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05 January 2007 @ 10:32 am
Randomness and Movie Meme  
Still cleaning up the house from holidays and the Great Purge. All our Christmas decorations are still out, which will be put away this weekend (oh, joy). Except that I think there might be a mad dash on the tree tonight, because the Boy Scouts are probably doing pickup tomorrow. :0

It is frickin' freezing here right now, and windy. The outdoor bike ride potential does not look good, and I spent two days on the elliptical trainer at the gym while the bike was getting a tuneup. My last ride was Tuesday, and I went out very late and used the Ostrich method of telling myself that it wasn't THAT late and I wouldn't run out of daylight. Riiiiight. I spent the last part of the ride trying to speed back up out of the parkway before total darkness (thank you, full moon!) and worrying about deer jumping out in front of the bike. Deer and coyotes really like that time of day. In my right mind, I'd remember that skunks do too, and I'd make an effort to get out earlier.

Biscotti rant later. And now, I was tagged by lady_iz for this:

Movie Meme
Once tagged by this entry, the assignment is to list 10 movies: your 5 Favourites & your 5 Guilty Pleasures. Then, pick 5 of your friends and tag them. No tag backs. This explanation should be included.


5 Favorite Movies
1. To Kill A Mockingbird
2. Say Anything
3. Local Hero
4. Das Boot (German-language version)
5. Deep Cover


5 Guilty Pleasures
1. Beetlejuice
2. The Princess Bride
3. Better Off Dead
4. Men In Black
5. Impromptu

Tagged: witchofthedogs, pamalax, bluesister, missyjack, destina
 
 
 
Izzie: Dom - B&W Coatlady_iz on January 5th, 2007 08:55 pm (UTC)
Ah, yes... Say Anything is such a sweet movie!

Men in Black. Really?
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on January 5th, 2007 09:01 pm (UTC)
I can't help it! I really like both Men In Black movies. The notion of The National Enquirer and its alien invasion reports being the "Best investigative journalism on the planet" alone just cracks me up. :0
Izzie: Sara & Kellerman - Crack pielady_iz on January 5th, 2007 09:06 pm (UTC)
I haven't been able to sit through the entire movie, I or II. And, I like both lead actors. Guess I like apes better than aliens. ;)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on January 5th, 2007 10:19 pm (UTC)
Seriously? Oh, man. It's somewhat like "Beetlejuice" for me, in that it takes something entirely outlandish and treats it seriously.

Love the aliens alone, and I really love Tommy Lee Jones' dry delivery.

Sorry they do not amuse you!

I've had this discussion about "Napolean Dynamite" before. That movie, to me, is like watching paint dry. And I'm embarassed for all the actors being so lame in it. Others think it's comic genius. *shrugs*
Izzie: Peter - Destinylady_iz on January 8th, 2007 08:52 pm (UTC)
I've had this discussion about "Napolean Dynamite" before. That movie, to me, is like watching paint dry. And I'm embarassed for all the actors being so lame in it. Others think it's comic genius. *shrugs*

I haven't seen it, but my sister has and loves it. We usually have the same taste in humour. Usually.
sassy, classy, and a bit smart-assy: green shirt from choclet eclipsebadboy_fangirl on January 5th, 2007 09:30 pm (UTC)
Is someone a John Cusack fan? Hmmm, hmmm?

I love Say Anything. One of the best teen movies ever, and doesn't have a teen movie feel to it at all.

I never hear Peter Gabriel that I don't see John Cusack in my head with a boom box (or as we called them then, a ghetto blaster) and that tragic, defiant look on his face. *sigh* Thanks for the memory.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on January 5th, 2007 10:22 pm (UTC)
:D I am. I've seen most of his movies, in fact, and we bought "Better Off Dead" because we kept renting it and finally the video store didn't want to own it anymore. :0

I love Say Anything. One of the best teen movies ever, and doesn't have a teen movie feel to it at all.
That's it, in a nutshell. I really don't like "teen" movies. After "Heathers" and "Say Anything," that's most of what I can stand. But this movie transcends that. It's more about people than it is about teens.

And I'm a sucker for the ending, where he alone is who will visit the John Mahone character and try to cheer him up, and they guy just doesn't see that Lloyd's character with people far exceeds most of the things that other people think are "important" in a person. You've got to love Lloyd Dobbler. :D
sassy, classy, and a bit smart-assy: cute kel from myspellbadboy_fangirl on January 5th, 2007 10:44 pm (UTC)
There are so many great lines in Say Anything, too. I'm going to have to watch it this evening, you got me all stirred up.

"Hi, Joe. How are you? I love you. You invade my soul."

"Don't be a guy. The world is full of guys. Be a man."

"I draw the line at 7 unreturned phone calls."

"You must chill! You must chill!"

Besides the sweetest kiss ever when he's teaching her how to drive....*sigh* Definitely know what I'm doing for my friday night....
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on January 5th, 2007 10:57 pm (UTC)
"Don't be a guy. The world is full of guys. Be a man."
This is actually one of my favorite movie lines ever. Because you know exactly what she means, and is it ever true.

Also, the Gas N Sip scene always cracks me up, and we quote from that one too:
Jeremy Piven: I had a girl break up with me once. And she hurt me, really bad. I don't ever want to go through that again.
Random Dude: Oh, man, you're bringing me down!
Joe: Yeah, man SHUT UP!

Plus the "By choice, man." "Yeah, man-- by choice." And the "Dissed in the Malibu, doesn't know what to do. Lloyd, Lloyd all null-and-void..." Love that insta-rap song.

Geez, now I'm probably going to be watching it again soon! Jon Cusack rules! :D
sassy, classy, and a bit smart-assy: Kelflamingo from ate a bugbadboy_fangirl on January 7th, 2007 01:07 am (UTC)
I loved *Dissed in the Malibu* too.

I watched it last night and was struck by how much John hasn't changed. He was only 22 or so when that film was done, and he still looks relatively the same. Just interesting.

Jeremy Piven is always a treat, and he pops up in so many Cusack movies :)
PamalaX: bastardshotmymanpamalax on January 5th, 2007 11:08 pm (UTC)
Boy its nice to have you back around :o)

I totally missed this tag earlier, which is likely a good thing since I need to mull this over, but I will get to it in tomorrow's entry for sure.

Better off dead is a fav and Savage Steve Holland is a personal, warped, yes, but I love him that way, hero of mine.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on January 6th, 2007 08:44 am (UTC)
A-ha! You even remember the director's name, though how I could forget Savage Steve Holland even for a moment is beyond me.

But... dancing hamburgers and ardvaark suits in the same movie. What more needs to be said? :D Also, Q-tip fu. ;)
I'm for wine and the embrace of questionable women: motelmissyjack on January 6th, 2007 02:25 am (UTC)
Really none of my pleasures are guilty expept for The Bodyguard and My Best Friend's Wedding. If you tell anyone I love those I'll shoot you full of rocksalt.

You may not know Picnic at Hanging Rock a 1975 Australian movie by Peter Weir. That's the one I'd love to get you to watch!



5 Favorite Movies
1. Star Wars
2. Alien
3. Blade Runner (Director’s Cut)
4. Picnic at Hanging Rock
5. The Blair Witch Project


5 Guilty Pleasures
1. My Best Friend’s Wedding
2. Basic Instinct
3. The Bodyguard
4. Finding Nemo
5. Rocky Horror Picture Show.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on January 6th, 2007 08:48 am (UTC)
I may have seen Picnic At Hanging Rock. I've definitely seen "The Last Wave."

I think I like the original release of "Blade Runner" and not the director's cut-- the feel is different, and the director's cut loses focus to me. Maybe I should have put "Brazil" on my Fav's list-- there are at least three different endings for that one, and there's so much about it that I love.

Really, all post-apocalyptic movies fall into one of several categories: Blade Runner (acid rain, techno blackmarket), Brazil (fallen technology and endless beaurocracy), Mad Max (drought, decayed technology and dying resources), or now Waterworld (which I did not see, so...)

I love Rupert Everett in "My Best Friend's Wedding" (heck, I love him period. Mmmmm-mmm-mmm. Talk about guilty pleasures), but hate Julia Roberts in general. ;) My husband has a soft spot for "The Bodyguard" and Adam Baldwin in particular.

Still haven't seen The Blair Witch Project. Only the endless parodies. ;) :D