Iwanski and I recently Tivo’d the AFI’s 10 Top 10 Movies. It is amazing to realize how many truly wonderful movies have been made. It’s also amazing to realize how many of those movies I haven’t seen! I now have a list of movies I must see. You wanna know what they are? Okay, I’ll tell you.
2001: A Space Odyssey
The Maltese Falcon
It Happened One Night
The Philadelphia Story
*Yes, I’ve seen Caddyshack—like 50 times. But I must see it again! I think it’s hilarious.
You know, when I look at this list, it’s really sad to think of all the movies I HAVE seen instead of these 10 movies. For example:
--Problem Child (I wanted to kill the kid in this movie. Why did I ever think I’d like it?)
--Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 (This movie is so bad, Iwanski and I couldn’t even finish watching it.)
--Talladega Nights (I love Will Ferrell, but I thought this movie was particularly stupid, even for him.)
--Clifford (Iwanski loves this movie. I LOATHE it. Martin Short is extremely creepy and annoying as a young child.)
--The Flintstones (Transforming cartoon characters into human characters = bad idea.)
--Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (Yes, I rented the sequel. I think Jim Carrey’s hilarious, but I just couldn’t sit through this one.)
--Little Nicky (Some funny acting, but a dumb plot, and I just couldn’t get over Adam Sandler’s weird-sounding voice.)
--Lord of The Rings (I don’t care what anyone says—I could not WAIT for this movie to end. It was SO dreadfully boring. Just get to the ring, already!!)
--Freddy Got Fingered (Iwanski actually likes this movie. He’s a little crazy like that.)
--Mannequin (I actually loved this silly movie, but I was 13. Give me a break.)
Man, I’ve seen quite a bit of silly and/or bad movies. But I gotta think, if I wasn’t watching these movies, what would I have been doing?
At 13, I would probably have been paging through one of my Mom’s Danielle Steel books, trying to find the sex scenes. Nowadays, I’d probably just be surfing the net or drinking a beer.
So really, watching these movies saved me from being a perverse alcoholic internet addict…right?