One of the coolest Xmas presents I got this year was a subscription to NetFlix. I have no idea how I survived 10-months with my crazy-ass roommate and no NetFlix. I am afraid though, that it is making me a tv-aholic. And I love it. No one will make me feel bad about the amount of time I now spend in front of a television! I’ve always wanted to be one of those super active, always busy, people that don’t have enough time for television, but that’s just not me. That describes my older sister perfectly, but it’s about as far away as you can get from me. Laura is kayaking down the Colorado River – the entire thing – in April. She thinks sea kayaking is ‘for pussies’. She shattered her thumb in 3 places playing a pick up game of ultimate Frisbee and had to have two pins put into her thumb. She has dislocated her knee snowboarding and broken ribs doing other crazy shit. The only time she ever watches TV is when she is recovering from some injury. Or the Daily Show is on. I wish I was more like her, but being fat and lazy is more my thing.
Anyway, I was trying to decide on which movie to select next and I knew I wanted a funny movie, so I decided to go with the funniest movie of all time, Coming to America. I think it’s safe to say that I can recite about 85% of the entire movie. And while I was looking at all the movies that will eventually make their way into my mailbox I started thinking about my all-time favorite movies. So I decided to try to come up with a top ten list. Not an easy task! Here is what I’ve come up with:
1. Lord of the Rings (as a trilogy, with the extended versions, of course)
2. Forest Gump
3. Last of the Mohicans
4. Sound of Music
5. Silence of the Lambs
6. Coming to America
7. Shrek (I think this is a 3-way tie between Cars and The Incredibles though)
8. The Princes Bride
10. The Empire Strikes Back
Whew! I keep second guessing myself. There are about 6 more movies that were very close to making the list. But I think that’s a solid list. It doesn’t have any of the classic Casablanca-type movies on it, which I enjoy and appreciate, but I don’t watch over and over again. So adding movies like that would make me such a poser. But I’ve watched Happy Gilmore and The Last Unicorn at least 1,000 times, so maybe I am a poser for not including those. Sigh. Lists suck.