Normally, I like to save my less serious posts for Fridays, but I have something already lined up for tomorrow.
Anyway, my wife Jaime and I were in the kitchen making dinner yesterday and we were talking what are our five favorite movies (I’d tell you mine now, but then I’d be spending two blog posts today). The list that I think is even more interesting, is what movie, when you see it on TV you HAVE to watch. I had watched ‘O Brother Where Art Thou’ on AMC the night before and that is EXACTLY the kind of movie that I am talking about. If I stumble upon ‘O Brother…’, I am totally sucked in. I have to watch it. AMC was showing it twice in a row the other night, and I had to pull myself from the TV and go to bed, or I would have stayed up way to late for a second viewing. Two rules for this list. 1. It is a movie that you MUST watch when you see that it is on TV. 2. It cannot be something that is in your video library; you can’t own a copy of it.
Here’s my “Must Watch When it Comes on TV List:
1. O Brother Where Art Thou – It’s funny, has great music and is Coen Brothers weird.
2. Ed Wood – I love bad movies. Mystery Science Theater 3000 is one of my favorite shows ever and this is Tim Burton’s amazing tribute to the ‘worst movie director of all time’.
3. You’ve Got Mail – Technically, my wife owns this… but I don’t think I have watched it on anything but television for a LONG time.
4. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – This is my favorite 80s movie ever.
5. The Dirty Dozen – My local PBS affiliate shows classic movies on Saturday nights. They show Dirty Dozen pretty much every 6 weeks. I am not sure if I should make a donation to PBS to increase their selection, or to get them to show it even more often.
6. Shawn of the Dead – “You’ve got some ink on you.”
7. Any Hammer Horror Dracula movies – The campy 50s era Dracula movies starring Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee are the only acceptable vampire movies… I’m looking at you sparkling, brooding pretty boys of the Twilight series.
Again, this is just to have some fun, so…
The Big Question: … What’s your list?