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Filmic Friday: Filmic Favorites

First things first — The powers that be over at GOALS have decided to extend the free race entry raffle until March 15 – so if you’re on the fence about whether to throw your hat in, that gives you one more month to decide 🙂  And while you wait for the winner to be announced, check out the new and improved GOALS website (The team page hasn’t been updated yet but the rest of the site is up and running)!

Next — You have one more week to get in your entries for the epic Oscars Cook-off!  Post your submissions on your own blog and send me the link, or just email me with your entry.  Things are heating up in kitchens across Philadelphia for next Sunday’s live cook-off.  You don’t want to miss out on the fun, do you?

And finally – for this week’s Filmic Friday, tell me a little bit about your filmic favorites!

(1) Favorite Guilty Pleasure

The Thing Called Love (River Phoenix, Samantha Matthis, and cheesy country music… what more could you ask for?)

(2) Favorite Movie Genre

I love a good political or legal thriller… and I’ll always have a soft spot in my heart for romantic comedies and cheesy sports movies with underlying social commentary.

(3) Childhood Favorites

Rags to Riches, The Peanut Butter Solution, The Parent Trap (a la Hayley Mills)

(4) Biggest Celebrity Crush

Paul Newman circa 1948… And Jake Gyllenhaal.

(5) Favorite Movie

Just one?  Not possible… How about a few (my question, so I get to make the rules, right?)? Gentleman’s Agreement, Goodbye Lenin, Little Women, How to Make an American Quilt (two Winona Rider movies?  Well that’s embarrassing!)

Your turn!

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9 responses to “Filmic Friday: Filmic Favorites

  1. Kim (Book Worm Runs) February 18, 2011 at 5:59 am

    OMG!!! I love Thing Called Love!! 🙂 “blame it on your lyin’ cheatin’ cold dead beatin’ two timin’ double dealin’ mean mistreatin’ lovin heart”! LOL! Anyway, here are my answers…
    Favorite Guilty Pleasure: The Cutting Edge (“Toepick!!”)
    Favorite movie genre: Romantic Comedy
    Childhood favorite: ???
    Biggest Celebrity crush: Edward Norton and Matthew McConaughey
    Favorite movie: Dead Poet’s Society, The Breakfast Club and too many others to name 🙂

  2. Laurie February 18, 2011 at 8:09 am

    Rags to Riches starring one Joseph Bologna? Love that movie. I could still probably sing along and it was a staple of sleepovers in thrid grade. That, and The Exorcist. How we managed to get a copy of the Exorcist and get away with watching when we were nine impresses me now.

    • Abby February 18, 2011 at 9:21 am

      That’s the one! I have a sketchy dvd copy (I think transferred from vhs at some point and purchased on ebay). Sometime you’ll have to bring over your trainer and we can having a singalong training session.

  3. Kari w/ Jogging with Fiction February 18, 2011 at 8:23 am

    1. Anything with Sandra Bullock
    2. Comedy or Thriller, really it doesn’t matter, so long as it’s good.
    3. Newsies or Hayley Mills Parent Trap 🙂
    4. Colin Firth, even though, based on all of the times I’ve seen him do it in movies, I’m pretty sure he’s a terrible kisser.
    5. of the Mohicans…you really can’t get any better than that.

  4. janae@hungryrunnergirl.com February 18, 2011 at 5:54 pm

    Fave childhood favorites: Little Mermaid, Hook and Cool Runnings.
    Genre: Comedy and chick flicks:)
    Biggest Crush: Matt Damon

    Hope you have an amazing WEEKEND GORGEOUS GIRL!!!

  5. Mallory February 22, 2011 at 9:17 am

    Great post!!
    My favorite guilty pleasure movie… Blue Crush!
    Genre is comedy or detective drama (like Kiss The Girls)
    Childhood favorites: Parent Trap! (obv Haley Mills!), 3 Ninjas Trilogy, Escape to Witch Mountain, Sandlot
    Celeb crush: Hmm that’s tough. Probably Leonardo DiCaprio. He captured my heart back when he was on Growing Pains and he’s still great!
    Favorite Movie: Probably Freedom Writers. I love true stories.

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