Saturday, December 18, 2010

Top 5 Christmas Movies

So in light of the holiday season, here are, what I think are the best Christmas movies of all time.

1) - A Christmas Story - If you don't agree with this then there is something wrong with you. There are too many things to reference that make this movie the best for Christmas.

2) - The Santa Clause - My Dad took me to go see this in the theater when it came out. I was 10. And I still watch it every year. Good laughs, a good story and just a great movie for Christmas.

3) - Elf - Will Ferrell is great in this one. A really funny movie with not really any raunchy humor. A great movie even when you don't watch it around Christmas. But, try to save it for the holiday's because it makes it that much better.

4) - National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation - So many things go wrong around the holidays. Money, work, family, decorations, accidents and this movie has them all. Chevy Chase is perfect in this movie and it is hilarious.

5) - Scrooged (A Christmas Carol) - So A Christmas Carol has been remade a bunch of different times. So it makes the list at #5 and the one I chose is Scrooged. Bill Murray puts a great spin on the Ebenezer Scrooge role and the movie is really funny with a modern day appeal. Great movie for Christmas.

Honorable Mentions - A Nightmare Before Christmas - It's a Wonderful Life - How the Grinch Stole Christmas (the original version) - Love Actually - Home Alone

So there's my list and it's always subject to change. Let me know if I forget any good honorable mentions. MERRY CHRISTMAS...yes indeed.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Top 5 Animated Movies

I love animated movies and I don't think they are just for kids. So here's the Top 5 list of what I think are the best animated movies of all time. Disney/Pixar has a majority of the list. And I have yet to see Toy Story 3 and How to Train Your Dragon so the list can change.

1) - Up - This is the only animated movie that actually made me cry. The story is original and the animation is wonderful. The movie has comedy, action, suspense, and might tear you up. I love this movie.

2) - Kung Fu Panda - I watch this movie all the time. It's really funny and has some fun Kung Fu scenes. I can't wait for the second one.

3) - Toy Story - The original computer animated movie has to be on the list. Great movie. The second one is also fantastic. I can't wait to see the 3rd one.

4) - Finding Nemo - I can also watch this movie over and over again. The images are great and it has a great story. Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) has to be one of the funniest characters ever.

5) - Wall-E - The 1st half of the movie has no talking. It keeps you interested without having any dialogue for 30 to 40 minutes. It's also a great look at how lazy the world is. It's also really funny. I love this movie.

Honorable mentions - (There's a lot) Ratatouille - Cars - Monsters Inc. - Shrek - Surf's Up - A Bug's Life - Over the Hedge - Lion King - Aladdin - Meet the Robinson's