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May 08, 2007



Let's see... foreign language- I saw Cinema Paradiso but it's not my favourite. I'm a fan of Emir Kusturica's wacky gipsy comedies, like 'Black cat, white cat' (or is it the other way around?). I really recommend that one. I normally loathe all holiday movies, except Nightmare before xmas. Favourite drama - The piano (how cheesy is that). I like Fargo a lot. I recently saw 'as good as it gets' and was surprised that it was better than I expected (I really liked it when it came out, but I don't trust my tastes from back then). Is secondhand lions the one where spiderman is raised by retired train-robbers? Fav cartoon-Shreck probably (only the 1st one. What can I say, I'm a cheeseball.


I'm addicted to Korean films... Park Chan-wook's Vengeance trilogy (Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance/Oldboy/Sympathy for Lady Vengeance) is my fave, but then that's probably just the film reviewer in me! Two movies that I've seen at LEAST a hundred times are Clue (SO funny; old 80s flick with Tim Curry, Martin Mull, Christopher Plummer, etc) and Dirty Dancing (the musical is coming to Toronto soon, too!). For depressing fare I've always liked Life is Beautiful; and also American Beauty. Lori, have you seen Year of the Dog? Stars Molly Shannon in her first dramatic role; directed by Mike White (The Good Girl) -- I think you'd really like it!

Blue Like the Sky

My brain is swimming with so many favorites! I'll offer the two movies I will always sit through, that never fail to draw me in.

The Sound of Music - I saw at the time of its initial release in a big, oldfashioned theater with an actual balcony. I remember being about six and dreaming of becoming Julie Andrews. Even now, when Christopher Plummer's cracking voice breaks into "Edelwiess" I - without fail - tear up.

The Godfather (all three!) - Every single time I see this film I find something I hadn't noticed, some little nuance, some visual delight.


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Michelle Pendlelton

For My Favorite Animated Movie, I will go for Up and the Toy Story trilogy. Those movies bring back childhood memories. Each of us loved toys and the spirit of adventure when we were kids, right? Those are must-see kiddie movies for the young-at-heart.

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