Top 10: Movies

I consider a film my favorite movie when I can watch it several times and never get tired of it. Movies on this list will not be cinema classics by any means except for maybe a few. I like well-made movies, but it is hard for me to watch them again because you already know the twist, it is too emotionally exhausting,  or it is just too dang long (one movie on this list is a pretty long movie).

Some of the clips contain spoilers so watch at you own risk.

10. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie

I love the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. When I was younger, my aunt gave me a doll for Christmas and gave my brother a beautiful red Power Rangers action figure. I raised so much hell. “Why does he get that and I get a doll?” “I love the Power Rangers more than him.” My aunt has given me cash for Christmas ever since. Anyway, what makes this movie so great?

The movie is about a villain named Ivan Ooze who is trying to take over the world and he can only be stopped by the Power Rangers. This movie has action, drama, and romance. I would rather watch this movie over Citizen Kane any day. And, a remake is coming out next year and you best believe I will be in the theater as soon as it comes out.

 

2017 Trailer

 

9. The Back Up Plan

Remember when Jennifer Lopez acted in a ton of movies? Well, only like a handful of them were actually good. This movie was one of them. The Back Up Plan is about a single woman who decides to get artificially inseminated because she wants to have a kid. Well it ends up she is having twins and she ends up meeting the love of her life. He falls in love with her before she tells him she is pregnant and it is just them trying to figure it all out.

 

8. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

This movie is so stupid that it is funny. It is Will Ferrell’s finest piece. It is about a race car drive named Ricky Bobby who has a new rival, a French Formula One driver played by Sacha Baron Cohen.

“If you’re not first, you’re last.”

 

7. Breaking Dawn Part 1

So, Twilight is my guilty pleasure. I know that it is garbage, but I really like this garbage. This movie (the fourth of the five movies) is about Bella having a baby by Edward, her vampire husband. It sounds so ridiculous just typing that out. I like this one more than the others because the acting is somewhat decent, there is more romance, and it has some angst (Edward doesn’t want the baby, the werewolves want to kill the baby). The scene when Bella breaks her back when the baby is about to come grosses me out me every time.

 

6. Bridesmaids

I really don’t need to explain the plot because everyone and their mom has seen this movie, but it is a woman named Annie who becomes the maid of honor for her best friend’s wedding. This is a really funny movie with a female cast. Don’t dare call it a chick flick. It is a movie that is in your face and says “hey women are funny, jerks, and everyone is going to laugh.”

The airplane scene and the scene when they are trying on dresses are phenomenal.

 

 

5. Forrest Gump

This is probably the only classic I have on this list. This movie follows a man’s life over several decades. He has a low IQ, but he influences a lot of major events in the 20th century. He is in love with Jenny, who I hate. Jenny had a rough childhood, but I did not like the way she treated Forrest. Anyway, great movie, but super long.

 

4. Crazy/Beautiful

One of my favorite romantic movies. It is about a troubled teenager who is born with a silver spoon in her mouth and she falls in love with a working-class, Mexican American student who is working hard in school in order to get into the Naval Academy. The girl doesn’t give a crap about anything except for this boy who is able to get her to stop doing stupid crap. The movie is romantic I promise.

 

3. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

This is one of those movies that I watch every time it comes on TV. I can’t count how many times I have watched this movie.This movie is about Scott who falls in love with this girl named Romana, and he has to fight her seven evil exes. It is like a live action video game, and it is just a super fun movie to watch.

 

2. This Is The End

This movie is so high on the list because I have never laughed through an entire movie like I did with This Is The End. This movie is about Seth Rogen and his friends pretty much playing themselves while the world is ending.

 

1. My Big Fat Greek Wedding

This is a great romantic comedy about this Greek woman named Toula in her 30s who has this huge Greek family. Her father wants her to marry a nice Greek boy, but of course she doesn’t. In comes Ian, a non-Greek vegetarian. The movie is really funny and really sweet. I adore this movie so much and it never gets old. The sequel also isn’t that bad.

 

 

 

Honorable Mentions: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Mr and Mrs Smith, Spice World, Sex and the City: The Movie

Birthdays Are The Worst Days

I hate celebrating my birthday. It is not because I am getting older, but because I hate the attention. Also, the Happy Birthday song is one of my least favorite songs. There is the Black version of Happy Birthday that I do love. Anyway, you can hear the song below. This song was created by the great Stevie Wonder when he was trying to have the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. become a national holiday, which happened in 1983. Did you know in Virginia that MLK’s birthday was celebrated  along with the birthdays of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson until 2000? It was called Lee-Jackson-King Day. Like really Virginia? Really? Unfortunately, Alabama, Mississippi, and Arkansas still celebrate Lee and King’s birthday on the same day.

 

So, below I wanted to highlight birthday moments that I remember throughout my existence.

  • My 5th Birthday
    • This was a simple birthday. My mom invited some of my friends that lived across the street. They were never allowed in the house for some reason, but for my 5th birthday, and when their house caught on fire, they were allowed inside my house. All I remember really was hiding underneath the table when they started singing Happy Birthday.
  • My 6th Birthday
    • When I was in Kindergarten, my mom made homemade cupcakes for the class. However, there was another girl in my class who had the same birthday as me who also brought in cupcakes. Her cupcakes were from the store, but they were pretty and had little Barneys on them. Everyone in the class loved her cupcakes, and I remember a boy, I think his name was Christopher, telling me that her cupcakes were better than mine. Granted my mom’s cupcakes weren’t the prettiest, but she took the time to make those cupcakes. I was mad that they were trying to play my mom like that.
  • My 8th Birthday
    • I did pumpkin carving with some of my friends. Pumpkin carving was fun when I was younger, but it is not my jam now.
  • My 16th Birthday
    • I had a volleyball game that day. Did we win? Probably not. 
  • My 21st Birthday
    • I went to Tara Thai and had my first legal drink with my friends. They also threw me a 90s birthday party. I had enough to drink that I actually danced and everyone knows that dancing is not my favorite thing to do. It was a pretty good day, but parties are a lot of work. Probably will be my last birthday party.

  • My 22nd Birthday
    • I had a potluck at my 4th year house and then we went to the Glass Haus for some SHHO (Student Hip Hop Organization) party. One of my friends did an Irish Exit and I drove all over the place to find her because she wasn’t answering her phone. Luckily, she texted me the next morning, but I was so worried.

So, after my 22nd birthday I stopped doing things for my birthday. It is just better that way.

And if you all don’t understand the reference of the title to this blog, then you need to go back and read the blog about my top favorite songs.