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! :)