#1,367 Movies.

I so love movies. Don’t you? Ben and I rarely turn on our TV, save for especially good movies, Sopranos DVDs and… Duck Dynasty. Like the rest of the masses, I too find the Robertsons loveable because around here we all know someone like them. Minus the millions, of course. And I have a minor crush on Willie. Cut me some slack.

My absolute all-time favorite movie is Big Fish. I never get tired of it. The best is to watch it with someone who hasn’t seen it before because then it’s new. I can see it again through their eyes, to see how magical it is for the first time. I love this movie for a million reasons, not the least of which is that the main character, Edward Bloom, has got to be stolen from my grandfather’s real life. As an old man he looks and sounds and storytells just like James Rasberry.

To see Albert Finney in this movie grips my heart like only home videos of the actual James Rasberry can. My daddy can’t watch Big Fish. He left the room before it was finished when he tried once. 
There are lots of other movies that never get old to me. P.S. I Love YouMoulin Rouge, and Great Expectations are at the top of my list. For Ben, he could watch Hoosiers and Forrest Gump on constant rotation. In fact he did once, in high school, when he had mono and lay in bed for a few weeks with nothing to do in his misery but stare at the TV. 
So we have a hard time finding movies that meet the criteria for ‘great’ according to Erin and Ben. But today I stumbled upon a few movie trailers that give me renewed faith in the movie industry. These look fantastic to me!
Enough Said (not ready to face the fact that he’s not going to be making any more movies):

About Time:


The Monuments Men:

Large popcorn, extra butter.


Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Daily Journal

5 thoughts on “#1,367 Movies.

  1. We have the same taste in movies! I am looking forward to all of these! Especially Enough Said 🙂 I've never seen Big Fish though, but sounds like I need to check it out.

  2. Seeing as I work in the film industry, Garrett and I are big movie fans. We occasionally get free tickets through work so we go for Friday night movie dates every other week….but we sneak in healthy snacks like snap peas and sliced apples, haha

    Enough Said and Mounments Men were on our list, but I hadn't heard about Parkland. Looks really captivating.

    It's so interesting to hear that you relate to "Big Fish" the way that my family does. My Poppa was larger than life and always had a story to tell. He was a country boy who flew from Toronto to NYC every week for work (think Mad Men), lived at the Dakota hotel off of Central Park, and his drinking buddies were Judy Garland and the guys from the Monty Python. "Big Fish" came out the year that he passed away and I can remember watching a screening of it in university and having to leave the room. It was just too much. I can now watch it with a tender heart and recall all the great stories he told and the lives he touched. I'm sure you feel the same way about your grandfather.

    • That's remarkable. Seriously. Your grandfather and mine would've been friends—I'm sure. I didn't know you work in the film industry. How cool is that?! I'm devastated because it looks like Enough Said won't be showing anywhere near here. Ugh!!

    • Yep, I'm a film producer and run a small distribution company on the side for a Canadian director. The short film I produced last year was at the Toronto International Film Festival and was voted Top Ten in Canada for 2012! If you ever want to see it, email me and I'll send you a screener link (smallhomebigstart[AT]gmail.com)

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