Thursday, April 8, 2010
Lately I keep getting inspired to do lists based on movies my family and I are seeing in the theater. Not sure why this has been inspiring lists. We certainly see way more interesting stuff at home. I should do a whole list based on YOR: THE HUNTER FROM THE FUTURE related films because that movie caused quite a stir at our house when I tried to show it to my wife and son(did not go over well). I like YOR quite a bit but I suppose it's an acquired taste. Anyway, so I think we may go check out DATE NIGHT this weekend. Another film that I'm keeping expectations low for, but will probably be OK. Makes me think of other "One Crazy Night" movies, which is a sub-genre I like a good deal. One of my all-time favorites, Scorsese's AFTER HOURS comes from this category. There's something very cool about spending one wacky evening with a group of characters. There's just something about that scenario that grabs me. Maybe it links back to my love for screwball comedies, I don't know(though some of my picks aren't comedies at all). Hopefully I haven't been too liberal in my definition of this type of film, but I guess it's fairly open to interpretation. I think typically these films are thought of as comedies and that makes sense. To round out the list, I brought in some other genres. makes for an interesting group of films....
1. AFTER HOURS(1985; Martin Scorsese)
2. MIRACLE MILE(1988; Steve De Jarnatt)
3. THE WARRIORS(1979; Walter Hill)
4. DAZED AND CONFUSED(1993; Richard Linklater)
5. INTO THE NIGHT(1985; John Landis)
6. MIDNIGHT MADNESS(1980; Michael Nankin/David Wechter)
7. SIXTEEN CANDLES(1984; John Hughes)
8. RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD(1985; Dan O'Bannon)
9. IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT(1934; Frank Capra)
10. AMERICAN GRAFFITI(1973; George Lucas)
11. CLUE(1985; Jonathan Lynn)
12. ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING(1987; Chris Columbus)
13. HOLLYWOOD KNIGHTS(1980; Floyd Mutrux)
14. THE NIGHT BEFORE(1988; Thom Eberhardt)
15. TROJAN WAR(1997; George Huang)
Note: My wife mentioned HALLOWEEN(1978) as a possible for this list. I considered putting it on here, but figured one horror film was enough...
P.S. Be sure to check out my friend Mr. Peel's review of INTO THE NIGHT also. Fun Stuff!