Big & Tall Top 10 Films  

bigandtallreturn 37M
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3/11/2006 7:51 pm

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Big & Tall Top 10 Films


I felt like adding another blog tonight for some reason, so just because I'm vain enough to think people care about my preferences, I'll do a personal Top 10 lists of movies, CDs and books. I'll start with flicks:

1.) The Goonies (1985)- the film of my childhood, and today it's still fun to watch in that "they don't make films like this anymore" vein. Isn't it sad though that Corey Feldman possibly peaked here? I mean, besides Stand by Me, it was all downhill from there. The first romantic kiss I ever had came after watching this film.

2.) Rocky (1976)- the original, not the other 4 (and soon to be 5) sequels. This was the film where Rocky was a schmoe, and all he wanted was to last 15 rounds with the champ. He didn't care about winning; it was survival, dammit! Some great touches in this film that makes it a classic; like Rocky "calling" Paulie and his line about Thanksgiving.

3.) Sideways (2004)- I AM Miles Raymond. As much as it pains me to say it, I watched this and thought "Holy crap, that's me." And that's not always a positive if you've seen this film. Paul Giamatti added to his legend here, and it's easily Thomas Haden Church's finest hour.

4.) The Shawshank Redemption (1994)- inside all of us, there's a little place called hope. Best film ending of all time, and it's not up for debate.

5.) The Tao of Steve (2000)- for all bachelors who think they've got the ways with the chicks, this is your film. A lazy, pot-smoking bum follows a weird form of philosophy to bed the women: be excellent at something, be memorable, be gone. Of course, a woman enters his life to throw all of that into haywire.

6.) Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)- FUCK THE MACHINE! Look at the acting talent in this film: Al Pacino (before he became a caricature), Jack Lemmon (before the Grumpy Old Men bullshit), Kevin Spacey (before he hit big), Ed Harris, Alan Alda, and the 5 best cinema moments of Alec Baldwin's career.

7.) Nobody's Fool (1994)- Paul Newman OWNS you in this film. He is The Man. Plus, the town this film takes place in is a dead ringer for the town my parents grew up in. Some of the funniest dialogue you'll ever see is in this.

8.) American Splendor (2003)- another Giamatti classic, as he deftly portrays Harvey Pekar, no easy man to portray.

9.) Wayne's World (1992)- the greatest SNL film EVER, and that includes The Blues Brothers. And how can anyone not like the Suck-Cut? Bonus points for the diss of my home state. "Hi... I'm in Delaware."

10.) The Karate Kid Part II (1986)- Why Part II and not the first one? The villan was more badass (APOLOGY WILL NOT TAKE BACK MY HONOR!), hotter girlfriend (it's the Asian persuasion!), and better fight scene at the end. And I'm even willing to overlook Peter Cetera's involvment here.

Those are my faves.

Top 10 CDs to follow tomorrow.

"Today may be the first day of the rest of your life, unless you live on the other side of the International Date Line, then yesterday was the first day of the rest of your life."- Larry Andersen


docdirk 47M

3/11/2006 9:11 pm

I've got "Shawshank" also. And, although not in my top 10, "Glengarry Glen Ross" was amazingly written and acted.

Of course, the best ending ever for a film was "Last of the Mohicans." That's inarguable in my book.

Ah, Its you again, Your Angel Feathers and your Blood Stains...


bigandtallreturn 37M

3/12/2006 6:34 am

Only because I'm such a sweet guy, I'll let that one slide. Also, I've seen Mohicans, and it's a great ending, too. But still... Zihuatanejo. The beach. They meet. They've escaped. They're free forever. They embrace.

Really, you can't top that.

"Today may be the first day of the rest of your life, unless you live on the other side of the International Date Line, then yesterday was the first day of the rest of your life."- Larry Andersen


sweetSinn2690
2943 posts
3/13/2006 1:04 pm

hehehe kids just watched the Goonies this weekend!...lol


Oh WHATEVER BITCHES!


bigandtallreturn 37M

3/13/2006 7:20 pm

For you, Sinn...

"Triple stones? This must be copper bones!"
"I know they've been down here, I can smell their bubblegum!"
"I'm really beginning to like this kid, Ma." "HIT PUREE!"
"The octopus was really scary!" "Octopus??!?!"
"I'm gonna hit you so hard, when you wake up, your clothes will be out of style!"

Man, I can quote that film all day. And I have, too.

"Today may be the first day of the rest of your life, unless you live on the other side of the International Date Line, then yesterday was the first day of the rest of your life."- Larry Andersen


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