Monday, March 28, 2011

Monday Movie Blog

Welcome back to a new workweek and the Monday Movie Blog. As we continue our alphabetical odyssey we stop at the letter “L” today. Please list any and all movies that you enjoy that’s title begins with the letter “L”. Make sure to include some of the actors who star in the film and a brief synopsis or reasons why you like this/these movie(s).  This is the twelfth letter we have spotlighted making an even dozen. We’re closing in on the halfway point of the alphabet and thus nearly midway through the resource we are continuously creating.

Do you prefer watching movies in a darkened theater with a large tub of popcorn topped with a “butter-like” substance or do you rather enjoy staying home and watching from the comfort of your home couch/bed? Are you ever in line to see a movie the minute it premieres or do you see blockbusters a decade or so after they were released? Do you watch the same genre or do you dip from all the different types of movies?

Movies are a huge part of American culture. We value our actors as royalty of sorts and pay inordinate amounts of money to see movies. Escapism is what many are after for two hours and movies are a relatively affordable way to get away from ‘normal’ life. Movie stars are usually attractive and seemingly larger than life (although many are quite short!). What kind of movie lover are you? Why are movies a favorite way for you to spend your valuable time?

We lost one of American cinema’s leading ladies, royalty of sorts, last week, Elizabeth Taylor. She with the violet eyes, spellbinding beauty, and tortured soul was the epitome of grace and glamour in her heyday, and blossomed into a tireless AIDS activist in the latter years of her life. In recent years she had fallen ill and was out of the public’s eye. Her death, although not surprising, was sad and closes the door on an era of old Hollywood. Elizabeth’s jewels, never borrowed but hers to keep, were worn proudly and effortlessly to every event public and private; hair done, smile in place, Elizabeth worked hard at her acting, her activism, and her friendships. If you are a fan of the late Elizabeth Taylor, please list your favorite Taylor movies/roles.

Thank you for spending part of your Monday with the Monday Movie Blog and me. I hope you took some time to leave your selections and answer some of the questions about movies. Please join me tomorrow for my favorite feature of the week, Simple Joys. 


  1. Life of Brian parody of Biblical proportions staring Monty Python and ending with the wonderful Eric Idle singing 'Always look on the bright side of life'
    an absolute classic :-

  2. LeMans- Steve McQueen, Action Romance. Great racing.

    Last Tango In Paris- Marlon Brando, Maria Schnieder, Romantic Drama. Good flick.

    The Lake House- Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bulluk, Romantic Drama. love this movie.

    Laws Of Attraction- Pierce Brosnan, Julianne Moore, Romantic Comedy. Love the movie.

    L.A. Confidential- Kevin Spacey, Kim Basinger, Danny DeVito, Suspence Thriller, good movie.

    Lord Of The Rings- Elijah Wood, Vito Mortensen, Liv Tyler, Adventure Drama, must see.

    Love Actually- Romantic Comedy, Colin Firth, Emma Thompson, Liam Neeson, Hugh Grant. four different stories in one movie. Love the movie.

    Love Story- Romantic Drama, Ryann O'Neal, Ali McGraw, classic love story from the 70's a must see.

    Last Airbender- Family Adventure, Forgot the actors. Great for adults and kids.

    Last Samurai- Action Drama, Tom Cruise

    Legend Of Bagger Vance- Drama, Wil Smith, Matt Damon, great movie.

    Longest Yard- Drama Comedy, Burt Reynolds, fun movie from the 70's

    Li'l Abner- Family Musical, forgot the actors from back in the day. Classic

  3. My post didn't post. This is the short version:

    Lady Jane- the one with Cary Elwes.

    Legally Blonde & Legally Blonde 2- Love Reese Witherspoon.

    Lion King- Hello, Disney

    La Bamba- Lou Diamond Philips in the retelling of the tragic death of Ritchie Valens

    Lean on Me- Morgan Freeman. True story of principal Joe Clark cleaning up his high school (should be bundled with the movie "Stand & Deliver").