Tory’s Top Three Rewatchable Movies

By: Tory  |  Published: July 14th, 2011   |  Category: Film, Funny Stuff, movies, Tory Shulman News

Gas prices are up. Traffic in LA is up. Movie theater prices are up. So I stay down. And when I say down, I mean down on my tush on my couch. When I am on said couch, I like to watch my DVRed shows and Sports Center and, if I have a couple of hours and a couple of packets of Orville Redenbacher Kettlecorn popcorn, I’ll catch a movie airing on the tube. But lately, the choices…hmm…not so much. I mean, honestly, if I see Mrs. Doubtfire on Oxygen one more time I’m gonna set my own boobs on fire.

Tory’s Top Five Rewatchable Movies

1) “The Fifth Element”

No doubt Mila Jovavich’s fiery orange hair and semi-nude fight scenes could capture the attention of a slug, but the writing in this sci-fi fantasy holds together from start to finish and so does the humor. Famed DJ Chris Tucker is hysterical in his leopard-leotard. The futuristic sets, from the floating street scenes to Flostin Paradise are bursting with color and gorgeous detail. To play Corban Dallas, Bruce Willis simply traded John Mclane’s white wife-beater to an orange one and I honestly couldn’t tell the difference between the two great reluctant heroes . And the scene where Mila kicks alien ass to the tune of a rock opera sung by that Smurfette-looking mezzo-soprano always gives me goose pimples. I can watch this movie in all seasons, in all types of weather over and over with absolutely no adverse reactions. High praise my friends.

2) “Sideways”

I always find time to rewatch this movie. Vineyards and witticisms are my weakness and this movie is choc full of em. I also love a saggy Giamatti so this is movie gold for me. It’s a simple, well acted, love story that lulls you up and down the California coast line and straight into your heart. Plus if you take a sip everytime they do, you’ll be sideways in no time. Wa-zing!

3) “Dazed and Confused”

The best part of this movie is that I keep getting older but it just stays the same age! So says Matthew Mcconnaughey in one of the many memorable lines from this classic although he was, of course, referring to teenage girls. I find myself constantly rewatching this high school coming of age story set in the 1970s. The subcultures are easily definable with the nerd group coming into contact with the jock clan only briefly during the graduation party. This is the movie to rewatch when life feels out of control, when you are stressed or anxious and just want things to right themselves again. In this film, the stoners are stoned, the senior girls are cruel and high school teen angst and self righteousness abound. Plus Mila Jovavich is in it so I’ve come full circle FRESHMEN BITCHES!