Mary Poppins and Weird Science
If hot chicks always showed up to fix things, I'd screw up more
Genies don't always come out of lamps. In these two greats one comes
from the sky and another springs from a computer with less processing
power than a Gameboy. While neither of the characters in either of these
films actually call themselves genies, what would you call magical-power
wielding helpers whose true lesson is that you have the power to succeed
within you all along? They ain't Barbara Eden, but they'll more than
Sure you remember Mary
Poppins from when you were a kid, but have you gone back to
it since your voice changed? I doubt it. Return to this childhood classic
and you may have the same disturbing discovery I had during my first
post-puberty viewing of this film; Mary Poppins (Julie Andrews) is hot.
Why? I'm not sure, but it frightens me to think that it might have something
to do with her hat. Maybe I'm crazy. You tell me. Weigh in at firstname.lastname@example.org
to either make me feel better about salivating for that spoonful of
that sugar or force me farther into the shadows of film geekdom.
Onto a genie that I can feel a little safer in publicly proclaiming
lust. In Weird
Science Kelly LeBrock, the Woman in Red herself, embodies pure-80's
sexpot while she makes Anthony Michael Hall's life worth living. If
that's not a job that requires magical powers I don't know what is.
If LeBrock in the shower doesn't entice you, I worry, but fret not because
this John Hughes classic also features Hall's old SNL buddy, Robert
Downey Jr., and Bill Paxton in the single greatest performance of his
career. So don't go fly a kite or paint your kitchen blue; go get these
two pictures and dig that sexy hat.
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