Thursday, June 25, 2009

American Movie Classic? Really?

Trying to escape all of the political furor yesterday, I came home from a busy day to an empty house; the wife and family down helping a sister move in to a rental in Monterrey, CA. I fixed myself some dinner and sat down for a night of guy TV. Flipping through the channels I approach the usually fruitful AMC channel. But this night, to my great chagrin, was "Road House" with Patrick Swayze. "Road House?" Are you kidding me? Is this a classic movie? That's probably an insult to the word and it certainly cheapens the word that's used for such movies as "Raiders of the Lost Ark," "Casablanca," "Patton," and "The Sting."

6 comments:

Chuck said...

Road House is classic Swayze! I have been watching a ton of movies since I got the Blu-Ray (samsung bdp-3600). Last night I watched Happenings which, despite that it bombed, was not that bad.

Of course, it was no Road House.

George said...

I agree. But, it's actually an insult to the words. CLASSIC and MOVIE.

Steve said...

I liked "Happenings" too. The part where the guy dives under the lawnmower was unsettling.

Todd said...

Dude, Road House is the ultimate guy classic! Vintage Swayze!

Alan said...

Right up there with Red Dawn!

James said...

I too am dismayed that American Classic Movies has delved into the non-classics. "Road House" may be classic Swayze, just as "Missing in Action" may be classic Norris, but neither are classic "movies." Stick with Turner Classic Movies. They tow the line. (Oh, and don't get me started on Sci-Fi channel becoming "SyFy.")