Saturday, March 1, 2014

Ohhh Oscar….

Who does not have that favourite MOVIE or MOVIES that are "our go to" when we want to laugh, cry, reminisce or just escape…?

Oscars are tomorrow and like every year for at least 25 years now, my DH and I get formally dressed, and we celebrate with a 4 course meal….It has been our DATE event of the year. This year  is no exception. Our menu has changed as our taste in movies but we can always count on many laughs and a ton of memories that to this day touches both our hearts and senses...

I thought I would share some of my all time favourites….OK, one of these did not even  close to an  Oscar nod but in my heart and soul, the all linger and bring out such tender moments…

When I want to laugh…."What about Bob?" with Bill Murray and Richard Dreyfuss.

Bill plays Bob Wiley, a psychiatric patient with many phobias who follows Richard( Dr. Leo Marvin)
on vacation…  I have memorized the whole script….I  can't tell you how many times I have seen this epic of a comedy

They never received any awards, but that does not matter, I am sure they sold millions upon millions of dvds! ) or downloads! and in my heart, "What about BOB? won an oscar for laughs!

When I want to be scared out of my mind….. "The Exorcist" I have only watched it 2x 

 To this day it gives me the creeps and did I am sure wonders for the growth of Catholic Sunday Services.  ( I will never forget any of the scenes, which is why I have only watched it 2x)In The Exorcist a child is possessed by a mysterious entity and her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her.
This film got a ton of nods including; Best picture, Best director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress and the list goes on. It got 9 nominations in total and won for Best Sound and Best Screenplay. The Exorcist has the distinction of being the first horror movie to be nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award.

When I want to me moved "Schindlers List"Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes. A movie that was based on true events. WElllllll this movie, always brings such tears and lessons in life.
Based on a true story, Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List stars Liam Neeson as Oskar Schindler, a German businessman in Poland who sees an opportunity to make money from the Nazis' rise to power. He starts a company to make cookware and utensils, using flattery and bribes to win military contracts, and brings in accountant and financier Itzhak Stern (Ben Kingsley) to help run the factory. By staffing his plant with Jews who've been herded into Krakow's ghetto by Nazi troops, Schindler has a dependable unpaid labor force
It won Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, Best Film Editing, Best Cinematography...

When I am looking for my favourite LOVE STORY, I choose "TITANIC"
They won 11 oscars!

"put your hands on me, Jack" still makes me swoon.  This movie had such a profound effect on both of us, in our theatre room we have  these two poster prints laminated on our walls.

84 years later, a 101-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called Titanic when young Rose boards the departing ship with the upper-class passengers and her mother, Ruth DeWitt Bukater, and her fiancé, Caledon Hockley. Meanwhile, a drifter and artist named Jack Dawson and his best friend Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets to the ship in a game. And she explains the whole story from departure until the death of Titanic on its first and last voyage April 15th, 1912 at 2:20 in the morning. 

and the rest we shall say " is our fav love story".

We watched Titanic this afternoon, ( I still cry at the end) after I made a quiche
and started the first steps to making an apricot,orange marmalade..
now it must rest till tomorrow, where you add the sugar and process..
so far soooo good! 

Are any of these your favourites…?

What made you laugh, cry, stand up for something….?

So this weekend, I will be RUFFLING….
and preparing for our 25th annual Oscar weekend! 


  1. What about Bob? Yup, seen it. A funny one for sure! Watched the Exorcist as a teen...will never watch it again. No more horror stories for me! Read the book Schindler's list...a lady whose appartment I used to clean was a survivor of the holocaust (the eighth wonder of the world according to her doctors!), and she was the one who loaned me her copy. I watched an earlier b/w version of the Titanic...haven't watched the newer versions. For good laughs, I love to watch cartoons. Bugs bunny and crew never fail to make me chuckle!

  2. Good ones!!! I enjoyed the Exorcist myself...loved the Titanic; great love story there. another one of my favorites is Armagadon...ohhhhhh spelled wrong!!!! lol. But I loved it and the music was great!

  3. Marvel movies and other super hero/sci-fi movies are popular around here. I have to admit I really like them too. I'm a big Star Trek fan and have been since I was a kid. I also love comedies and tend to watch a lot of old comedy sitcoms. The only movie here I've seen is Titanic.It was hard to sit through cause it a really long drama so I've only seen it once. I don't watch scary movies, period! I'll watch science fiction movies like 'I Am Legend and 'World War Z', that's as close to scary as I'll get. :-)

  4. The Princess Bride! My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.

  5. Oh, no scary movies for me! I can't watch them. "13 Going on 30" is my go to for dancing in front of the tv, "PS...I Love You!" is my favorite for crying. And because I have a heavy right foot...any of the "Fast and Furious" movies. ~Shari

  6. Oh, your picks are great! I love those too. I would add Rear Window (a movie from my childhood and directed by Alfred Hitchcock)., The Green Mile, Vertigo (another Hitchcock movie), To Kill a Mockingbird,....I could go on. I really love movies!
    What a wonderful tradition to dress up for Oscar night and have a four course dinner! I love it!

  7. You have some great pics here! My all time favorites are Gone With the Wind and To Kill a Mockingbird. My favorite seasonal show is Family Stone...I watch it with my sisters whenever I can and we laugh and cry all through it...and yes, we know most of the lines!

  8. A sweet and lovely tradition, to dress up and have a marvelous meal. I liked that.
    I also love Schindlers list. It really tells the story we not would like to se happen again....
    Nothing Hill and Eiren Brochovitz I also could see over and over again , and Gone with the Wind. Lots of memories.... :-)

  9. I don't really have a go to scare movie... but my pics are You've Got Mail (and of course I can sub Sleepless in Seattle), Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, 50 First Dates, and ya know most Adam Sandler movies (but not Punch Drunk Love)! LOL

  10. Great pics, I would only change the comedy to "National LampoonsChristmas Vacation". Chevy Chase.. one if our family traditions is to watch it at Christmas.

  11. Here are my favorites...
    When I want to laugh hysterically: Malibu's Most Wanted (very cheesy, but funny), Catch Me If You Can (with Leonardo DiCaprio!)
    When I want to be moved: October Sky, Apollo 13 or The Terminal
    When I want to be scared out of my mind: This RARELY every happens (not a scary movie fan)...but I will choose Skeleton Key or The Haunting.
    When I want to watch a love story: Hands down it is ALWAYS Titanic. One of my favorite movies ever created!
    Fun post! Thanks, Mdm. Samm

  12. Loved this post! I am having an Oscar party with my son :) We love to watch movies.
    Funny - Weekend at Bernie's
    Great music - Anna and the King
    Drama- Schindler's List
    Love Story - French Kiss
    Animation - all, but mostly Despicable Me, and Nemo

  13. Sleepless in Seattle - just watched it again last week. Fun love story that makes me laugh! blessings, marlene

  14. You two lovebirds will look gorgeous all dressed up, I'm sure! How fun!

  15. My Mom has been gone 7 years but I can still hear here laughing out loud when she watched "What About Bob". A sweet memory, for sure,

  16. I was supposed to get dressed up tonight & go to an adult prom! Just not happening this weekend. I guess we could dress up for the Oscars. Have fun! 4 course dinner, that sounds fabulous. I love...Jane Austen (all versions, I'm not too picky) - P&P, Sense & Sensibility.

  17. What a fun way to celebrate the Oscars! I am more of a reader then a movie watcher.

  18. What about Bob! A classic - nearly wet your pants comedy! Brilliant - wonder if Baa would like it.

  19. My absolute favorite movie is "The Out-Of-Towners" ... the original with Jack Lemmon. No matter how many times I watch that movie, I laugh my booty off!!

  20. Thank you for sharing your Oscar excitement and your personal favorites. If I want to laugh it is Caddyshack or History of the World. My favorite love story is The English Patient. My favorite thriller is The Silence of the Lambs.

  21. No scary movies for me.. I cannot sleep a wink at night if I watch those! I had to escort my older sister on her dates in the beginning and on one date her boyfriend took us to see jaws. I stayed hid under his arm the entire movie, peeking at and screaming and diving back under his armpit for safety. She has never let me live that one down. lol

    We love to watch love stories!

    Our favorites and we watch these every time they come on so I have stopped counting how many times we have watched them...

    Cold Mountain
    Pride and Prejudice
    Hope Floats
    You've Got Mail
    Pretty Woman

    Yep.. we are suckers for a good love story..

    You can have your horror... :)

  22. I so rarely watch tv, go to the movies, etc but when I do it has to be a romance or comedy. I hate anything suspense or action packed! Funny story; when hubby took me on our first date he took me to a Sylvester Stalone movie. I hated it! He had no idea! It's a wonder we ever had a second date but 19 years later it's all good!

  23. What a wonderful annual event. You and your hubby are so cute. Such love is shared between you. You have a love story life.
    One of my favorite movies is Forrest Gump. There are so many ups and downs and history abound. The soundtrack is a favorite.

  24. Will think the movies I could watch over and over are Four Weddings and a Funeral, Groundhog Day and Michael. When Harry Met Sally is also a delight. We actually went to the movie theater to see Skyfall and it was good!

  25. You two have so much fun and how I envy you! My husband and I are watching some of it together but he keeps switching Chanel's he gets bored
    Bless the both of you and may you have many more together.


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