Coffee Talks: Get to Know Me with Movies
For this Coffee Talks, rather than rant about something that happened, I want to share some of my favorite movies. I always see “get to know me” tags and fun ways that bloggers share parts of themselves with their readers, so I wanted to do a few upcoming posts that share things about me in a different ways.
I could just list off a few facts, and we could feel like that awkward first day of school, but I want to mix it up. I want to start with sharing my favorite movies. I think favorites say a lot about people. I’ll probably do a post about my favorite musicians and books too. Get ready to know me, y’all!
I have to start by saying don’t judge my movies. I get some odd looks when I list my favorites. I get it though, I tend to like the movies that someone’s older, stoner brother would watch, but I’m absolutely okay with that. These movies make me smile, and I can always watch them over and over again.
Pool Hall Junkies
This movie is about a group of friends and two brothers who play pool and hustle for money. It has an amazing cast, and I love the soundtrack. I’ve never been good at pool, but it makes me want to try. Plus, I adore Christopher Walken.
Dogma – or Kevin Smith anything
I saw Dogma when I was little, because my brother is a big Kevin Smith fan. Now, he’s probably one of my favorite directors. He also writes and acts, so I’m a tad obsessed.
This movie is a favorite because I love anything with lore, legend, history, and religion, because it fascinates me. God is a woman in this movie, and the cast is wonderful.
All I Wanna Do
This is the ultimate female empowerment movie. I saw it as a teenage girl, and it was everything. It’s about a girls school in the 1960s, and how the girls decided that they have power over their futures.
Who doesn’t love this movie? I mean, Paul Rudd! It’s my go to movie when I’m having a “blah” day. It always makes me smile. Even though I can’t relate to rich, elite high schoolers, it’s one of my favorite feel good movies.
I also think Brittany Murphy would have done even more amazing things. I cried when she passed away, and I hope people keep her memory alive. Her laugh was infectious, and she was one of my first crushes.
Ever since I was younger, Devin Sawa made my heart skip a beat. This cheesy movie is one that my big brother showed me, and as corny as it is, it’s a favorite. My husband thinks it’s awful, but I love it. It has zombies, cursed hands, and Seth Green.
I grew up when skateboarding was the ultimate cool past time. My circle of guy friends skateboarded, my big brother skateboarded, and I attempted it. This movie is a bit hokey, but it still makes me laugh. It’s about 4 best friends who go on a road trip and follow a pro skate tour while trying to get noticed and sponsored.
Son-in-Law or anything with Pauly Shore
I love Pauly Shore and pretty much all of his movies. Son-in-Las is my favorite though. It’s funny, and I love the big city to country “transformation” that he goes through. It’s heartwarming and a funny movie, so it’s a win from our whole family.
The Other Woman
I think Leslie Mann is one of the best actresses, and this movie is amazing. If I cry and laugh during a movie, it’s a winner. I love that they handle cheating with women putting the ball in their court. The first time I saw it, it reminded me a bit of First Wives Club, and that made me smile even more.
The Banger Sisters
Goldie Hawn is another gem, and Susan Sarandon is a bonus. I love the story, and how Goldie Hawn’s character isn’t ashamed of who she is. I like that it shows former “groupies” as strong women, because the term isn’t seen in a positive light. The movie is fabulous, and I watch it every time it’s on.
When I first saw this movie, I related to it on an extreme level. I was the writer in my friends. I wasn’t the “hot” one. I was the duff, and this movie made me love myself even more. It’s a movie that celebrates who you are and has the best message.
There you have it.
Those are my favorite movies. To be fair, I’m a big movie watcher and could give you all a very large list, but I have a to-do list that needs conquered. So, I’ll leave you with these favorites, and I hope they can show you a bit of who I am.
I love comedies more than any other genre. I avoid scary movies unless they are campy, because I’m a giant wuss. I do like romance, but if there’s comedy, I like it even more.
I do tend to favor raunchy or “stoner” comedies. I think fart jokes and Jay and Silent Bob are hilarious. Classy, I know.
I’d love to hear some of your favorite movies. I feel bad, because I get tagged on Twitter for this stuff sometimes, but I don’t usually have the time to do all of them. Well, now it’s time to share! I hope you check some of these out if you haven’t already seen them.