After this post you will surely think “That Bex, she sure is one couch potato.” But I assure you the paleness is due to the SPF and not from being a shut in. No need to worry.
Like Proffitt, I too will stop further channel surfing when I come across Jaws, Shawn of the Dead or Firefly. But there are others, I’ll even throw in embarrassing treat. There is so much news stuff out there to watch and read, but my “classics” just pull me in. I think it is in part because of the communal feeling- knowing others are watching at the same time you are. And now, wonders of the # and Twitter, you can socialize with those same folks and make an event out of it with absolute strangers. A lot of my must re-watches have fight scenes and for me that’s no different than watching a ballet. The choreography and everything in its right place at the right time all the while looking effortless and spontaneous. It can be enough to overlook the bad acting (looking at you my dearest girl crush of all time- Milla J).
Proffitt’s got her thing for geek boys and super heroes- for me the hotness apex is the MacManus brothers Connor and Murphy (Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus) of The Boondock Saints. Gotta say, whatever the heck speech impediment Reedus has, it works for him. And me.
Rough and tumble tattooed hotties. Men who smoke, drink, commit gratuitous violence and use their weaponry for good while cracking jokes and offending. I would argue the first one was an unintentional masterpiece and the second one is nowhere near as good but just as entertaining. I think II errs in it’s attempt to go directly for the laughs. Julie Benz is awesome in her Smecker role and would steal the movie if those two fellas were not as charming Every girl should be lucky enough to make an entrance like this once in her life. Warning, my mother would come put a bar of soap in my mouth for posting this so watch at your own risk: Meet Eunice Bloom
Resident Evil (the first, third and fourth installments). As mentioned, MILLA! And zombies. Quick bursts of action, gunplay, some edge of my seat intensity, Skinny Puppy tunes- it makes me happy on a late, late night curled up beneath a blanket.
I’ll also stop anytime for Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Watching an episode of Buffy is like meeting an old friend for drinks. You’re guaranteed some inside jokes, some laughs, maybe a tear. I don’t hate the movie and do think it’s underrated, but it can’t compare to Buffy and her Scoobies.
Now…ta da…the embarrassing admittance. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE, and do a happy dance inside every time I come across it, Bring it On. There is only one Bring it On. Never mind the “sequels.” The sequels do not exist in my world. I’m talking about the Eliza Dushku, Kirsten Dunst, Clare Cramer and the original spirit fingers. This is the ultimate I need some cheering up (no pun intended) movie for me. It’s snarky and fills me with warm fuzzies because it looks like the cast had as much fun making it as I have watching it.
There you have it. This isn’t them all. More surprises will come. And of course if it’s got shark in the title, you know I’m watching it.
Come on everyone- I dare you to share an embarrassing re-watch with us. Ice Castles, Bonanaza reruns, Did You Hear About the Morgans...?
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