Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The Best and the Worst

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
Jerry Maguire
The Hustler
The Maltese Falcon
Chinatown
Harvey
It Happened One Night
The Philadelphia Story
Roman Holiday
Caddyshack*

*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?

6 comments:

Diane said...

anyone who knows me knows I am not a big fan of movies... when people start yapping about actors/ actresses and movies I stand there stupidly hoping the conversation will end soon,,, however, I have seen Jerry Maguire and thought the characters were not developed at all or it was just bad acting... which ever it was one of the worst chick flicks ever and that line... that lame-o line... "you had me at hello" -- puke! and what was so funny about "show me the money" ??? :::::rolls eyes:::::

Jason Boskey said...

It's funny, there is a shot I will be in a stage production of Harvey next year...

Buck said...

Don't forget that you've seen the World's Best Movie Ever - - Babette's Feast!

Oh, and I have another really wonderful foreign film in which nothing ever really happens for you and Iwanski to watch.
Remind me to give it to you next time I see you.

Miss Healthypants said...

Diane--you make me laugh! LOL! :)

Boskey--that's cool! :)

Buck--I was actually going to put Babette's Feast on my list of 10 bad movies, but the Lord of the Rings was just slightly worse. Babette's Feast is a CLASSIC example of a movie where NOTHING HAPPENS. EVER!!!! BORING!!!!

Love ya', dooder! :)

Lorraine said...

2001: A Space Odyssey-pure narcotic...puts me to sleep every time

Jerry Maguire- seen it; liked it; but Top 10? Not even.

The Hustler - never seen it; Paul Newman, right?

The Maltese Falcon - love - love- love

Chinatown love-"my sister, my daughter, my sister, my daughter"...

Harvey - love, but Top 10?

It Happened One Night - saw it; again, top 10?

The Philadelphia Story - j'adore...superfantastic in every way

Roman Holiday - well, sure, it's Audrey Hepburn...but "Breakfast at Tiffanys" is better

Caddyshack* - puleeze...not a single Woody Allen in the Top 10 and they pick this? Those AFI people are whack.

Miss Healthypants said...

Rainey--well, these were just SOME of the top 10 movies in each category. They actually did have Annie Hall as one of their top 10 romantic comedies...so there you go! *smiles*