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TOP 5 MOVIES: CHARLIE SHEEN

Posted in Top 5 Movies with tags , , on March 28, 2011 by Kaiderman

I think we all knew this was coming! I typically wouldn’t do a Sheen list but since I just did an Arnie list based on him being in the news, I figured I’d keep with the totally topical Top 5 theme. I must admit that I’m kind of glad I did. Recently on the podcast, I said I wasn’t a big fan of Charlie Sheen films, with a few exceptions, but he’s actually been in a lot of great films that I had completely forgot about. I also think my choices may surprise you a bit. So, I present you with my Top 5 Carlos Irwin Estevez films. Here they are (in order):

SIDENOTE: Ferris Bueller’s Day off is being excluded from this list! While FBDO would easily make my Top 3, Charlie’s part is so small that I hardly think it fair to judge it as one of “his” films.

5. MEN AT WORK.

I’ll be honest, I don’t expect most people to have this on their Top 5. It may also seem a bit out-of-place considering there’s no Platoon on this list. However, it has always been a bit of a guilty pleasure for me. I think I love it for the same reason I love Over the Top. That is, the premise (being that 2 garbage men foil a nuclear waste dumping and murder conspiracy and earn the love of the woman they pervertedly spy on) is so ridiculous that I have to love it.

4. WALL STREET.

Doug Benson has a great joke that goes something like this: If money never sleeps, it should try watching Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps! While the follow-up to this film failed on numerous levels, the original succeeds for trying to do essentially the same thing. That being to shine a light on the exploits of the greedy financial climate of its time. Along the way, it also managed to create one of the greatest cinematic villains of all time and turn in a very entertaining film… a strange feat for Oliver Stone. Continue reading

GUILTY PLEASURES

Posted in Film, Guilty Pleasures, Humor, Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 27, 2010 by Kaiderman

An interesting thought occurred to me this week. You see, a fellow blogger on the Fandango Groovers Movie Blog site (great blog… if you have the time, check it out) asked me recently to be part of a blog in April (details coming soon), featuring several other bloggers, where we all get together and pick our favorite Desert Island DVD’s. This was a very interesting list to compose. The theory is you’re trapped on a desert island and you can only bring 8 DVD’s… what do you bring?

Now, you don’t bring the best films ever made. I truly believe Gone With the Wind is one of the greatest films ever made. The story is fantastic and the script still proves entertaining and smart 7 decades later. That doesn’t mean you want to watch it over and over again. Do you bring your favorite films? Not in my case. I have films that I love and deem as “favorites”, but some of them prove a little heavy for frequent repeat viewings. That leaves movies you can watch over and over again. Exactly!

Well, when putting together that list, I realized that there was a whole other sub-section of these types of movies. Not the films I would take with me to an island, but bad films that I utterly love watching over and over again. As a film fan, I’m not exactly proud of them, but they are what they are… horribly awesome and cheesy films that I LOVE! I don’t expect anyone to agree with me. None-the-less, here they are in this week’s list: MY GUILTY PLEASURES: Continue reading