As this week is Thanksgiving, many folks in the blogosphere are writing themed posts, offering thanks to persons or things that they hold dear. Many of these will be thoughtful, engaging treatises designed to affect you on an emotional level, resonating with you long after you have finished reading them.
Then, there’s the crap I write.
As part of the lighter side of the holidays, Joel Robertson has started a series of guest blogs over at his site, Forgotten Flix, his recently-enacted shrine to often overlooked movies from the 70s, 80s, and 90s. The theme for these entries? Just what you think: Movies for which we should be thankful; films we can go to in a clutch when the food’s gone (or we’re stuffed to the point of bursting) and the football sucks.
Joel invited me to participate in his little thought experiment, so cruise on over to ForgottenFlix to see what I and other volunteers had to offer on the subject. Today’s entry is the first of three which will appear on the site this week, each featuring selections from four or five different friends of Joel’s. By accident or design, my friend John Champion from DVD Geeks was also tapped to provide a movie suggestion, and the two of us ended up writing about movies which are–after a fashion–related. Heh.
Speaking of Forgotten Flix, here’s an update on the “10 Christmas Movies For People Who Don’t Like Christmas Movies” list I’m compiling for them. So, far the real “keeper” candidates are:
- Die Hard
- The Ref
- Lethal Weapon
- National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Contenders for remaining slots include:
- Invasion U.S.A.
- Enemy of the State
- The Hudsucker Proxy
- On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
- Batman Returns
- Home Alone
- Silent Night, Deadly Night
- The Nightmare Before Christmas
- Eyes Wide Shut
- Tales from the Crypt (movie)
- When Harry Met Sally
- Ghostbusters II
- American Psycho
- Die Hard 2
- Santa Claws
- The Muppet Christmas Carol
Looking at that list, I’m happy to see that I have some delightfully twisted friends.
Want to propose possible candidates? I’m still taking suggestions. Just remember: It has to have been released during the 70s, 80s, or 90s. You know what I’m lookin’ for….