Posted by Kimberly Lindbergs on February 6, 2014
I usually go out of my way to avoid ruffling the feathers of my fellow film fanatics but there are plenty of things that get me riled up on a monthly basis. Sometimes a girl’s just got to let off a little steam so excuse me while I borrow a page from my fellow Morlock Richard H. Smith and draw your attention to a few things that have got me seeing red lately. Wanna rumble? Here’s how you can really get my goat!
Tell me that you don’t find the comedy team of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello funny. Just make sure you tell me from a safe distance.
Mention that the only Maximilian Schell movie you’ve seen is THE BLACK HOLE (1979).
Tell me again how much you liked BLUE JASMINE (2013) but haven’t gotten around to seeing A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (1951) yet.
Tell me how you prefer Pierce Brosnan in the role of Thomas Crown and I’ll sock it to ya, Steve McQueen style!
Insist that Federico Fellini’s early films are better than the films he made in the 1960s and when I’m done laughing I’ll start swinging!
While you’re tossing dates around, try telling me that the best Bette Davis’ performances can be found in the movies she made before 1951.
Deny that Peter Lorre is sexy. I dare ya. I double dare ya!
Create a list of “Greatest Horror Movies” and don’t include a single Hammer production.
Tell me how much you’ve enjoyed Maggie Smith in the last four seasons of DOWNTON ABBEY but you haven’t had time to watch any of her movies.
Call Stanley Kubrick an “overrated” director.
While you’re at it, try explaining why you think GRAVITY (2013) is a better film than 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968).
Remind me how much you love JACKIE BROWN (1997) but haven’t bothered to watch FOXY BROWN (1974).
Tell me how you think Alain Delon is a terrible actor whose only saving grace is his pretty face.
Admit that you agree with film critic Richard Schickel who called RYAN’S DAUGHTER (1970) a “piece of sh–” at its premiere.
Tell me again how “women aren’t funny.” And while you’re telling me I’ll introduce you to someone named Katharine Hepburn and her large furry friend who hasn’t eaten for a few days.
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