Monday, June 08, 2009

Monday Melange

Main Entry: mé·lange
Pronunciation: \mā-ˈläⁿzh, -ˈlänj\
Function: noun
Etymology: French, from Middle French, from mesler, meler to mix — more at meddle
Date: 1653
: a mixture often of incongruous elements

--Do you have a favorite movie that few other people seem to know or care about? Author and movie critic Jeffrey Overstreet asked on his blog: What movies are in your top ten favorites that probably aren't in anyone else's?

I submitted The Secret of Roan Inish, but apparently I'm NOT alone in loving that movie. Overstreet himself told me it's one of his favorites, as did another commenter.

This charming, mystical little movie is set in Ireland, so it had me at "hello."

What about you? Any little cinematic gems you particularly treasure?

--Get ready to get inundated with Spam! No, not the e-mail variety (I'm already inundated with that, thank you), but the edible kind. Apparently Hormel is seizing on the tight economic times as a good excuse to tout the budget-friendly...meat? More here.

--Organic Sparkling Green Tea Root Beer? Bavarian Nutmeg Root Beer? Apparently an old favorite is getting jazzed up just in time for summer. My personal picks for Best Root Beer Ever?

A & W--preferably in a frosty mug
Culver's--wonderful flavor
Stewart's--you can buy this at Cracker Barrel

Least favorite: Mug's, Dad's, or any generic brand.

Sadly, the best root beer is NOT sugar free, so I no longer indulge in my favorites. :(

Happy Monday, everyone!


Ann-Marie said...

Hmmm...guess my little known movie would be Junebug (with a pre-famous Amy Adams). It's obvioulsy an art house film, but it completely stole my heart - and made me a HUGE Amy Adams fan.

Randy said...
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Randy said...

"In The Lake Of The Woods" with Peter Strauss is an all-time classic. Based on Tim O'Brien's novel this movie has many twists and turns. It's about a man running for senator whose past in Vietnam comes back to haunt him. Flashbacks reveal his troubled childhood with his father. Co-starring Kathleen Quinlan, this movie will always be a fav of mine.

Kay Day said...

I love Ladyhawk from the 80's. It has Michelle Pfeiffer and Matthew Broderick in it.
I'll have to see the Roan Inish movie.

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