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Hello, funny movie fans! My name is Laurie and I'm a funny movie addict. Actually, I like all types of movies, but I tend to come back to comedy as my number one. I grew up in Alabama and I live in the thriving metropolis of Tuscaloosa - home of my alma mater, the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!). I am a freelance writer and voice over talent who spent many years as a news anchor and reporter before finally deciding, in a sleep-deprived haze, to switch gears. Good decision. I'm now well-rested, not nearly as neurotic and generally happy with life.
When I'm not working - and sometimes, when I am - I read about movies. Rom-coms, teen comedies, black comedies, Brit comedies...all of them. I am lucky enough to have the chance to write about movies regularly now, though I'm a terrible critic myself. It is rare that I dislike a movie enough to totally slam it - or to walk out of a theater (where I regularly, gleefully plunk down $10 for a few hours of escapism). I hope to keep you up to date on all things comedy movie-related and hopefully I can offer up some nuggets of info to keep you in stitches as you muddle through your day.
Who I'd like to meet:Ryan Reynolds, Woody Allen, Drew Brees and Bruce Springsteen. Not necessarily at the same time. My head would explode.
GeneralMy interests are varied - I love movies (which I suspect you've noticed), sports (especially football: Who Dat and Roll Tide!) and, if I have to go outside, I also like to camp and hike. Or hike and then camp.
MoviesAnnie Hall, The Godfather, When Harry Met Sally, Legally Blonde, Bridesmaids, The Silence of the Lambs, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Inception, Blade Runner, The Graduate, Taxi Driver, The Dark Knight, Better Off Dead, The Sure Thing, Broadcast News, Toy Story 3, The Hangover, Bad Santa, Old School, The Social Network, The Prestige, Memento, Closer, There's Something About Mary, High Fidelity, Say Anything, Sixteen Candles, Grosse Pointe Blank, (Yes, I have a thing for Cusack, it's perfectly healthy so hush), The Big Lebowski, Almost Famous, Being John Malkovich, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, A Christmas Story (Disclaimer: I am horrible at lists and can never decide on my absolute "favorites" for anything - they change, almost daily, so this list may be modified)
BooksAmerican Gods, The Help, Love in the Time of Cholera, A Confederacy of Dunces, American Pastoral, The Hunger Games, The Moviegoer, The Stand, Me Talk Pretty One Day, The Year of Magical Thinking, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Eating the Cheshire Cat