Summer is awesome, right? There’s all this sun and nearly naked people and ice cream is an acceptable form of nourishment for every single meal. Yup, summer rocks. Until you’re about a week into a heatwave and the sweat is creating its own lap pool in the small of your back and you can’t imagine leaving the confines of your elaborately barricaded A/C-ed environ (as if hot air molecules were the zombies in Day of the Dead). What to do?
You could cast off the whole clime with a reverse-season Bah Humbug denying undersized crippled children named Tim not only their summer vacation but their Mister Softee, too, or…
You could embrace summer secondhand with a Summer Movie Marathon! So leave Tiny Tim and his dipped cone alone, and enjoy this week’s top five in the comfort of your own climate-controlled vicarious-living victory den:
Top Five Films for Summer
1. Wet Hot American Summer
2. Do the Right Thing
3. The Parent Trap (the 1961 original, pleeeease)
4. Now and Then
After watching racial discord, fighting tweens and sharks on the loose, you’ll definitely feel lucky you had the sense to stay cool (not to mention socially conscious, tween-less and limb-ful) indoors. Well done, summer champion!
What films do you hole up with when the temperature climbs? Share your favs and help us all be proactive winners against Summer Saturation this season. Only you can prevent it’s-soooo-hot cranky pants outbursts. Please. You’ll be helping us all.