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Your Movie 'Guilty Pleasures'
Posted: April 30th, 2007, 9:19 pm
Posted: May 1st, 2007, 11:46 am
I'll watch any Meg Ryan romantic comedy any time it comes on, no matter how many times I've seen it. There's just something about all of them: their romantic city settings, her goofy charm, her sweet and odd little outfits...
I first noticed Meg Ryan when she played Betsy on "As the World Turns" in the 1980s (it was one of my grandma's couldn't-be-missed "stories"). She had a big romance with "Steve Andropolous." Never again heard from the chap who portrayed Steve, but I knew even then that she had a special something. I kept track of her and was familiar with her long before When Harry Met Sally.
Posted: May 1st, 2007, 12:09 pm
Posted: May 1st, 2007, 2:24 pm
Oh, man, I love those teen films from the '80's! Probably because that's my generation, Gen X or whatever label you want to put on it...
I recently watched Pretty in Pink, the dvd special edition. It was great to see the actors in present day interviews. Jon Cryer is just as funny and endearing now as he was then.
Another great fave of mine is Valley Girl starring Nicolas Cage! I pop that dvd in when I need an 80's fix.
Other 80's movie faves:
The Breakfast Club
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
St. Elmo's Fire
Back to the Future
For classic film guilty pleasures, I love The Opposite Sex! Musical remake of The Women. I know it's bad, but I find it vastly entertaining.
Posted: May 1st, 2007, 5:58 pm
I love "Valley Girl" too. Great '80's soundtrack.
I love Molly Ringwald too..."Sixteen Candles" and "Pretty In Pink."
A couple of my favorite performances from Molly are in "Fresh Horses" and artist Cindy Sherman's dark comedy/thriller "Office Killer-"also with Carol Kane...
Would love to have seen her in the stage production of "Cabaret."
Posted: May 1st, 2007, 6:33 pm
I've never seen Fresh Horses, I wonder if that is available anymore...
Too bad Molly hasn't had more of a career. She was certainly a very appealing actress.
It's interesting to see the paths that the Brat Pack-ers have taken. Rob Lowe, Jon Cryer, and Charlie Sheen have found great success on TV. Demi Moore was a big movie star, although her star has fallen now. Matthew Broderick had continued success on film and Broadway (where he started). Kevin Bacon still works a lot in film, Tom Cruise is a superstar.
Too bad the careers of Anthony Michael Hall, Andrew McCarthy and Ally Sheedy haven't quite soared to heights of the others.
Posted: May 1st, 2007, 7:13 pm
I think "Valley Girl" is what started my craze. Had a crush on Elizabeth Daily (Pee Wee's Big Adventure)and Deborah Foreman who was also in a couple of others Real Genius and the really bad My Chauffeur and then she kind of disappeared. I can watch 80's *flicks (*80's term?) when they're on TV, even if it's somewhere in the middle. I know what I already missed.
Posted: May 1st, 2007, 7:31 pm
Oh gosh, I love some of those teeny-bopper flicks from the 80's and 90's, like Breakfast Club
, Pretty In Pink
, She's All that
, ect, ect...
If you have never seen Never Been Kissed
it is the ultimate spoof on the teen movie. Really hilarious, great romantic comedy... I'm not so sure if it is a 'guilty' pleasure, but one of my favorite movies of all time is Benny & Joon
Guiltiest of all: Napoleon Dynamite
, Starsky and Hutch
, just about any of the Stiller movies... Or the Shanghai
comedies. I enjoy them immensely...
Posted: May 2nd, 2007, 8:40 pm
My guilty pleasure?
Any movie with lots of classic dynamation.
I can't explain it, and certainly can't defend it; but I find few things as simultaneously adolescently thrilling & innocently hilarious as watching matinee-style adventure flicks just loaded with stop-motion critters.
Rent a vintage Harryhausen, give me a rack o' Guinness and a big ol' sack of microwave chicharrones (oh yes they do exist!), and me be a happy camper, senor!
Posted: May 2nd, 2007, 9:14 pm
You're de-aging quickly, be careful or you'll disappear!!!
Boy am I bored!!! There must be a billion Brando fans out there, and they're all watching the documentary.
Guess I'll go read the end of my ghost/drama/love/mystery book. See you later.
Posted: May 2nd, 2007, 10:34 pm
I'm a big fan of early Exploitation and Blaxploitation films.
I also love lots of cult films like Carnival of Souls
, Johnny Got His Gun
, Faster Pussy Cat
, The Warriors
, Bucket of Blood
, Man Bites Dog
, The Loved One
, Marat Sade
, Gates of Heaven
, Werner Herzog Eats his Shoe
, and other similar movies.
There are also some films I enjoy that are flawed but have amazing indidvidual performances such as Regarding Henry
or Prince of Tides
. I really don't like these films as a whole but as someone who was in the theatre (and married a theatre person as well) I do appreciate a great individual performance. Christopher Walken's role in Dead Zone
is another one, and if you ever find a film called Maximillan
check it out! It's about Father Maximillan Kolbe who died in Auschwitz by taking the place of a condemed man in the starvation bunker. The amazing thing about this film is there is only one actor who plays all the parts. Incredibly well done!
As said above, I don't feel guilty about anything I like. If I enjoy it--that's enough.
Posted: May 3rd, 2007, 3:06 am
Posted: May 3rd, 2007, 8:21 am
>>Oh man she was soooo hot. I think she's doing cartoon voice-overs now. <<
Yes, She does the voice of Tommy Pickles on Nickelodeon's "The Rugrats"
Posted: May 3rd, 2007, 9:34 am
I got a few guilty pleasures including a Universal B film "Girls in the Night" (1953), the musical "Little Shop of Horrors" (1986), and especially "Cobra Woman" (1944). Maria Montez plays twin sisters, one good, one evil, on a tropical island.