January 21, 2006


Ex-Donk has his Saturday 80s Crush Tribute (TM) up for Elisabeth Shue.

Great Googlie Mooglie.

For some reason, he's got the Crushometer only at a 9.

SOOPER SEKRIT MESSAGE TO GARY: Dude, ours goes to eleven...

For some odd reason, though, he doesn't discuss the greatest Elisabeth Shue movie of them all, one which by the sheer force of her acting as a ditzy, goofy, bubbly nuclear physicist Dr. Emma Watson goes into the Truly Bad Films Hall of Fame: The Saint.

Which leads to the next question: Elisabeth Shue, Mira Sorvino, Mary-Louise Parker, or Mary Stuart Masterson?

Answer in the form of an essay using at least three references from the assigned reading. And don't say I didn't warn you this would be on the final exam!

Posted by Steve at January 21, 2006 10:01 AM | TrackBack

"Elisabeth Shue, Mira Sorvino, Mary-Louise Parker, or Mary Stuart Masterson?"

The answer: Yes.

Posted by: rbj at January 21, 2006 10:15 AM

Depsite very fond memories of Benny & Joon, Adventures in Babysitting, and Hollow Man (I vaguely remember seeing a few minutes of Mimic on cable once and being too bored with it to continue), I have to give my vote *unquestioningly* to Mary-Louise Parker, despite the fact that the only acting work I know of hers is from The West Wing [her new show Weeds being the only real reason I've even considered reordering Showtime -- well, that and The L Word, but maybe that's just me...]

Posted by: Rex Ferric at January 21, 2006 12:33 PM

Elisabeth Shue still looks great, going on something like 20 years after Adventures in Babysitting. She has Virginia Madsen staying power.

Mira Sorvino -- great looking in Barcelona, Mighty Aphrodite, Romy & Michelle, but then went downhill fast. A mystery to me. She lost it all at once.

Mary Louise and Mary Stuart are indistinguishable to me, I hate to admit it. I liked whichever one was in Gardens of Stone.

Of the three, Shue is the keeper. And who was more believable as a nuclear physicist -- Shue in The Saint, or Denise Richards in The World Is Not Enough? I have to give it to Shue on points.

Posted by: The Colossus at January 21, 2006 06:12 PM

Trick question! The correct answer is E. Diane Lane

Posted by: Steve the LLamabutcher at January 22, 2006 01:16 PM


Shue in "Palmetto", Sorvino in "The Replacement Killers", Parker in "Red Dragon", and Masterson in "Bad Girls".

Works for me.

Posted by: mojo at January 23, 2006 10:51 AM

And. AND.

Posted by: Jeff at January 23, 2006 02:19 PM