Magical Movies

altMotion pictures have transformed the world of entertainment over the past 100 years. Stories told on the big screen in two hours' time have taken us to new places, taught us life lessons, made us think and feel, and most importantly, helped us laugh. This larger than life medium dominates the world of acting and the realm of entertainment magazines.

altOf course, there are numerous awards devoted to the makers of our beloved films. When the Academy Awards ceremony rolls around, make your own list of favorites. Rent a classic you've always wanted to see or buy a dvd that you know you'll watch again and again. Make some popcorn (or Kettle Corn!), sit back, and let yourself sink into the world of movies.

Movie Picks

Here are a few of Amy's favorites. Coming from a "Classic Movie Channels" junkie, you'll notice quite a few Cary Grant, Doris Day, and Grace Kelly entries - but hey, you can't go wrong with such "greats"!

Comedy Romance Epic
Groundhog Day
Arsenic and Old Lace
Some Like it Hot
Philadelphia Story
His Girl Friday
9 to 5
Pillow Talk
Monkey Business
Raising Arizona
City Slickers
Austin Powers
Roman Holiday
Pride and Prejudice(A&E)
French Kiss
The Princess Bride
That Touch of Mink
Sabrina (Harrison Ford)
To Catch a Thief
When Harry Met Sally
Out of Africa
Sleepless in Seattle
Gone With the Wind
Dances With Wolves
Lawrence of Arabia
Doctor Zhivago
Lord of the Rings series

Science Fiction Suspense Action
Star Wars series
The Matrix
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
The Fifth Element
Rear Window
Dial M for Murder
The Others

Raiders of the Lost Ark
Back to the Future
North by Northwest
True Lies
The Terminator
Musical Family Other
The Sound of Music
The Wizard of Oz
My Fair Lady
Singin' in the Rain
Spy Kids
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
It's a Wonderful Life
The Little Mermaid
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Cool Hand Luke
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
The Godfather

altKettle Corn

Kettle Corn has been a favorite attraction at county fairs nation-wide. You can even buy microwaveable versions of it now, but homemade tastes much better! It's slightly sweet, but still salty, bringing together two great tastes with a crunchy movie-time favorite.

3 Tbl vegetable oil
1/2 cup popcorn kernels
2 Tbl sugar

alt1. Heat oil in thin aluminum pan over high heat.
2. When oil is hot (check with one kernel, if desired) add popcorn kernels and sugar.
3. Shake over high heat until popping slows, almost stopping.
4. Pour immediately into a large bowl. Add salt as desired.


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