Monday, February 7, 2011

Monday Movie Blog

Welcome to a new week! We are well ensconced in February which means March and Spring are right around the corner. That groundhog promises an early Spring, but the weather forecasts in my area don't belie that fact. So, with the Super Bowl behind us (congratulations Packer fans) and the NASCAR season on the verge of beginning we are in a holding pattern for a small while (unless, of course, you are watching NHL, NBA, or any other sports I'm not well versed). As Mondays have been since the start of 2011, it is time to return to the Monday Movie Blog and fill in the titles of movies that begin with the letter "F".

Please feel free to list the movies that begin with "F" whether you've been a part of this since week one and letter "A" or are a newer reader and want to jump in and add your selections. When listing your movies that's title begins with the letter "F", please try to list the actors and a brief reason why you loved the movie so. As the title accumulate I'm seeing a truly precious resource being created. When my husband and I are stuck for which movie to add to our queue we look here to find the best of the best. Thank you to all for your contributions. We look forward to watching the titles that fill in the rest of the alphabet as the weeks and months add up.

Wishing you a great day! Stay with me all week for more original blogs. And please, leave your comments, I truly enjoy reading them.


  1. French Kiss- Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline. I LOVE, LOVE, L-O-V-E this movie!! On my list of top favorite movies ever. Meg Ryan reluctantly flies over "an ocean!" to Paris to find her physician fiancee who has taken up with a "god-dess" Frenchwoman, but ends up meeting Kevin Kline's con/thief Luc (pronounced LuuuuC). I can quote the heck out of this movie and I will ALWAYS stop if I'm flipping through channels, I don't even care how much of the movie there is left. "Happy, smile, sad, frown, the corresponding face goes with the corresponding emotion."

    Finding Nemo- My FAVORITE of all the Pixar movies. My favorite character not being forgetful Dory, but Crush. I <3 him! Great, great movie.

    Forgetting Sarah Marshall- Russell Brand, Jason Segal, Kristen Bell. Russell Brand is a guilty pleasure of mine, so if I have the opportunity to see him in something (relatively clean) I'm all over it. Jason Segal and Kristen Bell's characters break up after a long relationship. To get over her Jason goes to Hawaii, where he meets up with his ex and her new beau (Russell Brand)... and the heartbreak continues.

    Father Goose- Cary Grant, Leslie Caron. One of my favorite Cary Grant movies (but not THE favorite). Grant plays a bum who is relaying information about Japanese planes in WW2. Caron plays a stranded French teacher with a bunch of "snot nosed" children (according to Cary's character). Lighthearted what we now know as the romantic-comedy. :)

    Fools Rush In- Matthew Perry & Selma Hayek. Meet, fall in love, get married and pregnant... all in a few days. It has been awhile since I saw this movie, but I remember thinking this was a good movie for a lazy Saturday (or off race weekend Sunday) movie.

    Freeway- Reese Witherspoon and Kiefer Sutherland. Dark, dirty movie. Reese as you have NEVER seen her before. Ticked off teenager, gets revenge on psycho supposed child psychologist.

    Father of the Bride- Dianne Keaton, Steve Martin. The remake of the 1950 comedy with Spencer Tracy and Elizabeth Taylor. Sweet movie. Cry every time, and still never answers the question as to why there are 8 hot dogs and 12 hot dog buns per package. I also had the movie poster on my closet door for a long time after it was released on video. ;)

    Field of Dreams- Kevin Costner, James Earl Jones, Ray Liotta. Do I really need to say how great this movie is? Kevin Costner + Baseball + JEJ's voice = A great movie. Whether you like baseball or not or even if you like Kevin Costner or not... must see movie. And bring the tissues (man or woman).

    Forrest Gump- Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Sally Field, Gary Sinise. Ok, seriously, got teary just typing the name of the movie. Another movie poster that hung on my wall for a very long time. I have a box of tissues next to me from the moment the music starts until the final scene. I break down EVERY time when he asks, "Is he smart or is he like me." AUGH! Here I go again.

    Finding Neverland- Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet.
    The story of how the author of Peter Pan wrote the story. This one may require tissues as well.

    Footloose- Kevin Bacon. Ok, not the best movie, but a pretty good soundtrack. The only reason I would ever watch it. Not a big Kevin Bacon fan.

    From Justin to Kelly- Just kidding!!!

  2. 'Fist full of dollars' and 'For a few dollars more', my Dad took me to see these along with 'The Good, The Bad and The Ugly'.

    I am not big on westerns per se but I love these three spaghetti westerns I have watched each dozens of times and will watch each dozens more times, why ? I really don't know but each time I watch them I feel like I am watching a slightly different movie from the one I remember.

  3. Fast & The Furious- Vin Diesel and Brian O'Connor star in this action pak street racing movie 2002.

    Fanstastic 4- Love the super hero movies and this first in the series is good. Jessica Alba is the only star I can think of at this time 2004 -06.

    Forest Gump- Great movie about a man's life being challenged. Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what your gonna get. Tom Hanks 1994 or 95.

    Four Weddings & A Funeral- Good movie to watch, stars Hugh Grant & Andie McDowell 2005.

    For Your Eye's Only- One of many in the James Bond series that I love to watch. Roger Moore as James Bond 80's movie.

    Full Metal Jacket- Good movie from the 80's about a recruits life thru the military. Matthew Modine, Vincent DiOnofrio, Adam Baldwin.

  4. Fast Times At Ridgemont High... Where should I start, Sean Penn, Judge Reinhold, Phoebe Cates, on and on. A tale about teens in high school during the 80's. Sex, drugs, and rock and roll. Need I say more???