Today is St. Patrick's Day -- the day where you wear green, drink lots of green beer and, unfortunately, still have to go to work. It always irritated me when everyone would wear green at the office: "Sharon, aren't you 100% Italian?" "Yes, but I wanted to get in the spirit of the holiday!" "What spirit? The spirit of being Irish when you're Italian?" "F*ck off Davis -- go write about movies or something ... loser!"

The problem with St. Patrick's Day, from a movie blog perspective, is that there aren't really any great St. Patrick's Day-themed movies. You have the cult-ish Leprechaun series (which reminds me that the Alamo in Austin is screening Leprechaun tonight, and serving Lucky Charms and green beer). Did you know that they made SIX Leprechaun films -- the last of which was called Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood? Could you imagine being a person who worked on the film, then having to admit it to your entire family over holiday dinner. "Yeah, Jim's a big movie guy -- what was the last one you worked on?" "Oh, um, Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood." Poor guy.

Other St. Patrick's Day movies include St. Patrick's Day (1997), St. Patrick: The Irish Legend (2000), Darby O'Gill and the Little People (with Sean Connery!) ... and there's a few others with strong Irish themes (The Quiet Man, etc); some of which include those creepy Leprechauns.

How are you spending St. Patrick's Day? And do you have a particular movie you like to watch today ... preferably while wearing green and drinking green beer?

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