Top Five Movies of Kate Bosworth
When you go see a lot of movies or you work at a movie theater, you see a lot of trailers for upcoming films. During 2001, I happened to fit both of those criteria, so it seemed like every week I’d see a trailer for “Blue Crush,” starring Kate Bosworth. I can’t remember what movies I saw, or what theaters, but I swear every, single one had this trailer. Even though I like surfing and Kate is cute as a button, when “Blue Crush” hit theaters, I had absolutely no interest in seeing it. I already felt like I’d put 90 minutes in the trailers to probably see all that I needed to see.
So, that was my first impression of Kate. However, like any actress that can act and has charisma, she kept popping up in my field of vision as the lights went down and the projector slowly spun up to speed before that big old xenon bulb flared alight. I worry that because of all of the commercials I’m seeing right now for “Movie 43,” I could get sick of Kate again, but then I just have to look at these five movies and the commercials will fade like so many before it.
It’s Denzel Washington and it’s a football movie (which will come in handy to watch on the weekend between the championship games and the Super Bowl so that I don’t have to resort to watching the Pro Bowl and still keep up my football fix.)
I feel like I should ignore this remake of the great Sam Peckinpah film starring Dustin Hoffman, but I can’t. It has Kate, it has James Marsden (Cyclops from Brian Singer’s “X-Men” movies), and Alexander Skarsgard (“Melancholia”) as well as a new favorite, Willa Holland. Willa plays Thea Queen in the new CW series, “Arrow” and is one of the more interesting characters there.
Val Kilmer as John Holmes, porn star, and a murder mystery has me sold, but you throw in Ted Levine (“Put the lotion in the basket”) and it’s a no-brainer to watch.
While “Superman Returns” is not a perfect reboot of “Superman” (Superman has to be the toughest comic book character to get right because he is so powerful) it’s not bad. For the first time, I could actually see the real difference between Clark Kent and Superman thanks to Brandon Routh’s performance.
This is number one for the simple reason because its source material is so strong. (Yes, the movie pales, but it’s still pretty fun.) “Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions” by Ben Mezrich is such a compelling read that I couldn’t put it down and stayed up until three in the morning reading it a few nights. When a book does that, and a non-fiction to boot, I know it’s fantastic.
Agree? Disagree? Which movies would make your Kate Bosworth top five?
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