Saturday, December 27, 2014

Chocolate Movie Tag

Joanna at The Squirrel's Diary started this variation on Chocolate Book Tag and tagged me weeks ago.  Thanks a lot, Joanna!  Now I have to think about movies AND chocolate at the same time!!!  Torture, I tell you.  Absolute torture ;-)

I'm going to answer this with all movies that I love.

Dark Chocolate (a movie that covers a dark topic):  42 (2013).  It's the story of how a determined team owner (Harrison Ford) hired Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) as the first black player in major league baseball.  Lots of grappling with racism, but an uplifting movie overall.

White Chocolate (a light and humorous watch):  You've Got Mail (1998)  Two email pen pals (Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan) interact with each other in real life without knowing they know each other online too.  It's sweet and charming and happy, though there's one scene that does make me tear up a bit.

Caramel-filled chocolate (a movie that makes you feel all gooey inside):  Chocolat (2000).  You knew this had to be here somewhere, right?  I love this tale of a single mother (Juliette Binoche) who brings chocolate and joy to a small French town and falls for a gypsy (Johnny Depp).  I don't get tired of this movie or its soundtrack.

Milk Chocolate (a movie with a lot of hype that you're dying to watch):  Avengers:  Age of Ultron (2015).  Nothing else to say, other than that I'm madly excited.

Wafer-less Kit-Kat (a movie that surprised you):  The Count of Monte Cristo (2002).  I refused to see this for 12 years because I didn't like the changes I'd heard they'd made to the story .  This is my second-favorite novel, and while I'm not usually a purist, I was afraid they'd screwed it up.  But two friends kept insisting it was awesome, so I finally watched it.  And I liked it so well that I asked for it for Christmas.  And got it.  So I watched it a second time last night and wow, I liked it even better the second time through.  Totally a fan now.

Snickers (a movie you're going nuts about):  I can't wait to see The Hobbit:  The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) again.  I've been wandering around in its aftermath in my imagination for a week now and loving it.  

Hot Chocolate with Mini Marshmallows (a movie you turn to for comfort):  I don't have just one.  I definitely put on a western if I'm in need of solace, though.  

A Box of Chocolates (a franchise you feel has something for everyone):  Um... I can't think of one.  If you're not into superheroes, you won't like the Avengers or X-Men movies.  If you're not into fantasy, you're not going to like The Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit or Harry Potter.  If you're not into sci-fi, you're not going to want to watch Star Wars.  I don't think there's any franchise I would universally recommend.

I'm not going to tag anyone with this, but if you think it looks fun and wanna play, please do!


  1. Fun tag! I love 'Monte Cristo' and 'Chocolat' both for their respective reasons. 'Avengers 2'... cannot wait! Hoping it'll be good.

    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas season, Hamlette - and Happy 2015!

    1. Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed reading it :-)

      My Christmas was great! How was yours?

  2. Right! I got tagged for this as well and never got around to writing a post. Must get on that.

    Anyhoo, yay for You've Got Mail! But now you've got me curious, which scene makes you tear up? I could think of a couple for a couple different reasons, but I'm probably way off. So?

    And Chocolat? Ah. I love that movie! SO good. The first time I saw it, I liked it but didn't love it. Somewhere along the way, I took the chance to watch it again and with that my love for it was settled. Chocolate and joy, two of my favorite things! :)

    I'm definitely excited to watch the entire trilogy of The Hobbit now that I've read the book. Plus all the gushing my blogging friends have done had already convinced me anyway.

    Great list! :)

    1. The YGM scene I cry over is her remembering herself as a little girl twirling in the bookstore with her mom.

      I love the third Hobbit movie so much, I'm hoping to go see it a fourth time this weekend. Looooooooooooove it.

      Have fun with this whenever you have time for it :-)

    2. Oh yes. Such a sweet moment. I always get slightly choked up when it's Christmas and the song playing has something about "remember" in it and she's thinking about her mother.

      A fourth time? Now that's awesome! Did you make it? I hope so, oh I hope so! :D

    3. Yup, the song is on the soundtrack too, and also makes me at least melancholy, if not downright sad when I hear it.

      I went to TBOTFA for a fourth time last night. I was the only person in the theater (seems the Super Bowl has its uses after all), and it was delicious!


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