To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything Julie Newmar

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Comfort Movies

Top Ten Tuesday is a feature run by BrokeAndBookish each week. I’m thinking I might not take part every week but just see if a week takes my fancy. Today we’re talking about other types of stories!

Sometimes it’s not that you feel sad or really down, you just don’t really feel like anything – I call these my bleugh days. On those days I just want a movie that will be an easy watch and a comfort movie. So here are my favourite comfort movies – some of them could be seen as an odd choice for “comfort” but there you go. All links go to the film’s trailers on YouTube.

To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything Love Julie Newmar (1995)
This film makes me feel good for a number of reasons. It stars Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze & John Leguizamo – three awesome actors, it passes the Bechdel test with flying colours and is funny and all about women helping other women.

Transformers (2007)photo 3 (1)
With Transformers you can just switch off and enjoy the silliness and the explosions – which is something that definitely helps when I’m feeling a bit down. My favourite part of this movie (and the sequels) are the soldiers Epps and Lennox played by Tyrese Gibson and Josh Duhamel.

Footloose (1984)
How can you not end up with a smile on your face when you hear Kenny Loggins’ Footloose?! The plot of the film is a bit silly (what with a town banning dances, music and fun) but I love the friendship between Willard (Chris Penn) and Ren (Kevin Bacon) and it’s just a happy film.


Having Adventures through an Actors Filmography

I’m pretty sure we all do it. There’s an actor or actress that we like and recently watched in something and so decide to have a look through their back catalogue of work to see what else they’ve done and if they have always made flawless choices in roles.

As you go on this trip through an actor’s filmography you find many great and terrible things. In the words of Sebastian from The Little Mermaid, I hope they appreciate what we go through for them.

I was doing this myself the other day. The actor in question was Wesley Snipes. I’d just watched Chaos (which I liked a lot more than I thought I would) and was wishing I had my Blade DVD’s with me at University to have a rewatch. So I’m just googling him and seeing what he’s done and find a film with a rather long title – To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar. It’s about three drag queens played by Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze and John Leguizamo, who are on a road trip across America until their car breaks down leaving them stranded in a small town.