Let’s Go To The Movies…

Actually, let’s don’t and say we did. Please stay home, stay well, help keep others well, too.

But… We can watch movies and from everything I’ve seen online over the last few weeks, people have definitely been watching movies and television shows and streaming the entire catalog available on Netflix.

I haven’t done that, yet, but I have been watching movies. Or, at least listening to them. I have a small television mounted on the wall in my office and I turn on movies sometimes when I’m writing blogs, putting together newsletters, doing revisions, setting up pre-orders, etc… You know, the busywork of being an indie author or really any author at all who doesn’t have a virtual assistant.

When I’m writing, I listen to music, and sometimes when I’m doing the other stuff I’ll listen to music, too, but a lot of the time, I’ll put a DVD in or find something on Netflix or Amazon Prime to watch/listen to and recite the lines word for word. Don’t judge me. You do it, too.

Below I’ve listed some of my favorite movies that…comfort me, bring me peace of some sort in hard times, soothe when I’m depressed or creatively challenged, inspire me to keep going after my dreams when I falter, or are there when I just need to get lost in a world that is not this one…

The Lord of the Rings trilogy… I mean, anyone who knows me knows this.

Wonder Boys

Something’s Gotta Give

Stranger Than Fiction

Julie and Julia

You’ve Got Mail

Music and Lyrics

Pirates of the Caribbean (the first 3)

Mission Impossible (all of the Tom Cruise ones)

Skyfall

Draft Day

Major League

Ford vs. Ferrari

Moneyball

Avengers, Iron Man (1-3), Thor: Ragnorak, Age of Ultron, Guardians of the Galaxy (1&2), Captain America: Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War… I haven’t watched Endgame since I saw it in the theater last year because I’m still not over the death of Black Widow and still unhappy with how they undid everything Thor had accomplished up to then, and honestly, I prefer to pretend that Endgame never happened. One day, I’m sure I’ll feel differently, but not yet.

Harry Potter

The Expendables

Red (1 & 2)

John Wick (1-3)

Charlie’s Angels (with Drew, Cameron, and Lucy)

As you can see, I like sports movies, writing movies, fantasy movies, and kick-ass action movies. I like some romantic comedies, too.

Movies, like books, allow for escape, allow us to live in another world and another time for a little while. Some movies eventually become a comfort, a place we can go get lost for a couple of hours and revisit characters who’ve become like old friends. Movies that we already know the ending to and find comfort there because the real world often has more questions than answers, and sometimes we need a little hope that things can get better.

What are some of your favorite movies?

Lissa

 

Music Monday – Billy Boyd: The Last Goodbye

If you follow me on, well, anywhere online, you know how much I love the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies. I have watched them all countless times over the years and it’s not likely to stop anytime soon. I sit up late and write and they play in the background. Whenever they’re replayed on TNT there is some unwritten law that states they must be watched right then and there.

I was wondering what to post today and the final song for the very final movie came to mind… It encompasses all 6 films. It is sung by Billy Boyd who played the part of Peregrin “Pippin’ Took in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. His voice is lovely. It is haunting. And it is fitting… For an ending…

~lissa