This week's theme for the Monday Movie Meme from the Bumbles is all about those star-studded ensembles. Now if you ask me, this can often go very very wrong. Lately, the more stars in a flick, the worse it is (ahem...Valentine's Day...ahem). Still, there are plenty of Bumble-worthy films that are chock-full of recognizable faces. Here are some of my favorites that were not snapped up by Molly and Andy:
1. The Hurt Locker - I just had to mention this film. It isn't necessarily FULL of big names, but the big names they did use were quickly knocked off. I was impressed. You mean Ralph Fiennes isn't going to save the day???
2. The Outsiders - granted most of the actors hadn't gotten their big breaks yet, but in hindsight? Wow. Matt Dillon, Tom Cruise, Patrick Swayze, Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, Ralph Maccho and Diane Lane. Think I'm going to have to do a book/movie event soon with this one.
3. Pulp Fiction - too many names to list, most of them in minor roles, I could watch this one over and over again. And always left wanting for blueberry pancakes.
4. The Departed - what's not to love about a couple of hours worth of Nicholson, DiCaprio, Damon, Baldwin and Sheen? Apparently the Academy thought so too.
5. 80's Brat Pack movies - The Breakfast Club, St. Elmo's Fire and Sixteen Candles come to mind, but I'm sure there are more. These films defined our youth.
5. 70's disaster films - there is something cozy about watching these movies. They're campy and predictable and full of top actors in their day. Towering Inferno (I actually saw that one at the theater!), various striations of Airport, Poseidon Adventure, The Swarm...I could go on.
6. Oceans series - I'm not a huge fan of these movies, but I had to mention them, as they will inevitably be at top of mind in this category. Certainly they were better than Valentines Day or He's Just Not That Into You, and full of eye-candy.
So what say you? Any ensembles that you are particularly fond of?