The theme for this week’s Monday Movie Meme is based on the kindness of my Road Trip partner, Tina Downey at Life is Good. Thanks to Tina, I received the “Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award.” It is given to 10-12 lovely lady friends of previous award recipients but I will pass the badge onto eight of the coolest blogger chicks I know because...well...I need to keep it as short and sweet as possible, ok?!
So, let's get down to business with the Monday Movie Meme theme: Badges of Honor.
Share on your blog or in the comments section, movies featuring people who receive awards in one or more scenes. The awards can be in any form (statue, certificate, medal, sash, crown, etc.) and can -- but do not have to necessarily -- result from competitions or contests.
Here are my selections for this week’s Badges of Honor theme, followed by the ladies to whom I’m passing the “Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award.”
Different guys win prize money, titles, Championship belts and/or a combination of the three in this boxing movie about two brothers torn apart by greed, family quarrels and bad reputations. It stars Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale and Amy Adams.
Courage Under Fire
Army Lieutenant Serling (played by Denzel Washington) who fought in the Gulf War receives a Silver Star upon his return. He later heads an investigation that intends to qualify Army Captain Walden as the first woman in history to win a Medal of Honor for valor in combat. Two awards, one movie. Checkmate!
Troop Beverly Hills
A ritzy housewife leads her daughter’s Wilderness Girl scouting troop in a race to become recognized by their regional council -- that’s if a nearby competing troop doesn’t interfere with their progress. There is a trophy at the end and I won’t tell you who wins it, for it would spoil the plot of this movie. So, go on and watch it already....it’s cookie time!
Now, here are my eight “Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award” recipients:
So much can be said about Angela Brown at Pursuit of Publishness that I know I’m not alone in the army of appreciation for her strides in the blogging world. When Angela is not publishing her own YA novellas and working on future stories, she uses any remaining free time to support the work of other authors while also raising the profile of blog posts, giveaways and other online happenings that might otherwise fall under the radar.
Sydney Aaliyah who shares Happiness, Passion, Love & Faith to those who care to welcome a healthy dose of her musings. She quotes the movies like a true cinemaniac while also letting you know that the stories behind tattoos, and the people who rock them, are often much different -- sometimes even more surprising, than we think.
I always look forward to getting my glimpses of overseas travel, life ponderings and positive vibes from Erika at Chimerikal. She has a lot of offer the world and is very supportive of those in her circle. Erika is honestly the one of the (few), if not the most, best things that came of the Blog Everyday in May Challenge and for that, I am grateful to have found a new blogging buddy.
Alana Garrigues at Writercize has good things cooking up in her box of writing tricks. She teaches us how to play with words in a way that’s fun and useful for build our mental strength and creativity.
In addition to being my fellow LAMB, Shala Thomas at Life Between Films spreads her love of indie cinema through film festival reviews, roundups, recommendations and artist spotlights.
Kristen Dyrr at Random Musings from the KristenHead is among those who make sure my blogging efforts aren’t done in vain. She re-started blogging with a bang after Posterous closed down and if I don’t say so myself, this fellow caretaker of felines (aside from having the A-to-Z and Blog Blitz in common, we’re both cat mommies) has done a great job of making her fresh start count with a growing network of friends, fans and followers. Go Kristen!
When you come across someone like Alison at AliOfftheMark, who tells it like it is -- or how she perceives it to be, you gotta appreciate the raw and uncensored material. Ali’s not one for sugar-coating things such as the awkwardness of teaching your toddlers how to refer to their “lady parts” and finding some normalcy and practicality in pay-by-the-hour hotels, she keeps it real.
Paula at Paula’s Place is one of the strongest women that I’ve had a chance to come across this year. Her life experiences could make for one heck of a memoir; Paula’s family should be proud of her compassion for people and the work she’s done as a health professional. I’m just glad to have the opportunity to check out what she contributes to the online space.
What movies have YOU watched that feature people receiving awards?