Hey Sunday Brunch lovers! Okay, so last week we learned what everyone is afraid of… Snakes, water, I’m surprised nobody mentioned clowns…or did they? We had a regular fear fest! Maybe talking about our greatest fears will ensure we don’t have to face them, huh?
Last week’s winner? Stacy!
This week my guests will share their answers with us, and you, gentle readers, can giveÂ yourÂ answer to my question in the comment section below. I’ll choose one random person from the comments and reward them with an ebook surprise, it’s that simple!
Tell me what your answer to today’s question would be in the comments, and you could win an e-book!
This weeks question is:
Do you have a “guilty pleasure” movie? (What is it?)
My guilty pleasure movie is Orange County (not to be confused with the TV show, The OC). It stars Colin Hanks (Tom Hanksâs son), Jack Black, and John Lithgow. It also features cameos by Lily Tomlin, Chevy Chase, and Ben Stiller. Orange County is about a high school senior named Shaun who wants to be a writer. Heâs sure that the only way heâll succeed is by going to Stanford, where his favorite author is a professor. But his high school counselor sends in the wrong transcripts, and his application to Stanford is denied. His girlfriend and his perpetually hung-over brother (Jack Black) come up with plans to save the dayâ¦
Orange County is about the absurdity of high school, the inescapable insanity of family, and the inexplicable bonds that make us who we are, for better or for worse. Itâs a bit juvenile, but also has some surprisingly insightful moments, and it never fails to make me laugh.
For what itâs worth, this is also the movie I watch when Iâm having a Bad Writer Day. It helps me remember that a certain amount of craziness is just part of the whole author gig. –Author Marie Sexton
Find Orange County’s IMDB page HERE.
When it comes to movies I tend to go for the big bang. Action movies. Something that makes it worthwhile to have a blu ray player, HD, and surround sound. Iron Man, The Avengers, The Expendables, Red, White House Down, Star Trek. Anything with Jason Statham. So when ZAM asks me if I have a guilty pleasure movie, I squirm in my seat a littleâ¦because I do and itâs so far removed from action movies as to be a bit embarrassing for me. I have a secret love for The Wedding Date.
Yeah, thatâs me, embarrassed to be found liking â owningâ a chick flick.
Itâs odd that I even tolerate this movie because Iâve never liked that redhead from Will & Grace. She irritates me. In this movie though, I actually sort of like her. Well, the character at least and the way she plays her doesnât rub me entirely the wrong way. The movie has a couple of really winning points with me though. One is the British cousin âHello, assholeâ and her really funny cracks. The other is Dermot Mulroney. Heâs warm and funny and oh my God so sexy. His naked ass causes my breath to stall in my chest. The way he plays the date for hire character, the escort, is so well done that you canât help but fall in love with him. He completely commands the movie and not just because of his naked ass or the quirky little smile with the scar that clips his upper lip. Some of it can be laid at the door of his looks and some at the smoky voice that makes the hairs stand up on your forearms. But honestly, another reason is because of the script and the acting talent he brings to it. What woman who doesnât see herself as attractive wouldnât fall for a man who makes her believe in herself and her ability to attract him? And Dermot Mulroney makes youÂ believe. Â When he makes the heroine in the movie believe, he makes the rest of us watching believe that about ourselves too. Oddly, his birthday is the same as mine (Halloween) albeit three years after me. That just makes it all so much better.
So I guess I canât be embarrassed now that ZAMâs wormed this dirty, guilty little secret pleasure out of me. I think itâs probably the only chick flick Iâve ever truly liked. I know itâs the only one I own. LOL Other than The Wedding Date, Iâll take Loki any day. — Author Lex Valentine. (EDITOR’s Note. I um…want Loki Too…)
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I actually have three guilty pleasure movies. First one is Lake Placid. I love B horror movies, but Lake Placid, IMO, is one of the best. Itâs got a great cast, and theyâre giving it their all, despite the fact theyâre making a movie about a giant crocodile terrorizing a small town. The dialogue is amusing, and the gore is shocking but not overdone. Betty White and her swearing was a complete and total bonus.
My second is Sahara. I donât usually like Matthew McConaughey in anything, and I certainly never pictured him as Dirk Pitt. Steve Zahn was even further from the way I pictured Al Giordino, but holy crap, I thought they batted that one out of the park. Those two guys had great on screen chemistry and I loved the way they interacted with each other and the rest of the cast. Unfortunately, I guess Clive Cussler (and other moviegoers) disagreed, so my hopes of a franchise were smashed.
Finally, my third, and possibly most embarrassing guilty pleasure movie â Josie and the Pussycats. There is something about the campy, cotton candy, tongue-in-cheek humor that completely sucked me in. Hell, I even loved the music, which is really unusual for me since Iâm very picky about music. It also had an awesome cast, including Paulo Costanzo (I like everything Iâve seen him do) and Alan Cumming, who is completely adorable.
So, there are my guilty pleasure movies. Feel free to mock me, because you wouldnât be the first : ) — Author KC Burn
Sunday Brunch Blog 12/01/13