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Most Entertaining Movie, Ever!

on 7 January, 2014

Me and the Kid have always spent tons of time together and we love movies! But our all time favorite has to be John Carpenter’s “The Thing”, starring Kurt Russell, Keith David, Richard Dysart, Wilford Brimley and Richard Masur. I am not 100%, but I am sure that I had to have seen it in 1982 when it showed in theatres, I can imagine that I was head-over-heels for the long haired and bearded Russell – as R.J. MacReady (helicopter pilot).

We’ve seen it so many times, I can’t even begin to tell you. I don’t know the exact number, but I would have to put the number somewhere near at least 15 or 20 times; its one of the few movies that I have purchased as a VHS and DVD and finally we purchased it from iTunes. We often quotes lines as inside jokes between us, no one would probably ever get our goofy sense of humor.

There are many great aspects of the movie and the music is no less a star than the men. I also purchased the CD with the musical score and when I want to be scared or get my heart beating, I listen to it.

We watched it again tonight, I never tire of this movie. I swear as many times as I’ve seen it, I always seem to see something new or something I’ve missed. And for a brief couple of hours, I get to be in my early twenties again, pining away for that hunk, Kurt.

I found this stylized poster of Kurt Russell as R.J. MacReady. Super awesome. You can see more portrait work from Mike Mitchell here.

Seventh of JanuaryIf you’ve never seen it, its worth a watch. I promise!

Good night!




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