guest blogger: jill

In the last year, what's the best movie you've seen?
That's a toss up between The King's Speech (edited), Waiting for Superman, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2.

What do you think is one of the most underrated movies?
Shadowlands (it's all about the life of C.S. Lewis and how he met his wife, Joy).

Which movie do you think has the best soundtrack?
Top Gun definitely has the best 80s tunes, but one of my all time favorite albums comes from a movie I have never even seen, The Big Chill - lots of good Motown classics.

Have you ever watched a movie that changed your opinion about something? If so, what was it?
I love watching documentaries for that very reason - Waiting for Superman (about public education), Inside Job (about the recession) and Spellbound (about the national spelling bee) have all done that for me.

Which movie is one of your guilty pleasures?
I love martial arts films - even the cheesy ones. Elektra, I'm proud to say, is one of my gultiest. (But who doesn't love seeing Jen Garner kicking trash and taking names?)

What's a movie that no one would expect you to love?
What a Girl Wants (I secretly always wanted to be Amanda Bynes - I think she's adorable).

What is your favorite movie based on a book?
Oooh - tough category! I love so many. Princess Bride, Chocolat, Pay It Forward, Memoirs of a Geisha...

Is there an older movie that you think would be great as a remake?
I would love to see Pretty in Pink redone. Or, going even more old school, I think redoing The Philadelphia Story would be fabulous - but you would have to have just the right actors.

What is the most hilarious movie you've ever seen?
Toss up between Nacho Libre and What's Up Doc?

Name a movie that you love but everyone else hates (or vice versa).
I can't stand My Best Friend's Wedding - but everyone else seems to think it's great.

Which movie(s) do you wish you had seen in the theater?
Anything Audrey Hepburn - how great would it have been to have watched her come down the staircase in that stunning white gown and blow 'Enry 'Iggins away on the big screen?! Or to gush at the final sappy moments of Breakfast at Tiffany's?

Jill also shared her favorite go-to movie websites:
kidsinmind.com (gives a rating for sex, violence and profanity, so you know what you're walking into)
rottentomatoes.com (so you have a nice consensus of all the critics, not just one)
jinni.com (you can enter a title of a movie or TV show you love, or are in the mood for, and it gives you literally hundreds more like it so you get exactly what you want)

And for some extra fun:


Erika said...

I like What A Girl Wants, too. She's so fun, Colin Firth as Lord Dashwood is a hoot and who wouldn't want to have Ian sing to them like that.(sigh)

B Porter said...

Maybe that would have helped your BYU experience Gina!