Friday, December 21, 2018

Movie Titles

Regardless of whether I saw the movie, and if I did, whether I liked it, there are some movie titles that really appeal to me, enough at times to see the movie just because of the name, and I think I have a new one. There are probably more, that I don't remember now.

Some from the past have been, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe, Sleepless in Seattle, Hotel New Hampshire, You've got Mail, Throw Momma from the Train. I've seen all of those except I think Sleepless in Seattle, including another excellent movie with a good title, The Postman Always Rings Twice. Same Time Next Year is another.

But there is a new kid's animated movie to be soon released and the title just really makes me want to see the movie. I will consult my cultural advisor about all things of young pop culture, Little Jo, on Christmas Day. She came to the fore recently when I asked her about Fortnight. Her mothers' had no knowledge of the game, but Little Jo knew all about it and said it is a terrible murder game, but that the dance moves that go with it are good. I already knew this, but it was interesting that she knew about it. Show us the dance moves, asked Sister, and Little Jo did.

Ah, so the movie title. It attracts me immediately. I am not watching it in case I will see the movie but here is the trailer for Ralph Breaks the Internet. The internet is pretty well unbreakable and that is one of the points of it, so it would be interesting to see how Ralph breaks it.

33 comments:

  1. Definitely an intriguing concept. I hope that after you have seen it you tell us more...

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  2. I've seen all the movies you've mentioned...except the yet to be released kid's movie, of course....and I doubt very much that I will be watching it.

    As an aside..."Same Time Next Year"...is a lovely movie ...starring Alan Alda and Ellen Burstyn...I've always loved that old movie.

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    1. Lee, two people having affairs is lovely? But yes, it was a lovely movie, truly romantic.

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    2. Better than two people abusing each other...

      It was a light-hearted, harmless movie - the script was great, as was the acting by the leads.

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    3. Yeah I know Lee. It is one of my favourite movies. Not quite exactly the same, but I can equate with the movie.

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  3. Like Lee, I have seen all the movies you listed except the new one. If fact I haven't heard anything about that one. The one I am hoping to see soon is Bohemian Rhapsody. I missed it first time round and may have to wait until it is out on DVD.

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    1. Maribeth, BR is a must see, I think.

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    2. Anonymous12:41 pm

      It is and I recommend seeing it on the big screen with full digital sound blasting out those wonderful songs, especially the Live Aid concert. - Ian

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    3. Ian, I agree. It really is one for the big screen with big sound.

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    4. I'm waiting for the DVD.

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    5. River, at least have the volume up loud.

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    6. And upset the neighbours? Well, maybe.

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  4. Fried green tomatoes was an old fav of mine

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    1. John, so long ago, but I think I liked its slow pace.

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  5. I love British film titles that are short and ironic eg "Love, Actually" and "Truly, Madly, Deeply". Now all I am waiting for is a British film called "Sorted!"

    Good on you for thinking about this topic. My blog name is taken from Love, Actually :)

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    1. Sorted, except it never is, is it. Ah, ok. Understand you blog name. It is a clever and shorter way of saying something.

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    2. Another great title in the same type of British English would be "Easy As!"

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    3. And, 'Fair Go Guv'.

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  6. Anonymous12:48 pm

    As they say at the Academy Awards.. for your consideration.
    Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
    Down and Out in Beverley Hills
    A Fish Called Wanda
    Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
    And a must see Take This Job and Shove It.
    For those who love quirky movies The Curse of the Queerwolf. A man gets bitten on the buttocks and turns into a transvestite every full moon - Ian

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    1. Ian, seen them all except Down and Out and Take this Job, which sounds interesting (just had a look. I think I may have seen it). All good titles, certainly. Of course I haven't seen the last one and a quick look at the year and an outline, I can imagine. I'll save that one for my retirement.

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  7. The Title and the photo of the movie will attract me, if I don't like both then I wouldn't go any further.

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    1. Margaret, your guide is not bad.

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  8. I agree with you about those titles; a good title is probably reflected at the Box Office too. I didn't watch too much of your clip; I don't really enjoy that type of animation.

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    1. Cro, well I never watched the trailer. I just like the premise.

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  9. Great title, it's pretty good but I kind of like the idea of the movie too will most likely go and see it.
    Merle..........

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    1. Pity that your babes Merle are not a bit older, and they would enjoy it, but they are so far away now for you I think.

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  10. Have you seen the first movie "Wreck It Ralph"? I haven't but plan on seeing both when the DVDs are released.
    I've heard about the Fortnite game so knew it was violent, it's also extremely addictive according to newspaper reports. I didn't know it had great dance moves, but I won't be looking at it just for those. I'm not good at games anyway.

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    1. River, I remember the title Wreck it Ralph. I didn't see it. So you are just as hip as I am, knowing about Fortnight.

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    2. The game is spelled Fortnite.

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    3. Yes, of course it is.

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  11. Well now I need to see that one too.

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    1. Strayer, added to your list then.

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