Then there’s The Outsiders – from where the title of this post originates
– a movie that doesn’t get nearly enough recognition, if you ask me (and by reading my blog, you did, even if you didn’t realize it)
. This one’s not replayed a whole lot on TV, but I of course
own it (both versions, in fact)
, and it’s tradition for me to watch it at least once a year (when I was teaching, I watched it five times a year)
. If you haven’t seen it, you should add it to your Netflix queue (as in now; I’ll wait)
Screenshots from The Outsiders.
Click on the top pic to see the super-cheesy trailer.
Speaking of cheesy… let’s talk Ghost
. Wait, wait, wait- before you unfollow me for sacrilege, I admit that I love the movie. But I – and you
– can’t deny its layer of cheese. That said, it makes me cry every time. In fact, just thinking about it makes me teary. I think I might have to put a moratorium on watching it for a little while because you know seeing Patrick Swayze play a ghost is going to be even more heart-wrenching now. I can’t even look at the pictures or play the clips on YouTube
, SO moving on…
I know it’s a terrible movie (looking at Hubby, who I know is going to roll his eyes when he reads this)
, but I can’t help it- I love Road House
Screenshot from Road House.
Click on pic to see a trailer even cheesier than The Outsiders one (I think… it’s a tossup).
His best role, though, was his most recent. If you haven’t seen The Beast
, A&E is having a marathon tomorrow (click on the image source below for a teaser, as well as links to other videos). I only wish he was around to film another season.
He put up one heck of a fight, in typical Patrick Swayze style, and hopefully through the awareness he raised, we’ll soon find a cure for what took him away from us too soon.
I look forward to the day when my daughter (who is completely imaginary right now) is old enough to watch Dirty Dancing with me. That is how, I know, he will live on for years to come.
Rest in peace, Patrick Swayze.
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