Monday, 18 March 2013

Top Ten Movie Countdown Blogfest



There's a fun Blogfest happening on Alex Cavanaugh's blog today, and it's all about our top ten favourite movies! Just for fun, I've decided to include my list! I always have difficulty with this as I don't own a lot of movies I like on DVD, and I have a tendency to get blank-mind syndrome whenever asked what my favourite anything is - even books! But here are ten films I've loved in recent years:


10. The Hunger Games - Had to include this one because they did such a good job of adapting the book and I could honestly find no faults with it! (Plus I'm extremely excited about Catching Fire - I hope it's as good!)


9. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark - One of those films I can watch over and over. Love it.


8. The Lion King - Come on, I had to include a Disney film somewhere! This one's one of my favourites, and it's a definite classic.


7. Monsters, Inc - Love it. I still need to get the DVD!


6. Star Wars (original trilogy)- Best sci-fi films of all time. The prequel trilogy, not so much. And I shudder to think what Disney are doing with them...


5. The Nightmare Before Christmas - Tim Burton is a genius, but this is probably my all-time favourite of his films. :)


4. Pirates of the Caribbean - The first is the best, and awesome. Enough said.


3. The Harry Potter films - enough said. Yes, I did get annoyed that some things from the books (especially films 4-6) weren't included, but these were excellent adaptations, and I thought the last two were fantastic. Some day I will have a marathon of all eight in one night! 


2. Toy Story 3 - Best animated film ever!


1. The Lord of the Rings trilogy - I've seen these films too many times to count, and they never get old. Plus they're eternally quotable. Although thanks to a certain Youtube video, I am no longer able to take the 'They're taking the Hobbits to Isengard' line seriously... :P


Sorry, had to do it. :P

Other films that probably should have made the list are Pan's Labyrinth, The Matrix, X-Men and a lot more Disney films!



On a totally unrelated note, all of Curiosity Quills Press (my new publishers!!!!)'s titles are currently on sale in celebration of St Patrick's Day! For the next week, most of their titles are 99c (or £1 on Amazon UK), so be sure to check out the list!





Other than that, all is well in Writerland, although as I'm also writing my dissertation and a 4000-word essay at the same time, I don't have as much time as I'd like - which causes me never-ending frustration as I'm really inspired at the moment! I'm currently working through the last major edit of Darkworld Book 2 (I did most of the editing as I went along as my inner OCD Grammar Queen was in overdrive!) and I've also made a start on Book  3 of the series. Pity inspiration always coincides with Deadline/Revision Hell!

Still, gotta keep writing! :)

36 comments:

  1. True how inspiration strikes at the busiest times. Good luck with that. Hunger Games was such an awesome movie. I should've had that on my list. And, LOL, I always say "Not idly do the leaves of Lorien fall." It's the line I can't take seriously anymore.

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  2. Good luck with the writing. We've got very similar taste in movies...and now I'm aching for Disney World...

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    1. Thanks :) I'd love to go to Disneyworld!

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  3. Great list! Love 'em all. Harry Potter didn't make my list, though it should have. Totally with ya on Star Wars, LOTR (love the Hobbits to Isengard clip) and the disney/pixar ones! I totally wish we could have had a genre list: you know, top ten disney, top ten fantasy, top ten romantic comedies, etc. :D Oh well.

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    1. Yeah, it was really hard to pick 10! Going by genre might have been easier. :)

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  4. I see you like animated films, too. I think I saw The Lion King 3 times in the theater when it came out.

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    1. I only just got it on DVD last year, after it came out in 3D. Can't believe I waited that long!

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  5. OMG! We definitely have the same movie tastes!! I love all of these. The animated ones are my fave.

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  6. Nice selections and a good variety. The pirates completely slipped my mind. I liked the first one best.

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    1. Same, I enjoyed the others but they weren't as good as the first one.

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  7. Love your movie choices. We have similar tastes, especially Harry Potter and LOTR.

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  8. You had a colourful list and LOTR definitely deserved to be there. Along with Harry Potter.

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  9. Raiders and LOTR - awesome!
    Thanks for participating in my blogfest.

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    1. No problem! Great choice of topic! :)

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  10. Love your list...I completely forgot about Toy Story. All of them are so great.

    New follower!

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  11. Love your choices. I can't believe that I forgot to include Star Wars on my list.

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    1. P.S. I am a new follower. Nice to meet you.

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    2. You too - following you back! :)

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  12. New follower - and LOTR is my favorite too! I had to watch the whole song, even though it's annoying and I still love it. I can't take that line seriously either. :) And yes, only the classic Star Wars are good - the others, nah. :) Good list!

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  13. I've enjoyed every single movie you listed! Awesome. You have great taste in films and good luck with the writing!!
    :D

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  14. Oh, great choices. Several made my list, too, but you have some great ones here I forgot to mention. And I really need to see Toy Story 3--I've seen one and two, but not three.

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    1. It's awesome! I actually like it better than the other two.

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  15. great picks! I love everything on your list. :)
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  16. I absolutely love your top ten list!

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  17. Oh, this is a great mix. All those action films with Toy Story and Monsters, Inc. tucked in.

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  18. hahaha! I love that video! I had POTC on my list too!! Gotta love the firsts!

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  19. Just dropping in from the blog hop (late I know!) to say you've got great picks. Thanks for sharing the LotR video. I never saw it before so I had a good laugh this morning. :D

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    1. I've watched that video too many times to count, I'm glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for stopping by. :)

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