Top Five Films

Wonder where the hint of snarkiness in my reviews come from?  Just because I love to help others help themselves doesn’t mean that I don’t  have a sense of humor.  Here are my favorites in no particular order.  Enjoy!


“I’m in a glass case of emotion!”  This is Will Ferrell’s funniest movie and the supporting cast of outlandish characters- Brian Fantana, Champ Kind, Veronica Corningstone, and Brick Tamland- are the perfect yin to Ron Burgundy’s arrogant yang.  Will someone PLEASE write a script for the sequel?  And as always, “stay classy”!

2. Westside Story (1961)


Westside Story was the first soundtrack that I ever memorized.  Jams like “Maria” and “Tonight” continue to stand the test of time.  Sure, the dance-fighting between the Sharks and the Jets were cheesy but spectacular nonetheless.  A tragic romance it may be, I dare anyone to try and hold back their laughs at Natalie Woods’ fake Puerto Rican accent.

3. Goodfellas (1990)


Greatest crime drama EVER!  What can be said about Goodfellas that hasn’t been said already?  If you have not seen this movie then you are officially a sucker.  Yeah.  I said it.

4. Face Off (1997)


Okay, you got me.  I know this is a still from that WTF-were-they-thinking movie, Battlefield Earth but it’s just hard to believe that Travolta still has a career after showing his face in this piece of trash.  You remember Face Off, right?  You know, that movie where Travolta’s Sean Archer and Nicholas Cage’s, Castor Troy swap faces and lives as an FBI agent and a terrorist? What I love best about this movie is that I had never seen anything like it at the time.   There are so many memorable lines, too.  “Peach.  I could eat a peach for hours.”

5. Coming to America (1988)


I dare say that this is the most quoted and beloved Black movie ever (next to the Color Purple, of course). Who doesn’t know the lyrics to “She’s Your Queen” and the “Soul Glo” commercial?  So let me get this straight.  If Eddie Murphy hadn’t began his career here in playing multiple characters then there would be no Nutty Professor, right?  Who would want to live in a world without the Klumps?  But I guess that also means that there would be no Norbit.  Yeah…I would rather gouge my eyes out than watch that again.  Sorry, Eddie.


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