Monday, April 7, 2014
A to Z Challenge - F
Fifth Element, The (1997)
This SciFi romp stars Bruce Willis as Korben Dallas, a futuristic lone-wolf cab driver who unwillingly gets involved in finding and saving the world as they know it. Gary Oldman portrays Mr. Zorg and does a fantastic job delivering his evil deliciousness. While this might not be on many top 10 favorites lists, it made it onto mine because I loved the scope of imagination, the colorful portrayals, and the action.
Family Stone, The (2005)
This movie captures the politics of a family, while discovering the hear, a dash of awkwardness and you've got an enjoyable well-made movie. This has an all-star cast, it follows Meredith (Sarah Jessica-Parker) who is going home with her boyfriend/fiance for the holiday's (and to meet his family). Chaos ensues when they discover how unmatched the duo are. Be warned, you'll want to have some Kleenex with you.
Far and Away (1992)
If you love movies with romance, adventure, and sweeping landscapes; if you haven't already, than you should definitely check this one out. Tom Cruise portrays Joseph Donnelly, a hard working potato farmer from Ireland. After his father's death, Joseph seeks revenge with the landlord and meets the beautiful Shannon Christie (Nicole Kidman). They set out on an adventure of a lifetime!
Father of the Bride (1991)
Why Father of the Bride? Because it's heartwarming and I'm a sucker for family movies I guess. I also love Steve Martin and his portrayal of George Banks, a father, a provider, a husband that has taken care of his family through the suffrage of the 9 to 5 cage. When his daughter announces her engagement, it throws George's world into a world wind of touching memories, comical situations, and all out classic Steve Martin goodness. He is (what is suppose to be) the model of the American Father.
Steven King brings his character Charlie McGee (a young Drew Barrymore) to the screen in this fiery tale. Charlie's parents participated in a governmental experiment and gained telekinetic abilities. When they had a child, Charlie, she was born pyrokinetic. This struggle of a single-father trying to protect his daughter (Charlie) is a gripping story.
Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
Whenever I think of Fiddler on the Roof I get one of the tunes stuck in my head "If I were a rich man..." This tale is about a father marrying off his three daughters. I love watching this movie not only for the music, but I enjoy the historical significance. It takes place during pre-revolutionary Russia. If you like musicals and have not seen this, then definitely check it out.
If you are playing the game Six Degrees of Seperation with Kevin Bacon just remember this movie - because the connections could be endless. Flatliners follows medical students as they start to question death. When they cross the line, they start to experience things that will change their lives forever. This is a thrilling movie that I just re-watched recently and rekindled my love for the 90's classic.
Another Kevin Bacon classic! There was a recent remake that I have yet to watch, not that I don't necessarily want to watch it, but because I love the original so much. This has great music and dramatic features that will leave you jumping up to dance at the ending sequence along with the movie. Recently Kevin Bacon was on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and he performed a skit for the 30th anniversary - priceless.
Forrest Gump (1994)
"Hi, my name is Forrest, Forrest Gump" this is a classic movie that if you haven't seen it - get it! Tom Hanks delivers a killer performance as the iconic Forrest Gump. This movie chronicles his life through hardships in childhood, through Vietnam, and even the relationship with his love, Jenny (Robin Wright).
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
When I was young and watched this movie, I remember thinking how awesome Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) was. Not only did he master getting out of school, he created an adventure for him and his friends on an epic level. There are so many good quotable material within this movie it's insane. This forever gave me the inclination that I could master skills in order to stay home from school. I do remember being legitimately at home sick and watching this once too. I wonder if Broderick's kids ever tried any of these antics to get out of school?
Flushed Away (2006)
Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
Fantasia 2000 (1999)
Fox and the Hound, The (1981)
Finding Nemo (2003)