Thursday, December 31, 2009

Movie nights...

in the Bell household for these last few days of 2009 have become pretty obnoxious. With this list of 250 movies we have to watch (and blog about) in 2010, we can't touch the stack of 25 DVDs of those 250 that we actually own until 2010 which pretty much means I'm going out of my mind trying to pick what to watch that Sam won't mind. Let's face it, most of MY collection are chick flicks. Most of Sam's are ones I wouldn't touch ("Borat") or would put me to sleep ("Donnie Darko", and yes, I realize this is part of the 250 movies on the list!)
In the past few days we have watched "Love Actually" (okay truthfully I watched 98% of this myself and Sam came in to the last 10 minutes and mocked the entire movie), "Ocean's Eleven" (Pitt/Clooney), and "Catch Me If You Can" because we can't watch "Kill Bill 1 or 2", or "Back to the Future", "Up", or "Star Trek"...and I can only get Sam to watch movies that are NOT romantic comedies though he'll tolerate "Two Weeks Notice" or movies where Hugh Grant plays a jerk. In the end it's not so bad. We seem to be leaning toward old stand-bys such as "Coming to America" and "Tommy Boy" but because we watch those so often we can practically speak the script verbatim, it's almost like, 'what's the point?' So for my sanity I can't WAIT until January 1, 2010...because I can FINALLY re-watch "Bourne Ultimatum", "Amelie", "Batman Begins" and my current favorite "Star Trek" with Chris Pine!

Monday, December 21, 2009

The start of an interesting task...

While watching Julie and Julia the other night Sam decided that we were going to try to do something similar. At first he thought we should watch the last 150 movies on but then he changed his mind (thank goodness) and now, starting January 1, 2010 we will be watching the top 250 movies from imdb's list during the 2010 calendar year...and blogging about it. We have such different tastes in movies to begin with so it should be quite interesting to read what we have to say. I should probably start by going through the list and marking which movies I have seen already...even though our rule is that we'll be watching the movies again anyway. Good luck to us! =)

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009


The challenge: In one year, I we will attempt to watch every movie in the IMDB Top 250.
The rules:
  1. We must watch every movie, including the ones we've already seen.
  2. We must watch the entire movie. No fast forwarding.
  3. We must post some sort of comment on each movie as we watch them.
  4. We will start with the list as it is on Dec. 15th, 2009 (displayed on the right hand side of the blog.) I will periodically check for new additions, but even if a movie drops off of the list, We still have to watch it.
  5. The deadline is Dec. 31, 2010.

This blog may contain spoilers, so beware.