Guilty Pleasure Flick Friday

Posted: April 2, 2010 in Guilty Pleasure Flick Friday, Movies
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  1. tomstewdevine says:

    “I will break you”

  2. cballsack says:

    Considering we’re all comic book geeks who comment on a forum devoted to comic books, I don’t know that I should feel guilty about any of my cinematic pleasures. I guess my biggest guilty pleasure is enjoying several romantic comedies. I rather enjoyed Notting Hill, for instance. Bridget Jones’s Diary was pretty good. I dug Strictly Ballroom. I loved Amelie. When Harry Met Sally is classic. And I absolutely adored Moulin Rouge:

    • I actually really like all those movies too. Especially the last three that you mentioned. Amelie and When Harry Met Sally are in my Top 10 favorites of all time.

      And I get what you’re saying about us posting on a comic blog so we shouldn’t really feel “guilty” about other forms of entertainment we enjoy but I couldn’t think of a more apropos title for this post.

      The other thing about all those movies you mentioned is that I wouldn’t consider any of those guilty pleasures. They are really great films that I am not ashamed of loving. The Avengers and Rocky IV on the other hand are not seen as being “great” by most but I sill enjoy the hell out of them.


      • cballsack says:

        Wow, that’s cool. So we disagree on several superhero/action movies but apparently we have the same tastes in romantic comedies. How quaint. Have you ever seen The Baxter? Really cute film with Michael Showalter and Michelle Williams, came out a few years ago. It’s got the perfect add-on scene after the credits which made the film that much more enjoyable.

        I like Rocky IV as well. I think most people dig it as a guilty pleasure. But most people consider Rocky V to be the worst in the series, whereas I really enjoyed it. I thought the brawl in the streets was pretty cool. I personally think Rocky II is the weakest, since it’s basically a rehash of part 1 except Rock wins instead of loses.

        Trying to think of my other cinematic guilty pleasures. Someone already mentioned Masters Of The Universe. Hmmm… oh, how about Popeye?

    • SMARTASS8 says:

      I’m happy you mentioned Bridget Jones and When Harry Met Sally. There are a few chick flicks that I actually like but won’t admit to in public. LOL! I also like Clueless and 10 Things I Hate About You. I feel like I’m growing a uterus as I speak.

      • cballsack says:

        I dug Clueless too. I actually just saw it in the last year, so it was weird seeing Alicia Silverstone eating all that crap in the movie. She’s hardcore into the macrobiotic diet now.

        10 Things I Hate About You didn’t do much for me, although I met and got to talk to Andrew Keegan (Joey) at a restaurant last year. We have a mutual friend. Nice guy.

  3. littlekingryan* says:

    My guilty pleasures are shitty movies from my childhood. Stuff like Garbage Pail Kids the Movie, She-Ra: Princess of Power, and of course our man Ivan Drago up there in Masters of the Universe. Oh, the horror.

    • phil says:

      I never even got a pack of garbage pail kids, there was a movie?

    • Deemar says:

      Garbage Pail Kids! My sister used to collect the cards

    • littlekingryan* says:

      Nice to see The Legend of Billie Jean get a mention. Where else can you see Helen and Christian Slater (no relation) in the same film? And Yeardley Smith? I would also like to add The Flight of the Navigator, The Black Hole, and both Ewok Adventure movies to my list. I own all of these movies on DVD. There were also some “great” BMX and skateboarding movies in the ’80’s. Does anyone remember Rad, Thrashin’, or Gleaming the Cube?

  4. phil says:

    I think you’re gonna have to go a stretch to have a bigger guilty pleasure than this.

  5. kurumais says:

    the avengers movie ? really ? when i was little the avengers was my dad’s favorite show i was so young i had no idea he was crushing on diana rigg. who maybe be the ultimate woman btw. anyway we watched the reruns every night in my house. i was so looking forward to that flick i loved uma at th time too just couldnt find anything i like

    my two bad movie that i love are
    pryer for the roller boys

    a dystopia america taken over by boybanders and the only one who can save us is tough guy corey haim on roller blades!

    and the legend of billie jean helen slater as a bizare kids rights christ figure

    and it had a great sound track from pat benetar

    both so full of cheese i cant resist them

    great topic btw

    • littlekingryan* says:

      Don’t forget Solarbabies. Kind of like Rollerboys, only involving rollerskates and a glowing orb they all (improbably) call Bo-Die, which looks more like Maerlyn’s Grapefruit to me. Graft on a Dune-esque lack of precipitation, and you have a film which stands the test of no time at all. Interesting for the pre-Lost Boys pairing of Jason Patric and Jami(e) Gertz.

  6. Chris says:

    This post is fitting as I saw Kick-Ass yesterday! And I’m ashamed to admit that I actually enjoyed it! It wasn’t amazing, but it was a hell of a lot better than most comic book adaptions and the first (in my experience) to be better than the book.

    There seemed to be a fair amount of differences between the comic book and the film story (I’ve only read each of the issues once). This was usually for the best though IMO.

    It managed to get in a decent of amount of funny moments. But most of the audience seemed to only really appreciate Hit-Girls quips and massacre scenes. Also the film’s rated 15+ in the UK and there did seem to be alot of people around that age in the audience. I thought that it should have been an 18+ film.

    I’d probably give it a 3/5!

  7. cballsack says:

    Okay, don’t know if this can be labeled a guilty pleasure as I’ve only seen it once, as a child. But that child adored this film. I’m talking, of course, about Condorman.

  8. Deemar says:

    It’s shit, but it’s entertaining shit

  9. Mike F says:

    Did anyone hear about how Uma Thurman’s most recent movie to come out in England last week ONLY made $130? Really just like a hundred and thirty bucks?

    damn, thats really like 11 or 12 people in the theater…

  10. SMARTASS8 says:

    Some of my guilty pleasures are…

    * The Shadow (I think it’s a good movie but according to others I’m wrong)
    * Judge Dredd
    * A Night At The Roxbury
    * Doomsday
    * Masters Of The Universe (based on my favorite toyline as a kid)
    * Secret Of The Sword (this too)
    * Dune (even Lynch hates this movie)
    * Over The Top (I haven’t seen it in years but I loved it as a kid)
    * Garfield (better than I expected but the sequel sucked)
    * Planet 51
    * So I Married An Axe Murderer (I LOVE the soundtrack)
    * Superman 3 (not a Pryor fan but I still liked this movie)
    * Swamp Thing
    * The Return Of Swamp Thing
    * G.I. Joe:Rise Of Cobra (not “my” G.I. Joe but I liked it whereas I HATED Bay’s 2 TF movies)
    * Van Helsing

    • Deemar says:

      The return of Swampthing, just for the song born on the bayou along is awesome and the two little kids.

      • cballsack says:

        Good call on Superman III. That is an underrated movie. Richard Pryor was entertaining. Definitely not as great as the first two but it has its charms.

        • That scene with “evil” Superman in the bar was epic!


          • cballsack says:

            And that’s another reason I hated Singer’s movie, the way he disrespectfully decided that Superman III and IV never happened. What a slap in the face to the legacy of Christopher Reeve.

            • phil says:

              Not that it took much of a reason for me not to like Singers’ Superman, but C.Reevves (RIP) doing superman 3 and 4 was a slap in the face to every Superman fan at the time

          • SMARTASS8 says:

            Evil Superman made this movie! Another scene that stands out in my mind was when one of the villains backs up into that machine and it envelops her. That freaked me out as a kid. While Superman 4 was awful, I still put it ahead of a lot of Marvel & DC movies due to Christopher Reeve.

  11. SmokeyClocks says:

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