Saturday, February 27, 2010

Just Ten?

Alrighty then, TCM has an ongoing, presumably changing, listing of random people's 10 best movies of all time over here,

My list differs from theirs a little, if you care! Here's mine. Sadly, I'm supposed to include only 10, all of which I have viewed at least once, but I fudge it just a little:

1. Casablanca
2. Brazil (directed by Terry Gilliam; check out this brilliant dystopian vision!)
3. North by Northwest
4. Rear Window
5. Petrified Forest
6. Inherit the Wind
7. Blade Runner
8. The Great Dictator
9. Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to...
10. Modern Times
11. Poseidon Adventure (original)
12. Enter the Dragon
13. LOTR trilogy (Okay, this is cheating technically!_

Some of these could possibly perchance perhaps maybe be supplanted once I view "Citizen Kane" and some other so-called classic movies like "Taxi Driver." Then again, maybe not.

What's your top-10 (or 13) list look like?

TCM's 31 Days of Oscar Moodboard

Monday, February 15, 2010

Help a Special Child Afford an Equally Special Bike

The little girl's name is Emma. Her mom's name is Jaime. But she just as easily could be the little girl next door. Your niece. Your child's friend. Your own daughter.

Emma is the victim of an inconceivably brutal act of abuse--shaken baby (or shaken child) syndrome. Her mom manages a blog that I read and enjoy, Revenge of the Book Nerds, and I learned about Emma through her mom's book blog. You can read a little more about Emma's story here,

As a mother myself, I cannot imagine what Jaime is going through, but I pledge to do my best to help her little girl raise money for a special bicycle that will help her build up her cardiovascular system.

Please give what you can, and please spread the good word even if you can't give anything now.

Have a great day, and hold your friends and loved ones close always!