Office Space. If you work in an office, this is a must see. The parallels to real life in an office are funny and a bit scary! And no joke - the opening scene when Peter has all the people telling him he messed up his TPS report is so errily reminicent of my former workplace that it's scary.
Eragon. A lot of people thought this was a Harry Potter rip off, but I think anybody that read the entire Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini will tell you that it was a unique series all it's own. I think the reason this movie didn't do better was that it came out in the midst of Harry Potter mania, and they didn't do enough marketing to really push it as the unique creation that it was. The books definitely got more advertising and made more headway as a result. This movie was actually pretty good and I loved the concept of the dragon riders. It's a pity that movies weren't made for the rest of the series, because the books were absolutely awesome. On the big screen, it would be epic.
Dazed and Confused. Just teens without a worry in the world on the last day of school. Who doesn't love reliving that? Even if we didn't do it like they did, we still relate to that feeling of freedom.
Cheech and Chong's Up in Smoke. Hilarious and goofey. Who doesn't love this? This comedy of errors definitely strikes the funnybone in most of us! (And if you like this, you'd also like Friday with Chris Rock. So funny!)
The Waterboy. Adam Sandler + Kathy Bates = Brilliant! And if you like college football then this is a must see. It's goofy and funny with a heartwarming theme. I guess. Well, it was funny watching him knock people over anyway! (I'd also recommend The Blind Side - it's more serious, but a great story especially for football fans).
Paulie. This green cheek conure had a life full of adventure! Bird lovers, you have to see Paulie's adventures in finding his original owner, Maria.
So see, I'm not completely stuck in a rut. I have my favorites like everybody else, but there's always room for more good stuff, even if it doesn't fit the typical mold. Heck, sometimes breaking the mold and broadening your horizons is what makes it great.
Happy Friday to you. Have a great weekend.