Top 10 Songs of the 1970's, presented without comment (alphabetical order)
Big Star - Ballad of El Goodo
Talking Heads - Cities
Thelma Houston - Don't Leave Me This Way
Leonard Cohen - Famous Blue Raincoat
Tom Waits - I Hope That I Don't Fall In Love With You
The Cars - Just What I Needed
XTC - Making Plans for Nigel
X-Ray Spex - Oh Bondage, Up Yours!
Bob Dylan - Shelter From the Storm
Cheap Trick - Southern Girls
Top 5 Teen Movies of the 90's and 00's (Ranked, this time)
5. SHE'S ALL THAT
Starring: Freddie Prinze, Jr. & Rachel Leigh Cook
Comment: Yes I know this is in reality a horrible movie, but it exemplifies everything there is to love about the teen genre: horrible acting, fake punched-up drama, predictable plot, attractive female leads...hey, there's even a dance sequence. But the dialogue is just too horrible, even for me
4. CAN'T HARDLY WAIT
Starring: Jennifer Love Hewitt & Ethan Embry
Comment: I love this movie, but I just love the top 3 more, I guess. The characters are all funny, even if they are all one-dimensional stereotypes. Funny, wacky plot, good dialogue. The movie drags a little though, so it doesn't crack the top reaches
Starring: Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox & David Arquette
Comment: I debated whether to include this or not, but I decided that if it's a movie about high schoolers, with teen characters, then it's a teen movie. Briskly paced, entertaining, surprising twist at the end. Great movie.
2. 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU
Starring: Larisa Oleynik, Julia Stiles & Heath Ledger
Comment: Well, some of you may know how much I love Larisa, but this movie is more than her. Sharp dialogue, good acting, good love story...with Shakespeare, you can't go wrong. Great movie, with a funny comic performance by Larry Miller as the overprotective dad. Doesn't rank this high solely because I think Larisa is hot, although I do admit that's part of it.
1. GET OVER IT
Starring: Ben Foster, Kirsten Dunst, and Sisqo
Comment: There was no other place this could be, no other place. This movie is a legend, a classic, among my college friends, and with good reason. It's really a funny movie. Yes, Sisqo and Colin Hanks are awful, and the dialogue is crappy, but this is a hilarious movie, with mostly good performances, and the musical at the end is truly a thing of beauty.
Before I sign off, I just wanted to note that the top 4 were exceptionally close and in particular numbers 2-4 could have been rated in almost any order. I'll be back tomorrow with analyses of a few of my favorite movies