Shannon Stacey

Flipping through my DVDs

Yeah…movies. Fluffy, but you can only eat so much bran before you need meringue.

Movies I have a love/hate relationship with:

King Arthur: Clive Owen has all the charisma of the wooden stick seemingly interfaced with his nether regions, and Kiera Squintly drives me to seek a more intimate acquaintance with Captain Morgan, and yet this is the #1 most re-watched movie in my collection right now. All she does is glare at him, even during the wedding. Plus, this “true” version based on new facts is even more historically screwy than the more traditional versions. (And, dude, is that the Great Wall of China?) But it’s on my TV, at least as background, at least once a week. Must be Bors.

Miracle: Parts of this movie are either boring or horribly overacted and the accents…OMG. Some are real, some are bad and some are really, really overdone. But the last five minutes brings me to my feet every single time.

A Knight’s Tale: This movie is an abomination, historically speaking, but it not only knows that, it revels in it. Maybe that’s why it’s so damn entertaining. As a side note, I’ve always said Heath Ledger’s cheeks make him look like the Joker when he smiles, so his casting in that role in The Dark Knight (the most highly anticipated upcoming movie at Casa Stacey) was like a vindication.

Fever Pitch: This is just not a good movie. But the Red Sox love is intense.

Last of the Mohicans: 1. What is up with DDL’s eyes? 2. Bellowing “Stay alive, no matter what occurs!” cracks my ass up every time. 3. Two minutes, Uncas. Two effin minutes and it could have been the next to the last of the Mohicans, which I scream at the TV every time I watch it. But, when you factor in how long I’ve owned it (first copy was VHS), it’s probably the most watched movie in my collection, actually, because I haven’t had King Arthur as long.

Another side note: Does anybody else love Duncan (LotM) and Norrington (PotC) as much as I do?

The Movies I’d save in a fire:

Transformers: (Best movie ever. Srsly)
Pirates of the Caribbean: Actually, I’d go back for 1 in a fire, think about maybe saving 2 and use 3 for the kindling, but that’s probably just me.
My boxed sets of the Deadwood series
Batman Begins (delicious, except for Katie Holmes)
The tall kid’s boxed sets of the Smallville series
Firefly boxed set and Serenity: (SHINY)
Harry Potter 5
(Hopefully it’s a very slow moving fire)
Miracle: (see above)
Any Given Sunday

The Movies I’ve owned for a while and have yet to watch:

Lord of the Rings 2 and 3
I :heart: Huckabees
Be Cool
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Movies that sucked so much I’d throw them away if I could bring myself to do it:

Ned Kelly
About Schmidt
Secret Window
Gods and Generals (such a massive disappointment after Gettysburg)

7 comments to “Flipping through my DVDs”

  1. Alyssa
      · January 13th, 2008 at 1:56 pm · Link

    You captured my feelings about Pirates of the Caribbean. I don’t even own the second two movies; I’ve seen them each one time in the theatres. I do love the first one.

    Harry Potter 5 is also awesome.

  2. Ann
      · January 13th, 2008 at 4:09 pm · Link

    I think Return of the King is the best of the set, but you have to watch 2 first because that gets you from 1 to 3 (and there are some awesome scenes in it). We did a movie marathon when I went home for Christmas, watched 5 of the 6 discs from the extended versions. Quite fun. :popcorn:

  3. Michelle (MG)
      · January 13th, 2008 at 4:43 pm · Link

    OMG – About Schmidt was so bad. I cringe just thinking about it. Seriously. :doh:

  4. Natalie J. Damschroder
      · January 13th, 2008 at 8:10 pm · Link

    You can definitely skip I :heart: Huckabees and Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and be happy for it. I didn’t see the other two.

    But not LotR 2 and 3?????? :rulez: You. Must. Watch!

  5. Shannon
      · January 13th, 2008 at 10:03 pm · Link

    Who would’ve thought Jack Nicholson and Kathy Bates could make such a horrifically bad movie? Not me.

    And I keep meaning to watch LotR 2 and 3. It’s hard because it’s a little outside of the short kid’s comfort zone, but I don’t want to watch it in short segments during my “lunch break” over the course of a week like I do with some movies.

    If the WGA keeps going we’ll probably be watching all those movies soon. :baby:

  6. Jewell
      · January 14th, 2008 at 12:59 pm · Link

    Me lubs A Knight’s Tale for the same reason you do. Everyone involved reveled in it not being accurate, in it being quirky. Me likey.

    As to Heath having the facial features and expressions to play the Joker? OH yeah, Babe. I can visualize his face made up like they did for Jack Nicholson. Those creases naturally around the mouth running well past his nose. the shape of his jaw. No, I don’t think him homely, but there are moments when he smiles broadly that I can only think of The Joker. LOL

  7. Patti
      · January 14th, 2008 at 6:56 pm · Link

    OK, Shannon we both have Armageddon but what about chic flicks Bridget Jones (both) and the Wedding Singer, though that one could be a generational thing. As far as man movies I love Braveheart, Signs and any Leathel Weapon, note the Mel connection. We do have the Sopranos box set (this Christmas so as yet unwatched) but though I loved Deadwood (Jane was the BEST) I was challenged by the eloquent speech so much so that I would spend most of the show begging aloud to hubby, “What did they say? What are they talking about?”

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