Monday, March 18, 2013

Top 10 Movie Countdown Blogfest Blog Hop

by M. J. Joachim
Movies are an emotional experience. They tap into our souls, make us laugh, cry and everything in between. They are perfect alone, with a special loved one or in groups. Watching movies is a human experience, though I’m pretty sure my dog tunes into a lot of them too, especially if talking animals have bit parts in them.

Movie behavior is an enigma. Some people sit more quietly than if they were in church or at the opera – hands folded, nonchalantly reaching into their popcorn ever so carefully, sucking the crunch right out of it, until it’s a soggy mess they can choke down with a sip of soda.

Others turn movies into a free-for-all, crunching, munching, passing and bopping up and down to go to the concession stands and bathroom all the time.

Then there are mom and kid movies – whoever thought it was a good idea to bring strollers into a dark theater and expect wee ones to sit still for 1 ½ to 2 hours, was positively out of their mind!

Movie theaters are for all-extensive purposes a germ factory. No one can possibly believe those seats get sanitized regularly, and to see the looks of the food courts, it’s hard to imagine why more people don’t get sick in them.

Home movies are a viable solution for many of us. Streaming them via Netflix, using the pause button when you need the restroom or to get some munchies works great. Plus, the little ones can fall asleep in your lap or go play with their toys.

This is a blog hop hosted by none other than Ninja Captain Alex.

My Top 10 List of Favorite Movies includes a few series; it’s in no particular order.

Karate Kid
Dirty Harry
Loves Abiding Joy

The Terminal
Gone with the Wind
Short Circuit
Pay It Forward
My Sister’s Keeper
The Jerk

As you can see, genres are all over the map here. Listing my top 10 was a lot more difficult than I thought it would be.

Thank you for visiting Effectively Human,

M. J.

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