30-Day Writing Challenge: Day 14 – Movies

Post your favorite movies that you never get tired of watching. (In no particular order)

Disney Movies in general – Okay, when I was a kid, there was nothing like popping in an old VHS tape and hoping the VCR would come to life long enough to watch some classic Disney like Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Little Mermaid, Lion King, etc. I love the movies to this day and can’t seem to stop watching them. While I admit there are some I haven’t seen yet, I’m sure one of these days I’ll take time to watch them.

Mary Poppins – Here’s the Julie Andrews movie that started it all, and I can’t get enough of the Disney smash hit. I’m also looking forward to the Emily Blunt version of Mary Poppins coming out sometime soon. We’ll see how it goes as I have high expectations and high hopes.

The Sound of Music – Nothing like the musical classic. Julie Andrews is good for the soul! The hills are very much alive, and the magic of the film is the reason for it. No one can beat a feel-good family film like this one.

Thoroughly Modern Millie – Here we see Julie Andrews in a somewhat different light. Singing and dancing galore of course, but because it’s set in roaring twenties, we see a new kind of humor from her. It’s an old-fashioned, timeless humor that’s capable of holding its own to this day.

Star – Okay, as for this one, Julie Andrews takes no shit, literally. We see a new side of her and just how versatile an actress she really is. Based on the story of Gertrude Lawrence, Julie takes on this new persona like only she can and makes it practically perfect.

Victor Victoria – The last Julie Andrews film on the list because I didn’t want to make the entire list just her, we see her play two roles: a man and a woman. Well, she actually plays a man impersonating a woman, now that’s acting! She does a fantastic job in the hilarious musical comedy that has the potential to span generations with more timeless humor.

Soul Surfer – Here, we see Carrie Underwood in her first film role to date, and she does an excellent job playing a serious and loving character. In the story based on Bethany Hamilton, Carrie plays Bethany’s friend and the rock in her life: Sarah Hill.

From Justin to Kelly – Okay, this one’s a personal favorite because of the hilarity of circumstance. It was the only film American Idol ever made, starring the original winner Kelly Clarkson and runner-up Justin Guarini. Kelly is known for having disliked the film because she never wanted to be an actress, nonetheless, I think she does a decent job at imparting her unique humor into the film. This is a cult classic, but there’s something to be said for it.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – Dick van Dyke wows in the classic musical (which almost had Julie Andrews, but she declined). This is a lovely family friendly film with a magic like no other, and I hope, like Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music, movies like this continue through generations. You’ll never forget the sputtering car as Dick van Dyke brings it to life in the adventurous film full of love and laughter.

The Adjustment Bureau – Okay, last but certainly not least, we have my favorite Emily Blunt film. She’s an excellent actress that brings versatile skills and humor with her to make this film worth watching over and over. I’ve actually seen it three or four times in the past few days because I can’t get enough of seeing the banter between her and Matt Damon’s characters. It’s an action packed film with twists and turns to keep you going, so give it a shot.

Okay, that’s a short list of movies (mostly musicals, I know) that I can’t seem to stop watching. There are many many more, but those are the ones that came to mind. Feel free to weigh in on my picks as well as drop in some of your own. I’d love to hear about the movies you can’t get enough of!

 

 

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