Mental Relief from the Heat

By Michelle S. RSS Thu, June 9, 2011

It is HOT in Philadelphia today! The stagnant humidity makes walking outside feel like you're slogging through pea soup with a wet blanket hanging over your head. This hazy day has me daydreaming of my favorite "cold" movies. If you need a mental relief from this opressive heat, why not check out the following "icy" flicks?

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe - This children's classic comes alive in the most recent film adaptation (and James McAvoy as Mr. Tumnus certainly doesn't hurt, either)!

Cool Runnings - I was OBSESSED with this movie as a child, and I still get a lump in my throat when I watch it as an adult. It's the Disney-fied story of the Jamaican bobsled team and their quest to succeed at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - The snowy final scenes at Montauk Beach will forver haunt me... (in a good and  thoughtful way, mind you, not a creepy way)!

Fargo - An Academy Award-winning, dark comedy crime flick from the incomparable Cohen brothers.

March of the Penguins - The charming, heartrending documentary of the yearly life of Antarctica's emperor penguins narrated by Morgan Freeman.

Miracle - Another Disney-fied, inspirational Olympic sports flick (Can you tell I'm a sucker for those?), this one about the "miracle on ice" 1980 U.S. men's hockey team.

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service - While admittedly not my favorite Bond film, the epic chase scenes down the Swiss Alps are not to be missed!

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One of my favorites. Hard to find really entertaining clean movies like that anymore.
Jackie - Philly
Friday, June 10, 2011

Dont forget good old Ice Age!
David - philly
Tuesday, June 14, 2011

And what about Ang Lee's The Ice Storm. It really captures suburban society circa 1972. The final scene with Kevin Kline is superb!
Donald - Philadelphia
Wednesday, June 15, 2011