Friday, August 05, 2005

Guilty Pleasure Films

I was just thinking as I was barcoding the library, about movies that I watch almost everytime they show up on TV, but I wouldn't neccesarily want to tell anyone about. I wonder if anyone else here at the Damfinoblog does...

Well, I am coming clean, my friends. Though I have many, one at the top of the list is The Principal with James Belushi. Why?



I'm not sure. But, even though he tries to put the "pal" in Principal, the students aren't having it. He drinks instant breakfast mixed with beer, and his right hand man is Louis Gossett, Jr. Yes!

Jim's pretty badass, he rides a motorcycle through the school, and even at the end, there isn't a big fuzzy ending when he survives the wrath of a drug dealer and several other thuggish types trying to kill him. The kids still don't respect him!

Suck on that, Lean On Me!

9 comments:

Deit Heimley said...

That's tough!! I am a huge Wedwig and the Angry Inch fan as some may already know, but as for guilty pleasure ... hmmmmmm...

Those are usually bad sci-fi movie, or rather movies like The Core that use bad science as a bad plot device.

OOOO!!!! I've got it!!!

I love the early 1980 version of Flash Gordon. I love that movie. Soundtrack by Queen. Some of the cheesiest special effects ever. A plot that makes virutally no sense, and that question mark at the end of "The End?" I have to watch it when it is on, but when I see someone approaching I quickly turn the channel because it was just so aweful!!

Kern said...

Sounds awesome. I have only seen Hedwig once, but I was astounded. Great film. There is a gay bar here called Re-Bar that used to have Hedwig re-enactments on Friday nights. I heard it was actually pretty cool.

Never seen the Flash Gordon from the Eighties, but it sounds great. Now that you mentioned it, I remember Queen doing the soundtrack. And any movie that has a question after "The End" has to have a certain modicum of terrible brilliance.

So far that's two movies from the eighties. I think I notice a trend developing...

Kern said...

I know another 80's movie I always, always watch despite the fact it's absolute poop on a stick.

Terry Hyser in "Just One of the Guys". It's the one where that girl wants to be a journalist, and she thinks that she'd get her work accepted at another school as a boy, so she goes butch. But she quickly gets caught in a web of deceit and intrigue as she tries to live as both a man and a woman, trying to help develop ugly duckling Rick into a cool guy, and falling for him in the process.

So bad...but yet, so, so good...

Deit Heimley said...

OMG!! I can't beleive you never saw that Flash Gordon. You have to see it! You will sit, mouth agape, as this horror of a movie goes by.

And of course I love Just one of the Guys!! But I can't make it through that whole thing because it SO bad.

And Hedwig is seen as bad, but it is actually rather good. I have the DVD and watch it at least once a month. I have seen it so much I can almost quote it. I find myself signing along with the songs. I only put it in this catergory because I just watch it too much.

OH!!! But my favorite bad movie has to be "The Long Kiss Goodnight" Oh it is just a horrible movie with a lot to root for. I have to hope that nobody took the script seriously because what even the good guys do is quite attrocious. But it has a good turn by Brian Cox and Samual Jackson who both get some very quotable lines. I call it my favorite Christmas movie, and I watch it each year as I put up the Christmas tree. I figure it's more fun than "It's a Wonderful Life"

Kern said...

I've never seen that, but generally Renny Harlin films are good for some bad. I never had the cojones to give Cutthroat Island a shot...

Deit Heimley said...

Your assignment then this weekend is to rent Flash Gordon and The Long Kiss Goodnight. Especially delightful is the scene where Gina Davis has a grendade land at her feet and as it is exploding, she OUTRUNS the blast and jumps out a third story window into an icy pond below. She then swims to safty and has not a single scratch on her. It is so completely preposterous I laugh every time I see it. It is a very funny film, but I'm not sure Renny Harlin meant it that way.

QueenB said...

completely off subject but I just read this! ouch!

http://www.theiowachannel.com/news/4815844/detail.html

sorry I dont know how to link it.

My guilty pleasure film... Cool as Ice with Vanilla Ice. he he.

Kern said...

Queen: Holy crap, that was funny. The funniest thing I've read all day to be sure. Ha ha. Padlock!

Cool As Ice. Never seen it, but it sounds like a very valid choice.

Kern said...

Deit: Don't know that I can get to it this weekend, but I'll Netflix it for next weekend.