Thursday, February 16, 2012

The LXB Speaks | Saturday Matinees

One of the cool things about the League of Extraordinary Bloggers is discovering a bunch of cool, new blogs with interests similar to mine. So each week I want to do a round-up post to point out blogs whose responses to the previous week's assignment I most relate to. Last week was about Saturday-afternoon comfort movies and there were some great films listed.

My friend Charles Raymond is the guy who introduced me to the LXB and his pick is certainly one of my all-time favorites, Raiders of the Lost Ark. I used to call myself an Indiana Jones fan, but lately I'm realizing that I'm really just a Raiders fan. The other movies all have things that I like, but also things that I deeply don't care for. Raiders is nearly perfect.

I have similar feelings about AEIOU and Sometimes Why's pick, Star Wars. The more that universe expands, the tighter I circle around the original film. It's not perfect, but it'll always be perfect to me.

A couple of other movies I haven't thought about in a while, but are extremely re-watchable, are Red Dawn (mentioned by Branded in the '80s), Back to the Future (claimed by both the Cavalcade of Awesome and The Sexy Geek's House of Swag), and Weird Science (Geek Chunks' pick). That last one reminds me of the countless number of times I've watched other John Hughes films, especially The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller's Day Off. And those (along with Red Dawn) remind me of some other movies I wore out in the '80s: The Lost Boys and Dirty Dancing. I have no idea why I like Dirty Dancing so much other than a crush on Jennifer Grey and very manly feelings for Patrick Swayze, but dude, I watched that movie a lot back in the day.

You can check out the complete run-down of LXB responses to this question at Cool and Collected.


Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

No love for the 'Golden Voyage of Sinbad'

Michael May said...

I do love that movie, but I only discovered it recently, so I don't have the long connection to it that I do with those others. Nostalgia is a huge part of the Saturday afternoon movie-watching experience for me.

Brian (Cool and Collected) said...

Excellent wrap-up of the League, Michael! Support like this is great for all of us involved.

From your list of other movie choices, I think it's safe to say that we would have been very good friends in high school. ;)

Michael May said...

Would you have been Bender, Andrew, or Brian? :)

Brian (Cool and Collected) said...

Back then, I probably was closest to Bender, but now i think it's more like my namesake, Brian.

Michael May said...

Ha! I was Bender too (I had his fashion sense and social status if not his home life), but these days I'm definitely Carl the janitor. :D


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