Sunday, July 23, 2006

Everybody else is doing it, so why can't we?

I would like to announce my new partner in this little blog venture of mine. He's a hip cat that goes by the name of Kozma or G with a Jeff or whatever. It doesn't really matter what his name is, all that you have to know is that he'll be posting good stuff and that's all that really matters. For today I figured I would start out with a list. A list that could possibly prevent domestic disputes with your significant other, or at least put it off until you do something stupid. How is this "list" going to do that you might be asking yourself. Well let me explain. We're all familiar with the following scenario, you and your girlfriend plan to watch a movie together. That's all well and good, but when she enthusiastically jumps for something like Sweet Home Alabama or some lame Julia Roberts vehicle like Runaway Bride or (God forbid) Mystic Pizza while you on the other hand are holding an incredibly misogynistic film like American Psycho or some generic blow 'em up action film where the body count is well over 50 like Rambo: First Blood Part II, one of you will end up watching the complete antithesis of what you orignally wanted to watch. But it doesn't have to be that way. Introducing the perfect date movies.

1. High Fidelity - This movie has it all. It's funny and witty and is full of pop culture references. Guys love it for the tunes, Jack Black, and because they can relate to John Cusack's average joe character. Girls will love it for Cusack's charm, and Jack Black.
2. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - This film is just surreal. The imagery is awesome and the script is fantastically awesome. It's perfectly cast and it will have your girlfriend saying "awww" more times than you can count.
3. Rushmore - You might be saying to yourself, whoa wait a second, Wes Anderson? Yes, Wes Anderon's best film is on this list because it's Wes Anderson and his movies are as enjoyable as they are quirky, the cast is awesome, and it's centered around a solid story that will tug the heartstrings.
4. A Life Less Ordinary - Not the greatest flick in the world but it has its moments. Ewan McGregor is in full swing here, playing a character thats a little more upbeat than the junkie he plays so brilliantly in Danny Boyle's masterpiece Trainspotting. The film has a weird story that will keep you interested and the chemistry between McGregor and Cameron Diaz is there.
5. The Beach - It stars Leonardo DiCaprio and it's more bearable than Titanic.
6. The Princess Bride - The tagline to this movie is "Scaling the cliffs of Insanity, battling rodents of unusual size, facing torture in the Pit of Despair, true love has never been a snap." Who's not sold?
7. Pirates of the Caribbean - For the girls: Orlando Bloom and Johnny Depp. For the guys: Keira Knightley in a corset and an army of homicidal undead pirates.
8. Natural Born Killers - It's a love story written by Quentin Tarantino. I mean there has to be a pretty strong bond between Mickey and Mallory Knox if they can savagely beat and drown Mallory's sexually abusive father and then tie her mother to her bed and burn her alive, right?

And finally some MP3's
Stellastarr - My Coco
The Libertines - Can't Stand Me Now
Editors - Lights
The Stone Roses - I Wanna be Adored
Sigur Ros - Saeglopur
Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees
Teddybears Stockholme feat. Mad Cobra - Cobrastyle

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