Sunday, August 15, 2010

Mattie's Movies

Howdy folks! I'm heading to the lake this week with my Sunday School class and I have directed all of them to my blog to see my list of movies that I own so they can tell me which ones they want me to bring! Please don't make fun of them...some of them really are rather embarassing. I got them when I was younger...some of them I don't care if they are dorky. I'm posting both MY list and my Parent's list. Also, if you are reading this and have borrowed one of the movies I've marked as MISSING, please let me know as soon as possible.

10 Things I Hate about You
13 Going on 30(MISSING)
17 Again
27 Dresses
101 Dalmations
Angels and Demons
Baby Mama
Batman Begins
Batman Forever
Batman and Robin
Beauty and the Beast
Bedknobs and Broomsticks
Big Fat Liar
Billy Madison
Bring It On
Bruce Almighty
Bye, Bye Birdie
Catch Me If You Can
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Cheaper By the Dozen
Cheaper By the Dozen 2
Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe(MISSING)
Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian(MISSING)
A Cinderella Story
College Road Trip
Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
The Covenant
The Dark Knight
DaVinci Code
Double Jeopardy
Dukes of Hazzard
Ella Enchanted(MISSING)
Evan Almighty
Ever After
Faculty Follies 2005
Fantastic Four
Father of the Bride
Father of the Bride Part II
Fever Pitch
Finding Nemo
Finding Neverland
The First Wives Club
Flight 29 Down: Vol. 1
Friends: The Complete Series
Freaky Friday(MISSING)
Gossip Girl Season 1
Gossip Girl Season 2
Happy Gilmore
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Haunted Mansion
High School Musical
Hocus Pocus
The Holiday
Home Alone
The House Bunny
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
The Incredibles
The Invisible
It's A Wonderful Life
Jingle All the Way
John Tucker Must Die
Josie and the Pussycats
Just Friends
Legally Blonde
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White, and Blonde
Little Black Book
The Little Mermaid
Little Women
The Longest Yard
Mean Girls(MISSING)
Meet the Fockers
Meet Joe Black
Minority Report
Miss Congeniality
Mr. Deeds
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Mulan 2
Murder by Numbers
My Best Friend's Wedding
Nancy Drew(MISSING)
Nanny McPhee
Napoleon Dynamite
National Treasure
National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets
Never Been Kissed
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
Nim's Island
NSYNC: Live from Madison Square Gardens
Ocean's 11
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightening Thief
Peter Pan (animated)
Peter Pan (unanimated)
Pete's Dragon
Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Princess Diaries
Princess Diaries 2: A Royal Engagement
The Proposal
Red Eye
Remember Me
The Replacements
Return to Neverland
The Ringer
Risky Business
The Rocker
The Runaway Bride
The Santa Clause
Save the Last Dance
A Series of Unfortunate Events
She's The Man
Shrek 2
Shrek the Third
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
Sky High
Sleeping Beauty
SNL: Best of Will Ferrell
SNL: Best of Will Ferrell Vol. 2
Spiderman 2
Starsky and Hutch
Step Up
Step Up 2: The Streets
The Stepford Wives
Stick It
Superman Returns
Sydney White
Talladega Nights
That Thing You Do
Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen
The Truman Show
The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Valentine's Day
Varsity Blues
A Walk to Remember
The Wedding Planner

That's my list. Now I'm going to post my Mom and Dad's List

12 Angry Men
40 Year Old Virgin
500 Days of Summer
The Abyss
All About Eve
All Quiet on the Western Front
Amazing Grace
American Graffiti
The Andy Griffith Show
Angels with Dirty Faces
Angels in the Outfield
Anger Management
August Rush
Bad Santa
Balls of Fury
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Best in Show
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
Black Beauty
Blast from the Past
The Blind Side
The Book of Eli
The Brave One
Bruce Almighty
Bye, Bye Birdie
Captain's Courageous
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Christmas in Connecticut
A Christmas Story
Christmas Vacation
Cinderella Man
Citizen Kane
The Clearing
The Client
Coach Carter
Consenting Adults
Corpse Bride
The Count of Monte Cristo
Couples Retreat
Crazy Heart
Crimes of the Heart
Crossing Delancey
Crimes of the Heart
Dan in Real Live
Death to Smoochy
Deer Hunter
The Departed
Dial M for Murder
District 9
The Emperor's New Clothes
The End of the Spear
Enemy of the State
Everybody Loves Raymond: The Complete Series
Facing the Giants
Family Man
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Fawlty Towers
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Fiddler on the Roof
Fight Club
The Firm
The Five People You Meet in Heaven
The Forgotten
Foul Play
The French Connection
Fried Green Tomatoes
Friday Night Lights
Friendly Persuasion
The Fugitive
Garden State
Ghostbusters 2
The Gift
The Godfather: The Coppola Restoration
Gods & Generals
Gone with the Wind
The Goonies
Gran Torino
Gross Pointe Blank
Guarding Tess
The Hangover
He's Just Not That Into You
The Hiding Place
High Crimes
The Hitchock Collection
Home Alone
Hope Floats
How the West Was Won
Hush...Hush Sweet Charolette
In Her Shoes
Independance Day
Indian in the Cupboard
Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Arc
Indiana Jones: Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
The Informant
Inglourious Basterds
Inside Moves
Iron Man
It Happened One Night
It's Complicated
The Story of Jacob and Joseph
Jeff Foxworthy
Jeremiah Johnson
Jewel of the Nile
Jingle All the Way
Joyeux Noel
Julie & Julia
Kindergarted Cop
Kingdom of Heaven
Kiss the Girls
Kite Runner
A Knight's Tale
LA Confidential
Law Abiding Citizen
Legends of the Fall
Les Miiserables
Life is Beautiful
Little Big Man
A Little Romance
Lonesome Dove
Lord of the Rings: Two Towers
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
Love Actually
The Love Letter
The Lovely Bones
Mamma Mia
Man from Snowy River
Man on Fire
Marley and Me
Mary Poppins
The Matrix
The Matrix: Reloaded
The Matrix: Revolutions
Million Dollar Baby
Mr. Brooks
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
Music and Lyrics
The Music Man
Mr. Mom
Murphy's Romance
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
My Fair Lady
My Utmost for His Highest
Narrow Margins
The Nativity Story
No Time for Sergeants
The Nutcracker
The Office Season 2
The Office Season 3
Old Yeller
On Golden Pond
Open Range
The Patriot
Pay It Forward
Pearl Harbor
The Pelican Briefs
Plain Truth
A Prairie Home Companion
Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
The Princess Bride
Public Enemies
Pulp Fiction
The Rainmaker
Resevoir Dogs
Rocky I
Pretty Woman
The Quiet Man
Rear Window
Remember the Titans
Return to Snowy River
Romancing the Stone
Roman Holiday
Rocky & Bullwinkle and Friends
The Rookie
Rumor Has It...
SNL Best of Chris Farley
School of Rock
Seinfeld Seasons 1&2
Seinfeld: Season 8
Star Trek
The Shawshank Redemption
Simon Birch
The Sandlot
Sherlock Holmes
The Simpson's Movie
Sleeping With The Enemy
Slumdog Millionaire
Something's Gotta Give
The Sound of Music
South Pacific
Stand By Me
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
Star Wars Episode V: Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
State of Play
Steel Magnolias
Sunshine Cleaning
To Kill A Mockingbird
Tommy Boy
Toy Story
Toy Story 2
The Untouchables
The Vicar of Dibley
Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Welcome to Mooseport
What About Bob
Where the Heart Is
White Christmas
The Wizard of Oz
Working Girl

OKAY Sunday Schoolers- leave me comments that say 1. your name, 2. your movie requests. and remember I'm leaving earlyish on Wednesday so no later than Tuesday night! See you friday night!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me!

Okay! It's that time of year! People are asking me what I want for my birthday so I am posting on my blog everything I want! (And I would prefer people get ONLY what is on the list and don't try to get creative *mother*) So here goes.

I have made a few online registries and I would accept anything from any one of them.

-Target: I have 2 lists at target. 1. House Stuff 2. My Target Wish List
-Bed, Bath, and Beyond.

Then I also have places I wouldn't mind GIFT CARDS from.
-Jamba Juice
-Old Navy
-Best Buy

Then there are a couple things that are not on any registry that I would like to add.

Nina by Nina Ricci
L by Gwen Stefani

MOVIES: (I prefer widescreen but it isn't a big deal--but if you were wondering...)
Butterfly Effect
Casino Royale
Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian
Snow White
When in Rome
Clash of the Titans (2010)
I Love You, Man
I Love You Beth Cooper
The Notebook
The Jungle Book
The Devil Wears Prada
Bride Wars
Date Night
Hocus Pocus
Halloweentown 2: Kalabar's Revenge
Halloweentown High
Return to Halloweentown
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (we have all the others)
You've Got Mail
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
License to Wed
The Mentalist (any season)
August Rush
Made of Honor
For the Love of the Game
The Game Plan
Sweet Home Alabama
National Lampoons Vacation
Vegas Vacation
A League of their Own
A Little Princess
Charlie's Angels
Charlie's Angels 2
V for Vendetta
No Reservations
Field of Dreams
Shanghi Knights
The Secret Garden
Hangman's Curse
The Stepfather
Prom Night (2008)
Coyote Ugly
Whip It
How to Deal
50 First Dates
Big Daddy
Pride and Prejudice (1995 version with Colin Firth)
The Golden Compass

There are more...but I think that is enough for this year's list. Sorry so long. I obviously really REALLY love movies.

Zac Brown Band Tickets-Zoo Ampitheater Sept. 16 (my actual bday)
Oklahoma City Museum of Art Membership (i don't qualify for student because I'm not full time--the cheapest one I qualify for is $50)
-Jacob Black Cardboard Cutout :)

Monday, August 2, 2010

The Fall Five: 2010 Edition

Every year I pick out the top 5 movies, books, events, whatever...that I am looking forward to in the fall. This year it was especially difficult to narrow things down because there is SO MUCH going on and its all so exciting! I think I have finally narrowed my list down and come up with a satisfactory final product. Remember: even if something isn't on the list, that doesn't mean I'm not excited about it.

BOOKS: I always look forward to a good read. I still have SEVERAL books in my "to-read" pile but I am slowly and surely inching my way along. My current project is to reread the last 3 Harry Potter books before the new movie comes out (don't worry...I'll talk about that later) Here are the newest additions to my "to-read" list. These haven't been released yet, but they will be before you or I know what hit us!
1. Vanished is the next novel out by my favorite writer, Kate Brian (aka Kieran Scott...look her up I'm should be connected to her blog on here!) This book comes out August 31 and let me tell you, after the shocking cliffhanger at the end of Scandal I can't wait to see what happens next! I've been holding my breath since the spring waiting for this novel! Kieran's books always make my least once! Usually 2 or 3 spots are taken up by her books....and this year is no exception!
2. Book of Spells is another book by Kieran...It is another prequel to her best selling (and way awesome) series "Private." There has been one prequel already giving background on why one of the main characters goes crazy... This one is going to be even better because we finally get some questions answered that Scandal brought to my mind. What is Billings really about? Is the spirit of Billings still alive---(no not in a ghostly way...) Has the original intent of the Billings Society been manipulated and misinterpreted...and in what ways...Book of Spells is like a historical novel for Private readers....I'm really looking forward to seeing how Billings was started and why. What is the purpose of the specific rituals?

MOVIES: AHHHH! My passion! Ask anyone and they will tell you , I am a true cinephile. I love anything and everything that has to do with movies. So of course, the newest releases are a staple on my Fall Five list. I am obsessed with film! I collect DVD's and spend way too much time and money at the movie theater...and I don't discriminate either! I'll go anywhere. AMC, B&B, Dickenson, Harkins, Silver Cinemas, Tinseltown, and hopefully one day soon I will have my very first "Warren Experience!" There are so many good movies coming out. This was the hardest section for me to Narrow....but alas, I had to choose my top 2 movies to put on the list. Here is what I have come up with.
3. Duh. Of course Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows would be the #1 movie on my list. After all...I am a self-proclaimed Potter genius and I have no problem admitting I have an obsession. Harry Potter is my favorite everything. Book series. movie series. scene it game....I've named pets after characters from the books (my bird was Ronald Bilius Weasley Gordon). I have dressed up as characters for Halloween (Bellatrix Lestrange...complete with Dark Mark temp tattoo on my forearm.) I've flown to Minneapolis, Minnesota for an opening day showing, been to midnight movie showings and midnight book release parties. I've even taken part in a wizards duel! (using sparklers on 4th of july several years ago!) I have special edition DVD's and all the books in hardback, paperback, and audiobook format, and you can bet anytime there is a Harry Potter weekend on ABC Family, that I'll be watching. The seventh book in J.K. Rowling's best selling series, Deathly Hallows, has been divided into 2 movies (which they should have been doing all along) is hitting theaters November 19th. There is no way I won't be at a midnight showing. NO. FREAKING. WAY.

4. The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader-December 25. This series by C.S. Lewis is so great for everyone. Kids, teens, and adults alike can enjoy this series. Everyone on the planet should read it once before they die! I have all these books too...and the audiobooks. There are 7 books in all. Usually I would suggest reading books chronologically, but I am breaking my rule for this and suggest you do too. I would read 1. The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. 2. Prince Caspian 3. Voyage of the Dawn Treader. 4. The Silver Chair. 5. The Horse and His Boy 6. The Magician's Nephew. 7. The Last Battle. Magician's Nephew is written as a prequel to LWW but it really doesn't make much sense if you try to read it first. When I first read the series I tried starting with MN but spend the majority of the book asking lots questions and doing a lot of googling. So READ AS-WRITTEN...NOT CHRONOLOGICALLY!!!!!! Anywho, the new movie comes out on Christmas Day! My whole family loves Narnia (or Narnicle as my dad would call it) and we always try to watch a movie on Christmas so I would be willing to bet we end up voyaging out to see this flick (unless a freak storm ruins Christmas again)
TELEVISION: If you haven't heard by now, I watch A LOT of television. Thank God for DVR because I would never be able to watch everything if I couldn't fast forward through all those commercials....

5. The final thing I am excited about this fall is the return of "normal televison." I hate that all the good shows go on hiatus during the summer months and they leave me to choose between the re-runs I've seen time and time again, or trash TV reality shows like Big Brother (which I admit I have a love/hate relationship is my guilty pleasure) I miss Gossip Girl the most though. I'm about to break out my DVD's and have a catch up Party. We are gonna watch seasons 1, 2, and 3! Then Season 4 starts September 13th! (3 Days before my birthday! Expect my full wishlist to pop up on this blog sometime this week!) Rumor has it that season 4 is going to be a lot better than season 3...thank was beginning to get a little boring. Blair loves Chuck, Chuck loves Blair, no one know, fewer care, Dan is lost withough Serena, Bart Bass dies, why won't Georgina? Lily and Rufus can't figure things out. Nate is clueless...without a doubt. And then there's skanky "Little J" I wish she would move to Hudson and stay.
And thus concludes my annual "Fall Five" list. I hope you enjoyed my little Gossip Girl poem there at the actually, I hope you enjoyed the entire post...not just the poem. That is a lot to read if you only came for the poem.