Thanks to the Lake Placid reunion, I got to thinking about my addiction to a certain movie. And that gave rise to a list of thirteen things I watch way too often.
Some of these I watch out of habit, some for comfort, some to keep me company while I’m working or doing housework. Regardless, I have seen these things just too many times:
13. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
I know, right? I wouldn’t believe it of me, either. But what a great story.
Jimmy was doing duck face way before it was uncool.
I know they took some liberties, but I love it for what it is: five parts inspiration, three parts joy and one part Kurt Russell’s accent.
Because hockey. And Herb Brooks. And Kurt Russell. And that whole thing with Ralph Cox, known to make me weep.
The one, the only…
My reaction when I found out they are remaking this film. And I’m not screaming YAY. More like BLASPHEMUUUUUR!
10. Almost Famous
Rock stars… have kidnapped… my brain. About 40% of the pop-culture references made in this house come from this film. And if you like Russell, I can’t even say your name.
I am the flower-hurting enemy! Rawr.
9. Supernatural, Season One, Two & Three
Do I really have to explain this one, assbutt?
Sure, I could have gone with the obvious eye-candy image, but why be nice?
If you haven’t seen this, we can’t be friends.
Dat apostrophe, tho
7. Captain America
The man with the star-spangled repeat button. IMO, the best of the first-Gen Marvel films.
Chris Evans CGI’d to look like your average plus-sized actress.
6. Pitch Perfect
Sometimes I have the feeling I can do more intellectual fare, but then I think… Mmm… Better not.
Still a better influence than John Hughes.
And the flowers… are still. standing.
He’s texting about the all-female-cast remake again.
4. Star Wars Episodes IV, V, VI & VI.V
Episodes IV, V, VI & Spaceballs are considered one film in this house.
Watching my kids watch this film for the first time was pure magic. Well, for me. They were terrified. An absolutely perfect film from start to finish.
The hell is she pointing at?
2. Mean Girls
Tina Fey is a genius. Another absolutely perfect film, and as prophetic as Idiocracy. Fetch still hasn’t happened.
My reaction when someone says they haven’t seen this film.
1. Buffy, Season One
Netflix probably thinks I have some sort of OCD-esque mental disorder from the number of times I’ve watched this on streaming, despite the fact that I own two sets of perfectly good disks.
Buffy Season One is my go-to hand-holder whenever I need to edit. Which helps me not to focus on the wardrobe, my only complaint with this personal oasis. (I mean, is Harmony really wearing the blue-leather Nightmares jacket when Marcie pushes her down the stairs? And corduroy? Seriously? WTF?)
I knew we’d end up on her list somewhere. And yes, we’re aware “e-letter” in “I Robot, You Jane” makes us sound like your grandmother.