Mar 02, 2023
By Jordan Chakravarty
With this year’s Academy Awards just around the corner, we have movies on the mind, so we thought it’d be appropriate to ask our hosts here at Zoomer Radio to share their favourite films.
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Check out our hosts’ picks below:
IMPOSSIBLE to name my favourite film because I watch and LOVE so many movies.
From the classics including Casablanca and Psycho to The Big Chill, The Godfather, Forrest Gump, Rain Man, Pulp Fiction, ET, Toy Story, Life is Beautiful, Slumdog Millionaire and so many more.
Movies take me away and they force me to think and learn and laugh… and cry.
My all-time favourite movie is Moonstruck!
It was released in 1987 and won a slew of awards in 1988 including the Best Actress Oscar for Cher and the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Olympia Dukakis.
Moonstruck touches so deeply, as it is about all of life’s truths. It reminds us to follow our hearts and live fully and honestly. Moonstruck also does not shy away from heartbreak and the need for forgiveness.
It is a beautiful story of family and is a classic that endures.
I have two picks for my favourite movie of all-time.
The Fugitive starring Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones. It’s one of those movies that whenever its on TV, you can’t help but sit down and watch. Doesn’t matter where in the movie, you’re planting yourself onto the couch. Plus it was Tommy Lee Jones’ breakout performance.
Goodfellas starring Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Ray Liotta. Some might say the Godfather is the greatest mob movie of all time. But for me, it’s Goodfellas. Another movie that you sit down to watch whenever it’s on TV. Plus many would say, this was Joe Pesci’s greatest performance. He won the 1990 Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.
I don’t have a favorite movie of all time…however, I do enjoy my classic black and white movies.
Two of my favorites are Alfred Hitchcock directed movies…
one is the 1958 film noir psychological thriller Vertigo, with two of the Hollywood greats, Kim Novak and James Stewart.
My other favorite is from 1954, another mystery thriller called Rear Window, again with James Stewart and Grace Kelly.
All you need is a big bowl of popcorn and a quiet night at home and you’ve got some great movie viewing!
As a long-time entertainment reporter I’ve had the benefit of seeing hundreds of movies, small budget, big budget, indie’s and Oscar winners, so choosing a favourite is very difficult!
If I had to pick just one, I’d say Undercover Brother, an action-comedy starring Eddie Griffin, Denise Richards, Neil Patrick Harris and Dave Chappelle that was shot right here in Toronto. It’s a silly little movie, but don’t we all need a little silliness sometimes? Plus, there’s certain someone who plays a reporter in it … keep your eyes open for moi!
One of our favourites is Pretty Woman. Julia Roberts is fantastic.
As a movie fan, I have many favourites in many genres: Film Noir: ‘Double Indemnity’; Rom-Com: ‘Love Actually’; Comedy: ‘Life of Brian’ … but, if pressed – with a giant boulder rolling toward me -I’ll admit my favourite ‘favourite’ is ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’.
It has it all: thrills and action, humour, history and mystery, and a great leading man too. So watchable and such fun.
Listen, asking this guy to narrow it down to one all-time favourite film is simply unfair. Where to begin!? Typically, you need to know that this guy gravitates towards older films. 1940’s“Rebecca” has long been on the top of my list – based on Daphne du Maurier’s 1938 novel of the same name. It’s got it all — suspense…mystery…great love story. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, and starring Joan Fontaine and Lawrence Olivier. Won the Oscar for Best Film.
A favourite Movie-Musical of mine is “A Damsel in Distress” starring Fred Astaire and, once again, Joan Fontaine.
Score by the Gershwin brothers has Fred and Joan dancing through a forest for goodness sake!
From my high school years “The Big Chill” was hands-down my fave!
Such a fabulous soundtrack, too, including Marvin Gaye, The Rolling Stones, Aretha and more!
Oh, my goodness almost forgot about Cole Porter’s “High Society”… Yikes!
If you’re in the mood for some great films, our sister station VisionTV plays movies every Wednesday at 8pm!
For a full schedule of what’s playing, head to www.visiontv.ca/movies