The Greatest Films of All Time?

well at least according to the AFI.

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On New Year’s Day I proudly announced I was going to tackle this list in 2014.  While I have seen a few of the movies on the list, I said I as going to tackle the list.  I haven’t started, and here we are almost to April. It is time to get cracking.

Here is the list:

1.CITIZEN KANE (1941)
2.CASABLANCA (1942)
3.GODFATHER, THE (1972)
4.GONE WITH THE WIND (1939)
5.LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (1962)
6.WIZARD OF OZ, THE (1939)
7.GRADUATE, THE (1967)
8.ON THE WATERFRONT (1954)
9.SCHINDLER’S LIST (1993)
10.SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN (1952)
11.IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946)
12.SUNSET BOULEVARD (1950)
13.BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI, THE (1957)
14.SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959)
15.STAR WARS (1977)
16.ALL ABOUT EVE (1950)
17.AFRICAN QUEEN, THE (1951)
18.PSYCHO (1960)
19.CHINATOWN (1974)
20.ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST (1975)
21.GRAPES OF WRATH, THE (1940)
22.2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)
23.MALTESE FALCON, THE (1941)
24.RAGING BULL (1980)
25.E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982)
26.DR. STRANGELOVE (1964)
27.BONNIE & CLYDE (1967)
28.APOCALYPSE NOW (1979)
29.MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON (1939)
30.TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE (1948)
31.ANNIE HALL (1977)
32.GODFATHER PART II, THE (1974)
33.HIGH NOON (1952)
34.TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (1962)
35.IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT (1934)
36.MIDNIGHT COWBOY (1969)
37.BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES, THE (1946)
38.DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944)
39.DOCTOR ZHIVAGO (1965)
40.NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959)
41.WEST SIDE STORY (1961)
42.REAR WINDOW (1954)
43.KING KONG (1933)
44.BIRTH OF A NATION, THE (1915)
45.STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, A (1951)
46.CLOCKWORK ORANGE, A (1971)
47.TAXI DRIVER (1976)
48.JAWS (1975)
49.SNOW WHITE & THE SEVEN DWARFS (1937)
50.BUTCH CASSIDY & THE SUNDANCE KID (1969)
51.PHILADELPHIA STORY, THE(1940)
52.FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (1953)
53.AMADEUS (1984)
54.ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (1930)
55.SOUND OF MUSIC, THE (1965)
56.M*A*S*H(1970)
57.THIRD MAN, THE (1949)
58.FANTASIA (1940)
59.REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE (1955)
60.RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981)
61.VERTIGO (1958)
62.TOOTSIE (1982)
63.STAGECOACH (1939)
64.CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (1977)
65.SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, THE (1991)
66.NETWORK (1976)
67.MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, THE (1962)
68.AMERICAN IN PARIS, AN (1951)
69.SHANE (1953)
70.FRENCH CONNECTION, THE (1971)
71.FORREST GUMP (1994)
72.BEN-HUR (1959)
73.WUTHERING HEIGHTS (1939)
74.GOLD RUSH, THE (1925)
75.DANCES WITH WOLVES (1990)
76.CITY LIGHTS (1931)
77.AMERICAN GRAFFITI (1973)
78.ROCKY (1976)
79.DEER HUNTER, THE (1978)
80.WILD BUNCH, THE (1969)
81.MODERN TIMES (1936)
82.GIANT (1956)
83.PLATOON (1986)
84.FARGO (1996)
85.DUCK SOUP (1933)
86.MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (1935)
87.FRANKENSTEIN (1931)
88.EASY RIDER (1969)
89.PATTON (1970)
90.JAZZ SINGER, THE (1927)
91.MY FAIR LADY (1964)
92.PLACE IN THE SUN, A(1951)
93.APARTMENT, THE (1960)
94.GOODFELLAS (1990)
95.PULP FICTION (1994)
96.SEARCHERS, THE (1956)
97.BRINGING UP BABY (1938)
98.UNFORGIVEN (1992)
99.GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER (1967)
100. YANKEE DOODLE DANDY (1942)

As always I will share my thoughts, on the films.  I am starting with Yankee Doodle Dandy and will work my way down! Cheers!

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Draft Day Review

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I managed to snag sneak passes to this movie & was able to watch it on Wednesday night.

This will be a spoiler free review as I thought the anticipation of “who was going to be drafted” was fun and I think you should have the same experience. So if you are here to find out who is drafted, well you won’t find it here.  I am not telling 🙂

When I first received the passes, I didn’t want to go, but as it was an opportunity to leave this cubicle I went, plus it had Tom Welling, and as Tom has always been my number 1… how could I not see it?  Sigh… how I miss Smallville.

Anyway, not the point.  Simply put the movie was fantastic.  It is no Oscar worthy film, but it is entertaining. The movie runs about a hour and 40 minutes, and it did not drag.   Almost everyone after the movie was chatting about how fast the movie moved  and just how entertaining.

So what’s the story?  Well the gist of the plot is simple:

Sonny Weaver Jr the GM of the Cleveland Browns snags the #1 draft pick and has to determine if he is going to go with the “anticipated”  number one draft pick  which is what the owner wants, or someone else.

Throw in a crazy mother, the very recent death of his father, a girlfriend with news, and a whole crazy cast of characters and you have one hilarious fast paced movie.  I found myself laughing, cringing, and cheering for certain characters.

I enjoyed the movie because I found it entertaining, I loved how they kept name dropping the Dallas Cowboys in a somewhat positive light.  There is an entire scene, where the coach of the Browns (who was the recent Cowboys coach) compared Dallas to Cleveland.  Let’s just say the Dallas audience was rolling.  What he says is so true and everyone in the audience knew it.

Go Cowboys!

and oh did I mention Tom Welling is in the movie? So ladies if football is not your thing, I am sure Tom Welling is. Go.

Football lovers will love it.  It will get you that small football hit, that football fans so desperately need to get through the post season as this comes out approx 1 month before the actual 2014 draft.

So what is my rating you ask? I give the movie 4 stars.

Be warned though: The movie will totally get you pumped for the upcoming draft, and season!

Go Cowboys 😉 

The Cars at Hollywood Studios

You can meet Cars at Hollywood Studio… well get your picture with them.  They don’t speak & sign autographs… but still a fun picture.

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That one time I met Logan

Those of you that have been around know I tend to claim I am a lot of things.

Learner. Believer. Anti-Corporation. Reader. Traveler.

Nerd.

Geek.

The last two really sum me up.  I am someone that will completely get totally geeked out over something. Whether it be Star Trek vs Star Wars (a debate I often take part in), San Diego Comic Con (yes I live for it!) or meeting a famous person.

Yeah I know they are just people.  I get that… but they are people that entertain me.  That’s the catch.

I am often saving money and in the middle of a “no spend my money” mode, so I can travel some where new.  So with no spending money often comes sitting my happy ass at home and partake in Netflix, Amazon Prime or Hulu if I cn access my mom’s account (sometimes I can’t!)

Anyway I  digress.

One of my favorite shows of all time is Veronica Mars. I love Veronica. What makes this show AMAZING  is the fact that you have a kick ass female lead that is not stupid.  She is someone that is worthy of my affections, and affection it has earned.

In fact not to sound like a stalker or anything (cause I am totally NOT a stalker) I just know if Kristen Bell and I met, we would be fast friends. Seriously. She is an animal lover. I am an animal lover. She is awesome. I am awesome.

I mean how could we not be?

Anyway as I saw the Veronica Mars movie not once but TWICE this past weekend I figured I would talk about the time I met Jason Dohring.  Or Logan to you Veronica lovers.

And it was AWESOME.  I have met quite a few famous peeps at cons and needless to say the meet & greets are often rushed, quick and it is over before you even know it.

My friend Ashley Nemer (you should go TOTALLY check her books out by the way) was with me through this encounter to the end.  AND when I say we were two bumbling idiots, I am not even exaggerating.

She couldn’t even remember the name of his show (moonlight, Sigh RIP Moonlight) and I just kept giggling uncontrollably. Yes you read that right. I giggled.

No. I. Am. Not. Even. Joking

It was one of the most epic meetings and Ashley and I still talk about it to this day.  He seriously spent 45 minutes talking to us and he gave Ashley a glowstick (ask her if she still has it!). Spoiler Alert.  She does.

Here is my picture from that very epic day.

Jason Dohring

And Mr. Dohring THANK YOU FOR BEING SO FREAKING AWESOME!!! seriously we met you like 2 years ago and STILL talk about it. 🙂

Is there a celeb you would geek out meeting? I have a list 🙂

Just escape the cubicle already

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