Friday, March 7, 2014

Friday Five - Movies

It's been far too long since I've had it together enough to blog (or really even do more than glance at anyone else's stuff. Sorry!) but I figured today I would give it a shot. So here's a Friday Five about movies. I am way behind on what is "current" and have never had much interest in "popular" and I'm guessing my answers here will reflect that so just consider yourself warned...

1. Is there a film that so captured your imagination that you couldn't stop thinking about it? In what way(s) did it affect you? It's not particularly recent to the rest of the world, but as I said in my disclaimer I'm way behind, so the Harry Potter movies are still what I consider to be one of my newer favorites! I just love it, particularly the first and third ones.

2. What religious/spiritual film has touched you? This could be something overtly thematic like The Last Temptation of Christ, or  something more subtle, like Enchanted April.
I really love the Chronicles of Narnia movies, but most especially The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. This is probably one of my all-time favorites so when anyone talks about how it's a terrible movie, I get fairly offended. (I'm not a movie critic so the "terrible" assessment is probably valid, but I'm more interested in the story)

3. When the going gets tough, is there a film you turn to for distraction and/or to help shift your mood?
I have a short list that I go to, depending on what kind of "tough" I'm dealing with. If I'm feeling especially down and alone, it's Dawn Treader, If I need to laugh it's usually something Disney like Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc., or Tangled. If long periods of distraction are needed (like after my surgery in December) I go to the Happy Potter box set and just start from the beginning.

4. What is your all-time favorite movie?
I don't know if I could choose a single movie that I love above all others or even that I will watch at the exclusion of anything else. At the moment I'm far too giddy about the coming of my new DVD copy of Frozen.

5. If you were to choose a film for viewing and discussion with your congregation, what would you choose?
I really am not sure. I've kind of been toying with the idea of writing something (and have done a little bit of discussing it with my pastor and I think we could really have some fun with) that I have given the working title of "The Princesses and the Kingdom" looking at what lessons about the Kingdom of God and faith that we can learn from Disney Princess movies. Obviously that would involve a longer-term "series" approach. If there was a single movie I'd probably go with Dawn Treader. 

My pastor has asked me to actually serve on a panel discussion about a movie we ARE going to watch as a congregation in the not-so-distant future and for the life of me I can't remember the name of it (but I haven't seen it yet!)

Bonus - If your life were to be made into a feature film, who would you want to play you?
Amy Adams please! I just love her!