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If Mel Gibson didn’t find a series of strange crop circles in his cornfield, I would’ve never admit that I’ve watched this movie. The two best parts about this movie? When Merrill (Joaquin Phoenix) finds out that water acts like acid on the aliens’ skin. This must be an extention of M. Night Shyamalan’s creativity on scientific breakthroughs. My second favorite part? M. Night Shyamalan’s cameo. Did I mention that it was directed, produced and written by him? Tsk, tsk, tsk.
Rotten tomatometer: 74%
Children of the Corn (1984)
Based on a Stephen King book, there’s not actual corn in the movie. But there are a lot of kids who want to kill adults. Ah, kids. They can be so lovable and evil. Step aside, Mitt Romney, here comes some free birth control. I’m not even going to address the the 2009 remake because it was terrible.
Rotten tomatometer: 39%
The Corny Collins Show. I was incredibly torn between the 1988 version, which is my favorite version, and the most recent one with Zac Efron. The 1988 film is far superior because it had Debbie Harry playing Velma Von Tussle. Michelle Pfeiffer is a vixen and she did a great job, but she’s too skinny to be in the showbiz. Since we’re talking about corn, the better looking Corny Collins was played by James Marsden in the 2007 adaptation but the better watch goes to the Debbie Harry version.
Rotten tomatometer: 97%
King Corn (2007)
Part of this documentary was filmed in the Midwest. Two men moved here to get a better idea of where the ubiquitous sustenance comes from. I have not seen this documentary yet, but I will now. The trailer seems very interesting. Seeing how the drought is affecting our corn output this year, I highly recommend everyone to watch this.
Rotten tomatometer: 96%
Field of Dreams (1989)
A young Kevin Costner + baseball = an incredibly sexy watch for both genders. Although the first scene is a sappy and romanticized image of a cornfield, it’s also my favorite scene: Kevin Costner, who plays an unexperienced farmer, walks through the cornfield and sees a baseball diamond (haha). Watch this is you’re a sucker for romantic dramas with Kevin Costner in it like me.
Rotten tomatometer: 88%
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