Sunday, February 14, 2010

Anti-Valentines Day Movies

It is the day everyone either loves or hates. Valentines Day! Love and over commercialism are in the air. For the first time since 2005 your dear author has a girlfriend on this day known for diamonds, flowers, candy, and Al Capone ordered killings.

Since I will be taking my lady out tonight, I will not be able to do what I usually do on this day, pop in a guy movie and drink a six pack. However, for those of you who are staying in tonight (and that is nothing to be ashamed of) here is my list of the top movies to watch if all the romance is too nauseating for you.

1. The Departed - It is the movie I have watched the past few years on V-Day. I love this movie! It is all crime, deception, and people getting shot in the head. Directed my Martin Scorsese, you know there is not a whole lot of romance, but plenty of violence and swearing.

2. 300 - Talk about being the alpha male! 300 Spartan soldiers against the entire Persian Army. It is all about being a man in this movie. Even the leading lady gets to stab someone. Plenty of blood, guts, and abs.

3. The Blues Brothers - One of my all time favorites! John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd are two musicians on a mission from god to save the orphanage they grew up in. Full of great music, memorable scenes (driving through the mall), and plenty of music greats (James Brown, Cab Calloway, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, and John Lee Hooker.

4. Caddyshack - Think golf is only about Tiger Woods? Go back to 1980 and have a ball on the course with Chevy Chase, Rodney Dangerfield, Ted Knight, Michael O'Keefe and Bill Murray. It is the snobs verses the slobs, plus a gopher! The movie has been out this long and you walk around a golf course and you still hear it quoted! So it's got that going for it, which is nice.

5. The Dark Knight - I don't think I need to add anything more to what has already been said about this awesome movie!

6. Sin City - The one that started it all for great bloody graphic novels being put on the big screen. Awesome cast, great visuals, and people doing the right thing no matter how bloody it gets.

7. Animal House - Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell No! This movie is still a riot. All great comedies made after 1978 have Animal House to thank.

8. Hard Boiled - The original "Bullet Ballet" from John Woo. Made in Hong Kong in 1992, Chow Yun-Fat plays a police inspector spending most of the time shooting bad guys. Some of the most memorable gunfights of all time are in this movie, and set the standard for all action movies.

So there you have it. Pop one of these movies in and you will forget all your troubles!

Happy Valentines Day!

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