Theme: World Changers; Week: Jan 23-29/15

Jan 23-29-15

Tomorrow (Monday, Jan 19/15) is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. For me he is one of the most (if not the most) inspiring people of the 20th Century. He fought for human rights and changed the world. The following are biopics of people who fought for the rights of others. Which would you vote for to be this week’s movie?

1. Erin Brockovich (2000)

2. Gandhi (1982)

3. Lincoln (2012)

4. Milk (2008)

Theme: Golden Globe Winners; Week: Jan 16-22/15

Jan 16-22 14

The Golden Globes are happening right now as I post this. Exciting isn’t it? I’m pulling for Boyhood and Birdman to win the top prizes. This week’s nominees are movies that didn’t win an Oscar for best picture, but they did win at the GG’s. Which one is the best of the three in your eyes?

1. The Aviator (2004)

2. Avatar (2009)

3. The Social Network (2010)

Theme: Promises and Commitments; Week: Jan 9-15/15

Jan 9-15-15

We’ve all been there: making New Year’s resolutions. They’re not easy, but I hope yours go exceptionally well this year. The following movies have characters who made vows, oaths, promises, or commitments. Which do you think should be Movie of the Week?

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003, #9)
“You swore on the precious! Smeagol promised!” — Frodo
“Smeagol lied!” — Gollum

Gladiator (2000, #48)
“I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.” — Maxiums Decimus Meridius

Gone with the Wind (1939, #157)
“As God is my witness, I’ll never be hungry again.” — Scarlett O’Hara

Theme: 2014; Week: Jan 2-8/15

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It’s fun to look back at the past 52 weeks when this time of year rolls around. There are several 2014 movies that have made their way onto the IMDb top 250, but these are the top 3. And please, NO SPOILERS in your comments! I’ve only seen one of these movies, though likely before this Friday I will have seen another. Hopefully all three.

1. Interstellar (2014, #15)

2. Boyhood (2014, #91)

3. Gone Girl (2014, #111)

Theme: Toy Stories; Week: Dec 26 – Jan 1/15

Toy Stories

Very few people don’t like the Toy Story series, and most can tell you the one they like the best. I for one have a hard time picking one. Even the second one stands up against the other two extremely well. Each installment has a very original and engaging story (even thought provoking) and awesome new characters. So which one do you think is best? Which one will be movie of the week?

1. Toy Story (1995)
2. Toy Story 2 (1999)
3. Toy Story 3 (2010)

 

 

Best Movie Scrooge? – Week: Dec 19-25/14

Christmas Carol 2014

People often talk about their favourite version of the Christmas Carol they like best. In my experience I hear the following ones mentioned most. A big one that is not on this list is Mickey’s Christmas Carol (1983) but I decided to leave it out as it is technically a short, not a full-length movie.

1. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

2. A Christmas Carol (1951) {The Alastair Sim one}

3. A Christmas Carol (2009) {The Jim Carrey one}

4. Scrooged (1988)