TOP 5 MOVIES: DELROY LINDO
You know the drill by now, folks. You can go anywhere to find a Top 5 list for the likes of Brad Pitt and George Clooney. We here at THE LIST like to focus on the other guys. Today’s list is dedicated to my MILFcast co-host (Heather Roddy) who has an unhealthy obsession with Delroy Lindo. Apparently, at some point, he ate her cookies. While that isn’t a sexual innuendo, I don’t think it’s meant to be taken literally either. Quite honestly, I have no idea what it means. What I do know is that these are his Top 5 films:
HONORABLE MENTION: GET SHORTY.
You can’t make a Delroy Lindo list and not mention Get Shorty (the film for which he is likely most often associated with). I recognize that the film is pretty darn good but, unfortunately, I’ve never really been a fan so the best I can do here is mention it. A for effort!
5. THE CORE.
NO GET SHORTY BUT THE CORE IS ON YOUR LIST? Yup! I’m not going to pretend that The Core is a good movie but I’m also not going to pretend that I don’t watch it every time it comes on TV. There’s something to be said for that. I love a good disaster movie and this Armageddon (to the center of the Earth) rip-off is solid cheesy disaster fun!
4. THE CIDER HOUSE RULES.
To be honest, I haven’t seen this film in forever. It’s been so long that I don’t even remember Delroy being in it! However, I remember loving the film when I did see it so it’s going on THE LIST. I can do this… it’s my blog!
Remember the good old days when Mel Gibson made good flicks? Ransom is a solid effort and an entertaining film from Ron Howard. Also happens to be another one of those films that sucks me in whenever it’s on cable. This is my “go to” film when it comes to Lindo. He tends to play this type of character a lot.
2. THE ONE.
Another example of a guilty pleasure of sorts. It’s one of my favorite Jet Li films. Unfortunately, it suffers from being a great premise that ends up being watered down in its execution. It’s also got some very unflattering CGI. Still, it’s a hell of a fun action flick based on one heck of a cool idea.
SQUIRREL! It’s hard not to like Pixar films… unless they’re titled Cars. Up is a mature turn for the young company that I don’t think it gets enough credit for. While it’s not one of my favorite Pixar films, it’s an interesting study in storytelling within the confines of an animated film made primarily for kids. It features an old man as it’s protagonist and finds a way to tell some dark storylines (the first 15 minutes is just plain depressing) and still manages to keep you engaged and interested. A solid flick.
Here’s something I never thought I’d say (er… type): So, what are your favorite Delroy Lindo films? 🙂