These aren't even my favorite movies, but for whatever reason, if I see them on TV I just have to watch.
The first is Air Force One. Harrison Ford as the POTUS who's on Air Force One when it gets hijacked? Not only is this the first R rated movie I ever saw (Scandalous. And way cool.) but it is AWESOME. When Harrison Ford says, as only Harrison Ford can, "Get off my plane" -- makes me think that I, too, could be President. And save the United States from the hands of rogue Russian plane hijackers. If need be.
I also must watch, in its entirety, Independence Day. This time Bill Paxton is President. An old family favorite, (growing up, my dad thought family movie night must include a viewing of either Independence Day, Apollo 13 or Twister. And that's it.) Independence Day features Will Smith fighting aliens (not to be confused with Mens in Black I, II or III in which Will Smith also fights aliens). When Bill Paxton says, as only Bill Paxton can, "Let's nuke the bastards" -- makes me think that I, too, could be President. And save the United States from the hands of Earth-destroying aliens. If need be.
Lastly, and most importantly, I cannot move from the couch if any of the Star Wars movies are on. A New Hope, Empire Strikes Back or Return of the Jedi. Preferably all three. This time no one is President, but (and if you need me to explain this to you, how sad) there is an evil emperor. If I'm at home on a Saturday with nothing to do (or, say, on a Sunday night of a holiday weekend with nothing to do, for argument's sake) nothing grinds my gears more than seeing Spike TV showing Empire Strikes Back NOT FOLLOWED BY Return of the Jedi. How will I ever know what happened?!? Star Wars is meant to be viewed as a marathon. Obviously. Luckily (for them) I got home in time to see most of Empire Strikes Back and all of Return of the Jedi. Today. In fact, right now. Currently we're on the forest moon of Endor about to disarm the Death Star. Unless you're Luke in which case it's about to get real real with a green light saber and an asthmatic father. Makes me think that I, too, could be a Jedi. And really who wouldn't want to be.
|These are dogs dressed as Ewoks. I have no photo credit for this photo, but for what it's worth -- I am desperate to be friends with these people. Whoever they are. I can't stop laughing at this photo.|