Sunday, July 12, 2009

ON MOVIES ~ Waterworld...



Feature Presentation...

MONDAY MOVIE MEME

Molly looked around for a weekly meme about movies and did not have any luck. So therefore she decided to start her own! Andy will play along as well - hopefully you will too. Go to your blog and create your own post on the topic, linking back to us in your post, then come back and leave a link to your post here in our Comments section. If you don’t have a blog, just share your response in the Comments section.

This week's movie topic is all about Water...

This past weekend we went to Boston to see the Tall Ships. Seeing them docked throughout the city was like walking back in time. Climbing aboard these beautiful old vessles on a sparkling summer day was a real treat. The only thing that could have made it better was if Johnny Depp was on board as Captain Jack Sparrow. Which got us to thinking about the Pirates series and other movies filmed in and around the sea, lakes, rivers and streams. Here are some that we came up with. Share some of the water based movies that sprung to mind on your blog and link back here at The Bumbles. And don't forget to visit your fellow participants!

  • Dead Calm - 1989 (Pure thriller featuring the lovely Nicole Kidman before she became a super star and Billy Zane as a psycho. Aside from sea-sickness, why Molly will never spend the night on a sailboat)
  • A River Runs Through It - 1992 (Robert Redford film featuring Brad Pitt not acting horribly - who knew fly fishing could be so touching? Gorgeous images - even beyond Brad)
  • Titanic - 1997 (Epic disaster turned romance which coincidentally enough also features Billy Zane as a not so nice guy. FYI, it is incredibly difficult not to re-enact the mushy scene on the bow while on a Tall Ship)
  • The Perfect Storm - 2000 (Clooney, Marky Mark and disaster at sea. Eye candy and action surrounding a very sad and true tale of a storm that took the lives of Gloucester fishermen)
  • Open Water - 2003 (We haven't actually seen this one but the curiousity factor is a big draw. Director makes based on true story movie on the cheap filming actors in real shark infested waters to show their characters' experience after accidentally being left behind by a scuba boat)
  • I'm On A Boat - 2009 (OK - this isn't a movie - it's a digital short from Saturday Night Live. But it's all that ran through our minds while we were on the Tall Ships and kept us giggling for hours. It is very immature and this uncensored version has extremely bad language. Right up our alley.)

  • Do you have a topic to suggest to the Monday Movie Meme? Leave it in the Comments section or send us an e-mail.

    17 comments:

    Lulu said...

    Nice theme this week...

    I have seen Titanic, The perfect Storm and A River Runs Through It.

    The other two I haven't!

    My post is up now!
    http://lulu-bitz-and-pieces.blogspot.com/2009/07/monday-movie-meme-water.html

    Carleen said...

    I know that Titanic is a popular movie, but I can't stand it! I hate how such a tragic tale of hubris is twisted into a love story. Bleh!

    My post is up now:

    http://lifelibertycoffee.blogspot.com/2009/07/monday-movie-meme-water.html

    Caspette said...

    Mine is here.

    I must confess I am a hater of Titanic and if I hear that song stereos tend to die sudden violent deaths.

    Dead Calm was great and when Nicole was still doing good roles (her latest choices have been dismal Bewitched? Australia? really what was she thinking).

    Chris said...

    My list is up! :D

    we almost have the same list..

    Sandy Nawrot said...

    Mine is up! I didn't put Titanic on the list just because. Ha!

    http://sandynawrot.blogspot.com/2009/07/monday-movie-meme-waterworld.html

    Rache said...

    Love to join. Here's mine
    - Monday meme: Water

    Titanic is not in my list too.

    PennyLane said...

    ha ha I'm on a boat...
    Great stuff. I love Samberg!

    Christine S. Morehouse said...

    I Hope I did you guys proud with my fist Monday Movie Meme.

    You guys really had me thinking and digging through and dusting off dvds I hadn't seen in for..well..forever.

    Here is my MMM link. Enjoy! http://romanticcrushjunkies.blogspot.com/2009/07/monday-movie-meme-water-features.html

    Julie@Momspective said...

    Hmm....Water World. Wouldn't suggest it though.

    The Bumbles said...

    Grace played for the first time this week and her link is here:

    http://gracefancubit.blogspot.com/2009/07/monday-movie-meme-water.html

    Seems there were some difficulties leaving the comment - hopefully Blogger is being cooperative now.

    kaye said...

    some great water movies! my Monday movie

    Jo-Jo said...

    I have seen most of these movies, actually A River Runs Through It just a year ago, and I was thinking "Why haven't I seen this before?" I just loved that movie! I actually enjoyed Open Water II better than the first one.

    Allie said...

    Click for mine.

    The Bumbles said...

    Allie - I liked your choices - but couldn't find a way to leave you a comment about it. It said I had to be logged in to Wordpress to do so. Didn't let me in. But thank you for playing along!

    Lynn said...

    First time to participate in this meme. I love it! I'll be early next week. :)

    Lindsey said...

    I enjoyed this week's theme, and I did include 'Titanic,' because I'm a shipper of that movie.

    But, there is one other I included that I haven't seen listed, and really liked the movie!

    I love and adore 'A River Runs Through It.' It is one of my favorite movies of all time, and gets me every time I watch it.

    My post is HERE.

    The Bumbles said...

    Rache - welcome to the MMM - I liked your choices and the visuals - but I could not find a way to leave a comment for you on your blog. I don't see anything when I hit Comments :0(