The man in the orange jersey is my dad. He’s awesome and that is not just because he ran a full marathon today. That’s all that needs saying for now.
You are what you eat, they say, and although I resent the implication that I might be a chicken drumstick, I find the idea of getting to know a person by what they like and dislike to be true-ish.
So, for all those out there who are interested, here is a list of my ten favorite movies (not necessarily in the right order):
- Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
- The Wisdom of Crocodiles (1998)
- K-Pax (2001)
- In the Bedroom (2001)
- Hellboy (2004)
- Mystery Men (1999)
- Quills (2000)
- The Boat That Rocked (2009); a.k.a. Pirate Radio for all those poor people in the U.S. who will only see the cut version.
- The Mummy Returns (2001)
- Sunshine (2007)
Honourable mentions should go to Condorman (1981), which was my first favourite movie ever, back when I was little more than a semi-conscious blob, and to Ladyhawke (1985), which was my favourite movie when I was a slightly more conscious blob that thought that Matthew Broderick was cute and that Rutger Hauer had to be an A-list actor. (I had only seen Blade Runner and Ladyhawke at that point… an easy mistake to make under those circumstances.)
I’m sure I’ve forgotten something, but that’s usually the way it is.