Tag #79: The 90s Movie Book Tag

90s Movies

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I saw this tag on Ally’s fun blog!

Here’s the link to her post:


She’s All That | name a book that is an odd pairing but they still fit perfectly

Prez: A Story of Love

I loved the story between Katherine and Paul in Prez: A Story of Love by Margaret Garrison.

10 Things I Hate About You | a book/series that you have a love/hate relationship with

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The Divergent trilogy. As many of you know by now, I loved Divergent and Insurgent, but absolutely hated Allegiant.

Clueless | a character that is totally clueless but you love them anyway

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I agree with Ally on this one – Harry Potter.

Titanic | name a book that made you cry

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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. I shed several tears while reading this!

American Pie | a book that makes you laugh

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I loved the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney. I need to play catch-up and read the rest!

Can’t Hardly Wait | a book with a crazy party

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Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan.

Cruel Intentions | name a character that you can never fully trust

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Franny from The Vacationers by Emma Straub. This was a hard question, but she’s the only character I can think of right now where I immediately felt suspicious of her and her motives.

Drive Me Crazy | name your favourite “boy next door” or “girl next door”  couple

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Veronica “Ronnie” Miller and Will Blakelee from The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks.

Scream | a book with a memorable villain

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Voldemort from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling.

The Craft | name a book with witches

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Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire.


Tag – You’re It!


Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂

Writing Prompt #215: Romantic Movies (Day 14)

Romantic Movies

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Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

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Tom Hanks is on my top five list of favorite actors. I think I’ve seen nearly every movie he has been in!

This movie is no exception. I haven’t watched it in a while, but I remember watching it on TV years ago. When I stumbled upon it, the movie was already halfway through, and I was inspired to watch it from the beginning. I love the love Jonah has for Sam, and for Annie. It’s such a sweet story!

I want to re-watch so many movies now, thanks to this blogging challenge!


Come back tomorrow for a new movie!


Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂

Writing Prompt #214: Romantic Movies (Day 13)

Romantic Movies

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Groundhog Day (1993)

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I love this movie. We usually watch it at least once a year. While not billed as a true “romantic comedy,” I always get the good vibes as the story between Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell unfolds in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.

It’s one of those movies that is technically “vintage” now at more than 25 years old, but it’s also timeless.


Come back tomorrow for a new movie!


Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂

Writing Prompt #211: Romantic Movies (Day 11)

Romantic Movies

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Ghost (1990)

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I still remember my mom’s shock when I told her I hadn’t see Ghost. This was when I was in high school. We either rented it, or got it from the library, and watched it together. It quickly became one of my favorite movies!

It’s a great story, set in New York City. I’m on a roll! Not to mention Demi Moore is adorable with her “boy cut.” I pined for their loft apartment! And Patrick Swayze, once again, lights up the screen in more ways than one. They are a great couple. Despite the early tragedy / drama, it’s truly a good movie, with chills, thrills, romance, and plenty of laughs. Whoopi Goldberg absolutely earned her Best Supporting Actress Oscar!

I won’t give away the movie if you haven’t seen it. If you haven’t seen it, though, I highly recommend you watch it. It was released in 1990, but it’s one of those movies that feels “vintage” now, but also relevant today.

Mom and I went to see it at the local movie theater for either the 20th or 25th Anniversary. It was my first time seeing it on the big screen, and it was such a cool experience. It kind of brought everything full circle, in a way. For Mom, it brought back so many memories of her going to see it in theaters in 1990, when we lived in Governors Island in the middle of New York Harbor.

And, yes, we totally sang along to “Unchained Melody.”


Come back tomorrow for a new movie!


Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂

Writing Prompt #210: Romantic Movies (Day 10)

Romantic Movies

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When Harry Met Sally… (1989)

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Another movie set in New York!

Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan are one of my favorite movie couples of all time!

I love how the movie explores the question, “Can men and women ever just be friends?”

The famous “I’ll have what she’s having” scene was filmed in Katz’s Delicatessen, one of my favorite places in Manhattan.

This sign still hangs in Katz’s. 

I want to watch this again soon! It’s one of those feel-good movies that still hold up, nearly 30 years later!


Come back tomorrow for a new movie!


Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂

Writing Prompt #209: Romantic Movies (Day 9)

Romantic Movies

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Coming to America (1988)

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I’d heard of this movie for years, but didn’t watch it until a few years ago. Al brought it up in conversation, and I confessed I’d never seen the whole thing. It’s now one of my favorite Eddie Murphy movies!

Not only is this movie set in New York, Queens to be specific, it’s hilarious! Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall are hysterical, and the escapades they have make this movie awesome.

Shari Headley is great as Lisa, Murphy’s love interest. It’s a sweet story about love, identity, and family.


Come back tomorrow for a new movie!


Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂

Writing Prompt #208: Romantic Movies (Day 8)

Romantic Movies

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Dirty Dancing (1987)

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Oh my word. This movie!

Much like Footloose, I memorized much of the soundtrack before seeing the movie in full.

I didn’t see the movie in full until I was well into college. Now it’s one of my favorite movies, and definitely a guilty pleasure.

While at Longwood, I had the great opportunity to attend the annual S.E.A.L. Leadership Conference twice, once as an attendee, and another time as a workshop presenter. The cool thing? The conference was held at Mountain Lake, near Pembroke, Virginia, where portions of the movie were filmed! They have Dirty Dancing Themed Weekends, and I’d love to do that someday.

When I joined the Longwood chapter of Alpha Sigma Tau, we participated in a fun event called “Greek Sync,” where many of the fraternities and sororities would select a group of members, and the groups would choreograph and perform a routine to that year’s theme. During my first semester as a sister in 2009, we used part of “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life” as our opening number of our performance, where Erica and Kirk, one of the sorority sister-fraternity brother couples, performed part of the dance that was in the movie. Ironically, when we were first starting rehearsals and decided to have this part in our performance, we were watching the movie so Erica could learn the dance moves. We found out that night Patrick Swayze died! We all cried our eyes out. None of us could watch the movie again for at least a week!

Back to the movie!

Patrick Swayze sets my heart on fire. May he Rest in Peace!

Jennifer Grey truly comes of age in this movie! I’m always jealous of their dancing skills!

It’s a good story, of course. And I love the scenery!

I shameless sing along to every song in this movie, especially “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.”

I want to watch this movie again, right now!


Come back tomorrow for a new movie!


Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂

Writing Prompt #207: Romantic Movies (Day 7)

Romantic Movies

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The Princess Bride (1987)

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I think this one is the epitome of a romantic movie. What’s not to like?

A good book. A good story. A handsome hero. A beautiful princess. Action. Adventure. Capers! Saving the damsel from distress.

“As you wish.”

Cary Elwes – Swoooooon.

Robin Wright is just gorgeous!

The cast of characters – Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn, Andre the Giant, Billy Crystal, Carol Kane, plus Fred Savage and Peter Falk.

Excuse me, I need to go watch this movie again!


Come back tomorrow for a new movie!


Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂

Writing Prompt #206: Romantic Movies (Day 6)

Romantic Movies

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Footloose (1984)

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I’d memorized the words to “Footloose” by Kenny Loggins YEARS before I saw the movie in full. Once one of my sorority sisters found out I hadn’t seen the whole movie in 2010, she organized a sweet movie night, just the two of us, and we watched it in my dorm room. It was so awesome! Thanks, Sam!

I can’t articulate very well how much I love this movie! I love the music. I love Kevin Bacon. I love the story, which is based on real-life events from Elmore City, Oklahoma. I love the certain nostalgia feelings of high school. I went to college in a small town, so I could imagine how people in towns like Farmville, and hundreds (if not thousands) of others in these United States, live in a small, close-knit community where all the kids grow up together and their families know one another.

I also love how a series of life lessons are sprinkled into this coming-of-age story, which has comedy, drama, romance, and music!

As a Christian, I also appreciated the inclusion of the pastor and his family into the story, and the roles their characters play throughout the movie.

I will also mention that I enjoyed the Footloose remake in 2011. I loved seeing in theaters, and Al was so sweet to take me. I loved Miles Teller as Willard, and Julianne Hough was awesome as Ariel. I play the soundtrack in my car about a month, especially if I need a pick-me-up. While no one can outdo Kenny Loggins, Blake Shelton did a bang-up job with “Footloose.” I also enjoyed Jana Kramer’s version of “Let’s Hear It for the Boy,” and “Almost Paradise,” performed by Victoria Justice and Hunter Hayes. “Dance the Night Away” was a great choice for a pivotal scene in the remake as well.

Do you have a favorite song from Footloose? Me personally, my favorite is “Footloose,” followed by “Never” by Moving Pictures, and “Holding Out for a Hero” by Bonnie Tyler.


Come back tomorrow for a new movie!


Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂

Writing Prompt #205: Romantic Movies (Day 5)

Romantic Movies

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Romancing the Stone (1984)

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Al was positively appalled when he learned I hadn’t seen this movie! We watched it together about two years ago? I love Michael Douglas, so I definitely wanted to see this! And Robert Zemeckis is one of my favorite directors.

This movie has a little bit of everything: Romantic comedy, adventure, and more!

Being from New York City, I love movies set in the Big Apple. And, this movie takes you on quite the adventure!

Seeing Jack and Joan develop on-screen gave me all the warm fuzzies. So many emotions during a “treasure” hunt!


Come back tomorrow for a new movie!


Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂