Bad movies I love and other embarrassing confessions

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With the writers strike on

the verge of pushing some of my favorite shows into repeats and the

holidays fast approaching, I’m relying on my security blanket to keep

me warm during the cold, hopefully not-too-long, new-episode-free nights.

While globalgrrl gave you her picks yesterday for desert island TV, I’ve got some movie picks to help

soothe the pain of reruns run amok that could be our future. It’s my

guilty pleasure movie collection.

Entertainment

Weekly
‘s writers confessed

their not-ready-for-the-Oscars list of favorites yesterday. And I’ve

got mine today. Sure, these movies aren’t award winners or, in some

cases, even all that good. But every time they come on (or every time

I pop the DVD in … hey, I’m not proud), I can’t help but watch.

Girls Just Want to

Have Fun
(1985)
: I love this movie. Love it. The dancing. The hairstyles.

The DayGlo. It’s, like, totally awesome. I can still sing “Dancing

in Heaven” from the final dance scene by heart. Plus, how can you

beat seeing a young Sarah Jessica Parker, Helen Hunt and

Shannen Doherty together in one film? Like I said, totally awesome.

Go Fish (1994): Yes,

the acting is painful. Yes, the cinematography is amateurish. Yes, the

headgear is atrocious. Who cares? It’s still the first-ever lesbian

film I went specifically to the video store to rent. How can you forget

your first?

The Cutting Edge (1992):

Toe pick! This movie combined three things I loved in high school: Ice

skating, the Olympics and a spunky heroine.

Under the Tuscan Sun (2003):

So there is nothing truly terrible about this film, but it’s not really

great. Still, I’ve watched it close to a dozen times and pop it in any

time I feel a little dreamy. It combines three things I love as an adult:

Tuscany, food and Sandra Oh.

Any

James Bond movie
: I shouldn’t like these movies, what

with their misogyny and chauvinism, but I can’t help it. I’m a sucker

for cool, calm and collected … and a nice tuxedo. Now if only Ursula

Andress
were wearing the tux.

OK, I’ve shown you my embarrassing

movie favorites; now you show me yours. Don’t be shy. No one will judge

you here … much.

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