Monday, March 18, 2013

Fantasy Chat: Top Ten Movies Blogfest Fantasy Style and Cover Reveal

 

For today's Fantasy Chat, I decided to merge it with the Ninja Captain Alex's Top Ten Movie Countdown Blogfest. Today I'll tell you my top ten fantasy movies.

 
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My Top Ten in Fantasy Movies
(in no particular order)

10. How to Train Your Dragon
Such a cute, touching movie! And it has dragons!

9. Alice in Wonderland
Such a trippy story and movie. I've enjoyed most of the versions I've seen. And I remember being terrified of the Jabberwocky in the Through the Looking Glass movie they had back in the 80s.

8. Indiana Jones
I wanted to be an archaelogist because of these movies.

7. Cinderella
It's the first fantasy movie I ever owned. Plus, it's my beautiful cat's name too.

6. Batman
Yes, all the Batman movies, although I particularly love the newest ones. Superheroes are awesome, but Batman is the best.

5. Jurassic Park
Yes, I'm fudging a bit here, since it is more science fiction, but it's such a fantastic movie.

4. The Hobbit
Loved the movie and can't wait to see the other two.

3. Beauty and the Beast
Yes, I love the Disney version. I just find it magical.

2. Lord of the Rings
Don't make me pick one movie out of the three.

1. Harry Potter
Ditto as LotR. Love them all!

What's your favorite fantasy movie?

And here is the cover reveal of 1305 and 1306 - The Oracle and the Vampire by Christine Rains.


Having fallen for her gorgeous neighbor might not be so bad if Harriet McKay wasn't in her hideous banshee form every time Kiral saw her. Such is her curse. True, he's a vampire struggling with a drug addiction, but he's a good soul. Yet no one could love a cursed witch, especially one not even her cats respect.

After having a vision of Kiral's death, Harriet makes it her mission to save him. Never before has she attempted to change fate, but so strong is her love.

How can Harriet convince Kiral to see past her vile appearance and return her love? If only she can force him to listen to reason coming from a raving crone, perhaps she can save him from the demons hunting him and from himself.

Release Date: May 13, 2013

Christine Rains is a writer, blogger, and geek mom. She has four degrees which help nothing with motherhood, but make her a great Jeopardy player. When she's not writing or reading, she having adventures with her son or watching cheesy movies on Syfy Channel. She's a member of Untethered Realms and S.C.I.F.I. The 13th Floor series is her first self-published series. She has six novellas and twenty short stories published.

50 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Your list rocks! And Jurassic Park is just such an amazing film.
Thanks for participating in my blogfest.
And congratulations, Christine!

SA Larsenッ said...

You listed some amazing films! I believe I've seen them all. :)

Emma Adams said...

I love all these films! LOTR, Harry Potter and Indiana Jones all made my list, too. :) http://throughthegateway.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/top-ten-movie-countdown-blogfest.html

Aubrie said...

I love all those movies! One of my favorites is The Last Unicorn.

Jeremy [Retro] said...

Harry Potter, my question is what the heck did he do for 19 years...

Jeremy [Retro-Z]
Howlin' Wolf

jaybird said...

Great list. I love all of these movies. So many good ones it was hard for me to choose only ten!

mshatch said...

Excellent list! Picking a fave is hard. I loved all the Batman movies too :)

Pat Hatt said...

Great list indeed, but even batman & robin? Oh the shame lol

Shell Flower said...

How to train your Dragon was sooo cute. And I am also a fan of the Disney Beauty and the Beast. Good luck to Christine, too!

Shell Flower said...

How to train your Dragon was sooo cute. And I am also a fan of the Disney Beauty and the Beast. Good luck to Christine, too!

Natasha Hanova said...

I've seen every one of these movies and enjoyed them all. Great list!

L.G. Smith said...

I see a real fantasy lover's list here! So many people recommend How to Train Your Dragon. Must see that soon.

M.J. Fifield said...

How To Train Your Dragon is such an awesome film.

And I included all the LOTR films into one too. You can't pick just one.

Catherine Stine said...

Congrats on the Oracle and the Vampire! I liked Alice a lot too, as the visuals were completely stunning.

Catherine Stine said...

Congrats on the Oracle and the Vampire! I liked Alice a lot too, as the visuals were completely stunning.

Christine Rains said...

Harry Potter! Yay! I was actually watching a few bits of the films this weekend. Great list! :) And thank you so much for helping with my cover reveal. I'm very excited to write Harriet's story.

Daisy Carter said...

I love Cinderella, but Beauty and the Beast is my favorite "princess movie." Belle reads! Libraries! Oh my! But Cinderella was the first disney flick I ever saw, so it's got a special place in my heart.

Patricia Lynne said...

I have to agree with your list... aside from the Hobbit because I missed seeing it in theaters and am waiting for the BluRay release. =( I'm sure I will highly enjoy it when I finally see it.

Al Diaz said...

I love all of your choices, Cherie. You and I have similar tastes.

Julie Flanders said...

Love your list! And I also love the Disney version of Beauty and the Beast. Aww, now I want to watch it again. <3

Can't wait to read Christine's upcoming book. This one looks like it could be my favorite yet of the 13th Floor series.

Nicki Elson said...

Oh yay, I'm happy to see The Hobbit on someone's list. :) Christina's cover is quite enticing.

Nicole said...

Awesome list!

nutschell said...

This is an awesome list! I love all the movies you've picked. Especially Harry Potter:)
Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

David P. King said...

I have a couple of those movies on my list. Awesome, and congrats to Christine. So excited for her! :)

Nancy Thompson said...

Great list!

Jeff Hargett said...

Okay, this was one list too many with "How to Train Your Dragon" on it. I now have to officially get around to watching this. That said, how there could be a movie with dragons in it that I haven't watched escapes me.

Natalie Aguirre said...

I'm a fantasy lover so I love your list. Many of them are on my list too.

Lexa Cain said...

I love that you have so many Fantasy movies on your list. You're a supportive fan!
Christine must be writing a mile a minute,she's coming out with new novellas every couple of weeks. This one sounds fabulous. Yay Christine! :-)

Tyrean Martinson said...

Wonderful movie choices!!! I can't believe I forgot Harry Potter and How to Train Your Dragon on my list.

Emilyann Girdner said...

That list rocks! :) Especially Beauty and the Beast. So classic!

Agreed, picking one Harry Potter movie just wouldn't be possible.

Teresa Coltrin said...

This is a great list of movies. I like them all too.

Marta Szemik said...

Oh my goodness! I love all of those Cherie! Great choices :)

Allison said...

I'm glad How to Train Your Dragon is on so many people's lists!

Allison (Geek Banter)

Melissa Sugar said...

Great list. I had such a hard time narrowing my list to only ten. This is the second blog I have come upon that has, How To Train Your Dragon, listed as a favorite. I missed that one. I guess I should check it out. I haven't even heard of it. Now, I feel, very out of the loop.

DL Hammons said...

How to Train Your Dragon would have been in my second ten! Great list.

Cathy Keaton said...

How to Train Your Dragon is awesome! What a fabulous movie and soundtrack. Same goes for LotR and Indiana Jones. Although, if I could mention sci-fi, I'd put in the original Star Wars movies. They are just so flippin' amazing even after all these years.

Deniz Bevan said...

Aww, my little niece loves to watch "Dragon!"
I never get to watch the whole movie though cos she moves on to playing and doing something else!

Clarissa Draper said...

She has a wonderful cover.

Also, love your choices for the top 10.

Kathleen said...

Awesome list of movies!
And congrats, Christine=)

Mina Lobo said...

I thought Burton's Alice in Wonderland was gorgeous. Your banner is too, by the way. :-)

Jack said...

Nice movie list!!! I've seen all of them but Alice in Wonderland and I am hoping to.
How to train your dragon is one of my favourites, I love that one.

Stephen Tremp said...

I just saw the final HP movie on cable the other day. Still sad to see the series end.

Samantha May said...

Great list!

Alice in Wonderland (cartoon) both amused and terrified me as a child. I think it was the creepy cat...or the acid trip that basically goes on throughout the whole film...or the caterpillar smoking hookah...or the queen beheading everything...

How is this considered a kids' movie again? Lol.

Callie Leuck said...

Hmm. Seeing "How to Train your Dragon" on a lot of lists in the blog hop.

Laura Eno said...

A cat named Cinderella? Love it! :)

Trisha F said...

Love Indiana Jones, Batman(s), Jurassic Park, LotR and Harry Potter. A lot of epic-ness in all that. :)

Tammy Theriault said...

seriously, sometimes i will literally sing the teapots song for beauty and the beast when i'm getting my girls all dolled up. it's just a head sticking song!

Carrie-Anne said...

I might've seen half of the films on your list. I'm not sure if they'd be considered fantasy by modern definitions, but I love the silent German Expressionist films like The Golem, Waxworks, and Faust.

DMS said...

Awesome list! I LOVE Harry Potter! I think you picked great movies. How to Train Your Dragon is a favorite of mine. :)
~Jess

The Capillary said...

You've got a cute list. Love it! :3