I argue (with no proof) that “Billy Madison” is Donald Trump Jr.’s favorite movie and has shaped him into the “good boy” that he is today — and all the other man-children of the world. But I won’t let that stop me from enjoying this movie like I did when I was ten.
You know that scene in (500) Days of Summer, when they show young Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s character misreading The Graduate and thinking it’s about true love? And as a result, it landed him in in a lot of trouble, love-wise? Well these are the movies that have made my life more difficult, in the same way, by painting a idealized version of love in my head. But I hold no grudges against them…Read more "My Top 5 Hopeless Romantic Guilty Pleasures"
A movie of nothing but sex, drugs, and boobs and thongs? Pubescent me loved it. Watching it again recently, thinking it’d be a no brainer for this list… I wound up with a stomachache, not pleasure. I also needed to find a woman’s take on this male gaze-y film to help me sort through it all.Read more "Showgirls: When Guilty Pleasures Stop Being Pleasurable And Start Getting Real"
Probably not a surprising choice for a guilty pleasure, perhaps even old hat. But hear me out… What should be just another testosterone-y, dick-measuring-contest action movie accidentally becomes something a little more: the American Dream itself.Read more "Con Air: An Ode To American Earnestness (And Bad Hair)"