May 13, 2022

Friday Favorites: Movies

This week got away from me. I blame it on the fact that I had, like, one thing to do Monday morning and that just meant I had to recuperate all of Monday into Tuesday and just kind of went from there. 

I had a conversation with Scott weeks ago about how I don't know what it says about me that my two favorite movies are Taken and Law Abiding Citizen

If you know me, you know I'm rarely a movie person. I prefer a long drawn out series I can spend weeks watching on a streaming network. Breaking Bad, Weeds, Friday Night Lights...even rewatching The Office...I need it to be never-ending. 

(I also don't know what it says about me that Wells and I watched El Camino together yesterday...I had the subtitles on and the volume way down soooo..judge not lest ye be judged and all that.)

Here is our winner for most evil TV villain of all time, by the way. 

Taken. Easily the best movie of whatever year it came out. Liam Neeson's best work for sure. This needs to be the plot enacted by parents today more readily. (I think this is how the movie discussion came up...talking about how you'd literally kill to protect your children.)

Law Abiding Citizen. I feel like this didn't get enough notoriety. Maybe it did? I think it was 2009 when it came out, so the internet was as BIG then so maybe I didn't notice. But a friend in Alaska mentioned this once, and then Scott said it was good, and so we watched it together. It's intense. I recommend it, whole-heartedly. It's like Dexter meets ...Taken? Yes, Dexter meets Taken. 

Unfaithful. Diane Lane is a treasure. There is something so sad and haunting about this movie. Was it a book? It should be a book. If you like a domestic literary thriller-type of book, this movie is for you. If you haven't seen this, find it. 

The Other Guys. This is the funniest movie. We watch it regularly, especially if it's been a long or hard week. I also just love Mark Wahlberg. I'll watch anything with him in it. Like Ted. We definitely own the movie Ted

National Treasure. I love a good Nicholas Cage adventure movie and this is possibly the best ever. A student told me this year that NT was his favorite movie. And then I had to tell the story about how NT 3 was supposed to come out in 2011 and I will always be sad about that project being canceled. Still, to this day, I am sad about it. 

Forgetting Sarah Marshall. I don't even know what it is about this movie. The cast, the storyline, the self-deprecating comedy, the writing. It's a winner. 

Such a loaded question here, but what's your favorite movie? 


  1. I love all these movies that you mentioned as well! I never really get to watch TV anymore, Chris loves Breaking Bad and the Office and has watched them several times over. I used to love Weeds. I try to keep up with the Chicago Trilogy and Law & Order SVU. There aren't a ton of new shows that I care enough about to watch.

  2. Taken is one of my favorite movies too. Liam Neeson is a great actor.

  3. LOVE Taken, and Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Most of my favorite movies are natural disaster movies - think Day After Tomorrow, Twister, Dante's Peak. But total honesty, my true favorite movies are the Jurassic Park movies lol :)


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