Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Love That Never Dies

I have a big announcement to make, but it will have to wait until the end of this post.

The other day I finally purchased Inglourious Basterds, which was a momentous occasion because it meant I finally owned every single Brad Pitt movie available. I was first enchanted by Brad Pitt when I saw Fight Club in 1999. Of course, I had thought he was awesome and attractive before that, but it wasn't until I left the theatre one night in college after seeing him play Tyler Durden that I was officially obsessed with him. I remember that night because it was a group of five of us who went to see Fight Club and, as we left, I was the only one completely changed by the previous two hours. No one else in my group had liked the movie and there I was, ready to go see it again and again. I remember i cut out a picture of the gorgeous, shirtless Brad Pitt from one of the fight scenes and had it taped to my computer for what must have been the rest of my college career.

So, from then on, he was my favorite actor and eventually I decided to have every Brad Pitt movie in my collection. And tonight...I shall list and comment on them all:

21 Jump Street (1987)- He's in Season 2, which I own, but I haven't watched it and barely remember it from when I was younger.

Cutting Class (1989)- While I do own this movie, I caught some of it on TV once and basically realized I kind of don't ever want to watch it. It's NOT good.

Too Young To Die (1990)- For a TV movie, this isn't too bad. It's kind of like a practice run for Kalifornia which both Brad Pitt and Juliette Lewis were in.

Across The Tracks (1991)- BP and Ricky Schroeder play brothers headed down very different life paths. It's actually a pretty decent movie and you get to see BP run a lot.

Thelma And Louise (1991)- Honestly, I was 11 when this came out so Brad Pitt was not exactly my idea of hott at the time. I can appreciate the hottness now, but at the time I just thought this was a movie about some crazy chicks. I'm happy this movie exists, though, because people really started to pay attention to BP after it.

Johnny Suede (1991)- I started this movie, but never finished it. BP's hair is practically a character in itself and the whole thing is just...odd.

Cool World (1992)- I think I saw this back in the day, but barely remember it.

A River Runs Through It (1992)- This movie made me want to try fly fishing. It's kinda slow, but in a great English Patient sorta way.

Kalifornia (1993)- BP is effed up in the movie. I enjoyed it, though.

True Romance (1993)- BP plays a drugged out guy in this large ensemble film. He is just a small part, but I enjoyed the movie as a whole.

The Favor (1994)- Okay I am sounded like a bad Brad Pitt fan because I haven't watched several of these. Oops!

Interview With The Vampire (1994)- Oh My Gosh...I was quite obsessed with this movie for some time. How amazing was every single part of this film? I think BP, Tom Cruise, and Kirsten Dunst were all three hella good.

Legends Of The Fall (1994)- I often argue that 1994 was one of the greatest years of film and music. This movie makes me cry every single time I watch it. It is epic and wonderful.

Seven (1995)- 1995 was my "I'm jealous of Gwyneth Paltrow" phase. One of my teachers in high school loved Brad Pitt and had a poster of Legends of the Fall in her classroom. She was 30 back then (my age now) and it was so weird for me to think of her having a crush on this actor that I liked, too. Now I realize that if I was teaching now, I would so have a Brad Pitt poster in my room. Seven is an intense movie and to this day I still love to yell, "WHAT'S IN THE BOOXXXX?!"

12 Monkeys (1995)- Not only an amazing film, but also when BP got nominated for an Academy Award. I have seen this movie a million times and it still leaves me confused. BP really shows his talent as a mental patient for part of the film. Awesome!

Sleepers (1996)- I saw this back in the day and it's kinda fuzzy in my memory.

The Devil's Own (1997)- I have started this one a ton of times, but always late at night and then I stop it. The beginning is good, though:)

Seven Years In Tibet (1997)- A lot of people didn't like this movie, but I did. BP has a lot of screen time so maybe that's why.

Dark Side Of The Sun (1997)- Oh my gosh! This hasn't been available in years and I think it is now! Woop1

Meet Joe Black (1998)- This is a looonng movie and if you're not into it, it feels long. I liked it, though.

Fight Club (1999)- There are so many things about this movie that I love. Superficially, Brad Pitt is so hott it should be illegal, but this movie is about more than that.

Snatch (2000)- So amazing! I love BP's character in this and his accent is awesome. Being a Guy Ritchie film, it's confusing, but it's also incredibly well acted and executed.

The Mexican (2001)- Yeah, this is kind of a movie that is made for commercial success, but I liked it a lot. I liked the leads and how they all interacted with each other. Oh, and BP is still hott!

Spy Game (2001)- I watched this for the first time one summer when I had a stomach bug and I started it expecting to fall asleep to it, but instead, I was completely enthralled for two hours. I love how Robert Redford is the Brad Pitt of yore. They are both so great in this and the story sets up a great spy flick.

Ocean's Eleven (2001), Twelve (2004), and Thirteen (2007) - *swoon* Brad Pitt is deliciously attractive and smooth in these three movies. I love that his character is always eating. It was a nice touch in addition to his super fly outfits.

Friends (2001)- Why yes, I do own the entire Friends series and yes, BP's episodes is one of my favorites.

Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind (2002)- Another spy movie! Brad Pitt just has a cameo, but it's a cameo in a great film.

Sinbad: Legend Of The Seven Seas (2003)- Your typical animated movie. I enjoyed it.

Troy (2004)- I know a lot of people hated this movie, but I love it and not only because I get to see BP almost naked. I have seen it probably 50 times because it's just a perfect movie to throw on when you need to watch something enjoyable. It's so sad when he dies:(

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)- I saw this twice in the theatre and one of those times was in NYC. Random, eh? AND another spy flick! I love this movie, too. Angelina Jolie AND Brad Pitt are so smokin' in this.

Babel (2006)- This was the first movie where BP looked his age. He had some gray going on. This movie is intense and good, but one that's not based on him being super hott. He has obviously proven his acting abilities.

The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford (2007)- I actually expected this to be a little flashier, but it's more real. It's dusty and old just like the time period of the events it covers.

Burn After Reading (2008)- A Coen brothers film with a great ensemble cast. Brad Pitt's character is hilarious.

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (2008)- I saw this in the theatre twice, too:) I love everything about this movie, but I remember squealing a little when he rides down the street on his motorcycle at his hottest point of the film. Mmm!

Inglourious Basterds (2009)- I typically am not a Quentin Tarantino fan, but this was great. Have you seen it?

So, what's your favorite Brad Pitt film??

And now, for my big announcement...Since Brad Pitt is making fewer movies nowadays that he has 43209 kids, I have decided to pick a second actor to love. I'm sure you can guess who that is if you follow me on twitter, but that person is:

james Franco!

I just saw 127 Hours today, which was fantastic, by the way, and since I have always hearted him, I have decided I need all of his films. Let the collecting begin!!

+Titles from The Byrds


dara said...

I have a copy of Pineapple Express if you want it.

In college, I had a poster of Brad Pitt in Legends of the Fall next to my bed. My roommate and I used to say goodnight to it every night.

Miss Scarlet said...

Uh, totally!

That's hilarious about the poster. I have a poster from Fight Club, which is pretty hott.

~*Yvonne*~ said...

ok, first of all. I love James Franco. He played James Dean in a made for tv biopic and James Dean is my favorite person of all time. So that was big for me. I also love Franco in Deuces Wild, or Wild Aces....or whatever. He's good, no he's great!
Secondly, his performance in Pineapple Express is incredible. I love the improvised scene in the end. James Franco was hysterical. When I found out that scene was ad-libbed, I fell in love with him all over again.
So yes, he is amazing. I found out who he was when he was making that biopic and I was really skeptical. I was like, "Cmon, seriously, who can pull James Dean off?" And he did. Even now, I think he still does.
Brad Pitt is beautiful in Babel. I love it when sexy men look their age (KEANU REEVES HAS NEVER BEEN SEXIER). And I LOVE that you love Legends of the Fall!!!!!

Anonymous said...

My fave Brad Pitt film is probably Ocean's Eleven. He was all kinds of fine in that movie. I also liked his little part in True Romance, too. And the Thanksgiving ep of Friends with him in it is one of my fave episodes of that show.

I like James Franco too. I LOVED it when he was on General Hospital. He rocks!

Allie said...

James Franco is a good choice, I have been noticing his yummyliciousness lately & do always love every movie he is in!