Sunday, July 18, 2010

Monday Movie Meme - On Boredom, or Beating the Blues

Feature Presentation!

I'm guest directing over at The Bumbles Blog for the Monday Movie Meme!

Molly (Bumbles) looked around for a weekly meme about movies and did not have any luck. So therefore she decided to start her own! Andy will play along as well - hopefully you will too. Each Monday they will post a new movie related topic for you to comment on or post about on your own blog, linking back to The Bumbles.

July is National Anti-Boredom month, and in honor of that, what are the movies you turn to when you're bored. You know... those movies that pull you in and keep you from feeling bored. Those movies that keep you focused and attentive no matter how many times you've seen them? If you're feeling bored, what movie(s) are you going to pop into the DVD player?

Here are Molly's picks. Hop over to The Bumbles to see mine!

Stand and Deliver (1988) - As someone who was just beginning her major in education when this film was released, it was incredibly uplifting and inspiring and it always makes me believe in the human spirit. And it makes me want to get up and DO something productive - the best remedy for boredom there is.

Bull Durham (1988) - I was bored the other evening as a matter of fact. Sox game was over. Andy was falling asleep on the couch. Chores were done. Blogging wasn't doing it for me. So I found Bull Durham free On Demand and the time flew by happily, as it always does no matter how many times I watch it. Romance, humor and baseball. Movie heaven for this Bumble.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) - Pretty much any good comedy will do the trick when I'm bored. But I do get sick of seeing the same ones replayed on cable after a while. There are a few that will always make me laugh as hard as I did the first time around - like The Jerk, Best In Show or Meet The Parents. But the king of those for me is The Holy Grail. I bust out into giggles at just the thought of killer rabbits and knights who say Ni! Plus, when it is over, it makes me want to get up off the couch and gallop around the house with coconuts. That'll show boredom who's in charge.

Pink Floyd the Wall (1982) - Andy is Concert Boy and so of course we need to have music represented here. There are lots of musical movies to consider - traditional musicals like The Sound of Music, concert movies like The Last Waltz and plenty of movies with lots of musicality mixed in - but The Wall always promises a delight - even without outside influences ;0) Terrific sound, deep lyrics and incredible graphics make this one to pop in whenever the senses need stirring. It is like watching a graphic novel interrupt a movie. Sooooo cool.
Don't forget to visit The Bumbles for my selections! Why not join in, too?

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  1. "I fart in your general direction! Your mother was a hamster!" Yes, I have seen Monty Python and the Holy Grail a time or two!

  2. I just saw a LOLCats the other day with a hamster saying, "I fart in your general direction." I laughed out loud.

    Nice choice for the theme. I left mine on The Bumbles' comments.

    Lovely blog you have here!

    Susan from Bear Swamp Reflections.

  3. Stand and Deliver sounds like one I'd like to look into. have a nice day.

  4. Great pics loved Bull Durham but nothing tops a Monte Python movie! In fact I have the sound track from the Holy Grail! Have you seen the Blind Side yet with Sandra Bullock, that will knock the boredom right out of your house!

  5. I loved your movie topic! My list could have been a mile long except for my failing memory! It was great to visit other sites and be reminded about somwe of the wawesome movies there are.

    You did a fantastic job as Guest Director. Thank you!

    ~ Amy

  6. Stand & Deliver is a great choice!

  7. My all-time favorite movie has to be The Sound of Music. It’s a wholesome musical that appeals to all ages, and is as popular now as it was back in 1965 when it was first released. The wonderful songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein demonstrates the positive power of music, along with the gorgeous voice of Julie Andrews. The message of good triumphing over evil, as well as loyalty, faith and courage are strong themes running through the movie.
    I could go on and on but I also love the Salzburg setting, especially the stunning opening shots of the beautiful mountain scenes leading to the ‘The Hills are Alive…’ song.
    It’s a classic in every sense of the word.


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