Top Five Movies of Blake Lively
As the summer movie season now starts well before Memorial Day, the summer movie previews that come out have to get done earlier and earlier. Those typed previews remind me of the previews I saw months ago before films released in November and December and that I had forgotten about as those previews have been replaced by previews for movies premiering next November and December. So, I saw a capsule on “Savages” starring Aaron Johnson (“Kick-Ass”), Taylor Kitsch (“Friday Night Lights”) and the lovely Blake Lively. Then, I remembered her looks from a preview I saw many months ago and it finally clicked in my head that I needed to go look at her filmography.
As one of the stars of “Gossip Girl,” Blake has had a lot of small screen time and for only being 24, she has 11 films in her credits which seems to be a pretty good number for someone whose first big film role came when she was almost 18. So, that means 11 different movies from which I can make my top five selections. (Well, ten because “Hick” is a movie that just missed most summer movie previews and came out last weekend. With Blake, Chloe Moretz – another “Kick-Ass” alum – and Alec Baldwin, I’d bet I end up checking it out sometime, though the Metascore and Tomatometer may convince me otherwise.) I just have one rule: no movies involving traveling pants. Unfortunately that means the quality of the movies will probably drop, but on the plus side, I won’t feel skeevy.
Yes, this is what eliminating traveling pants leads to in lists involving Blake’s movies: an appearance by “Green Lantern” and all of the CGI creations that run rampant within its nearly two hour running time. I’m a fan of comic book movies and the character Green Lantern, but this movie makes me wonder about my fandom for both of those things.
Let me just list the other actresses in this movie and you can make up your mind: Robin Wright, Maria Bello, Winona Ryder, Zoe Kazan and Monica Belluci. All those ladies join Blake and Alan Arkin and that’s enough for me to rank it number four.
You had me at “embalming table” for a touch of weird in a love story.
Probably not the best entry in all of the teen college movies, but a cast that includes Jonah Hill (“Superbad”) and Justin Long (“Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story”) means at least it has some actors with comedy chops to accompany Blake in their journey toward higher education.
This movie had great acting from a cast of fantastic actors. (Want another list? How’s this: Jon Hamm, Chris Cooper, Pete Postlethwaite, Jeremy Renner, Ben Affleck and Rebecca Hall.) It’s a darn good heist movie and that means that I could make do with the Boston accents for a while.
Agree? Disagree? Which movies would make your Blake Lively top five?
About Jason McClain Jason is an aspiring novelist, which means there is a lot of time to put off writing and watch baseball or go fly-fishing, hiking and traveling. By "a lot of time", Jason means "procrastination."