We don’t have regular television on the ship, but we do have 6 movie channels that show the same movie throughout the day and the same movies throughout the week (ie, the same movies every Monday, then the same movies every Tuesday, etc.).
I can tell, you’re jealous of our on screen entertainment.
But it works for me, and let me tell you why. I like repetition. I like wearing my favorite outfits over and over. I like ordering the same thing at my favorite restaurants. I like doing my favorite things over and over. And, for the most part, I like to watch movies over and over. Not just any movie, and not even my favorite movies, but there are certain movies; if it’s on I’ll watch it. Doesn’t matter how many times I’ve seen it in my life, or even that day, I’ll watch it again. Especially certain scenes…
And so, since it’s my blog, I want to talk about those movie scenes that just never get old. Give me a shout out if you agree…
You’ve Got Mail
Seriously you guys, how often is this movie on and please tell me how you pass it up? It’s hard to pick just one scene since Tom Hanks is so rakishly charming and Meg Ryan is disgustingly adorable, but I suppose I love the scene where he explains how she should “go to the mattresses.” This movie is also now awesome because it’s nostalgic… who uses AOL any more?
Have you seen this movie? It’s not the best, but it has extreme rewatchability. Rachel McAdams and Patrick Wilson are irresistible, and Diane Keaton and Harrison Ford are annoying yet awesome.The highlight for me? Seeing Harrison Ford’s “love letter,” if you will, to Rachel McAdams when he makes a frittata on air and calls it “FLUFFY!” Awesome.
This movie is rewatchable because, let’s be honest, you’re still trying to figure it out aren’t you? No? Just me? Ok. Anyway, how awesome is Joseph Gordon Levitt in the zero gravity scene?
Really I just love this movie because I want to be best friends with Emma Stone. I saw it for the first time last week, but I’ve already watched it 2 or 3 times. There’s a lot that’s fun to watch in it, but really, my main reason for loving any movie is Stanley Tucci. He plays Emma Stone’s dad, and she has an African-America adopted brother. At one point he mentions that he’s adopted and Tucci bangs the counter and yells “WHAT??? WHO TOLD YOU?” It’s ridiculous and awesome. A few minutes later he looks at the little boy and insists “So where are you from originally?”
Sex and the City
Ok, don’t hate, but I really will watch this one again and again. My favorite part? Samantha feeding oatmeal to a depressed Carrie in Mexico. Those are 2 of the most unlikable and yet beloved characters in pop culture, and that scene is why you love them, because that is true friendship: holding onto your friend’s hand and giving them exactly what they need even when they don’t think they want it
The Devil Wears Prada
Can we talk about how impeccable Meryl Streep’s performance is in this movie? And how I can’t stop looking at the clothes? But also, let’s all recognize the genius that is the scene where Miranda SCHOOLS Andy on how fashion applies to all of us, even those of us who don’t want to care. Brill. Iant. Also I like Stanley Tucci in this one as well.
Julie & Julia
Apparently if Stanley Tucci is in a movie I will love it, and if he is accompanied by Meryl Streep…all the better. I really could watch this movie on a loop for the rest of my life. I have no idea why, it’s just irresistible to me. A favorite part in this one? The lobster scene, her explanation of butter, and also any scene with both Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci. Really. Any of them.
Sister Act II
You are lying if you say you don’t like the choir’s final performance of “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee.” And you know you secretly want to watch it once per day, just to get pumped. Bonus points for those of us who know the rap section (I am still working on it.)
The Social Network
This one’s on the ship about once a week and I enjoy it every time. The viral spread of facebook is one favorite moment, but also this incredible line from one of the Winklevoss twins: “I’m 6’5”, 220 pounds, and there’s 2 of me.”
Sister Act I
No one can pass this movie up, can they? For me, the first good performance by the choir is easily one of my favorite movie moments of all time. And it makes me cry every. single. time. Not kidding.
What are some movies/movie scenes you could watch over and over?