Cait on Culture: Take me to the movies

By Caitlin Abber

In my very first column, I was complaining about how all the good shows were on the same night. “Game of Thrones,” “Mad Men,” “Girls”—Sunday had become an overwhelming evening! But now all of those goodies have ended for the season, and I am left with a Sunday night as quiet as a sleeping kitten.

I don’t mind this necessarily, but I do miss my standard Sunday ritual of making a big dinner, having a couple friends over, and staring at the TV for almost four hours. So I’ve decided that this summer, I am going to carry on the tradition by catching up on all the movies I’ve never seen but should have. Since, you know, I am really into culture and all.

Last week, with much influence from my boyfriend, I settled into the first disc of “The Lord of The Rings” (the extended version, duh). I somehow avoided these Hobbit tales my entire life (I never even read the books!) so I had no idea what to expect. I thought they were all going to be woodsy tales of tomfoolery, but I was wrong. They are super intense! Don’t tempt me Frodo!

I still have a ways to go with that series, but I am already plotting some of my future viewings. I want to watch movies that are either known as “the best”, have had such a huge influence on culture that they almost cannot be avoided, or were giant summer blockbusters. Here are some flicks I am considering. And no, I’ve never seen any of these—what is wrong with me?!

  • “Gone With The Wind”
  • “The Matrix”
  • “The Godfather”
  • “Pulp Fiction”
  • “The Twilight Saga” (seriously, I’m curious)
  • “My Cousin Vinny”
  • “Taxi Driver”
  • “American Graffiti”

I know there are probably so many more I should be checking out. So, I ask you, my lovely Kates—what movie should I snuggle up with next Sunday night? Anything that is particularly good for summertime? Help me out!

Cait on Culture is a column running on Kate-book.com every Tuesday at 2pm. It is written by the pop culture obsessed Caitlin Abber, who you should follow on Twitter.

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One thought on “Cait on Culture: Take me to the movies

  1. Kate S. says:

    Seriously, Cait! What is wrong with you? How could you miss The Matrix, The Godfather, Pulp Fiction… OMG these are all modern classics! We need to start a Netflix donation fund for you. You have some serious homework to do. Add to your list:
    *Harry Potter Series
    *Star Wars Series
    *Psycho
    *Shaft
    *Enter the Dragon
    *Bladerunner
    *Do the Right Thing and/or Jungle Fever

    Let me know, there are more! Good luck and happy watching.

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