herophelia: (elephant on trampoline)
herophelia ([personal profile] herophelia) wrote2012-02-29 09:24 am

more movies. oh so many more

Young Frankenstein - Anyone who doesn't know why this movie is awesome hasn't seen it. And should remedy that rtfn. Seriously. Go.

Next - Didn't really expect to like this one. Thought it would be cheesy (not that that's always a bad thing) but I ended up pleasantly surprised. is it the best movie I've ever seen? No. But I'm glad I took the time to watch it.

Beauty and the Beast - Oh God, how does Disney continue to make such adorable movies? Granted, they've fallen flat on their face a couple of times. But this one? Not one of those times. I love this movie. So much. I even love the villains. Belle was always one of my favourite 'princesses' because she just... didn't care what other people thought about her. At all. It made me feel like it was all right to like books more than barbies, and to wear polka dots with stripes and mismatched shoes. (I was very young at the time.) She was one of my very early role models.

Also, in a weird way Gaston helped me. It kind of affirmed for me that someone could be popular and well liked, and also total slime. It hadn't really occurred to me before that. (Again, very young.) Before that I had assumed that there must be something wrong with me for disliking some of the more popular girls I knew, because if so many people liked them, obviously they must be good. Which, it is super obvious, is not at all the case. But still, everyone had to learn that for the first time at some point in their history. For me, it was B&B.

The Mummy Returns - I was sharing a hotel room with my mother. She snores and I couldn't sleep. So I was up most nights watching television. Mostly Law and Order, which doesn't help me for this at all, but this also made it into the rotation. I missed the first ten minutes or so, but I'm still counting it. I've seen it before, anyway.

Monsters vs. Aliens - So this thing... didn't totally suck. Reese Witherspoon is adorable. Dumb as a sack of hammers, but sweet and cute as a button. Premise is dumb, but what can you really expect? The animation is good, some of the jokes are funny. It's better than a poke in the eye!

The whole list is here.

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