Back In The N.F.L.D


Hey blog world! Last night was one of the most memorable nights of my life! One that I will definately never forget. I went out to the Masonic Temple to see “The Beatles: Back In The N.F.L.D” Beatles Poster. It’s a Spirit of Newfoundland show. I went with my Mom, my Aunt and her friend. I’d been counting down the days and was so giddy and excited when I woke up yesterday morning. I couldn’t wait to get to the temple and see the show! Spirit of Newfoundland means the world to me. It holds a very special place in my heart. The minute I walk through their doors I get this big feeling of happiness and excitement. When we arrived last night the first thing we did was go to the bar. I ordered a drink (cranberry juice since I’m not legal drinking age yet) and picked up their “Even Seagulls Dream” CD. A while later on when the doors were open we sat down at our table. I had the friends and family discount this time so I thought we’d get some really good seats. I was right! Our table was right in the middle of the room! I could see the stage really well from where I was sitting. After about a few minutes of sitting down and chatting I noticed Shelley Neville Shelley and Peter Halley Peter Halley walk towards the bar. I had little gifts for them (keychains I’d made out of shrinky dinks Beatles Back in the N.F.L.D 001) and also wanted them to sign my CD so Mom and I went back to the bar to see them. When we got there only Shelley was there. I gave her her keychain and she absolutely loved it! She asked me how I made it and I told her that it was made out of Shrinky Dinks and I explained what they were and how they worked. She was very happy to receive her keychain and I was happy that I made her happy. I then asked her if she could find Peter so I could give him his as well. She went back to find him then came back and said he’d be there shortly. I waited and as soon as I saw him walking towards the bar I got more and more excited! When he finally got into the bar he gave me a big hug! I then gave him his keychain and he also loved it! I then asked him to sign my CD. He said “Oh you have one of our CD’s. Who gave it to you? Shelley? Sheila?” I said that I bought it but got a discounted price of only $5. He said “I would have given it to you. Have you paid for it yet?” I said no we didn’t. It was on our tab. He then went to the cashier and took it off our tab! Then when I asked him to sign it he said he’d take the little CD jacket backstage for them all to sign. It was so nice of him to give me the CD for free. So nice in fact that when I got back to my table I cried a few happy tears. Later when the appetizer came it was a salad. It was the same one as last time I was there so I sent mine back and got one without dressing. When they brought out my new salad they gave me extra feta cheese. I thought that was very nice. The cheese tasted really good. Very sharp and crumbly. I really enjoyed it. The rest of the salad was nice as well. After a while it was time for the meal. Once again I ordered the stuffed chicken. It was delicious! It came with brocoli and carrotts and potatoes. The brocoli was very nice. As were the carrotts. They were a little spicy though. The potatoes were quite nice as well. They were very big though. I had to cut them into smaller pieces with my knife. A little while after the meal the lights dimmed and the show began. The first song they sang was “Hello Goodbye” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6NfWLdpqcU. I of course waved hello as they sang and Darrin Martin Darrinnoticed and waved back and smiled! They also sang “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpCV2wgoxC8. I was hoping to hear that one! I’m glad they did it. After a few songs they did a really funny sketch. Shelley and Peter were trying to tell us some history about the Beatles but 2 ladies in the back (played by Sheila Williams and Darrin) kept interupting. Peter and Shelley were saying that the Beatles never were in Newfoundland but the 2 ladies butted in and said yes they were and they were both there to see it. They got up and told the story. The Beatles were on their way to perform on the Ed Sullivan show and their plane made a stopover in Gander. Paul and I think maybe John (played by Peter and Shelley) stopped into the bar for a while and there they met the 2 girls. I can’t remember how but somehow they came up with the phrase Beatlemania during their encounter. I loved the wig Peter was wearing during the skit and I also loved Darrins wig and his dress. I thought he looked really good in it! After the skit one by one they came out and sang their favorite Beatles songs. Peter sang “Blackbird” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrxZhWCAuQw. I thought he did so beautifully! Darrin sang “Something” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrW7dlDHH28. I thought he did so beautifully as well. I forgot what the ladies sang. Later on when they sang “Let It Be” I was absolutely mesmerized! It sounded wondeful! I also loved it when they sang “Hey Jude” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDdI7GhZSQA. Darrin Martin really impressed me with this song because towards the end he hit this amazing note http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DISW3_GK4IY. To end off the first half of the show they sang a parody of “With A Little Help From My Friends”. Their version was “With A Little Help From Depends” Depends LOL! I thought it was hillarious! I’m probably going to be singing their version from now on! When the first half ended it was time for desert. The desert was a rum cake. I had never had a rum cake before. I tried it and it was ok. It was a bit dry though. The whipped cream and caramel did help a little bit. When the 2nd half started they did another skit with the ladies from Gander. They photoshopped them into a bunch of pictures of the Beatles! I thought that was really funny! A little while later Ruby Brace (a recurring character in Spirit shows played by Sheila Williams) came out and did “Name that tune”. She picked a man from the audience to come up and then when she said she was going to pick a woman my hand shot right up into the air. Unfortunately it wasn’t noticed. Ruby picked someone else. Oh well. Peter, Shelley and Darrin sang a bit of a Beatles tune and they had to name what it was. The girl won the contest and got a copy of “Even Seagulls Dream”. The man also got a copy of it even though he didn’t win. Later they did what they called “The Beatles Through The Ages” where they did Beatles songs in various musical styles. They began by doing a gregorian chant of “Let It Be”. I felt like I was in Church LOL! They did a Country version of “I Saw Her Standing There” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsgWfAilIEM which I thought was really cool! Here’s a picture of them singing it Beatles Back in the N.F.L.D 005. They did a Beethoven version of “Hard Days Night” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2_A2XkXKfA. I thought it sounded pretty. Darrin sang a Newfie version of “When I’m 64” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCss0kZXeyE Beatles Back in the N.F.L.D 007. He sang it to the tune of the Newfoundland song “Now I’m 64” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5srXiYgNIQ. I loved it. I thought the song fit the tune really well. They rapped “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer” Beatles Back in the N.F.L.D 011. That was my favorite part! I thought it sounded so cool and I think that’s the way the Beatles should have recorded the song. They did Disco as well but I forget what song they sang Beatles Back in the N.F.L.D 009. When the show was over as always they sang “Spirit of Newfoundland”. It’s a song Peter wrote that they sing at the end of every show. I sang along with every word because I’d been to see Spirit so many times I memorized the song. It’s such a pretty song and love to hear them sing it. After singing it they talked a little bit. They mentioned me and showed my keychains off to the audience! Also I didn’t get the chance to give Sheila or Darrin their keychains earlier so Peter let me come up to the stage and give them to them then. I got a hug from both of them! Peter also gave me back my CD jacket but as I realized earlier today he forgot to give me back my pen LOL! Oh well! When the show ended Mom went back into the bar to pay the bill. I went on a search for Peter so I could get a picture with him and the rest of the cast of the show. I found him then he went to look for the others. He found Darrin but Shelley was gone and Sheila was as well. At least I got to get a picture with the 2 boys. I handed the camera to a woman and asked her to take our picture. She had difficulty figuring out the camera but after a while she took a few pictures. Then she handed it off to a man so he could try. I think the pictures they took turned out quite well. Here’s one of them Beatles Back in the N.F.L.D 013. Then I asked Peter a question that was on my mind for quite a long time. Who is he going to be in “Les Miserables”? I thought he would have made a great Javert Javert but he said he was going to be playing Thenardier Thénardier. Thenardier is my favorite character in “Les Miserables” so I was pleased to hear that’s who Peter would be playing. I think he’ll do a great job. I can’t wait to hear him sing “Master Of The House” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tuYuTsNEWo. Then I asked him for one final thing. I asked if I could give him a kiss. He said yes! He let me kiss him on the cheek! I was on cloud 9! He then left to go talk to someone else. Before I left to catch up with Mom I talked to Darrin a bit. He asked a few questions about the keychain and I explained how I made it and what it was made out of. I also told him about my radio interviews and what I did at the KISS concert. He seemed pretty amazed by what I’d done! After talking to him I met up with Mom in the lobby. Peter was also there talking with some people. When he finished his conversation I told him about what happened at KISS. He too seemed pretty amazed and thanked me for telling that story. I then gave him a final hug goodbye and I left. It was really late when I got home and I was tired but I had such an incredible night and when I got to bed I dreamed very sweet dreams about it. Earlier today I put my “Even Seagulls Dream” CD on and I give it an absolute 10 out of 10. Every song is beautiful! My favorite out of all of them is very hard to choose. It’s a tie between “Even Seagulls Dream” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6A3aYkVMA0 and “Spirit of Newfoundland”. If you want more information about Spirit of Newfoundland visit www.spiritofnewfoundland.com and also their CD’s “Even Seagulls Dream” and “I’ll Be There For Christmas” are available at the Masonic Temple and online at www.cdbaby.com. Have you ever seen a Spirit of Newfoundland show? Did you enjoy it? Tell me in the comments!

Movie Day


Hey blog world! Today me and my friends E.J.M and L.B went to the movies together. We were going to see “Despicable Me 2”. I stood in the snack line while my Dad got my ticket and a little while later the girls came. When it was our turn we went to the counter I ordered my snack. Then L.B went up to buy her ticket and get her food. The clerk told her that “Despicable Me 2” was sold out! That sucked! I gave my food back and got a refund then we decided on what movie to see together. The clerk gave us all our options and we narrowed it down to “Mortal Instruments”, “Percy Jackson Sea Of Monsters” and “Planes”. I didn’t want to see “Mortal Instruments” or “Percy Jackson Sea Of Monsters” so we decided upon “Planes”. It wasn’t going to start for a long time so we went to the arcade to pass some time. We played “Deal Or No Deal”. I can’t remember how much me or L.B won but E.J.M had 6 tickets. If it weren’t for me she would have had 56. The only 2 amounts of money left were 6 tickets and 100 tickets. The banker offered her 56. I said “Don’t take the deal because the hundred is still in play. You might have it.” She took my advice and unfortunately her case had the 6. I felt bad for talking her out of the 56. At least she forgave me! When it was time to see the movie we went into the theatre and tried to find 3 seats together. The only spot with 3 seats together was right up front in the 3rd row. We sat down there. I enjoyed the previews. A lot of the movies advertised (especially “The Lego Movie”) looked really good! When the movie began I was not impressed. I thought it was a very bad movie. It was about crop duster Dusty Crophopper who dreamed of racing. He enters the Wings Around the World race against planes from all over. I won’t say weather or not he won. I thought it was just plain bad. It was supposed to be a comedy but I didn’t laugh very much. There were a few funny moments but not many. It was almost as bad as (if not worse than) “Cars” which “Planes” is a spinoff of. I was glad to leave when the movie was over. When we got out we went back to the arcade for a while. We had a lot of fun! We played the Big Bass Bonus together and won 100 tickets. We pooled all our tickets together when we were done playing and had 274. E.J.M didn’t want anything but me and L.B both got a cool popper thing! Even though the movie sucked I still had a great day with my besties! What movie was the biggest dissappointment for you? Tell me in the comments!

“Les Miserables” 10th Anniversary


Hey blog world! Yesterday me, my Mom, my Niece and her friend went to the mall. I asked if we could stop into the HMV because there was something there I wanted to spend my allowance on. I went up to the front desk and asked if they had anything “Les Miserables” related. Either the movie or one of the live versions. There were 3! 2 live versions (the 10th anniversary Les Mis 10 and the 25th anniversary Les Mis 25) and the movie Les Miserables! I had such a difficult time deciding! The sales clerk was a huge help though. She guided me through the decision process and reccommended which one she thought was best. I went with the one she told me was best. The 10th anniversary concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London from 1995. I’m so glad I went with that one! I watched it last night (and finished it earlier this morning) and loved absolutely every minute! The entire cast had such incredible voices! The Thenardiers were as always my favorites. They’re so funny! When they sang “Master Of The House” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tuYuTsNEWo I couldn’t stop laughing! Especially at my favorite part in the song when Thenardier sings “Everybody raise a glass” then Madame Thenardier screams “RAISE IT UP THE MASTERS ARSE!” LOL! I was also amazed by the woman who played Fantine. Her voice was beautiful! As was the voice of the man who played Jean Valjean. The 2 children in the show Gavroche and young Cosette did excellent. I thought young Cosette looked adorable and it was so cute when she sang “Castle On A Cloud” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9JX7VwRk08. The little boy who played Gavroche sounded very good as well. I liked it when he sang “Little People” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGdJ9SocuUQ. It was too bad that he didn’t sing the whole song though. I did “Little People” in voice and there’s more to it than what he sings. At least he did a bit of it! I was captivated by “One Day More” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQkrKhyGuBA. All those voices singing together made the song sound absolutely amazing! I also thought it was really cool when at the end they had 17 Jean Valjean actors from around the world sing “Do You Hear The People Sing” in their native languages http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPpkTgMbhRU. I had no idea that “Les Miserables” was performed in that many countries! If your ever at a video store and see the 10th anniversary of “Les Miserables” BUY IT! You will not be dissappointed!

CBC Radio Interview


Hey Blog world! I got to be on the radio yesterday! CBC Radio 1 interviewed me and my Dad live about the KISS concert and how I gave away my ticket to that man sitting outside. The interview was at the steps of the Mile 1 centre because that’s where my good deed happened. When I got there there were a whole load of people (mostly girls) camping out to get tickets to see Brad Paisley. I had to step over people in sleeping bags! When my interviewer (Cecil Haire Cecil) arrived the interview began. I talked about the concert and how loud it was and why I did what I did and Dad got asked a few questions as well. I think I did an excellent job in my interview and am very proud of myself! I’m proud of Dad too. I think he also did a good job. I wasn’t expecting to get anything but Cecil surprised me with a goodie bag with some really cool stuff in it! I got a KISS mug and keychain and a CBC iPod case CBC Swag 001. Dad got something too. He got a “Hockey Night In Canada” ball cap. I love the gifts I received. I collect keychains so I’m glad to have another one for my collection. I got to drink out of my mug this morning and really enjoyed it. Here’s a link to my interview for those who would like to listen http://www.cbc.ca/player/Radio/Local+Shows/Newfoundland/St+John’s+Morning+Show/ID/2401390025/.

Summer Jobs I’d Like To Have


Hey blog world! I know summer is (unfortunately) almost over but I’ve been thinking these past few weeks about what I’d like to do next year when I’m old enough to get a summer job. There are a few jobs I would LOVE to have over the summer next year!

Spirit of Newfoundland employee: I’ve been to 3 Spirit of Newfoundland shows and yesterday I bought my tickets for show #4! I absolutely love Spirit of Newfoundland and the Masonic Temple. I think it would be super awesome if I could work there over the summer. I could answer phones and take peoples reservations, wait tables or maybe even help Chef Darrel in the kitchen! No matter what I do I would be in heaven working there because it would mean I’d get to see Peter Halley Peter Halley every day (insert choir of angels here!)

Chef at DQ: DQ DQ is one of my favorite restaurants! For as long as I can remember I’ve wanted a job there. I would love to learn how they make that little swirl on the top of their cones and how they manage to turn blizards upside down and yet nothing falls out.

Ice cream scooper at Bergs: Bergs Bergs is probably at it’s busiest during the summer but that’s ok. I still think it’d be a fun place to work. A bunch of kids from my school work there so I’d know some of the people I’m working with which would be nice and also I love ice cream so it’d be fun to work with it.

Summer Camp councellor: I actually got to be one this year when I helped out with the crafts at VBS. The Children adored me and I got more hugs than I could count. I had such a great time and hope to get to do that again next year.

Dog Walker: I’m a dog person. I think dogs are so cute! I would love to make some money next summer by walking them!

What would you like to do for a summer job? Tell me in the comments!

Collage


Hey blog world! Today at autism camp I made this collage Collage. It’s pictures I cut out of the sears wishbook of things that I like and that represent me.

  • I chose the Hello Kitty backpack because I love Hello Kitty! I have several Hello Kitty items in my room.
  • I chose the Kiss T shirt because they’re one of my favorite bands. My favorite song they sing is “Rock and Roll All Night” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFMD7Usflbg.
  • I chose the Sheldon bobblehead because Sheldon is my favorite character from “The Big Bang Theory”. He’s so funny!
  • I chose the accoustic guitar because it’s one of my favorite instruments. It’s also one I’d love to learn to play.
  • I chose the piano because I play that instrument.
  • I chose the teacup because most mornings I can’t function without a cup of tea!
  • I chose the tye dye chair because I love bright and vibrant colors!
  • I chose the Om Nom (the green alien) stuffy because “Cut The Rope” is one of my favorite apps.
  • I chose the Beatles thing because they’re also one of my favorite bands. My favorite song by them is “Penny Lane” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FlQCtg96SQ
  • I chose the cake pops because I love making and eating them. They’re really yummy!
  • I chose the thing with the monkeys because monkeys are my favorite animal.
  • I chose the jukebox because they were around in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s and they play old music from those decades. That’s the kind of music I love!
  • I chose the iPod because I love music
  • I chose the DVD player because I love movies. My favorite movie is “Annie”.
  • I chose the purple dress for 2 reasons. One is purple is my favorite color and the other is I love dresses. I always wear one when I’m going out somewhere fancy.

If you made a collage of stuff you liked and stuff that represented you what would you put on it? Tell me in the comments!

Top 50 Favorite Movies


Hey blog world! I got the idea for this post from http://dayzeroproject.com/. It’s a webiste where people can share their bucket lists and also get ideas for things to add. I was looking through the idea battle where you are given 2 choices and pick one you want to add to your bucket list and one of my options was “Make a list of your top 50 favorite movies”. I thought it would be a good idea for a blog post! Here goes!

#50 “Mr Poppers Penguins” Mr Poppers Penguins http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBVTtaJbMUI: This is a movie about a man named Mr Popper whose Father sends him penguins via mail. At first he doesn’t like them but eventually they grow on him and help bring him a little closer to his family. I thought this movie was so cute! The penguins were adorable! My favorite is Nimrod!

#49 “Parental Guidance” PG http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9nmIzCAMJQ: I saw this movie for the first time a few months ago on a plane ride home from Thailand. It was funny! It’s about 2 grandparents who spend the week babysitting their grandkids. My favorite part was when the youngest kid (I forget his name) peed on the half pipe and made Tony Hawk slip LOL!

#48 “The Pacifier” The Pacifier http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pknw1wh-2-U: This movie is about a navy SEAL named Shane who has to protect a group of kids from a government scientist whose top secret experiment is somewhere in the kids house. My favorite part of this movie was definately when  Shane wrestled against the principal of the kids school (Brad Garret) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2E6z6slgPg.

#47 “Anastasia” Anastasia http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNj53-mu7xw: A few years ago I went to a musical theatre summer camp and this is the show we got to do! I’d never heard of it before. We got to see the movie and I loved it! It was really cool! It’s about a Russian princess named Anastasia who gets amnesia and forgets who she is. She was separated from her Grandmother when this happened so her Grandma offers a huge reward to find her. Anastasia travels with 2 con men to Paris so they can pass her off as the princess (they don’t know it’s really her) and get all the money. The songs were all so great! My favorites are “A Rumor In St Petersburg” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQGKImOwNfs and “In The Dark Of The Night” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ocm8QdNR_d8.

#46 “High School Musical” High School Musical http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukDLkkvZYFk: This was a made for TV Disney Channel Original Movie. It’s about Troy Bolton and Gabriela Montez. They’re 2 completely different people but when the meet at a karaoke contest on New Years Eve they discover their mutual love of music and fall in love. They both want to try out for the school musical but they’re afraid of what their friends might think of them. It’s a great movie with a happy ending! I love happy endings! My favorite songs in this movie are “Stick To The Status Quo” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBVUlgG8Lm8 and “What I’ve Been Looking For” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhbqA6JMBec (I can play that on the clarinet!)

#45 “Strange Brew” Strange Brew http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctj4SGoAGCg: This is a movie about the McKenzie Brothers. Their names are Bob (the one in the green toque) and Doug (the one in the blue toque). They’re beer loving Brothers who have their own show called “Great White North” on SCTV. One day when they run out of Elsinore beer they go to the brewery in pursuit of more. Instead of more beer they find an evil dude who plans on putting mind control drugs in the beer! It’s up to them to put a stop to it. My favorite part in this movie is when Bob gets trapped in a massive tank full of beer, drinks it all and then pees out the brewery fire LOL!

#44 “Muppets Wizard Of OZ” Muppet OZ: This is the Muppets version of the classic movie “Wizard Of OZ”. Fozzie is the cowardly lion, Gonzo is the tin man, Kermit is the scarecrow, Miss Piggy is both the good witch of the North and the Wicked Witch of the West Ashanti is Dorothy and Pepe is Toto. I thought their version was pretty good. They didn’t use the songs from the original movie though. They wrote their own songs. I liked them.

#43 “Planet 51” Planet 51 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4LSg8s5XF4: This is about a spaceman who lands on Planet 51 and discovers aliens who speak our language and live pretty much just like us. They think Chuck is an alien and that he’s going to overule their planet. I remember seeing this in theaters for my Birthday. It’s such a cool movie with a great mix of sci-fi and humor!

#42 “Shrek” Shrek http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W37DlG1i61s: This is a movie about an ogre named Shrek who when fairy tale creatures take over his swamp must go on a quest to rescue Princess Fiona and bring her to Lord Farquhad so he can get his swamp back. My favorite character in this movie is Donkey! He’s so awesome! My favorite part of this movie was definately the “Hallelujah” scene http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nN1npZG3edI.

#41 “Walk The Line” Walk the Line movie poster http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIfdWoHqeXE: This is the story of the life of Johnny Cash. I saw this movie in music class in grade 8 and loved it! I learned a lot from this movie. I really liked the music in it as well. Joaquin Phoenix (the man who plays Johnny) has an amazing voice and sounds a lot like him! My favorite song in this movie is “Jackson” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CYnGpOgjmY.

#40 “A Series Of Unfortunate Events” Unfortunate Events http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fggw2spjaU8: This movie is based on the series of books by Lemony Snicket. At the time I didn’t know there were books so I saw the movie first. Then I read some of the books. The books were better. This movie is about the 3 Beaudelaire Orphans. Sunny the youngest who loves to bite things, Violet the oldest who loves to invent and Klaus the 2nd youngest who loves reading. They go to the beach one day and when they come back they find that their house has burned down and their parents are dead. It all goes downhill from there. There’s not much happiness in this movie but it was still awesome.

#39 “The Green Hornet” The Green Hornet: This is a movie about a superhero named the Green Hornet who saves the world and breaks the law in order to protect people. I’m not a big fan of superhero movies but I really enjoyed this one.

#38 “Juno” Juno http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0SKf0K3bxg: This is a movie about a teenager named Juno who has unprotected sex with her Boyfriend Pauly and becomes pregnant. She was going to get an abortion but when she found out babies had fingernails she decided against it and turned to adoption instead. One of my favorite actors Jason Bateman Jason Bateman is in this movie! I’ve never seen a film with him in it I didn’t like. This one was no exception. It was funny and very entertaining.

#37 “Duct Tape Forever” DTF http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMV-QuZCEuE: An evil land baron’s limo falls into a sink hole near Possum Lodge so he sues Red Green. The Judge says to either pay the $10,000 fine or loose the lodge. In order to make the money Red and all his quirky misfit friends head off to Minneapolis for a duct tape sculpture contest where the 3rd prize is $10,000.

#36 “The Odd Life Of Timothy Green” Timothy Green http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lG0iWQgeRao: This is a movie about a couple who can’t have a child so they write down what they want their child to be like and plant the box in their garden. The next day a little boy named Timothy that came from the garden appears in their home. He’s everything they’d asked for! I thought this was such a magical and sweet movie! It got a little sad when (spoiler alert) Timothy died though.

#35 “Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs” Meatballs movie: This movie is about amateur scientist Flint Lockwood. His inventions are horrible and don’t really work. One day he invents a machine that makes food fall from the sky! I saw this movie in theatres in 3D and that made it so much more awesome!

#34 “Phantom Of The Opera” Phantom Of The Opera http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44w6elsJr_I: This movie is about the facially disfigured phantom who lives in the basement of the Opera Populaire in Paris. He falls in love with Christine Dae the newest cast member of the Opera. It had a few scary parts but other than those this was an incredible movie! It was a musical! The songs were all great! My favorite songs from this musical are “All I Ask Of You” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwfO0ijAhEU and “Phantom Of The Opera” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgz6PnHkmpY.

#33: “Bedtime Stories” Bedtime Stories http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaMLPiKP1fs: This is the story of a guy named Skeeter. His Sister asks him to babysit her kids for a week. He tells them bedtime stories and the kids add in little their own little twists. The next day whatever the kids said the night before really happens! My favorite part in this movie is when it rains bubblegum!

#32 “The Spongebob Squarepants Movie” Spongebob Movie http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tv8xk7BKaNM: I love Spongebob! I was so excited when I found out he was getting a movie on the big screen! In this movie a 2nd Krusty Krab has been opened and Squidward is picked as manager instead of Spongebob because Mr Krabs thinks Squidward is a man and Spongebob is still just a kid. Later King Neptune storms into the restaurant and freezes Mr Krabs because he stole his crown (spoiler alert! He didn’t. I won’t spoil too much by saying who did though.) To prove his manliness Spongebob sets off to Shell City along with Patrick to get back King Neptunes crown. My favorite part of this movie was definately “Goofy Goober Rock” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7MOZcVMfqg!

#31 “Paul Blart Mall Cop” PBMC http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-fGUgMK9bI: This is about an overweight hypoglycemic (which means he’ll pass out if his blood sugar gets too low) mall cop named Paul who has to save the mall from evil robbers who have broken in, kidnapped people and are stealing stuff. Kevin James does such a great job in this movie! He’s so funny!

#30 “Hotel For Dogs” Hotel For Dogs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kt7VKJY925M: In this movie 2 foster kids (whose names I forget LOL) turn an abandoned hotel into a hotel just for dogs! I think that’s such a cool idea and somewhere in the real world we should make one! Maybe here in Newfoundland!

#29 “Horton Hears A Who” Horton movie poster http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIQFTBsGccA: Based on the beloved Dr Seuss book “Horton Hears A Who” is about an elephant named Horton who hears a noise coming from a speck of dust on a flower. What he’s heard is the town of WhoVille. It’s up to him to protect that speck and keep WhoVille safe. There are 2 quotes from this movie that I absolutely love and will never forget. They are “I meant what I said and I said what I meant an elephants faithful 100%” and “A persons a person no matter how small.”

#28: “Gnomeo and Juliet” Gnomeo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIQFTBsGccA: This is a lawn gnome version of Romeo and Juliet. What I love about this movie is that it’s full of Elton John music! Also Dolly Parton is in this film so that’s pretty awesome too.

#27 “Honey We Shrunk Ourselves” Honey We Shrunk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-agq5R3b43U: This movie is part of a trilogy. The other 2 movies are “Honey I Blew Up The Kid” and of course “Honey I Shrunk The Kids”. This is my favorite movie out of the 3. In this movie Wayne shrinks himself, his wife, his brother and his brothers wife. My favorite part is definately when they go for a ride in a hot wheels car!

#26: “School Of Rock” S of R http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCwy6lW5Ixc: This movie stars Jack Black! He’s an awesome actor. It’s about a man named Dewey Finn who gets kicked out of his band and to make some extra money pretends to be his friend and substitue teaches a bunch of kids. When he finds out they have such great musical talents he turns them into a rock band. I got this movie on DVD when I was I think maybe 10 or 11 or something like that and I watched it pretty much every day!

#25 “Meet The Fockers” Meet The Fockers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KovDEIah2M: This is another movie I had when I was younger and watched all the time. I probably should have watched “Meet The Parents” first though. Oh well! My favorite part in this movie is when the little baby punches Greg (Ben Stillers character) in the nose and makes it bleed LOL!

#24: “Alvin and the Chipmunks” Chipmunks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TL-9QAZN_zM: Based on the animated cartoon (which by the way you can watch on Teletoon Retro) this movie is about 3 chipmunks named Theodore, Alvin and Simon. They fall out of their tree and I can’t remember how but they somehow end up on the doorstep of Dave a failing songwriter. When he discovers they can talk and sing he helps them to become superstars! I think this movie is so cute and can’t help but sing along with the chipmunks whenever I watch it.

#23 “The Adventures Of Sharkboy and Lavagirl” Sharkboy and Lavagirlhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DOsfKrMcm4: This was such an epic movie! It’s about 2 super heroes named Sharkboy and Lavagirl who exist in the dreams of a boy named Max. One day they need his help to save planet Drool (the world Max created in his dreams) from Mr Electric. I saw this movie in 2D and also at my friends birthday party I saw it in 3D. I thought it was much better in 3D. 3D makes movies so much more amazing!

#22: “Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer” Rudolph: This is one of my favorite Christmas movies! Rudolph holds a special place in my heart. I’m tearing up now just writing about him. I watch this movie every year. I make sure never to miss it when it comes on TV. The best part of this movie is definately when the snowman (played by Burl Ives) sings “Silver and Gold” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wgosPXVWUM.

#21: “Looney Tunes Back In Action” Looney Tunes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uuNGbMsb1A: This movie is a mix of live action and animation. That means that there are both real people and animated characters in this film. Daffy Duck gets fired by Warner Bros and so Buggs refuses to work without him. Meanwhile DJ a stuntman also gets fired after driving the batmobile into the car of the VP of Comedy at Warner Bros. Daffy follows him home and after receiving a secret message from DJ’s secret agent father via DJ’s TV set they set off on an adventure to get the blue monkey before it falls into ACME’s hands. My favorite part in this movie is when Buggs and Daffy chase Elmer Fudd through famous paintings in an art gallery in France.

#20: “To Grandmothers House We Go” Grandmothers House: This is my favorite movie that the Olsen twins have made. In it to give their mother a break they set off to their Grandma’s house to spend Christmas with her. I think this is such a cute movie and I love every minute of it!

#19: “Spaceballs” Spaceballs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rWZ9u717xw: Dad found it at a yard sale one day and bought it for me. I’m so glad he did. This is such a funny movie! It’s a parody of “Star Wars”. Instead of C3PO there’s Fran, Barf the Mawg (half man half dog) instead of Chewbacca, Princess Vespa instad of Princess Lea and Darth Helmet instead of Darth Vader. Darth Helmet is my favorite character in the movie. He’s really funny! My favorite part in this movie was definately Ludicrous speed http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygE01sOhzz0!

#18 “Rain Man” Rain Man http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlNwXuHUA8I: This is a movie about autism. In it Charlie Babbit’s father passes away and leaves his fortune to Charlies autistic and institutionalized brother who Charlie didn’t even know he had! His name is Raymond. Charlie drives to Wallbrook the institution where Raymond lives and takes him on a trip to L.A so he can see his attourney and try and get the money from Raymond. Dustin Hoffman did such an amazing job of playing an Autistic person! I don’t think they could have chosen a better person for this role.

#17: “Son Of The Mask” Son Mask http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWyRE6ydzDI: This is the sequel to “The Mask”. I liked it better than the original. It was about this man who finds a mask and when he puts it on he transforms into this green faced person. I don’t know exactly how else to describe him. When his son is born he discovers that the mask has given his son powers. Loki God of thunder wants the baby to harness it’s powers. He does a bunch of crazy things to try and get the child. I won’t say what happens though and weather or not he succeeds. My favorite part in this movie is definately the ultrasound scene. The child sings and wears some weird costumes while still in the womb!

#16: “Rock Of Ages” Rock Of Ages: I saw the musical on Broadway in New York and I loved it! I was so excited when I first saw the trailer for the movie adaptation. I got it on DVD for Christmas this year and I was amazed by it! The poster is 100% right! This movie IS nothin’ but a good time! It’s about a small town girl named Sherri Christian who moves to L.A from Oaklahoma and she meets this boy named Drew whose band Wolfgang Von Colt is trying to make it big but for right now is playing in a bar. The movie revolves around the ups and downs of their relationship and also a bonus storyline is that Stacy Jaxx a huge rock star is being protested by a bunch of women because they think his music is innapropriate for their children so the town bands together to protest their protest. This movie as I said is a musical and my favorite song in it is definately “Any Way You Want It” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaHXtgaF3Nc.

#15 “Finding Nemo” Finding Nemo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZdpNglLbt8: This is an incredible animated Disney movie! One of Disney’s best animated films I think. It’s about a clown fish named Merlin who when his son Nemo gets separated from him embarks on a search to find his son. Along with Merlin on this search is a blue tang named Dory who has short term memory loss. She’s my favorite character! I was really proud of her when she managed to remember “P. Sherman 42 Wallaby Way Sydney”. It was a big achievement and I was so happy for her! My favorite quote from this movie comes from Dory. “Just keep swimming”!

#14: “Jonah A VeggieTales Movie” Jonah http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5LkB6uKDg4: This movie was VeggieTales’s theatrical debut! In this movie we learn about compassion and mercy. Jr Asparagus, Laura Carrott, the French Peas, Bob and Jr’s Dad set off in Bob’s van to see a Twippo concert. Laura boasts about her backstage pass and gets all in Jr’s face with it causing the ticket to fly out the window and Bob to go off the road. When they arrive at a nearby restaurant so Bob can use the payphone the pirates who don’t do anything tell the story of Jonah the prophet who was eaten by a whale and was given a 2nd chance by God. My favorite song from this movie is “A Message From The Lord” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YQ9JuNXDBo.

#13: “Dr Seuss’s How The Grinch Stole Christmas” Grinchhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQV5Pr7pWtM: In my house it’s not Christmas without the Grinch. It’s a family tradition to watch this movie every year on Christmas Eve. It tells the story of the Grinch a Christmas hating monster who lives on Mount Crumpet who decides to steal Christmas. Jim Carey plays the Grinch and he does so perfectly! My favorite part in this movie is when the Grinch’s heart grows.

#12: “Charlotte’s Web” Charlotte's Web http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCHDS_a_4Ms: This is based on the book of the same name. Wilbur the runt of the litter is sent to Zuckerman’s farm and while there he befriends a spider named Charlotte who to keep him out of the slaughterhouse writes things about Wilbur in her web. I thought this movie was absolutely beautiful! I haven’t read the book yet but will definately do so.

#11: “How To Eat Fried Worms” how to eat fried worms movie http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWs2weGr0hE: This is a movie about a boy named Billy Forrester who moves to a new town and the school bully named Joe Guire dares him to eat 10 worms in one day. Billy accepts. This movie is disgusting yet funny. I have to cover my eyes each time Billy eats a worm or one of the worm dishes is shown. The kid who played Billy must have a very strong stomach since he was able to eat all this stuff.

#10 “A Smile As Big As The Moon” A Smile As Big As The Moon movie http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtElcB8q8m8: This is a made for TV movie that was based on a true story. Also there is a book. I read it and liked the movie better. It’s the true story of Mike Kersjes a special education teacher who took his students to space camp. I thought it was such a beautiful and inspiring movie! Everyone should see it!

#9: “Temple Grandin” Temple Grandin film http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpkN0JdXRpM: This is a biopic of Temple Grandin. An Autistic woman who thinks in pictures. She also invented a squeeze machine since she doesn’t like being touched but still needs the feeling of a hug. I love this movie and I love Temple! She’s such an inspiration to me.

#8: “Dolphin Tale” Dolphin Tale http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jdpg9NsgEaI: This is based on the true story of Winter the dolphin who lost her tale and got a prostetic one. I saw this in the theatre and was blown away. It was amazing!

#7: “Dodgeball A True Underdog Story” Dodgeball http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUpzAw5Kw7M: We get to watch Sports related movies in Healthy Living at the end of each unit. The boys in my class always asked the teacher to show this one but she never did. I found the movie on a flight during my trip to Thailand and decided to watch it to see what all the boys hype was about. I now fully understand why they wanted to watch this movie so badly. It’s hysterical! It’s about the missfits of Average Joes gym and their new competitor Globo Gym. Average Joes has some mortgage issues so to prevent Globo Gym from buying their gym they enter a dodgeball tournament against Globo. One thing I really loved about this movie was that there was this Russian girl on the Globo team and I forget who it was but one of the members of the Average Joes team was madly in love with her and whenever he saw her “Lady In Red” would play! That’s my favorite song so I was thrilled that they used it in the movie!

#6: “Horrible Bosses” Horrible Bosses http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnzIA-yu268: Jason Bateman is in my opinion one of the best actors ever! Whenever I find out he’s in a movie I just know it’ll be good. “Horrible Bosses” was no exception. I found it on a plane and my love of Jason Bateman made me decide to watch it. I thought it was hillarious! I was glad I was sitting with my family while watching this because if I was sitting next to a stranger they probably would have thought I was crazy because of all my laugher. It’s about 3 men named Charlie, Dale and Nick who hate their bosses so much they decide to kill them. I can’t decide what my favorite part of this movie is. It’s a tie between Nick’s daydream of throwing Mr Harken (his boss) out the window http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fk_t2tG2DL4 and when Charlie snorted coke at Mr Harken’s house and then sang “That’s Not My Name” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCXFKo1UDjQ.

#5: “Wayne’s World” Wayne's World poster: If I could only use 1 word to describe this film it would be this. Excellent! I saw the end of this movie on Much More Music one day when I was probably 8 or 9 or something like that and I loved it and immediately asked my parents if we had it on VHS so I could see what happened at the beginning. It was one of the best movies I’d ever seen! It’s about 2 best friends named Wayne and Garth who have their own cable TV show which they host from Wayne’s bsaement. My favorite part was when they recreated the opening from “Laverne and Shirley” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdulIKhCC3Y. This movie had 3 different endings. A sad one where Cassandra (Wayne’s Girlfriend)’s band doesn’t get a record deal so she leaves Wayne for Benjamin (a TV executive who tries to exploit Wayne’s show) and Wayne’s house burns down, a super mega happy one (that’s what Wayne and Garth call it in the movie) where everything works out perfectly and everyone is happy and a Scooby Doo ending where we find out Benjamin is not really who everyone thinks he is. The super mega happy ending is my favorite!

#4: “Mary Poppins” Mary Poppins http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOfH7uEojKk: Your never too old for Mary’s magic. I couldn’t remember the last time I watched it so when I found it on a plane during my Thailand trip I decided to watch this movie and I fell in love with Mary all over again! It’s the story of Mary Poppins a magical lady who becomes the nanny for the Banks family. I forget what the Mother does but the Father is a cold hearted banker. The children are Jane and Michael. Using her magic she changes the lives of both the children and Mr. Banks. My favorite part in this movie was when she used her magic to help the children clean their toys up. My favorite song in this movie is “Jolly Holiday” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kw4gpy1BweM.

#3: “Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium” Mr Magorium http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4Mrga2aSL0: This movie is pure magic! It’s about a magical toy shop owned by Mr Magorium. It throws a tantrum when it finds out Mr Magorium is dying. It’s up to Mahoney (she works at the store), Eric (a boy who has only 1 friend (Mahoney) and spends all his time in the shop) and the Mutant (an accountant named Henry who Mr Magorium calls the mutant) to bring back the toy stores magic. My favorite part in this movie is when Mahoney brings Mr Magorium to a mattress store and they shout “triskaidekaphobia” (fear of the #13) then jump on all the beds!

#2 “Les Miserables” Les Miserables http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkHHHUk8RCw: I got goosebumps every time I saw the preview for this film. As soon as I saw it for the first time it instantly went on my must see list. I went with a friend of mine to see it last year and I was blown away. At the end of the film I had no words. It was one of the most amazing movies I’d seen! It’s about a criminal (who policeman Javert calls 24601 instead of his real name) named Jean ValJean. He was thrown in jail for 18 years for stealing a loaf of bread and he broke parole. Factory worker Fantine is sick and can’t afford to take care of her daughter Cosette so she sent her to live with the Thenardiers who treat her miserably so Jean agrees to take care of her instead. My favorite songs from this movie are “One Day More” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KM3MzWYa_-Y and “Master Of The House” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBU1PCIqO-8.

#1 “Annie” Annie http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLIsgxV7-xw: I have seen this movie at least 100 or more times and it never gets old! I love every minute of it! It’s the story of a red headed orphan named Annie who lives at the Hudson street orphanidge for girls and is treated miserably. One day a woman named Grace who works for Oliver Warbucks (a billionaire) comes to the orphanidge and chooses Annie to be the lucky orphan to spend Christmas with Oliver. At first he doesn’t like her and wants her sent back but eventually she grows on him. I thought it was so funny when Annie shows off her new karate moves to Oliver and kicks him in the shin hard and makes him fall over LOL! My favorite song in this movie is “Tomorrow” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yop62wQH498.

There you have it! My 50 favorite movies! What’s your favorite movie and why? Tell me in the comments!