Bloggers Reveal Their Favorite Movies Tuesday, April 10, 2007
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Tags: instant drunken midnight movie reviews, the departed
You’ve heard about their favorite baseball players and picks for this year’s MLB season, so now its time to hear some the interweb’s best bloggers (I mean that in a good way, promise). So if you want to know what must see movies the writers of blogs such as Kissing Suzy Kolber, The Dugout, and The Big Lead have in their DVD player, hit the jump.
Big Daddy Drew – Kissing Suzy Kolber
Caddyshack. It has tits, gratuitous dick jokes, quotable dialogue and Ted Knight. I wish I had a more original choice, but I’ve watched Caddyshack more than any other movie ever.
B – The Dugout
My favorite movie is Akira Kurosawa’s Ikiru, about a man with stomach cancer who decides he should do something worthwhile with his life before he dies or is remade 50 years later as a limp-wristed vehicle for Tom Hanks, or whoever. If you told me at age 15 that an old man singing on a swingset would make me burst into tears and change my life, I would’ve busted you upside the head with my VHS copy of Independence Day.
Thigh Master – Thighs Wide Shut
of all time? 4 way tie for #1
A Clockwork Orange – no time for the old in-out, love, I’ve just come to read the meter
Citizen Kane – dude, it’s Citizen Kane
Psycho – my most favorite Bates, next to master
Trainspotting – made me never want to use a needle, or take a dump in Scotland
The Big Lead
[I’m assuming the picks represent each of the three writers over at The Big Lead. All decisions were made 2 days BCC (before Colin Coward). -Baba]
Wedding Crashers – best opening hour of a movie, bar none
Old School – tremendous opening 45 minutes … then a drastic falloff
American Pie – when it first came out, instantly the best comedy i had ever
Eternal Sunshine on the Spotless Mind- Like movies that make me think.
Vanilla Sky – Universally hated, but loved by me.
Departed – Awesome
DJ Gallo – Sports Pickle, ESPN
Censored by ESPN
Yes, it appears Gallo has a clause in his contract that disallows him from writing for anybody outside of ESPN and the Sports Pickle. That being said, he couldn’t have been nicer about it, sending a very nice email explaining his predicament but happy to have the “honor” of being invited by DeadOn. Stand up guy, that DJ. I’m also afraid to say anything bad about him because it looks like he will assassinate me, no questions asked.
Big Blue Monkey – I Dislike Your Favorite Team
There’s one movie that I think is a grossly under watched piece of brilliance. The Third Man directed by underrated Englishman Carol Reed. Screenplay by Graham Greene. Possibly the most haunting score ever in movie history, exclusively zither music.
Carol Reed, who was used to working with children, was able to contain the prima donna aspects of his big star, Orson Welles, and yet still make him one of the finest villains the Movies have ever seen. Joseph Cotten plays American Western writer Holly Martins*, who goes to post WWII Vienna to seek out his old college buddy Harry Lime, who is apparently in a spot of trouble, and/or dead.
That’s all I can say, without giving away the movie. Think of a Memento from 1949, or some other great thriller. But with fucking Orson Welles, and Joseph Cotten, and Graham Greene pulling the strings. To my mind, still the best movie ever. Citizen Kane can suck it.
* I can’t even look at Nigerian striker Martins without hearing English actor Trever Howard saying “Martins?”
The Assimilated Negro
Eternal Sunshine (of course). I like it because it reminds me of my relationship with Will Leitch.
also, for my non everyone-already-loves-this-movie submission, I select Attack of the Killer Tomatoes. I think in 2001 it was the perfect movie to pledge your love and allegiance for ironically. In 2007 the love is pure like the wool on a virgin sheep …
Thanks to all the bloggers that replied, and to those who didn’t, expect to hear from my attorney, Colin Cowherd and Associates.