Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Favorite movies

This is day 25 of my Journaling through January series.

What is your favorite movie and why? What are movies you'd like to see this year?

First, I'm changing the rules. I am not going to choose one movie. I am choosing four. Because that's just how I'm rolling today. :)

#1: Roman Holiday
It connects to my soul on so many levels. Every girl, at some point in her life, wants to be a princess. Every person wants the thrill of just "running away" every once in a while. And anyone who knows what's good for them wants to go to Rome and have adventures. In addition, I wish I could be as adorable as Audrey Hepburn.

#2: Julie and Julia
The acting in this movie is, in my opinion, phenomenal. Meryl Streep and Amy Adams are just perfect. The story is charming. The script is hilarious and clever. I just can't stop smiling when I watch this movie!

#3: Star Trek
Probably one of the only action movies I can call one of my "favorites." And I really don't know why. I mean, I love the premise of Star Trek (I am a total Next Generation nerd), but there's something else about this movie. Maybe it's the conflict between Spock and Kirk that I love--there are so many layers to it. It's one of those films that I might pop in the DVD player as I clean the house or finish a craft project, just to enjoy the overall feel of it.

#4: Together
This is a Chinese film (with subtitles) about a father and his son, a violin prodigy. This film is so heartwarming and beautiful. I love the music, the characters, the culture, and the emotions in Together. I like to watch it when I'm in the mood for feeling warm and fuzzy.

There you have it! My top four favorite movies! As for what I'm excited to see this year, that's another long list. Hunger Games, the new Batman movie, The Bourne Legacy, The Hobbit, and Life of Pi, to name a few. It's a good excuse to have regular date nights! 


  1. I haven't seen Together, but now I'm interested!

    LOVE Roman Holiday. We are HUGE old movie fans...and Hepburn is just stunning.
    Julie and Julia was adorable and a nice surprise, I really liked it!

    Star Trek was good, very entertaining. I am not a Trekkie :) But my husband is a fan of the originals ;)

    SO excited for Hunger Games and The Hobbit!! :)

    Fun post!

  2. Thanks! :) I can't wait for Hunger Games either! You should let me know what you think of Together if you decide to watch it!

  3. Forgive me. I am your father. I won't be lame and say something like, "Audrey has nothing on you!" But I will say that you are definitely in the same league. And I am sure your husband would agree. I need to see “Roman Holiday” again.

    Surprising even to me, I like to put on the 2010 version of “True Grit.” The music, script, pace, and plot seem to resonate and comfort me. I know. Weird.