Top 10 Favorite Films

Top 10 Favorite Films

My friend tagged me in a post on Facebook last summer to share my 10 favorite films that made an impact on me. Since I was in Europe during the middle of the summer & my hectic Fall schedule hit me like a deer in the headlights, I really never got around to it. But since the Oscars are premiering this month, I finally decided to share my 10 favorites! I decided to not exactly follow the description of the challenge my friend tagged me in, but I still thought I’d share.
Description: 10 Favorite Films for 10 Days that made an impact on you the first time you saw them and which are still on your watch list, even if you only go back to them now and then. Post the poster, no need to explain, and nominate a person each day to do the same.
  1. The Sandlot – My brother had this movie on VHS (that we still own to this day). Of course I had a childhood crush on Benny, but it’s definitely not the reason it’s my favorite! This movie is my all-time favorite because for some unknown reason, it makes me feel better whenever I’m down. At one point in my life, I watched it every day because it was the only thing that made me feel better. I think it’s good to have random things like this that can heal you.
  2. The Goonies – I remember this movie being on TV so many years ago when I was a kid & I never knew the name of it. I also distinctly remember the scene with the octopus! For so many years, I thought it maybe wasn’t real because they never show it on TV anymore. I’ve only seen it that one time on TV when I was a kid. Turns out, it’s a deleted scene. Anyway, I love this movie so much because it reminds me of the joys of being a kid & looking for adventure.
  3. Blade Runner 2049 – I never watched the first Blade Runner until this movie came out, but this movie gives me so many feels. I actually do not really enjoy sci-fi films (please don’t hate me film/cinema buffs), but this really hit it out of the park with me. I absolutely love, love, love the way the lighting is used in this movie. Sometimes, I randomly think of this movie & how beautiful it is. My dream in another life is being a director of photography for major films. I was almost in tears when the Director of Photography Roger Deakins won an Oscar for best cinematography for this film.
  4. 12 Years A Slave – I wasn’t that into serious films until I met Jeremiah. You might actually be surprised that I have not seen many of the “classic” films. This was probably the first serious film that Jeremiah took me to see. I cried. I also cried when Lupita won the Oscar for best supporting actress for this film because she was so deserving of it.
  5. Moana – Growing up, I really struggled with loving the color of my skin & sometimes I still do. It was a breath of fresh air watching a Disney animation movie with a lead character who resembled a little of the way I looked. I cried because it moved me in a way that I wish I could explain in words. It’s hard loving my deep brown skin sometimes, but I’m learning.
  6. La La Land – I hate/love this movie. I hate that it didn’t end up the way that I wanted & I love it so much because of that. I have never cried as hard as I did for any movie until I watched this one. I cried so much in the car after Jeremiah & I got out in the theater. It also came at a time in my life when friendships/relationships didn’t turn out the way I expected, but it’s part of life. We don’t always get the perfect ending & people move on with their lives, with or without you.
  7. Mad Max: Fury Road – This movie starts off really weird & is honestly not the type of movie I ever saw myself gravitating towards. I think Jeremiah & I just went to go see it because it got so many good reviews & man, it was one of our best decisions. I did not grow up seeing many bald, female leads being badass in a movie. There isn’t anyone else that I think could’ve done a better job than Charlize Theron as Furiosa. After watching this movie, I wanted to shave my head to be Furiosa for Halloween. Also, the cinematography is beautiful in this film. 
  8. Up – I still cry every single time the sad scene shows up. I love that a Disney/Pixar film, a children’s movie, was able to bring something to the screen that is so real for so many people & do it in such a tender & careful way. I really respect those associated with the film for that. It also shows love in different ways, friendship, & adventure. I adore this film.
  9. Halloween – It’s the first horror film that really scared me! Plus, Halloween is my favorite “holiday”. The Ringer had this podcast called “Halloween Unmasked” that I listened to right before the new Halloween (2018) film came out. It goes into depth about how the film came to be seen as one of the greatest horror films ever. It’s really good & describes some reasons why it’s one of my favorite movies.
  10. Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Part 1 – I think I watched this movie in the theater with my sister. It’s my favorite HP film in the franchise, BUT it’s not my favorite book!! I can’t list the reasons why. It would be too long & I’d end up rambling on too much.

Favorite Fall Activities

Hello, Autumn!

Autumn is my favorite season! I love when the weather gets cooler, the leaves change, & time seems to slow down a bit. I can’t wait to get started on my favorite Autumn traditions such as going to Dell’Osso Family Farms to pick out a pumpkin (I love their food & activities too), go on more hikes, decorate, etc.

I would love to hear your thoughts on what your favorite fall activities or traditions are!

If you see some boxes that went unchecked, I hope that this was able to help you out somehow with what you could do or what new tradition you could start!

Top 10 Favorite Horror Films?

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The day has finally come! October is here! My favorite month of spooky-ness & traditions. You probably guessed that my favorite holiday & traditions are around Christmastime, but no. In fact, I love Halloween. I love Fall, horror movies, having a cozy night in, carving pumpkins, going to the pumpkin patch, & dressing up for Halloween. Sadly, I almost never have plans for Halloween because my group of friends aren’t into it & also, Jeremiah doesn’t really care for spooky things. I told him that once we have our own place & have kids, I’m going to be one of those houses that goes all out for Halloween. It does indeed suck that I never really got a chance to enjoy or embrace the Halloween spirit while I am still young because no one wants to celebrate it with me, so my only chance is whenever I have kids. Someday, someday.

I’ve compiled a list of horror movies that I try to watch every year.

Horror/Thriller Movies To Watch in October (in no particular order):

  1. Halloween (1978)
  2. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988)
  3. Halloween H20 (1998)
  4. It (2017)
  5. Hocus Pocus (1993)
  6. Halloweentown (1998)
  7. Halloweentown: Kalabar’s Revenge (2001)
  8. Scream (1996)
  9. Scream 2 (1997)
  10. Scream 3 (2000)
  11. Scream 4 (2011)
  12. The Conjuring (2013)
  13. The Conjuring 2 (2016)
  14. Annabelle: Creation (2017)
  15. Insidious (2010)
  16. Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)
  17. Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015)
  18. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
  19. A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
  20. Wes Craven’s New Nightmare (1994)
  21. A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
  22. Friday the 13th (1980)
  23. Friday the 13th (2009)
  24. The Babadook (2014)
  25. Casper (1995)
  26. Don’t Look Under the Bed (1999)
  27. Mom’s Got A Date with a Vampire (2000)
  28. Under Wraps (1997)
  29. Tower of Terror (1997)
  30. A Quiet Place (2018)
  31. The Amityville Horror (2005)
  32. House of Wax (2005)
  33. Trick ‘R Treat (2007)
  34. Child’s Play (1988)
  35. Child’s Play 2 (1990)
  36. Child’s Play 3 (1991)
  37. Curse of Chucky (2013)
  38. Final Destination (2000)
  39. Final Destination 2 (2003)
  40. Final Destination 3 (2006)
  41. Final Destination 5 (2011)
  42. 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
  43. It Follows (2014)
  44. Train to Busan (2016)
  45. The Babysitter (2017)
  46. The Ring (2002)
  47. The Ring Two (2005)
  48. Dawn of the Dead (2004)
  49. Land of the Dead (2005)
  50. I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
  51. I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998)
  52. Urban Legend (1998)
  53. Valentine (2001)
  54. The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
  55. Sleepy Hollow (1999)
  56. Carrie (1976)
  57. Carrie (2013)
  58. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
  59. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)
  60. Texas Chainsaw (2013)
  61. Black Christmas (2006)
  62. Evil Dead (2013)
  63. Cabin Fever (2002)
  64. My Bloody Valentine (2009)
  65. Mama (2013)
  66. I Am Legend (2007)
  67. World War Z (2013)
  68. 28 Days Later… (2002)
  69. 28 Weeks Later (2007)
  70. The Strangers (2008)
  71. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  72. Ouijia (2014)
  73. Oculus (2013)
  74. Prom Night (2008)
  75. The Haunted Mansion (2003)
  76. Disturbia (2007)
  77. Vacancy (2012)
  78. V/H/S (2012)
  79. V/H/S/2 (2013)
  80. When A Stranger Calls (2006)
  81. One Missed Call (2008)
  82. The Shining (1980)
  83. Psycho (1960)
  84. 1408 (2007)
  85. Sorority Row (2009)
  86. The Craft (1996)
  87. Piranha (2010)
other movie mentions that I’ve seen across other people’s lists:

If there is a horror movie that did not make the list, but you think is really good & should be on here, please let me know in the comment section below! I enjoy watching horror movies & would like to add any good ones to my watchlist 🤗

Summer 2018 Bucket List

Goodbye Summer!

Summer is unfortunately coming to an end according to the calendar, but where I’m from, summer doesn’t really end until mid to end of October 😂😭 It can still get hot here in September & October.

These Q&A posts is something I’m adding to this blog now because I feel like it would help me get to know you guys (my readers) better & your thoughts 😊
Check off the ones you were able to do this summer & if you see any of boxes unchecked, maybe it’s something you can add to your list next summer!

Blog Feedback!

I found out today that Google has this option to create surveys, questionnaires, quizzes, etc. & I think this would be much more useful for my blog than Instagram Stories or Tumblr!
Instagram Stories questions are NOT anonymous. If you’re shy like me to ask a question, I think this is a better alternative for me to receive feedback from people who want to remain anonymous. It does give you the option to require sign in, but I prefer not to do that right now.
I also think this is better than Tumblr because there’s more features to it such as layout, multiple choice, dropdown, checkbox, etc.
Leave Blog Feedback for me below if you’d like!
I’m thinking of doing a monthly questionnaire! How does that sound? I’ll have an open question box for anyone to ask questions. Now that Google has this & I find it to be really useful in the future. It could potentially help me see what I could do to improve this blog from you (the readers) such as what categories you want me to post more about, what potential future topics should I post, what should I include or exclude in my posts, etc.