Watch Me Turn 30, by Holly C.
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I'm a 29-year-old New Yorker who inherited this site from my pal, Holly P., to document the final year of my twenties. Right up until I turn the big 3-0 next January, I'll use this blog to indulge my inner-narcissist by voicing the good (I can date men anywhere from ages 21 to 50 without it being scandalous) the bad (I keep getting ma'amed) and the ugly (is it possible to get cellulite on your stomach?!). Here's to waving goodbye to my youth, accepting adulthood and remembering that every ending is really just a new beginning.
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DAY 209  |  August 26, 2007
I am a pop culture ignoramus. When I met my friend Bryant to see “Bourne Ultimatum” (awesome movie!), we got into a discussion about our all-time favorite films. Apparently, I missed an entire decade of film classics. Like many of my shortcomings, I blame this entirely on my parents (ha!). Why? My mom used to unplug the television and then pay us to read at the whopping rate of 50 cents a book. In her defense, she did allow us to watch “Annie” and “The Wizard of Oz” when each played once a year. And she even made popcorn.

That said, Bryant passed me a list of must-see movies, and has asked for a full report. Always up for a challenge, I’m making it my mission to watch every single one this fall (I’ve already seen “City of God”—which I loved—and a few others). Here’s his complete list:

Tombstone

Pulp Fiction

Taxi Driver

Apocalypse Now

Fight Club

Donnie Darko

Lord of the Rings (all of them)

Memento

Seven

Saving Private Ryan

Sin City

Superbad

Batman Begins

Trainspotting

Scarface

Full Metal Jacket

Requiem for a dream

Rear Window

The Sixth Sense

Groundhog Day

The Graduate

Star wars (original trilogy)

Raiders of the lost ark

Blade Runner

Shawshank redemption

Swingers

City of god

And of course I had to comeback at him with a list of my own, including:

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Pretty Woman

Legend of the Falls

Dances with Wolves

Breakfast Club (or any Molly Ringwald movie)

Dirty Dancing

Good Will Hunting

It's a Wonderful Life

Breakfast at Tiffany's (Holly Golightly!)

Thelma & Louise

Beaches (I’m serious)

Wedding Singer

Napoleon Dynamite

Forest Gump

Far and Away

When Harry Met Sally

Talk to Her (or any movie directed by Pedro Almodovar)

Y Tu Mama Tambien

Chocolat

God, I’m such a girl!! I have three questions for you: 1. Am I missing any other “classics”? 2. Why do guys tend to pick action flicks, while women are drawn to emotional stories? (It seems so sexist!) 3. How the heck do men and women ever agree upon which movie to go see?!

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