Random Factoid #375

7 08 2010

As if a divinely sent sign after a melancholy morning, I discovered I was tagged in the “Happy 101” meme sweeping the blogosphere by fellow teen blogger Dan the Man.  Thanks, homes.

I have a bunch of time today to watch movies (although I will be finishing up summer reading and doing college application work too), and I was planning on watching some heavier stuff.  But after this morning, I needed a cheer-up movie or, at the very least, something that wasn’t going to be a huge downer.  So as I’m writing, I am watching “Almost Famous” for only the second time, a movie that I love and is raising my spirits some.

But in the spirit of the meme, here are ten movies that I’ve watched on TV recently fora good smile:

  1. Father of the Bride
  2. Mrs. Doubtfire
  3. The Little Rascals
  4. Amelie
  5. My Big Fat Greek Wedding
  6. Shrek 2
  7. Knocked Up
  8. Baby Mama
  9. Wanted
  10. Role Models

Sorry, but I’ll pass on tagging because everyone I read has pretty much been taken care of – and it’s really late.  My mind is tired after a third viewing of “Inception.”

Oh, and here’s the nifty little graphic thing that I should probably include.

Random Factoid #333

26 06 2010

Back during the Winter Olympics (Random Factoid #209), I talked about my good ear for picking up familiar sounds even when they aren’t where I normally recognize them.

A little while ago, I was watching “Shrek 2” just for comparison’s sake with “Shrek Forever After.”  Finally, the climactic end came about and the clock rang.

Suddenly, I realized that the clock ring sounded very familiar.  It’s the exact same noise that I wake up to every morning.  It’s the “Bell Tower” ring from the iPhone.

Random Factoid #114

19 11 2009

Today’s factoid will again be building off the revelation of my former days of cutting the movie ads out of the newspaper and plastering them across my wall.

If a studio indulged me with several full-page color ads, I often devoted an entire door to a certain movie.  I remember having “Shrek 2” and “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” doors in the summer of 2004.  The “Shrek” door was even complete with a themed 12-month calendar that was thrown in the Houston Chronicle on New Year’s Day.

Random Factoid #55

21 09 2009

The amount of times that I have seen movies in theaters seems to have sparked lots of interest, so I will continue on this theme for a while.

The only movies I can remember seeing four times are “Big Fat Liar” and “Shrek 2.”

Random Factoid #53

19 09 2009

I am still obsessed with movies, but as my pallette has expanded, I usually choose to see more movies rather than one movie multiple times. Thus, the movies that I saw the most frequenly were the ones from my childhood when my options were limited to G and PG.

The movie that I saw the most in theaters was “Finding Nemo” at a whopping five. Once with my dad opening weekend, once with an uncle, once with my mom and brother, once with my grandma, and once with my friends.

I saw several movies five times before they were released on video such as “Big Fat Liar” and “Shrek 2,” but one viewing of each came in a hotel room which doesn’t really count. At least to me.