Hi! Is it too late for me to do this? I hope not.
And I also hope you like the coffee image I pulled off Unsplash (an awesome stock photo site).
So … it all started with this comment I got on my About Me Page. Let’s see what I’ve come up with.
Black Coffee – A Favorite Film That’s Hard to Get Into
I have a really hard time with this one, since my favorite films usually grab me right away.
Let me think on that.
Peppermint Coffee – A Favorite Christmas/Holiday Film
Omigosh! Where do I start?
You have the action holiday movie, for lack of a better term.
There’s The Long Kiss Goodnight.
And there’s the crime holiday movies. Like L.A. Confidential. Sorry, I strayed into the 90s there! But it’s irresistible.
Not to mention The Thin Man (which I’ve named as a holiday favorite a couple of times).
Oh, and Miracle on 34th Street. The original, of course! 🙂
Um … let’s move on!
Hot Chocolate – A Favorite Children’s Film
Oh, well. I’d say The Wizard of Oz is my favorite kid’s film. Still.
Double Espresso A Film That Held Your Interest for the Whole Run Time
How’s that so far?
Starbucks: A Film That You’ve Watched More Than Any Other
Um … whoa! I’ll name one (maybe two), because I watch certain movies over and over
like an idiot.
I could watch Midnight Run a hundred more times, and it would never get old to me.
I could also watch The Big Sleep over and over and over …
Hipster Coffee Shop – Give an Indie or Foreign Film a Shout-Out
I can name a few good foreign films. I already mentioned Run Lola Run, so another one I’ll throw out is La Femme Nikita. (Personally, I prefer it to the American remake, which wasn’t bad, but wasn’t quite as awesome as the French original. It was also released in 1990.)
I’m a huge fan of Jacques Tati. Especially the movie Playtime.
And one of the most inspiring movies I’ve ever seen is Ikiru.
Oops….Got Decaf – A Film That Disappointed You
*sigh* Well, I had high hopes for Once Upon a Crime, which was touted as a black comedy, but … well, if you ask me, the movie itself was a crime. (Yet another 90s film.)
See that poster with all those talented people on it? Totally wasted. Honestly, skip this one.
This trailer makes it look …
better than it is somewhat less crappy.
Perfect Blend – A Bittersweet Film Mix That Seems Perfect
When it comes to bittersweet films that seem perfect, does it really get much better than Casablanca?
Coffee With Your Sugar – A Film You Might Love a Little too Much
I could probably come up with a bunch. Mostly either wonderful satires and parodies, like Airplane!
And OMG! Check out this list! 🙂
Or just over-the-top silly movies like the original Casino Royale! (From the Sixties. And it shows.)
Friends Don’t Let Friends Have Starbucks – A Film You Tell Others to Avoid
Okay, whatever you do, I urge you like you wouldn’t believe not to see Two or Three Things I Know About Her … . I cannot emphasize strongly enough how thoroughly boring, pedantic, pretentious, and pointless this movie is.
Yes, this was made by that Jean-Luc Godard guy. I think he was trying for innovative. Unfortunately, it may be innovative, but nobody wants it. Nobody should, anyway.
In case you need proof … note the incredibly annoying whispered narration. By the director.
Trust me when I say captioning the dialogue in English doesn’t help.
this is something that can’t be unseen you were warned! 🙂
PS: I’ll have to pass on the first one, because I really can’t think of a favorite film that didn’t draw me in right away.