Everyone has the movies that they just really hate, and yet for some reason, don’t mind watching them. They are those movies that are for one reason or another downright silly, and for some other unknown cosmic reason that they also really enjoy. Yeah, that’s right. Those are the Guilty Pleasures. A special class of films that are both bad and good at the same time.
For me, The Cat in the Hat live action is just that. I absolutely despise this movie, and yet I think it’s kinda funny and Mike Myers is pretty entertaining as the Cat and the world inside it is pretty well designed. Also, the first Grown Ups I felt was actually pretty entertaining. Unnecessary, but entertaining. I mean, the Arrow Roulette joke was incredible and ingenious.
Other ones for me include Les Miserables, The Great Gatsby, Spy Kids 3, Rock of Ages, and both Night at the Museum movies.
How about you? What movies are your guilty pleasures?
GUILTY PLEASURE I never can turn off….
These are OK films at best but they have hooked me in over the years.
AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER
MADAME X (LANA TURNER)
IMITATION OF LIFE
WRITTEN ON THE WIND
PRISONER OF SECOND AVENUE
A STAR IS BORN (STREISAND)
KISS ME GOODBYE
INSIDE DAISY CLOVER
A watched a recent movie called Bad Milo! a couple nights ago. The movie was exactly what you would expect from the official description: “Duncan’s
life is a real pain in the ass. Tormented by a manipulative, crooked
boss, a nagging mother, a deadbeat new age dad, and a sweet, yet
pressuring, wife, his mounting stress starts to trigger an insufferable
gastrointestinal reaction. Out of ideas and at the end of his rope,
Duncan seeks the help of a
hypnotherapist, who helps him discover the root of his unusual stomach
pain: a pintsized demon living in his intestine that, triggered by
excessive anxiety, forces its way out and slaughters the people who have
angered him. Out of fear that his intestinal gremlin may target its
wrath on the wrong person, Duncan attempts to befriend it, naming it
Milo and indulging it to keep its seemingly insatiable appetite at bay.”