YAWWPPP! There, I’ve sounded my first ever barbaric "YAWP" to mark the first edition of this new weekly feature on Marquee.
If you get the movie reference, then you’re definitely in the right place. If you didn’t get it, don’t worry, I won’t judge you.
Friday’s Top Five is a new forum, perfect for movie lovers or anyone who has the encyclopedic ability to spout out famous quotes and/or trivial facts on command.
For instance, I’m sure you’re already aware of the continuity errors surrounding Sean Connery’s collar in "The Untouchables." And it goes without saying that Thomas Newman and Randy Newman aren’t brothers, but actually cousins. Moreover, I trust that you’d agree that "The Last Dragon" has been snubbed in every AFI poll ever created.
In any case, the primary concern here will be boiling down your favorite pop culture gems into a quintessential list of all lists. Depending on what’s going on in the world, Friday’s Top Five will vary in its topics each week. With your help over time, we may end up with the “stuff that dreams are made of” or really just a great coffee table book. At the very least, we'll have fun kicking off the weekend by wasting some time...I mean, helping to contribute to this interactive conversation.
So let’s discuss summer movies, a genre that can be thought of in two ways. First, there is the big studio blockbuster determined to set box office records and insult us by MichaelBayifying everything. And then there’s the topic of this week’s list: movies about summer.
The latter choice for this week’s top five are often coming-of-age stories where main characters overcome adversity using motifs such as sunburns, the beach, summer camp and camp counselors to move the narrative forward.
Whether good for a laugh or for nostalgic reasons, these movies make a great alternative to summer reading. Take a look at this week’s list and tell us what movies remind you of summer and why.
Backyard shows are an easy way to take pleasure from the summer months. nEvertheless always check into location plans before going.fishfinder review
The porkys movies... how about The Lost Boys
It's hard to think of summer movies because I generally think of summer blockbusters when I think of summer and movies. Movies that are purely about summer and are also good seem to be few and far between.
What will the theme be next time?????????????
Will have to wait and see but its related to the upcoming holiday.
Wet Hot American Summer
Babysitter Club Movie
R U nutz?
No Caddy Shack? I wont argue about an over all top 5 list not matching but if you don't have Caddy Shack on your list you should have the right of having a list taken away.
Bikini Girls and Big Black Dongs Part IV
Yes definately...."I Know What You Did Last Summer". Jennifer Love Hewitt is so fine....geez louise... Hey @BV and @Sunshine Girl.. Have a good day...be good out there....
...greatly enjoy the well written opinions of Josh Lubin's articles and frequently forward them on for others to read as well!!!
What a blog–clever, witty and smart. The Bridesmaids-Plenty of bodily waste comedy-definitely not just for chicks.
Best Summer movie ever! (If you live in AUSTRALIA)
The Great Outdoors, Sandlot, Now & Then, both Parent Traps.
Yes! The Great Outdoors. So many great moments. Ss...sss...sss...sixty six times.....innaaa...naa...naa...head!
I like Vegas Vacation. It is alot better after about 3 or 4 doubleshots of vodka.
Hey–not to mention the theme from a SummerPlace–how about all the Beach Blanket Bingo type–Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello and Connie Francis.
My husband makes fun of me because I loved The Blue Lagoon. It seemed summery! Beachy anyway!
Doesn't anyone remember A summer Place with Troy Donahue. I know, Troy who???
I love it. I would add Christmas Vacation to my personal list.
DAAAAAAANG ! Them is some genuine scarrry movies. Im afraid to watch most of em. Not kidding.
1. Hostel 1/2 2. Saw 1-7 3. Texas Chainsaw Massicure 4. A Serbian Tale 5. Cannibal Holocaust. All great movies. Bur The Hostel is my favorite.
Pretty cool–love this blog–must be written by a genius–How about Porky's?
That's what I was thinking!
1. Summer School
2. Summer Rental
4. Dazed and Confused
5. Dirty Dancing
A Serbian Tale was the funniest. You dont see it around much. It is a true summertime classic.
a very brady christmas
I love a nice black shaft up inside my cornhole.
sounds like a real winner
Jingle All the Way
Frosty the snowman
Any of the SHAFTs. Shaaft. Shaafts BIg Score. Shaaft In Africa.
It's a Wonderful Life
Rudolph the red nosed reindeer
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. original version.
A Serbian Tale
1 Cannibal Holocaust
2 Human Centipede 2
3 A Serbian Story
4 Human Centipede 1
All classic family flicks.
What about these 2? Dolomite. TNT TIna.
Wet Hot American Summer (perhaps not appropriate for younger audiences, but consistently hilarious)
Now and Then (forgive me- it may be embarrassing, but this just brings back my own summers in Ohio)
Kiki's Delivery Service (I don't know that its truly about summer, but it always feels summery to me and puts my mind at ease)
Independence Day (groundbreaking when I was a kid, somewhat silly today, but the destruction scenes will live on FOREVER in the annals of film history)
Parent Trap II (dont judge. Everybody has a favorite film that they both adore and are totally ashamed of)
saanford and son
A Christmas Story
Stand By Me. "Mickey's a mouse, Donald's a duck, Pluto's a dog. What's Goofy?"
The Sandlot. "THE GREAT BAMBINO!"
JAWS. "we're gonna need a bigger boat."
Dirty Dancing. "No one puts Baby in a corner!"
Caddyshack. "Cinderella story. Outta nowhere."
Only other Caddyshack mention...so you are the only other sane person.
I completely agree with all but maybe Dirty Dancing. Sandlot and Stand by Me are 2 of the best movies ever made!
The Santa Clause
I Know What You Did Last Summer
I love eating a nice pair of doo dooo stained balls.
Great list, and love the Yaawp! Way to 'suck out all the marrow of life' :)
Okay, what about Summer School. Does that count?
Yes, that totally counts. In fact, I was thinking of that same movie.
How about "Wild Things?"
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