Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Five Movies I shouldnt like

...but I do....

So, in no particular order - here are five (of many) films I know I shouldn't admit to liking;

1) Elektra.

Not sure if it's Jennifer Garner in red leather, or the fact she's a kick arse assassin - OR she almost gets killed during a lesbian kiss. Perhaps it's all of the above. A guilty pleasure that doesn't bore with repeated viewings - honest!!

2) The Core

Oscar winner Hillary Swank (a heroines name if ever there was one) travels to the center of the earth in a ship made of a material that actually gets stronger with increasing pressure - in an almost futile attempt to restart the rotation of the earths molten core. Plus they get saved by whales dude!
"All right, sweethearts, what are you waiting for? Breakfast in bed? Another glorious day in the corps! A day in the Marine Core is like a day on the farm. Every meal's a banquet! Every paycheck a fortune! Every formation a parade! I LOVE the Core!" - oops wrong movie :)

3) Cars

I kiddies film for sure - but I get that lump in my throat every time Lightning McQueen stops himself just short of winning - just to go back and push "The King" across the finish line, and by doing so giving up the piston cup for a more noble prize - sportsmanship.

4) Natural Born Killers
This film polarizes people - I love what Oliver Stone is trying to say here. Sure it glorifies violence, but if you delve a little deeper it's a damning examination of the medias "If it bleeds it leads" mentally. Hate this film, and I believe you're missing a very important warning on where we are heading as a society. Plus they really regretted killing that Indian guy while they were high.

5) The Cutting Edge.

D.B Sweeney stars as a washed up ice hockey star who takes up figure skating with an impossible partner (Moira Kelly) in a bid to win an Olympic gold medal. Chosen here not only because of it's high cheese factor, but because the two actors in question met on this film and remain good friends to this day; proving once and for all what a sap I am.


Niamh said...

Would you believe, I've only seen one of your top five 'Movies I hate to love' (have I got that right?). TOP MARKS for including Cutting Edge, but don't tell Husband or he might never talk to you again.

1) Going by the pic alone, I can fully understand why Elektra makes it into your top five. Jen's busty overhang doesn't hold quite the same appeal for me though

2) Obviously I've missed out. Any movie that features lifesaving whales has to be good

3) Mmm hmm

4) Never seen this - was put off by the violence. I'm a bit of a wimp when it comes to gruesome. Apart from Rambo, because that's just funny


Mark J said...

I'm totally having the Hunkahubby and you over to watch these films sometime soon.
You cant put a price on this sort of quality cinema - oh no you cant.

Can't believe you "hmmm'd" Cars, but so happy we are closet D.B. Sweeney/ Moira Kelly fans :)