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#116159 - 11/18/03 10:18 AM Guilty film pleasures
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C'mon all you guys n' gals! Fess up. We all have them - films that are silly, or outrageous or just pure fun.
I am open to suggestions for films that are so old you have to find them in the "99-cents-for-a-week" rental section of the video store.
Whenever I am feeling blue I pop in "Earth Girls Are Easy" for a dose of laughter and silly fun. C'mon, now. Confess! To start you all off I confess I bought the copy of "Earth Girls Are Easy" that the Video Store had in their "pre-rented" For Sale bin.

#116160 - 11/18/03 10:45 AM Re: Guilty film pleasures
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Repo Man
Plan 9 from Outer Space [the worst movie ever made?]
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension

#116161 - 11/18/03 11:48 AM Re: Guilty film pleasures
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To Wong Fu, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar.
Repo Man
Bird Cage
Dirty Dancing
Shirley Temple movies

What sane person could live in this world and not be crazy? -Ursula K. Le Guin, author (1929- )

#116162 - 11/18/03 11:54 AM Re: Guilty film pleasures
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I'd watch a Shirley Temple movie on TV, but probably wouldn't buy one.

The Blues Brothers!
any Star Trek movie
any Arnie action flick
Jumpin' Jack Flash
Sister Act

#116163 - 11/18/03 05:48 PM Re: Guilty film pleasures
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Any Mel Brooks (especially Young Frankenstein)
Any Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis and/or Elvis Movie(It's been awhile)
The Animaniacs

#116164 - 11/18/03 07:29 PM Re: Guilty film pleasures
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Monty Python's Grail and Brian
Blues Brothers
Galaxy Quest(for Trekkies)

noho ora mai

#116165 - 11/18/03 07:39 PM Re: Guilty film pleasures
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I finally saw Monty Python and the Holy Grail this past summer and laughed my head off.

I'm a sucker for Night of the Living Dead any night in October.

Extreme guilt: "Folks" with Tom Selleck--and my daughter. Somehow when the two of us watch this not-very-good movie together, we cannot stop laughing.

I would curl up with a rat and watch "White Christmas" any cold night in December, but I'd only feel guilty about the rat and not the movie, so I guess this one doesn't count.

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers--corny stories acted with wit and grace. Love every single one I've ever seen.

I suppose what I feel guiltiest about are the number of horribly made horror movies I've seen, and many of those I've stopped halfway through because I was embarrassing myself to watch them. But driving home weary on a Friday night after a hard week at school, I find it sometimes hard to resist the temptation to stop by the video store and check out a stack of horror movies--ants, rats, scorpions, snakes, demented young men, demented old people, screwed-up hackers and wackers. After staying up late Friday night watching them, perhaps nothing that occurred in the week at school that just went by seems so bad by comparison.

#116166 - 11/18/03 08:20 PM Re: Guilty film pleasures
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Come on, people!! wow said to 'fess up'! Some of the movies you guys have listed are really nice movies. Monty Python (whichever, whatever, wherever) and Bird cage(Nathan Lane was *brilliant in that movie)indeed! I *like those movies! I am reading wow's post to mean, movies that we would loudly denounce in public but would surreptitiously enjoy. I shall solemnly confess to 'Legally Blonde'.... Laugh all you want, but I still (defiant glare-e) like that movie's spirit, although I will admit it really is one of the silliest movies ever made.

#116167 - 11/18/03 08:34 PM Re: Guilty film pleasures
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In reply to:

silly, or outrageous or just pure fun.

Hey, maahey! You're taking the guilt part too seriously! I sure as heck had more outrageous, pure fun watching the silliness of Monty Python than I had had with any movie in a very long time. The copy I checked out of the public library was so old and worn that I could barely make out the little coconut guy, but I loved him anyway.

But if you wanted, wow, just true confessions and nothing that has been seriously accepted by any group of critics, then "Folks" qualifies as a true confession. Oh, and Shelley Long in this camp counselor movie. That was very silly.

#116168 - 11/18/03 08:43 PM Re: Guilty film pleasures
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I don't know about others, but *I stuck in MP&tHG just to provide some semblance of redemption for my *other choices.

oh yeah, I forgot to list Bruce Willis in Die Hard(s).

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