30 Day Film Challenge: Day 8

The Film You Can Quote Best

Technically, this movie is probably Bringing Up Baby. But Mean Girls is a close second, as demonstrated by this ridiculous conversation that I posted almost five years ago. (This also proves that I have consistently been a dork.)

I have also said “Boo, you whore” on more than one ocassion and consequently offend many members of my gender who do not tolerate that sort of thing, ever.

In sum, you go Glen Coco!

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30 Day Film Challenge: Day 7

A Film That Reminds You of Your Past

Before I was this fabulously witty 20-something female whose thoughts so many of you enjoy reading day after day, I was just your typical quiet, kind of nerdy, very moody teenage girl. Back in the early aughts I was  just so over it all, passively reading The New Yorker, knitting, and constantly rolling my eyes at the buffoons that filled my daily life. Several movies remind me of this glorious stage of my life, whether because I watched them all or the time or because I relate to some characters. Especially the ones with supernatural beings. Here they are.

Sixteen Candles (1984)

Clueless (1994)

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

Ginger Snaps (2000)

Ghost World (2001)

Mean Girls (2004)

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)

Dressed to Impress

Entertainment Weekly has a new photo gallery of the best and most memorable dresses seen in the movies. The gallery includes some of my favorite movie fashions, such as:

  • Audrey Hepburn’s black Givenchy dress in Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • Keira Knightley’s green dress in Atonement
  • Grace Kelly’s dress in Rear Window.

But I think the list needs some additions. Such as: Sarah Jessica Parker’s Vivienne Westwood wedding gown from the Sex and the City movie. (There was a BIRD on her head.)

Rachel McAdams disasterous spring fling dress from Mean Girls (she couldn’t fit into a size 1,3 or 5) Sissy Spacek’s prom dress from Carrie. Got any favorites to add to the list?

Introducing Amanda Seyfried

I am beyond excited for the film adaptation of Mamma Mia! to be released on July 18. One , it combines all the things I love: Meryl Streep, ABBA, musicals, movies, and Colin Firth.

But I also think this movie is going to be Amanda Seyfried’s breakthrough film role.

Some of you might remember her as Karen, the stupid blonde in Mean Girls. It is one of the best portrayals of the stereotypical dumb blonde character.

Seyfried has also appeared on several television shows, most notably as Lilly Kane on Veronica Mars and Sarah Hendrickson on Big Love.

This final video is of Seyfried performing “Gimme, Gimme, Gimme (A Man After Midnight)” for Mamma Mia!

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This movie, along with her role in Jennifer’s Body (written by Diablo Cody), almost guarantee that Amanda Seyfried will have a breakthrough year.