Captain Ninja Alex's Top Ten Movie Blogfest and wow, what a daunting task. I mean really, just ten? Come on, this is me we're talking, I couldn't pick ten favorites to save my life so I'm going with my ten favorite comfort movies. movies that I watch when I need a pick up, a laugh or even just to forget my problems for an hour or three. So here they are in no particular order...
The Lord of the Rings trilogy Three films, but one story so this counts as one and I watch one of these whenever I need an escape.
The Princess Bride This is always a guaranteed smile for me.
Goodfellas I work out a lot of aggression watching Henry and crew.
What's Eating Gilbert Grape? This is my fave Johnny Depp movie it's cathartic to watch for me.
Aliens Ellen Ripley is my first badass bitch and I still get a kick out of watching her battle those acid bleeding face huggers.
Silkwood This is my fave Meryl Streep film and one I get sucked into each time I see it on.
The Howling I watch this one whenever I can. I love my werewolves and it's my favorite of all time.
The Quiet Man I'm a sucker for the Duke and this one gets me every time.
Joan of Paris I love a good war story and this one is tops. A young woman risks her life to save downed British airmen.
The Mummy I can't help it. Brendan Fraser rocks this movie and it makes me laugh every time.
So these are my movies, go on and check out the other incredible participants here.
Writers 4 Writers
It's W4WS today and we are spotlighting Kyra Lennon and Angela Brown. Go to their sites and spread the word by Tweeting, posting on FB or just getting the word out about their awesome work on your site if you can.
Oh. My. God. I can't believe I just did a 180 on Andrea, but man was I rooting for her, hoping she would outwit Governor Psycho Pants. Loved when she opened the door and let the walkers have at him. Too bad he survived. And now, NOW she's at his ghoulish mercies in that Dungeon of Torture. Yikes!
And Milton!! He's stepping up and taking a a stand. I sadly misjudged him as a twitchy weirdo with nefarious purposes. Speaking of twitchy weirdos, we have Alan, Tyrese's one-time companion. Man, what a little bitch. Tyrese apparently saved Alan's wife once upon a time and he can't handle that. He couldn't be The Man. Well boo hoo, asshole. Too bad so sad you lost your balls somewhere and couldn't man up. Dude's been getting on my last nerve since he first appeared. Someone should shoot him in the knee in front of an oncoming horde of walkers.
It is going down real soon and I can't wait for the big battle. Team Prison all the way.
This weekend was pretty awesome. I went to the Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade with my sister and nephew. We saw a whole host of strange and wonderful sights including six foot leprechauns, green tutus on men, shamrock glasses and green hair. We get wild here in Chitown on St. Paddy's Day. Even me... ;D