Sunday, January 10, 2010

Movies I can't help but watch EVERY TIME they're on TV

1. First and foremost: Tremors. Now, Tremors really ought to be its own post, and a lengthy one at that. It is really in a class, category, dimension of its own. It hasn't been on television in a really long time as far as i know, but back in the day it used to be on TNT all the time, and i watched it all the time because MAN is it awesome. Seriously, i could go on and on about it. But i won't. Just, Netflix it or something if you can. Experience it for yourself. In fact, I'm doing that right now.

Stargate. Why? Well, it's super cool and sci-fi. Love that. And one of my celebrity crushes is in it, James Spader, who is totally nerd-hot, aka just hot, in this movie.

3. Any of the
Jurassic Parks. Even the crappy 3rd one. *shameful face*

5. Pride and Prejudice. I love this movie. I own it, but when it's on, I watch it still. It bewitches me, body and soul.

6. I just realized I skipped #4. drr. i'll just keep going and make you wonder what the secret 4th movie is. Anyway, 6.
Castaway. I don't watch it in full, thankfully, (who can, after seeing it the first time?) But something about it makes me linger longer than I should. I don't think it's a bad movie by any means but it's just one of those "see it once" type of movies. Yet when it's on tv, which it is a LOT, there's something about it. I don't know. One of those-- "Geez, AGAIN??" and then, bluhhh... you sit there with frozen remote and stare for far too long.

7. Any of the Harry Potters. This is bizarre considering I think the movies are poop. Sean loves them, and i like them in that they're HP, but other than that, there's no reason I should be watching them again and again on TV. Especially because we own them and we often battle over them. Me: "How about you watch them when i go to Utah?" Rarely am I in an HP mood, and yet...

8. I always give The Day After Tomorrow a decent chunk of my attention. Remember: EVERY TIME it's on, which this one is on 20 times a day on FX. Or at least every time i see that it's on which is at least once a day. Ahhh how can i write this so it doesn't sound like I watch tv all day. Oh well. Next.

9. Panic Room. When i--watch--this--I always--feel--so---panicked! It's--so--intense! AHHH! HURRY! AHH! I like it.

10. Air Force One. Oh, Harrison. You should be president. This movie has just the right amount of action, suspense, thrill, cheese, and patriotism, all the makings of something I just can't stop looking at. And Gary Oldman is great.

That's pretty good for now. I'll let you know if i think of others. What are some of yours? Don't be ashamed. Tell us. (see #3)


Joel said...

Aliens (It used to scare the crap out of me, and since then I've had a weird fascination with it.)

Any of the Rocky movies. Seriously, who can resist rooting for the all-American hero?

Pretty much any movie I have on DVD. Why is it better to watch on TV when I have to sit through commercials? It's a mystery.

Amber Alvarez said...

--I've never seen Tremors. (Gasp!)
--Castaway is the only movie I've ever been kicked out of. Seriously Jen, it is so bad. Every time you watch this on television think of me judging you.
--How is Panic Room still so suspensful every time?!
-- I feel exactly the same about the HP movies. On DVD - no way. On television - for sure. It's magic.
-- I am not capable of touching a single button on the remote when it finds Clueless, Say Anything, Regarding Henry or Witness.
--Thank you for always asking the important questions.

Alanna said...

I can't tell you how relieved I am to find that I'm not the only one who really likes Tremors. Seriously. This post makes me happy.

I wish I could add to it, but I haven't really had TV since my mission (too cheap for cable), so if I watch anything, it's always a concerted effort to put the DVD into the laptop. But even without TV, I do know that one show I cannot ever resist is Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. I've watched it so many times I have the whole thing memorized, and it still continues to thrill me. Watch it some time (but brush up on your Hamlet, first, or it won't make any sense!)!

Natalie R. said...

First of all, I have to say that I actually preferred the third JP to the second. They tried to be way too preachy (I felt) in the second one, and while it was a pretty good movie, it really bugged me. The third one is simply a fun rollercoaster ride with awesome dinosaurs in it. They never tried to pretend it was going to be deep or realistic, and I got exactly what I was expecting. :0)

I have to agree with Alanna on R&G Are Dead, and I agree with a lot of yours picks, too. I also love Casablanca and all of the Star Wars movies.

So many movies, so little time... ;0)

Rob said...

LOL at "bewitched me, body and soul," and then I realized I laughed because I recognized it from the movie...a girl movie (shameful face).

But in my defense I do have a Jane Austin adoring wife and a phonographic memory. (Read it closely...phono, not porno). Seriously, I remember lines from movies and TV in an amazing fashion. Quiz me on Top Gun (my must watch), I will give you the line after any line you quote. Yes, I am awesome.

)en said...

haha. Rob! there is no shame in that. It's such a good story. You're smart if you like it.

Yesss.. your freakish movie quote talent. I wish i knew more lines from Top Gun.

Preachy 2nd JP? I can't even recall. All i remember are velociraptors in the grass. And the cheesarific ending. The trailer scene's pretty great though.

Brush up on my Hamlet. Yeahhh... i'll have to do that. ;) (i'm being sarcastic because, pshh. like i need a review.)

Amber-- so true about Clueless & Say Anything. Regarding Henry?? How very random. And what possible reason could there be as to why you were kicked out of Castaway??

Joel, to answer your question: I don't know. It IS a mystery. But a very real one. Also: i totally concur with Alien.

Scoresbys said...

Jen, I think there is a real possibility that inside your brain is a little man who takes control over you body when it's time to watch movies. I think the only movies I've seen on your list are the HP's.
I am a sucker for Rudy. I watch it every time it's on TV. And I cry every time.

Scoresbys said...

Okay, and P & P. I skipped over that one. Sorry. I guess you're not a total man.

Amber Alvarez said...

I watched it with three friends and some point it became much more MST3000 than regular theater going. That's all I have to say about that....