Spoiler alert: hints for this weekend’s contests are at the bottom of this entry!
Holy. Shit. You people really came through for me on last Sunday’s contest. I now have well over 30 movies in my queue (that’s British for “holding pattern” or “line”) over at Netflix. Which means I am probably going to need to bump myself up from the 1-at-a-time plan.
It also means that it was damn near fucking impossible to pick a winner!
Between your comments and posts, you gave me literally over 100 movies to choose from.
Of course, some of them were crap. (Seriously people – Facing the Giants? I love you but, UGH. That movie is shitastic! I threw food at my husband the entire time he tried to watch it. It’s movies like that that give Christians an uncool reputation. Blech!)
And some of them that even I had seen before. Namely:
- The Princess Bride
- My Cousin Vinny
- Lake Placid
- Moulin Rouge
- what women want
- Pirates of the Caribbean 1 & 2
- Love Actually (on of my all time favorites!)
- Bourne Ultimatum
- Get Shorty
- Be Cool
- High Fidelity
- Empire Records
- To Kill a Mockingbird
- Breakfast at Tiffany’s
- The Devil Wears Prada
- Walk the Line
- Talladega Nights
- Chasing Amy (my personal favorite Kevin Smith movie)
- Clerks I & II
- Baby Boy (bet you didn’t know there were white people who saw that movie!)
- Fools Rush In
- I Now Pronouce You……Chuck and Larry
- Knocked Up
- Super Troopers (this movie is retarded, btw)
- Blades of Glory
- Office Space
- The Life of David Gale
After sorting through the ones I had already seen, I was still left with a long list. Of course, I immediately axed anything Horror. The one and only thing I am not “allowed” to do by my husband is watch scary movies. Because I am a big fat cry baby who cannot sleep unless the locks are checked three times. Maybe four.
I also cut out anything that had a lame ass synopsis, was based on a video game, or was just too sci-fi out there for me.
Which leave us with, the contenders…
These are the movies I actually added to my queue (this is British for “holding pattern” or “line”) as a result of this contest (meaning I hadn’t previously done so):
- Thank You for Smoking
- A Mighty Heart
- My Wife is an Actress
- Little Miss Sunshine
- A Bronx Tale
- The Good Shepherd
- The Last King of Scotland
- Remains of the Day
- The Great Escape
- The Departed
- Roman Holiday
- live free or die hard
- Across the Universe
- The Story of Us
- Reign Over Me
- Why Did I Get Married?
- Music and Lyrics
- Black Book
- Dear Frankie
- Eastern Promises
I am looking forward to seeing all of these, and truthfully, a little embarrassed that some are on the list. (I mean really, how the hell have I NOT seen Casablanca?!?) But there can only be one winner.
Which movie did I move to the top of my queue*?
To be fair, my decision and sudden need. to. see. this. movie. right. now was influenced by Dave2‘s absolutely gushing over it. But the first person to suggest it to me here, and therefore our winner, was Kapgar.
Shoot me an email and let me know what email address to send your gift certificate to!
Thank you everyone for your advice. And.. um.. if you don’t mind. Could you give me a little more? Is there any movie that I absolutely should NOT waste my time seeing? And if so, why not?
This Sunday’s contest will be centered around the return of The RAP Sheet.
You do remember The RAP Sheet, right?
*That’s British for “holding pattern” or “line”.