For years I have threatened to watch as many movies as I could from AFI’s top 100. Since the release of our favorite local film critic’s alphabet of all times greats I’ve decided to make it happen! For each letter, I will watch Mark Burger’s pick, an AFI pick, and my own pick.
Mark Burger’s D: Dazed and Confused
Maybe it was because I was born in 1976 and have no frame of reference for what it is like to be a teenager in the same year. Maybe it is because I find it exceptionally hard to watch hazing type rituals that I don’t understand. Maybe it is because I’ve never cared about drugs or doing them. Whatever it is, I don’t get it. When I saw this on Mark’s list, I thought I had missed a gem. Typically things labeled as “cult classics” are right in my wheelhouse. I did a little research and found comments like “hilarious”, “amazing” , “quotable”. hm. I’m just going to have to disagree with the cult masses and call this one what it was at the box office – bunk. I give Dazed and Confused my first full on F.
AFI’s D: Double Indemnity
I cheated a little here – All the ‘D’ movies on the top 100 were heavy romances. Since I knew the odds were I wasn’t going to love them, I pulled this title from AFI’s top 100 thrillers. I’m so glad I did! I enjoyed this movie. I appreciate the delivery of the story. It comes from a time when movies didn’t work so hard to put in a twist you never saw coming. Right from the get-go, we know something bad has happened. We know there’s been a killing and we know who did it. From the fist interaction between the main characters, it is clear things are going to get ugly really quickly. It’s a dark story with a noir flare that is fun to watch 70 years later. I give this ‘D’ an A.
Suedre’s Pick: Deep Blue Sea
There’s no way a dumb shark movie wasn’t going to make it on my list. Deep Blue Sea has long been one of my favorites. Between LL Cool J’s character and the scene that Samuel L Jackson gets eaten in grand fashion is tons of poor decision making and super smart mega-sharks. I love shark movies that create a situation that eve the water doesn’t limit the sharks. In this movie, these sharks use everything at their disposal – including a helicopter – to mess these humans UP.
This one was a hard decision – a VERY close second: Dawn of the Dead (remake).
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This week it is hosted @ Celtic Thistle Stitches. Celtic Thistle is showing us how to make a most excellent Home for the holidays table runner with link to the patterns and descriptions of how to make one yourself. Be sure to swing by and check it out!
- My daughter’s Halloween costume DONE!
- All the accessories for her Halloween costumeDONE!
- Creative Paperclay® tip & project (2): First Project Complete! (New finish for week 6)
- Thread painting samples/tutorial (New finish for week 6)
- Christmas themed lap quilt (maybe 2) IN PROGRESS
Small post card sized fiber pieces for gifts (4)
- Attend Craft Show as guest Dec 4th
- Be successful with cat pattern
- Quilting Bee Snowman Block
- Friend’s Minnie Mouse Blocks
Prepare and print art wall hanging
- Get started on my next TWO major bed size art quilts (some progress made)
Here’s a list of all the blogger’s hosting, be sure to stop by and check them out!
Rebecca @ Making Rebecca Lynne ~ Kristy @ Quiet Play ~ M-R @ Quilt Matters ~ Soma @ Whims and Fancies ~ Fiona @ Celtic Thistle Stitches ~ Nat @ Made in Home ~ Erin @ Missy Mac Creations ~ Lucy @ Charm About You
Did I mention, there will be prizes! Grab a button, link up and get to work. Christmas is coming fast!