Monday, February 15, 2010

Chick Flix for Guys

Yesterday was Valentines day and if you're like me, you don't really give a crap on what it stands for. Its over-rated and leaves a huge gaping whole in your wallet. Malls would peddle flowers, hearts, dinners for 2 and commercialism at its finest. Love - as media portrays over-rated. Sincerity gets blurred in the details and all you have is a huge ball of sickeningly sweet Crap. Check out the commercial crap Pinoy directors put out...(how many Piolo Pascual's or Richard Gutierrez will it take for us to have something as original as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind...Never because we prefer to copy rather than innovate! Star Cinema I hope you're reading this..probably not...)
The list below are films that I actually like and will admittedly gush after watching it:

1. Some Kind of Wonderful - One of my all-time fave movies. Written by the late-great John Hughes (of Sixteen Candles, Pretty In Pink fame) and starring Mary Stewart Masterson (my ultimate crushpuppy in the 80's...then it was Carmina Villaroel in the 90's..but that's another story) who plays a tomboy who is secretly in love with his bestfriend played by Eric Stoltz ( he's the angel-dude in Prophecy). Now how can you fuck up a premise like that? You can't bro...that's why this movie tops all of them. Back then, I was secretly wishing that I can have a best friend as hot as Watts who would give me hands-on kissing (Best scene in the movie!!) advise and bangs the skins like nobody's business. It also has an epic soundtrack which takes you back everytime you listen to it. Good luck getting a DVD mine in the States, at the discount bin..RIP John Hughes...

2. Forgetting Sarah Marshall - At first I was skeptical prior to watching this film, I mean I'm not a big fan of "How I Met Your Mother" (but I heard its good) and I have no idea how funny the guy is. The weiner-wagging scene convinced me otherwise. The plot is about this miserable musical director who goes to Hawaii to forget the girl who broke his heart while on his birthday suit. Mr. Lucky finds himself in paradise with his ex with her GlamRocker boyfriend. I think every guy would have experienced this kind of awkward situation in one way or another and would wish someone like Mila Kunis (its it, looks good though) to help him out. Sometimes its nice to see a movie that its the guy's turn to get his heartbroken and how he keeps up with it. Get a copy of this one now....

3.Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist - I saw this movie twice, the last one was yesterday (which was Valentines day) and I guess has almost the same theme as Forgetting Sarah Marshall. The story is about Nick (who is played by Michael Cera whose dry humor cracks me up every time) and Norah (played by Kat Dennings), who meet when Norah asks Nick to pretend to be her boyfriend for five minutes. Over the course of the night, together they try to find their favorite band's secret show and search for Norah's drunken best friend. The highlights are: dirty toilet bowl + used gum + drunken friend = excellent girlfriend/ wino(use your imagination). It has a great soundtrack which I downloaded today and will be added to my playlist for years to come.Watch this movie and make your own life's playlist.

4.Singles - Now this is the entry from Wikipedia.."Singles centers on the lives of a group of young people, mostly in their 20s, living in an apartment block in Seattle, Washington, and is divided into chapters. It focuses on the course of two couples' rocky romances, as well as the love lives of their friends and associates. The film stars Bridget Fonda as a coffee-bar waitress fawning over an aspiring musician (Matt Dillon) and Kyra Sedgwick and Campbell Scott as a couple wavering on whether to commit to each other. The events of the film are set against the backdrop of the early 1990s grunge movement in Seattle."  I guess this was one of the best movies that came out of the 90s and probably captured a snapshot of life back then. This movie actually tackles serious issues which I guess still applies nowadays. Maybe we can learn a thing or two from this movie. One would be to never setup your crappy old car with a high end sound system and that saying Gesundheit might just make your day. It has an excellent soundtrack, especially my personal fave "Drown" by Smashing Pumpkins. Go out and rent it...

5.Reality Bites - Winona Ryder was hot in this one (one of my ultimate crushes in the 90s). Now do I have to explain why I love this movie...Watch it!! Buy the soundtrack!!
Can't get enough? Check these out...
6. 500 Days of Summer
7. Something About Mary
8. Chasing Amy
9. Can't Hardly Wait
10. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
11. Amelie
12. Say Anything

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