Sunday, November 09, 2008

Special Sunday Post Because I Got Tagged, DAMMIT!

I guess my tag vaccination wore off.. I gotta remember to get those shots every six months...

Anyways, clnmike tagged me, so now here it is, my list of favorite movies from A-Z.

And I ain't taggin nobody. The F$%k it List said Obama is my president now so I don't have to do anything I don't want to. That's right, I'm pulling my "My President is Black" card before he's even in office. Cause I'm gangsta like that.

Now on to my movies...

A- Anniversary Party, The: Look it up! It's an awesome film by and starring Jennifer Jason Leigh and Alan Cumming. Just pure indie genius.

B- Breakfast Club, The: Are you kidding? Do you have to ask?

C- Carlito's Way: Mari might not remember this movie because when Mami and I took her to see it... she fell asleep in the theater, but Pacino is a baaaaad motherfucker in this flick. My favorite line: "Remember me? I'm Benny Blanco, from the Bronx."

D- Dirty Dancing: Never in my life have I wanted to be a short Jewish girl more than when I saw this movie, and not because I was swooning for Swayze, but because she got to wear those cool white capri pants and white keds. *sigh*

E- Ever After: I have a warm spot in my heart for Drew Barrymore, and this movie is a cute retelling of Cinderella. And her dress for the ball? FABULOUS!

F- Fracture: It's a new one, but oh so good. Anthony Hopkins orchestrated that whole murder beautifully HOWEVER... when will criminals start to realize, there is no such thing as the perfect crime?

G- Gone With the Wind: I know it's about a time and place when the likes of me would have been whipped for giving Scarlet's dumb-ass the side eye, but I can't help myself! Vivien Leigh is one of the most beautiful white women ever to grace the silver screen and I *love* this film.

H- High Fidelity: Did you really think I wouldn't add in a John Cusack movie? In this one he plays a record shop owner who's girlfriend just dumped him and he's trying to mend his broken heart. It's actually cooler than I described it. Trust me.

I- Identity: Starring, guess who? John. Cusack. No but seriously, this movie was so well written that I really truly did not guess who the bad guy was until they revealed it in a very "Ten Little Indians" kind of way. Genius!

J- Josie and the Pussycats: I feel bad that Tara Reid can barely get arrested these days, because I really liked her in this film. PLUS, my girl Parker Posey was in it. Heyyy Parker, wassup, girl!

K- Kindergarten Cop: "It's not a tumah!" Need I say more?

L- Life as a House: If you ever want to see me cry as proof that I, too, possess human emotions, then invite me over and pop this movie in. Kevin Kline is dying, and all he wants to do before he dies is finish building his house and mend fences with his son. I'm crying just thinking about it.

M- Mummy, The: I loved Brendan Fraser in this, and the guy that played Imhotep was kind of a smooth hottie. What? I was just making an observation...

N- Ninth Gate, The: I love movies that reference the devil and the bible and all that good vs. evil shit. And it doesn't hurt that Johnny Depp is in this film, either!

O- One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest: My mom actually rented this movie and had me watch it when I was a kid. You wouldn't think that a small child would enjoy such a film, but I did. It's still one of my faves!

P- Philadelphia Story, The: Katherine Hepburn. Clark Gable. James Stewart. HILARIOUS! What more do you need to know?

Q- Quiet Man, The: C is the ONLY black John Wayne fan that I know, so when we were married we watched a lot of his movies. The Quiet Man is not a cowboy piece so I agreed to watch it and I fell in love with it! It's so funny and lovely and OMG just rent it and watch it!

R- RAMBO: "They drew first blood, not me." That's what I'm saying!!! Why couldn't John Rambo just chill in your town, man? He served this country for your stupid ass and then you hose him down in the jail like some common criminal? Y'all got what you deserved! (and YES I know the movie is actually titled, First Blood, but I call it Rambo. You got a problem with that?)

S- Saturday Night Fever: WOO HOO! John Travolta and his hair and his shirt and those moves! HA! This movie is a gem... except when his stupid buddy jumps off the bridge. That just totally kills my buzz every time...

T- Ten Things I Hate About You: Okay, listen... I love teen movies. Just deal. And while everyone is remembering Heath Ledger's dumb suicidal ass for The Joker and that gay cowboy he played, I'll remember him as the dude who was paid to date that chick but fell in love with her for real instead.

U- Unforgiven: I don't like westerns, but this movie.. WOOOO-EEEEE. Clint Eastwood just ain't no kind of joke in this film... I highly recommend it!

V- Virgin Suicides, The: I can seriously watch this movie over and over and not get tired. And the book? Even better. And the soundtrack? PERFECTION.

W- What Happens in Vegas: Usually I don't like Ashton Kutcher, because he basically is playing Kelso in every film he does, but this movie is so freakin funny I can't help it!

X- X-Men: This movie was ok, and I only put it in because, well, it's the only movie I've ever seen that starts with an X!

Y- Young Guns: Or as I like to call it, The Brat Pack in Chaps. Me loves it, especially when Billy the Kid says, "I'll make ya famous!" Or was that from the sequel? Ooh I used to torture Mari with that line over and over!

Z- Zebrahead: Okay, confession time... at one point, for a very SMALL PERIOD OF TIME, I may have had a teeny, tiny crush on Michael Rapaport, and this movie just exasperated it. But I got over it. Promise.

*smooches... realizing that there are so many movies I didn't mention...*
...but choosing to walk away from this post before I get too obsessed.

See that? What just happened there? That's called "growth."