Liebster Award

liebster awardI was recently tagged in the Liebster Award by my friend over at Jason’s Movie Blog. This is kind of like a movie tag where a blogger friend will have 11 questions and you create your own questions.  I just recently tagged pretty much everyone I know in the Walt Disney Tag but I will at least answer his questions.

THE RULES


Here are the ground rules for the Liebster Awards….

Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you
 Answer the 11 questions the blogger gives you
 Nominate 11 bloggers that you think are deserving of the award
 Let the bloggers know you nominated them
 Give them 11 questions of your own
 And post it on your blog!

Question #1

Favorite Movie of All Time?

Pixar’s Up. It’s a movie I could watch every day of my life and never tire of. I love how the relationship between Ellie and Karl continues throughout the whole movie. It reminds me that love continues on as long as we remember them. It’s a beautiful study of regret and grief and how to forgive yourself for the things that don’t work out in life. In my views a perfect film.

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Favorite Movie Scene?

Breakfast at Tiffany’s the cab scene. To me the best writing in a movie I’ve ever seen:

“You know what’s wrong with you, Miss Whoever-you-are? You’re chicken, you’ve got no guts. You’re afraid to stick out your chin and say, “Okay, life’s a fact, people do fall in love, people do belong to each other, because that’s the only chance anybody’s got for real happiness.” You call yourself a free spirit, a “wild thing,” and you’re terrified somebody’s gonna stick you in a cage. Well baby, you’re already in that cage. You built it yourself. And it’s not bounded in the west by Tulip, Texas, or in the east by Somali-land. It’s wherever you go. Because no matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself”

It’s a film that takes two characters who are walking contradictions. They are both lonely and extremely manic at the same time. They are both needy and aloof. This is what makes them interesting. The film is a reminder that even the screwiest of us can find salvation through love. This final scene is perfection. “No matter where you run, you just end up running into yourself”. Plus, the music, perfection.

Question #3

Last Movie you saw in theaters?

Angry Birds. It wasn’t very good. Can read my review here.

angrybirdsmovieQuestion #4

If you had the chance to meet one actor or actress in real life….who would it be?

Might seem like an odd choice but I would pick Patricia Heaton because I admire how she has kept her Christian beliefs and stayed a working actress. That’s tough to do.

patricia heatonQuestion #5

What was your favorite movie of 2015?

Inside Out and I like it more each time I see it. It has become my go-to movie and I find myself watching it every couple of weeks.

inside out5Question #6

Star Wars or Star Trek? Star Wars. I’ve actually only seen 2 Star Trek things in my life. However, I am starting a new set of podcasts next Wednesday with my friend Tom Gunn looking at all the Star Trek films.  Would love for you to join us https://plus.google.com/events/cgdut3p6ukimh52kk5s4n87ktfg?authkey=CJOWwqrA8sTpXA

That said Star Wars is awesome. I love the space opera and adventure and all the characters. I guess the prequels are kind of lame but still doesn’t tarnish the brand in my eyes.

star warsQuestion #7

When did you start blogging?

I started blogging 8 years ago over on my other blog http://smilingldsgirl.com

8 yearsQuestion #8

Why do you blog?

I don’t know. My life would be a lot lonelier if I didn’t blog and it feels cool to find other weirdos that like the same stuff I like. Also I enjoy writing and crafting persuasive essays that get my opinion across. I’ve seen the quality of my writing improve over the years which is cool.

Question #9

If you could visit any movie world in real life, what would it be?

I think I would go to the world of Jane Austen because any magical place has evil and is actually quite fraught with peril. In Jane Austen’s books/movies everyone is polite and says nice things even if they don’t mean it. Worst thing that could really happen to you is you don’t get married and someone says something mean about your mother. Otherwise a lot of tea and talk. I could live with that. pride and prejduce3ps. Anyone else super excited about Love and Friendship coming out?

Question #10

What do you collect? Physical copy of movies or digital downloads?

Physical Copy although I have over 500 digital movies in my vudu.com collection. Still I love special features and the HD quality of bluray. Here’s a video where I go over my Disney blurays.

Question #11

What movie are you looking forward to seeing?

Highest up on my list is probably Moana, Rogue 1, Dr Strange and Kubo and the 2 Strings.

moana4As far as my tags I really just feel like I tagged everyone this weekend so I will leave these great questions open to any of you that wants to answer them.  Thanks for tagging me Jason. It was a lot of fun!

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Liebster Award Drew’s Movie Reviews

award-liebster-e1431999353202Hey guys!  My friend over at Drew’s Movie Reviews has nominated me for Liebster Award.  Thanks! I figure it would be a fun way for you all to get to know me better.  A reminder my regular blog has a lot of this information about me at smilingldsgirl.com.  My regular blog does get into politics and religion a little bit so not for everyone but I try to have a variety.

So here are the rules to the Liebster Award.

  • Thank the blog who nominated you and link back to them.
  • Nominate up to 11 other bloggers to receive the coveted award.
  • Answer 11 questions from the blogger who nominated you.
  • Tell your readers 11 random facts about yourself.
  • Give the nominees 11 questions to answer on their blog when they post their nomination.
  • Can you wiggle your ears?  No.  I wish I could!
  • Do you watch any web series? If so, what’s your favorite one?  I don’t watch any because they tend to be pretty R rated in content. I liked Dr Horrible’s Sing Along Blog and will watch Mindy Project now that it is moving over to Hulu.  There are a lot of shows I watch online like Rick and Morty but are still aired on cable.
  • What is the first movie you remember watching in the theaters?  Little Mermaid and Home Alone is the first comedy I remember.
  • Do you prefer 3D or 2D movies or are you indifferent?  2D because I have a lazy eye so 3D is tough for me.
  • Do/Did you play any sports? Which ones?  I’m an open water swimmer.
  • What is your favorite card game? Phase 10
  • What is your favorite board game? I love games like Apples to Apples, Pictionairy but probably Cranium because it combines so many fun games into one
  • What is your favorite video game? Not a video game fan so I guess Tetris.
  • If you had a time machine and could go back in time without consequence of messing up the future, where and when would you visit and why? This is going to sound cheesy but it’s true I would go back and meet Jesus, hear the Sermon on the Mount.
  • Do you have a motto or mantra? I love the Nora Ephron quote “Above all, be the heroine of your life not the victim”
  • What is your favorite thing about blogging or being a blogger?  My favorite part is the experience of writing whether it be a movie review or a more personal entry on my regular blog.

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Thanks for those questions.  Now I have to give 11 random facts about myself

1. I’ve been blogging since 2008

2.  I hate driving.  If I could have a chauffeur I would never miss it.

3. I love subscription boxes and review them on my youtube channel along with movies.

4. I got my dream job last year working in social media marketing.

5. I hate tomato juice

6. I’ve swam and completed 8 open water races including swimming the Great Salt Lake Open Water Swim 4 times.

7. My favorite books are North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell and The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I have read both books at least 7 times

8. I met Jackie Chan and his autobiography is actually super good. He’s had an insane life growing up in an orphanage that performed Chinese opera.

9. I have an MBA from University of Phoenix and a BA from Brigham Young University.

10. I served a mission for my church in Indiana from 2003-2005 so pretty much any movie during those years I haven’t seen except for Incredibles, Return of the King, and HP 3.

11. I’ve had surgery on my eyes twice to correct a lazy eye and I can’t see those darn Magic Eye pictures and I hate them!

So that is my 11 random facts.  I don’t know who to nominate but I’ll do:

Fast Film Reviews

Natalie over at Disney Freak

Heather at Hope for Heather

Kyle at http://www.kylesanimatedworld.blogspot.com/

That’s good enough for now.

Here are my 11 questions

1. If you had to pick music, movies, or books what would you pick?

2.  Favorite animated film?

3. What movie do you think is actually better than the book?

4. What is the best dish you cook?

5. Favorite candy bar?

6. What’s worst date you’ve ever been on?

7.  Mac or PC?

8.  What is the movie that you relate too the most? That seems to be telling your story

9. Who would play you in a movie about your life?

10. What do you collect?

11. What’s the movie you went to see in the theater multiple times the most?

There you go!  Feel free to give me your answers in the comments section or answer them even if not tagged.  I wasn’t sure who had recently been tagged so I didn’t know who to pick. Have fun!