And I know Maria at Fire Fleet and Candlelight has already been awarded this, but I just want to add that I love her site and I second Cat's award! :-) (Plus, I don't follow all that many blogs! :-)
So, to accept the award, all you have to do is tell seven things about yourself that we may not know and copy the picture to your blog. And award a few other blogs that you like. :-)
Okay, now for my post. These movies are not new ones, really, but they are some of my favorites and I thought I'd do a few quick reviews.
1.) "The Cinderella Man." I love this movie. I don't usually go in much for boxing stories, but this one is different. It's very inspiring and I love how the movie centers mainly around the family. That's the reason Braddock is doing the boxing- to provide for his family during the Great Depression. It's amazing. A word of caution, there is quite a lot of swearing in this movie. Quite a lot. Other than that, it's very clean.
2.) "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy. Okay, the Lord of the Rings is my absolute favorite fantasy trilogy ever. I love everything about them. My family makes watching them something of an event. We only watch them very infrequently to keep them fresh and we tackle the series in three or four nights. All I can say is, if you've never seen the Lord of the Rings, you are missing out major big time!
3.) Romance wise, I think "Return to Me" is one of the sweetest movies I've seen. It's simple and mainly character driven. It starts off rather sad but moves along to be funny and sweet. It's really a lovely movie. Again, with this movie, there is a bit of language and a few bits of off-color stuff but on a whole if clean and fun to watch.
4.) I'm sort of a fantasy person. I love all the Narnia movies. I especially love "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader." I know it didn't follow the book super faithfully, but it definitely caught the feel of the book and I think it developed the whole idea of story very well. I liked how it was, in my mind, the most Catholic of the series. The whole idea of fighting the darkness in yourself...I thought it was very well done. I loved it.
5.) "The Great Escape." I know, this one is an oldie. But it is really well done. It's not one of the movies I can watch very often because it is rather sad at the end, but it is still one of the best movies I've seen. I sort of have a thing for WWII Prisoner of War stories.
6.) "Hogan's Heroes." This isn't a movie. It's an old TV series. It's also about prisoner's of war during WWII. Only this show is way more light-hearted. The cast in this show work really well off one another- in fact you could probably say the show is character driven. Even when the plots are week, it's still almost believable because of how well the actors play their parts. In the show, these 'prisoners' have an elaborate underground system set up under the stalag. They pull of all sorts of crazy schemes to undermine the Germans. It is great fun.
Well, there you go. :-)
Oh, I found another sing that I am interested in. Here name is Sara Kemp. If you want to hear here sing just go HERE.