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    I'm on a quest.

    I saw a movie on the Sci-Fi Channel which got me uber-interested in medieval fantasy movies. Movies with dragons, swordfighting and such, and more than a touch of medieval themes instantly became my latest mania.

    I currently have an extremely short list of "dragon" and/or "medieval" films. Please help me fill in the list. Surely there's more to Hollywood than "First Knight" or that Kevin Costner travesty, "Prince of Thieves."

    I do have another quest--to watch every Oscar winner ever, along with the other nominees for the year. Yes, that's a lot of films. But I've decided that I watch a lot of crap, and that I watch that crap repeatedly. I felt that perhaps I should attempt a view more like Viggo Mortenson's: that life is too short to watch the same film twice. Obviously, that's not going to work 100% for me, but I'm going to at least watch better films while watching crap less often (but with no less glee). I must give Mister a boatload of credit for working that list for me!


    Dan said...

    I actually liked the movie King Arthur with Kiera Knightley and, umm... whatever his name is.

    Let's see... Others off the top of my head:
    The 13th Warrior with Antonio Banderas (It's a good time waster/low-thought flick).

    Dragonslayer is a good 80's cheese-fest. I remember seeing it in the theater a bunch of times when I was a kid bored on rainy Saturdays.

    There's also The Lord of the Rings for some good monster/swordplay action. It's always worth a watch.

    I can't really think of anything else off the top of my noggin. But, I'll let the gears grind and see what falls out.

    I love dragon movies, but I really can't think of a good one to recommend. Most dragon films tend to be cheesy loads of schlock and crap with cliched monsters and characters. Just promise me that whatever you do, you will not watch Dragon Wars. I saw it a while back, and I still can't get the stink out of my DVD player.

    Soo Mi said...

    we've got Dragonslayer, which I forgot about. Totally narly film, dude.

    I haven't seen the one with Keira or whats-is-name; I'll have to add that to the list.

    And Beav can tell you, I've seen the LOTR trilogy so many times, I can miss part of it and still think I've watched it all. Still, good call.

    keith said...

    As unusual as it may sound, I actually like the Eragon movie. It had your requirements; a dragon and fighting, plus it actually has a plot.
    Personally, at this time of the year, I watch entirely too much of A Christmas Story, Christmas Vacation and my new add to the list, Elf.

    After all, Christmas is coming but don't shoot your eye out!

    Soo Mi said...

    I'm a Grinch girl, with a side of Charlie Brown.

    I will admit to a quantifiable measure of guilty glee when Clark's lights blind those uptight pretentious neighbors of his. Oh, and when that nasty ol' grandpa gets his.

    I'm not sure any of that tops the part in Scrooged where Bill Murray suggests with a straight face that the stage hands staple reindeer antlers to the animals, or when his boss gets so ticked off he kicks his cat.

    Unfortunately, I think all of that speaks a bit too clearly of my darker side, which is not a good thing. :D

    Soo Mi said...

    Dragon Wars came on the other day. Mister turned it on unaware of what he was unleashing on his unsuspecting family.

    My God, what a steaming pile! The fields of Yorkshire after a fresh coating of slurry are more appealing than that load of crap. Dung beetles would give it a miss.

    One could not get through it even if drunk, high, or in a coma.