Monday, April 11, 2011

A-to-tha-Zizzle: HI

HI y'all!  When I decided to combine H and I, I thought it would be a breeze because there can't be THAT many films that start with the letters H and I that I absolutely love....I was wrong.  So, so wrong.  Just a few of the H films I love are:

Hairspray (original AND remake)

Young, large and sassy Tracy Turnblad just wants to dance on the Corny Collins show - oh and she's all for big hair and integration, too!

I love John Waters' version with Ricki Lake because it just rocks my socks off.  However, I also love Zac Efron and John Travolta, so the new version was pretty awesome too.  Both soundtracks are awesome!

The scariest dude in the history of horror films, Michael Myers, walks around slowly tormenting and murding the young horny folks in town.  Poor Jamie Lee
Harry Potter (entire series)

Harry Potter lives with his awful aunt, uncle and cousin until one day he learns he is a wizard, and then it's off to the magical Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where he meets a plethora of fabulous characters and faces crazy situations for the next six years. The novels were delightful and the films did not disappoint.  They all absolutely live up to the hype.

The Hand that Rocks the Cradle

Claire has just delivered a newborn baby after having pressed sexual harrassment charges against her OBGYN, who committed suicide after Claire's accusation encouraged dozens of other pregnant women to come forward as well.  Claire runs her own greenhouse and has another child, so she and her husband decide to hire a nanny.  Enter sweet, gentle Peyton.  Unfortunately for Claire and her family, Peyton didn't tell them that she's the widow of Claire's deceased doctor, and she's out for revenge...

The first thriller I ever saw in the theater.  My mom covered my eyes during the opening scenes.  Rebecca DeMornay plays crazy convincingly well. 


LOVE this film about a bunch of overweight misfits all sent to a fat camp for the summer.  Very few people know Ben Stiller is in this one as the obsessive weight loss guru. 

The lovable Camp Hope is a place for young, overweight boys to spend a summer learning how to eat healthy and be active.  When Gerry arrives, however, he and his co-campers soon learn that the camp has been sold to psychotic fitness guy Tony Perkins, who wants to use the kids to make a weight loss video and start his empire.

History of the World, Part I

Ah, Mel Brooks, how do I love thee?  This is a comical review of the beginning of time onward through history.  Very entertaining, just don't use it as a resource for your history papers.

Hocus Pocus

One of my favorite Halloween films.  Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker as three witches trying to steal the souls of all the children in Salem before sunrise.  Fun!

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

I used to wish my dad was an inventor so he could shrink me and my sister down to miniature size so we could go on an adventure like the Kowalskis.

Dustin Hoffman as Hook, Robin Williams as Peter Pan. 
Peter Panning's kids are kidnapped by the awful Captain Hook, so he has to go to Neverland (with the help of Tink, played by Julia Roberts) and re-befriend the Lost Boys in order to get them back. 

 Awesomeness.  RU-FI-OOOOHHHHHHH!

The Hot Chick

Rob Schneider and Rachel McAdams trade places in this hilarious film.  Anna Faris is also stupidly charming, as she is in every movie.  Love it!

House Bunny

Anna Faris strikes again.  Clueless Shelly gets kicked out of the Playboy mansion when she turns 27, so she takes on the role of house mother for a flailing sorority of misfits.  She gives them makeovers and teaches them how to be hot.  Colin Hanks is adorable and lovable in this film, as is Emma Stone!

 And, of course, the lovely letter I:

Independence Day

Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum kick some serious alien booty in this film.  Adding to the awesome cast are Randy Quaid and Bill Pullman.

Now that's what I call a close encounter! 

In & Out

Beloved small town teacher (Kevin Kline) is happily engaged until a former student-turned-megastar thanks him at an awards show and "outs" him.  Shocked, he starts to wonder if he is, in fact, gay.  Another awesome cast, with Matt Dillon, Joan Cusack and Tom Selleck.

Interview with the Vampire

Brad Pitt plays melancholy vampire Louis hoping to share his tale with a dimwitted journalist (Christian Slater).  He tells of the vampire Lestat (Tom Cruise) turning him, and then later how they "saved" the young Claudia (Kirsten Dunst), only to have Lestat become a nightmare.  Antonio Banderas also has an appearance as a sexy, moody vampire Louis encounters in Paris.


  1. Great choices, as always! Have you seen Ricki Lake lately, btw? She looks completely different! Super skinny, too!

  2. These are some of my favorite films :)