, during a fashion runthrough)


The Wedding Singer

The Wedding Singer

I'm quite a fan of Adam Sandler movies (yeah, I know, not many are), and I think this is one of his best works, as he portrayed his character really well as a jilted wedding singer (the scene where he sang a song which he wrote for his ex-girlfriend was hilarious). Drew Barrymore complemented him really well. At least his character isn't all crazy and stuff, as he usually was in his previous movies.

Favourite scene: Whenever the Boy George-lookalike, who is, incidentally, also called George (Alexis Arquette), sang the song "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?", it NEVER fails to crack me up.
Favourite line: (when deciding how the wedding kiss at church should go) "Well, maybe a little tongue. Not "porno" tongue. "Church" tongue."


Kate And Leopold

Kate & Leopold

Any movie with Hugh Jackman in it gets my vote ANY time. Leopold (Hugh Jackman) represents ALL the heroes of the many romance novels I've read - handsome, suave, oozing with charisma, and a perfect gentleman *sigh*. It's simply every girl's dream. Meg Ryan who? ;)

Favourite scene: When Leopold had to accustom himself to the appliances of the future. Oh, and when he stood everytime a lady leaves the table. Priceless.
Favourite line: (Leopold telling the sandwichman off when he (the sandwichman) was rude to him when Leopold couldn't pay for his food as he did not have any money) "May I remind you, merchant, that I am the customer in this establishment and as such require your attention and the utmost respect. I do not accept this modern convention of desecrating one's patrons with such contemptuous disregard. Need I add that without our patronage you would not own that unwashed counter behind which you spew your filthy mouth?" (took this off IMSDb - can't rememeber it word-for-word lah)

(We should seriously learn to speak like that. That should tell people off without sounding crude and crass :P)


I shall tag Beetrice, Blooogin and TruBluePenangite (up to you folks if you want to add the favourite scene and line bits; I was just bored anyways). There ya go ;)

13 comments:

RyeUrn said...

Adam Sandler rocks!!!

And I thought that Boy-George bit was ingenious!

beetrice said...

aiyooo...tag me summore...hehe...

well, let's see how my list goes then...

Tine said...

Ryeurn: Hahaha, when 'Boy George' starts belting "Give me tiiiimmmmeeeeeeee!!" ... it totally slays me :P Especially during the bar mitzvah ... hehehe!!

Beetrice: Like they said, tag, you're IT! ;)

Paris Beaverbanks said...

Did you see Colin Firth in Pride and Prejudice? That was the series that made scores of british women (and more besides) swoon! Great movie choices and Back to the Future was hilarious.

Tine said...

Paris B: Nope, unfortunately I couldn't get the DVDs for Pride & Prejudice (I wanted to, when I saw it in Japan, but when I saw that it was 10500yen (about RM300), I was like, "what the ...???"). I did catch a few snippets of it though, and yep, Colin Firth is real drool-worthy *sigh* :P

Jemima said...

Love Actually would definitely be on my list.. even just for one scene that melts me away.. hehe ;)

Check out the link, Tine. :)

http://jemima.wordpress.com/2006/12/19/its-all-about-love-actually/

RyeUrn said...

Say about Colin Firth (whom my wife simply swoon over), he carried that Mr Darcy role into Bridget Jones...that was how popular the character is.

Tine said...

Jemima: Oh yeah ... I remember that scene, all right. I didn't think the movie was all that great, but I'd definitely give brownie points for that scene. Although the scene ended as it should, I couldn't help but wished that she went with the other guy instead (the one with the card at the door). Siiiggghhh ... :P

Ryeurn: I thought it was odd that Helen Fielding used the name Darcy for the main character in Bridget Jones' Diary. It was even more ironic when Colin Firth was asked to play that character after his Mr Darcy in Pride & Prejudice! Ah well ... what to do, he fits the character really well. Stuffed, pompous ol' shirt ;)

Kleio the Muse said...

Hi Tine,
I love Kate & Leopold too. Cos' of hot hunk Hugh Jackman what else. Hahahaa.

Btw, your's is a good meme post. I have blogrolled you.

Tine said...

Kleio The Muse: Hey hey, thanks for dropping by and for blogrolling me. Do consider the favour returned ;)

Hugh Jackman ... drrroooolll ... :P

Tine said...

Kleio The Muse: Hey hey, thanks for dropping by and for blogrolling me. Do consider the favour returned ;)

Hugh Jackman ... drrroooolll ... :P

beetrice said...

fine...let's hope my list stood up to yours!!

Tine said...

Beetrice: Oh you've definitely surpassed me with your movie list, girl. I haven't even watched half of what you wrote! :P