Saturday, July 9, 2011 | By: Brianna

Movie Likes

Q:  What movies do you enjoy watching?

A:  I like to flatter myself by calling myself a movie buff, if only because I can quote a multitude of obscure movies, and some that I've never even seen before.  Although that might be a testament to my watching too many AFI specials/countdowns.  So the short answer is that I enjoy a lot of different types of movies.  Although it depends on who I'm watching them with.  If that makes any sense.

I'm a big fan of 80s movies, and I find myself watching them with my mother a lot of the time, maybe because those were the movies she went to see in high school or heard about while she was there.  Last year I went on a really long kick during which I watched all the Bill Murray/Dan Ackroyd movies I could think of: Stripes, Caddyshack, Animal House...and I feel like there was another one, but I can't remember.  The Blues Brothers might have been in there.  Anyway.  There was also my "F-inn 80s" marathon during which I watched: Footloose, Flashdance, and Fame.  Although I only really liked Footloose.  I LOVE John Hughes movies, but I've only ever seen the Molly Ringwald trio: The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, and  Sixteen Candles.  And I think one of those wasn't John Hughes.  Oh well.

At school, I tend to watch a lot of romantic comedies, or just comedies.  Our "go-to" movie tends to be Love Actually because it is the quintessential romantic movie, it's filmed really well, and it's something that all of us can agree on.  Even if we saw it earlier in the week, Love Actually is a movie you can definitely handle seeing again.

I have another group of friends at school that enjoys action/superhero movies, and they're the reason I've seen Kickass and V for Vendetta.  Both of which I enjoyed.  I also watch a lot of action movies with my little brother, or we just watch and re-watch the action/heist/military/superhero movies on our home movie shelf.

Then there are the kid's movies.  The Disney movies, and other animated or non-animated awesomeness.  I LOVE these so much that I'll probably watch them with just about anyone.  That and it's another genre that nearly everyone can agree on.  Which brings me to why I'm writing this post.  It's really just a ploy to announce that I'm going to my friends house to watch How to Train Your Dragon!  A movie that's completely adorable, beautifully animated, and so beyond fantastic that I can't wait to share it with our one friend who's never seen it.  Yes, I'm 21 years old and I'm going over to a friend's house to watch an animated movie.  You have to admit that that's pretty awesome.

"You just gestured to all of me..."
- How to Train Your Dragon


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