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Guilty Pleasures...time to come clean boys

Posted on: March 12, 2008 1:59 pm
 

Now I have to be honest.  I love a good action flick.  And I even like a good horror movie every now and again (different kind of movie, Spitzer!).  But is there anything better than a good ol' fashioned chick flick, filled with Kleenex moments, a plot so thin it makes Kate Moss look bloated, and every stereotype of homely girl meets Prince Charming and they live happiliy ever after as a result of one single longing stare, followed by a searingly  hot kiss that would melt any ice princesses heart, cue the music, and this baby is almost in the can... and cut!!

For me, I love tear jerkers, sad and happy endings, passionate kisses before the credits, cute guys dumping the beauty and the bee itch for the proper girl with the morals (even if the starlet playing the role is on her 3 stint in rehab - this is fantasy here).  I would name the following as some of my favorites:

  1. Titanic
  2. Terms of Endearment
  3. PS I Love You
  4. Pearl Harbor
  5. Hope Floats
  6. Pretty Woman
  7. Unfaithfully Yours
  8. and many more....

Now I want to know from you real men on this board.  Are you closet chick flick lovers or do you just go along so we ladies will think you have a soft underbelly?  I am betting there are some guys who secretly love chick flicks.....sort of a chick flick Rick so to speak.

So what are your favorites boys....don't be bashful....I know you have a soft underbelly.....

tell AV all about it.....

 

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Since: Sep 10, 2006
Posted on: March 12, 2008 5:55 pm
 

Guilty Pleasures...time to come clean boys

"A Summer Place" from 1959... The Bridges of Madison County...  You've Got Mail... Randon Hearts... I'm sure there are plenty more... I'm pretty ok with Chick-Flicks...




Since: Feb 20, 2008
Posted on: March 12, 2008 5:26 pm
 

Guilty Pleasures...time to come clean boys

Pride & Prejudice - hands down.  I know it's time to take my bride of 16 years out on a date when I've been out of town for a few days and I call home and she's watching Pride & Prejudice - again!

Yours truly,

Mr. Darcy




Since: Oct 19, 2007
Posted on: March 12, 2008 5:25 pm
 

Guilty Pleasures...time to come clean boys

When HAL was being disabled all he could ask was "Will I dream?"

You must have seen the edited for television version.  As I recal seeing the original in the movie theatre when it first came out, you are too young to know, this was the line:  "Will I have wet dreams of you, Dave?"  Game, Set, and Match, Jelly.



Since: Aug 16, 2007
Posted on: March 12, 2008 5:18 pm
 

Guilty Pleasures...time to come clean boys

Hal did have a very sexy voice, and when he was becoming disabled and his voice became lower pitched and drawn-out, it was very moving.

I am sorry Jelly.  I cannot accept that.

When HAL was being disabled all he could ask was "Will I dream?"

I don't remember any love interest between HAL (H - I, A - B, L - M or IBM - maker of the HAL-9000) and Dave Bowman or any of the other crew for that matter.

AV wins after a ruling from the Austrian Judge.  Sorry.




Since: Feb 12, 2008
Posted on: March 12, 2008 5:06 pm
 

Guilty Pleasures...time to come clean boys

Good post AV,

I guess, if truth be told, I did enjoy "Brian's Song", "The Pride of the Yankees", and "Field of Dreams".  Those are about as close to a chick flick as you will ever see me watch.  I guess they don't really count though because they are sports flicks.  It is probably a good bet that, if you might see it on Lifetime, you won't see me watching it.




Since: Oct 19, 2007
Posted on: March 12, 2008 5:04 pm
 

Guilty Pleasures...time to come clean boys

You are reaching on 2001 as homosexual.....

I don't know.  Hal did have a very sexy voice, and when he was becoming disabled and his voice became lower pitched and drawn-out, it was very moving.



Since: Oct 19, 2007
Posted on: March 12, 2008 5:00 pm
 

Guilty Pleasures...time to come clean boys

Take War of the Worlds for instance. The latest one with Tom Cruise and Dakota FanningI thought the remake of War of the Worlds was terrible compared to the original.  It brought little new to the table, and wasn't interesting.  As I watched that movie, I just didn't care what happened next.  Maybe there was simply too much family bonding and not enough action for my taste.



Since: Oct 19, 2007
Posted on: March 12, 2008 4:55 pm
 

Guilty Pleasures...time to come clean boys

To me, to be a romance, there almost has to be that boy gets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl theme.  Although for movies based on a true story, something like death may get in the way (eg Titanic and Pearl Harbor).  I think they can be funny or serious.

Movies that spend 90% of their time on action don't have the opportunity to develop a true romantic plot like a movie you would find in the drama section of your local video store.  In action films, kissing the girl is more of the conquest of a Indiana Jones or James Bond and not central to the purpose of the movie.

Personally, I generally prefer edge of your seat action flicks to the intollerably long and drawn out drama of romance movies.  Guess that's my testosterone working for me. 

 

 




Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: March 12, 2008 4:53 pm
 

Guilty Pleasures...time to come clean boys

Hal had a damned sexy voice... just ask Roy.  Oops, never mind.



Since: Feb 6, 2008
Posted on: March 12, 2008 4:52 pm
 

Guilty Pleasures...time to come clean boys

I will be honest and a movie that got me was Casablanca.  Loved that movie.

I will also admit to tearing up at Rudy.  My wife was crying when she saw the end of that movie and when they ran the thing at the end of the movie about no other player has ever been carried off the field, my wife makes the following comment, "This was a true story?"

I started laughing my butt off when she said that.



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