13 August 2011

Guilty Pleasure Flick Saturday

I have a lotta lotta what I call 'guilty pleasure flicks'. These are the movies that, no matter that I've seen it a gazillion times, no matter that it's in the middle of the movie when I see it on the lineup as I flip through what's playing, I will change the channel to watch that guilty pleasure flick. They make me smile, grin, cheer, laugh out loud, maybe sometimes even cry a bit. I love my guilty pleasure flicks.

As I remember to do so, I'll post one of the lotta lotta on Saturday.

I start with one of my absolute favorites, 'Big Trouble in Little China'. It's been a classic guilty pleasure flick since the first time I saw it when it came out in 1986. I was stationed at Hurlburt Field AFB in Florida and I would take myself to the movies on a Saturday. I used to map out each movie at each theater and figure out how to see as many as I could on any given Saturday.

I saw the previews for 'Big Trouble in Little China' saw that it starred my 'boyfriend' Kurt Russell and knew that I had to see it.

It's funny, full of action and it stars Kurt Russell.


Here's what Barnes and Noble review had to say:

Editorial Reviews
Long before Jackie Chan teamed up with Chris Tucker in Rush Hour, East met West on the big screen in director John Carpenter's celebration of everything chop-socky, Big Trouble in Little China. Carpenter mainstay Kurt Russell stars as Jack Burton, a straight-shooting macho trucker -- is there any other kind? Burton and his old pal Wang Chi (Dennis Dun) head to the airport, where Chi's fiancée, Miao Yin (Suzee Pai), is due, and when she's kidnapped upon arrival, the adventure begins. Equipped with a trademark mullet hairdo and a one-liner for every occasion, Burton teams up with Chi and feisty, know-it-all attorney Gracie Law (Sex and the City's Kim Cattrall) for a rescue mission in Little China's seamy underground, a world ruled by martial arts and sorcery. The film uses kitsch and camp to supreme advantage, mocking the martial arts and action genres while simultaneously adoring and reinventing them. Among its truckload of extras, the two-disc Special Edition DVD includes deleted scenes, an extended ending, and an unforgettable audio commentary track with Russell and Carpenter discussing everything from learning to drive a rig in San Francisco to their children's hobbies. This chumminess is no surprise, as the old friends have worked together on several films, including the 1981 cult classic Escape from New York, its 1996 follow-up Escape from L.A., and 1982's The Thing. Packed with action and laughs, Big Trouble in Little China is a dizzying, hyperkinetic delight. Jason Bergenfeld, Barnes & Noble


So if you like action, cocky slapstick humor, and Kurt Russell with an interesting take on John Wayne's swagger...this is the guilty pleasure flick for you.


Aurian said...

Ooo I have actually seen that movie! Great pick. My favourits though are real chick flicks like Grease, Grease 2, Dirty Dancing, Mama Mia, Ghost etc.

Vickie said...

Aurian: Some of those will be showing up. I adore Dirty Dancing! "No one puts Baby in the corner."