A few weeks ago, I read a story about two Denver men who pulled off a real life Weekend at Bernie’s. They visited their friend, found him dead, stuffed him in their car, and drove him around town for a night of chicanery. Making matters worse, they used the dead man’s credit cards to pay for the evening. Headline writers everywhere glommed on to Weekend at Bernie’s, and I can’t blame them. But they had many other options for films featuring corpse high jinx. Continue reading
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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, a really awesome bounty hunter captured the imaginations of a generation of Star Wars nerds. No, I’m not talking about Bosk, IG-88, or even the fat guy with the head wound, Dengar. I’m talking, of course, about Boba Fett, who is something of a cult hero from the Star Wars universe. Way back in college, I can remember a friend of mine owning a Boba Fett coffee mug that he’d proudly display everywhere he went. Bear in mind that this was in 1996, before the prequels and twelve years after the original trilogy had ended. He was no hipster. There was no irony intended. At any rate, Boba Fett makes everything better. So here are a twelve movies that I think would improve if they involved the Fett helmet, a blaster, and a jet pack.
Over the weekend, I finally caught Grey Gardens (1975), the documentary about Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier Beale. There really isn’t any other way of saying it- the pair of women were nuttier than squirrel feces. Naturally, it made my synapses turn towards other eccentric and affluent characters. Here are the ten best.
Howard Hughes, The Aviator (2004)
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