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Old 05-03-2008, 08:04 PM
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Okay, we've all got 'em. Movies we LOVE to slap in the player when we're feeling down, and just need to be distracted for a couple of hours. With me, it's cheesy Toho Godzilla movies... "Monster Zero" and "King Kong Escapes" especially. I also have a soft spot for Mike Jittlov's "Wizard of Speed and Time." (It reminds me of me and my team, whenever we compete in the "48 Hour Film Project."

What are some of your "Guilty Pleasures" when it comes to movies?
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Mine is Gray's Anatomy. Man, last year when my O-Chem grades were bringing me down (and not figuratively either) i just popped in Season 2 for three hours and let my brain seep out. Nothing makes you feel better than watching other people's abject misery in a humorous situation.
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For me I guess it would be Disney's The Black Hole
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For me, it's Elvira: Mistress of the Dark and Elvira's Haunted Hills for shamefully obvious reasons...
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That's an interesting choice, Cabo. Why the Black Hole, if you don't mind me asking? I liked the "look" of that movie a lot [I even have some promotional lithos of the Ellenshaw paintings framed in my house] ... the only critical thing I'd say about it is that the middle, the second act, is really slow...
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That's an interesting choice, Cabo. Why the Black Hole, if you don't mind me asking? I liked the "look" of that movie a lot [I even have some promotional lithos of the Ellenshaw paintings framed in my house] ... the only critical thing I'd say about it is that the middle, the second act, is really slow...
I call it a guilty pleasure only in so much as it does seem to have garnered a fair level of derision over the years. I don't subscribe to that POV personally - I've always loved the movie. I couldn't agree more reference the films look and VFX etc., it still looks fantastic to this day - a real antithesis to many samey CGI laden modern blockbusters.
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Tank Girl. Good for a couple hours of mindless entertainment.

Also Jay and Silent Bob movies.
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Yeah, and Lori Petty is not difficult to look at.
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Out of sheer coincidence, I met Lea Thompson at an event in the UK yesterday. I mentioned I'd picked up the HTD DVD recently, and felt the movie was much maligned! She scrawled thanks over the 10x8!!!
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