The upcoming 2016 Academy Awards (Oscars), got me thinking about my favorite movies.
Thought I’d make a list of 10 of them and share it with you.
Yet, making a list of my 10 favorites…
Was an impossible task!
Can’t understand how anyone could narrow down to 10, from the thousands of movies they’ll see during their lifetime.
It’s like asking me to name my favorite pop song.
You gotta be kidding me.
I mean, asking me to choose between, say Iggy & The Stooges’ I Wanna Be Your Dog and Marilyn Manson’s Beautiful People isn’t too difficult.
But, how do you leave out The Clash’s London Calling? Or, XTC’s Making No Plans For Nigel?
On the other side of the musical coin, so to speak, what about Jefferson Starship’s sappy Miracles?
How do you compare Miracles to I Wanna Be Your Dog?
They’re both love songs.
But, how very different they are!
Yet, when in the mood, I really like them both.
On the other hand, I really like Flo Rida’s My House!
Truth is, I’m just too shallow, and maybe too fickle, to come up with a fave list of…Anything!
My list of favorite movies is randomly based, and might be different later this afternoon.
Edward Thorpe’s Movie Picks For This Morning:
Bringing Up Baby: Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Charles Ruggles
Or Goin’ South : Starring: Jack Nicholson, Mary Steenburgen, Christopher Lloyd
Mrs. Thorpe’s favorite is: The Quiet Man: Starring: John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara, Barry Fitzgerald
The Wild Bunch: Starring: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan
Honorable Mention: El Mariachi: Starring: Carlos Gallardo, Consuelo Gómez, Peter Marquardt
My movie genre of choice:
#1. The Big Lebowski: Starring: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi
#2. Lone Star State of Mind: Starring: Joshua Jackson, Jaime King, Matthew Davis, DJ Qualls (DJ steals every scene he’s in)
#3. The Gristle: Starring: Lyssa Aruda, Kris Andersson, Orson Bean
#4: The Breaks: Starring: Mitch Mullany (also wrote movie), Anthony Anderson, Isaiah Barnes, Max Becker
My 2nd favorite movie genre:
#1. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang: Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan
#2. Red Rock West: Starring: Nicolas Cage, Dennis Hopper, Lara Flynn Boyle
#3. The Last Seduction: Starring: Linda Fiorentino, Peter Berg, Bill Pullman
#4. Body Heat: Starring: William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, Richard Crenna
Honorable Mention: Wild Things
Movies with my favorite actors in them:
Not only is Andre in my favorite TV show, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, but he’s also a real ‘Movie Star’. His movies that I particularly like:
#1. A Better Way to Die
#2. Thick as Thieves
#2. The Big Easy
#3. Man Trouble
#1.: The Man Who Knew Too Little
#2. Quick Change
#1.: The Last Detail
#2. The Missouri Breaks
#3. The Border
#1.: Apocalypse Now
#2. Just Cause
#1. Swimming with Sharks
#2. L.A. Confidential
#3. The Ref
#1. Raising Arizona
#2. Trapped in Paradise
The best actor in America!
#1. Bad Lieutenant
#2. From Dusk Till Dawn
#3. Finding Graceland
#1. Love Potion No. 9
#2. Gun Shy
#3. All About Steve
Billy Bob Thornton:
#1. The Badge
#2. The Baytown Outlaws: pure trash, you’ll love it
#3. Bad Santa
Random Movies I’d Watch Again:
What About Bob?
Never Too Late
Once Upon A Time In Mexico
The Producers, Zero Mostel version.
The New Guy, watch out for Kool Moe Dee and Henry Rollins.
It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
Palm Springs Weekend, because of Jack Weston & Carole Cook and featuring pre ‘Lost In Space’ Bill Mumy.
Most Steven Seagal, Jean Claude Van Damme & Vincent Price movies…
Why? Because they’re so funny!
Oh yeah, Tony Randall & Debbie Reynolds in The Mating Game. Old fashioned love story that’s truly funny.
OK. If I had to pick one movie that is my all around favorite: Joe Versus The Volcano. This movie just works on so many levels…
Worse Movie Ever:
Nacho Libre. Well, maybe it’s not the worse ever. But, it’s really, really, bad!
If I was into torturing you, this list could be longer.
Point is, how could anyone single out just 10 of the many really good movies that have been made since the 1920’s?
Plus, with my list, I didn’t even touch on the movies of my favorite movie makers.
People like Guy Ritchie, John Ford and even Ice Cube.
Anyway, if you love movies, I’ll wager you can’t pick just 10 of your favorites, either.
Speaking Of Sappy Love Songs:
Yeah, I’m a sucker for harmonies!
Until next time…