Thursday, May 31, 2012

Things I like Thursday v.3. Movie edition! And Wir sind hier nicht in Seattle, Dirk.

Hallo Ihr Lieben,

it is already Thursday! Time if flying by. I love spending time in the movie theater (With a sweater, a scarf and warm socks if it is in America) or in front of the TV  watching a great movie. I like all kinds of movies....mysteries, horror movies, comedies, romantic comedies, action movies, artsy little independent movies. So today I want to introduce you to my list of favorite movies. 

1. The Boondock Saints.

Best movie ever! Seriously. I can watch it over and over and over. By the way, the movie is called "Der blutige Pfad Gottes" in German which means "God's bloody path". Nice translation, Germany. 

Connor and Murphy McManus set out to rid Boston of crime and evil. It is bloody, it is cool, it is funny.
When I first saw that movie in a video store I did not want to see it because the title sounded so stupid to me. Luckily, my friends convinced me to watch it and it became my all time favorite movie

2. Earthlings

A documentary everybody should watch. Must watch. Honestly. I mean it. You will cry, you will be desperate...but it will change your life.

Earthlings is a documentary about humanity's use of animals as pet, food, clothing, entertainment and scientific research. It is narrated by Joaquin Phoenix, one of my favorite actors and covers topics like puppy mills, animal shelters, slaughterhouses, pet stores, fur trades, entertainment industries and so on.
I cry a lot but I have never cried that much before or after. It is painful to watch it and I know that most people just turn a blind eye on things like this but I really think that every person has to watch this documentary. 

3. Dodgeball: A true underdog story

One of the funniest movies I have ever seen. Some might think it is ridiculous but I love it.

Peter LaFleur and his team must win a Dodgeball tournament to save their gym from evil White Goodman.
The characters are hilarious including David Hasselhoff as the coach of the German Dodgeball team and Chuck Norris as referee. 

4. Before Sunset.

 Ethan Hawke meets Julie Delpy in a train in Europe.

American Jesse meets French student Celine in a train and they decide to spend one night together in Vienna. They both know that this will be their only night together....
Well, I don't like many romantic movies (I do love romantic comedies) but this one is just adorable. And there might be a second movie called "Before Sunset" maybe it is not their only night together? Who knows.....

5. Tucker and Dale vs. Evil.

I am a big fan of movies with lots of (fake) blood in it. And you will see lots of it in this fabulous movie.

Two lovable West Virginian hillbillies, are headed to their vacation cabin to drink some beer, do some fishin', and have a good time. But when they run into a group of preppy college kids who assume from their looks that they must be in-bred, chainsaw wielding killers, Tucker & Dale's vacation takes a bloody & hilarious turn for the worse.
I promise that you will laugh out loud. All the time. In spite of all the blood. 

Okay, there are many many more movies that I love....famous ones like Dirty Dancing, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings...that I don't have to introduce....and I will also save some more for another post. :)

What is your favorite movie genre? Do you have an all time favorite movie?

My song of the day is "Wir sind hier nicht in Seattle, Dirk" by Tocotronic. Great song, great video. Tocotronic is my most favorite band ever. For eternity and even longer. They are more than just awesome, I can't describe what they are but I grew up with them, one of my first concerts was one by Tocotronic. Plus the guys were my fashion role models as teenager. Honestly. I think I wore a vintage Adidas jacket, cord pants, converse shoes and t-shirt every single day. Plus I had a very Tocotronic-like hair cut. It was awesome. 

Have a fabulous Thursday!!!!


  1. i loveeee boondock saints. one of my top three fav movies ever

    1. It is great. I haven't watched the second movie yet because I heard bad things about it and don't want to be disappointed. Haha.

  2. Boondock Saints is definitely one of my favorite movies. Sadly I haven't seen it in awhile because my husband hates it. (Of course one of his favorite movies is Videodrome which I hate and refuse to watch lol). Interesting title difference in German. I learn so many new things from your blog. (I like the German word pfui which I hadn't seen before you posted it lol). Another of my favorite movies is The Shawshank Redemption.

    1. Glad you like it too! I have never heard of Videodrome but it can't be better than Boondock Saints! :) The Shawshank Redemption is great!
      It is so funny that most titles in German are completely different from the original ones. I wonder why they do that.
      Pfui is one of my most favorite words. I say it all the time. :)

  3. I love before sunrise! one of my faves too! :)

  4. I love the Boondock Saints!! One of my fave movies ever.

    1. Glad you love it too! We have a similar taste! :)


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